Crispy Chicken Strips w/ Mashed Potatoes and Vegetarian Baked Beans

May 29, 2016 at 5:42 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, Bush's, Perdue Chicken Products | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Crispy Chicken Strips w/ Mashed Potatoes and Vegetarian Baked Beans

 
Another muggy morning out there today, 70 degrees by 7:00. For Breakfast I fried up 2 slices of Smithfield Sliced Ham. If you’ve never tried this you are missing out! It’s the best packaged sliced Ham I’ve tried. So I fried the slices Crispy Chicken Strips w Mashed Potatoes and Vegetarian Baked Bea 001up and toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin. Together it makes one good Breakfast Sandwich! Bad day for allergies and sinus suffers, like myself. So I stayed in most of the day. I was over at the rehab center for my Aunt’s birthday party, it was great seeing all my cousins again. Dad is there also. I’m having my doubts about his return home. He’s not getting any stronger and the dementia is getting worse. I hope I’m wrong and he can turn it around. Anyway I stayed home today. Did some laundry for Mom and cleaned the house. Also did some computer cleaning also, ran screens and deleted some old files. Then for Dinner tonight I prepared Crispy Chicken Strips w/ Mashed Potatoes and Vegetarian Baked Beans.

 

Perdue Crispy Chicken Strips

 

I used the PERDUE® Crispy Chicken Strips. To prepare it I preheated the oven to 425°F . Sprayed a small baking sheet with cooking spray. Placed frozen strips in single layer on baking sheet. Baked for 16 to 18 minutes, or until heated through. Internal temperature should reach 150°F – 160°F. Turn the Strips halfway through heating time. They come out golden brown and delicious! Really enjoy these!

 

 

 

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For one side dish I prepared my favorite Mashed Potatoes, Bob Evans Mashed Potatoes. Easy to fix and delicious. To prepare it just heat it up in the microwave for 6 minutes and it’s ready. Then for another side I prepared some Bush’s Reduced Sodium Vegetarian Baked Beans. I had tried these a while back and fell in love with the flavor and taste of the Vegetarian Beans! Only 130 calories, 0 fat, and 24 net carbs per serving. To prepare the; just open the can and empty the Beans Into Saucepan. Heat To Simmer until heated through. Love these Beans! I also baked a loaf of Pillsbury Italian Loaf Bread. For dessert later a Healthy Life Dark Fudge Swirl Frozen Yogurt.

 

 

 

PERDUE® Crispy Chicken Strips

Fully Cooked strips are marinated and breaded. Product is in a net weight (26 oz.) bags. Frozen.

* Fully CookedPERDUE® Crispy Chicken Strips
* Frozen
* Breaded
* Easy to Use

PRODUCT HANDLING
COOKING & PREP
Conventional/Toaster Oven (Preferred Methods) Preheat Oven to 425°F. Spray baking sheet with cooking spray. Place frozen strips in single layer on baking sheet. Bake on middle oven rack for 16 to 18 minutes, or until heated through. Internal temperature should reach 150°F – 160°F. Turn patties halfway through heating time. Microwave Oven Place 4-6 frozen strips in single layer on a microwave safe plate lined with paper towel. Heat, uncovered, on high for 2 to 3 minutes, turning halfway through heating time. Let stand for 1 to 2 minutes before serving.

INGREDIENTS
BONELESS SKINLESS CHICKEN BREAST WITH RIB MEAT, WATER. CONTAINS 2% OR LESS OF SALT, NATURAL FLAVORS. BREADED WITH: WHEAT FLOUR, WATER, SALT, NATURAL FLAVORS. CONTAINS 2% OR LESS OF NATURAL EXTRACTIVES OF PAPRIKA, DEXTROSE, NATURAL PAPRIKA AND ANNATTO EXTRACTS.

https://www.perdue.com/products/perdue-crispy-chicken-strips-26-oz/80471/

 

 
BUSH’S® VEGETARIAN BAKED BEANS
Looking for full flavor in delicious baked beans minus the meat? Try our Vegetarian Baked Beans. We slow cook tender navy beans in a tangy sauce seasoned with brown sugar and a special blend of spices. Try them in Reduced Sodium!

