Creole Seasoned Baked Salmon Pieces w/ Mac and Cheese

August 7, 2020 at 7:14 PM | Posted in fish, Kraft, Mac and Cheese, salmon, salsa, seafood | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Creole Seasoned Baked Salmon Pieces w/ Mac and Cheese



Just a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea for Breakfast. 81 degrees and mostly sunny out today. After Tea I had to go back to Meijer for a few items for Mom and to grab a few items I forgot to get there the other day. Back home got the cart out and did a little yard work. For Dinner tonight I prepared Creole Seasoned Baked Salmon Pieces w/ Mac and Cheese.

I had no clue on Dinner tonight! Then while at Meijer I came across of Salmon Bites or Pieces. It was a small package of just odd and end pieces of Salmon they had leftover and they packaged them up. They looked good so I grabbed a package.To make the Salmon I’ll need; the Salmon Pieces, Extra Light Olive Oil, McCormick Grinder Sea Salt, and Zatarain’s Creole Seasoning.

To prepare it; I first preheated the oven to 400 degrees. Next I got a small baking pan and sprayed it with Pam Cooking Spray and added a 1/2 tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil. I seasoned the Salmon Fillet with 1/2 tablespoon of the Extra Light Olive Oil, Grinder Sea Salt and Creole Seasoning. I put the Fillet in the pan; skin side down. Baked it for 13 minutes; until done and fork flaky. The Salmon came out perfect! Done just right with excellent seasoning. I had also bought a jar of Desert Pepper Peach Mango Salsa to put on the Salmon. Excellent Salsa!

To go with my Salmon I prepared a cup of Kraft 50% Whole Grain Mac and Cheese. They come in a microwavable plastic container. To prepare it just remove the lid, add water and stir, microwave for 3 1/2 minutes, and stir in the packet of cheese sauce. And you have your Mac and Cheese! Another nice item to have in the pantry. Easy to prepare, nothing like good old-fashioned Kraft Mac and Cheese! Container makes 1 serving. Love these Kraft Mac and Cheese! For Dessert/Snack a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Snyder’s Pretzels and a Diet Dr. Pepper to drink. And they finally have the Diet Dr. Pepper back in stock, small 12 oz. Plastic Bottles of it.






Atlantic Salmon
The Atlantic salmon is a species of ray-finned fish in the family Salmonidae. It is found in the northern Atlantic Ocean, in rivers that flow into the north Atlantic and, due to human introduction, in the north Pacific Ocean.







Desert Pepper – Peach Mango Salsa (Medium Hot)
Escape to the sun-dappled tropics and feast your eyes on a pairing of mangoes and peaches, peppers, and spices… bursting with juicy flavor and ripe for the dipping. Tuck a jar in your basket and sample the fruits of your desire. Peach Mango Salsa pairs well with chicken or pork for a tropical inspired dish.








Kraft Macaroni and Cheese Dinner
Whole Grain Original Flavor 4-2.0 oz Micro Cups

Get ready to drown into a mighty pool of cheese and cream with Kraft Easy Mac Whole Grain Original Flavor Macaroni and Cheese Dinner; dipped in extravagant cheesy sauce. Crafted with care from USA for the people who are in love with extra cheese. Once you start eating, you will not be able to resist this thick and cheezy meal.

Love at First Healthy Bite It’s rich in taste with velvety cream and lip-licking cheese to appease your undying cravings for a cheesy – creamy bite. The pleasing fragrance in the air will magnetize you to your seat until you gobble up every last portion. So what are you waiting for? Grab a box and satisfy your cravings now!


