Kitchen Hint of the Day!

December 26, 2017 at 6:29 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Bananas………

Bananas may be stored in the refrigerator. The cold will turn the skin brown but will not damage the fruit inside. This will also slow down ripening. This is the only way you can keep them for any length of time.

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Healthy Fruit Recipes

November 25, 2017 at 6:31 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Fruit Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Fruit Recipes like; Pineapple Nice Cream, Farro Salad with Cranberries and Persimmons, and Chocolate-Peanut Butter Protein Shake. Find these and much more all the EatingWell website. And if you’re looking for a great Food Magazine try the EatingWell Magazine, I’ve had a subscription for years. Each issue is packed with delicious recipes Eating Healthy Tips. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.eatingwell.com/

 

Healthy Fruit Recipes
Find healthy, delicious fruit recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Pineapple Nice Cream
All-fruit, dairy-free and with no added sugar—these are the hallmarks of nice cream, a healthy alternative to ice cream. This pineapple nice cream has tropical flavors, thanks to a hit of mango and lime. It takes just minutes to make this naturally sweet frozen dessert in the food processor or a blender. Enjoy it alone, or top with fresh fruit and toasted coconut…….

Farro Salad with Cranberries and Persimmons
When shopping for this healthy salad recipe, be sure to pick up the right type of persimmons. The flat-bottomed Fuyus called for here are bright orange and have texture of an almost-ripe peach when ready to eat—perfect for salsas and salads, with or without the peel. Oval-shaped, darker orange and larger Hachiyas are only edible when almost liquid on the inside. The flesh is best used in baking or can be scooped out of the skin and eaten like custard. Underripe, they are off-puttingly tart…….

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Protein Shake
This creamy high-protein shake will keep you satisfied for hours and tastes like a chocolate-peanut butter banana milkshake. You don’t even need to add protein powder, thanks to the naturally occurring protein in the soymilk, Greek yogurt and peanut butter…….

 

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Healthy Pancake Recipes

October 10, 2017 at 5:26 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and magazine its Healthy Pancake Recipes. Delicious and healthy Pancake recipes like; Whole-Grain Buttermilk Pancakes, German Apple Pancake, and Pumpkin Pancakes. Find these and more all at the EatingWell website. Plus don’t forget to subscribe to the EatingWell website! Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.eatingwell.com/

 

Healthy Pancake Recipes
Find healthy, delicious pancake recipes including blueberry, banana, chocolate chip and low-calorie pancakes. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

 

Whole-Grain Buttermilk Pancakes
This healthy whole-grain buttermilk pancake recipe uses 100% whole-wheat flour, heart-healthy canola oil and just a tablespoon of sugar. Compared to most store-bought mixes or a classic recipe, this recipe saves about 30 calories, 3 grams saturated fat and 4 grams total sugar per serving, plus you’ll dish up 2 extra grams of fiber. If you want to experiment with different types of whole grains, replace up to ½ cup of the whole-wheat flour with cornmeal, oats and/or buckwheat flour. Or add extra fiber and omega-3s by adding up to 3 tablespoons of ground flaxseed or chia seeds………..

 

German Apple Pancake
A judicious use of butter and sugar gives this classic German apple pancake—also known as a Dutch baby—less than a third of the fat and considerably fewer calories than the original breakfast treat. The topping—sautéed apples glazed with apple-cider syrup—is wonderful on oatmeal, waffles and frozen yogurt too……..

 

Pumpkin Pancakes
This healthy whole-grain pumpkin pancake recipe produces fluffy cakes with a beautiful orange hue from pureed pumpkin and light crunch from toasted pecans. If you want to experiment with different types of whole grains, replace up to ½ cup of the whole-wheat flour with cornmeal, oats and/or buckwheat flour. Or add extra fiber and omega-3s by adding up to 3 tablespoons of ground flaxseed or chia seeds…….

 

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Pancake Recipes.
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/18659/mealtimes/breakfast-brunch/pancakes/

Frozen Pops and Ice Pop Recipes

August 15, 2017 at 5:03 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website its Frozen Pops and Ice Pop Recipes. The perfect Summertime Treats and they are all Diabetic Friendly! Delicious Frozen Pops and Ice Pop Recipes like; Pudding Pops, Banana Buster Pops, and Layered Frozen Chocolate Coffee Pops. You can these and more all at the Diabetic Living Online website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 

Frozen Pops and Ice Pop Recipes

When you’re looking to beat the heat, nothing’s better than a cold treat. Instead of reaching for high-fat, high-carb ice cream sundaes or bars, pick one of these light and pleasing options. With our simple, delicious frozen pop recipes, you can sit back, relax, and cool down with a guilt-free diabetic dessert.

