Tags: Calorie, cook, Diabetes mellitus, Diabetic, Health, Home, Recipe, Special Diets
Some great light and healthy lunch ideas from the Diabetic Living On Line web site. I left the link at the bottom of the post so you can see all the great recipes.
Light and Fresh Lunch Recipes
Don’t let a busy day tempt you into ordering carb-heavy fast food on your lunch break. Our low-calorie lunches (all around 300 calories or less) are tasty and fit well into a diabetic meal plan. Plus, these sandwiches, wraps, and soups are quick and easy to prepare.
We strategically replaced traditional fat-laden ingredients to create a healthier version of this favorite sandwich (with just 320 calories). You still get good-for-you protein and fiber…
* Click the link below to get all the healthy recipes.
Tags: Black Forest, Calorie, Ruffle Light Chips, Sandwich, Subway, Subway Club, Turkey, Turkey Sub
I was making a light Breakfast this morning around 6:30 and it was 64 degrees. At noon it was 40 degrees and by nightfall they say around 35 degrees with a frost warning for in the morning. A very odd Spring this year. I spent the afternoon at the hospital visiting my Dad who is getting a lot better but will have to spend some time in rehab to regain his strength. So after that I really didn’t want to cook so once again the kitchen was closed and it was Subway to the rescue! I had a 6″ Black Forest Ham and Turkey Sub on a 9 grain Wheat Bun w/ Black Olives, Lettuce while Mom had a Subway Club. The total calories for the sub is 320 calories and 44 carbs. I added Hellman’s Light Mayo and French’s Yellow mustard to the Sandwich when I got home. I also had a side of Ruffle’s Light Fat Free Potato Chips, 80 calories and 17 carbs per serving (15 Chips). For dessert/snack later tonight a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Jolly Time Pop Corn.
Tags: Black Forest, Calorie, Mom and Dad, Ruffle Light Chips, Sandwich, Subway, Turkey, Turkey Sub
This wacky weather around here continues. It’s been 80 the last two days and by Friday a high in the low 50′s. Well both my Mom and Dad are down with head colds. Neither wanted anything heavy for dinner so I went to Subway and made them a Salad for dinner tonight and that hit the spot for both and myself. I had a 6″ Black Forest Ham and Turkey Sub on a 9 grain Wheat Bun w/ Black Olives, Lettuce while Mom and Dad had a Subway Club. The total calories for the sub is 320 calories and 44 carbs. I added Hellman’s Light Mayo and French’s Yellow mustard to the Sandwich when I got home. I also had a side of Ruffle’s Light Fat Free Potato Chips, 80 calories and 17 carbs per serving (15 Chips). For dessert later a Jello Sugarless Dark Chocolate Pudding.
Tags: Calorie, Cool Ranch Tacos, Dorito, Food, Food chain, Recreation, Taco Bell, Yum Brands
Today’s Menu: Taco Bell
Busy, busy day today running errands and helping to move and clean a room of ours around. So when it came to dinnertime everyone was tuckered out and did not feel like cooking. So the kitchen was closed! Now that doesn’t happen very often here. So it was Taco Bell to the rescue. Just picked them up at the drive-thru and home.
I purchased the Taco 12 pack which is more than enough for 3 people. The 12 pack can include Crunchy Tacos, Cool Ranch Tacos, Locos Tacos, and Nacho Cheese Tacos varieties. I enjoy any of them! They range from 160 calories to 170 calories each and 12 or 13 carbs depending on which ones you order. It’s good to eat something out from time to time. For dessert later a Healthy Choice Vanilla Bean Frozen Yogurt.
Tags: Breakfast sandwich, Calorie, Egg white, McDonald, McMuffin, Oak Brook Illinois, Race and ethnicity in the United States Census, Whole grain
The world’s biggest hamburger chain says the “Egg White Delight” will be made with a whole grain muffin, Canadian bacon and white cheddar cheese. It will be available nationally April 22 and clock in at 250 calories, compared with 300 calories for a regular Egg McMuffin.
The Oak Brook, Ill.-based chain says the egg whites will be cooked on the grill with a spatula. Customers can request the egg whites for other breakfast sandwiches as well. When asked whether there would be an extra charge for the egg white substitutes, McDonald’s spokeswoman Ofelia Casillas said in an email that the company doesn’t stipulate pricing to franchisees.
McDonald’s had announced last year that it was testing the breakfast sandwich. It was revealed as part of the company’s announcement that it would begin posting calorie counts on menu nationwide ahead of a new federal regulation.
