Appetizer of the Week – Shrimp and Watermelon Ceviche

August 8, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Appetizer of the Week, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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This week’s Appetizer of the Week is a Shrimp and Watermelon Ceviche. A Diabetic Friendly, Refreshing Summer Dish! The Ceviche is made using Shrimp, Lime Juice, Watermelon, Jicama, Red Onion, Cilantro, Jalapeño Pepper, and Water Crackers. 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/

Shrimp and Watermelon Ceviche
This gorgeous low-carb appetizer is perfect for your next dinner on the deck! With South American origins, this dish features the exotic flavor combination of shrimp, watermelon, lime, jicama, cilantro, and jalapeño pepper, all for only 44 calories and 7 grams of carb per serving.

Ingredients
1 pound medium raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons lime juice, divided
1 cup finely chopped seedless watermelon
1/2 cup finely chopped jicama
1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 jalapeño pepper,* minced
56 water crackers

Directions
Yield: 28 servings
Serving size: 2 topped crackers

1 – Remove tails from shrimp; discard. Chop shrimp into small pieces.

2 – Combine shrimp and 1/2 cup lime juice in medium bowl. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour or until shrimp are pink and opaque. Drain; discard juice.

3 – Meanwhile, combine watermelon, jicama, onion, cilantro, jalapeño, and remaining 2 tablespoons lime juice in large bowl. Gently stir in shrimp. Cover and refrigerate at least 30 minutes to allow flavors to develop.

4 – Serve on or with water crackers.

Note: While the shrimp aren’t traditionally cooked, the citric acid from the lime juice “cooks” the shrimp while they are marinating.

*Note: Jalapeño peppers can sting and irritate the skin, so wear rubber gloves when handling peppers and do not touch your eyes.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 44 calories, Carbohydrates: 7 g, Protein: 3 g, Fat: 1 g, Saturated Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 20 mg, Sodium: 132 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/snack/shrimp-and-watermelon-ceviche/

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Snack Time Pita Panini

July 18, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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I have a 2nd delicious Appetizer Recipe to pass along to all of you, Snack Time Pita Panini. This one is made using Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter, 1/3 Les Fat Cream Cheese, Splenda Brown Sugar Blend, Fat Free Plain Yogurt, Ground Cinnamon, Roasted Peanuts, Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips, Raisins, Pita Bread, Banana, and Margarine. 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 2020! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Snack Time Pita Panini
The kids can help mix together the peanut butter, chocolate chip and raisin filling, then let them fill the pita breads and add slices of banana before cooking these snack time treats.

Recipe Ingredients:
6 tablespoons reduced fat creamy-style peanut butter
3 ounces 1/3 less fat cream cheese
1/4 cup Splenda® Brown Sugar Blend
2 tablespoons fat free plain yogurt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons chopped, roasted peanuts
4 teaspoons mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup raisins
4 small (4 inch) pita breads, halved
1 large banana, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon margarine, melted

Cooking Directions:
1 – Mix peanut butter, cream cheese, Splenda® Brown Sugar Blend, yogurt and cinnamon, together in a medium size bowl until well blended.
2 – Stir in the chopped peanuts, chocolate chips and raisins.
3 – Spread the peanut butter mixture inside the pita pockets. Add the banana and brush the outside of the pockets with the melted margarine.
4 – Cook 2 minutes per side in a large skillet or griddle.
Makes 8 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe): Calories 220 | Calories from Fat 80 | Fat 9g (sat 2.5g) | Cholesterol 5mg | Sodium 230mg | Carbohydrates 29g | Fiber 2g | Sugars 16g | Protein 7g.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/snack_time_pita_panini_recipe.html

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

July 18, 2020 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Thoroughly Clean Your Grill…………………

Scrub your grill off before you fire it up. Any leftover debris on the grill can cause your meat to stick and can even alter the taste of your burgers. You should also oil up your grill before you cook your patties and make sure the temperature is good and high so your burgers start sizzling as soon as they hit the grill.

BLT Cukes

July 11, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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I have 2nd Appetizer to pass along to everyone, BLT Cukes. These are made using Lettuce, Baby Spinach, Bacon, Tomato, Fat Free Mayonnaise, Black Pepper, Salt, and Cucumber. Plus these are only 26 calories and 1 net carb per serving! This recipe also comes 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/

BLT Cukes
These appetizers, bursting with flavor, can be made and refrigerated up to 12 hours ahead of time. There are plenty of veggies packed into this small bite, plus irresistible bacon.