 

Layered Frozen Chocolate Coffee Pops

These delectable frozen coffees on a stick will give you a pick-me-up and cool-down all in one……..

 

Banana Buster Pops

It’s like a banana split on a stick! Just freeze chocolate-dipped bananas with a sprinkle of crunchy peanuts for a low-carb chocolate dessert everyone will love……

 

Pudding Pops

Mix and match your favorite pudding flavors in these creamy, cool treats. Each pop has just 7 grams of carb, making it a no-worries indulgence……

 

* Click this link to get all the Frozen Pops and Ice Pop Recipes
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/dessert/frozen-pops-and-ice-pop-recipes

Diabetic Frozen Dessert Recipes: Ice Cream, Sherbet, Frozen Pops and More

August 12, 2017 at 5:33 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website its Diabetic Frozen Dessert Recipes: Ice Cream, Sherbet, Frozen Pops and More. You know what they say” I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice-cream” You can find recipes for; Silky Chocolate Milkshakes, Raspberry-Mocha Ice Cream Brownie Cake, and Banana Split Ice Cream Pie. Find these and so much more at the Diabetic Living Online website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 

Diabetic Frozen Dessert Recipes: Ice Cream, Sherbet, Frozen Pops and More

Frozen desserts are in high demand any time of year, and our collection of diabetic recipes will let you enjoy your favorites guilt-free. Whether you want ice cream, ice pops, sherbet, frozen yogurt, snow cones, or ice cream pie, our sweet frozen treats can’t be beat.

 

Silky Chocolate Milkshakes

Light, silken-style tofu is the unexpected ingredient that gives this diabetic milkshake its high-protein appeal. Choose light vanilla ice cream and unsweetened cocoa powder to help slim down the dessert…..

 

Raspberry-Mocha Ice Cream Brownie Cake

Love raspberries and chocolate? Part brownie and part ice cream, this diabetes-friendly recipe has all the flavor of a gourmet dessert with half the calories, carbs, and fat.

 

Banana Split Ice Cream Pie

With a few lightened tweaks, you can enjoy a slice of this ice cream pie and eat it, too. Of course, no banana split is complete without a dollop of whipped cream and a strawberry on top!…..

 

* Click the link below to get all the Diabetic Frozen Dessert Recipes: Ice Cream, Sherbet, Frozen Pops and More
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/dessert/ice-cream-sherbet-frozen-pop-recipes

Easy No-Bake Diabetic Dessert Recipes

August 5, 2017 at 5:10 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website its Easy No-Bake Diabetic Dessert Recipes. Delicious and Diabetic Friendly No-Bake Diabetic Desserts like; Bing Cherry Fool, Bananas Foster Pudding Cups, and Caramel Apple Crisp. Find these and more all from the Diabetic Living Online website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 

Easy No-Bake Diabetic Dessert Recipes
No need to preheat! Whether it’s hot outside or you just need a quick sweet treat, whip up one of these diabetes-friendly desserts without ever turning on the oven. Find recipes for no-bake cheesecakes, simple cereal cookies, and refreshing fruit desserts that are delicious, healthy, and easy-to-make!

 

Bing Cherry Fool

In our low-calorie, low-fat twist on the traditional fool, we cut whipped topping with Greek yogurt and marbled it with a sweet cherry mixture…….

 

Bananas Foster Pudding Cups

Start with fat-free, sugar-free instant pudding mix to make assembling these caramel-drenched dessert cups a breeze. Top the 165-calorie treat with chopped pecans……

 

Caramel Apple Crisp

Instead of baked apple crisp, turn to this speedy, granola-topped version that requires only a few minutes on the stove top and boasts just 172 calories per serving……

 

* Click the link below to get all the Easy No-Bake Diabetic Dessert Recipes
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/dessert/easy-no-bake-diabetic-dessert-recipes

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

July 7, 2017 at 5:36 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Banana’s……….

 

The skins of bananas become slightly flecked with brown when ripe. Slightly green, under ripe banana will ripen at room temperature in a few days.

Ohio Festivals June 9-11, 2017

June 7, 2017 at 4:51 AM | Posted in Festivals | Leave a comment
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June 9-10, 2017 Annual Pork Rind Heritage Festival – Harrod, Ohio
The Pork Rind Heritage Festival offers family fun, entertainment, and Rudolph Foods’ famous popped pork rinds. The two day event includes live entertainment, corn hole tournaments, a 5K Run, and much more for the whole family. Second weekend in June.

http://www.porkrindfest.com/about/

 

 

June 9-10, 2017 23rd Annual Banana Split Festival – Wilmington, Ohio
Celebrating Wilmington’s claim as the birthplace of the Banana Split in 1907. Music, car show, crafts, games, etc.

http://www.bananasplitfestival.com/

 

 

