Diabetic Dish of the Week – Spicy Eggplant Burgers

August 11, 2020 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 – Spicy Eggplant Burgers. Another fantastic way to use Egg Plant! These are made using Egg Plants, Egg Whites, Italian Style Panko Bread Crumbs, Cooking Spray, Reduced Fat Mayonnaise, Whole Wheat Hamburger Buns, Baby Spinach, Tomato, and Sliced Pepper Jack Cheese. 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/

Spicy Eggplant Burgers
Make your next cookout meat free with this flavorful eggplant burger — so tasty, it’s sure to please vegetarians and omnivores alike!

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Ingredients
1 eggplant (1 1/4 pounds), peeled
2 egg whites
1/2 cup Italian-style panko bread crumbs
Nonstick cooking spray
3 tablespoons reduced-fat chipotle mayonnaise or regular reduced-fat mayonnaise
4 whole-wheat hamburger buns, warmed
1 1/2 cups loosely packed baby spinach
8 thin slices tomato
4 slices pepper jack cheese

Directions
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1 burger

1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray baking sheet with cooking spray. Cut 4 slices (1/2-inch thick) from widest part of eggplant. Beat egg whites in shallow bowl. Place panko on medium plate.

2. Dip eggplant slices in egg whites; dredge in bread crumbs, pressing gently to adhere. Place on prepared baking sheet. Bake 15 minutes or until golden brown; turn and coat with cooking spray. Bake 15 minutes.

3. Spread mayonnaise on bottom halves of buns and top with spinach, tomatoes and eggplant slice. Top with cheese and tops of buns.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 349 calories, Carbohydrates: 47 g, Protein: 16 g, Fat: 12 g, Saturated Fat: 3 g, Cholesterol: 20 mg, Sodium: 628 mg, Fiber: 13 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/spicy-eggplant-burgers/

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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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“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – SPINACH WITH GARLIC, RAISINS AND PEANUTS

January 13, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Diabetic Gourmet Magazine, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is SPINACH WITH GARLIC, RAISINS AND PEANUTS. I’ve got a Vegetarian Side Dish to pass along this week – SPINACH WITH GARLIC, RAISINS AND PEANUTS. Made using Garlic Cloves, Dried Hot Pepper Flakes, Red Bell Pepper, Baby Spinach, Raisins, Unsalted Dry Roasted Peanuts, and Black Pepper. Perfect Side Dish for Vegetarian Dinner. The recipe comes from the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website which has huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes so be sure to check it out. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020!  https://diabeticgourmet.com/

SPINACH WITH GARLIC, RAISINS AND PEANUTS
Ingredients

1 tablespoon peanut oil
2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
A pinch dried hot red pepper flakes
1 small red bell pepper, cored, seeded and cut into thin strips
2 pounds fresh baby spinach*, rinsed and spun
1/4 cup golden raisins
1/4 cup unsalted dry-roasted peanuts, chopped
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions

1 – In large non-stick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; add garlic and red pepper flakes and cook, shaking pan here and there, just until edges of garlic are brown.
2 – Add red bell pepper and cook, tossing or stirring, another minute. Add spinach, raisins and peanuts; using tongs, flip spinach from underneath to over on top to distribute mixture and evenly cook.
3 – Saute just until wilted and released water has mostly evaporated, about 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Recipe Yield: Yield: 4 servings

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 143
Fat: 9 grams
Protein: 9 grams
Carbohydrates: 12 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/spinach-with-garlic-raisins-and-peanuts

 

Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week – Saltimbocca Turkey Burger

September 6, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | 1 Comment
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This week’s Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week is a Saltimbocca Turkey Burger. Made using JENNIE-O® Lean Turkey Burger Patties along with Mayo, Garlic, Lemon Juice, Baby Spinach, Prosciutto, Roasted Red Pepper Strips, and all served on a Split and Toasted Ciabatta Roll. The Burger is only 310 calories and 18 net carbs! You can find this recipe at the Jennie – O Turkey website. Enjoy and Make the SWITCH in 2019! https://www.jennieo.com/

Saltimbocca Turkey Burger
This tasty Italian burger recipe takes a lean turkey patty and dresses it up in garlic and lemon juice, tops it with veggies and prosciutto and still keeps it under 300 calories per serving. Classy!

INGREDIENTS
1 (16-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Lean Turkey Burger Patties
⅓ cup fat-free mayonnaise
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon lemon juice
4 ciabatta rolls, split and toasted
1 cup baby spinach leaves
2 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto
½ cup roasted red pepper strips, drained

DIRECTIONS
1) Cook turkey patties as specified on package. Always cook to well done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer.
2) In small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, garlic and lemon juice. Spread on both cut sides of each roll.
3) Place turkey patties on bottom halves of rolls.
4) Top with baby spinach, prosciutto and red pepper. Cover with roll tops.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING

Calories 310
Protein 29g
Carbohydrates 21g
Fiber 3g
Sugars 3g
Fat 12g
Cholesterol 95mg
Sodium 680mg
Saturated Fat 3.5g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/787-saltimbocca-turkey-burger

Jalapeno Jack Turkey Burgers

September 6, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | 1 Comment
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I have a 2nd Jennie – O Turkey Burger Recipe to pass along to every one, Jalapeno Jack Turkey Burgers. This one is made using JENNIE-O® Seasoned Turkey Burgers along with Onions, Cilantro, Honey, Salsa, Baby Spinach, and all served on Flat Bread. You can find this recipe along with all the other Delicious and Healthy Recipes at the Jennie – O Turkey website. Enjoy and Make the SWITCH in 2019! https://www.jennieo.com/

Jalapeno Jack Turkey Burgers
Fire up the grill for this fiery burger recipe! It combines the spicy taste of jalapeno with cool guacamole and salsa. The jalapeno jack turkey burger is full of bold Mexican flavors.

