Crispy Chicken Strips w/ Mashed Potatoes and Vegetarian Baked Beans

May 29, 2016 at 5:42 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, Bush's, Perdue Chicken Products | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Crispy Chicken Strips w/ Mashed Potatoes and Vegetarian Baked Beans

 
Another muggy morning out there today, 70 degrees by 7:00. For Breakfast I fried up 2 slices of Smithfield Sliced Ham. If you’ve never tried this you are missing out! It’s the best packaged sliced Ham I’ve tried. So I fried the slices Crispy Chicken Strips w Mashed Potatoes and Vegetarian Baked Bea 001up and toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin. Together it makes one good Breakfast Sandwich! Bad day for allergies and sinus suffers, like myself. So I stayed in most of the day. I was over at the rehab center for my Aunt’s birthday party, it was great seeing all my cousins again. Dad is there also. I’m having my doubts about his return home. He’s not getting any stronger and the dementia is getting worse. I hope I’m wrong and he can turn it around. Anyway I stayed home today. Did some laundry for Mom and cleaned the house. Also did some computer cleaning also, ran screens and deleted some old files. Then for Dinner tonight I prepared Crispy Chicken Strips w/ Mashed Potatoes and Vegetarian Baked Beans.

 

Perdue Crispy Chicken Strips

 

I used the PERDUE® Crispy Chicken Strips. To prepare it I preheated the oven to 425°F . Sprayed a small baking sheet with cooking spray. Placed frozen strips in single layer on baking sheet. Baked for 16 to 18 minutes, or until heated through. Internal temperature should reach 150°F – 160°F. Turn the Strips halfway through heating time. They come out golden brown and delicious! Really enjoy these!

 

 

 

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For one side dish I prepared my favorite Mashed Potatoes, Bob Evans Mashed Potatoes. Easy to fix and delicious. To prepare it just heat it up in the microwave for 6 minutes and it’s ready. Then for another side I prepared some Bush’s Reduced Sodium Vegetarian Baked Beans. I had tried these a while back and fell in love with the flavor and taste of the Vegetarian Beans! Only 130 calories, 0 fat, and 24 net carbs per serving. To prepare the; just open the can and empty the Beans Into Saucepan. Heat To Simmer until heated through. Love these Beans! I also baked a loaf of Pillsbury Italian Loaf Bread. For dessert later a Healthy Life Dark Fudge Swirl Frozen Yogurt.

 

 

 

PERDUE® Crispy Chicken Strips

Fully Cooked strips are marinated and breaded. Product is in a net weight (26 oz.) bags. Frozen.

* Fully CookedPERDUE® Crispy Chicken Strips
* Frozen
* Breaded
* Easy to Use

PRODUCT HANDLING
COOKING & PREP
Conventional/Toaster Oven (Preferred Methods) Preheat Oven to 425°F. Spray baking sheet with cooking spray. Place frozen strips in single layer on baking sheet. Bake on middle oven rack for 16 to 18 minutes, or until heated through. Internal temperature should reach 150°F – 160°F. Turn patties halfway through heating time. Microwave Oven Place 4-6 frozen strips in single layer on a microwave safe plate lined with paper towel. Heat, uncovered, on high for 2 to 3 minutes, turning halfway through heating time. Let stand for 1 to 2 minutes before serving.

INGREDIENTS
BONELESS SKINLESS CHICKEN BREAST WITH RIB MEAT, WATER. CONTAINS 2% OR LESS OF SALT, NATURAL FLAVORS. BREADED WITH: WHEAT FLOUR, WATER, SALT, NATURAL FLAVORS. CONTAINS 2% OR LESS OF NATURAL EXTRACTIVES OF PAPRIKA, DEXTROSE, NATURAL PAPRIKA AND ANNATTO EXTRACTS.

https://www.perdue.com/products/perdue-crispy-chicken-strips-26-oz/80471/

 

 
BUSH’S® VEGETARIAN BAKED BEANS
Looking for full flavor in delicious baked beans minus the meat? Try our Vegetarian Baked Beans. We slow cook tender navy beans in a tangy sauce seasoned with brown sugar and a special blend of spices. Try them in Reduced Sodium!

Every 1/2 cup serving of BUSH’S® Vegetarian Baked Beans is loaded with 6 g of protein and 5 g of fiber. Don’t worry, these tasty beans are also gluten-free, cholesterol-free and even fat-free!

