Butternut Squash with Apples, Cranberries, and Walnuts

October 29, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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I’m passing along a Diabetic Friendly Side Dish to go with this week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week Recipe – Butternut Squash with Apples, Cranberries, and Walnuts. Made using Butternut Squash, Granny Smith Apples, Cranberries, Walnuts, Brown Sugar, and Spices. Now that’s some Fall ingredients! Celebrate Fall with delicious and healthy recipes! You can find this recipe at the Diabetes Self Management website along with all the other Diabetic Friendly Recipes. Also I’ve left a link to subscribe to one of my favorite Magazines, the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Butternut Squash with Apples, Cranberries, and Walnuts

Ingredients
2 teaspoons butter
3 cups cubed (about 1/2 inch) peeled butternut squash
1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1 cup water
1 cup cubed (about 1/2 inch) peeled Granny Smith apple
2 tablespoons dried cranberries
2 tablespoons chopped walnuts

Directions
Melt butter in large skillet coated with nonstick cooking spray over medium heat. Add squash; mix to lightly coat with butter. Add brown sugar, cinnamon, salt, and pepper; mix with large spoon. Add water; cover, bring to a simmer. Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes. Add apple and cranberries; mix to combine. Cover and simmer 10 minutes or until squash is tender. Add walnuts; mix gently.

Yield: 4 servings.

Serving size: 3/4 cup.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 129 calories, Carbohydrates: 23 g, Protein: 2 g, Fat: 4 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 5 mg, Sodium: 170 mg, Fiber: 3 g

Exchanges per serving: 1 1/2 Bread/Starch, 1/2 Fat.
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/sides/butternut-squash-with-apples-cranberries-and-walnuts/

 

 

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Diabetic Dish of the Week – Butternut Squash and Apple Gratin

October 22, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is – Butternut Squash and Apple Gratin. Fall side dishes at its best with this week’s recipe of Butternut Squash and Apple Gratin. Made using Butternut Squash, Gala Apples, Dried Cranberries, Walnuts, Spices, Brown Sugar, Orange Juice, and Whole Wheat Bread Crumbs. You can find this recipe along with all the other Diabetic Friendly Recipes at the Diabetes Self Management website. You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. I love this Magazine, look forward to each issue. Always packed with Healthy and Delicious Recipes along with Diabetes Management Tips, Diabetes News and more! I left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. So Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Butternut Squash and Apple Gratin
Packed with nutrients such as vitamin A, vitamin C and potassium, this gratin makes a healthy and elegant side dish. And combining butternut squash, apples, cranberries and walnuts, it’s the quintessential fall food!

Ingredients
3 cups diced peeled butternut squash
1 1/2 cups diced peeled firm Gala apple
3 tablespoons dried sweetened cranberries
3 tablespoons chopped walnuts
2 teaspoons packed brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup fresh whole wheat bread crumbs*
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted

Directions
1 – Preheat oven to 400°F. Spray 9-inch pie plate with nonstick cooking spray.

2 – Steam squash in steamer basket over boiling water 5 minutes or until tender.

3 – Combine butternut squash, apple, cranberries, walnuts, brown sugar, cinnamon, salt, if desired, and pepper in large bowl; gently mix. Pour in orange juice. Spoon evenly into prepared pie plate.

4 – Cover and bake 20 minutes or until squash and apple are fork-tender.

5 – Meanwhile, combine bread crumbs and butter in small bowl; mix well. Sprinkle evenly over apple mixture. Bake, uncovered, 10 minutes or until topping is golden brown.

*Note. To make fresh bread crumbs, tear 1 slice bread into pieces; process in food processor until coarse crumbs form.

Yield: 6 servings.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 150 calories, Carbohydrates: 26 g, Protein: 3 g, Fat: 5 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 5 mg, Sodium: 70 mg, Fiber: 2 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/sides/butternut-squash-and-apple-gratin/

 

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Healthy Winter Squash Recipes

October 15, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Winter Squash Recipes. Find Delicious and Healthy Winter Squash Recipes with recipes like; Pizza-Stuffed Spaghetti Squash, Curried Butternut Squash and Apple Soup, and Baked Spiralized Butternut Squash Fries. Find these recipes and so much more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Winter Squash Recipes
Find healthy, delicious winter squash recipes including butternut, acorn and spaghetti. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Pizza-Stuffed Spaghetti Squash
Skip the dough and stuff all of your favorite pizza toppings into spaghetti squash boats for a fun and healthy dinner that’ll please the whole family. We love the combination of mushrooms, bell peppers, pepperoni and mozzarella, but feel free to mix it up with your favorite pizza ingredients. You could throw in a bit of chopped cooked broccoli, for example, or add some olives or chopped artichoke hearts. And of course feel free to omit the pepperoni to make the dish vegetarian. Round out the meal with a simple salad……………..

