Kitchen Hint of the Day!

June 13, 2021 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Freezing Apples………

Here’s a few Hints if you are planning to freeze Apples – You don’t have to peel apples before freezing them, but you can if you want to. … Note: For a dessert, like baked apples, I recommend slicing the apples into thin, 1/8-inch slices, so they can be used directly from the freezer. No need to thaw the apples before using them!

The apple varieties that stand up best to freezing are Jonagold, Golden Delicious, Cortland and Empire. You’ll want hardy apples with a strong, snappy texture. Here are two methods to freeze apples: First, wash, peel, and core each apple (use sweet apple varieties for best results). Put your fall apples to good use and freeze pie filling, whole pies, applesauce, sliced apples, even whole apples for later. … Sweeter apples such as Fujis or Galas are more likely to hold their flavor than tart varieties, but any apple will do fine in the freezer for six to nine months.

Apricot and Cinnamon Fruit Dip

June 12, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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I have a recipe for Apricot and Cinnamon Fruit Dip to pass along. To make this Dip you’ll be needing Apples, Bananas, Kiwis, Strawberries, Low Fat Cream Cheese, Splenda® No Calorie Sweetener with Fiber, Apricot Preserves, Ground Cinnamon, Vanilla Extract, and Greek Style Yogurt. The Fruit Dip is 1210 calories and 19 net carbs per serving. 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

Apricot and Cinnamon Fruit Dip
Please your friends and family with a bowl of this sweet and creamy fruit dip placed in the center of a beautiful fruit tray.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups sliced apples
1 1/2 cups sliced bananas
6 peeled and chopped kiwis
1 1/2 cups strawberries
1/2 cup low fat cream cheese
6 packets Splenda® No Calorie Sweetener with Fiber
1/4 cup apricot preserves
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup nonfat Greek style yogurt

Cooking Directions:
1 – Prepare and set the sliced fruit aside
2 – Combine all ingredients in a medium size mixing bowl and whisk until smooth.
3 – Serve with apples, bananas, kiwis and strawberries.
Makes 12 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (2 tablespoons of dip, 1/2 cup of fruit): Calories 110 | Calories from Fat 25 | Fat 2.5g (sat 1.0g) | Cholesterol 5mg | Sodium 45mg | Carbohydrates 22g | Fiber 3g | Sugars 10g | Protein 4g.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/apricot_and_cinnamon_fruit_dip_recipe.html

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

April 23, 2021 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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No stale cakes………..

If you need to store a cake more than a day or two put half an apple in the container. The apple will provide just enough moisture to keep the cake from drying out to soon.

Healthy Apple Recipes

March 20, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell Website and Magazine it’s Healthy Apple Recipes. Find Delicious and Healthy Apple Recipes including recipes like Apple-Peanut Butter Smoothie, Apple Dutch Baby Pancake, and Apple, Bacon and Sweet Potato Mini Casseroles. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. You can also subscribe to one of my favorite Magazines, the EatingWell Magazine. So find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Apple-Peanut Butter Smoothie
Apples and peanut butter are a classic pair-try them blended together in this healthy smoothie recipe……………….

Apple Dutch Baby Pancake
This one-pan puffy oven-baked pancake recipe will wow brunch guests. Make it your own by swapping out the apple for pear slices, or switch up the spices and try cardamom or ginger in place of the cinnamon………………

Apple, Bacon and Sweet Potato Mini Casseroles
These sweet and savory mini casseroles are ready in just an hour. Refrigerate or freeze the leftovers to enjoy later…………………….

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Apple Recipes
https://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/19190/ingredients/fruit/apple/

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

February 20, 2021 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Brown bagging it……………….

To speed up the ripening of fruits such as apples, avocados and kiwis store them in a brown paper bag folded closed. This traps the gas inside the bag (while allowing a slight amount of breathing) so the fruit sugars mature and acids break down. That’s because of the fast ethylene.

An Apple a day……..

November 26, 2020 at 10:32 AM | Posted in cooking, Food, fruits | Leave a comment
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The Health Benefits of Apples


Core Benefits

The old cliché exists for a reason: An apple a day benefits your whole body in multiple ways. One of the most widely grown and eaten fruits in the world, they come in more than 7,500 varieties. They are healthiest when you eat them fresh and whole (as opposed to pre-sliced, juiced, or as applesauce). A medium one has about 80 calories, 1 gram of protein, 19 grams of natural sugar, and zero fat, sodium, or cholesterol……………….

