Kitchen Hint of the Day!

January 10, 2020 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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How should apples be stored…………..

* Refrigerate apples for full flavor and crunch.
* The perfect temperature for storing apples is between 32-40F degrees.
* Store in perforated plastic bags or containers that allow airflow to prevent drying.
* Apples keep in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week – Turkey Sausage and Apple Stuffing Bites

December 6, 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 – Turkey Sausage and Apple Stuffing Bites. Got a Delicious Holiday Appetizer to share, Turkey Sausage and Apple Stuffing Bites. Made using JENNIE-O® Lean Hot Turkey Breakfast Sausage Roll, Granny Smith Apples, Celery, Onion, Crumbled Cornbread, Parmesan Cheese, Eggs, Low-Sodium Chicken Broth, Half and Half, Parsley, and Sage. You can find this recipe at the Jennie – O Turkey website along with all the other Delicious and Healthy Recipes. Enjoy and Make the SWITCH in 2019! https://www.jennieo.com/

Turkey Sausage and Apple Stuffing Bites
Mini stuffing bites are sure to steal the show at your holiday party. Featuring lean turkey sausage, tart apple and sautéed onion, this flavorful appetizer will go fast.

INGREDIENTS
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large Granny Smith apple, chopped
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup chopped onion
1 (16-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Lean Hot Turkey Breakfast Sausage Roll
4 cups crumbled cornbread
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
6 large eggs, lightly beaten or 1½ cups egg sustitute
1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
½ cup half-and-half
½ cup chopped fresh parsley leaves
3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh sage leaves

DIRECTIONS
1) Heat oven to 350°F.
2) In large skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Sauté apple, celery, and onion 7 to 10 minutes, or until translucent. Stir in turkey sausage and cook 8 minutes or until sausage is cooked through.
3) In large bowl, combine onion mixture, corn bread, cheese, eggs, broth, half-and-half, parsley and sage. Cover and let stand 30 minutes. Spoon mixture evenly into lightly greased muffin pan. Bake 20 minutes or until set. Always cook turkey to well-done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING

Calories 330
Protein 18g
Carbohydrates 35g
Fiber 2g
Sugars 13g
Fat 14g
Cholesterol 55mg
Sodium 980mg
Saturated Fat 4.5g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/1089-turkey-sausage-and-apple-stuffing-bites

Kitchen Hint of the Week! Friday

December 6, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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The Granny Smith Apple…………………….

Researchers also found that eating Granny Smith’s can help combat against chronic inflammation, which can lead to diabetes. Apples are an excellent source of fiber and vitamin C, but are also high in water content — which can help you stay full, not to mention hydrated.

Healthy Cobbler Recipes THURSDAY

December 5, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Cobbler Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Cobbler Recipes with recipes like Slow-Cooker Apple Cobbler, Low-Carb Blueberry Cobbler, and Peach Cobbler. Find these Delicious and Healthy Cobblers and much more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Cobbler Recipes
Find healthy, delicious cobbler recipes including berry, peach, pear and strawberry cobbler. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Slow-Cooker Apple Cobbler
This crock pot apple cobbler couldn’t be easier: just spend 15 minutes prepping the apple mixture and cake topping, then let the slow cooker take care of the rest. We like the mixture of Honeycrisp and Fuji apples, but you can use other apples, such as Gala or Pink Lady, or add some Granny Smiths for tartness. Just steer clear of softer apples like Macintosh or Golden Delicious, which will get too mushy in the slow cooker. The apples release their juices, which marry with the sugar to create a delicious caramelly sauce, while the topping puffs up and takes on a lovely brown color. This simple fall dessert is delicious as-is or with a dollop of whipped cream or ice cream……………..

Low-Carb Blueberry Cobbler
Old-fashioned desserts like blueberry cobbler never go out of style, but this updated version has significantly fewer grams of sugar than traditional recipes. To cut carbs, gluten-free flours replace wheat flour in the biscuit topping………………….

Peach Cobbler
A fruit cobbler is an old-fashioned, crowd-pleasing dessert that showcases summer’s sweetest produce. Use fresh peaches when they are in season. The rest of the year, you can use frozen peaches for a quick and easy homemade dessert………………

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Cobbler Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/18281/desserts/cobblers/

Kitchen Hint of the Week!

November 18, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | 2 Comments
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There’s some great apples at stores right now………..

