Spaghetti and Meatballs

October 6, 2013 at 5:19 PM | Posted in cheese, Honeysuckle White Turkey Products, Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Pasta, spaghetti | 4 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Spaghetti and Meatballs

 

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Wow some heavy rains the past 24 hours! They say the heaviest rains have passed but still more on the way. A little cooler days coming in for next week. For dinner tonight I prepared some Spaghetti and Meatballs. Whole Wheat Spaghetti, Turkey Meatballs, and Low Carb Pasta Sauce.

 

 

I used Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Whole Wheat Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs along with Honeysuckle White Turkey Meatballs. The Honeysuckle White Turkey Meatballs are the best I’ve found, fantastic taste and their 190 calories and 5 net carbs for 3 Meatballs. Topped everything with some fresh grated Parmesan Cheese, fresh grated Dutch Gouda and Bella Vita Low Carb Pasta Sauce (Meat Flavored). I was out of fresh Mushrooms so I added a jar of Pennsylvania Dutch Sliced Mushrooms to the Sauce as it simmered. For dessert later a Del Monte No Sugar Added Peach Chunks Cup.

 

 

 

 

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Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Spaghetti

Here’s something to absorb: One serving of RONZONI HEALTHY HARVEST pasta has over 20% of your daily recommended fiber intake – but did you know that fiber is good for you in more ways than just digestion?

People with diets high in fiber have a lower risk for weight gain, obesity, development of insulin resistance and diabetes. Fiber also prevents constipation, hemorrhoids and diverticulosis, but it also helps reduce the risk of certain chronic diseases like colon and breast cancer. Fiber may help lower LDL (bad) cholesterol and total cholesterol, therefore reducing the risk of heart disease. It can also help lower blood sugar to better manage diabetes.

Dietary fiber is the edible part of plants, primarily carbohydrates that are resistant to digestion and absorption in the small intestine. Fiber may be digested by fermentation in the large intestine. By eating high fiber foods you feel fuller, eat less, with fewer absorbed calories.

Fiber comes in two basic forms – soluble and insoluble. Soluble fiber is found in fruits, vegetables, seeds, brown rice, oats and barley. It prevents or reduces the absorption of certain substances into the bloodstream. Insoluble fiber is found mainly in whole grains and on the outside of seeds, fruits, legumes, and other foods. It is like a sponge that swells within the intestine to promote more efficient elimination and alleviate some digestive disorders.

Fiber is found only in plant foods and passes through the digestive tract without being completely broken down. Being indigestible, fiber provides no nutrients to the body, which is why for many years it was removed from processed foods like white bread. But, nutritionists have since discovered that fiber performs valuable functions precisely because it is not digested, and it is essential to good health.

 

Whole Grain Spaghetti

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 2oz (56g) Dry Uncooked
Servings per Container: About 7

Amount Per Serving

Calories 180 Calories from Fat 10

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 1g 2%

Saturated Fat 0g 0%

Trans Fat 0g

Cholesterol 0mg 0%

Sodium 0mg 0%

Total Carbohydrates 41g 14%

Dietary Fiber 6g 23%

Sugars <1g

Protein 7g

 

 

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Bella Vita

Bella Vita Low Carb Pasta Sauce

Bella Vita (Italian for “Beautiful Life”) is made from succulent, vine-ripened sweet plum tomatoes, and is simmered in extra virgin olive oil.

Bella Vita sauces have only 4g net carbs per serving, are cholesterol free and are OU Kosher Pareve. Now you can enjoy healthy, all natural, low carb pasta dishes with plenty of pleasure…and none of the guilt. Now that’s a beautiful life.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1/2 cup (125g)

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 50Calories 70

% Daily Values*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 590mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 1g
Protein 2g

 

Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs w/ Baked Parm Toast

August 19, 2012 at 5:22 PM | Posted in diabetes, Honeysuckle White Turkey Products, Kraft Cheese, low calorie, low carb, pasta, Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Pasta | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs w/ Baked Parm Toast
My parents have both been wanting Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs so that’s the dinner tonight! I used Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Whole Wheat Spaghetti along with Honeysuckle White Turkey Meatballs. Topped everything with Kraft Shredded Parmesan Cheese and Bella Vita Low Carb Pasta Sauce (Meat Flavored). Along with the great taste the Sauce is only 70 Calories and 6 Carbs! At the end of the post I left the product description for the Ronzoni Spaghetti and the Bella Vita Pasta Sauce.