Ingredients
1/2 cup finely chopped lettuce
1/2 cup finely chopped baby spinach
3 slices bacon, crisp-cooked and crumbled
1/4 cup finely diced tomato
1 tablespoon plus ½ teaspoons fat-free mayonnaise
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 large cucumber
1 large cucumber

Directions
Yield: 8 to 10 pieces
Serving size: 1 piece

1. Combine lettuce, spinach, bacon, tomato, mayonnaise, pepper, and salt in medium bowl and mix well.

2. Peel cucumber, trim off ends, and cut in half lengthwise. Use spoon to scoop out seeds and discard the seeds.

3. Divide bacon mixture between cucumber halves, mounding in center. Garnish with parsley and cut into 2-inch pieces.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 26 calories, Carbohydrates: 2 g, Protein: 2 g, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 3 mg, Sodium: 72 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/snack/blt-cukes/

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Spinach, Crab, and Artichoke Dip

January 29, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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I’ve got a Delicious and Healthy Appetizer for your upcoming Super Bowl Party – Spinach, Crab, and Artichoke Dip. Made using Crab Meat, Frozen Spinach, Reduced Fat Cream Cheese, a jar of Marinated Artichoke Hearts, Hot Pepper Sauce, and Melba Toast. 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/

Spinach, Crab, and Artichoke Dip

Ingredients
1 can (6 1/2 ounces) crabmeat, drained and shredded
1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed nearly dry
1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese
1 jar (about 6 ounces) marinated artichoke hearts, drained and finely chopped
1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
Melba toast or whole grain crackers (optional)

Directions
Yield: 10 servings
Serving size: 1/4 cup

* Pick out and discard any shell or cartilage from crabmeat. Combine crabmeat, spinach, cream cheese, artichokes, and hot pepper sauce in 1 1/2-quart slow cooker. Cover; cook on high 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until heated through, stirring after 1 hour. Serve with melba toast, if desired.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 99 calories, Carbohydrates: 3 g, Protein: 6 g, Fat: 7 g, Saturated Fat: 3 g, Cholesterol: 29 mg, Sodium: 295 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/snacks-appetizers/spinach-crab-artichoke-dip/

 

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Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week – Turkey Ham Stuffed Avocados

August 9, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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This week’s Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week is a Turkey Ham Stuffed Avocados. Its Jennie – O Turkey Snacks and Appetizers this week! To make this delicious and healthy Snack you’ll need; JENNIE-O® Turkey Ham, Avocados, Cream Cheese, Tomatoes, Salt, Pepper, Cayenne Pepper, Egg Substitute, and Cotija Cheese. You can find this recipe at the Jennie – O Turkey website along with all the other Delicious and Healthy Jennie – O Recipes. Enjoy and Make the SWITCH in 2019! https://www.jennieo.com/

Turkey Ham Stuffed Avocados
In the mood to ham it up? Turkey Ham Stuffed Avocados are like loaded baked potatoes only better. Make them to enjoy a fast and nutritious snack with JENNIE-O® Turkey Ham anytime.

INGREDIENTS
4 avocados, halved and pitted
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
¼ cup chopped tomatoes
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
1 pinch cayenne pepper
1 cup egg substitute
10 ounces JENNIE-O® Turkey Ham, diced and browned
½ cup crumbled Cotija cheese

DIRECTIONS
1) Scoop flesh of each avocado, leaving about a ⅛-inch border and place in medium bowl. Add cream cheese, tomatoes, salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper; mix well to combine. Spoon mixture into avocado halves.
2) In medium non-stick skillet, over medium heat, cook eggs just until set. Place a small amount of egg on top of each avocado. Top with turkey ham and crumbled cheese.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING

Calories 260
Protein 12g
Carbohydrates 10g
Fiber 6g
Sugars 2g
Fat 22g
Cholesterol 20mg
Sodium 580mg
Saturated Fat 6g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/1240-turkey-ham-stuffed-avocados

Diabetic Appetizer Recipes

July 6, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Diabetic Appetizer Recipes. Healthy and Delicious Diabetic Appetizer Recipes with recipes including; Cuban Stromboli, Thai Chicken Wings with Peanut Sauce, and Toasted Crab and Scallion Ravioli with Sweet-and-Sour Dipping Sauce. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Diabetic Appetizer Recipes
Find healthy, delicious diabetic-friendly appetizer recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at Eating Well.