The launch date was reported earlier by The Daily Meal, a website that covers food news.
Tags: Black Forest, Calorie, Cool Whip, French, Lettuce, Olive, Sandwich, Turkey
No one felt like cooking today and everyone agreed it was a Subway Night Tonight! I had a 6″ Black Forest Ham and Turkey Sub on a 9 grain Wheat Bun w/ Black Olives, Lettuce while Mom and Dad had a Subway Club. The total calories for the sub is 280 calories and 44 carbs. I added Hellman’s Light Mayo and French’s Yellow mustard to the Sandwich when I got home. I also had a side of Ruffle’s Light Fat Free Potato Chips, 80 calories and 17 carbs per serving (15 Chips). For dessert later a Jello Sugarless Dark Chocolate Pudding topped with Cool Whip Free.
Tags: Calorie, Canola, Carbohydrate, Dietary fiber, Old El Paso, Sea salt, Taco Bell, Tortilla
Today’s Menu: Old El Paso Stand ‘n Stuff Soft Flour Tortillas w/ Ground Turkey and all the Fix’ins
Well the rainy and snowy weather was pushed back until early tomorrow and today was gorgeous out, for a late February day! For dinner I prepared I think my favorite Tortilla, the Old El Paso Stand ‘n Stuff Soft Flour Tortillas. I see them now more often in stores, so there a whole lot easier to find now. Love these things, their only 160 calories and 24 carbs for 2 Soft Shells, more than enough for 1 person by the time you load it up. So for dinner tonight it was Old El Paso Stand ‘n Stuff Soft Flour Tortillas w/ Ground Turkey and all the Fix’ins!
I filled mine with Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey – 99/1. I pan fried it in Canola Oil and seasoned it with Ground Cumin, Sea Salt, Cilantro Flakes, and a 1/2 packet of Old El Paso Taco Seasoning. I also added Dole Chef’s Cut Diced Pineapple and Mango, Green Giant Summer Crisp Sweet Corn, Sliced Black Olives, Bush’s Best Low Sodium Dark Red Kidney Beans, Lettuce, Kraft Mexican Taco Shredded Cheese, and Taco Bell Creamy Chipotle Sauce. If you’ve never tried the Taco Bell Creamy Chipotle Sauce it’s another you have to try. It’s got a nice creamy thick sauce with just the right amount of Chipotle heat! A little high in calories and fat but it’s one of those that’s so good it’s worth it every now and then. For dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.
Old El Paso – Stand ‘n Stuff Soft Flour Tortillas
Serving Size 2 tortillas (49.5 g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 160Calories from Fat 41
Total Fat 4.5g7%
Saturated Fat 1.0g5%
Trans Fat 1.5g
Total Carbohydrates 24
Dietary Fiber 1.0g4%
Dole – Chef-Ready Cuts Diced Pineapple and Mango
Dole – Chef-Ready Cuts Diced Pineapple and Mango
Calories 90 Sodium 0 mg
Total Fat 0 g Potassium 190 mg
Saturated 0 g Total Carbs 20 g
Polyunsaturated 0 g Dietary Fiber 2 g
Monounsaturated 0 g Sugars 16 g
Trans 0 g Protein 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Tags: Calorie, I Can't Believe It's Not Butter!, Kroger, Sea salt, Seasoning, Turkey, Velveeta
Want an easy, filling, comfort dinner tonight, I have one for you and it’s one those pot meals! Easy to make and easy to clean up. It’s the Kraft/Velveeta Cheesy Skillets Dinner Kit/Ultimate Cheeseburger Mac, But mine is Turkey Mac. Using Ground turkey its a little healthier and less calories and carbs. So for dinner tonight I prepared Kraft/Velveeta Cheesy Skillets Dinner Kit/Ultimate Turkey and Cheese Mac with Harvest Grain Bread.
I used Kraft/Velveeta Cheesy Skillets Dinner Kit/Ultimate Cheeseburger Mac. The dinner kit includes: Pasta, Velveeta Cheese Sauce, and Seasoning pack. All I had to do was add the 2 cups of water and 1 lb. of Ground Turkey. I used Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey. Using the Extra Lean Ground Turkey instead of the Ground Beef you can lower the calorie count by anywhere from 60 – 80 calories! As I browned the Turkey I added Sea Salt, Pepper, and Ground Smoked Cumin for seasoning. It’s ready in about 10 minutes. I then add 2 cups of water, the seasoning and pasta. Simmer for 11 – 13 minutes and add the Velveeta Cheese and your ready for dinner. I’ll leave the instructions at the end of the post. It’s 350 calories and 27 carbs but you can lower the calorie count by using the Ground Turkey as stated above. I also warmed up a small loaf of Kroger Bakery Harvest Grain Bread and topped the slices with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. This makes one hearty and tasty meal! They have different varieties of the Velveeta Skillets, I’ve tried 3 different ones and they are all delicious! For a dessert/snack later a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Jolly Time pop Corn.