I also had healthy Life Whole Grain Bread that I buttered with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter and then sprinkled with Shredded Parm Cheese. Then I baked it at 350 degrees for 7 minutes. Makes a good side for any Pasta dish. For dessert/snack a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Jolly Time Pop Corn.

Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Nutrition

Here’s something to absorb: One serving of RONZONI HEALTHY HARVEST pasta has over 20% of your daily recommended fiber intake – but did you know that fiber is good for you in more ways than just digestion?

People with diets high in fiber have a lower risk for weight gain, obesity, development of insulin resistance and diabetes. Fiber also prevents constipation, hemorrhoids and diverticulosis, but it also helps reduce the risk of certain chronic diseases like colon and breast cancer. Fiber may help lower LDL (bad) cholesterol and total cholesterol, therefore reducing the risk of heart disease. It can also help lower blood sugar to better manage diabetes.

Dietary fiber is the edible part of plants, primarily carbohydrates that are resistant to digestion and absorption in the small intestine. Fiber may be digested by fermentation in the large intestine. By eating high fiber foods you feel fuller, eat less, with fewer absorbed calories.

Fiber comes in two basic forms – soluble and insoluble. Soluble fiber is found in fruits, vegetables, seeds, brown rice, oats and barley. It prevents or reduces the absorption of certain substances into the bloodstream. Insoluble fiber is found mainly in whole grains and on the outside of seeds, fruits, legumes, and other foods. It is like a sponge that swells within the intestine to promote more efficient elimination and alleviate some digestive disorders.

Fiber is found only in plant foods and passes through the digestive tract without being completely broken down. Being indigestible, fiber provides no nutrients to the body, which is why for many years it was removed from processed foods like white bread. But, nutritionists have since discovered that fiber performs valuable functions precisely because it is not digested, and it is essential to good health.

The 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends everyone consume 14 g of fiber for every 1000 calories. Ronzoni Healthy Harvest is an excellent source of fiber, with 5-6 grams of fiber in every 2 oz. serving. Fiber is an integral part of your everyday diet, and RONZONI HEALTHY HARVEST pasta, as an excellent source, is a perfect solution to get more of it onto your family’s plate!

Whole Grain Spaghetti

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 2oz (56g) Dry Uncooked
Servings per Container: About 7

Amount Per Serving

Calories 180 Calories from Fat 10

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 1g 2%

Saturated Fat 0g 0%

Trans Fat 0g

Cholesterol 0mg 0%

Sodium 0mg 0%

Total Carbohydrates 41g 14%

Dietary Fiber 6g 23%

Sugars <1g

Protein 7g

http://ronzonihealthyharvest.newworldpasta.com/pasta_nutrition.cfm?prodId=003340006502
Bella Vita
Low Carb Pasta Sauces
Bella Vita (Italian for “Beautiful Life”) is made from succulent, vine-ripened sweet plum tomatoes, and is simmered in extra virgin olive oil.

Bella Vita sauces have only 4g net carbs per serving, are cholesterol free and are OU Kosher Pareve. Now you can enjoy healthy, all natural, low carb pasta dishes with plenty of pleasure…and none of the guilt. Now that’s a beautiful life!

