Buttermilk Marinated Thin Sliced Chicken Breasts w/ Long Grain and Wild Rice and Tossed Salad

January 19, 2022 at 7:02 PM | Posted in chicken, Katie's Best Chicken, salad, Uncle Ben's Rice | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Buttermilk Marinated Thin Sliced Chicken Breasts w/ Long Grain and Wild Rice and Tossed Salad

 

Just a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea to start the day. After my Tea I headed to Kroger for a few items and picked up another bag of Salt for the driveway. We may get another Snow in the upcoming days so I wanted to be prepared. On the way back home I stopped at McDonald’s and picked up Breakfast for Mom and stopped and filled her car up with gas. After Lunch I went and had her car washed and stopped by a local Car Parts place and bought a new pair of wiper blades for her car and a pair for mine. Replaced them both after I got back home. For Dinner tonight I prepared Buttermilk Marinated Thin Sliced Chicken Breasts w/ Long Grain/Wild Rice and Tossed Salad.

 

I love Chicken, Rice, and a Salad, so good! For the Chicken; I started at Noon today. I grabbed a large Hefty Bag and added a 1/2 Pint of Buttermilk to the bag. I then added several shakes of Frank’s Hot Sauce to it and shook the bag to blend it together. I then added my Chicken Breasts and let it Marinate in the fridge until it was time to use. I used my favorite, Katie’s Best Chicken.

 

To prepare the Thin Sliced Chicken Breast I grabbed a Cast Iron Skillet. Sprayed with a coat of Pam Non Stick Cooking Spray. Then I started heating the skillet on medium heat. Next I added a tablespoon and a half of Olive Oil Cooking Oil. As the skillet heated I got the Chicken out of the fridge and removed it from the bag of Marinade, shaking off the excess. Then I grabbed a pie pan and added Flour to it and seasoned the Flour with Paprika. Took the Chicken Breast and rolled them in the Seasoned Flour until well covered.

 

Added the Chicken Breasts to the heated Skillet. I cooked the Chicken for 4 minutes and then flipped them over and cooked them for 4 more minutes, until golden brown and the meat thermometer read 165 degrees. The Chicken turned out delicious! Cooked up perfect, nice crust, and love the seasoning! Served it with Kraft Hickory Smoked BBQ Sauce for dipping.

 

 

For 1 side I prepared a packet of Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice Long Grain and Wild. It comes in a microwavable bag. I microwaved it for 90 seconds and done! I guess my favorite among the Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice, all though I love using them all. An easy to fix item, just microwave for 90 seconds and it’s ready. I love Rice and it pairs perfectly with many Dishes.

 

 

 

 

I also had a Tossed Salad. I had a bag of Dole Greener Selection Salad. For the Salad Dressing I used Kraft Fat Free Classic Catalina Dressing along with a sprinkle of Oscar Mayer Real Bacon Pieces. For Dessert/Snack later a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Snyder’s Pretzels with a Diet Dr. Pepper to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Katie’s Best
http://www.katiesbestchicken.com/

Katie’s Best is NON-GMO Verified!
Non GMO logo-300 Yes, this is a BIG DEAL! We test every load of grain for this certification process

We take the Non-GMO verification very seriously! Our feed mill and farms go through the verification process and approval according to the Non-GMO Project verified specifications. Grains that do not pass this test are turned away and not labeled with the certification of Non-GMO. Katie’s Best is chicken has been raised on a diet of certified, non-genetically modified grains. The feed mill and farms go through a certification process to ensure that our grains meet the certification guidelines. Our chickens are raised on a complete non-genetically modified grain diet.
http://www.katiesbestchicken.com/non-gmo/

 

 

 

 

 

UNCLE BEN’S® READY RICE® Long Grain and Wild

The rice that’s always ready to enjoy. Now, you can have our original delicious Long Grain & Wild Rice recipe with 23 herbs and seasonings in just 90 seconds. This microwaveable pouch also eliminates prep and cleanup. UNCLE BEN’S®. ‘Perfect Every Time’®.

