Diabetic Dish of the Week -Hash Brown Casserole with Bacon

January 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 -Hash Brown Casserole with Bacon. Made using Frozen Hash Brown Potatoes, Fat Free Sour Cream, Chicken Soup, Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Green Onions, Bacon, and Spices. It’s off the Diabetes Self Management website. At the Diabetes Self Management site they have a fantastic choice of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes Management Tips, Diabetic News, and more! So check it out today. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Hash Brown Casserole with Bacon
Ingredients
1 package (32 ounces) frozen Southern-style hash brown potatoes, thawed
1 container (16 ounces) fat-free sour cream
1 can (10 3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
3/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
4 slices bacon, crisp-cooked and crumbled
2 teaspoons hot pepper sauce
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt

Directions
1 – Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray 13×9-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.

2 – Combine potatoes, sour cream, soup, cheese, green onions, bacon, hot pepper sauce, and garlic salt in large bowl. Spoon evenly into prepared dish.

3 – Bake 55 to 60 minutes or until potatoes are tender and cooked through. Stir before serving.

Yield: 12 servings. Serving size: about 3/4 cup per serving.
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/breakfast/hash-brown-casserole-with-bacon/

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Diabetes-Friendly Breakfast Casserole and Skillet Recipes

January 29, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Diabetes-Friendly Breakfast Casserole and Skillet Recipes. Start your morning off right with Breakfast Recipes like; Sweet Pepper Hash Brown Baked Eggs, Creole Eggplant Eggs Benedict, and Cheesy Mushroom Casserole. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Diabetes-Friendly Breakfast Casserole and Skillet Recipes
Looking for a hearty and healthy breakfast? Try one of these diabetes-friendly breakfast casseroles, and you’ll feel full and satisfied.

Sweet Pepper Hash Brown Baked Eggs
This hash brown and egg dish with sweet green pepper rings is easy to create and perfect for brunch or breakfast……….

Creole Eggplant Eggs Benedict
Eggs Benedict is a popular choice for breakfast or brunch, but the traditional recipe is high in calories and fat. In this lighter version, we replace the English muffin, Canadian bacon and hollandaise sauce with golden brown, breaded eggplant slices, a chunky Creole sauce and a yogurt-based sauce flavored with lime and mustard……..

Cheesy Mushroom Casserole
A Southern breakfast favorite, hominy grits form the base of this hearty egg casserole. Team it with a fresh-fruit compote and bran muffins for a terrific brunch………..

* Click the link below to get all the Diabetes-Friendly Breakfast Casserole and Skillet Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/23088/health-condition/diabetic/breakfast/diabetes-friendly-breakfast-casserole-and-skillet/slideshow/diabetes-friendly-breakfast-casserole-and-skillet-recipes/

Cumin Spiced Pork Chops w/ Roasted Butternut Squash and Roasted Asparagus

January 9, 2019 at 6:27 PM | Posted in Pork, pork chops | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cumin Spiced Pork Chops w/ Roasted Butternut Squash and Roasted Asparagus

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I prepared a favorite of mine. I made some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns, Heated up some Meijer Diced Ham, fried an Egg Sunnyside Up, made a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. I made a bed of the Hash Browns in a bow and sprinkled some Sargento Reduced Fat Sharp Cheddar Cheese. Next I put the Diced Ham over top the Hash Browns then put the Sunnyside Up Egg on to top it off. Wow what a change in the weather! A high of 62 degrees and mostly sunny yesterday and a high of 28 degrees with a wind chill around 22 degrees! Welcome to Ohio Weather! Did some cleaning around the house and then cleaned and straightened 2 closets, much needed. For Dinner tonight I prepared Cumin Spiced Pork Chops w/ Roasted Butternut Squash and Roasted Asparagus.

 

 

 

 

I had picked up a package of Pork Tenderloin Center Cut Pork Chop at Meijer afew days ago and had them in the freezer. I laid them in the fridge overnight to thaw. So to prepare my Chops I’ll need; The Cumin Spiced Rub which consists of; 1 tbsp Roasted Cumin, 1 tsp Garlic Powder, 1 tsp Chili Powder, 1 teaspoon Sea Salt, 1/2 teaspoon Hungarian Paprika, 2 teaspoons Dried Oregano, and 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper. I always have some of the Rub made up in a large Spice Jar I have To prepare it preheat oven to 400°. Combine all the ingredients; rub it all over the pork chop. Let stand 20 minutes. Start by heating the Extra Virgin Olive oil in a Cast Iron Skillet over medium-high heat. Add Chops to pan; cook 3 minutes, browning both sides. From the stove to the oven and bake at 400° for 15 minutes until the thermometer registered 150° (slightly pink), turning after 5 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before slicing. Fantastic combo of Spices, which makes one incredible Crust on the Chop with the inside being tender and moist! Love this seasoning on Pork. Because of the size of them there is some leftover for Breakfast!

