“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Couscous-Stuffed Squash

October 28, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Diabetes Self Management, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is – Couscous-Stuffed Squash. To make this week’s recipe you’ll need the following; Acorn Squash, Poblano Pepper, Onion, Vegetable Broth, Shiitke Mushrooms, Couscous, Plum Tomatoes, and Pine Nuts. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes Management tips, Diabetes News, and more so be sure to check it out soon! Enjoy and Make 2019 Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Couscous-Stuffed Squash
Ingredients
2 small acorn squash, halved lengthwise and seeded
1 medium poblano pepper, sliced
1 small onion, sliced
1 1/4 cups vegetable broth
1/2 cup shiitake mushrooms, chopped
3/4 cup uncooked couscous
1 medium plum tomato, diced
2 tablespoons pine nuts

Directions
1 – Preheat oven to 400°F. Spray baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray; place squash, cut side down, on baking sheet. Spread pepper and onion on baking sheet. Cover with foil; bake 35 to 40 minutes or until squash is tender.

2 – Bring broth and mushrooms to a boil in medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir in couscous, tomato, and pine nuts; cover and remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes. Meanwhile, dice roasted pepper and onion; add to couscous mixture, fluffing couscous lightly with fork.

3 – Turn squash cut side up. Fill about 3/4 cup couscous mixture into each squash half.

Tip: Acorn squash have thick, hard skins that can be difficult to cut. To make cutting easier, soften them in the microwave. Pierce the skin with a fork; microwave on HIGH 1 to 2 minutes. Allow to cool for a few minutes, then slice lengthwise and remove the seeds.

Yield: 4 servings.
Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 290 calories, Carbohydrates: 57 g, Protein: 9 g, Fat: 4 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 187 mg, Fiber: 6 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/sides/couscous-stuffed-squash/

Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week -Turkey Peppers with Couscous

April 19, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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This week’s Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week is a Turkey Peppers with Couscous. Made using, my favorite, JENNIE-O® Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast. Some of the other ingredients you’ll be using are; a Mix of Bell Peppers (Yellow, Green, and Red), Red Onion, Diced Tomatoes, Couscous, Feta Cheese, and more! Stuffed and delicious! You can find this recipe along with all the other delicious and healthy recipes at the Jennie – O Turkey website. Enjoy and Make the SWITCH in 2019! https://www.jennieo.com/

Turkey Peppers with Couscous
Middle Eastern flavors, including roasted pine nuts, crumbled goat cheese, couscous and lean ground turkey, fill colorful bell peppers for a dinner that’s under 500 calories per serving.

INGREDIENTS
4 bell peppers, mix of yellow, green and red
½ cup chopped red onion
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 (16-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast
2 teaspoons dried basil leaves
½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes or seasoned diced tomatoes, drained
1 (5.45-ounce) package sun-dried tomato flavored couscous, prepared according to package directions
6 ounces crumbled feta or goat cheese
¼ cup toasted pine nuts
¾ cup fresh breadcrumbs
paprika, if desired

DIRECTIONS
1) Heat oven to 375°F. Cut bell peppers lengthwise through stems keeping stem halves intact. Cut peppers in half again forming quarters. Discard seeds and veins. Cook in boiling water 5 to 6 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain and place cut side up in 13×9-inch baking dish.
2) Coat large skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally; add ground turkey. Cook turkey as specified on the package. Always cook to well-done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer. Add basil leaves and pepper. Cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add diced tomatoes and prepared sun-dried tomato flavored couscous; cook 5 minutes or until heated through. Remove from heat; stir in crumbled feta cheese and toasted pine nuts. Mound mixture into pepper quarters.
3) Sprinkle fresh breadcrumbs over filled peppers. Sprinkle with paprika, if desired. Bake 30 minutes or until bread crumbs are golden brown, filling is hot and peppers are tender.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING

Calories 390
Protein 42g
Carbohydrates 37g
Fiber 6g
Sugars 7g
Fat 10g
Cholesterol 70mg
Sodium 850mg
Saturated Fat 5g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/384-turkey-peppers-with-couscous

Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week – Warm Turkey Sausage and Couscous Salad

November 24, 2018 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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This week’s Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week is – Warm Turkey Sausage and Couscous Salad. Made using the delicious JENNIE-O® Cooked Hardwood Smoked Turkey Kiebasa. You can find this recipe along with all the other delicious and healthy recipes at the Jennie – O Turkey website. Enjoy and Make the SWITCH in 2018! https://www.jennieo.com/

Warm Turkey Sausage and Couscous Salad
Searching for new and adventurous pasta salad recipes? Try this: Grilled turkey sausage, couscous, cilantro and peppers, drizzled with a citrus honey cumin dressing. Serve as the main event or as a delicious side.