Shrimp, Scoops, Salsa, and Sour Cream

June 13, 2018 at 5:15 PM | Posted in salsa, shrimp | 4 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Shrimp, Scoops, Salsa, and Sour Cream


It’s been a rough few days around the house, My Dad’s Funeral was yesterday. There was quite a few more people than what we expected, we were very pleased for all the people that attended. A lot of old neighbors from the 2 different places we lived and old co-workers that worked with Dad and myself showed up. We had a small Wake for the family at our Church afterwards. Me and Mom are so sad and miss him so much but he was suffering so bad, and now he is at peace. Love you Dad!For Dinner tonight, more of an appetizer – Shrimp, Scoops, Salsa, and Sour Cream. Just not in the mood to put a lot of effort into cooking tonight.


I wanted something light and easy to prepare for Dinner tonight and it doesn’t get much easier than tonight’s Dinner of Shrimp, Scoops, Salsa, and Sour Cream. I used Meijer Cooked Shrimp, Tostitos Whole Grain Scoops, Newman’s Own Black Bean and Corn Salsa, Daisy Light Sour Cream, and a sprinkle of Sargento 4 Cheese Mexican Shredded Cheese. I’ll have this for Lunch from time to time, so why not Dinner! I love using the Black Bean and Corn Salsa for dipping with the Cooked Shrimp, perfect together.



To assemble the Dish is easy. The Shrimp was frozen so I let the Shrimp thaw overnight in the fridge. You can use a bowl or plate for everything. Put down the Shrimp, a serving of the Scoops, 3 tablespoons of the Salsa, a tablespoon of the Sour Cream, and you can add a sprinkle of the Shredded 4 Cheese over the Scoops. Then dig in! Light and easy to prepare, and little clean up. This makes a great Light Meal!For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.






Newman’s Own Black Bean and Corn Medium Salsa

Pep up your nachos or tacos using Newman’s Own Black Bean and Corn Salsa. This can be added to a variety of snacks to bring out the taste. The medium salsa can be used in pasta for flavoring or spread generously on a pizza for a spicy touch. It is infused with the goodness of black beans and corn.Newman’s Own- Black Bean & Corn Medium Salsa, 16 Oz: So good it oughta be outlawed!

Diced Tomatoes, Water, Black Beans, Corn, Distilled Vinegar, Yellow Bell Peppers, Jalapeno Peppers, Red Bell Peppers, Green Bell Peppers, Cane Sugar, Salt, Lime Juice Concentrate, Onions*, Spices, Chipotle Pepper*, Garlic*, Gum Arabic, Guar Gum



Tostitos Multigrain Scoops! Tortilla Chips

Serve up a sensible snacking option with multi-grain tortilla chips at your next gathering using Tostitos Multigrain Scoops! Tortilla Chips, 10 oz. Whether its family Mexican food night or a game night with friends, there are plenty of Tostitos Multigrain Scoops! to go around with this 10-ounce bag. Make a platter or two of individual appetizers to share with guests or for a family weekend snack.

The authentic flavor of Tostitos Multigrain Scoops! Tortilla Chips, 10 oz. makes them versatile for pairing with a variety of Tostitos dips. These multigrain tortilla chips and a bowl of salsa are a perfect pair for an evening snack while watching a movie. Spruce up chips and salsa with a dollop of sour cream and some freshly chopped cilantro for a different take on the classic snack. The crunchy texture of the chips makes them a great substitute for crackers with a bowl of chili or soup.

Tostitos Multigrain Scoops! Tortilla Chips, 10 oz.:
* 10 oz. bag
* Multigrain chips
* Perfect for quick, easy appetizers
* Sturdy for scooping through layered dips
* Great for parties

Ingredients: Whole White Corn, Vegetable Oil (Contains One Or More of The Following: Corn, Sunflower, Or Soybean Oil), And Salt.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Oz
Servings Per Container 10
Amount Per Serving
Calories 60
Calories From Fat 60
% Daily Value
Total Fat 7 G 10
Saturated Fat 1 G 4
Trans Fat 0 G
Monounsaturated Fat 2 G
Cholesterol 0 Mg 0
Sodium 110 Mg 5
Total Carbohydrate 17 G 6
Dietary Fiber 2 G 7
Sugars <1 G
Protein 2 G

