8oz Buffalo Top Sirloin Steak w/ Roasted Asparagus and Baked Potato

October 13, 2019 at 6:40 PM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: 8oz. Buffalo Top Sirloin Steak w/ Roasted Asparagus and Baked Potato

 

 

 

For Breakfast I toasted a Thomas Light English Muffin and topped it with some Smucker’s Sugar Free Blackberry Jam. Also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Another chilly morning out there, 35 degrees! For the day it was Sunny and a high of 67 but the wind made it feel a lot cooler. After Breakfast I went to Kroger for Mom for a few items and then stopped and picked up Breakfast for her at McDonald’s. She went on to Church a bit later. Did a load of laundry and then grabbed the rake, leaf blower, and the cart out of the shed and raked leaves. Had everything done by Lunch and settled in the easy chair for an afternoon of some NFL Football. For Dinner tonight I prepared an 8oz. Buffalo Top Sirloin Steak w/ Roasted Asparagus and Baked Potato.

 

 

A while back I purchased 6 Wild Idea Buffalo Steaks, one of them being a Top Sirloin Steak 8oz. that I’m having tonight.  To prepare it; I rubbed the Steak with a 1/2 teaspoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Then seasoned it with McCormick’s Grinder Sea Salt and Black Peppercorn. As the Steak rested I preheated the oven on 400 degrees and heated up a small Cast Iron Skillet on medium heat. When the skillet was heated I added my Buffalo Sirloin, I cooked it 1 1/2 minutes per side. Then moved the skillet to the oven and cooked it another 4 minutes to a beautiful Medium Rare! The Wild Idea Buffalo Steaks are just incredible. So tender and juicy and the best flavor of any Steak, Beef or Buffalo, I’ve ever had.

 

 

 

For one side I prepared Roasted Asparagus. To prepare the Asparagus I just needed Extra Light  Olive Oil, McCormick Garlic Salt, McCormick Grinders of Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley. Rinse cleaned the Asparagus and cut the tough ends off of the Asparagus before Seasoning. Laid the Asparagus Spears out in a single layer on a foil lined baking sheet baking sheet. Placed the pan in oven and cook for approximately 8 minutes. Topped it with a sprinkle of Kraft Reduced Fat Parmesan Cheese before serving.

 

 

 

 

For another side I had a baked Russet Potato. Seasoned that with the McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, and topped with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. Perfect side for any Steak Dinner! Always an excellent Dinner when having any of the Wild Idea Buffalo Products! For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Wild Idea Buffalo – Top Sirloin Steak 8oz.

Famous for their flavor, these juicy steaks are perfect for the grill.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/collections/steaks/products/8-oz

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Kitchen Hint of the Week!

October 13, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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One of my favorite Spices…………

Paprika
Paprika is a ground spice made from dried red fruits of the larger and sweeter varieties of the plant Capsicum annuum, called bell pepper or sweet pepper. The most common variety used for making paprika is tomato pepper, sometimes with the addition of more pungent varieties, called chili peppers, and cayenne pepper. – Wikipedia

This seasoning contains almost ¾ of the daily recommended value for vitamin A, along with other important antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.
Paprika has shown promise in the treatment of diabetes, cancer, autoimmune conditions and cardiovascular disease.
Your eyes will benefit from regular consumption because of the presence of eye-protecting antioxidants and vitamin B6.

Turkey Southwest Pasta w/ Baked Garlic Loaf Bread

October 12, 2019 at 6:43 PM | Posted in Hamburger Helper, Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Turkey Southwest Pasta w/ Baked Garlic Loaf Bread

 

 

To start my morning off I had a Jimmy Dean Simple Scramble Cup – Crumbled Turkey Sausage, Egg Whites, and Shredded Cheddar Cheese. Also had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Sunny and a high of 58 degrees. We had a cold front move in with a low of 36 degrees this morning! Did a little home maintenance today. Changed the furnace filters and did some repair work on the flooring trim. Went to Home Depot a little later and and bought 5 new floor vents and replaced the old vents with them. For Dinner tonight Something New, Hamburger Helper Southwest Pasta. Tonight its Turkey Southwest Pasta w/ Baked Garlic Loaf Bread.

 

 

I came across the Hamburger Helper Southwest Pasta while at Meijer the day before. It’s New from Hamburger Helper. The box contains the Pasta, Sauce Mix, Black Beans, Corn, and Spices. I’m substituting Ground Turkey for the Hamburger the directions call for. I’ll be adding 1 lb. Jennie – O Extra Lean Turkey Breast, Water, 2% Milk, Sargento Off the Block Mexican 4 Cheese Blend, and I’ll be adding a 1/2 can of Cooked Del Monte Whole Kernel Corn. You can always add your choice of extras to it like Beans, Green Chilies or Onions.

