“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Angel Hair with Tomato Cream Sauce

April 15, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s Meatless Monday Recipe is Angel Hair with Tomato Cream Sauce. Angel Hair Pasta topped with BUITONI® Marinara Sauce. Bake a loaf of Crusty Bread and you are set! The recipe is from one of my favorite sites, the CooksRecipes website. The Cooks site has an endless recipes to please all tastes, diets, and cuisines! Check it out today. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Angel Hair with Tomato Cream Sauce
For a heavenly meal, ladle this creamy tomato sauce over angel hair pasta.

Recipe Ingredients:
2 (15-ounce) containers BUITONI® Marinara Sauce
2/3 cup NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk (5-ounce can)
1 teaspoon minced garlic
2 (9-ounce) package BUITONI® Angel Hair Pasta
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil or parsley

Cooking Directions:
1 – Place sauce, evaporated milk and garlic in medium saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, for 4 to 6 minutes or until hot.
2 – Prepare pasta according to package directions; drain. Toss with sauce. Season with salt and ground black pepper. Sprinkle with cheese and basil.
Makes 6 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe): Calories: 350 Calories from Fat: 70 Total Fat: 7 g Saturated Fat: 2.5 g Cholesterol: 55 mg Sodium: 750 mg Carbohydrates: 57 g Dietary Fiber: 4 g Sugars: 12 g Protein: 14 g.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/angel_hair_with_tomato-cream_sauce_recipe.html

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“Meatless Monday Recipe of the Week – “Chicken”-Style Tofu Fajitas

April 8, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday Recipe of the Week is – “Chicken”-Style Tofu Fajitas. Made using Tofu, Salsa, Yogurt, Lettuce, Cheddar Cheese and served on Flour Tortillas. Tofu takes the place of Chicken in the dish. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website which has a fantastic selection of recipes to please all tastes, diets, and cuisines. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

“Chicken”-Style Tofu Fajitas
In this super-easy, nearly-instant tortilla recipe, chewy baked tofu stands in for chicken. Letting the kids make their own fajitas becomes part of the fun!

Recipe Ingredients:
8 fajita-size (6 to 7-inch) flour tortillas
1 (10 to 12-ounce) package baked tofu, cut into strips
Prepared salsa, your favorite brand
1 cup plain low-fat organic yogurt or soy yogurt
2 cups finely shredded lettuce
1 cup grated cheddar cheese or cheddar-style nondairy cheese (optional)

Cooking Directions:
1 – Wrap the entire batch of tortillas in foil and warm in a preheated 400-degree oven or toaster oven.
2 – Place the tofu strips on a plate and microwave briefly until well warmed, about 3 minutes.
3 – Spread a little salsa and yogurt down the center of each tortilla, then arrange a few tofu strips over them. Sprinkle with some lettuce, and if desired, a little cheese. Roll up snugly and eat out of hand.
Makes 8 fajitas (2 fajitas per serving).
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/%27chicken%27-style_tofu_fajitas_recipe.html

Sunday’s Chicken Dinner Recipe – Southwestern Chicken Skillet

April 7, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Sunday's Chicken Dinner | 2 Comments
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This week’s Sunday’s Chicken Dinner Recipe is – Southwestern Chicken Skillet. The Dish is made using Chicken Breast Halves, Chili Powder, Ground Cumin, Garlic, Salsa, Dijon Mustard, and shredded Wisconsin Monterey Jack or Pepper Jack Cheese. Southwestern flavors at its best! The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website, there are several sites with this recipe or variations of it. At the CooksRecipes website you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all tastes, diets, and cuisines. So Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Southwestern Chicken Skillet
Add this tasty Southwestern skillet entrée to your repertoire of quick and easy “busy day” recipes.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
2 teaspoons vegetable or olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup prepared tomato-based salsa
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Wisconsin Monterey Jack or Pepper Jack Cheese
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro or green onion