INGREDIENTS
1 (14-ounce) JENNIE-O® Cooked Hardwood Smoked Turkey Kiebasa
2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
2 cups couscous
2 teaspoons olive oil
½ cup dark raisins
½ cup almonds
⅓ cup cilantro leaves
¼ cup fresh mint leaves
2 roasted red peppers, chopped

ORANGE DRESSING
⅓ cup orange juice
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon olive oil
½ teaspoons ground cumin
1 garlic clove, minced

DIRECTIONS
1) Grill sausage according to package directions. Set aside; keep warm.
2) In medium saucepan, bring broth to boil. Remove from heat. Add cous cous and oil; stir. Cover and let stand 10 minutes; fluff with fork. Spoon into large bowl.
3) Cut sausage into ½-inch thick slices. Add to cous cous. Add almonds, raisins, cilantro, mint and peppers.
4) To make orange dressing, in jar add orange juice, honey, oil, cumin and garlic; shake to combine. Drizzle over salad. Toss gently.
RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING

Calories 400
Protein 19g
Carbohydrates 42g
Fiber 3g
Sugars 10g
Fat 18g
Cholesterol 45mg
Sodium 840mg
Saturated Fat 3.5g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/675-warm-turkey-sausage-and-couscous-salad

 

 

Jennie – O Turkey Fully Cooked Hardwood Smoked Turkey Kielbasa
JENNIE-O® Fully Cooked Hardwood Smoked Turkey Kielbasa is easy to slice and add to your favorite recipes such as pasta, pizzas or even cabbage soup! Because the kielbasa sausage is hardwood smoked, it has a great taste and texture, think of it as a close cousin to polish sausage! Comes fully cooked for minimal prep time.

* HARDWOOD SMOKED
* GLUTEN FREE

NUTRITION INFORMATION
Serving Size 56 g
Calories 90
Calories From Fat 50
Total Fat 5.0 g
Saturated Fat 1.5 g
Trans Fat. 0 g
Cholesterol 30 mg
Sodium 550 mg
Total Carbohydrates 1 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Sugars 1 g
Protein 8 g
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Iron 4%
Calcium 6%

INGREDIENTS
Turkey, Mechanically Separated Turkey, Water, Soy Protein Concentrate, Contains 2% or Less Salt, Corn Syrup Solids, Dextrose, Seasoning (Sugar, Dextrose, Garlic Powder, Spices, Spice Extract), Natural Flavoring, Sodium Erythorbate, Sodium Nitrite. Made with Collagen Casing. CONTAINS SOY NO GLUTEN

Our products are labeled in compliance with government regulations. It is always necessary to read the labels on the products to determine if the food product meets your required needs regardless of how the product is represented on this site.

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS
FULLY COOKED – READY TO EAT:
TO GRILL:
Grill over medium heat for 10-12 minutes, turning often.
STOVETOP:
Heat 2-3 inches of water to boiling. Add sausage, cover and simmer for 10-12 minutes.
https://www.jennieo.com/products/77-fully-cooked-hardwood-smoked-turkey-kielbasa

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Spicy Chickpeas and Couscous

October 9, 2017 at 5:24 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is – Spicy Chickpeas and Couscous. The recipe comes from the Diabetes Self-Management website which has a wide assortment of Diabetic Friendly recipes, tips, and Diabetic news. Check it out today. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

 

Spicy Chickpeas and Couscous
Ingredients

1 can (about 14 ounces) vegetable broth
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup matchstick-size carrots
1 can (15 ounces) chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1 cup frozen green peas
1 cup quick-cooking couscous
2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint or parsley

Directions

1 – Combine vegetable broth, coriander, cardamom, turmeric, pepper sauce, salt, and cinnamon in large saucepan; bring to a boil over high heat. Add carrots; reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes.

2 – Add chickpeas and green peas; return to a simmer. Simmer, uncovered, 2 minutes.

3 – Stir in couscous. Cover; remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Sprinkle with mint.

Yield: 6 servings.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 226 calories, Carbohydrates: 2 g, Protein: 9 g, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 431 mg, Fiber: 10 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/spicy-chickpeas-couscous/

Jennie – O Recipe of the Week – Moroccan Turkey Wrap

June 30, 2017 at 5:14 AM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products | 1 Comment
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This week’s Jennie – O Recipe of the Week is a Moroccan Turkey Wrap. This one uses the JENNIE-O® Turkey Breast along with cucumbers, Greek yogurt, couscous, all in a whole grain tortilla wrap! You can find this recipe along with all the other delicious and healthy recipes at the Jennie – O website. Enjoy and Make the SWITCH! https://www.jennieo.com/

 

Moroccan Turkey Wrap

Who doesn’t love a nutritious wrap for lunch? This recipe has Moroccan origins and comes loaded with unexpected zing! Highlights include refreshing cucumbers, Greek yogurt, couscous, and of course JENNIE-O® Turkey Breast. It just might be your new go-to lunchbox favorite!