Every 1/2 cup serving of BUSH’S® Vegetarian Baked Beans is loaded with 6 g of protein and 5 g of fiber. Don’t worry, these tasty beans are also gluten-free, cholesterol-free and even fat-free!

NUTRITION
Serving Size: 1/2 cup (130g)Bush's Vegetarian Reduced Sodium Baked Beans
Calories 130
%DV*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g -%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 550mg 23%
Carbohydrates 29g 10%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Protein 6g -%
Sugars 12g -%
Vitamin A – 0%
Vitamin C – 0%
Calcium – 4%
Iron – 10%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000-calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

http://www.bushbeans.com/en_US/product/vegetarian?&cid=ps:google:Branded-New:Vegetarian

Soup Special of the Day! – Asian Chicken and Vegetable Soup

May 29, 2016 at 5:51 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, soup, Soup Special of the Day | Leave a comment
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This weeks Soup Special of the Day is – Asian Chicken and Vegetable Soup. Chicken, Ginger, Snow Peas, and Bean Sprouts highlight this week’s Soup! It’s from the CooksRecipes website which is stocked full of delicious recipes like this! http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

 

Asian Chicken and Vegetable Soup

Recipe Ingredients:

4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves, cut into thin slicesCooksrecipes 2
8 cups (2 quarts) chicken broth
1 tablespoon chili paste
1 (4-inch wide) piece fresh ginger, unpeeled, chopped coarsely
2 tablespoons sesame oil
2 carrots, diced
1 cup snow peas, sliced
4 green onions, sliced
1 cup bean sprouts
1/2 cup fresh mint, chopped

 

Cooking Directions:

1 – In a large soup pot or Dutch oven, place chicken broth, chili paste, ginger and sesame oil. Bring mixture to a simmer over high heat. Reduce heat to low; simmer 15 minutes.
2 – In another large pot, place chicken slices and carrots. Strain heated broth over chicken and carrots. Simmer over medium-low heat for 3 minutes.
3 – Stir in snow peas; simmer 1 minute. Stir in green onions, bean sprouts and mint; simmer an additional 2 minutes serve hot.
Makes 4 servings.

 

 

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories: 329; Total Fat: 12g; Saturated Fat: 2g.

http://www.cooksrecipes.com/soup/asian_chicken_and_vegetable_soup_recipe.html

Low-Carb Chicken Recipes

May 26, 2016 at 4:58 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website its Low-Carb Chicken Recipes. Winner, Winner, lots of Chicken Dinners! Recipes including; Balsamic Chicken, Basil-Tomato Chicken Skillet, and Feta-Stuffed Chicken. You can find them all plus all the other delicious and healthy recipes at the Diabetic Living Online website! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 

 

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It’s easy to rally the family around a delicious chicken dinner. These recipes are so full of flavor that no one will know that they’re low-carb!

 

 

Balsamic Chicken

A rub seasoned with paprika, rosemary, and garlic gives this chicken lively flavor; a balsamic-vinegar drizzle adds subtle sweetness…..

 
Basil-Tomato Chicken Skillet

To cut the fat, cook in a skillet coated with cooking spray instead of oil……

 
Feta-Stuffed Chicken

Feta is a full-flavored cheese that can be used in small amounts. Here it’s mixed with a little fat-free cream cheese (lowering the calorie content even more) and used as a stuffing for chicken……

 

 

* Click the link below to get all the Low-Carb Chicken Recipes
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Better Than Takeout: 30-Minute, Low-Calorie Dinner Recipes

May 24, 2016 at 5:10 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website it’s Better Than Takeout: 30-Minute, Low-Calorie Dinner Recipes. 30 Minute Meals all 350 calories or less! Recipes including; Sichuan-Style Chicken with Peanuts, Black Bean & Salmon Tostadas, and Green Pizza. Find them all at the EatingWell website. http://www.eatingwell.com/

 

 

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These easy 30-minute meals are quicker and tastier than takeout⎯and they’re better for you too.
The next time you’re thinking about ordering takeout, put down the phone and start cooking one of our delicious 30-minute dinners. Each of these healthy dinner recipes has 350 calories or less and is ready in under 30 minutes. Our low-calorie pizza recipes, Mexican recipes, Chinese recipes and more are healthier than takeout and you’ll save money and cut calories with these healthier options for dinner.