Nutritional Claims & Product Benefits:
* Good Source of Folic Acid
* Good source of iron
* 0 g Trans Fats & No Saturated Fat

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS
Squeeze pouch to separate rice.
Tear to vent.
Heat on HIGH for 90 seconds.
Cooking time for 2 pouches – 2 ½ minutes. Microwave times may vary. Take care when handling and opening the hot pouch. Refrigerate unused portion.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 cup (125 g)
Per Serving % Daily Value*
Calories 190
Calories from Fat 18
Total Fat 2.0g 3%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 630mg 26%
Carbohydrates 39.0g 13%
Dietary Fiber 2.0g 8%
Sugars 1.0g
Protein 5.0g
http://www.unclebens.com/Products/Ready-Rice/Uncle-Ben-s-reg;-Long-Grain-Wild#.UhpZ6hvOk20

Appetizer of the Week – INSIDE-OUT GRILLED STEAK SALAD

January 15, 2022 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Appetizer of the Week, Appetizers, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine, salad | Leave a comment
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This week’s Appetizer of the Week is a INSIDE-OUT GRILLED STEAK SALAD. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Boneless Beef Strip Steak, Boston Lettuce Leaves, Assorted Vegetable Strips, Frozen Corn Kernels, Reduced-Fat Vinaigrette, Crumbled Blue Cheese, Chopped Toasted Walnuts. Al included is a recipe for the Steak Rub; Sweet Paprika, Garlic, and Cracked Black Pepper. So you can find this Diabetic Friendly recipe and more all at the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. You can also sign up to receive wonderful recipes, engaging articles, helpful and healthful tips, critically important news and more. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2022! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

INSIDE-OUT GRILLED STEAK SALAD
Grilled Strip steaks wrapped in crunchy lettuce leaves and topped with your favorite veggies. Recipe for Inside-Out Grilled Steak Salad from our Appetizers recipe section.

Ingredients

2 beef Strip Steaks Boneless, cut 1 inch thick (about 10 ounces each)
16 Boston or butter lettuce leaves (about 4 to 5-inch diameter)
2 cups thin assorted vegetable strips, such as cucumber, red onion, carrots, bell pepper, sugar snap peas
1/4 cup frozen shelled edamame, thawed or frozen peas or corn, thawed
1/4 cup reduced-fat or regular vinaigrette (any variety)
1/3 cup crumbled goat or blue cheese (optional)
1/3 cup toasted chopped almonds, walnuts, pecans or hazelnuts (optional)

Rub:
2 teaspoons sweet paprika
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon coarse grind or cracked black pepper

Directions

1 – Combine Rub ingredients; press evenly onto beef steaks.
2 – Place steaks on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill, covered, 11 to 14 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill 11 to 15 minutes) for medium rare (145F) to medium (160F) doneness, turning occasionally.
3 – Carve steaks into slices. Place lettuce leaves on serving platter. Evenly layer vegetables onto lettuce leaves. Top evenly with steak. Drizzle with vinaigrette; sprinkle with cheese and nuts, if desired.
4 – To pan-broil steaks, preheat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Place steaks in skillet; cook steaks 12 to 15 minutes for medium rare (145F) to medium (160F) doneness, turning occasionally.

NOTES:
Grilled Strip steaks wrapped in crunchy lettuce leaves and topped with your favorite veggies.

Recipe Yield: Makes 16 hand-held salads, 2 per serving

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 121
Fat: 5 grams
Saturated Fat: 2 grams
Fiber: 0.7 grams
Sodium: 117 milligrams
Cholesterol: 43 milligrams
Protein: 16 grams
Carbohydrates: 3 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/inside-out-grilled-steak-salad

Leftover Buttermilk Marinated Thin Sliced Chicken Breasts w/ Long Grain/Wild Rice and Tossed Salad

January 4, 2022 at 7:00 PM | Posted in Katie's Best Chicken, salad, Uncle Ben's Rice | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Leftover Buttermilk Marinated Thin Sliced Chicken Breasts w/ Long Grain/Wild Rice and Tossed Salad

 

Toasted a Thomas light English Muffin, Scrambled an Egg, heated up a Johnsonville Turkey Breakfast Sausage Link and had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea to start the day. Another cold morning out there, with a wind chill at 22 degrees! For the day it’s mostly sunny and we had a high of 43 degrees, but the wind chill kept it in the 20’s. After Lunch I went to Walmart and bought a couple of bags of Salt for the driveway in case we get snow Thursday. Right now they say about 2″ but we could get as high as 6″ depending on how the storm comes through. For Dinner tonight I heated up the Leftover Buttermilk Marinated Thin Sliced Chicken Breasts w/ Long Grain/Wild Rice and Tossed Salad. That Dinner last night was so good I just reheated all the Leftovers. It was just as good as the night before! I’ve left last night’s post below for instructions and description. Take Care and Stay Safe out there!

