“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Italian Pasta Soup with Fennel

June 7, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is Italian Pasta Soup with Fennel. To make this week’s Recipe you’ll be needing Olive Oil, Fennel Bulb, Garlic, Vegetable Broth, Shell Pasta, Zucchini, ) Italian-Seasoned Diced Tomatoes, Parmesan Cheese, Fresh Basil, and Black Pepper. The Soup is 126 calories and 15 net carbs per serving. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Italian Pasta Soup With Fennel
Jam-packed with shell pasta and veggies, this light, broth-based soup is perfect for a transitioning from winter to spring. And with only about 20 minutes of preparation time, it’s an easy way to quickly quench a craving for home cooking.

Ingredients
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 small fennel bulb, trimmed and chopped into 1/4-inch pieces (1 1/2 cups)
4 cloves garlic, minced
3 cups vegetable broth
1 cup uncooked small shell pasta
1 medium zucchini or yellow summer squash, cut into 1/2-inch chunks
1 can (about 14 ounces) Italian-seasoned diced tomatoes
1/4 cup grated Romano or Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
Dash black pepper (optional)

Directions
Yield: 6 servings.
Serving size: 1 cup.

1 – Heat oil in large saucepan over medium heat. Add fennel; cook and stir 5 minutes. Add garlic; cook and stir 30 seconds. Add broth and pasta; bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat; simmer 5 minutes. Stir in zucchini; simmer 5 to 7 minutes or until pasta and vegetables are tender.

2 – Stir in tomatoes; heat through. Ladle into shallow bowls; top with cheese, basil, and black pepper, if desired.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 126 calories, Carbohydrates: 17 g, Protein: 5 g, Fat: 4 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 3 mg, Sodium: 430 mg, Fiber: 2 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/italian-pasta-soup-with-fennel/

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Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – BISON MEATBALLS WITH TOMATO FENNEL SAUCE

March 24, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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This week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week is BISON MEATBALLS WITH TOMATO FENNEL SAUCE. To make the Buffalo Meatballs you’ll be needing Wild Idea Premium Ground Buffalo, Olive Oil, Salt, and Pepper. Then for the Sauce you’ll need Onion, Fennel Bulb, Butter, Crushed Fennel, Salt, Pepper, Chili Flakes, Crushed Tomato, and Lemon. Additional Ingredients of Pasta, Fennel Fronds, Fresh Oregano, and Grated Parmesan. Wow, Dinner is served! You can find this recipe and purchase the Wild Idea Buffalo Italian Sausage along with all the other Wild Idea Products at the Wild Idea Buffalo website. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

BISON MEATBALLS WITH TOMATO FENNEL SAUCE
A simple recipe packed with flavor and nutrition!

Meatball Ingredients:

1 – pound Wild Idea Premium Ground Buffalo
4 – tablespoons olive oil
1 – teaspoon of salt
1 – teaspoon black pepper
Preparations:

1 – Crumble ground meat in a bowl with 3 tablespoons olive oil, salt & pepper. Mix thoroughly.
2 – Roll into 24 meatballs and place on an oiled (using the remaining olive oil) baking sheet. Broil at 500° for about 7 minutes.

Sauce Ingredients:

1 – onion, halved and sliced thin
1 – fennel bulb, halved and sliced thin
2 – tablespoons butter
2 – teaspoons crushed fennel
1 – teaspoon salt
1 – teaspoon black pepper
½ – teaspoon chili flake
24 – ounces crushed tomatoes
squeeze of lemon
Preparations:

1 – In a heavy pot over medium high heat, add butter, onions and fennel and sauté for 5 minutes before adding the dry spices.
2 – Continue to sauté until vegetables are tender. Add the crushed tomatoes and stir to incorporate. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes. Add a fresh squeeze of lemon before serving.


Other Ingredients:
*pasta or zucchini or squash noodles
* fennel fronds and fresh oregano
* grated Parmesan
To Serve: Spoon sauce over pasta of choice or zucchini or squash noodles, top with hot meatballs and garnish with fennel fronds and oregano.
Photo Credit: Jill O’Brien
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/bison-meat-balls-with-tomato-fennel-sauce

It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday – Italian Pasta Soup with Fennel

July 13, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Diabetes Self Management, It's Chili Soups or Stews Saturday | 2 Comments
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This week’s It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday is a recipe for Italian Pasta Soup with Fennel. Release the Italian flavors with this Italian Pasta Soup with Fennel recipe! Some of the ingredients you’ll need are Small Fennel Bulb, Garlic, Vegetable Broth, Zucchini, Parmesan Cheese, and more! You can find this recipe at the Diabetes Self Management website which has a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more all at the Diabetes Self Management website. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One. https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Italian Pasta Soup with Fennel

Ingredients
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 small fennel bulb, trimmed and chopped into 1/4-inch pieces (1 1/2 cups)
4 cloves garlic, minced
3 cups vegetable broth
1 cup uncooked small shell pasta
1 medium zucchini or yellow summer squash, cut into 1/2-inch chunks
1 can (about 14 ounces) Italian-seasoned diced tomatoes
1/4 cup grated Romano or Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
Dash black pepper (optional)
Directions
Heat oil in large saucepan over medium heat. Add fennel; cook and stir 5 minutes. Add garlic; cook and stir 30 seconds. Add broth and pasta; bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat; simmer 5 minutes. Stir in zucchini; simmer 5 to 7 minutes or until pasta and vegetables are tender.

Stir in tomatoes; heat through. Ladle into shallow bowls; top with cheese, basil, and black pepper, if desired.

Yield: 6 servings.

Serving size: 1 cup.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 126 calories, Carbohydrates: 17 g, Protein: 5 g, Fat: 4 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 3 mg, Sodium: 430 mg, Fiber: 2 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/soups-stews/italian-pasta-soup-with-fennel/

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