 

 

Sichuan-Style Chicken with Peanuts
The piquant Sichuan Sauce (which doubles easily) works well with almost any stir-fry but particularly enhances dishes with meat, fish and poultry. When stir-frying chicken, always spread the pieces in the wok and let them cook undisturbed for 1 minute before stirring. This allows the chicken to sear and prevents sticking. To smash the ginger, use the side of a cleaver or chef’s knife……

 
Black Bean & Salmon Tostadas
Pickled jalapeños, cilantro and avocado perk up convenient canned salmon for a quick tostada topping. Skip store-bought and make your own crispy shells in the oven. Serve with: Brown rice cooked with diced tomatoes and onions or salsa……

 
Green Pizza
Why not use cooler-weather vegetables like broccoli and arugula as an unconventional pizza topping? The arugula adds a slightly bitter, peppery taste—for a milder flavor, use spinach instead. Serve with wedges of fresh tomato tossed with vinegar, olive oil, basil and freshly ground pepper……

 

 

* Click the link below to get all the Better Than Takeout: 30-Minute, Low-Calorie Dinner Recipes
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Healthy Crock Pot Chicken Recipes and Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes

May 22, 2016 at 4:49 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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The name says it all – Healthy Crock Pot Chicken Recipes and Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes. It’s all on the EatingWell website, enjoy! http://www.eatingwell.com/

 

 

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Easy and healthy slow-cooker chicken recipes.
When it comes to making healthy slow-cooker chicken recipes, your options range from stews and soupy ragouts to saucy pulled chicken. These crock-pot recipes and slow-cooker chicken recipes are easy to prepare and sure to be a hit.

 

 

Slow-Cooker Spanish Chickpea Soup
This easy soup recipe is inspired by cocido, the hearty stew of assorted meats, chickpeas and vegetables considered a national dish of Spain. Each region, family and restaurant has its own variation, but this slow-cooker soup has enough meat to satisfy the carnivores and enough vegetables to make it healthy. Ask for a 4-ounce slab of Serrano ham or prosciutto at your deli counter instead of buying slices. If you don’t have a 6-quart (or larger) slow cooker, opt for the stovetop variation instead…..

 
Barbecue Pulled Chicken
This BBQ pulled chicken recipe is a fanciful reinterpretation of pulled pork that slow-cooks chicken in lots of tangy tomato sauce. Have sliced jalapenos, sliced red onions and some sour cream on hand to top this barbecue pulled chicken, which makes a hearty main course. You can turn it into an unbelievable sandwich or serve it on mashed potatoes or even whole-grain spaghetti. Serve with shredded napa cabbage tossed with low-fat mayonnaise, cider vinegar, celery seed and honey to taste…….

 
Chicken & Sweet Potato Stew
Here’s a dinnertime warmer with a hint of spring’s sweetness, designed for that day when you’d rather be outside raking the leaves from the garden, getting it ready for what’s ahead, than slaving over the stove……

 

 

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Crock Pot Chicken Recipes and Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes

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Quick Chicken Recipes

May 21, 2016 at 5:14 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website its Quick Chicken Recipes. Recipes that include; Chinese Chicken & Noodle Salad, Chipotle-&-Orange Grilled Chicken, and Curried Chicken Pitas. See them all at the EatingWell website, enjoy! http://www.eatingwell.com/

 

 

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Shake up your dinner routine with these quick and easy chicken recipes.
There’s nothing better than a quick, easy and affordable chicken dinner for a weeknight meal. These easy chicken recipes for baked chicken, chicken salad, chicken soup, chicken pasta and chicken tenders are healthy dinners your whole family will love. Try one of our healthy chicken recipes tonight for a quick dinner ready in 30 minutes or less.