 

 

 

 

To prepare it; Brown the Turkey in a skillet over medium-high heat 6 to 7 minutes, breaking up and stirring; drain. Return cooked Turkey to skillet. Stir in 2 cups of Hot Water, Milk, Sauce Mix, Corn, and Pasta. Heat to boiling. Reduce the heat. Cover and simmer about 12 minutes, stirring occasionally, until pasta is tender. Remove from heat and get ready to eat! I sprinkled the Sharp Cheddar Cheese across the top when done.

 

 

 

 

Hamburger Helper has another winner! Fantastic Seasoning and plenty of Black Beans and Corn. The Turkey works perfect with it in place of the Ground Beef. Plus I saved calories, fat, and carbs by using the Jennie – O Extra Lean Turkey Breast! Another good one to have in the pantry! I also baked a loaf of La Baguetterie Roasted Garlic Oval Bread. For a Snack later a bottle of Diet Peach Snapple and a bag of Snyder’s 100 Calorie Pretzels.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast

Our leanest ground turkey, all natural, 99 percent fat-free with no gluten.
Product Features:
99% fat-free
Gluten Free
All Natural

20-oz (1.25 lbs) or 40-oz package (2.5 lbs)

Cooking Instructions:
STOVE TOP METHOD:
* Spray skillet with nonstick cooking spray.
* Preheat skillet over medium-high heat.
* Add ground turkey to hot skillet.
* Stir to crumble, approximately 14 to 16 minutes.
* Always cook to well-done, 165°F. as measured by a meat thermometer.

Nutritional Information
Serving Size 112 g Total Carbohydrates 0 g
Calories 120 Dietary Fiber 0 g
Calories From Fat 15 Sugars 0 g
Total Fat 1.5 g Protein 26 g
Saturated Fat .5 g Vitamin A 0%
Trans Fat .0 g Vitamin C 0%
Cholesterol 55 mg Iron 4%
Sodium 70 mg Calcium 0%
– See more at: http://www.jennieo.c

 

 

Hamburger Helper Southwest Pasta Mix
Pasta and Sauce Mix with Black Beans, Corn and Spices. Add Ground Beef.

Directions
YOU WILL NEED 1 LB LEAN GROUND BEEF 2 CUPS HOT WATER 1 CUP MILK 1. BROWN Brown beef in 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat 6 to 7 minutes, breaking up and stirring. Drain; return cooked beef to skillet. 2. STIR Stir in hot water, milk, Sauce Mix and Pasta. Heat to boiling. 3. SIMMER Reduce heat. Cover; simmer about 12 minutes, stirring occasionally, until pasta is tender. Refrigerate leftovers.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 0.33 cup
Servings Per Container 5
Amount Per Serving
Calories 110
% Daily Value
Total Fat 0g0%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 470mg20%
Total Carbohydrate 23g8%
Dietary Fiber 1g4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 3g

Low-Calorie Dinner Recipes on a Budget

October 12, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Low-Calorie Dinner Recipes on a Budget. Delicious Low-Calorie Dinner Recipes on a Budget with recipes like; Italian Beans with Pesto, Green Chile Turkey Burgers, and Chili-Cheese Nachos. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Don’t forget to subscribe to the EatingWell Magazine also. Each issue full oh Healthy Cooking Tips and Recipes. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Low-Calorie Dinner Recipes on a Budget
Find healthy, delicious budget low-calorie dinner recipes from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Italian Beans with Pesto
Beans and bulgur wheat are flavored with prepared pesto sauce and vegetables, then rolled into a tortilla or served over greens for a hearty, healthy lunch or light supper…………

Green Chile Turkey Burgers
These healthy turkey burgers are flavored with the Southwestern triad of chiles verdes, cumin and cilantro. We serve them here on tortillas, but traditionalists can go for a bun……………..

Chili-Cheese Nachos
Make nachos a healthy dinner when you top them with an easy 30-minute chili. Serve this healthy recipe with sliced scallions, avocado, fresh tomatoes and sour cream, if desired……….

* Click the link below to get all theLow-Calorie Dinner Recipes on a Budget
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/20095/mealtimes/dinner/low-calorie/budget/

Kitchen Hint of the Week!

October 12, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Hold off on the sauce…………..

Wait to baste when grilling – Basting with sauce adds tremendous flavor, but barbecue sauces burn easily. Try basting in the last few minutes and once foods have been removed from the grill.