Cilantro Lime Buffalo Skirt Steak Pita Bread Wrap w/ Long Grain and Wild Rice

October 16, 2013 at 5:25 PM | Posted in salsa, Uncle Ben's Rice, Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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Cilantro and Lime Skirt Steak Pita Bread 009


Today’s Menu: Cilantro Lime Buffalo Skirt Steak Pita Bread Wrap w/ Long Grain and Wild Rice


Dreary and rainy day today, and turning cooler! A while back I had ordered a 16 oz. Cilantro Lime Skirt Steak from Wild Idea Buffalo and I’ve finally got around to prepare it. For dinner tonight a Cilantro Lime Buffalo Skirt Steak Pita Bread Wrap w/ Long Grain and Wild Rice.


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First time I’ve used the Wild Idea Buffalo Cilantro Lime Skirt Steak. It’s a 16 oz. Skirt Steak and it comes marinated in a Cilantro Lime Marinade that’s made up with Tomatillo, Lime Juice, Cilantro, Garlic, Olive Oil, Salt, Cumin, Cardamon, Cayenne Pepper, and Black Pepper. Which all combines into one fine Marinade. it was sliced thin into several pieces. I pan fried it in Extar Virgin Olive Oil and seasoned with a couple of shakes of Sea Salt and Ground Black Pepper. Being cut so thin it fried up really quick, about 2 or 3 minutes per side. It really browned up nice and the flavor was incredible! The Marinade is a perfect one from Wild Idea Buffalo. After it was done I then sliced it into thin strips for the Pita Bread.



Cilantro and Lime Skirt Steak Pita Bread 008
I used Joseph’s Flax Oat Bran and Whole Wheat Pita Bread, my favorite by far with 60 calories and 4 net carbs. To assemble, besides my Cilantro and Lime Skirt Steak, I used Shredded Lettuce, fresh grated Monterey Jack Cheese, Sliced Black Olives, and a Freestone Peach and Mango Salsa. The Salsa was a Kroger Brand Private Selection, 20 calories and 4 carbs. Layered everything on the Pita Bread, which I folded into a Wrap. To go with the Wrap I heated a bag of Uncle Ben’s Long Grain and Wild Ready Rice. For dessert later a Healthy Choice Chocolate Swirl Frozen Yogurt.






Wild Idea Buffalo Cilantro Lime Skirt Steak
Wild Idea Buffalo – 16 oz. Cilantro Lime Skirt Steak
“Two thumbs up on the Cilantro Lime Skirt Steaks! I am happy to report you have another winner on your hands,” Kim Eslinger, editor of Mill City Times. A real fiesta of flavors. The cilantro lime skirt steak is perfect for grilling up some buffalo fajitas, or equally delicious on its own. Ole! 1 lb.



Joseph’s Flax, Oat Bran, and Whole Wheat Pita BreadJoseph’s Flax, Oat Bran, and Whole Wheat Pita Bread

Flax Variety Pack Now enjoy some of Joseph’s most popular products together in one package! The Flax Variety Pack allows you to enjoy three packages of our Flax Pita Bread, Mini Flax Pita Bread, and Flax Lavash.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 pita (28.3g)

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 10 Calories 50

% Daily Values*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 25mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 0g
Protein 5g



Kroger Private Selection Freestone Peach & Mango Salsa MildKroger peach mango salsa

Private Selection™ Freestone Peach & Mango Salsa is handcrafted in individual batches, then cooked in small kettles for a delicious texture.


Serve Private Selection Freestone Peach & Mango Salsa with grilled mahi mahi fish tacos for a flavorful meal.


