Kitchen Hint of the Day!

January 19, 2020 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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More egg whites, less egg……………………

An egg white has only 16 calories and 0 grams of fat compared with 54 calories and 5 grams of fat in an egg yolk. Try using 2 egg whites in place of 1 whole egg in almost any recipe.

Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Upside-Down Apple and Walnut Spice Cake Recipe for Diabetics

January 16, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dessert of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is Upside-Down Apple and Walnut Spice Cake Recipe for Diabetics. You’ll need small Rome Beauty Apples or Granny Smith Apples can be used as a substitute. You’ll also need Spices and Walnuts to make this Dessert. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you’ll find a a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes along with Diabetes Management Tips, Diabetes News and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine which is full of great Tips and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I just received the latest issue over the weekend. I’ve left a link to subscribe to the Magazine at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Upside-Down Apple and Walnut Spice Cake Recipe for Diabetics
Ingredients
1 small Rome Beauty apple,* peeled, cored and thinly sliced
4 tablespoons sugar, divided
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 large eggs
2 small Rome Beauty apples, peeled, cored and finely chopped
1/4 cup walnuts, lightly toasted

Directions
1 – Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray 9-inch square baking pan with nonstick cooking spray; line bottom of pan with parchment paper.

2 – Place apple slices in medium bowl and toss gently with 1 tablespoon sugar; reserve.

3 – In large bowl sift together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice. In another large bowl cream remaining sugar and butter until smooth. Add vanilla; mix well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, to mixture; mix until smooth. Add chopped apples; mix with spatula to blend.

4 – Spoon flour-spice mixture into apple-sugar-butter-egg mixture; mix well with spatula.

5 – Place reserved apple slices on bottom of prepared baking pan; sprinkle with walnuts. Spoon batter over apples and walnuts; smooth batter with spoon sprayed with nonfat cooking spray. Bake about 30 minutes or until firm in center; remove and cool on wire rack. Insert knife around edges to dislodge cake from pan; quickly turn pan upside down over serving plate. Slice with serrated knife to serve.

*Note: If unavailable, may substitute with Granny Smith apple.

Serving size: 8 servings.
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Healthy One Skillet Recipes

January 14, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | 2 Comments
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy One Skillet Recipes. Delicious and Healthy One Skillet Recipes with recipes including Bacon and Egg Breakfast Tacos, Sweet-Spiced Sirloin on Arugula with Skillet Corn, and Quick King Ranch Chicken Casserole. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy One Skillet Recipes
Find healthy, delicious one skillet recipes for weight-loss from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Bacon and Egg Breakfast Tacos
Breakfast tacos are quintessential morning eats in Austin, but with this breakfast taco recipe you can enjoy them wherever you are. The smoky, earthy ancho chile salsa is what makes these extra-special, though for a quicker weekday breakfast, feel free to swap in your favorite store-bought salsa………………………..

Sweet-Spiced Sirloin on Arugula with Skillet Corn
Perfect for a lunch or light dinner, this beef salad has a Southwestern flair. It’s served over peppery arugula and dressed with a sauce that utilizes the pan-drippings, delivering extra flavor to the salad………………………………

Quick King Ranch Chicken Casserole
Usually made by layering creamy chicken and tortillas (lasagna-style), this classic Tex-Mex chicken casserole gets speedier for an easy weeknight dinner when we mix everything together in a skillet, then pop the whole pan under the broiler to make the cheese topping gooey……………………..

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy One Skillet Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/19359/cooking-methods-styles/one-pot/skillet/

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

January 8, 2020 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | 1 Comment
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Making an Omelet………………..

Make sure the eggs you use are at room temperature before cooking. When you take the egg out of the refrigerator to whip yourself a good omelette, keep them aside for a while. Cold eggs take longer to set and this may result in overcooking. A Ham and Cheese Omelet sounds good!