Curried Butternut Squash and Apple Soup
This butternut squash and apple soup recipe is brimming with warm and cozy flavors of fall (thanks to a delightful kick from the curry). It also delivers 25 percent of your daily fiber and is chock-full of potassium, a nutrient that many of us fall short on regularly. Streamline the prep for this recipe and pick up pre-cut butternut squash: you’ll need 7 to 8 cups. Round out your meal by serving this easy soup alongside a salad or sandwich………….

Baked Spiralized Butternut Squash Fries
Sweet spiralized butternut squash is encased in a salty, extra-crunchy exterior for a serving of slightly sweet curly fries. You can pair these baked butternut squash shoestring fries with any protein of your choice, but we’re partial to grilled fish or chicken. Look for pre-spiralized squash in the refrigerated produce section……………

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Winter Squash Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/21679/ingredients/vegetables/squash/winter/

Cumin Spiced Pork Chops w/ Roasted Butternut Squash and Roasted Asparagus

September 29, 2019 at 6:41 PM | Posted in Pork, pork chops | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cumin Spiced Pork Chops w/ Roasted Butternut Squash and Roasted Asparagus

 

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I toasted a Thomas Light English Muffin that I topped with Smucker’s Sugar Free Blackberry Jam. I also made a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Partly cloudy and 95 degrees out. Did a couple of loads of laundry and cleaned the house. Then settled in for an afternoon of NFL Football! For Dinner tonight I prepared Cumin Spiced Pork Chops w/ Roasted Butternut Squash and Roasted Asparagus.

 

 

I had picked up a couple of good size Pork Tenderloin Center Cut Pork Chop at Meijer. So to prepare my Chops I’ll need; The Cumin Spiced Rub which consists of; 1 tbsp Roasted Cumin, 1 tsp Garlic Powder, 1 tsp Chili Powder, 1 teaspoon Sea Salt, 1/2 teaspoon Hungarian Paprika, 2 teaspoons Dried Oregano, and 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper. I always have some of the Rub made up in a large Spice Jar I have To prepare it preheat oven to 400°. Combine all the ingredients; rub it all over the pork chop. Let stand 20 minutes. Start by heating the Extra Virgin Olive oil in a Cast Iron Skillet over medium-high heat. Add Chops to pan; cook 3 minutes, browning both sides. From the stove to the oven and bake at 400° for 15 minutes until the thermometer registered 150° (slightly pink), turning after 5 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before slicing. Fantastic combo of Spices, which makes one incredible Crust on the Chop with the inside being tender and moist! Love this seasoning on Pork. Because of the size of them there is some leftover for Breakfast!

 

Then for one side I prepared some Roasted Butternut Squash, easy recipe for some delicious Butternut Squash! I purchased 1 small package of Diced Butternut Squash at Kroger. They sell packages of it that they dice up. This is a lot easier than peeling and seeding one yourself, especially if you don’t have a good knife to cut it. I’ll need; 1 package of Diced Butternut Squash, Walnut Pieces, Bacon Pieces, 1 tablespoons Extra Light Olive Oil, 1 1/2 teaspoons McCormick Grinder Sea Salt, and 1 teaspoon McCormick Grinder Peppercorn Medley.

 

 

 

 

To prepare it; Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Place the Squash on a sheet pan and drizzle with the Olive Oil, Salt, and Peppercorn and toss well. Arrange the squash in one layer and roast for 25 to 30 minutes, until the Squash is tender, turning once with a spatula. And done, very easy to prepare. With the small amount of Seasoning and Olive Oil, it really brings out the flavor of Butternut Squash! The Walnuts work perfect with the Squash.