 

For the Chicken; I started at Noon today. I grabbed a large Hefty Bag and added a 1/2 Pint of Buttermilk to the bag. I then added several shakes of Frank’s Hot Sauce to it and shook the bag to blend it together. I then added my Chicken Breasts and let it Marinate in the fridge until it was time to use. I used my favorite, Katie’s Best Chicken.

 

To prepare the Thin Sliced Chicken Breast I grabbed a Cast Iron Skillet. Sprayed with a coat of Pam Non Stick Cooking Spray. Then I started heating the skillet on medium heat. Next I added a tablespoon and a half of Olive Oil Cooking Oil. As the skillet heated I got the Chicken out of the fridge and removed it from the bag of Marinade, shaking off the excess. Then I grabbed a pie pan and added Flour to it and seasoned the Flour with Paprika. Took the Chicken Breast and rolled them in the Seasoned Flour until well covered.

 

Added the Chicken Breasts to the heated Skillet. I cooked the Chicken for 4 minutes and then flipped them over and cooked them for 4 more minutes, until golden brown and the meat thermometer read 165 degrees. The Chicken turned out delicious! Cooked up perfect, nice crust, and love the seasoning! Served it with Kraft Hickory Smoked BBQ Sauce for dipping.

 

For one side I prepared a packet of Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice Long Grain and Wild. It comes in a microwavable bag. I microwaved it for 90 seconds and done! I guess my favorite among the Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice, all though I love using them all. An easy to fix item, just microwave for 90 seconds and it’s ready. I love Rice and it pairs perfectly with many Dishes.

 

I also had a Tossed Salad. I had a bag of Dole Greener Selection Salad. For the Salad Dressing I used Kraft Fat Free Classic Catalina Dressing along with a sprinkle of Oscar Mayer Real Bacon Pieces. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Katie’s Best
http://www.katiesbestchicken.com/

Katie’s Best is NON-GMO Verified!
Non GMO logo-300 Yes, this is a BIG DEAL! We test every load of grain for this certification process

We take the Non-GMO verification very seriously! Our feed mill and farms go through the verification process and approval according to the Non-GMO Project verified specifications. Grains that do not pass this test are turned away and not labeled with the certification of Non-GMO. Katie’s Best is chicken has been raised on a diet of certified, non-genetically modified grains. The feed mill and farms go through a certification process to ensure that our grains meet the certification guidelines. Our chickens are raised on a complete non-genetically modified grain diet.
http://www.katiesbestchicken.com/non-gmo/

 

UNCLE BEN’S® READY RICE® Long Grain and Wild

The rice that’s always ready to enjoy. Now, you can have our original delicious Long Grain & Wild Rice recipe with 23 herbs and seasonings in just 90 seconds. This microwaveable pouch also eliminates prep and cleanup. UNCLE BEN’S®. ‘Perfect Every Time’®.

Nutritional Claims & Product Benefits:
* Good Source of Folic Acid
* Good source of iron
* 0 g Trans Fats & No Saturated Fat

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS
Squeeze pouch to separate rice.
Tear to vent.
Heat on HIGH for 90 seconds.
Cooking time for 2 pouches – 2 ½ minutes. Microwave times may vary. Take care when handling and opening the hot pouch. Refrigerate unused portion.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 cup (125 g)
Per Serving % Daily Value*
Calories 190
Calories from Fat 18
Total Fat 2.0g 3%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 630mg 26%
Carbohydrates 39.0g 13%
Dietary Fiber 2.0g 8%
Sugars 1.0g
Protein 5.0g
http://www.unclebens.com/Products/Ready-Rice/Uncle-Ben-s-reg;-Long-Grain-Wild#.UhpZ6hvOk20

Hickory Smoked Ham and Swiss Sandwich and Side Salad

October 11, 2021 at 6:52 PM | Posted in Aunt Millie's Live Carb Smart, Boar's Head, Ham, salad | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Hickory Smoked Ham and Swiss Sandwich

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. High of 84 degrees, partly cloudy and a bit humid outside today. After my Tea I went to Wendy’s and picked up Breakfast for Mom. I dropped Breakfast off to Mom and I took her car to the shop and had her Oil Changed. Back home I did a few chores around the house. For Dinner tonight I had a Hickory Smoked Ham and Swiss Sandwich with a small Side Salad.

 

The other day at Meijer I bought a Kentucky Legend Hickory Smoked Ham. It was a small 4 1/4 lb. Ham, and it looked delicious as always! I’ve baked a couple of these now and really enjoy them. I had Cooked half of it last week and I’m having the other half for Dinner tonight.