When buying apples, choose those without any bruises or soft, mushy spots. They should be firm for their specific variety (a McIntosh will not be as firm as a Granny Smith). Look for fruit with shiny skin—dull skin hints at a lack of crispness and flavor. Apples quickly lose their crispness at room temperature.

Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Apple and Oatmeal Cookie Crumble

November 14, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dessert of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is a Apple and Oatmeal Cookie Crumble. Easy made Fall Dessert using Apples, Raisins, Cinnamon, Vanilla, and Oatmeal Cookie Mix. The Recipe is off the Diabetes Self Management website where you’ll find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes along with Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more so check it out today! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Apple and Oatmeal Cookie Crumble
You’ll love the fruity fall flavor of this easy dessert! Requiring only seven ingredients and just a few simple steps to prepare, it’s the perfect way to make use of your apple-picking haul.

Ingredients
6 cups diced unpeeled apples
1/4 cup water
1/3 cup raisins
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla, butter and nut flavoring or 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
3/4 cup oatmeal cookie mix
1 tablespoon canola oil

Directions
1 – Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat 11×7-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. Stir together apples, water, raisins, cinnamon, and flavoring in large bowl. Transfer to pan. Set aside.

2 – Stir cookie mix and oil with fork in medium bowl until well mixed. Sprinkle evenly over apple mixture. Bake 17 minutes or until apples are tender. Let stand 30 minutes before serving.

Tip: Vanilla, butter, and nut flavoring is sold near the vanilla extract.

Yield: 6 servings.

Serving size: 1/2 cup.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 169 calories, Carbohydrates: 32 g, Protein: 4 g, Fat: 5 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 69 mg, Fiber: 3 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/apple-oatmeal-cookie-crumble/

 


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Kitchen Hint of the Week!

November 11, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Apples and Bananas……………….

Don’t store apples and bananas near each other. Apples give off a gas that makes the bananas ripen (and go soft) much faster!

Diabetic Dessert of the Week -Apple-Cranberry Crêpes

November 7, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dessert of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is -Apple-Cranberry Crêpes. Another Fall Dessert with this week’s recipe of Apple-Cranberry Crêpes. Made using Baking Apples (Gala or Jonathan apples), Tart Apple (Granny Smith apple), Dried Cranberries, Lemon Juice, Spices, Orange Juice, Sugar Substitute, Prepared Crêpes, and No-Sugar-Added Low-Fat Vanilla Ice Cream. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you’ll find a huge assortment of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes Management Tips, Diabetes News, and more! Plus you can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. I’ve left a link to subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine at the end of the post. So Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Apple-Cranberry Crêpes
These fantastic crêpes — complete with no-sugar-added low-fat vanilla ice cream — can serve as a delicious dessert to top off your meal or a sweet seasonal snack to break up a dreary afternoon.

Ingredients
Nonstick cooking spray
1 large baking apple, such as Gala or Jonathan, peeled, cored, and cut into 6 wedges
1 large tart apple, such as Granny Smith, peeled, cored, and cut into 6 wedges
1/4 cup dried sweetened cranberries or cherries
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon plus 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon, divided
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves or allspice
1 tablespoon diet margarine
1/4 cup orange juice
1 tablespoon sugar substitute
3/4 teaspoon cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
4 prepared crêpes
1 cup no-sugar-added low-fat vanilla ice cream

Directions
1 – Spray slow cooker with cooking spray.

2 – Place apple wedges, cranberries, lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves in slow cooker; toss to coat. Cover; cook on LOW 2 hours. Stir margarine into apple mixture just until melted.

3 – Combine orange juice, sugar substitute, cornstarch, and almond extract in small bowl; stir until cornstarch dissolves. Stir into apples; mix well. Cover; cook on HIGH 15 minutes to thicken sauce slightly.

4 – Place 1 crepe on each of 4 dessert plates. Spoon apple mixture evenly down center of each crêpe. Fold edges over; turn crêpes with seam side down on plates. Sprinkle with remaining 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon.

5 – Heat filled crêpes in microwave, if desired, according to directions on package. Serve with ice cream, if desired.

Tip: Prepared crêpes can be found in the produce section.

Yield: 4 servings.

