Kitchen Hint of the Day!

May 24, 2018 at 5:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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X-tra protein in the tacos………..

When making Tacos I sometimes add a can of rinsed black beans to the Ground Turkey and Taco mix as it’s cooking. The black beans gives it that extra protein and added flavor. Just be sure to drain and rinse the black beans to reduce the sodium content. Enjoy those Tacos!!

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“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Black and White Bean Salad

May 21, 2018 at 5:01 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Black and White Bean Salad. Made using great northern white and black beans, red onions, red pepper, spices, and Equal® Spoonful™. No Meat needed for this delicious side dish! It’s from the CooksRecipes website which has a huge selection of recipes to please all tastes! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Black and White Bean Salad

This striking side dish with great northern white and black beans is not only delicious, it’s nutritious.

Recipe Ingredients:
2 cups finely chopped red onions
2 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
1/3 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup chopped red pepper
2 tablespoons minced parsley
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons Equal® Spoonful™
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 (15-ounce) can great northern beans, drained and rinsed
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
Red pepper rings

Cooking Directions:
1 – Sauté onions in oil until crisp-tender in medium skillet; remove from heat and cool until warm.
2 – Stir vinegar, red pepper, parsley, garlic, Equal® Spoonful™ , salt and pepper into onions.
3 – Pour onion mixture over combined beans in bowl; mix well. Garnish with pepper rings.
Makes 8 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving: Serving Size: 1/8 recipe: Calories: 130, Saturated Fat: <1 g, Protein: 6 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Carbohydrates: 19 g, Fiber: 5 g, Total Fat: 4 g, Sodium: 70 mg.

https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/white-and-black-bean-salad-diabetic-recipe.html

Diabetic Dish of the Week – Jamaican Curried Rice TUESDAY

March 20, 2018 at 5:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is a Jamaican Curried Rice. Add flavor to your next Meal with this week’s recipe – Jamaican Curried Rice. Using rice with black beans, red bell pepper, onions and pineapple. Lime juice and curry. This should go good with any dish but especially your Seafood Dishes! You can find this recipe at the CooksRecipes website which has a huge selection recipes to please all tastes! So Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Jamaican Curried Rice
This zesty flavored rice dish combines cooked rice with black beans, red bell pepper, onions and pineapple. Lime juice and curry get your attention and add that great island taste.

Recipe Ingredients:
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 cup diced red bell pepper
1/2 cup sliced green onions
2 tablespoons curry powder
3 cups hot cooked rice
1/4 cup Equal® Spoonful*
2 tablespoons lime juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 (20-ounce) can pineapple chunks, drained
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup salted cashews

Cooking Directions:
1 – Heat oil in medium skillet. Cook and stir bell pepper and onions 2 to 3 minutes. Add curry powder; stir 30 seconds.
2 – Combine cooked rice, Equal®, lime juice and salt in medium-size bowl. Stir in cooked vegetable mixture, pineapple and black beans. Rice may be served warm or at room temperature. Sprinkle with cashews just before serving.
Makes 8 servings.

*May substitute 6 packets Equal sweetener

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe): calories 196, protein 6 g, carbohydrate 31 g, fat 3 g, cholesterol 0 mg, sodium 474 mg.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/jamaican_curried_rice_recipe.html

Healthy Black Bean Chili Recipes

January 24, 2018 at 6:34 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its – Healthy Black Bean Chili Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Black Bean Chili Recipes like; Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili, Buffalo and Black Bean Chili, and Tex-Mex Chili Nachos. Find these delicious recipes and more all the EatingWell website. Don’t forget to subscribe to the Eating Well Magazine. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Black Bean Chili Recipes
Find healthy, delicious black bean chili recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili
Make a double batch of this quick vegetarian chili, full of black beans and sweet potatoes, and eat it for lunch the next day or freeze the extras for another night. We love the smoky heat from the ground chipotle, but omit it if you prefer a mild chili. Serve with tortilla chips or cornbread and coleslaw…….