 

To prepare it; Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove the Kentucky Legend ham from the packaging and place it in a baking dish that’s at least 2 inches deep. Add enough water to just cover the bottom of the pan. Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil. Crimp the edges of the foil tightly over the pan edges to prevent steam from escaping. Place the baking dish into the oven and heat the ham until a meat thermometer shows an internal temperature of at least 140 degrees Fahrenheit. The amount of time this takes depends on the size and shape of the ham. Mine took 80 minutes. When the Ham is heated through, remove the baking pan from the oven. Leave the foil on the pan for 15 minutes to rest the meat before removing it and carving.

 

I then began slicing it, I sliced it somewhat thin. I’m using Aunt Millie’s Live Carb Smart Wheat Bread and I’ll need Woeber’s Horseradish Mustard, Boar’s Head Imported Switzerland Swiss Cheese. I assembled my Sandwich, Ham, French’s Spicy Brown Mustard, served on Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread. What a Sandwich! The Ham is delicious and moist. Excellent Ham Sandwich! We had plenty of leftovers. I also had a Side Salad. For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Cherry Jello.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kentucky Legend Brown Sugar Hickory Smoked Quarter Ham

Get the legendary taste of Kentucky Legend Ham in a convenient sliced quarter size. Seasoned and cured to perfection, our double-smoked ham is perfect for sandwiches, appetizers or main courses. Make your everyday meals and snacks easy and delicious!

* Quarter Sliced Brown Sugar Ham
* Double Smoked – Legendary Taste
* No water added
* Fully cooked
* Sliced
* Inspected and passed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture

Ingredients:
Ingredients: Cured With Water, Brown Sugar, Contains 2% Of Salt, Sodium Lactate, Dextrose, Sodium Phosphate, Sodium Diacetate, Sodium Erythorbate, Sodium Nitrite.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 84 G (3 oz)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 120 Calories
Calories From Fat 25 Calories
% Daily Value
Total Fat 3 g 5
Total Carbohydrate 8 g 3

 


Boar’s Head Imported Switzerland Swiss Cheese
Made in Switzerland with Alpine milk under the watchful eye of Käse Meisters, this cheese has a nutty, slightly sweet flavor with earthy notes. Boar’s Head Imported Switzerland Swiss Cheese is aged more than 120 days to produce a bold taste, rich color and smooth texture.
https://boarshead.com/

Hickory Smoked Ham and Swiss Sandwich and Side Salad

October 6, 2021 at 7:00 PM | Posted in Aunt Millie's Live Carb Smart, cheese, Ham, salad | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Hickory Smoked Ham and Swiss Sandwich

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. After my Tea I went to Kroger to pick up some Swiss Cheese and a bag of Salad. High of 64 degrees, light rain on and off, and mostly cloudy out today. Not a lot to do, which was good. I had a real bad Sinus Headache all afternoon. So I just took it easy. For Dinner tonight I had another of those delicious Ham Sandwiches. I prepared a Hickory Smoked Ham and Swiss Cheese along with a Side Salad. I’ve left the original post from last night for ingredients and directions. Take Care and Stay Safe Everyone!

 

The other day at Meijer I bought a Kentucky Legend Hickory Smoked Ham. It was a small 4 1/4 lb. Ham, and it looked delicious as always! I’ve baked a couple of these now and really enjoy them. Having it for Dinner tonight!

 

To prepare it; Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove the Kentucky Legend ham from the packaging and place it in a baking dish that’s at least 2 inches deep. Add enough water to just cover the bottom of the pan. Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil. Crimp the edges of the foil tightly over the pan edges to prevent steam from escaping. Place the baking dish into the oven and heat the ham until a meat thermometer shows an internal temperature of at least 140 degrees Fahrenheit. The amount of time this takes depends on the size and shape of the ham. Mine took 80 minutes. When the Ham is heated through, remove the baking pan from the oven. Leave the foil on the pan for 15 minutes to rest the meat before removing it and carving.

 

I then began slicing it, I sliced it somewhat thin. I’m using Aunt Millie’s Live Carb Smart Wheat Bread and I’ll need Woeber’s Horseradish Mustard, Boar’s Head Imported Switzerland Swiss Cheese. I assembled my Sandwich, Ham, French’s Spicy Brown Mustard, served on Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread. What a Sandwich! The Ham is delicious and moist. Excellent Ham Sandwich! We had plenty of leftovers. Kept some out for Breakfast and froze another bag. I also had a Side Salad. For Dessert/Snack later a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Snyder’s Pretzels with a Peach Diet Snapple.