Grilled Ham and Swiss on Sour Dough Bread w/ Baked Fries

October 11, 2019 at 6:40 PM | Posted in Boar's Head | 1 Comment
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Today’s Menu; Grilled Ham and Swiss on Sour Dough Bread w/ Baked Fries

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I prepared some Simply Potatoes Hash Browns along with 2 Johnsonville Fresh Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links. Also had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Sort of cool out this morning, 40 degrees. Had a high of 80 degrees and partly cloudy. Did some yard work today. Raked leaves again. Took a ride on the cart. For Dinner tonight one of my favorite Sandwiches. I prepared a Grilled Ham and Swiss on Sour Dough Bread w/ Baked Fries.

 

 

 

I picked up a loaf the Goldminer California Sourdough Bread while at Meijer yesterday for my Grilled Ham and Swiss. I love this Bread especially grilled! But don’t have too often because of the calories and carbs. To prepare the Sandwich I’ll need; Boar’s Head Sweet Slice Ham, Sargento Reduced Fat Swiss Cheese, French’s Yellow Mustard, Kraft Reduced Fat Mayo w/ Olive Oil, and Goldminer California Sourdough Bread. I used the flat top Griddle to grill it with. I sprayed the griddle with a very light coat of Pam Cooking Spray and spread about 1/2 tablespoon of Blue Bonnet Light Butter on it. Heated it on medium heat. I also turned the oven on at 425 degrees, for the Fries.

 

 

While the griddle was heating I got the Sandwich ready to grill. Took a slice of the Sour Dough Bread and topped it with some of the Kraft Mayo, the Boar’s Head Ham, the Sargento Swiss, French’s Mustard, and added the top slice of the Sour Dough Bread. I then Buttered the bottom and top halves of the Bread with Blue Bonnet Butter. With the griddle heated I grilled my Sandwich. Grilled the bottom half just over 3 minutes, then flipped it over and grilled the other side about 2 1/2 minutes. Until both sides were golden brown! I love Grilled Sandwiches!

 

 

 

I had already preheated the oven, so as the Sandwich was finishing cooking I baked the Fries, I’m using Alexia Organic Yukon Select Fries. It had been a while since I had these so I bought a package of these while at Meijer yesterday also. Seasoned them with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Black Peppercorn Medley. Baked them at 425 degrees for 16 minutes. They bake up beautifully and seasoned just right, excellent Shoestring Fry! Plus they are only 120 calories and 15 net carbs. It’s an easy prepared but hot and filling meal. For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding topped with Cool Whip Free.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boar’s Head Sweet Slice Boneless Smoked Ham
With natural juices.

Enjoy the exceptional flavor of a traditional bone-in ham without the bone. Available in the Deli retail case as a center of the plate item or at the Service Deli sliced by the pound for a sandwich of note.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 2 oz (56g)
Servings Per Container Varied
Amount Per Serving
Calories 60 Calories from Fat 20
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.5g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Trans Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.5g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 520mg 22%
Potassium 160mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 10g 20%
http://boarshead.com/products/detail/11018-sweet-slice-brand-boneless-smoked-ham

Goldminer California Sourdough Bread – non-gmo square
SQUARES
Take your sandwich or favorite toast to the next level or use our squares as the base of breakfast casseroles or get crafty and try your hand at sandwich sushi!

Ingredients
ENRICHED WHEAT FLOUR (WHEAT FLOUR, MALTED BARLEY FLOUR, NIACIN, REDUCED IRON, THIAMIN MONONITRATE,

RIBOFLAVIN, FOLIC ACID), WATER, SALT, YEAST.
Allergens
CONTAINS: WHEAT. MAY CONTAIN SOYBEAN, EGGS AND TREE NUTS.

https://californiagoldminer.com/sourdough-breads
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Enticing Enchiladas

October 11, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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Also from the Jennie – O Turkey website I have a recipe for Enticing Enchiladas. This one is also made using JENNIE-O® Lean Ground Turkey.  You’ll also need Red Bell Peppers, Onion, Garlic, Chili Powder, Mild Enchilada Sauce, Monterey Jack Cheese, and served on Taco Size Flour Tortillas with toppings of Shredded Lettuce, Diced Tomato, and Avocado. Again you can find this recipe at the Jennie – O Turkey erbsite. Enjoy and Make the SWITCH in 2019! https://www.jennieo.com/

Enticing Enchiladas
If you haven’t tried turkey enchiladas, you’re missing out on one of life’s great pleasures. With a prep time of just 20 minutes, this kid-friendly Mexican dinner has under 500 calories per serving.