 

 

 

 

For another side I prepared Roasted Asparagus. To prepare the Asparagus I just needed Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Garlic (minced), Sea Salt, Freshly grated Black Pepper, Lemon Juice, and Shredded Parmesan Cheese. Rinse clean the asparagus. Break the tough ends off of the asparagus and discard. Lay the asparagus spears out in a single layer in a baking dish or a foil-covered roasting pan. Drizzle olive oil over the spears, roll the asparagus back and forth until they are all covered with a thin layer of olive oil. Sprinkle with minced garlic, salt, and pepper. Rub over the asparagus so that they are evenly seasoned. Place pan in oven and cook for approximately 8-10 minutes, depending on how thick your asparagus spears are, until tender when pierced with a fork. Drizzle with a little fresh lemon juice and shredded Parm Cheese before serving. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pork Facts….
One serving of pork is 3 ounces, or about the size of a deck of cards, according to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. An image of the portion size is important because a thick pork chop can be twice that size and without realizing it you can eat double the calories. You’ll get 137 calories and 4 grams of fat from a 3-ounce pork chop. Pork is similar to chicken, with 3 ounces of chicken breast containing 140 calories and 3 grams of fat. A pork chop has 65 milligrams of cholesterol, compared to 72 grams in chicken breast, but they both have just 1 gram of saturated fat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Butternut Squash Health Benefits………
Low in fat, butternut squash delivers an ample dose of dietary fiber, making it an exceptionally heart-friendly choice. It provides significant amounts of potassium, important for bone health, and vitamin B6, essential for the proper functioning of both the nervous and immune systems.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Asparagus Health Benefits……..
It’s low in calories and a great source of nutrients, including fiber, folate and vitamins A, C and K. Additionally, eating asparagus has a number of potential health benefits, including weight loss, improved digestion, healthy pregnancy outcomes and lower blood pressure.

Boneless Turkey Breast w/ Roasted Asparagus, Roasted Butternut Squash, and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread

August 1, 2019 at 6:32 PM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Boneless Turkey Breast w/ Roasted Asparagus, Roasted Butternut Squash, and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread

 

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I toasted a Thomas Light English Muffin that I topped with Smucker’s Sugar Free Blackberry Jam. I also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 87 degrees and mostly sunny outside today. I got my cart out of the shed after Breakfast and got some yard work done before it got too hot and humid out. Took a spin around the neighborhood before Lunch then. Did some computer work later. Ran scans, updated a few things and such. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Boneless Turkey Breast w/ Roasted Asparagus, Roasted Butternut Squash, and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread.

 

 

 

 

 

I had purchased a Jennie – O Oven Ready Boneless Turkey Breast at Meijer a while back and had it in the freezer. It’s prepared from frozen so no need to thaw it out before baking.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To prepare it; Preheat the oven to 375°F. Remove the frozen Turkey from white outer package only. Do not remove turkey from cooking bag though. Place it in a roasting pan with at least 2″ high sides. Then cut three 1/2″ slits in top of cooking bag.Place the pan in the oven, allowing room for bag to expand without touching the oven racks or walls. Roast turkey until a meat thermometer reaches 165°F. Cooking time is approximately 3 hours. Check the internal temperature by inserting thermometer into thickest part of breast. Then remove it from oven when internal temperature reaches 165°F.

 

 

 

 

Let turkey breast rest 10 minutes, cut open top of oven bag and slice and serve! The Turkey is lip smacking delicious! Juicy, moist, and full of flavor. One excellent bird!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For one side I prepared some Roasted Asparagus. To prepare the Asparagus I just needed Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Sea Salt, grated Black Peppercorn, Lemon Juice, and grated Parmesan Cheese. Rinse clean the asparagus. Break the tough ends off of the asparagus and discard. Lay the asparagus spears out in a single layer in a baking dish or a foil-covered roasting pan. Drizzle olive oil over the spears, roll the asparagus back and forth until they are all covered with a thin layer of olive oil. Sprinkle with minced garlic, salt, and pepper. Rub over the asparagus so that they are evenly seasoned. Place pan in oven and cook for approximately 8-10 minutes, depending on how thick your asparagus spears are, until tender when pierced with a fork. Drizzle with a little fresh lemon juice and Grated Reduced Fat Parmesan Cheese before serving.

 

 

 

 


For a second side dish I prepared some Roasted Butternut Squash. I purchased 1 small package of Diced Butternut Squash at Kroger. They sell packages of it that they dice up. This is a lot easier than peeling and seeding one yourself, especially if you don’t have a good knife to cut it. I’ll need; 1 package of Diced Butternut Squash, Walnut Pieces, 1 tablespoons Extra Light Olive Oil, 1 1/2 teaspoons McCormick Grinder Sea Salt, and 1 teaspoon McCormick Grinder Peppercorn Medley.