 

 

 

 

Kentucky Legend Brown Sugar Hickory Smoked Quarter Ham

Get the legendary taste of Kentucky Legend Ham in a convenient sliced quarter size. Seasoned and cured to perfection, our double-smoked ham is perfect for sandwiches, appetizers or main courses. Make your everyday meals and snacks easy and delicious!

* Quarter Sliced Brown Sugar Ham
* Double Smoked – Legendary Taste
* No water added
* Fully cooked
* Sliced
* Inspected and passed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture

Ingredients:
Ingredients: Cured With Water, Brown Sugar, Contains 2% Of Salt, Sodium Lactate, Dextrose, Sodium Phosphate, Sodium Diacetate, Sodium Erythorbate, Sodium Nitrite.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 84 G (3 oz)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 120 Calories
Calories From Fat 25 Calories
% Daily Value
Total Fat 3 g 5
Total Carbohydrate 8 g 3

 

 

 

Boar’s Head Imported Switzerland Swiss Cheese
Made in Switzerland with Alpine milk under the watchful eye of Käse Meisters, this cheese has a nutty, slightly sweet flavor with earthy notes. Boar’s Head Imported Switzerland Swiss Cheese is aged more than 120 days to produce a bold taste, rich color and smooth texture.
https://boarshead.com/

Arby’s Side Salad

June 13, 2021 at 6:57 PM | Posted in salad | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Arby’s Side Salad

It’s just too miserable outside to do too much of anything. 95 degrees, humid and those darn Cicadas are everywhere. It all adds up to not a very big appetite. So I went to Arby’s and picked me and Mom up a couple of Side Salads. It comes with Shredded Cheddar Cheese, Diced Tomato, Iceberg and Leaf Lettuce, and Marzetti Buttermilk Ranch Dressing. I switched dressing when I got it home and used Kraft Classic Catalina Lite Dressing. Take Care all!

Garden Pasta Salad

January 23, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, salad | Leave a comment
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I have a recipe for a Garden Pasta Salad to pass along. To make this Salad some of the ingredients you’ll be needing are Penne Pasta, Bell Peppers, Frozen Peas, Sugar Snap Peas, Fat Free Mayonnaise, Spices, Fat Free Milk, Equal Spoonful and more! The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all Tastes, Diets, or Cuisines so be sure to check it out today for any of your recipe needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Garden Pasta Salad
Who can resist a creamy pasta and vegetable salad that has 31% less calories than the traditional recipe. Use your favorite vegetables in place of those suggested in the recipe if you like.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 pound penne or medium pasta shells, cooked, drained, cooled
1 large yellow or red bell pepper, sliced
1/2 cup fresh or thawed frozen peas, cooked
1/2 cup sliced green onions
1/2 cup blanched sugar snap peas
1/2 cup sliced carrots
1/2 cup fat-free mayonnaise
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup fat-free milk
1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
3 tablespoons Equal® Spoonful*
2 teaspoons drained green peppercorns, crushed (optional)
Salt and ground black pepper to taste

Cooking Directions:
1 – Combine pasta, bell pepper, peas, green onions, snap peas and carrots in salad bowl. Blend mayonnaise, vinegar, milk, parsley, Equal® and peppercorns, if desired.
2 – Stir dressing into salad mixture. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Refrigerate, covered, 2 to 3 hours to allow flavors to blend.
Makes 10 servings.

*May substitute 4 1/2 packets Equal sweetener

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/10 of recipe): calories 196, protein 7 g, carbohydrate 40 g, fat 1 g, cholesterol 1 mg, sodium 110 mg.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/garden_pasta_salad_recipe.html

Wedge Salad

October 31, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, salad | Leave a comment
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I have a recipe for a Classic Salad, Wedge Salad. To make the Wedge Salad you’ll be needing Iceberg Lettuce, Bacon, Dried Sweet Red Onion, Tomatoes, and Balsamic Reduction Syrup. Also included is a recipe for the Blue Cheese Dressing. I love a good fresh Salad! This recipe is also from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all Tastes, Diets, or Cuisines so be sure to check it out today for any of your recipe needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Wedge Salad
One of life’s simple dining pleasures is this refreshing salad made with a wedge of crisp iceberg lettuce sumptuously topped with creamy, homemade blue cheese dressing, crisp pieces of bacon, diced red onion, juicy, ripe tomato and a drizzle of balsamic reduction syrup.