Buffalo and Black Bean Chili
In this healthy buffalo and black bean chili recipe, the buffalo is cooked with sweet red bell peppers and spiced with two types of chili powder, cocoa powder and espresso powder, making this chili mouthwatering and memorable. Ground buffalo, also known as ground bison, is a healthy alternative to ground beef because it’s naturally lower in fat and has a rich, delectable flavor. After all the ingredients are added to the pot, we like to slowly simmer our chili for close to an hour to develop the best flavor, but if you’re in a hurry, reduce the liquid by half and simmer for 20 to 25 minutes.

Tex-Mex Chili Nachos
This healthy nacho recipe is a great way to use leftover chili. Serve these nachos as a game-day appetizer or for a hearty lunch. To make these nachos super-fast, skip layering each chip with the toppings and just pile everything onto a platter…….

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Black Bean Chili Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/18952/main-dishes/chili/black-bean/

20 Healthy Meals You Can Make in 20 Minutes

October 3, 2017 at 5:03 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its – 20 Healthy Meals You Can Make in 20 Minutes. In a hurry but still want a delicious and healthy meal, try these recipes from EatingWell! Recipes like; Classic Sesame Noodles with Chicken, Black Bean-Smothered Sweet Potatoes, and Moo Shu Vegetables. Find these and all the others at the EatingWell website. Plus don’t forget to subscribe to the EatingWell Magazine, every issue is packed with healthy and delicious recipes. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.eatingwell.com/

 

20 Healthy Meals You Can Make in 20 Minutes
Think you don’t have enough time to make a healthy dinner? These easy recipes are ready in 20 minutes—less time than it takes to order and drive to get takeout. So send those excuses right out the door and get cooking with one of these 20-minute dinner recipes.

 

Classic Sesame Noodles with Chicken
Classic sesame noodles become a healthy meal with lean chicken and tons of veggies in this quick recipe for Asian noodles. Be sure to rinse the spaghetti until it’s cold, then give it a good shake in the colander until it’s well drained. Are you a spiralizing pro? Swap 5 cups of raw zucchini, carrot or other veggie “noodles” for the cooked pasta…….

 

Black Bean-Smothered Sweet Potatoes
For a quick and satisfying last-minute supper, it’s hard to beat a sweet potato zapped in the microwave. The fragrant filling of beans and tomato adds protein, making it a nutritionally complete entree. Be sure to eat the potato skin; it’s full of fiber…….

 

Moo Shu Vegetables
This vegetarian version of the classic Chinese stir-fry, Moo Shu, uses already-shredded vegetables to cut down on the prep time. Serve with warm whole-wheat tortillas, Asian hot sauce and extra hoisin if desired…….

 

* Click the link below to get all the – 20 Healthy Meals You Can Make in 20 Minutes
http://www.eatingwell.com/search/results/?wt=20%20healthy%20meals%20you%20can%20make%20in%2020%20minutes&sort=re

Soup Special of the Day……..Black Bean and Chorizo Soup

September 10, 2017 at 6:06 AM | Posted in Diabetic Gourmet Magazine, soup, Soup Special of the Day | Leave a comment
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This week’s Soup Special of the Day is – Black Bean and Chorizo Soup. You take Black Beans, add Chorizo, plus all the other ingredients and you have this week’s Soup Special! It’s a recipe from the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website, which is loaded with Diabetic Friendly Recipes, tips, and Diabetic news. Just an excellent site. Plus don’t forget to subscribe to the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine. Each issue is packed with delicious and healthy recipes. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

 

Black Bean and Chorizo Soup
This hearty Black bean soup will warm you up on a cold day.