 

 

 

 

To prepare it; Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Place the Squash on a sheet pan and drizzle with the Olive Oil, add the Walnut Pieces, Salt, and Peppercorn and toss well. Arrange the squash in one layer and roast for 25 to 30 minutes, until the Squash is tender, turning once with a spatula. And done, very easy to prepare. With the small amount of Seasoning and Olive Oil, it really brings out the flavor of Butternut Squash! The Walnuts work perfect with the Squash. I really love Butternut Squash! Then I also baked a loaf of La Baguetterie Roasted Garlic Oval Bread. For Dessert later a bowl of South Carolina grown fresh sliced Peaches.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jennie – O OVEN READY Boneless Turkey Breast

With OVEN READY™ Boneless Turkey Breast, all the hard work is already done, just place the bag directly into the oven. With no thawing required, it’s the easiest way we know how to get a flavorful and nutritious meal for your family or gathering. Comes pre-seasoned, salted and includes a gravy packet.

* GLUTEN FREE
* PRE-SEASONED
* WITH GRAVY PACKET
* COMES SEALED IN COOKING BAG

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS
CONSUMER OVEN:
1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Remove frozen turkey from white outer package only. Do not remove turkey from cooking bag. 2. Place in a roasting pan with at least 2″ high sides. Cut three 1/2″ slits in top of cooking bag.
NOTE:
Do not increase oven temperature. Cooking bag may melt at higher temperatures. 3. Place pan in oven, allowing room for bag to expand without touching the oven racks or walls. Roast turkey until a meat thermometer reaches 165°F. Cooking time is approximately 3 hours. During final 1 hour, check internal temperature by inserting thermometer into thickest part of breast. Remove from oven when internal temperature reaches 165°F.
NOTE:
Meat temperature increases rapidly during last hour of cooking. 4. Let turkey breast rest 10 minutes, cut open top of oven bag. Be cautious of hot steam and juices. Prepare gravy as directed on pouch.
SLOW COOKER:
Add one cup water to the bottom of slow cooker. Place turkey breast in the slow cooker. Cut three 1/2-inch slits in the top of the cooking bag. Cook for approximately 4 hours with the slow cooker on HIGH setting.
cooking temperature 165°F
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

NUTRITION INFORMATION
Serving Size 112 g

Calories 110
Total Fat 1.0 g
Saturated Fat 1.0 g
Trans Fat .0 g
Cholesterol 45 mg
Sodium 490 mg
Total Carbohydrates 0 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Sugars 0 g
Added Sugars 0 g 0%
Protein 20 g 0%
Vitamin D .800 mcg 4%
Calcium .00 mg 0%
Iron .40 mg 2%
Potassium 280.000 mg 6%
https://www.jennieo.com/products/113-oven-ready-boneless-turkey-breast

Grilled BBQ Chicken Breasts w/ Roasted Butternut Squash and Green Beans

June 24, 2019 at 6:31 PM | Posted in BBQ, chicken | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Grilled BBQ Chicken Breasts w/ Roasted Butternut Squash and Green Beans

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I was starving so I made favorite of mine, Hash Browns and Diced Ham. I made some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns, heated up some Meijer Diced Ham, and had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. I made a bed of the Hash Browns in a bowl and sprinkled some Sargento Reduced Fat Sharp Cheddar Cheese. Next I put the Diced Ham over top the Hash Browns. Also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. After Breakfast I went to McDonald’s to pick up Breakfast for Mom. Rain and thunderstorms out today, high of 82 degrees. Not a lot going on today with the rain outside. Did a few things around the house. For Dinner tonight its Grilled BBQ Chicken Breasts w/ Roasted Butternut Squash and Green Beans.

 

 

 

 

I picked the Chicken up at Meijer, Katie’s Best Skinless and Boneless Chicken Breasts, and had the package in the freezer. Sat the package in the fridge overnight to thaw. I had the Dinner Trio a while back and it was so good having it again tonight. For the BBQ Sauce I’m using Kraft Hickory Smoke BBQ Sauce. I’m seasoning the Chicken with Morton’s Lite Salt and Ground Black Pepper. I went out and fired the grill up first. Next I sprayed the Chicken with Pam Non Stick Cooking Spray on both sides of the Chicken Breast, then seasoned them with the Salt and Pepper and waited for the Grill to heat.