 

 

 

 

Then for one side I prepared some Roasted Butternut Squash, easy recipe for some delicious Butternut Squash! I purchased 1 small package of Diced Butternut Squash at Kroger. They sell packages of it that they dice up. This is a lot easier than peeling and seeding one yourself, especially if you don’t have a good knife to cut it. I’ll need; 1 package of Diced Butternut Squash, Walnut Pieces, Bacon Pieces, 1 tablespoons Extra Light Olive Oil, 1 1/2 teaspoons McCormick Grinder Sea Salt, and 1 teaspoon McCormick Grinder Peppercorn Medley.

 

 

 

 


To prepare it; Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Place the Squash on a sheet pan and drizzle with the Olive Oil, Salt, and Peppercorn and toss well. Arrange the squash in one layer and roast for 25 to 30 minutes, until the Squash is tender, turning once with a spatula. And done, very easy to prepare. With the small amount of Seasoning and Olive Oil, it really brings out the flavor of Butternut Squash! The Walnuts work perfect with the Squash.

 

 

 

 


For another side I prepared Roasted Asparagus. To prepare the Asparagus I just needed Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Garlic (minced), Sea Salt, Freshly grated Black Pepper, Lemon Juice, and Shredded Parmesan Cheese. Rinse clean the asparagus. Break the tough ends off of the asparagus and discard. Lay the asparagus spears out in a single layer in a baking dish or a foil-covered roasting pan. Drizzle olive oil over the spears, roll the asparagus back and forth until they are all covered with a thin layer of olive oil. Sprinkle with minced garlic, salt, and pepper. Rub over the asparagus so that they are evenly seasoned. Place pan in oven and cook for approximately 8-10 minutes, depending on how thick your asparagus spears are, until tender when pierced with a fork. Drizzle with a little fresh lemon juice and shredded Parm Cheese before serving. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

Pork Facts….
One serving of pork is 3 ounces, or about the size of a deck of cards, according to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. An image of the portion size is important because a thick pork chop can be twice that size and without realizing it you can eat double the calories. You’ll get 137 calories and 4 grams of fat from a 3-ounce pork chop. Pork is similar to chicken, with 3 ounces of chicken breast containing 140 calories and 3 grams of fat. A pork chop has 65 milligrams of cholesterol, compared to 72 grams in chicken breast, but they both have just 1 gram of saturated fat.

 

 

 

 

Butternut Squash Health Benefits………
Low in fat, butternut squash delivers an ample dose of dietary fiber, making it an exceptionally heart-friendly choice. It provides significant amounts of potassium, important for bone health, and vitamin B6, essential for the proper functioning of both the nervous and immune systems.

 

 

 

 

Asparagus Health Benefits……..
It’s low in calories and a great source of nutrients, including fiber, folate and vitamins A, C and K. Additionally, eating asparagus has a number of potential health benefits, including weight loss, improved digestion, healthy pregnancy outcomes and lower blood pressure.

Healthy Mexican Breakfast Recipes

January 1, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Mexican Breakfast Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Mexican Breakfast Recipes like; Mexican Potato Omelet, Huevos Rancheros Verdes, and Scrambled Egg Burritos with Black Bean Salsa. Find these recipe and many more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Mexican Breakfast Recipes
Find healthy, delicious Mexican breakfast recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Mexican Potato Omelet
Whip up this simple, tasty omelet on those nights when it seems the refrigerator is bare. Frozen hash browns are perfect for such occasions—just look for a brand with little or no fat. And while the cheese adds some fat, it also provides almost a third of your daily calcium needs……….

Huevos Rancheros Verdes
Huevos rancheros or “ranch eggs” is a classic Mexican dish that is great for a quick dinner. Traditionally, it’s made with a red tomato-based sauce. Here we use tart and tangy green salsa instead. Serve with: brown rice and slices of avocado……………

Scrambled Egg Burritos with Black Bean Salsa
This protein-packed Southwestern egg burrito recipe is always a hit, whether you’re serving it for breakfast, brunch, lunch or a casual dinner. The homemade black bean salsa recipe adds a special touch and takes just 10 minutes, but you can also use your favorite prepared salsa to make this faster………..

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Mexican Breakfast Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/19758/cuisines-regions/latin-american/mexican/breakfast/

It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday – Sweet Potato Stew

December 8, 2018 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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For this week’s It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday recipe its, Sweet Potato Stew. Sweet Potatoes along with Onions, Celery, and Bacon all combine to make this Stew Recipe! It’s from the Diabetes Self Management website. The Diabetes Self Management website has a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly recipes along with Diabetes Management tips, News, and more so check it out today! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Sweet Potato Stew

Ingredients
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup grated peeled sweet potato
1 cup reduced-sodium vegetable broth or water
2 slices bacon, crisp-cooked and crumbled
1 cup fat-free half-and-half
Black pepper
1/4 cup minced fresh parsley

Directions
1 – Place onion, celery, sweet potato, broth, and bacon in slow cooker. Cover; cook on LOW 6 hours or until vegetables are tender.

2 – Increase heat to HIGH. Stir in half-and-half. Add water, if needed, to reach desired consistency. Cook, uncovered, 30 minutes on HIGH or until heated through.

3 – Season to taste with pepper. Stir in parsley.