Ingredients & Nutritional Information
Freestone Peach & Mango Salsa (Private Selection)
Serving Size: 2 tbsp, Calories: 20, Fat: 0g, Carbs: 4g, Protein: 0g

Newman’s Own Pineapple Salsa

February 18, 2013 at 9:59 AM | Posted in salsa | Leave a comment
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Wow I tried Newman’s Own Pineapple Salsa for the first time and I’m going to have to make room for another Salsa! My favorite is still Newman's Own Pineapple SalsaNewman’s Own Black Bean and Corn Salsa but the Pineapple is awfully close! It’s a completely different Salsa than the Black Bean and Corn. It’s got a little heat from the Jalapenos and then you have the sweetness from the Pineapple, it ends up a perfect match for a Salsa. This would go good over your Eggs at Breakfast or at dinner for a topping for your Baked Potato. I’ll be adding this to the Pantry Stock for sure.


Newman’s Own Pineapple SalsaNewman's Own 11

Aloha-peno! A little sweet with a bit of heat.

All Natural Ingredients

Tomato Puree (Water, Tomato Paste, Citric Acid), Diced Tomatoes, Crushed Pineapples, Jalapeno Peppers, Brown Sugar (Sugar, Molasses), Salt, Distilled Vinegar, Onions*, Natural Flavors, Allspice


Kosher with Circle U Symbol (Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America)
Nutrition Facts

Serv. Size2 Tbsp (32g)Calories15Calories from fat0Total fat0gSaturated fat0gTrans fat0g Cholesterol0mgSodium90mg (4% DV)Total Carbohydrate3g (1% DV)Dietary Fiber<1g (4% DV)Sugars3gProtein0gVitamin A(15% DV)Vitamin C(0% DV)Calcium(0% DV)Iron0g (0% DV) Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Avocado and Mango Salsa

October 13, 2011 at 5:35 PM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Food, fruits, low calorie, low carb, salsa | Leave a comment
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Avocado and Mango Salsa

Yield: 3 cups
Servings: 12 (1/4-cup) servings.


1 ripe avocado, peeled and diced
1 cup chopped ripe mango
1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped
1/2 cup chopped jicama
Juice of 1 lime (2 tablespoons)
Salt and ground pepper
1/4 cup cilantro leaves, chopped


In a mixing bowl, combine the avocado, mango, jalapeño pepper, jicama, and lime juice.
Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Mix in the cilantro.
Let the salsa sit 20 minutes for flavors to meld before serving.

Nutritional Information (Per Serving)
Calories:    35
Protein:    0.5 g
Sodium:     0.5 mg
Fat:     2 g
Saturated Fat:     0.5 g
Carbohydrates:     4 g
Exchanges:     1 Vegetable, 1/2 Fat

Glazed Grilled Chicken Breast w/ Mashed Potatoes, Grilled Asparagus Spears, and…

October 5, 2011 at 5:54 PM | Posted in chicken, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Food, grilling, Healthy Life Whole Grain Breads, low calorie, low carb, salsa | 4 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Glazed Grilled Chicken Breast w/ Mashed Potatoes, Grilled Asparagus Spears, and Whole Grain Bread

A perfect day outside and fired the grill up! i grilled Miller Amish Boneless Chicken Breast with a Heinz 57 Sauce/Honey Glaze. You think it sounds good, it tastes even better! Grilled the Breasts about 30 minutes and after flipping the Breasts after 15 minutes brushed the Glaze on with about 10 minutes left. The Glaze recipe is just two ingredients, Honey and Heinz 57 Sauce (the recipe is at the nd of the post). Along with the Chicken I had sides of Grilled Asparagus Spears and Idahoan Homestyle Mashed Potatoes along with Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread. The Sauce really set the Chicken off, give it a try. For dessert/snack later some Fiesta Salsa along with Chip‘ins Pop Corn Chips.