Cooking Directions:
1 – Sprinkle chili powder, cumin and salt over chicken.
2 – Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add chicken and garlic; cook 5 minutes. Turn chicken over.
3 – Combine salsa and mustard; spoon over and around chicken. Continue cooking, turning chicken and stirring sauce, 5 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
4 – Sprinkle cheese and cilantro over chicken. Continue cooking 1 to 2 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Makes 4 servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/chicken/southwestern_chicken_skillet_recipe.html

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Italian Spinach Egg Rolls

March 25, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is an Italian Spinach Egg Rolls. Hard Boiled Eggs, Spinach, Lasagna Noodles, and Ricotta Cheese are just 4 of the ingredients that you’ll need to make this week’s dish. Take those Hard Boiled Eggs to a new level! The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website which has a huge selection of recipes for all tastes. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Italian Spinach Egg Rolls
Need a recipe for hard-boiled eggs? Try this baked dish featuring lasagna noodle rolls filled with a mixture of chopped hard-boiled eggs, spinach, ricotta and mozzarella cheeses, topped with spaghetti sauce.

Recipe Ingredients:
6 lasagna noodles
1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
1/2 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
1/2 cup low-moisture part-skim shredded mozzarella cheese
4 large hard-boiled eggs, chopped
3 large eggs, beaten
1/2 cup chopped green onions with tops
1 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning, crushed
1 (14-ounce) jar spaghetti sauce
Freshly grated Parmesan cheese (optional)

Cooking Directions:
1 – Cook noodles according to package directions. Drain well. Set aside. In medium bowl, stir together remaining ingredients except spaghetti sauce and Parmesan cheese until well combined.
2 – Spread half of the spaghetti sauce over bottom of greased 11×7-inch baking dish. Spread a scant 2/3 cup of the spinach mixture over 1 of the cooked noodle strips. Starting at short end, roll up strip. Place roll, seam-side down, in baking dish. Repeat with remaining noodles and spinach mixture. Spoon remaining sauce over rolls. Cover tightly with aluminum foil.
3 – Bake in preheated 350°F (175°C) oven 20 minutes. Remove foil. Continue baking until heated throughout, about 15 to 20 minutes. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, if desired.
Makes 6 servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/italian_and_spinach_egg_rolls_recipe.html

Granny’s Apple Crisp

March 23, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | 2 Comments
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Granny’s Apple Crisp SATURDAY

Thought I would pass along a Diabetic Friendly Dessert to go with the Diabetic Friendly Chili, Granny’s Apple Crisp. Splenda Sweetener replaces the Sugar in the recipe. The Crisp is 160 calories and 17 net carbs per serving. Chili and a Granny’s Apple Crisp for Dinner! You can find this recipe at the CooksRecipes website which has a huge selection of Diabetic Recipes to please all tastes, diets, and cuisines! So Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Granny’s Apple Crisp
Recipe Ingredients:
1 cup Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon orange zest
1/4 cup orange juice
5 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and cut into 1/4-inch slices
1 cup uncooked old-fashioned oats
2 tablespoons Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 cup crisp rice cereal
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Cooking Directions:
1 – Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Spray an 8-inch square baking dish with vegetable cooking spray. Set aside.
2 – Make Filling: whisk together Splenda® Granulated Sweetener, cinnamon, orange zest and orange juice in a large bowl; add apples and toss to coat. Transfer mixture to prepared pan; set aside.
3 – Make Topping: stir together oats, Splenda® Granulated Sweetener, and cinnamon in a medium bowl; cut butter in with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture is crumbly. Stir in cereal and walnuts. Spoon topping over apples.
4 – Bake 45 minutes or until topping is lightly browned. Serve warm.
Makes 8 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe): Calories 160 | Calories from Fat 80 | Fat 8g (sat 2.5g) | Cholesterol 10mg | Sodium 45mg | Carbohydrates 21g | Fiber 4g | Sugars 10g | Protein 3g.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/granny%27s_apple_crisp_recipe.html