* 1 LB. Ground Beef or Ground Turkey (Extra Lean)
* Sea Salt, Pepper, Cilantro, Ground Smoked Cumin to taste; Optional
* 2 Cups Water
* 1 Velveeta Cheesy Skillets Dinner Kit/Ultimate Cheeseburger Mac
* Brown and season 1 LB. Ground Turkey in large skillet. Drain
* Add 2 cups water, seasoning and pasta. Bring to a boil. Reduce Heat.
* Cover, Simmer and stir often until most of water is gone about 11-13 minutes. Remove from heat.
* Add Cheese from Velveeta Cheese Pouch. Stir in Cheese Sauce and serve
Tags: Black pepper, Calorie, Canola, Chip, Cod, cook, Dinner, Fish, Grain Bread, Potato chip, Saturated fat
Today’s Menu: Chip-Crusted Fish Fillets Fried Sliced Fingerling Potatoes, Sugar Snap Peas, and Whole Grain Bread
Warm day today, near record high in the 60′s! But a long day inside, both parents sick today with the stomach flu that’s going around. So between getting some prescriptions filled, cleaning and doing the male nurse thing my day was pretty full. All Mom and Dad wanted Soup for their dinner and for mine another new recipe, Chip-Crusted Fish Fillets. I prepared Chip-Crusted Fish Fillets Fried Sliced Fingerling Potatoes, Sugar Snap Peas, and Whole Grain Bread.
The Chip-Crusted Fish Fillets recipe I came across while browsing the Cooking Light/ My Recipes web site. When I first saw it I passed it up because I was thinking Chips would create a lot carbs and calories but it just sounded good and I went back to look at the carb and calorie count and it wasn’t too bad, 14.5 carbs and 291 calories. To prepare it I needed; 4 (6-ounce) cod fillets (or other firm white fish), 2 teaspoons canola mayonnaise, 1/8 teaspoon salt, 1 (2-ounce) package salt and vinegar kettle-style potato chips, crushed, and 1/2 cup light ranch dressing. I used Cod as my Fish, Kraft Reduced Fat Mayo w/ Olive Oil for the Mayo, Kraft Fat Free Ranch Dressing, and Lay’s Kettle Style Salt and Vinegar Potato Chips. I cut those Calories and Carbs where I can. To prepared I first preheated the oven to 400°. Then I arranged fillets on a parchment-lined baking sheet. I brushed 1/2 teaspoon mayonnaise over top of each fillet; sprinkled evenly with sea salt. Gently pressed about 2 tablespoons of the crushed chips evenly on top of each fillet. Baked the fish at 400° for 10 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Served it with ranch dressing. An excellent baked Fish Recipe! The Cod came out moist and the Chip topping was a different spin. It gave it a great crunch and flavor.
For my side dishes I had Fried Sliced Fingerling Potatoes, Sugar Snap Peas, and Whole Grain Bread. For the Potatoes I sliced the Fingerling Potatoes length wise and seasoned them with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Black Peppercorn. I then fried them on medium heat in Canola Oil until done and browned on both sides. The Sugar Snap Peas were leftover from the other night so all I had to do was warm them up and used Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread. For dessert/snack later slices of Sargento Ultra Thin Swiss Cheese, Old Wisconsin Turkey Sausage Bites, and Ritz Whole Grain Crackers.
Chip-Crusted Fish Fillets
The tang in the salt and vinegar chips mellows as the fish bakes in the oven, creating a crunchy spin on fish and chips. Look to hook-and-line-caught Atlantic or Pacific cod for the most sustainable choice.
4 (6-ounce) cod fillets (or other firm white fish)
2 teaspoons canola mayonnaise
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 (2-ounce) package salt and vinegar kettle-style potato chips, crushed
1/2 cup light ranch dressing
1. Preheat oven to 400°.
2. Arrange fillets on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Brush 1/2 teaspoon mayonnaise over top of each fillet; sprinkle evenly with salt. Gently press about 2 tablespoons crushed chips evenly on top of each fillet. Cook fish at 400° for 10 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Serve with ranch dressing.