 

 

Chinese Chicken & Noodle Salad
This delicious Chinese-inspired salad is crisp, crunchy and cool with shredded cabbage, carrots and chicken breast tossed with toasted ramen noodles and slivered almonds. The dressing is an addictive orange, sesame, ginger and soy combination—you may want to double the dressing and save some for a salad the next day……

 
Chipotle-&-Orange Grilled Chicken
Chipotle peppers in adobo sauce contribute a rich smokiness to this quick orange-infused barbecue sauce……

 
Curried Chicken Pitas
Cranberries and pear are sweet counterpoints in this tangy curried chicken salad. Toasted sliced almonds add a nutty crunch…….

 

 

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One of America’s Favorites Chicken and Dumplings

May 9, 2016 at 4:48 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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Chicken and dumplings

Chicken and dumplings

Chicken and dumplings is a dish which consists of a chicken cooked in water, with the resulting chicken broth being used to cook the dumplings by boiling. A dumpling in this context is a biscuit dough, which is a mixture of flour, shortening, and liquid (water, milk, buttermilk, or chicken stock). The dumplings are either formed into a ball, rolled out flat or dropped.

It is a popular comfort food dish, commonly found in the Southern and Midwestern United States, that is also attributed to being a French Canadian meal that originated during the Great Depression. Chicken and dumplings as a dish is prepared with a combination of boiled chicken meat, broth produced by boiling the chicken, multiple dumplings, and salt and pepper for seasoning. In some areas, this meal is known as chicken and sliders.

The name of the dish is sometimes printed on menus as “chicken n dumplings”, “chicken ‘n’ dumplings”, or “chicken-n-dumplings”. “Dumplings” is sometimes spelled “dumplins” in this context.

 

 

Chicken and dumplings with vegetables

Chicken and dumplings with vegetables

Various commercial preparations of chicken and dumplings are available, including canned and frozen versions of the prepared dish. Frozen raw dumplings, typically very flat strips about 1×4 inches, can be cooked in any broth. The consistency of the prepared dish, whether homemade or purchased, varies from a thin soup to a very thick casserole-like consistency, easily eaten with a fork. Thicker preparations are made by boiling the dumplings longer and/or adding flour or another thickening agent directly to the broth. Flour tortillas or canned biscuits, rolled thin on a floured surface, cut into strips, are a quick and easy substitute for homemade dough. Butter may be added to the recipe for added richness. Since chicken meat would become dry and tough if it is boiled long enough to cook the dumplings and thicken the broth, the chicken or parts are removed from the broth before adding the dumplings. While the dumplings are cooking, the meat is separated from the bones. When the dumplings are done and the broth seasoned and thickened, the chicken is returned to the broth. The dish is then ready to be served, but may be kept on low heat so as to not further cook the chicken.

 

 

Chicken and Dumplings

Chicken and Dumplings

Although the dumpling has been around for many generations, each culture has its own way of individualizing the basic dumpling recipe. There are other international versions of chicken and dumplings. For instance, the Chinese culture has the wonton, which is similar to the chicken and dumplings dish as we know it today. Additionally, the Iranian-Jewish dish, called gondi, includes matzah ball dumplings, which are also common in Central European food.

Since the creation of the dumpling, various meats aside from chicken have accompanied it, such as beef, lamb and pork.

 
A variant known as “chicken and pastry” or simply “chicken pastry” features wide, flat noodles rolled from biscuit dough. Where such a distinction is made, it is sometimes considered a different dish from “chicken and dumplings”, which is known for small balls of dough rather than flat strips. In the Appalachian region of the United States, this preparation is called chicken and slicks.

Metabolism-Boosting Dinners

May 7, 2016 at 5:37 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website its Metabolism-Boosting Dinners. Boost your metabolism with these delicious and healthy recipes. Recipes including; Chile-Crusted Scallops with Cucumber Salad and Shrimp Ceviche. Find them all at the EatingWell website! http://www.eatingwell.com/

 
Metabolism-Boosting Dinners
Flavor-packed low-calorie dinners made with chiles.

 

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Boost your metabolism with these zesty healthy chile recipes. From mild to fiery, research shows that a compound in chiles (capsaicin) helps trigger the body’s natural cooling system and revs up your metabolism. Chiles also add the perfect amount of heat to savory dishes like Mini Chile Relleno Casseroles and Chicken Tacos with Tangerine-Lime Crema.