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Vegetarian Casserole

March 18, 2019 at 5:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is a Vegetarian Casserole. Saffron-Flavored Rice Mix, Cream Cheese, Mixed Vegetables, and Cheddar Cheese make up this week’s easy to prepare Meatless Dish. It’s from the CooksRecipes website which contains a huge selection of recipes to please all tastes, diets, and cuisines. Check it out today! So Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Vegetarian Casserole
“This is a very easy dish to prepare, tastes great and reheats in the microwave nicely.” Recipe submitted by Teresa of North Carolina.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 (10-ounce) package saffron-flavored rice mix
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened (1/3 less fat is the kind I use)
1 (15-ounce) can Veg-All brand mixed vegetables, drained (low sodium)
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Cooking Directions:
1 – Cook rice according to package directions.
2 – Mix together the cooked rice, cream cheese and Veg-All, and spread into a lightly greased casserole dish. Top with cheddar cheese and bake at 350°F (175°C) for about 15 minutes or just until cheese starts to bubble.
Makes 4 servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/vegetarian-casserole-recipe.html

It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday – Oven Baked Beef Stew

March 9, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, It's Chili Soups or Stews Saturday | Leave a comment
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This week’s It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday is a recipe for Oven Baked Beef Stew. Beef Stew Meat, Onions, Tomatoes, Tapioca, Carrots, Turnips, New Potatoes, and 2 Ears of Corn all make up this week’s recipe of Oven Baked Beef Stew. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website which has a huge selection of recipes for all tastes, diets, and cuisines. So check it out today. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Oven Baked Beef Stew
No recipe image available.Beef stew simmered long and slow in the oven with new potatoes, carrots, turnips and corn.

Recipe Ingredients:
2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch cubes
2 medium onions, diced
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 (16-ounce) cans whole tomatoes, undrained
1/3 cup uncooked quick-cooking tapioca
1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
1 tablespoon cumin seed
1 teaspoon salt and ground pepper to taste
4 medium carrots, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 medium turnip, cut into 1/2-inch strips
8 small new potatoes, cut in half
2 ears corn (frozen or fresh)*, cut into fourths

Cooking Directions:
1 – Mix all ingredients except corn, potatoes, carrots and turnip in Dutch oven, breaking up tomatoes.
2 – Cover and bake at 325°F (160°C) for 2 hours, stirring 2 or 3 times during the first 1 1/2 hours of cooking.
3 – Stir in carrots and turnip.Cover and bake 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
4 – Add potatoes and corn and cook 1 hour or longer or until beef and vegetables are tender.
Makes 8 servings.

*If you are using fresh corn, add about 1/2 hour before serving time.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/beef/oven-baked-beef-stew-recipe.html

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Cheese and Vegetable Strata

March 4, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is a Cheese and Vegetable Strata. Eggs combined with Asparagus, Italian Bread, Red Bell Pepper, Mushrooms, Green Olives, Wisconsin Fresh Mozzarella cheese, Wisconsin Jack Cheese, and Wisconsin Feta cheese equals one delicious and meatless Italian Style Dish! The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website which is stocked full of Diabetic Friendly Recipes. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Cheese and Vegetable Strata
Assemble this wholesome, deliciously satisfying Italian-style cheese and vegetable dish at least four hours prior to baking.

Recipe Ingredients:
7 large eggs
1 1/4 cups half-and-half (light cream)
8 stalks asparagus, thinly sliced
4 cups Italian bread, cubed
1/2 cup red bell pepper, diced
1/2 cup portabella mushrooms, chopped
1/4 cup stuffed green olives
1/2 cup Wisconsin Fresh Mozzarella cheese, cubed
1/2 cup Wisconsin Morel Mushroom & Leek Jack cheese (or Jack cheese), cubed
1/4 cup Wisconsin Feta cheese, crumbled