Cuban Stromboli
Inspired by the classic pressed Cuban sandwich, we’ve taken the pickle-meets-cold-cuts-and-Swiss-cheese combo and rolled it in pizza dough for a fun party snack that’s easy to make……..

Thai Chicken Wings with Peanut Sauce
Chicken wings are great for game night and a perfect appetizer for a party, but don’t get stuck in the rut of always serving BBQ wings. Add variety to game nights with this easy slow-cooker recipe for Thai wings with peanut sauce—and BBQ wings may just become a thing of the past!…….

Toasted Crab and Scallion Ravioli with Sweet-and-Sour Dipping Sauce
This Asian-inspired toasted ravioli appetizer is served with a yummy sweet-&-sour dipping sauce. It may seem time consuming to make this recipe from scratch but it takes just under an hour. You’ll be so proud to serve these homemade filled wontons to your guests that you won’t even fret about the prep time……………………

* Click the link below to get all the Diabetic Appetizer Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/23001/health-condition/diabetic/appetizers/

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – Prairie Oysters /Buffalo Bull Fries

February 6, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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This week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week is Prairie Oysters /Buffalo Bull Fries with Herbed Lemon Aioli. It’s from Jill O’Brien of Wild Idea Buffalo. Surprise everyone with just how delicious Rocky Mountain Oysters can be, served with a Herbed Lemon Aioli. You can find this recipe or purchase the Wild Idea Buffalo Bull Fries along with all the other Wild Idea Products at the Wild Idea Buffalo website! So Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

Prairie Oysters /Buffalo Bull Fries with Herbed Lemon Aioli
You may not believe me, but if I had to describe the flavor of this recipe with only one word, other than delicious, I would have to say elegant. That’s right, elegant. Although I have had a Rocky Mountain Oyster or two in my life at neighbor’s brandings, I confess to not ever having made them until a few months ago. It took me a couple of tries to get it just right, but trust me on this they are delicious and were devoured in minutes. Inspired by a few tips from the great meat guru, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, plus a few of my own tricks. A great addition and conversation edible to any party or game gathering!

Prairie Oysters Buffalo Bull Fries with Herbed Lemon Aioli
Ingredients:
2 – packages Wild Idea Buffalo Bull Fries
Water
¾ – cup extra virgin olive oil
¾ – cup rice vinegar
½ – teaspoon chili flake
½ – teaspoon black pepper
¾ – teaspoon salt
8 – sprigs fresh thyme, leaves only
8 – sprigs fresh parsley
1 – lemon, juiced
1 – green onion
2/3 – cup flour
½ – tablespoon onion powder
1 – tablespoon garlic powder
½ – teaspoon cayenne
3 – cups grape-seed or sunflower oil
fresh lemon

Preparation:
1) In a medium sized pot, over high heat, bring 2 quarts water to a rolling boil. Remove Wild Idea Bull Fries from package and drop into boiling water, boil for two minutes.
2) Drain the bull fries in a colander and rinse under cold water, until room temperature.
3) While the bull fries are cooling, in a blender mix the olive oil, vinegar, chili flake, black pepper, ¼ teaspoon of the salt, fresh thyme leaves and parsley together in a blender. Blend marinade until it is well incorporated. Divide marinade equally, placing half of the marinade in a bowl and leaving the remaining half in the blender.
4) Peel the outside skin off of the bull fries. You may need to make a small slit with a knife to get started, but after the skin should peel away like a banana.
5) Place peeled bull fries on a cutting board and remove any of the tougher tissue from the soft tissue. *This will be obvious, as the tougher tissue is also a little bit darker.
6) Place the peeled and cleaned up bull fries into the marinade in the bowl. Bull fries should be immersed in the marinade. Cover with plastic wrap and allow to rest at room temperature for 1 to 2 hours.
7) Add the juice of the fresh lemon and the green onion to the remaining marinade in the blender and blend until well incorporated. The marinade will be beautifully green in color and very fragrant. Transfer the second marinade into a bowl.
8) Remove the bull fries from the first marinade and place them on cutting board. Cut the bull fries into pop in your mouth, bite size pieces. Place cut bull fries into the second marinade, cover closely with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 6 to 24 hours.
9) Remove marinating bull fries from the refrigerator and drain into a colander. Shake off the excess marinade and lightly blot with a paper towel.
10) In a shallow bowl, mix the flour with the onion & garlic powder, remaining ½ teaspoon of salt and cayenne.
11) In a deep medium sized pan, over medium high heat, heat the oil.
12) Place the bull fries into the flour and toss to coat evenly. *You may want to do this in two batches. Place one flour dredged bull fry piece into the hot oil to test the oil temperature. You will want a nice sizzle and the bull fry should pop to the surface. Add half of the batch slowly and carefully so you do not burn yourself. Use a tong or spoon to move the bull fries’ a round a bit, this will help keep them from sticking together.
13) When golden brown remove the bull fires from the oil with a slotted spoon and place them on a paper sack or paper towel. Season with a sprinkle of salt immediately. Repeat with remaining bull fries.
14) Place warm bull fries in a serving bowl, and squeeze with a wedge or two of lemon. Serve with Herbed Lemon Aioli and hot sauce.