Amount per serving
Saturated fat: 1.2g
Monounsaturated fat: 5.7g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.8g
Laraine Perri, Cooking Light
Tags: Aunt Millie, Calorie, cook, Ham, Ham and cheese sandwich, Home, Switzerland, Worcestershire sauce
Today’s Menu: Baked Ham & Swiss Rolls w/ Baked Fingerling Parm Wedges and Asparagus
Went to the store early to pick up some items for tonight’s dinner. It’s still frigid out but a beautiful sunny day, but snow on the way Friday! Prepared a new recipe for dinner tonight that I came across on Facebook, on the Aunt Millie’s Facebook page, Baked Ham & Swiss Rolls . It looked and sounded too good not to try, and it was delicious! So for dinner tonight I prepared Baked Ham & Swiss Rolls w/ Baked Fingerling Parm Wedges and Asparagus.
This is one tasty sandwich! This is another one of those keeper recipes, but I’ll have to put a star next to it because it’s so delicious. T o prepare it preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Then I used A package of package of Aunt Millie’s Hawaiian dinner rolls. (12 ct), 1 – 12 oz. Package of Hillshire Farm Smoked Ham/Ultra Thin, and 1 package of Sargento Ultra Thin Swiss Cheese. I lightened the calorie and carb count by using the thin cuts of Ham and Cheese.Cut the rolls in half and Place the bottom in a deep baking pan large enough to hold 12 sandwiches, about 11″ x 14″ pan. Then I topped the rolls in the pan with Ham slices, and top with the Swiss Cheese slices. and placed the top of the rolls on the sandwiches.
I then poured a topping mixture evenly over the sandwiches. To make the mixture I combined the following ingredients: 8 Tbsp. butter (one stick) melted, 2 tsp. dried onion, 1 1/2 tsp. Worchestershire sauce, 1 1/2 tsp. Poppyseed dressing, and 1/2 tsp. yellow mustard. Mix well with a whisk or fork till its well combined. Pour mixture evenly over the sandwiches. Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes then remove foil and bake an additional 15 minutes to allow the rolls to crisp. Remove from oven to cool and serve. And as I said earlier they are delicious. The topping mixture is what gives it it’s fantastic flavor. I can’t wait to try this on some Grilled Cheese or Grilled Ham and Cheese Sandwiches! The recipe is for 12 sandwiches, I only made 8 sandwiches so I cut back on the amount of Butter I used. I used Blue Bonnet Light Stick Butter, another calorie and carb saver! Just by doing the little things like going to an Ultra Thin cut of Meat or Cheese or by going with low fat, reduced fat, low carb you can end up reducing the fat, calorie and carb count on any recipe. It all adds up.
Tp accompany my Baked Ham and Swiss Sandwiches I prepared some Baked Fingerling Potato Wedges. I just quartered the Potatoes and then mixed them with Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Sea Salt, Black Peppercorn, and Parsley. Put them on a cookie sheet pan and baked them at 400 degrees for 30 minutes. I also prepared a bag of Pict Sweet Asparagus Spears. It comes in a Steam Microwavable Bag, just heat for 5 minutes and it’s ready! For dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.
Aunt Millie’s Baked Ham & Swiss Rolls
1 package Aunt Millie’s Hawaiian dinner rolls. 12 ct.
1 – 12 oz. Package of ham slices
1 – 8 oz. package of swiss cheese, slices
8 Tbsp. butter (one stick) melted
2 tsp. dried onion
1 1/2 tsp. Worchestershire sauce
1 1/2 tsp. Poppyseed dressing
1/2 tsp. yellow mustard
Yield: 12 servings
Cut rolls in half.
Place the bottom in a deep baking pan large enough to hold 12 sandwiches, about 11″ x 14″ pan.
Top the rolls in the pan with ham slices, and top with the swiss cheese slices.
Place the top of the rolls on the sandwiches.
Mix together butter, onion, Worchestershire, dressing, and mustard.
Pour mixture evenly over the sandwiches.
Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
Remove foil and bake an additional 15 minutes to allow the rolls to crisp.
Remove from oven to cool and serve.
Serving Size 1 Roll (112g)
Number of Servings 12
Calories from Fat 130
Total Fat 15g 23% DV
Saturated Fat 8g 41% DV
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4.5g
Cholesterol 50mg 17% DV
Sodium 750mg 31% DV
Potassium 160mg 4% DV
Total Carbohydrate 29g 10% DV
Dietary Fiber 1g 5% DV
*Percent Daily Values (%DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.