Diabetic Lunch Recipes

January 7, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Diabetic Lunch Recipes. Healthy and Delicious Diabetic Lunch Recipes with recipes including Make-Ahead Spinach and Black Bean Burritos, Mixed Greens and Citrus Salad, and Instant Pot Chicken Soup with Root Vegetables and Barley. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Diabetic Lunch Recipes
Find healthy, delicious diabetic lunch recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Make-Ahead Spinach and Black Bean Burritos
These egg, bean and cheese burritos are designed to be made ahead and frozen. They are perfect for busy days and make a satisfying breakfast or lunch…………….

Mixed Greens and Citrus Salad
Any assortment of fresh oranges and grapefruit will work well in this easy salad recipe. If you can’t find one of each variety listed, you can use all navel oranges, or 3 navel oranges and 1 grapefruit………………

Instant Pot Chicken Soup with Root Vegetables and Barley
Be sure to use bone-in chicken here–it enhances the flavor of the broth, and the bones are easy to remove after cooking. This healthy chicken soup can be made in an Instant Pot or pressure cooker…………………

* Click the link below to get all the Diabetic Lunch Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/18346/health-condition/diabetic/lunch/

Healthy Scrambled Egg Recipes

January 4, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Scrambled Egg Recipes. Start your day off with a Delicious and Healthy Scrambled Egg Recipes. You’ll find recipes like; Scrambled Egg Burritos with Black Bean Salsa, Scrambled Eggs with Sausage, and Scrambled Turkey Nachos. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and eat Healthy in 2020! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Scrambled Egg Recipes
Find healthy, delicious scrambled egg recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Scrambled Egg Burritos with Black Bean Salsa
This protein-packed Southwestern egg burrito recipe is always a hit, whether you’re serving it for breakfast, brunch, lunch or a casual dinner. The homemade black bean salsa recipe adds a special touch and takes just 10 minutes, but you can also use your favorite prepared salsa to make this faster………………………

Scrambled Eggs with Sausage
Start your day off right with these scrambled eggs. This recipe includes eggs, turkey sausage, and cheese; packing 14 grams of protein per serving. Quick and easy to make, this is the perfect breakfast solution………………..

Scrambled Turkey Nachos
These tasty nachos, topped with eggs, turkey sausage and Cheddar cheese, are perfect to serve at your next brunch…………………..

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Scrambled Egg Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/21527/ingredients/eggs/scrambled/

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

January 4, 2020 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Just Whisk it………………….

When making Scrambled Eggs – Make sure to whisk really well until there is no white remaining. Cook over moderate heat so it doesn’t take too long to form curds, but not so hot that it immediately forms an egg pancake. Don’t stir too much — you want a variety of curd sizes. Pull it off the heat while it still looks wet since the carryover heat will finish cooking.

Egg Sandwich and Hash Browns

December 30, 2019 at 6:39 PM | Posted in Eggs, Simply Potatoes | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Egg Sandwich and Hash Brown

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Windy, 43 degrees and cloudy out today, a bit cooler out. After I had my Tea I followed my neighbor and he dropped his car off to be worked on. Later on I took him back to pick his car up. Back home just did a few things around the house. So for Dinner tonight it’s an Egg Sandwich and Hash Browns.

 

 

 

I love Egg Sandwiches! hadn’t made for quite a while. To make it all I’ll need is 2 Eggs, Salt and Pepper, a slice of Kraft Sharp Cheddar, a bit of Blue Bonnet Light Butter, and 2 slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread. Just get a mixing cup or coffee cup and crack open both Eggs into it. Season it with the Salt and Pepper and whisk it all together.

 

 

 

 

Heat a small skillet on medium heat, I sprayed it with Pam Cooking Spray. I added the Butter, and when heated added the Egg Mixture. Fry it till the bottom browns and flip it. I then added my slice of Kraft Deli Deluxe Sharp Cheddar Cheese on top of it. Cook until done, and it’s ready! You can toast the Bread if you like, I didn’t toast mine.

