Tags: cook, Home, Jimmy Dean Turkey Products, Ortega Taco Shells, Sodium Lactate, Taco, Taco Shell, Tortilla, Turkey
Today’s Menu: Turkey Tacos
This morning it was about 54 degrees, but I guess that was our high for the day as it’s been dropping ever since. rain on and off and windy, blowing in our winter storm I guess. We’re supposed to get 2″-4″, we’ll see though. Got my tests results back and my sugar looked real good they said as did everything else except for my thyroid, which it was a little off. I just have to adjust my medicine. As most former Cancer patients, you usually have a Thyroid trouble depending on your type of Cancer and treatment. For dinner tonight; it’s Turkey Tacos Night!
For the Turkey I used Jimmy Dean Fully Cooked Turkey Sausage Crumbles. Kroger had the bags on sale so I thought I would give it a try! It comes pre-cooked so all you have to do is heat it up for about 8 minutes. As it was heating I added Sea Salt, Cilantro Flakes, and a 1/2 packet of Old El Paso Low Sodium Taco Seasoning. I really liked this! Great taste and real easy to heat up and use. I’ll buy another bag and keep it in the freezer.
I used Ortega Whole Grain Corn Taco Shells. Their a good size Taco Shell with 110 calories and 12 Net carbs per serving (2 Shells). Then for my other Taco ingredients I used 2 tablespoons of Del Monte Summer Crisp Sweet Corn Kernels, sliced Black Olives, Shredded Lettuce, and Sargento Reduced Fat Mexican 4 Cheese. I topped them with Daisy Reduced Fat Sour Cream and Old El Paso Original Taco Sauce. When building my Tacos I always use the Shredded Lettuce as the first layer. The Lettuce helps soak up any moisture so the bottom of your Taco doesn’t get soggy. I love Tacos, easy to make and always delicious! For dessert later a Healthy Choice Chocolate Swirl Frozen Yogurt.
Excellent Source of Fiber and 16 grams of Whole Grains per serving. Each package contains 10 Taco Shells, total net weight of 4.9 oz.
Ortega Whole Grain Taco Shells are rich with flavor and texture and offer the fiber and complex carbohydrates your body needs. Our unique recipe combines whole kernel corn with whole grains for a delicious way to nourish and satisfy your body and the entire family. Plus, only Ortega Taco Shells are carefully placed in a proprietary freshness pack to cushion and protect them from breaking. Each freshness pack is then vacuum sealed to keep the shells fresh and crisp. Taste the Difference!
Whole Yellow Kernal Corn, Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Maltodextrin, Corn Bran, Water, Salt, Hydrated Lime.
Serving Size 2 shells
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 50Calories 110
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 160mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Stove Top Instructions:
Remove sausage crumbles from package and place in a large skillet.
Heat and stir over MEDIUM heat for 6 to 8 minutes or until hot.
Serve as desired.
Place ½-cup sausage crumbles into a microwave-safe bowl; cover with plastic wrap.
Microwave on HIGH for 30-40 seconds or until hot. Stir before serving.
Serve as desired.
Once opened, use or freeze within 7 days.
Caution: Always follow preparation directions. For safety reasons, do not heat in packaging, on a plate or in paper products. Do not cover with a paper towel. Varying from these instructions may cause sparking hazards.
INGREDIENTS: TURKEY, CONTAINS 2% OR LESS OF: WATER, SALT, POTASSIUM LACTATE, SODIUM LACTATE, DEXTROSE, SUGAR, SPICES, CARAMEL COLOR, YEAST EXTRACT, SODIUM DIACETATE, BHT, CITRIC ACID. COOKED IN BEEF FAT.
Jimmy Dean – Hearty Sausage Crumbles (Turkey) (Fully Cooked) 60% Less Fat
Calories 70 Sodium 480 mg
Total Fat 4 g Potassium 400 mg
Saturated 1 g Total Carbs 1 g
Polyunsaturated 0 g Dietary Fiber 0 g
Monounsaturated 0 g Sugars 1 g
Trans 0 g Protein 11 g
Cholesterol 35 mg
Tags: Deviled egg, Domesticated turkey, Ice cream, Jennie O Oven Ready, Kroger, Saturated fat, Splenda, Turkey, Weight Watchers
Very cold this morning. Went out and got the morning paper and I was around 13 degrees, Brrrr! Went to Kroger around 9 am this morning and it was a ghost town, everyone at the Malls and Walmart and such for their Black Friday shopping. I compared prices with the ads in the paper yesterday and checked on-line and the prices were the same, and some even cheaper, and most with free shipping. Plus I could do it in the comfort and warmth of my home! Doesn’t make much sense. For dinner tonight it was a lot of fantastic leftovers from yesterday! I prepared a Turkey Sandwich w/ Green Beans and Deviled Eggs.