NUTRITION
Serving Size: 1/2 cup (130g)Bush's Vegetarian Reduced Sodium Baked Beans
Calories 130
%DV*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g -%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 550mg 23%
Carbohydrates 29g 10%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Protein 6g -%
Sugars 12g -%
Vitamin A – 0%
Vitamin C – 0%
Calcium – 4%
Iron – 10%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000-calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

http://www.bushbeans.com/en_US/product/vegetarian?&cid=ps:google:Branded-New:Vegetarian

Goats Cheese Pizza

May 29, 2016 at 1:00 PM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

I always thought that pizza is super hard to make. How wrong was I? This recipe is really easy, and well worth the wait!

Source: Goats Cheese Pizza

Fluffy Paleo White Bread

May 29, 2016 at 9:34 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

While I haven’t tried every single Paleo bread recipe out there, I found one that I like and I have been making this recipe ever since.  It requires a certain ingredient that I had to order online …

Source: Fluffy Paleo White Bread

Soup Special of the Day! – Asian Chicken and Vegetable Soup

May 29, 2016 at 5:51 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, soup, Soup Special of the Day | Leave a comment
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This weeks Soup Special of the Day is – Asian Chicken and Vegetable Soup. Chicken, Ginger, Snow Peas, and Bean Sprouts highlight this week’s Soup! It’s from the CooksRecipes website which is stocked full of delicious recipes like this! http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

 

Asian Chicken and Vegetable Soup

Recipe Ingredients:

4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves, cut into thin slicesCooksrecipes 2
8 cups (2 quarts) chicken broth
1 tablespoon chili paste
1 (4-inch wide) piece fresh ginger, unpeeled, chopped coarsely
2 tablespoons sesame oil
2 carrots, diced
1 cup snow peas, sliced
4 green onions, sliced
1 cup bean sprouts
1/2 cup fresh mint, chopped

 

Cooking Directions:

1 – In a large soup pot or Dutch oven, place chicken broth, chili paste, ginger and sesame oil. Bring mixture to a simmer over high heat. Reduce heat to low; simmer 15 minutes.
2 – In another large pot, place chicken slices and carrots. Strain heated broth over chicken and carrots. Simmer over medium-low heat for 3 minutes.
3 – Stir in snow peas; simmer 1 minute. Stir in green onions, bean sprouts and mint; simmer an additional 2 minutes serve hot.
Makes 4 servings.

 

 

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories: 329; Total Fat: 12g; Saturated Fat: 2g.

http://www.cooksrecipes.com/soup/asian_chicken_and_vegetable_soup_recipe.html

Low-Carb Breakfast Recipes

May 29, 2016 at 5:49 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website its Low-Carb Breakfast Recipes. Recipes like Hash Brown Potato Cakes and Knife-and-Fork Breakfast Burrito can be found here. It’s all on the Diabetic Living Online website. http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 

 

Low-Carb Breakfast RecipesDiabetic living logo

Whether you crave a homemade muffin, a brunch dish for company, or crisp hash browns, you’ll find it in this collection of diabetic breakfast favorites, most with carb counts of 20 grams or less per serving.

 

 

Hash Brown Potato Cakes

If you thought hash browns were off-limits, think again. In addition to reasonable portion sizes, this recipe calls for just a small amount of olive oil and cooking spray, helping to reduce fat and calories. The best news of all: It has 9 grams of carb per serving…….

 
Knife-and-Fork Breakfast Burrito

If you’re in the mood for Mexican, give this low-carb recipe a try. The eggs are cooked in a thin layer and become the shell, replacing regular, carb-laden tortillas. Healthy black beans provide 4 grams of fiber……

 
Pick-Me-Up Bars

A welcome change from the usual morning toast or cereal, these portable whole wheat breakfast bars provide energy to help pick you up and keep you going……..

 

 

* Click the link below to get all the Low-Carb Breakfast Recipes
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/breakfast/low-carb-breakfast-recipes

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

May 29, 2016 at 5:49 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Eat your Peas…..

 

Green peas are a very good source of vitamin K, manganese, dietary fiber, vitamin B1, copper, vitamin C, phosphorus, and folate. They are also a good source of vitamin B6, niacin, vitamin B2, molybdenum, zinc, protein, magnesium, iron, potassium, and choline. For an in-depth nutritional profile click here: Green peas.