Serving size: 3 apple wedges with about 1 tablespoon sauce, 1 crêpe, and 1/4 cup ice cream.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 235 calories, Carbohydrates: 34 g, Protein: 6 g, Fat: 9 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 101 mg, Sodium: 221 mg, Fiber: 3 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/apple-cranberry-crepes/

 

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It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday – Easy-As-Pie Holiday Soup

November 2, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, It's Chili Soups or Stews Saturday | Leave a comment
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This week’s It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday is a recipe for Easy-As-Pie Holiday Soup. Perfect Soup for Halloween or Thanksgiving, Pumpkin Pie in liquid form! To make this Soup you’ll need; Onion, Apples, Pumpkin Pie Spice, Fat Free Reduced Sodium Chicken Broth, Winter Squash, Evaporated Milk, Fat Free Sour Cream, and Seasonings. The Soup is only 84 calories and 15 net carbs per serving! You can find this recipe along with all the other Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more all at the Diabetes Self Management website. You can also subscribe to one of my favorite Food Magazines the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. I’ve left a link where you can subscribe below. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One!  https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Easy-As-Pie Holiday Soup
This dish is like pumpkin pie in soup form. Warm, thick, and a big hug on a cold day. You get 5 grams of protein, only 84 calories, and the squash and pumpkin flavors that you crave during the holidays.

Ingredients
1 teaspoon canola oil
1/2 cup diced onion (1/2 medium onion)
1 cup peeled, diced apple (1 medium apple)
3/4 to 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup fat-free, reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 box (12 ounces) frozen, cooked winter squash, thawed (see Tips)
1 cup fat-free evaporated milk
4 tablespoons fat-free sour cream (optional)
Pumpkin pie spice (optional)

Directions
1 – Heat oil in large saucepan over medium-low heat. Add onion. Cook and stir 3 minutes or until onion is translucent. Do not brown. Add apple, spice, salt, and pepper. Cook and stir 1 minute to coat apples. Add broth. Simmer, uncovered, 8 to 10 minutes or until apples are tender and most stock has evaporated.

2 – Add thawed squash and milk to apple mixture. Simmer, uncovered, 6 to 8 minutes or until flavors are blended and soup is hot. Ladle into bowls. Garnish with sour cream and pumpkin pie spice, if desired.

Tips: To easily thaw frozen box of squash, place in microwavable container. Cover. Microwave on high 3 minutes. Stir. Microwave 1 minute more if needed to thaw completely.

Cook’s note: For added flavor, cook 1 clove garlic, minced, and 1 tablespoon minced, peeled, fresh ginger with the onion. Or add 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon mild curry powder with the pumpkin pie spice.

Yield: 6 servings.

Serving size: 1/2 cup.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 84 calories, Carbohydrates: 15 g, Protein: 5 g, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 2 mg, Sodium: 160 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/soups-stews/easy-pie-holiday-soup/

 

 

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Diabetic Dish of the Week – Maple and Apple Pork Chops

October 29, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is – Maple and Apple Pork Chops. Fall is here along with this week’s recipe of Maple and Apple Pork Chops! Made using Boneless Pork Chops, Apples, and Lite Maple Syrup. Some Wild Rice or Baked Potato would go great with this recipe as sides! You can find this recipe at the Diabetes Self Management website where you’ll find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes Management Tips, Diabetes News and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. It’s one of my favorites, each issue packed with Diabetes Management Tips and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link at the end of the post to subscribe to it. So Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Maple and Apple Pork Chops
Preparation time: 3 minutes. Cooking time: 15 minutes.
Ingredients
Nonstick cooking spray
4 boneless pork chops (about 1 pound)
2 small apples (2–2 1/2 inches in diameter)
1/8 cup lite, maple-flavored syrup
1/8 cup water

Directions
Spray large skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Heat over medium heat, then add pork chops to pan so that they are not touching each other. Brown pork chops on both sides, approximately 2 minutes on each side. Core apples (leaving skin on), then dice to yield approximately 1 1/2 cups. Sprinkle apples into hot skillet. In a small bowl, combine maple-flavored syrup and water and stir until well combined. Pour liquid into skillet, and cover. Cook approximately 5–7 minutes on medium heat until pork chops are cooked through and internal temperature is 160˚F.

Yield: 4 servings.

Serving size: 3 1/2 ounces meat.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 262 calories, Carbohydrates: 14 g, Protein: 29 g, Fat: 10 g, Saturated Fat: 4 g, Cholesterol: 80 mg, Sodium: 88 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/maple-and-apple-pork-chops/

 

 

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