The Turkey was from a Jennie – O Oven Ready Turkey Breast that we prepared yesterday. The leftover was just as good as it was for dinner last yesterday. I took some slices of the Turkey and put them on an Aunt Millie’s Reduced Calorie Whole Grain Bun. i topped it with a little of the French’s Yellow Mustard and Kraft Reduced Fat Mayo and it was set to go!
I also warmed up some of the Green Beans. The Beans were some of the Canned Green Beans that we canned earlier this year. I also had a couple of Deviled Eggs that my Mom had prepared. I’ve had many Deviled Eggs but non as good as Mom does! Then for dessert later some more of the melt in your mouth Apple Pie. Mom made this also and used Splenda to make it with, you can’t tell the difference between a Sugar made pie and the Splenda made pie that she made. I had a slice topped with a scoop of Breyer’s Carb Smart Vanilla Ice Cream.
Aunt Millie’s Hearth Buns are made with whole grain flour, are generously-sized and add a special touch to your grill outs.
Weight Watchers ® PointsPlus ® Value: 3*
*The PointsPlus ® value for this product was calculated by Aunt Millie’s and is provided for informational purposes only. This is not an endorsement, sponsorship or approval of this product or its manufacturer by Weight Watchers International, Inc., the owner of the Weight Watchers ® and PointsPlus ® trademarks.
Serving size 1 Bun (60g)
Servings per Container 8
Calories from fat 10
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0.5g 3%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 210mg 9%
Potassium 70mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Fiber 7g 27%
Tags: Bird, Cooking, Domesticated turkey, New England, New Mexico, Recipe, Thanksgiving, Turkey
From Turkey to Duck: 7 Healthy Thanksgiving Bird Recipes
This year, try something new with your Thanksgiving bird. From turkey to pheasant, EatingWell has wholesome and hearty fare that will bring not just healthy eating to your table, but plenty of smiles too.
Southwestern Rubbed Turkey
Spice up your Thanksgiving by giving your turkey a bit of zest. Ground cinnamon, toasted cumin, and smoked paprika come together to form a rub inspired by the flavors of the Southwest. Don’t worry, whether you’re from New England or New Mexico, this spicy rub will be a welcome addition at the holiday table. (And did we mention it’s loaded with nutrients like iron, zinc, and selenium?)…..
* Get all 7 recipes by clicking the link below *
Tags: Aunt Doris, Domesticated turkey, Grandma Peggy, Holidays, Huffington Post, Thanksgiving, Tryptophan, Turkey
We all do it, feast on Turkey and all the trimmings and asleep on the couch before the second football game of the day is on. I had always heard it was the Turkey, well maybe it’s not. Find out, good article on the Turkey Effects from Huffington Post web site. I left the link at the bottom of the page so you can read it all.
Tryptophan Making You Sleepy Is A Big Fat Lie
The Huffington Post | By Carey Polis
It feels like there is a simultaneous conversation happening at Thanksgiving tables across the country. You eat a big meal — which includes a generous helping of turkey — and all of a sudden you’re feeling like you really want to lie down and take a nap. “It’s the tryptophan,” says Aunt Doris or Grandma Peggy or that cousin who always makes a big point of announcing that she’s watching her weight this year. Everyone nods in agreement, as if the tryptophan is a perfectly reasonable excuse. Unfortunately, the reality is that you just ate way too much.
It’s high time that we set the record straight. Tryptophan does not make you sleepy. You do not feel like this on Thanksgiving because of tryptophan:…..
* Read the article and get the facts by clicking the link below.
Tags: Apple, Cheddar, Cooking, Domesticated turkey, Food & Wine, Real Simple, Thanksgiving, Turkey
From the Delish web site its 23 Thanksgiving Appetizer Recipes! I’ve left the link to get them all at the bottom of the post.
Before the Turkey: 23 Thanksgiving Appetizer Recipes
Thanksgiving feast running late? No problem! Tide them over with these amazing Thanksgiving appetizer recipes like sweet onion dip, salmon mousse, or fried herbed almonds.