June 9-11, 2017
Versailles Poultry Days
Versailles, Ohio
The 66th annual event will have chicken dinners, entertainment, Miss Chick and Little Miss Poultry Days contests, rides and games for all ages, two parades, kiddie tractor pull, 5K Run, arts, crafts, flower, and photography shows, and the greatest Ultimate Frisbee Tournament in the world! Attendance: 25,000.

http://www.versaillespoultrydays.com/

 

 

June 9-11, 2017 53rd Strawberry Festival – Bedford, Ohio
Presented by the Bedford Historical Society, the festival will offer plenty of berries with ice cream, entertainment, and a classic car show.

http://www.bedfordohiohistory.org/

 

 

June 10, 2017 Yellow Springs Street Fair – Yellow Springs, Ohio
An all-day festival with entertainment throughout the Village. Over 200 booths. Two Music Stages, a Beer Garden and Street Performers throughout town. For children, Primary Languages will have free crafts along with face painting and cookie decorating with donations going to the Dayton International School.

http://www.yellowspringsohio.org/street-fair/

Our Best Brunch Recipes

April 28, 2017 at 5:12 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its – Our Best Brunch Recipes. Make Brunch healthier with these delicious dishes; Banana-Chocolate Chip Pancakes, Huevos Rancheros Verdes, Baked Eggs in Prosciutto-Hash Brown Cups, and more! So check the EatingWell website out today. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.eatingwell.com/

 

 

Our Best Brunch Recipes
Weekend brunch is easy with these deliciously healthy recipes for French toast, muffins, quiches and make-ahead casseroles. Grab a mimosa, sit back, relax and enjoy a leisurely weekend meal with friends and family.

 

 

Banana-Chocolate Chip Pancakes
This healthy whole-grain buttermilk pancake recipe adds mini-chocolate chips and mashed banana to the 100% whole-wheat flour base. If you want to experiment with different types of whole grains, replace up to 1/2 cup of the whole-wheat flour with cornmeal, oats and/or buckwheat flour. Or add extra fiber and healthy omega-3 fats by adding up to 3 tablespoons of ground flaxseed or chia seeds……..

 
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……

 
Baked Eggs in Prosciutto-Hash Brown Cups
Wow your brunch guests with this adorable muffin-tin recipe of baked eggs in a “nest” of prosciutto and hash browns. Make sure you really wring out as much liquid as you can from the potatoes before you bake them–it will prevent the cups from sticking in the muffin tin…..

 

 

 

* Click the link below to get all the – Our Best Brunch Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/22729/mealtimes/breakfast-brunch/best-brunch/slideshow/our-best-brunch-recipes/

Diabetic Dish of the Week – Banana Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

February 7, 2017 at 6:13 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Recipe of the Week | Leave a comment
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It’s Dessert for this week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week – Banana Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting. There are several versions of this recipe on different sites but the one from the CooksRecipes website has the Diabetic version. Its 120 calories and 12 net carbs per serving. And again, you can find this recipe at the CooksRecipes website! http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

 

 

Banana Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

These low-fat, low-sugar banana bars with cream cheese frosting are a winning combination.

Recipe Ingredients:Cooksrecipes 2

Banana Bars:
1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/3 cups mashed bananas*
1 1/3 cups 1% low-fat milk
2 tablespoons unsweetened pineapple juice
2 large eggs
3/4 cup Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
6 tablespoons butter, melted
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon banana extract

Cream Cheese Frosting:
2 (8 ounce) packages fat-free cream cheese
1/2 cup light butter, softened
1/3 cup Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Cooking Directions:

1 – Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Lightly coat a 13- x 9- x 2-inch baking pan with vegetable cooking spray.
2 – Combine flour, baking powder, soda, and salt; set aside
3 – Combine mashed bananas, milk and pineapple juice; set aside.
4 – Beat eggs and Splenda® Granulated Sweetener at high speed with an electric mixer for 5 minutes. Add melted butter, vanilla and banana extract; beat at medium speed until blended, about 1 minute. Add flour mixture alternately with banana mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat at low speed, just until blended after each addition; do not over-mix. Spoon mixture into prepared pan.
5 – Bake 25 minutes or until cake tester inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack.
6 – Beat cream cheese and butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add Splenda® Granulated Sweetener, beating at medium speed until blended. Stir in vanilla. Spread with Cream Cheese Frosting. Chill 30 minutes before cutting into bars.
Makes 24 (2×2 1/4-inch) bars.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/24 of recipe): Calories 120 | Calories from Fat 50 | Fat 6g (sat 3.5g) | Cholesterol 35mg | Sodium 270mg | Carbohydrates 13g | Fiber 1g | Sugars 5g | Protein 5g.
http://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/banana_bars_with_cream_cheese_frosting_recipe.html

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