Recipe Ingredients:
Salad:
1 head of iceberg lettuce, washed, drained and well chilled
Crisp bacon, cut in 1-inch pieces
Diced sweet red onion
Tomato, diced, or halved cherry tomatoes
Balsamic reduction syrup (optional)

Blue Cheese Dressing:
1 cup sour cream
1/4 cup buttermilk
2 teaspoons minced fresh flat-leaf parsley (1/2 teaspoon dried parsley)
1 teaspoon steak sauce Worcestershire sauce
2 cloves garlic, finely minced to a paste* or 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt, or to taste
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
4 ounces blue cheese, crumbled

Cooking Directions:
1 – For Salad: Several hours before serving, core the iceberg lettuce by slamming the whole head of lettuce, core-side down on the kitchen counter top, then twist out the core. Remove any outer leaves that are undesirable and wash thoroughly, inside and out, with running water. Shake out as much water as possible over the sink and then drain thoroughly on paper towels. Once the lettuce is well-drained, refrigerate in a covered container or sealed plastic bag for several hours or overnight so that it can crisp up (this step is vital for the perfect wedge salad, so don’t skip it).
2 – For Blue Cheese Dressing: Combine all ingredients, except blue cheese, together in a medium mixing bowl, mixing well. Add crumbled blue cheese and stir vigorously to combine well, allowing some crumbles to remain for texture. Refrigerate for at minimum of 1 hour to allow flavors to marry. Store in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
3 – To Serve: Cut the head of lettuce into 1 wedge per person and place each on a chilled serving plate. Drizzle blue cheese dressing over the wedge and sprinkle with the bacon pieces, diced red onion and diced tomatoes, or if using tomato wedges, place them around the lettuce. Lastly, lightly drizzle with balsamic reduction syrup.
4 – Serve immediately.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/salad/wedge_salad_recipe.html

Greens and Pear with Maple-Mustard Dressing

October 13, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, salad | Leave a comment
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I have a Salad Recipe to pass along for all of you, Greens and Pear with Maple-Mustard Dressing. Some of the ingredients you’ll be needing are Maple Syrup, Dijon Mustard, Salad Greens, Red Pear, Dried Cherries, Chopped Walnuts and more! The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Greens and Pear with Maple-Mustard Dressing
A quick and easy salad that’s bursting with fall flavors!

Ingredients
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon balsamic or cider vinegar
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
4 cups torn mixed salad greens
1 medium red pear, cored and thinly sliced
1/4 cup sliced green onions
3 tablespoons dried cherries
2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons chopped walnuts, toasted*

Directions
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1/4 of total recipe

1 – Whisk maple syrup, mustard, oil, vinegar, and pepper in small bowl until well blended.

2 – Combine greens, pear, green onions, cherries, and walnuts in large serving bowl. Drizzle with dressing; gently toss to coat.

*Note: To toast walnuts, spread in single layer on baking sheet. Bake in preheated 350°F oven 5 to 7 minutes or until fragrant, stirring occasionally.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 179 calories, Carbohydrates: 29 g, Protein: 2 g, Fat: 7 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 112 mg, Fiber: 3 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/salads/greens-and-pear-with-maple-mustard-dressing/

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“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Tangy Pear Salad

September 14, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Meatless Monday, salad | 2 Comments
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is a Tangy Pear Salad. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Green Lettuce, Pear, Crumbled Blue Cheese, Walnuts, and Rice Vinegar. The Salad is 122 calories and 12 carbs per serving. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Tangy Pear Salad
Chopped walnuts provide a delightful crunch for this light, low-carb pear salad while a drizzle of seasoned rice vinegar adds a bit of kick.

Ingredients
Preparation time: 20 minutes

1 head red or green leaf lettuce, deveined (optional) and torn into bite-size pieces (about 10 cups of lettuce)
1 fresh pear, peeled and cut into bite-size pieces
5 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese
1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
1/4 cup seasoned rice vinegar (such as Nakano)

Directions
Yield: about 11 cups
Serving size: 2 cups

1 – Combine lettuce, pears, blue cheese, and walnuts in a large salad bowl. Drizzle with rice vinegar and toss to coat. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 122 calories, Carbohydrates: 13 g, Protein: 4 g, Fat: 6 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Sodium: 282 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/salads/tangy-pear-salad/

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Inside every issue you’ll find…
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