Cooking Directions:
1 – In a medium bowl, whisk eggs and half-and-half until well blended. Set aside. In a large bowl, combine remaining ingredients.
2 – Grease 6 (1 1/2-cup) casserole dishes or 1 (13×9-inch) baking dish.
3 – Spoon bread and cheese mixture into dish(es).
4 – Pour egg mixture over the top.
5 – Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.
6 – Place casserole(s) in a 350°F (175°C) preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown and eggs are set.
7 – Remove from oven and serve.
Makes 6 servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/cheese_and_vegetable_strata_recipe.html

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Bow Ties and Broccoli Mushroom Alfredo

February 18, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is – Bow Ties and Broccoli Mushroom Alfredo. Bow Tie Pasta, Broccoli, Mushrooms, Parmesan Cheese all topped with Alfredo Sauce and baked to perfection! The recipe is from one of my favorite recipe sites, the CooksRecipes website (https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html) The Cooks site has a huge selection of recipes that will please all tastes, diets, and cuisines so check it out today. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One!

Bow Ties and Broccoli Mushroom Alfredo
Serve this pasta dish with fresh fruit and warm foccacia bread for a delicious meatless meal.

Recipe Ingredients:
2 (10-ounce) containers refrigerated mushroom Alfredo sauce
2 (6-ounce) cups dry bow tie pasta, cooked according to package directions, drained
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 cups frozen broccoli florets, defrosted
1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Cooking Directions:
1 – Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Lightly grease 2-quart baking dish.
2 – Heat oil in medium skillet; add mushrooms. Cook until liquid from mushrooms has evaporated. Combine pasta, sauce, broccoli and mushrooms. Place into prepared baking dish; cover.
3 – Bake for 20 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with cheese. Bake for an additional 10 minutes.
Makes 4 servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/bow_ties_and_broccoli_mushroom_alfredo_recipe.html

Very Strawberry Shortcake

February 12, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly | Leave a comment
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For Dinner you can prepare the recipe I left for BEEF RIBEYE AND ROOT VEGETABLES and for Dessert you can prepare Very Strawberry Shortcake. This recipe for Shortcake is with a Biscuit instead of a Sponge Cake. Splenda replaces the Sugar in the recipe. The Very Strawberry Shortcake is 120 calories and 22 carbs per serving. This recipe is from the CooksRecipes website which also has a huge selection of Recipes to please all tastes, diet, and cuisines. So Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Very Strawberry Shortcake

Very Strawberry ShortcakeUnlike the familiar little sponge cake, this is a sweet and tender biscuit filled with fresh strawberries that are laced with a splash of balsamic vinegar.

Recipe Ingredients:
Strawberry Filling
3 cups sliced fresh strawberries
2 tablespoons Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar

Shortcakes
2 1/2 cups reduced-fat biscuit mix
1 tablespoon Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
1 cup plain fat-free yogurt
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Fat-free frozen whipped topping, thawed (optional)
Mint sprigs (optional)

Cooking Directions:
1 – Strawberry Filling Directions: Stir together strawberries, 1/3 cup Splenda® Granulated Sweetener and balsamic vinegar; let stand 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
2 – Shortcake Directions: Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C).
3 – Combine biscuit mix and 1/3 cup Splenda® Granulated Sweetener in a large bowl.
4 – Stir together yogurt and vanilla; add to dry ingredients, stirring just until moistened.
5 – Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead 3 or 4 times. Pat dough to a 1/2-inch thickness. Cut with a 2 1/4-inch round cutter, reusing dough scraps, if necessary.
6 – Place shortcakes on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake 12 to 15 minutes.
7 – Serve warm with sliced strawberries. Garnish, if desired.
Makes 12 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/12 of recipe): Calories: 120; Calories from Fat: 5; Total Fat: 1g; Saturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 350mg; Total Carbs: 24g; Dietary Fiber: 2g; Sugars: 6g; Protein: 4g.

https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/very_strawberry_shortcake_recipe.html

 

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