Yield: 10 servings.
1/2 cup per serving.
View online:Southwestern Bean Soup

Ingredients

1 Tbsp canola oil
1/2 onion, cubed
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tomato, deseeded and chopped
1 ancho chile, seeded, soaked in hot water
1 pasilla pepper, seeded, soaked in hot water
1 (19 oz) can black beans
1 bouquet garni (1 Tbsp each dried cilantro, oregano, marjoram wrapped in cheesecloth)*
1 lime, halved
4 cup chicken broth
2 Tbsp mezcal or tequila
Salt to taste
6 Tbsp chorizo, fried and crumbled
6 Tbsp low-fat buttermilk

*Bouquet garni is a bundle of herbs used to prepare soup, stock and various stews. The bouquet is boiled with other ingredients, but removed prior to consumption. To make the bouquet, use 1 Tbsp each of dried cilantro, oregano and marjoram and place in cheesecloth to form a bundle.
Directions

In deep pan or pot, heat canola oil at high heat and add onion. Saute until brown and add garlic. Reduce heat to medium. Stir in tomatoes and peppers. Cook 15 minutes, stirring constantly to avoid burning.
Combine black beans, bouquet garni, limes and broth with mixture. Cook 5 minutes. Add mezcal or tequila, salt and discard lime halves and herbs. Cook 10 minutes. Blend and season to taste.
Garnish with buttermilk and chorizo.

Tip: If too thick, add more broth

Nutritional Information Per Serving:
Calories: 180
Protein: 10 g
Fat: 7 g
Sodium: 310 mg
Cholesterol: 10 mg
Saturated Fat: 2 g
Dietary Fiber: 6 g
Carbohydrates: 18 g
https://diabeticgourmet.com/articles/diabetic-meals-10-healthy-soup-and-chowder-recipes/

Soup Special of the Day………Black Bean Vegetable Soup

August 6, 2017 at 5:25 AM | Posted in soup, Soup Special of the Day | Leave a comment
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This week’s Soup Special of the Day is Black Bean Vegetable Soup. Loaded with vegetables and spices. Thank you to Nicky L. for sharing this recipe. Enjoy and Eat Healthy!

 

Black Bean Vegetable Soup

Ingredients
1 tablespoon extra light olive oil
4 gourmet Yukon potatoes, quartered and parboiled for 7 minutes
1 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
2 carrots, chopped
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon ground roasted cumin
4 cups reduced sodium vegetable stock
2 (15 ounce) cans low sodium black beans, rinsed and drained
1 (8.75 ounce) can whole kernel corn
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 (14.5 ounce) can stewed tomatoes

Directions
1 – In large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat; cook potatoes, onion, garlic, and carrots, stirring occasionally, for 7 minutes or until potatoes and onion is softened. Add chili powder and cumin; cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add stock, 1 can of the beans, corn, and pepper; bring to boil.
2 – Meanwhile, in food processor or blender, puree together tomatoes and remaining can of beans; add to pot. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes or until carrots are tender.

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Veggie Taco Salad

July 24, 2017 at 5:33 AM | Posted in Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is a Veggie Taco Salad. Soy Crumbles replaces the meat in the Taco Salad. Other ingredients are; Salsa, Shredded Lettuce, Corn Kernels, Black Beans, along with the toppings. The recipe is from the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. At the Diabetic Gourmet site you’ll find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly recipes. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://diabeticgourmet.com/

 

Veggie Taco Salad

Ingredients

2 cups soy crumbles (you can find these in your grocer’s freezer section or refrigerated meat section)
3/4 cup salsa
5 cups shredded lettuce
1 cup corn kernels
1 cup black beans
Topping Options

1/4 cup sliced green onions
1/4 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons sliced ripe olives
2 tablespoons fat free sour cream