 

 

Chile-Crusted Scallops with Cucumber Salad
A refreshing salad of cucumbers and roasted cashews makes a nice contrast to these smoky scallops. You can make the salad and scallop skewers up to 8 hours in advance; cover separately and store in the refrigerator until you’re ready to grill……

 
Butterflied Grilled Chicken with a Chile-Lime Rub
A quick and efficient way to cook a whole bird on the grill is to butterfly it. This method is so popular, especially in Southern California, that large chains have thrived selling chile-rubbed butterflied chicken to happy patrons. When cooking a whole chicken on the grill, try searing the chicken first over direct heat then finish cooking over indirect heat (as instructed in this recipe). That way you avoid the all too common problem when grilling—chicken burned on the outside and raw in the center. For best flavor, let the chicken marinate in the rub overnight in the refrigerator. Serve with lime wedges and fresh salsa……

 
Shrimp Ceviche
Traditional ceviche consists of raw seafood tossed with an acidic marinade (think: citrus juice or vinegar) that “cooks” the fish. We cook the shrimp before marinating it. This recipe originally appeared on Emeril Green, Emeril Lagasse’s cooking show on Planet Green. Lagasse has his own brand of frozen wild American shrimp, which meet strict U.S. environmental standards. The shrimp taste sweet and “they just smell like the sea,” according to Emeril. Serve this with tostones (fried plantain chips) or tortilla chips. (Recipe courtesy of Emeril Lagasse, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc.)……

 

 

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Low-Carb Mexican Recipes

May 3, 2016 at 5:13 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website its Low-Carb Mexican Recipes. Recipes that include; Grilled Lime Chicken with Watermelon Salsa, Seafood Enchiladas, and Huevos Rancheros Tacos. You can find them all on the Diabetic Living Online website. http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

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Delicioso! Turn to these diabetes-friendly recipes when you’re craving Mexican food. Whether you’re looking for authentic Mexican recipes or Tex-Mex food, we’ve got skinny salsas, veggie-packed taco recipes, and easy low-carb casseroles that are sure to impress.

Grilled Lime Chicken with Watermelon Salsa

Juicy watermelon salsa makes a refreshing topper for this Mexican chicken recipe. With just 9 grams of carb per serving, the lime-brushed chicken breasts are a go-to diabetic dish for the grill…..
Seafood Enchiladas

This gorgeous dish combines the Mexican flavors you love with the convenience of a casserole. We stuffed tortillas with a mixture of fish, shrimp, peppers, and creamy sauce for a low-carb seafood dinner that feeds eight…..
Huevos Rancheros Tacos

Scrambled eggs take the place of meat in these protein-packed vegetarian Mexican tacos. And at 31 grams of carb per serving, they’re a healthy choice for breakfast, lunch, or dinner…..

* Click the link below to get all the Low-Carb Mexican Recipes
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/mexican/low-carb-mexican-recipes

Slow Cooker Soups

May 1, 2016 at 5:27 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | 1 Comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website its Slow Cooker Soups. Fire up the Crock Pot for these delicious and healthy Slow Cooker Soups recipes. Recipes including; Turkey Tortellini Soup, Chicken Mulligatawny Soup, and Stuffed Pepper Soup. Find these and all the others at the Diabetic Living Online website. http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 

 

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You’re juggling a thousand responsibilities each day; the last thing you want to do when you come home is make dinner. With a little help from your slow cooker, you can throw together a few ingredients in the morning and sit down later to a steaming bowl of goodness. And the best part about dinner in one pot: fewer plates to spin on the way to the sink.

 

 

Turkey Tortellini Soup

Purchased cheese tortellini helps create a unique broth-base soup with loads of flavor. Stir in spinach just before serving for extra color and nutrients…..
Chicken Mulligatawny Soup

Curry powder offers a delicious taste to this Asian-inspired soup. Dish it up tonight for a low-calorie meal the whole family will love……
Stuffed Pepper Soup

This hearty bowl of soup is a perfect dish on chilly days. Brown the beef before adding it to the slow cooker to help remove fat……

 

 

* Click the link below to get all the Slow Cooker Soups
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/soup/slow-cooker-soups

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