INGREDIENTS

1 cup plain Greek yogurt
½ English cucumber, peeled, halved lengthwise, seeded and finely diced
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, from one lemon
1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
1¼ teaspoons Kosher salt, divided
¾ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
3 cloves garlic minced
1.25 pounds JENNIE-O® Turkey Breast, cooked and shredded
¼ cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1 teaspoon ground cumin
10 whole grain tortillas
10 romaine lettuce leaves
20 ounces couscous, prepared
tomatoes, chopped, if desired
cucumber slices, if desired

DIRECTIONS

1) In small bowl, combine yogurt, cucumber, lemon juice, dill, ¼ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper; mix well. Refrigerate until ready to serve
2) In skillet, heat oil on medium-high heat. Add garlic, shredded turkey breast, cilantro, allspice, cumin, 1 teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Heat until mixture is heated through.
3) On tortillas, add lettuce, couscous, turkey mixture, tomatoes and cucumbers, if desired. Top with yogurt sauce. Fold tortilla.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING
Calories280
Protein23g
Carbohydrates32g
Fiber3g
Sugars3g
Fat6g
Cholesterol45mg
Sodium640mg
Saturated Fat1.5g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/1170-moroccan-turkey-wrap

Diabetic Dish of the Week – Mexicana Couscous

June 7, 2016 at 4:48 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 Mexicana Couscous. You can find this recipe or variations of it on many sites but I’m going with one on the CooksRecipes website. Cooks has an incredible selection of recipes for all tastes and cuisines! http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

 

 

Mexicana Couscous

Couscous lends itself to many flavorings—including Mexican.Cooksrecipes 2

Recipe Ingredients:

3/4 cup chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon cooking oil
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
3/4 cup frozen peas
3/4 cup coarsely chopped tomatoes
2 tablespoons snipped fresh cilantro
3/4 cup couscous
Fresh cilantro sprigs (optional)

Cooking Directions:

1 – In a medium saucepan cook onion and garlic in hot oil over medium heat until tender. Stir in cumin; cook for 30 seconds. Carefully add broth, peas, tomato and cilantro.
2 – Bring mixture to boiling; stir in couscous. Remove from heat. Cover; let stand for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork before serving. Garnish with cilantro sprigs, if desired.
Makes 6 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe): 134, total fat: 3g, saturated fat: 0g, cholesterol: 0mg, sodium: 124mg, carbohydrate: 23g, fiber: 6g, protein: 4g, vitamin A: 15%, vitamin C: 13%, calcium: 1%, iron: 5%.

http://www.cooksrecipes.com/sidedish/mexicana_couscous_recipe.html

Healthy Grilled Kabob and Skewer Recipes

June 7, 2016 at 4:47 AM | Posted in diabetes, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website – Healthy Grilled Kabob and Skewer Recipes. Fire up the grill for these delicious and Diabetic Friendly recipes! You’ll find recipes including; Tandoori Turkey Kabobs with Couscous, Barbecued Hot Dog Kabobs, and Peaches and Pound Cake Kabobs. Find them all at the Diabetic Living Online website, enjoy! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 

 

Healthy Grilled Kabob and Skewer Recipes

Kabobs are easy to throw together for a summertime grilled meal. The options are endless for what you can add to the skewers — just mix and match your favorite vegetables and fruits with a healthy protein, such as chicken or shrimp. Enjoy 25 of our favorite boldly flavored kabobs.

 

 

Tandoori Turkey Kabobs with CouscousDiabetic living logo

Give grilled lean turkey exotic flair. Jalapeno, garam masala, and mint add traditional Indian flavors to these marinated kabobs, and whole wheat couscous will fill you up without feeling stuffed……

 
Peaches and Pound Cake Kabobs

Assemble and grill this fruity diabetic snack in just 15 minutes using fresh or frozen peach wedges and cubes of pound cake. Choose Splenda Granular or Sweet’N Low for a sugar substitute to cut calories……

 
Barbecued Hot Dog Kabobs

Featuring fresh pineapple, green onion, and 97 percent fat-free beef franks brushed with sweet-and-tangy barbecue sauce, this fun twist on hot dogs has just 1 gram of fat per serving,….

 

 

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Grilled Kabob and Skewer Recipes
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/main-dishes/healthy-grilled-kabob-skewer-recipes

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