 

 

 

 

To go with my Egg Sandwich I prepared some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns, which I love having anytime. Seasoned them with Salt and Pepper and served them sprinkled with Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Sharp Cheddar. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How healthy are Eggs…..

Eggs are a very good source of inexpensive, high quality protein. More than half the protein of an egg is found in the egg white along with vitamin B2 and lower amounts of fat and cholesterol than the yolk. The whites are rich sources of selenium, vitamin D, B6, B12 and minerals such as zinc, iron and copper.

 

 

 

 

 

Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns

Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns fry up perfectly to a crisp, golden brown because they’re made from quality potatoes. They’re always fresh, never frozen so you’ll never have to worry about freezer burn. Fresh, delicious potatoes mean you never have to sacrifice great homemade taste.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1/2 cup (81 g)
Per Serving % Daily Value*
Calories 70
Calories from Fat 0
Total Fat 0.0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 55mg 2%
Carbohydrates 16.0g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2.0g 8%
Sugars 0.0g
Protein 1.0g
http://www.simplypotatoes.com/products/productview.cfm?p

One of America’s Favorites – Bacon, Egg and Cheese Sandwich

December 30, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | 2 Comments
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An open bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich

A bacon, egg and cheese sandwich is a breakfast sandwich popular in the United States and Canada. The sandwich is typically made with bacon, eggs (typically fried or scrambled), cheese and bread, which may be buttered and toasted. Many similar sandwiches exist, substituting alternate meat products for the bacon or using different varieties of cheese or bread. The sandwich is often served as a breakfast item with coffee. BEC is sometimes used as an acronym for the sandwich, as is BE&C.

Bacon, egg, and cheese sandwiches are particularly popular in urban areas such as New York City. Their popularity in such settings may be attributed to their ubiquitous availability from numerous convenience stores, food trucks, and other small businesses, and the rapidity with which they can be produced. In addition to their availability at the above locations, restaurants exist with menus themed around variations upon the dish.

Many variations of the sandwich exist. Common choices for cheese include American, cheddar, provolone, and Swiss. The bacon can be substituted with many other types of preserved or seasoned meat like breakfast sausage, ham, back bacon (Canadian bacon), or pork roll. Various types of bread roll can be used as the bread for the sandwich, such as a croissant, bagel or kaiser roll. Tomato is sometimes used as an addition, and more robust versions include a hash brown. The dish can also be served as a burrito or taco. The eggs are commonly scrambled or prepared as an omelette, but are occasionally fried. Either whole eggs or egg whites may be used.

A typical sandwich with these ingredients has about 20 grams of fat and 350 calories. A version has been adapted to make a low carbohydrate meal. In the United States, the bacon egg and

McDonald’s Egg McMuffin, a bacon, egg and cheese sandwich using Canadian bacon

cheese sandwich has also been modified into a prepackaged food product as a Hot Pocket (170 calories and 7 grams of fat) and a Lean Pocket (150 calories and 4.5 grams of fat).

In the United States, Sonic Drive-In offers a bacon egg and cheese “toaster”. Arby’s offers a “Sourdough Bacon, Egg & Swiss” with 500 calories and 29 grams of fat. Burger King serves up a “Croissan’wich with Bacon, Egg & Cheese” (360 calories and 22 grams of fat) as well as a “Double Croissan’wich with Sausage, Bacon, Egg & Cheese” (610 calories and 46 grams of fat). In New Zealand and some parts of Australia a “Massive McMuffin” is offered with ketchup, bacon, egg, American cheese and two sausage patties. For a time, Burger King offered an “Enormous Omelet Sandwich” with two egg patties, two strips of bacon, two slices of cheese and a sausage patty.

 

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

December 30, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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How to tell if an egg is fresh…………..

Place your eggs in a bowl and fill with water. If the egg floats it is old; if the egg stays flat on the bottom it is fresh.

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