Roasted Root Vegetables

November 9, 2018 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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I have a delicious and perfect side dish for any meal, Roasted Root Vegetables. New Potatoes, Beets, Turnips, Carrots, Celery,and Shallots are the Root Vegetables you’ll need. You can find this recipe at Jennie – O Turkey website. It’s just one of many delicious and healthy side dishes at the Jennie – O site. Be sure to check it out for some great recipes for Thanksgiving! Enjoy and Make the SWITCH in 2018! https://www.jennieo.com/

Roasted Root Vegetables
This is a Gluten Free Recipe

Whether from farmer’s market, the grocery store, or your own backyard, roasted root vegetables make a gorgeous side dish or appetizer. Slightly browned and tender, they’re as soft as snow but way more flavorful! Color your plate with a nutritious array of fresh veggies that bake in half an hour! They’re the perfect accent to a wintery main course.

INGREDIENTS
1 (1-pound) butternut squash, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
8 ounces small new potatoes, halved
8 ounces beets, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
8 ounces turnips, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
3 carrots, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
3 large shallots, quartered
1 tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves, chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
1½ teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
½ cup chopped fresh parsley leaves

DIRECTIONS
1) Heat oven to 400°F.
2) In large bowl, toss together butternut squash, potatoes, beets, turnips, carrots, shallot, rosemary, olive oil, brown sugar, salt and pepper.
3) Transfer mixture to 2 parchment paper-lined jellyroll pans; spread in single layer. Bake 30 minutes, stirring half way through, until vegetables are tender and slightly browned.
4) Garnish with chopped fresh parsley leaves, if desired.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING

Calories 110
Protein 2g
Carbohydrates 22g
Fiber 4g
Sugars 8g
Fat 2g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 410mg
Saturated Fat 0g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/1200-roasted-root-vegetables

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Kitchen Hint of the Day!

September 28, 2018 at 5:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Beet Greens…………

When using Beets don’t toss out the Beet Greens. Use the tender Greens in Salads, or wash, shred and saute them. You can also cook the stems.

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

July 17, 2018 at 5:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Keep the colors……….

To keep those beautiful colors of Red, Green, and Yellow in vegetables plunge them in ice water after blanching to help maintain that bright color.

It’s Nuts I tell you……….BEET POWDER

April 12, 2018 at 5:02 AM | Posted in NUTS COM | Leave a comment
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This week from the nuts.com website (https://nuts.com/) its BEET POWDER. Dehydrated Beets that are ground into a powder. They retain all the protective nutrients of ripe beets, this powder is naturally rich in vitamins, minerals, and nitrate plus all the health benefits of Beets. The Beet Powder can be used in gravies, sauces, soups, or to provide color in any recipe. The Nuts site has a huge selection of healthy and delicious products to choose from like; NUTS, DRIED FRUIT, CHOCOLATES and SWEETS, SNACKS, COFFEE and TEA, COOKING and BAKING, and GIFTS. Most items can be purchased in small amounts or in bulk. Plus there’s FREE shipping on orders over $59, see for details! Now more on the BEET POWDER. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://nuts.com/

BEET POWDER
Red beet powder can be used in gravies, sauces, soups, or to provide color in any recipe. These beets are dehydrated and then ground into a powder. Retaining all the protective nutrients of ripe beets, this powder is naturally rich in vitamins, minerals, and nitrate. There are no additives.

Taste and Uses of Beet Powder
Beet powder has a slightly sweet, earthy taste that can add a boost of nutrients to your recipes. Use a few teaspoons of the powder in sauces and salad dressings – one teaspoon of the powder is equivalent to one beet. Beet powder can also be used as an alternative food coloring in cakes and cupcakes to make them a bright red velvet color. Using cocoa in cake recipes will help subdue the beet’s natural earthy flavor.

3 Surprising Health Benefits of Beet Powder
Our beet powder is loaded with the same potent vitamins, minerals, and nutrients as the red beets it comes from. Beetroot powder is rich in antioxidants, dietary fiber, calcium, iron, potassium, folate and manganese, along with other nutrients. Perhaps most remarkably, beets are naturally rich in nitrate, compounds that can improve blood flow and lower blood pressure, leading to notable health benefits.

1) Lowers Blood Pressure: Beet powder is a naturally rich source of nitrates, which the body converts into nitric oxide, a compound that relaxes and widens blood vessels to make it easier for the heart to pump blood. A 2013 study published in the journal Hypertension found that drinking beet root juice lowered systolic blood pressure (BP) in patients for 24 hours after consuming the juice. This BP-lowering effect was not observed in the control group which did not drink the juice.

2) Increases Brain Blood Flow: Another advantage of this nitrate-rich food is that it may be beneficial in treating degenerative diseases related to aging. Findings from a 2010 study published in the journal Nitric Oxide demonstrated that consuming a high nitrate diet increased blood flow to the frontal lobe in older adults. The frontal lobe is important for cognitive function, and is usually at risk in elderly patients who are susceptible to cognitive decline. This data suggests that consuming nitrate-rich foods may improve blood flow to areas of the brain that need it most.