May 29th is National Biscuit Day

May 29, 2016 at 5:46 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Five Food Finds about Biscuits In the United Kingdom, the word “biscuit” is used to refer to what we in the United States would call a “cookie”. White flour, commonly used to bake biscuits, is almo…

Source: May 29th is National Biscuit Day

Cooking the Italian Provinces – Reggio Calabria

May 28, 2016 at 7:17 PM | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Reggio Calabria is a province in the Calabria region of Italy. It is the southernmost province in mainland Italy and is separated from the island of Sicily by the Strait of Messina. The Aspromonte …

Source: Cooking the Italian Provinces – Reggio Calabria

Baked Ham, Salami, and Swiss Mini Sub w/ Baked Crinkle Fries

May 28, 2016 at 5:03 PM | Posted in Boar's Head, Sargento's Cheese | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Baked Ham, Salami, and Swiss Mini Sub w/ Baked Crinkle Fries

 

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You could tell it was going to be an uncomfortable day outside by 7:00 this morning, it was already 71 degrees and muggy out. They say we have a lot of rain moving in later, wait and see I guess. For Breakfast this morning I prepared 2 Jennie Turkey Sausages, 1 Egg Sunnyside Up, and 2 slices of toasted Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread (Lightly Buttered). Also had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Finished up some laundry for Mom and cleaned up around the house. After Lunch I headed to the Rehab Center to see Dad and also to a Birthday Party for my Aunt who is also over there. Back home and for Dinner tonight I prepared Baked Ham, Salami, and Swiss Mini Sub w/ Baked Crinkle Fries.

 

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To make the sandwich I’ll need; Kroger 100% Whole Wheat Hoagie Rolls, Boar’s Head Black Forest Smoked Ham, Boar’s Head Salami, Sargento Ultra Thin Swiss Cheese, Kraft Lite Italian Dressing, Kraft Reduced Fat Mayo w/ Olive Oil, and Extra Virgin Olive Oil (for brushing the tops of the buns).

 

 

 

I used Boar’s Head Smoke Master Beechwood Smoked Black Forest Ham. I had purchased the Ham at Kroger, on sale the other day. I love all the Boar’s Head Meats and Cheese. Always fresh and lower in calories and sodium, the Ham is 60 calories per serving. Then I also used Boar’s Head Salami, 110 calories per serving. For the Cheese I used Sargento Ultra Thin Swiss Cheese which is only 40 calories per slice. To make the Sub I put a slathering of the Kraft Mayo on the bottom half of the Bun. Then layered the Ham, the Salami, Swiss Cheese, Kraft Lite Italian Dressing, and topped with the top half of the Bun. To help the bun brown a bit I brushed the top of Bun with Extra Virgin Olive Oil. I had already preheated the oven to 400 degrees, I then laid the Sub on a small baking sheet and baked it for about 12 minutes. Took it out and the Sub was a light golden brown and the Cheese was melted. Love these Ham and Swiss Subs, along with the added Salami! I prepared one for Mom when she got home later.

 

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I also served the Mini Sub with some Ore Ida Crinkle Fries, served with a side of Hunt’s Ketchup. For dessert later a Healthy Choice Dark Fudge Swirl Frozen Greek Yogurt.

 

 

 

 

 

Boar’s Head
SMOKE MASTER BEECHWOOD SMOKED™ BLACK FOREST HAM
Enjoy a flavor rarely experienced in America with our Smoke Master Beechwood Smoked™ Black Forest Ham. Crafted with the finest ingredients and exceptional care, this ham is naturally smoked with imported German beechwood. The result, a ham with a delicious, distinct flavor that is rich and smooth. We suggest simply pairing it with Boar’s Head Delicatessen Style Mustard on crusty bread.
Nutrition FactsBoar's Head Black Forest Ham
Serving Size 2oz (56g)
Serving Per Container Varied
Amount Per Serving
Calories 60 Calories from Fat 5
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 460mg 19%
Potassium 160mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 2g
Protein 10g 20%
http://boarshead.com/products/ham/11005-black-forest-beechwood-smoked-ham

 

 

 

 

Boar’s Head Hard Salami
Delicious pork and beef salami. Scrumptious in sandwiches or cubed with cheese.

* Gluten Free
* Milk Free

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size Serv Size 1 oz (28g)
Serving Per Container Varied
Amount Per ServingBoars Head Hard Salami
Calories 110 Calories from Fat 80
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 3.5g 18%
Trans Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 430mg 18%
Potassium 100mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 6g 12%
http://boarshead.com/products/detail/552-hard-salami

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

May 28, 2016 at 2:43 PM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Happy Memorial Day Weekend! Please remember our fallen Heros and those that are protecting our Country and Freedoms.

 

Happy Mem

 

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