INGREDIENTS
1 (32-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Seasoned Turkey Burgers
2½ cups thinly sliced onions
⅓ cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons honey
1 cup salsa
6 flat bread
1 cup baby spinach or arugula leaves
6 ounces WHOLLY GUACAMOLE® classic dip

DIRECTIONS
1) Cook turkey burgers as specified on the package. Always cook to well done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer.
2) In large skillet sprayed with cooking spray, cook onions over medium heat 10 minutes or until softened and lightly browned. Add cilantro, honey and salsa; stir. Cook 2 minutes or until hot.
3) Spoon onion mixture onto bottom section of flatbread. Add turkey burger, spinach leaves and guacamole. Replace sandwich top.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING

Calories 390
Protein 31g
Carbohydrates 25g
Fiber 5g
Sugars 10g
Fat 19g
Cholesterol 95mg
Sodium 880mg
Saturated Fat 6g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/611-jalapeno-jack-turkey-burgers

It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday – Chunky Chicken Stew

March 2, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, 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 Chunky Chicken Stew. Diced Chicken Breast combined with Onion, Carrots, Diced Tomatoes, Baby Spinach, and Fat-Free Reduced-Sodium Chicken Broth. It’s only 287 calories and 22 net carbs per serving! It’s off the Diabetes Self Management website where they have a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes Management Tips, Diabetes News, and more! So check it out today. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Chunky Chicken Stew

Ingredients
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
1 cup thinly sliced carrots
1 cup fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 can (about 14 ounces) no-salt-added diced tomatoes
1 cup diced cooked chicken breast
3 cups sliced kale or baby spinach

Directions
1 – Heat oil in large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook and stir about 5 minutes or until golden brown. Stir in carrots and broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes.

2 – Stir in tomatoes; simmer 5 minutes or until carrots are tender. Add chicken; cook and stir until heated through. Add kale; stir until wilted.

Yield: 2 servings.

Serving size: 1/2 of total recipe.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 287 calories, Carbohydrates: 30 g, Protein: 30 g, Fat: 6 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 33 mg, Sodium: 337 mg, Fiber: 8 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/soups-stews/chunky-chicken-stew/

Soup Special of the Day……….Hearty Turkey Tuscan Soup

April 8, 2018 at 5:02 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | 2 Comments
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This week’s Soup Special of the Day is – Hearty Turkey Tuscan Soup. It’s from the Jennie – O Turkey website. You’ll be using JENNIE-O® Lean Turkey Kielbasa to make the soup along with; Garlic, Potatoes, and fresh Baby Spinach. At the Jennie – O site you’ll find a huge selection of delicious and healthy recipes, so check it out today! Enjoy and Make the SWITCH in 2018! https://www.jennieo.com/

Hearty Turkey Tuscan Soup
Take your taste buds to Tuscany with this savory Italian soup recipe. Simmer garlic, potatoes, fresh baby spinach and lean turkey Kielbasa together for a perfect comfort food that’s ready in 60 minutes.

INGREDIENTS
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
5 cups diced peeled potatoes
6 cups water
3 tablespoons reduced sodium chicken bouillon granules
1 (12-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Lean Turkey Kielbasa, halved lengthwise and cut into ½ -inch half-moons
1 cup fresh baby spinach, coarsely chopped

DIRECTIONS
1) In Dutch oven or large pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion. Cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add garlic and red pepper flakes. Cook 1 minute. Add potatoes, water and bouillon. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer 10 to 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
2) Working in batches, if necessary, transfer half the soup to a blender. Puree. Return to pot. Add kielbasa and spinach. Simmer 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING

Calories 320
Protein 16g
Carbohydrates 35g
Fiber 5g
Sugars 5g
Fat 11g
Cholesterol 45mg
Sodium 870mg
Saturated Fat 3g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/328-hearty-turkey-tuscan-soup

Soup Special of the Day……..Creamy Spinach Soup

March 18, 2018 at 5:02 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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This week’s Soup Special of the Day is – Creamy Spinach Soup. The recipe is from the Jennie – O Turkey website (https://www.jennieo.com/). No Turkey to make the recipe but just a delicious and healthy Soup Recipe to pass along from Jennie – O! You might want to make a Turkey Sandwich to go along with this Soup, of course make it with the always delicious Jennie – O Deli Sliced Turkey! You can find this recipe at the Jennie – O Turkey website. Enjoy and Make the SWITCH IN 2018!

Creamy Spinach Soup
Indulgently creamy, this spinach soup recipe will have everyone “eating their vegetables”.

INGREDIENTS
2 tablespoons butter
1 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
¼ cup flour
4 cups chicken broth
4 cups packed baby spinach
1 lemon
¼ cup heavy cream
salt and pepper, to taste
cream, if desired
croutons, if desired

DIRECTIONS
1) In large saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Add onion and cook 3 to 4 minutes or until tender.
2) Add garlic and cook 1 minute.
3) Add flour and whisk 1 minute. Gradually whisk in broth. Add spinach and stir until wilted. Simmer over low heat 10 minutes.
4) Grate peel from lemon. Juice lemon; add lemon juice to soup. Using food processor or blender, process soup to smooth puree. Return to pan. Add ¼ cup cream and lemon peel to soup. Simmer 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
5) Ladle into bowls. Drizzle with additional cream, if desired and sprinkle with croutons.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING

Calories 160
Protein 7g
Carbohydrates 12g
Fiber 2g
Sugars 2g
Fat 10g
Cholesterol 30mg
Sodium 440mg
Saturated Fat 6g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/958-creamy-spinach-soup

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