 

 

 

 

 

With the Grill ready I started. Added the Chicken and shut the lid on the grill. I let the chicken cook for 7 minutes, then used the tongs to flip the breasts over. Grilled for another 7 minutes longer. With about 1 minute of cooking time left I basted the Chicken with the Kraft Hickory Smoke BBQ Sauce and finished cooking. Checked temperature of the Chicken with a thermometer reads it read just a tad over 165°. The Chicken came out fantastic! Moist and flavorful. Love that Kraft Sauce, and it was excellent! The Katie’s Best Skinless and Boneless Chicken Breasts has become our favorite Chicken Breasts.

 

 

 

 

 

Then for one side I prepared some Roasted Butternut Squash, easy recipe for some delicious Butternut Squash! I purchased 1 small package of Diced Butternut Squash at Kroger. They sell packages of it that they dice up. This is a lot easier than peeling and seeding one yourself, especially if you don’t have a good knife to cut it. I’ll need; 1 package of Diced Butternut Squash, Walnut Pieces, 1 tablespoons Extra Light Olive Oil, 1 1/2 teaspoons McCormick Grinder Sea Salt, and 1 teaspoon McCormick Grinder Peppercorn Medley.

 

 

 

 

 

To prepare it; Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Place the Squash on a sheet pan and drizzle with the Olive Oil, add the Walnut Pieces, Salt, and Peppercorn and toss well. Arrange the squash in one layer and roast for 25 to 30 minutes, until the Squash is tender, turning once with a spatula. And done, very easy to prepare. With the small amount of Seasoning and Olive Oil, it really brings out the flavor of Butternut Squash! The Walnuts work perfect with the Squash. I really love Butternut Squash!

 

 

 

 

 

As the Squash was roasting I had also opened up a Mason Jar of our Canned Green Beans, canned last summer, and had them cooking. Love these Beans, they taste just as fresh as the day we bought them. Just heat them up in a large sauce pan and serve. Fresh Green Beans any time you want. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Katie’s Best
http://www.katiesbestchicken.com/

Katie’s Best is NON-GMO Verified!
Non GMO logo-300Yes, this is a BIG DEAL! We test every load of grain for this certification process

We take the Non-GMO verification very seriously! Our feed mill and farms go through the verification process and approval according to the Non-GMO Project verified specifications. Grains that do not pass this test are turned away and not labeled with the certification of Non-GMO. Katie’s Best is chicken has been raised on a diet of certified, non-genetically modified grains. The feed mill and farms go through a certification process to ensure that our grains meet the certification guidelines. Our chickens are raised on a complete non-genetically modified grain diet.
http://www.katiesbestchicken.com/non-gmo/

Grilled BBQ Chicken Breasts w/ Roasted Butternut Squash and Green Beans

May 16, 2019 at 6:39 PM | Posted in chicken | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Grilled BBQ Chicken Breasts w/ Roasted Butternut Squash and Green Beans

 

 

 

For Breakfast this morning a favorite of mine, Hash Browns and Diced Ham. I made some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns, heated up some Meijer Diced Ham, and had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. I made a bed of the Hash Browns in a bowl and sprinkled some Sargento Reduced Fat Sharp Cheddar Cheese. Next I put the Diced Ham over top the Hash Browns. Also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. After Breakfast I went to McDonald’s to pick up Breakfast for Mom. Partly cloudy and 76 degrees outside. After Lunch I got my cart out of the shed and planted 3 plants Mom had bought yesterday. Swept out the shed and straightened it up before putting the cart back up. For Dinner tonight its Grilled BBQ Chicken Breasts w/ Roasted Butternut Squash and Green Beans.

 

 

 

 

I picked the Chicken up at Meijer the other day, Katie’s Best Skinless and Boneless Chicken Breasts. For the BBQ Sauce I’m using Kraft Hickory Smoke BBQ Sauce. I’m seasoning it with Morton’s Lite Salt and Ground Black Pepper. I went out and fired the grill up first. Next I sprayed the Chicken with Pam Non Stick Cooking Spray on both sides of the Chicken Breast, then seasoned them with the Salt and Pepper and waited for the Grill to heat.

 

 

 

 

 

With the Grill ready I started. Added the Chicken and shut the lid on the grill. I let the chicken cook for 7 minutes, then used the tongs to flip the breasts over. Grilled for another 7 minutes longer. With about 1 minute of cooking time left I basted the Chicken with the Kraft Hickory Smoke BBQ Sauce and finished cooking. Checked temperature of the Chicken with a thermometer reads it read just a tad over 165°. The Chicken came out fantastic! Moist and flavorful. Love that Kraft Sauce, and it was excellent!