Yield: 4 servings. Serving size: 1 1/2 cups stew.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 112 calories, Carbohydrates: 18 g, Protein: 5 g, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 13 mg, Sodium: 280 mg, Fiber: 2 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/soups-stews/sweet-potato-stew/

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

December 5, 2018 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Eat healthier…….

When possible use Canadian-style bacon. Ounce for ounce, it has 116 fewer calories than regular bacon.

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

November 28, 2018 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | 2 Comments
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Kitchen Hint of the Day! WEDNESDAY

Thank you to Holly for passing along this handy Hint……..

Saving Bacon Grease – Pour cooled bacon grease into a styrofoam egg carton. Place carton in freezer. When solid, remove from carton and place in a zip-top bag. Return to freezer for future use. You now have individual bacon grease chunks to use as seasoning.

One of America’s Favorites – Club Sandwich

November 12, 2018 at 6:02 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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Club sandwich

Club sandwich

A club sandwich, also called a clubhouse sandwich, is a sandwich of bread (occasionally toasted), sliced cooked poultry, or fried bacon, lettuce, tomato, and mayonnaise. It is often cut into quarters or halves and held together by cocktail sticks. Modern versions frequently have two layers which are separated by an additional slice of bread.

The club sandwich may have originated at the Union Club of New York City. The earliest known reference to the sandwich, an article that appeared in The Evening World on November 18, 1889, is also an early recipe; “Have you tried a Union Club sandwich yet? Two toasted pieces of Graham bread, with a layer of turkey or chicken and ham between them, served warm.”Several other early references also credit the chef of the Union Club with creating the sandwich.

Other sources, however, find the origin of the club sandwich to be up for debate. Another theory is that the club sandwich was invented in an exclusive Saratoga Springs, New York, gambling club in the late 19th century.

The sandwich is known to have appeared on U.S. restaurant menus as far back as 1899. The earliest reference to the sandwich in published fiction is from Conversations of a Chorus Girl, a 1903 book by Ray Cardell. Historically, club sandwiches featured slices of chicken, but with time, turkey has become increasingly common.

Club sandwich with tater tots

As with a BLT, toasted white bread is standard, along with iceberg lettuce, bacon, and tomatoes. The sandwich is traditionally dressed with mayonnaise. Variations, however, on the traditional club sandwich abound. Some vary the protein, for example, a “breakfast club” that includes eggs or a “roast beef club.” Others include ham (instead of, or in addition to bacon) and/or cheese slices. Vegetarian club sandwiches often include hummus, avocado or spinach, as well as substitute the real bacon with a vegetarian alternative. Mustard and sometimes honey mustard are common condiments. Upscale variations include, for example, the oyster club, the salmon club, and Dungeness crab melt.

The sandwich is commonly served with an accompaniment of either coleslaw, or potato salad, and often garnished with a pickle. The coleslaw or potato salad is often reduced to a “garnish” portion, when the primary accompaniment is an order of french fries or potato chips. Due to high fat and carb content from the bread, bacon and dressing, club sandwiches have sometimes been criticized as unhealthy. In 2000, Burger King came under fire for its chicken club, which contained 700 calories, 44 grams of fat (nine of them saturated), and 1,300 milligrams of sodium, as well as the trans fat from the fryer shortening.

 

Sunday Morning Breakfast – Easy Cheesy Bacon Eggs and Potatoes SUNDAY

October 21, 2018 at 5:49 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Sunday Morning Breakfast | Leave a comment
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Usually on Sunday’s Its the Soup Special of the Day for the main post. I’m switching it up a bit to Sunday Morning Breakfast as the new main post. I’ll be showing different Breakfast Recipes that I find. Hope you Enjoy it!

This week’s Sunday Morning Breakfast recipe is Easy Cheesy Bacon Eggs and Potatoes. Au Gratin Potatoes, Cheese, Eggs, and Bacon all combine to make one delicious way to start the day! This would be great for Brunch or Lunch also. The recipe is from one om favorite recipe sites – CooksRecipes. The Cooks site has a huge selection of recipes to please all tastes , diets, or cuisines. So check it out today. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Easy Cheesy Bacon Eggs and Potatoes
Reinvent your breakfast with this morning treat. Serve with cantaloupe wedges and orange juice and start your day with a smile. This also makes a great lunch or dinner surprise for your family.

Recipe Ingredients:
2 (11.5-ounce) packages frozen potatoes au gratin, defrosted according to package directions
6 strips bacon, cooked, drained and crumbled
5 large eggs, lightly beaten
2/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 cup chopped green onions

Cooking Directions:
1 – Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
2 – Combine potatoes au gratin, bacon, eggs, cheese and green onions in a large bowl; transfer to 8-inch-square baking pan.
3 – Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until knife inserted near center comes out clean. Season with ground black pepper.

Makes 6 servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/breakfast/easy_cheesy_bacon_eggs_and_potatoes_recipe.html

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

August 25, 2018 at 5:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Cutting calories…….

 

Use Canadian-style bacon. Ounce for ounce, it has 116 fewer calories than regular bacon.

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