INGREDIENTS
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 green or red bell pepper, chopped
½ cup chopped onion
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 (16-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Lean Ground Turkey
1 tablespoon Mexican seasoning or chili powder
2 (10-ounce) cans mild enchilada sauce, divided
1 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend or Monterey jack cheese, divided
12 taco-size flour tortillas
1 cup shredded lettuce
½ cup diced tomato
½ cup diced ripe avocado, if desired

DIRECTIONS
1) Heat oven to 375ºF. Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add bell pepper, onion and garlic; cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cook turkey as specified on the package. Always cook to well-done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer. Stir in seasoning and ½ cup enchilada sauce. Remove from heat; stir in ½ cup cheese.
2) Spread ½ cup enchilada sauce over bottom of 13 x 9-inch baking dish. Spoon about 3 tablespoons turkey mixture down center of each tortilla. Roll up and place seam side down in prepared dish. Spoon remaining enchilada sauce evenly over enchiladas. Cover with foil; bake 20 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining 1 cup cheese. Return to oven and bake uncovered 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and sauce is bubbly. Garnish with lettuce and tomato. Top with avocado, if desired.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING

Calories 440
Protein 26g
Carbohydrates 42g
Fiber 4g
Sugars 4g
Fat 18g
Cholesterol 70mg
Sodium 990mg
Saturated Fat 7g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/220-enticing-enchiladas

Kitchen Hint of the Week!

October 11, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | 2 Comments
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Homemade Enchiladas……………

The most important tip for avoiding soggy enchiladas is to briefly fry your tortillas in hot oil before you fill and roll. This creates a little bit of a barrier so that the tortillas don’t soak up too much of the sauce and therefore start to break down. Enjoy!

Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Wholesome Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bars

October 10, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in 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 Wholesome Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bars. Sugar Substitute, Spices, Molasses, Reduced Fat Cream Cheese, and Chocolate Chips are just some of the ingredients you’ll be needing to make this week’s recipe. There’s 110 calories and 13 net carbs per serving! The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you’ll find a huge assortment of Diabetic Friendly Recipes along with Diabetes Management Tips, Diabetes News, and much more! Plus you can subscribe to one of my favorite Recipe Magazines, the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. I left a link to subscribe to the Magazine at the end of the post. So Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Wholesome Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bars

Ingredients
1 cup white whole wheat flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar substitute*
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 can (15 ounces) solid packed pumpkin
2 large eggs
1/4 cup canola oil
1 container (2 1/2 ounces) puréed baby food prunes
2 tablespoons molasses
2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
4 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese
4 ounces nonfat cream cheese
2 tablespoons sugar substitute*
1/2 cup reduced-fat whipped topping
6 tablespoons mini chocolate chips

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

2 – In medium bowl mix together flours, 3/4 cup sugar substitute, baking powder, baking soda, and spices.

3 – In large bowl stir together pumpkin, eggs, oil, prune purée, molasses, and brown sugar. Mix in flour mixture and stir just until combined.

4 – Spoon into pan, smooth, and bake 20 to 25 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on rack.

5 – In small bowl beat together cream cheeses and 2 tablespoons sugar substitute. Beat in whipped topping. Spread frosting onto cooled cake and top with chocolate chips. Cut into 24 squares.

*This recipe was tested using sucralose-based sugar substitute.

Yield: 24 servings.

Serving size: 1 square.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 110 calories, Carbohydrates: 15 g, Protein: 3 g, Fat: 4 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 20 mg, Sodium: 170 mg, Fiber: 2 g

Exchanges per serving: 1 Bread/Starch, 1/2 Fat.
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/wholesome-chocolate-chip-pumpkin-bars/


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Diabetic Pie Recipes

October 10, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | 3 Comments
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Diabetic Pie Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Diabetic Pie Recipes with recipes including Light and Luscious Pumpkin Pie, Mixed Berry Cobbler, and Banana Split Tarts. Find these recipes and much more at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/


Diabetic Pie Recipes
Find healthy, delicious diabetic pie recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Light and Luscious Pumpkin Pie
If pumpkin pie is a must for the holidays, this version fulfills that holiday tradition without derailing your meal plan……………..

Mixed Berry Cobbler
This mixed berry cobbler dessert is delicious and full of fruit to satisfy your sweet cravings………

Banana Split Tarts
Ready in just five minutes, this dessert for one is super-satisfying………………

* Click the link below to get all the Diabetic Pie Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/19971/health-condition/diabetic/desserts/pie/

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