 

 

 

 

 

Then for one side I prepared some Roasted Butternut Squash, easy recipe for some delicious Butternut Squash! I purchased 1 small package of Diced Butternut Squash at Kroger. They sell packages of it that they dice up. This is a lot easier than peeling and seeding one yourself, especially if you don’t have a good knife to cut it. I’ll need; 1 package of Diced Butternut Squash, Walnut Pieces, 1 tablespoons Extra Light Olive Oil, 1 1/2 teaspoons McCormick Grinder Sea Salt, and 1 teaspoon McCormick Grinder Peppercorn Medley.

 

 

 

 

 

To prepare it; Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Place the Squash on a sheet pan and drizzle with the Olive Oil, add the Walnut Pieces, Salt, and Peppercorn and toss well. Arrange the squash in one layer and roast for 25 to 30 minutes, until the Squash is tender, turning once with a spatula. And done, very easy to prepare. With the small amount of Seasoning and Olive Oil, it really brings out the flavor of Butternut Squash! The Walnuts work perfect with the Squash. I really love Butternut Squash!

 

 

 

 

 


As the Squash was roasting I had also opened up a Mason Jar of our Canned Green Beans, canned last summer, and had them cooking. Love these Beans, they taste just as fresh as the day we bought them. Just heat them up in a large sauce pan and serve. Fresh Green Beans any time you want. For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding topped with Cool Whip Free.

 

 

 

 

 


Katie’s Best
http://www.katiesbestchicken.com/

Katie’s Best is NON-GMO Verified!
Non GMO logo-300Yes, this is a BIG DEAL! We test every load of grain for this certification process

We take the Non-GMO verification very seriously! Our feed mill and farms go through the verification process and approval according to the Non-GMO Project verified specifications. Grains that do not pass this test are turned away and not labeled with the certification of Non-GMO. Katie’s Best is chicken has been raised on a diet of certified, non-genetically modified grains. The feed mill and farms go through a certification process to ensure that our grains meet the certification guidelines. Our chickens are raised on a complete non-genetically modified grain diet.
http://www.katiesbestchicken.com/non-gmo/

Cumin Spiced Pork Tenderloin w/ Roasted Butternut Squash and Golden Hominy

April 29, 2019 at 6:38 PM | Posted in Pork, pork tenderloin | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cumin Spiced Pork Tenderloin w/Roasted Butternut Squash and Golden Hominy

 

 

To start my morning off I prepared Turkey Goetta, Hash Browns, and Toast. For the Turkey Goetta I used Glier’s Turkey Goetta, best by far! I just sliced a few slices off and lightly fried them in Extra Light Olive Oil. Then I also prepared some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns. I also toasted a slice of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread that I topped with some Smucker’s Sugar Free Blackberry Jam. I also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. After Breakfast I did a couple of loads of laundry. Then after Lunch I took my car up and had it washed and I vacuumed the inside. Then went to the ATM and then dropped off a few letters at the Post Office. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Cumin Spiced Pork Tenderloin w/ Roasted Butternut Squash and Golden Hominy.

 

 

 

 

I purchased the Simple Truth Pork Tenderloin from Kroger yesterday, just over 1 1/2 lbs. To make the dish I’ll need; 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 1 pork Tenderloin, 1 tbsp Roasted Cumin, 1 tsp Garlic Powder, 1 tsp Chili Powder, 1 teaspoon Sea Salt, 1/2 teaspoon Hungarian Paprika, 2 teaspoons Dried Oregano, and 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper. To prepare it preheat oven to 350°. Combine all the ingredients; rub it all over the pork. Let stand 20 minutes. Heat the oil in a Cast Iron Skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork to pan; cook 4 minutes, browning on all sides. From the stove to the oven; Bake at 400° for 10 minutes or until a thermometer registers 155° (slightly pink), turning after 7 minutes. Remove from the skillet into a platter or dish and let stand 10 minutes before slicing. Then get ready to enjoy one delicious Pork Tenderloin! Fantastic combo of Spices, which makes one incredible Crust on the Pork with the inside being tender and moist! This is my favorite Pork Recipe by far!