Thinly sliced beets add beautiful color to these small tarts, just the right size for appetizers. Use store-bought puff pastry for the rounds……
This year, revamp party food with recipes that make it easy to have the gang over and allow you to enjoy time with them. Jazz up purchased hummus with a combination of fresh herbs that add bright flavor to this green dip……
* Click the link below to get all the recipes and ideas. *
Tags: Bird, Brining, Business, cook, Domesticated turkey, Refrigerator, Thanksgiving, Turkey
The best way to thaw turkey is on a shallow baking sheet in the refrigerator, in its original packaging, allowing 24 hours for every 5 pounds of bird. But if it’s Thanksgiving morning and you’ve forgotten to stick the bird in the fridge, the fastest, safest method of thawing frozen poultry fast is to place it – still wrapped in plastic – in a bowl (or bucket) of cold water. Check the water regularly and change it as water warms up – you should never use hot water, as it will promote bacterial growth.
Tags: Broth, Cayenne pepper, cook, Cornbread, Domesticated turkey, Phaseolus vulgaris, Turkey, White Turkey Chili
With the Holidays fast approaching, there’s always leftover Turkey. So I’m going to see how many recipes I can find so those leftovers don’t go to waste. The first one is White Turkey Chili.
White Turkey Chili
1-1/2 cups onion, chopped
1/2 cup green or red bell pepper, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 chopped jalapeno pepper, optional
1/2 teaspoon olive oil
1 teaspoon ground roasted cumin
1 teaspoon oregano
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1 cup low sodium chicken broth
19 ounces cannellini beans, drain and rinse
2 cups turkey light meat, cooked & cubed
In a 3-quart saucepan over medium heat, cook onions, bell peppers, garlic, and jalapeno in oil until tender. Add cumin, oregano, cayenne pepper, and salt.
Cook for 1 minute. Stir in beans and turkey. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer (uncovered) for 30 minutes or until slightly thickened.
* Serve with a side of Cornbread or serve on top of a slice of Cornbread
Tags: Cheese, Chili, Chips, Diet Dr. Pepper, Hormel Chili, Nachos, Pepper, Saturated fat, Serving size, Tostito's Scoops, Turkey
Today’s Menu: Chili and Cheese Nachos
Brrrrrrrr! It didn’t get out of the 30′s today and perhaps even colder with the wind chill. Wind Chill, isn’t it a bit early to be talking Wind Chill! But then again we saw our first Snow Flurries, and it is way too early for that! For dinner tonight I wasn’t all that hungry and my parents weren’t either. So my Mom suggested some Chili and Chesse Nachos, excellent idea! So as always what Mom wants Mom gets, I prepared Chili and Cheese Nachos
I used Tostitos Multi Grain Scoops for my Chips. I love these with Salsa or just as snack by their selves, and they bake and hold their shape real good. For my toppings I used 1 can of Mario Sliced Black Olives. Before I go any further a bit about these Olives, anyone that uses small cans of Sliced Black Olives know what a pain they can be opening sometimes. Not these, they come in a can with a pull tab! About time. For my other toppings I used Mezzetta Deli Sliced Tamed Jalapeno Peppers, Hormel Turkey Chili with Beans, a few shakes of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce, and a blend of Sargento Reduced Fat 4 Cheese Italian Shredded Cheese and Sargento Reduced Fat Mozzarella. I hadn’t used the Hormel Turkey Chili with Beans in a while I had been using Campbell’s Firehouse Chili with Beans but I just wanted to switch it up.
To prepare I preheat the oven at 400 degrees and sprayed a glass baking dish with Pam and layer everything in. I start with a couple of tablespoons of Chili then I add my Scoops (Chips). I then add the Sliced Black Olives, the Chili, Sliced Jalapeno Peppers (Love These), and then top everything the Cheese Blend. Then just pop it in the oven 10 minutes or so until the Cheese had started to melt and everything heated. For the Chili I warm it up in a sauce pan, adding a few shakes of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce, before I top the Scoops with it. Nothing better than a big plate of Chili Cheese Nachos on a very cold day! Had an ice-cold Diet Dr. Pepper to drink also. For dessert later a Del Monte No Sugar Added Mango Chunk Cup.
Hormel: Turkey w/Beans 98% Fat Free Chili
Turkey with beans 98% fat-free favorites: Hormel chili in a layered dip! Hormel chili in a rice CASSEROLE!