Bella Vita
Low Carb Pasta Sauce, Meat Flavored
26 oz.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1/2 Cup (125g)
Servings Per Container: about 6

Amount
Per Serving % Daily
Value*

Total Calories 70

Calories From Fat 50

Total Fat 5g 8%

Saturated Fat 1g 4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0mg

Sodium 590mg 25%

Total Carbohydrates 6g 2%

Dietary Fiber 2g 7%

Sugars 1g

Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs

February 13, 2012 at 6:16 PM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Honeysuckle White Turkey Products, Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Pasta, spaghetti, Whole wheat pasta | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs w/ Bella Vita Low Carb Pasta Sauce

It’s National ‘Eat Italian Food’ Day today so it was spaghetti night tonight! I used Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Whole Wheat Spaghetti along with Honeysuckle White Turkey Meatballs. Topped everything with Shredded Parmesan Cheese and Bella Vita Low Carb Pasta Sauce (Meat Flavored). Along with the great taste the Sauce is only 70 Calories and 6 Carbs! I also had healthy Life Whole Grain Bread that I buttered and then sprinkled with Shredded Parm Cheese. Then I baked it at 350 degrees for 7 minutes. Makes a good side for any Pasta dish. For dessert/snack later a Yoplait Delight Chocolate Eclair Parfait.

Whole Grain Penne Pasta and Turkey Sausage

January 26, 2012 at 6:27 PM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Johnsonville Meats, pasta | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu:  Whole Grain Penne Pasta and Turkey Sausage w/ Low Carb Pasta Sauce and Whole Grain Bread

Another rainy and dreary day and on days like this nothing like a hearty and healthy comfort food dinner.I hadWhole Grain Penne Pasta and Turkey Sausage. This is a definite added recipe keeper! I used Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Whole Grain Penne Rigate Pasta, a healthy pasta choice at 180 calories and 41 carbs. For the sauce I used Bella Vita Low Carb Pasta Sauce and that being only 70 calories and 6 carbs! I love this sauce it has great flavor and good on any pasta. So you get the full flavor of pasta sauce but not the calories or carbs. Then for the Turkey Sausage I tried a new one, Johnsonville Turkey Sausage. The sausage is 110 calories and 0 carbs.

I precooked and sliced the Turkey Sausage earlier. I boiled the pasta and while it was boiling I heated the pasta sauce and added the sliced Turkey Sausage. After boiling and draining the pasta I added the pasta back to pot and added the sauce and sausage to it and mixed until the pasta was well coated. Seasoned the Pasta with McCormick Grinder Italian Seasoning and some fresh chopped Italian Parsley. Served the pasta with Healthy Choice Whole Grain Bread. For dessert later a Pillsbury Nut Quick Bread Cupcake. Instead of making the Nut Quick Bread in mini loaf pans I made them into cupcakes, they turned out fantastic.

 

 

Leftovers – Whole Grain Penne Pasta and Turkey Sausage

January 9, 2012 at 6:28 PM | Posted in diabetes, Food, Johnsonville Meats, Whole wheat pasta | 3 Comments
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Today’s Menu:  Leftovers – Whole Grain Penne Pasta and Turkey Sausage w/ Low Carb Pasta Sauce and Rustic French Bread

It was so good I’m having it twice! I warmed up last night’s leftovers of Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Whole Grain Penne Rigate Pasta, a healthy pasta choice at 180 calories and 41 carbs along with the sauce. I used Bella Vita Low Carb Pasta Sauce and that being only 70 calories and 6 carbs! I love this sauce it has great flavor and good on any pasta. So you get the full flavor of pasta sauce but not the calories or carbs. Then for the Turkey Sausage I tried a new one, Johnsonville Turkey Sausage. The sausage is 110 calories and 0 carbs.

I had precooked and sliced the Turkey Sausage earlier. I boiled the pasta and while it was boiling I heated the pasta sauce and added the sliced Turkey Sausage. After boiling and draining the pasta I added the pasta back to pot and added the sauce and sausage to it and mixed until the pasta was well coated. Seasoned the Pasta with McCormick Grinder Italian Seasoning and some fresh chopped Italian Parsley. Served the pasta with Pillsbury Rustic French Bread. For dessert/snack later a Mini Bag of Jolly Time 100 Calorie Pop Corn

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