 

 

 

Then for one side I prepared some Roasted Butternut Squash, easy recipe for some delicious Butternut Squash! I purchased 1 small package of Diced Butternut Squash at Kroger. They sell packages of it that they dice up. This is a lot easier than peeling and seeding one yourself, especially if you don’t have a good knife to cut it. I’ll need; 1 package of Diced Butternut Squash, Walnut Pieces, 1 tablespoons Extra Light Olive Oil, 1 1/2 teaspoons McCormick Grinder Sea Salt, and 1 teaspoon McCormick Grinder Peppercorn Medley.

 

 

 

 

 

To prepare it; Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Place the Squash on a sheet pan and drizzle with the Olive Oil, add the Walnut Pieces, Salt, and Peppercorn and toss well. Arrange the squash in one layer and roast for 25 to 30 minutes, until the Squash is tender, turning once with a spatula. And done, very easy to prepare. With the small amount of Seasoning and Olive Oil, it really brings out the flavor of Butternut Squash! The Walnuts work perfect with the Squash. I really love Butternut Squash!

 

 

 

 

 

For another side dish I opened up a can of one of my favorite side dishes, Kroger Brand Golden Hominy, and its been a while since I’ve any. For those that has never had or heard of Hominy; Hominy is a food made from kernels of corn which are soaked in an alkali solution of either lime or lye. The corrosive nature of the solution removes the hull and germ of the corn and causes the grain itself to puff up to about twice its normal size. There is White and Golden Hominy, my favorite is the Golden Hominy. If you’ve never tried it do, makes a delicious side dish! For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Coke zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

Natural Pork TenderloinNatural Pork Tenderloin
Simple Truth Natural Pork comes from pigs raised humanely on family farms, and fed an all-vegetarian diet as nature intended. This results in pork that is tender and flavorful — the way pork should taste.
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Tuscan Seasoned Pork Medallions w/ Roasted Butternut Squash and Mixed Chili Beans

January 30, 2019 at 6:31 PM | Posted in beans, Bush's, Pork, pork tenderloin | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Tuscan Seasoned Pork Medallions w/ Roasted Butternut Squash and Bourbon and Mixed Chili Beans

 

 

For Breakfast on this frigid cold morning I prepared Fried Spam and Scrambled Eggs. I used Turkey Spam. I sliced it length wise and fried it till heated through with a slight char on the outside, I love Spam! Then I Scrambled some Egg Beater’s Egg Whites and topped it with a sprinkle of Sargento Off the Block Shredded Mozzarella Cheese. I also toasted a couple of slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread and had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. The Weather outside is down right Frigid Freezing! The temperature is minus 1 but with the wind chill its a minus 30 degrees! Frigid! We only had a high of 4 degrees but the wind chill kept it below 0 all day. So another day indoors. Gave Mom a hand in doing the laundry and did some other household chores. For Dinner tonight I prepared Tuscan Seasoned Pork Medallions w/ Roasted Butternut Squash and Bourbon and Mixed Chili Beans.

 

 

 

I always pick up a package of the Tuscan Seasoned Pork Loin Medallions when shopping at Costco. They cut it fresh for me and season it as I shop. The package had 20 slices in it and have them in the Freezer. So Last night I grabbed 3 packages out of the freezer and let them thaw overnight in the fridge. I’m fixing extra and we’ll have them for Breakfast, they’re the perfect size for Breakfast.

 

 

 

 

 

To start I preheated the oven on 400 degrees. To prepare them I used a Cast Iron Skillet. Sprayed it with Pam Cooking Spray and added 1 tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil and heated it on medium heat. I then lightly Salted the Pork with Sea Salt and a sprinkle of McCormick Dried Parsley. Added the Pork to the skillet and cooked it for 2 minutes a side, as it just started to brown. Then from the stove to the oven, love Cast Iron Skillets! I then backed them to a medium rare, 145 degrees in the center of the medallions using a meat thermometer. Pork Tenderloin is one of my favorites. The Pork is so tender and flavorful. Seasoned just right and so moist. I’ll have to get to Costco to pick up another package of these soon!

 

 

 

 

For a side dish I prepared some Roasted Butternut Squash, easy recipe for some delicious Butternut Squash! I purchased 1 small package of Diced Butternut Squash at Kroger. They sell packages of it that they dice up. This is a lot easier than peeling and seeding one yourself, especially if you don’t have a good knife to cut it. I’ll need; 1 package of Diced Butternut Squash, Walnut Pieces, 1 tablespoon Extra Light Olive Oil, 1 1/2 teaspoons McCormick Grinder Sea Salt, and 1 teaspoon McCormick Grinder Peppercorn Medley.