* Since 1891
* NO preservatives
Stove top: empty chili into saucepan. Stir occasionally while heatingover medium heat, about 5 minutes or until hot. Microwave: empty chiliinto microwaveable bowl; cover loosely. Heat for 2 To 3 minutes or untilhot, stirring once. Careful. Let chili stand in microwave 1 minute and stir before serving. All microwaves And stoves vary. Times given areapproximate.
Serving Size 1 cup (247 g)
Per Serving % Daily Value*
Calories from Fat 27
Total Fat 3.0g 5%
Saturated Fat 1.0g 5%
Cholesterol 45mg 15%
Sodium 1250mg 52%
Carbohydrates 28.0g 9%
Dietary Fiber 6.0g 24%
Tags: Baking, Canola, Cheddar cheese, Ore - Ida, Saturated fat, Sea salt, Trans fat, Turkey
The streak of beautiful days continue, another perfect day out. Went and saw a friend who recently had surgery, a hip replacement like I had a few years back. Then got up on some errands. For dinner tonight a Cheddar Turkey Burger w/ Baked Fries.
I used Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast, 120 calories, 1.5 g of Fat, and 0 carbs. I shaped up 1 patty and seasoned it with Sea Salt and Ground Black Pepper and pan fried it in Canola Oil about 4 1/2 minutes per side. Served it on a Healthy Life Hamburger Bun and topped it with a slice of Sargento Reduced Fat Sharp Cheddar Cheese.
For a side I baked some Ore Ida Sea Salt and Cracked Black Pepper Country Style Fries. Then for dessert later a Jello Sugarless Double Chocolate Pudding.
Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast
Our leanest ground turkey, all natural, 99 percent fat free with no gluten.
99% fat free
The Biggest Loser® Product
20-oz (1.25 lbs) or 40-oz package (2.5 lbs)
* Spray skillet with nonstick cooking spray.
* Preheat skillet over medium-high heat.
* Add ground turkey to hot skillet.
* Stir to crumble, approximately 14 to 16 minutes.
* Always cook to well-done, 165°F. as measured by a meat thermometer.
Serving Size 112 g Total Carbohydrates 0 g
Calories 120 Dietary Fiber 0 g
Calories From Fat 15 Sugars 0 g
Total Fat 1.5 g Protein 26 g
Saturated Fat .5 g Vitamin A 0%
Trans Fat .0 g Vitamin C 0%
Cholesterol 55 mg Iron 4%
Sodium 70 mg Calcium 0%
Tags: Bay leaf, Chili pepper, Green Bean, jennie o turkey, New Potatoes, Potato, Saturated fat, Sea salt, Trans fat, Turkey
It’s been another Fall like day around here today, about 39 degrees early this morning and 70 during the day. I went to Kroger early this morning, because it’s a lot closer than other stores, and noticed quite a few increases on prices! Just watch what you buy there. For dinner a new Jennie – O Turkey product, Sun-Dried Tomato Premium Portion Turkey Breast. For dinner tonight I prepared Roasted Sun-Dried Tomato Turkey Breast w/ Boiled Rosemary New Potatoes and Green Beans.
I had purchased the Jennie – O Turkey Sun-Dried Tomato Premium Portion Turkey Breast a couple of weeks ago at Walmart and had it in the freezer. I let it set in the fridge overnight to thaw. It comes already preseasoned in Sun-Dried Tomato, Chili Pepper, Garlic, and Onion. I added some Sea Salt and Ground White Pepper. To prepare I preheated the oven on 350 degrees and roasted it in a small roasting pan on a wire rack. It’s already precooked so I just more less reheated it for about 12 minutes, till it was heated through. Came out perfect! Nicely seasoned and very moist, nice to have these in the freezer for last minute dinner ideas.
For sides I boiled some New Potatoes. I boiled them in water that I seasoned with a Bay Leaf and Sea Salt, until they were fork tender. I also reheated some fresh Green Beans that my Mom had prepared the night before. For dessert later fresh sliced Peaches.
Jennie – O Sun-Dried Tomato Premium Portion Turkey Breast
Ready to cut and serve, hot or cold.
Serving Size 56 g Total Carbohydrates 1 g
Calories 50 Dietary Fiber 0 g
Calories From Fat 10 Sugars 1 g
Total Fat 1.0 g Protein 12 g
Saturated Fat .0 g Vitamin A 0%
Trans Fat .0 g Vitamin C 0%
Cholesterol 25 mg Iron 2%
Sodium 480 mg Calcium 0%
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