57 Sauce/Honey Glaze

Serves: 4
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes

1 bottle (10 oz.) Heinz 57® Sauce
1/4 cup honey
2 lb. chicken pieces

Turkey Melt with Smoked Gouda on Whole Grain Bread w/ Baked Steak Fries

September 10, 2011 at 5:56 PM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Food, ground turkey, Healthy Life Whole Grain Breads, low calorie, low carb, Ore - Ida, salsa, Sea Salt, spices and herbs | 1 Comment
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Today’s Menu: Turkey Melt with Smoked Gouda on Whole Grain Bread w/ Baked Steak Fries

Made a Ground Turkey Pattie using Honeysuckle White 93/7 Ground Turkey. Seasoned it with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt, McCormick Grinder Black Peppercorn, and Ground Smoked Cumin and fried in Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Topped it with Smoked Gouda Cheese and served on Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread. Had Ore Ida Baked Steak Fries as a side. For a dessert/snack later some Chip‘ins Pop Corn Chips along with Kroger Naturally Preferred Black Bean and Corn Organic Salsa.

Broiled Mahi Mahi w/ Long Grain and Wild Rice, Mango/Pineapple Salsa , and..

August 19, 2011 at 5:24 PM | Posted in baking, dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, fish, Food, fruits, Healthy Life Whole Grain Breads, low calorie, low carb, salsa | 4 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Broiled Mahi Mahi w/   Long Grain and Wild Rice,  Mango/Pineapple Salsa, Cut Green Beans, and Whole Grain Bread

What a dinner! I bought a huge Mahi Mahi fillet and cut it into three fillets for myself and my Mom and Dad. I seasoned the fillets with Sea Salt and Pepper and drizzled them with Extra Virgin Olive Oil. I broiled the fillets for 5 minutes per side. They turned out perfect! I used Uncle Ben’s Long Grain and Wild Rice. At the end of the post I’ll leave the Mango/Pineapple Salsa recipe and instructions. A really easy and tasty recipe that goes great with Seafood or Pork recipes. The Green Beans were leftover from last night’s dinner and I also had Healthy life Whole Grain Bread. Dessert later tonight a cup of Jello Sugar Free Chocolate Pudding topped with Cool Whip Free.


Mango/Pineapple Salsa


2 Cups Chunked or diced Mango. I used Dole Mango Chunks
1 Cup Pineapple diced
Juice of a 1/4 Lime, Use a fresh Lime if you can if not Lime Juice will work
2 Tbsp Finely Chopped Cilantro
Salt, to taste

* Combine all ingredients in a bowl and refrigerate for 1 hour before serving
* This goes good over a Sugar Free Angel Food Cake also.

Shrimp Tacos

March 20, 2011 at 6:40 PM | Posted in diabetes, Food, low calorie, low carb, salsa, tacos, tortilllas, vegetables | 6 Comments

Today’s Menu: Shrimp Tacos

I made and had Shrimp Tacos for the first time, and this will not be the last time! They turned out fantastic! The Shrimp was tasty and cooked just right and all the seasoning and ingredients came together just right. Too good!

(Makes 2 Tacos or Burritos)

For Shrimp:
6 Jumbo or Extra Large Shrimp
1 Teaspoon McCormick Cilantro Leaves
1/2 Teaspoon Ground Corriander Seed
1/2 Teaspoon Ground Cummin
Sea Salt and Ground Black Pepper (To Taste)
1 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil

2 Leaves of Lettuce
2 Tablespoons Reduced Sour Cream
1/4 Cup Kraft 2% Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
1/4 Cup Salsa ( I used my favorite Naturally Preferred Organic Black Bean and Corn Salsa)
2 Soft Tortillas ( Whole Grain or Corn Flour )

*  Preheat, medium heat,  medium size skillet. Before heating spray pan using Pam Spray With Olive Oil. After pan has heated add Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
* As pan is heating heat Tortillas as directed by Tortilla instructions. (I heated mine by microwave )
* Add Shrimp and season with all the seasonings. Cook Shrimp 2 – 3 minutes per side.
* Lay a leaf of the Lettuce on each Tortilla then add Shrimp on the Lettuce, 3 Shrimp per Tortilla.
* Add your toppings, to taste. Salsa, Sour Cream, and Mozzarella Cheese. Fold the tortilla your favorite way or leave open face.

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