 

 

 

 

 

To prepare it; Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Place the Squash on a sheet pan and drizzle with the Olive Oil, Salt, and Peppercorn and toss well. Arrange the squash in one layer and roast for 25 to 30 minutes, until the Squash is tender, turning once with a spatula. And done, very easy to prepare. With the small amount of Seasoning and Olive Oil, it really brings out the flavor of Butternut Squash! The Walnuts work perfect with the Squash.

 

 

 

 

 

For a 2nd side I prepared a can of Bush’s Mixed Chili Beans – Kidney and Pinto Beans in Mild Chili Sauce. For me you just can’t beat Bush’s Beans. I’ve prepared these several times now and really love them, nice combo using the Kidney and Pinto Beans. To prepare them just empty the Beans into a small sauce pan. Cover and heat to a simmer. Done! The only store I have found them is Meijer so far. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pork Facts….
One serving of pork is 3 ounces, or about the size of a deck of cards, according to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. An image of the portion size is important because a thick pork chop can be twice that size and without realizing it you can eat double the calories. You’ll get 137 calories and 4 grams of fat from a 3-ounce pork chop. Pork is similar to chicken, with 3 ounces of chicken breast containing 140 calories and 3 grams of fat. A pork chop has 65 milligrams of cholesterol, compared to 72 grams in chicken breast, but they both have just 1 gram of saturated fat.

 

 

 

 

Bush’s Best Mixed Chili Beans – Kidney and Pinto Beans in Mild Chili Sauce

TWO BEANS ARE BETTER THAN ONE

MIXED CHILI BEANS
For the first time ever, we’ve combined two chili favorites—kidney beans and pinto beans—to create BUSH’S® Mixed Chili Beans. They’re slow-simmered to perfection in a mild sauce flavored with garlic, onion, and spices. They’re a great addition that’ll bring a little variety and a lot of flavor to your next batch of chili.
There’s a lot to love about BUSH’S® Mixed Chili Beans—like the 7g of protein and fiber in every serving. And with no cholesterol or trans fat, there’s goodness in every bite!

NUTRITION
Serving Size: 1/2 cup (130g)
Calories 120
%DV*
Calories from Fat 5 -%
Total Fat 0.5g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g -%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 380mg 16%
Potassium 450mg 13%
Carbohydrates 22g 7%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Protein 7g -%
https://www.bushbeans.com/en_US/product/kidney-and-pinto-chili-beans

Healthy Pasta Imposter Spaghetti Squash Recipes

January 27, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Pasta Imposter Spaghetti Squash Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Pasta Imposter Spaghetti Squash Recipes like; Vegetarian Spaghetti Squash Lasagna, Spaghetti Squash Shrimp Scampi, and Lemongrass Pork and Spaghetti Squash Noodle Bowl with Peanut Sauce. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Pasta Imposter Spaghetti Squash Recipes
Swap out carb-heavy noodles in your favorite pasta dish for low-carb spaghetti squash noodles. When cooked, spaghetti squash can be shredded into long strands that have the texture of angel hair pasta, but with way less carbs and more nutrition! Get in your veggie servings with these satisfying vegetable noodle recipes with the great pasta imposter.

Vegetarian Spaghetti Squash Lasagna
This low-carb riff on classic lasagna layers mushrooms and tomato sauce with spaghetti squash “noodles” instead of lasagna pasta. Make the layers right in the shell of the spaghetti squash and top with mozzarella cheese for a melty top and fun presentation. Serve with a green salad and a glass of Chianti for an easy, healthy dinner…………

Spaghetti Squash Shrimp Scampi
Give buttery shrimp scampi a healthy update with delicately sweet spaghetti squash. The parsley-flecked squash “noodles” slash calories, add fiber and leave this classic dish still plenty decadent………

Lemongrass Pork and Spaghetti Squash Noodle Bowl with Peanut Sauce
In this Asian-flavored spaghetti squash recipe, thin slices of lean pork tenderloin are marinated with lemongrass, ginger, brown sugar and soy sauce. The flavorful marinade is then cooked with peanut butter and coconut milk to make a delicious sauce for this low-carb noodle bowl………

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Pasta Imposter Spaghetti Squash Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/23155/ingredients/vegetables/squash/winter/spaghetti/pasta-imposter/slideshow/healthy-pasta-imposter-spaghetti-squash-recipes/

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