3) Improve Exercise Endurance: Beet powder can help improve stamina so that you can power through your workouts for longer. A 2009 study published in the Journal of Applied Physiology found that drinking beetroot juice gave participants the stamina to exercise up to 16% longer than when they were given a placebo. This endurance-boosting effect may be attributed to nitrate’s ability to regulate oxygen uptake so that exercise feels less exhausting. The participants who consumed beetroot juice also had lower resting blood pressure.

Ingredients
Beets Packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, soy, and milk products.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size 25g (~0.9 oz.)

Amount per serving
Calories 84
Calories from Fat
%DV
Total Fat 0.25g 0.5%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 137mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1.5g 6%
Sugars 11g
Protein 2.75g
Vitamin A 0.5%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 2.5%
Iron 8.25%

Storage
Store in a cool dry place for up to 1 year. It is ok to refrigerate.
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Kitchen Hint of the Day!

April 9, 2018 at 5:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Beet Red…………

To make sure beets keep their color through the entire cooking process, cook them whole with at least two inches of stem still attached, and add a few tablespoons of white vinegar to the water.

Healthy Canning and Preserve Recipes TUESDAY

March 20, 2018 at 5:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its – Healthy Canning and Preserve Recipes. Nothing better than in the dead of Winter than to go the pantry and grab a jar of your favorite fruit, vegetable, jam, etc… We always can Green Beans and Beets and they taste as good as fresh when you cook them up! So check out the EatingWell Healthy Canning and Preserve Recipes for recipes like; Bread and Butter Pickles, Pickled Jalapenos, and Rose Petal-Raspberry Jam. Find these recipes and more all at EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Canning and Preserve Recipes
Find healthy, delicious canning and preserves recipes, including jams and jellies, chutneys, pickled vegetables. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Bread and Butter Pickles
Try these tangy-sweet bread-and-butter pickles on a tuna sandwich or chopped in a tartar sauce for sautéed fish fillets……

Pickled Jalapenos
A great way to preserve a bumper crop of jalapeno peppers is to pickle them. Use them to garnish your favorite Mexican dishes…….

Rose Petal-Raspberry Jam
In this easy jam recipe, a few fragrant rose petals add a floral nuance to otherwise delicious but plain raspberry jam. If you don’t want to can the jam, store it in the refrigerator for up to 2 months. Serve with crackers and cream cheese or spread onto a vanilla cake for a healthier frosting…..

http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/22782/cooking-methods-styles/canning-preserves/

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

June 7, 2017 at 4:50 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Trim and cut……..

 

If you’ve purchased a vegetable with a leafy green top, such as beet greens or carrots, remove the green top before you store it in the fridge. The leafy tops leach moisture from the root or bulb ans shorten the vegetable’s shelf life.

Healthy Root Vegetable Recipes

May 31, 2017 at 5:27 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website its Healthy Root Vegetable Recipes. Delicious and healthy Root Vegetable Recipes including; Cider-Glazed Roots with Cinnamon Walnuts, Chile-Garlic Roasted Sweet Potatoes, and Root Vegetable Stew with Herbed Dumplings. Find these and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.eatingwell.com/

 

 

 

Healthy Root Vegetable Recipes
Easy, healthy recipes for root vegetables, including carrots, parsnips, beets, potatoes and more.

 

 

 

Cider-Glazed Roots with Cinnamon Walnuts
Here we roast a variety of roots with a brown sugar-cider glaze. Make them instead of candied sweet potatoes at your Thanksgiving celebration. If you include red beets, the whole dish will take on a gorgeous ruby hue…….

 
Chile-Garlic Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Give ordinary roasted sweet potatoes a big flavor boost with this quick, Asian-inspired seasoning mix………

 
Root Vegetable Stew with Herbed Dumplings
This root vegetable stew is flecked with sausage and topped with whole-wheat herbed dumplings. Turn up the heat by using hot Italian sausage or make it crowd-pleasing with sweet sausage. If you find beets or turnips with their greens still attached, the greens of one bunch should yield just enough for this dish. Otherwise use whatever dark leafy greens look fresh at the market……….

 

 
* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Root Vegetable Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/22304/ingredients/vegetables/root/slideshow/healthy-root-vegetable-recipes/

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

May 20, 2017 at 5:11 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Thank you to Norma W. for passing this hint along………

 

Beet it………….

 
Add a slice or two of beets to meat stews and casseroles to deepen the color of the sauce to a rich, golden brown.

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

January 31, 2017 at 6:33 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Beet Red….

 
To make sure beets keep their red color through the entire cooking process, cook them whole with at least 2 inches of stem still attached, and add a few tablespoons of white vinegar to the water

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