* Click the link below for the entire article
https://www.webmd.com/diet/ss/slideshow-health-benefits-apples

Curried Turkey and Apple Salad

November 22, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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Here’s a recipe for a Curried Turkey and Apple Salad. Fresh, delicious, and Diabetic Friendly! To prepare the recipe you’ll be needing Canola Oil, Curry Powder, Onion, Lemon Juice, Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener, Salt, Low Fat Mayo, Celery, Apple, Roasted Turkey Breast, Salad Greens, and Dried Apricots. Another Healthy and Delicious Recipe 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

Curried Turkey and Apple Salad

Chunks of apple, celery and turkey are tossed with a creamy curry sauce and served on a bed of salad greens. Garnish with a light sprinkling of dried cranberries, cherries or chopped apricots.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 tablespoon canola oil
1 tablespoon curry powder
1/4 cup diced onion
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
1/4 cup low-fat mayonnaise
2 stalks celery, thinly sliced
1 medium apple, cut into chunks
1 pound roasted turkey breast, chopped into bite size chunks
1/3 cup chopped dried apricots

Cooking Directions:

1 – Place oil, curry powder and onion in a small saucepan. Heat on medium high heat. Simmer 1 to 2 minutes or until onions are tender. Add lemon juice, Splenda® Granulated Sweetener and salt. Simmer over medium heat approx. 1 minute or until sauce begins to thicken. Remove from heat and cool.
2 – Add mayonnaise to cooled sauce. Stir well. Place prepared salad ingredients in a large bowl. Toss with dressing until evenly coated.
3 – Serve on salad greens. Garnish with a sprinkling of chopped apricots.
Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories: 270; Calories from Fat: 50; Total Fat: 6g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 95mg; Sodium: 380mg; Total Carbs: 20g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugars: 14g; Protein: 35g.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/curried_turkey_and_apple_salad_recipe.html

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

November 20, 2020 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Fruits for Diabetes………………

While some forms of fruit, like juice, can be bad for diabetes, whole fruits like berries, citrus, apricots, and yes, even apples — can be good for your A1C and overall health, fighting inflammation, normalizing your blood pressure, and more.

Thanksgiving Low-Calorie Recipes

November 18, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Thanksgiving Low-Calorie Recipes. Find some Delicious Thanksgiving Low-Calorie Recipes with recipes including Slow-Cooker Turkey Breast, Fall Chopped Salad with Spinach, Butternut Squash, Apples and Cheddar, and Roasted Green Beans with Applewood Bacon. Eat Healthy at that Thanksgiving Dinner! Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. You can also subscribe to one of my favorite Magazines, the EatingWell Magazine. So find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Thanksgiving Low-Calorie Recipes
Find healthy, delicious low-calorie Thanksgiving recipes. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Slow-Cooker Turkey Breast
Making turkey breast in the slow cooker guarantees moist, juicy meat every time. And it creates intensely flavorful drippings for homemade gravy. This slow-cooker turkey breast is perfect for Thanksgiving but it’s easy enough that you can pull it together anytime you’re in the mood for a turkey dinner (or a sandwich stuffed with leftover turkey)………………………….

Fall Chopped Salad with Spinach, Butternut Squash, Apples and Cheddar
Who says spinach salads are only for spring? Use autumn’s tender crop of fresh spinach and other seasonal vegetables to make this fall salad with roasted butternut squash, apples, cheddar and pecans. This colorful and healthy salad would be a wonderful addition to your Thanksgiving menu, but there’s no reason to save it for holidays–serve it along with chicken or pork for a healthy weeknight dinner, or turn it into a main course by adding some chickpeas or chopped chicken or turkey…………………………….

Roasted Green Beans with Applewood Bacon
Cooking bacon and green beans on a sheet pan together simplifies holiday meal prep. Red-wine vinegar and lemon juice provide a balanced, bright flavor……………………..

* Click the link below to get all the Thanksgiving Low-Calorie Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/19897/holidays-occasions/thanksgiving/low-calorie/

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

November 2, 2020 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Which apples are healthier red or green?……………………..

Green apples have less sugar and carbs, and more fiber, protein, potassium, iron, and vitamin K, taking the lead as a healthier variety, although the differences are ever so slight. The only major difference in nutrition is that of vitamin A, which is almost twice more in green apples as compared to red apples. Enjoy those Apples!

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