Directions

1 – In large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, cook crumbles and salsa over medium heat about 5 minutes or until heated through, stirring frequently.
2 – In large bowl toss together lettuce, corn and black beans. Arrange on 4 serving plates. Top with crumbles mixture. Sprinkle with toppings.
Nutritional Information (Per Serving)
Calories: 180
Protein: 14g
Sodium: 600 mg
Fat: 4g
Carbohydrates: 26g

http://diabeticgourmet.com/recipes/html/1056.shtml

Jennie – O Recipe of the Week – Terrific Turkey Tostados

July 21, 2017 at 5:22 AM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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This week’s Jennie – O Recipe of the Week is Terrific Turkey Tostados. Sounds good, looks good, got to be good! You’ll be using JENNIE-O® Lean Ground Turkey along with Flour Tortillas, Red Onions, Bell Peppers, Black Beans, Monterey Jack Cheese, and more! You can find this recipe at the Jennie – O website along with all the other delicious and healthy recipes like this week’s Terrific Turkey Tostados! Enjoy and Make the Switch! https://www.jennieo.com/

 

Terrific Turkey Tostados
Love tacos and quesadillas? Then you’ll love these Mexican Tostados—featuring pan-fried tortillas topped with seasoned ground turkey, sautéed veggies, melted cheese and a dollop of sour cream.

INGREDIENTS

3 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
6 flour tortillias
1 (16-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Lean Ground Turkey
½ cup red onion, sliced in strips
½ cup yellow or green bell pepper, sliced into strips
2 teaspoons minced garlic
2 teaspoons ground cumin
¾ teaspoon salt, if desired
¾ cup salsa, divided
1 (15-ounce) can refried black beans or refried beans
1 cup crumbled queso fresco or shredded Monterey jack cheese
¼ cup sour cream, if desired
¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro or sliced green onions

DIRECTIONS

1) In large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons oil until hot. Add tortilla to hot oil; cook 1 to 2 minutes per side or until golden brown and crisp. Transfer to paper towels to drain; repeat with remaining 5 tortillas.
2) Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil to skillet. Cook ground turkey as specified on the package. Always cook to well-done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer. Add onion, bell pepper and garlic cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle with cumin and salt. Cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add ½ cup salsa; cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
3) Meanwhile, combine beans and remaining 1/4 cup salsa; heat in microwave oven or small saucepan until hot. Spread bean mixture over tortillas; top with turkey mixture, cheese, sour cream, and cilantro. Serve with additional salsa, if desired. Makes 6 servings.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING
Calories410
Protein26g
Carbohydrates32g
Fiber6g
Sugars3g
Fat19g
Cholesterol70mg
Sodium920mg
Saturated Fat7g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/221-terrific-turkey-tostados

Low-Calorie Dinner Recipes for Weight Loss

July 20, 2017 at 5:25 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website its Low-Calorie Dinner Recipes for Weight Loss. Delicious low calorie Dinners with recipes like; Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili, Inside-Out Lasagna, Sweet Potatoes with Warm Black Bean Salad, and more! Find these and all the other Delicious and Healthy recipes at the EatingWell website, plus don’t forget the EatingWell Magazine. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.eatingwell.com/

 

Low-Calorie Dinner Recipes for Weight Loss
Find healthy, delicious low-calorie dinner recipes for weight loss, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

 

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili
Make a double batch of this quick vegetarian chili, full of black beans and sweet potatoes, and eat it for lunch the next day or freeze the extras for another night. We love the smoky heat from the ground chipotle, but omit it if you prefer a mild chili. Serve with tortilla chips or cornbread and coleslaw……..

 

Inside-Out Lasagna
Here we take basic lasagna ingredients—ricotta cheese, pasta and tomatoes—and skip the layering and long baking time to make a super-quick and satisfying meal for the whole family. To cut down on prep time, look for presliced mushrooms. For meat lovers, brown some crumbled turkey sausage along with the onions and garlic. Serve with: Steamed broccoli and whole-grain baguette…….

 

Sweet Potatoes with Warm Black Bean Salad
For a satisfying last-minute supper, it’s hard to beat a sweet potato zapped in the microwave. The fragrant filling of beans and tomatoes adds protein. Be sure to eat the skin, which is full of fiber, as well……

 

* Click the link below to get all the Low-Calorie Dinner Recipes for Weight Loss
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/18573/weight-loss-diet/dinner/

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