Herbed Lemon Aioli

Ingredients:
2 – egg yolks
1 – large garlic clove
½ – teaspoon salt
½ – teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 – teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
3 – fresh parsley sprigs
½ – teaspoon lemon zest
1 – lemon, juiced
1/3 – cup olive oil
pinch cayenne

Preparation:

Place all ingredients in blender, except olive oil, and mix until incorporated. With blender running, slowly add oil in from the top spout, blending to incorporate. Place contents into serving bowl and refrigerate until needed. Sprinkle with a pinch of cayenne.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/55687041-prairie-oysters-buffalo-bull-fries-with-herb-lemon-aioli

Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week – Cucumber and Turkey Ham on Rye

December 28, 2018 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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I have a couple of Appetizer recipes that are perfect for your New Year Eve’s Party. The first one is this week’s Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week – Cucumber and Turkey Ham on Rye. Easy made and only 90 calories and 7 net carbs per serving! It’s made using JENNIE-O® Extra Lean Turkey Ham (25% water added) along with; small slices of Rye Bread, Cream Cheese, Cucumber, fresh Dill (OPTIONAL). Easy to make and just the perfect size Appetizer. Its from the Jennie – O Turkey website. Enjoy and Make the SWITCH for 2019! https://www.jennieo.com/

Cucumber and Turkey Ham on Rye
Mini sandwiches win over any party. Ready in just under 15 minutes, you’ll want to keep this turkey appetizer recipe handy for your next gathering.

INGREDIENTS
8 ounces sliced JENNIE-O® Extra Lean Turkey Ham, 25% water added, from the service deli
32 small slices rye bread
6 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 small cucumber, peeled and sliced
fresh dill, if desired

DIRECTIONS
1) Cut each slice of turkey ham into quarters; set aside. Spread bread pieces with cream cheese. Fold turkey quarters in half. Place turkey on cream cheese.
2) Top each piece with cucumber slice and garnish with fresh dill, if desired

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS
FULLY COOKED – READY TO EAT:
This product is fully cooked and is “Ready To Eat”.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING

Calories 90
Protein 4g
Carbohydrates 8g
Fiber 1g
Sugars 1g
Fat 5g
Cholesterol 20mg
Sodium 260mg
Saturated Fat 2.5g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/29-cucumber-and-turkey-ham-on-rye

 

Jennie – O Extra Lean Turkey Ham, 25% water added
It’s ham — turkey style! JENNIE-O® Extra Lean Turkey Ham makes a tasty and nutritious addition to any sandwich or soup. It comes fully cooked and ready to use. Turkey Ham also has 2% or less salt and is gluten free! Find it in the deli section of the grocery store.

* GLUTEN FREE
* CONTAINS 2% OR LESS SALT
* FULLY COOKED
Ask for this product in the deli section of your grocery store.

NUTRITION INFORMATION
Serving Size 56 g
Calories 60
Calories From Fat 30
Total Fat 3.0 g
Saturated Fat 1.0 g
Trans Fat .0 g
Cholesterol 30 mg
Sodium 510 mg
Total Carbohydrates 2 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Sugars 1 g
Protein 8 g
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Iron 2%
Calcium 0%
https://www.jennieo.com/products/56-extra-lean-turkey-ham-25prc-water-added

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

December 28, 2018 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Grab a wood cutting board………….

Here’s a great idea for appetizers at your next party. Top a big cutting board with three to five different cheeses. Add fresh grapes, fresh cut celery sticks, baguette slices, and crackers. Delicious appetizers that stand out on a cutting board!

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