Soup Special of the Day………..Sweet Potato Minestrone

June 24, 2018 at 5:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, soup, Soup Special of the Day | Leave a comment
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This week’s Soup Special of the Day is Sweet Potato Minestrone. You find several versions of this at various sites but I’m using the one on the Diabetes Self Management website. it’s a healthier version that’s Diabetic Friendly. At the Diabetes Self Management website you’ll find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes along with Diabetic News, Tips on Diabetes Management, and more! So check it out today! So Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Sweet Potato Minestrone

Ingredients
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
3/4 cup diced onion
1/2 cup diced celery
2 cups diced peeled sweet potatoes
1 can (about 15 ounces) Great Northern beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (about 14 ounces) no-salt-added diced tomatoes
3 cups water
3/4 teaspoon dried rosemary
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
2 cups coarsely chopped kale leaves (lightly packed)
4 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Directions
1 – Heat oil in large saucepan or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion and celery; cook and stir 4 minutes or until onion is softened. Stir water, sweet potatoes, beans, tomatoes, rosemary, salt, if desired, and pepper into saucepan. Cover and bring to a simmer; reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes.

2 – Add kale; cover and cook 10 minutes or until tender.

3 – Ladle soup into bowls; sprinkle with cheese.

Note: Choose kale in small bunches with firm leaves and a rich, deep color. Avoid bunches with limp, wilted, or discolored leaves. To remove the tough stems, make a “V-shaped” cut where the stem joins the leaf. Stack the leaves and cut them into pieces.

Yield: 4 servings. Serving size: 1 1/2 cups.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 286 calories, Carbohydrates: 48 g, Protein: 13 g, Fat: 6 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 4 mg, Sodium: 189 mg, Fiber: 11 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/soups-stews/sweet-potato-minestrone/

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Double Chocolate Brownies

June 24, 2018 at 5:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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From the CooksRecipes website its Double Chocolate Brownies. These Brownies are only 105 calories and 10 carbs per serving! You’ll be using Applesauce and Equal to keep those calories and carbs in check. This just one of the many Diabetic Desserts that you can find at the Cooks site. Full selections for Appetizer and Snack Recipes, Beverage and Punch Recipes, Bread Recipes, Breakfast Recipes, Dessert Recipes, Entrée Recipes, Holiday Recipes, Salad and Dressing Recipes, Sauce and Condiment Recipes, Side Dish Recipes, and Soup and Chili Recipes. Check it out today. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Double Chocolate Brownies
Applesauce replaces part of the fat, sweetener all of the sugar, plus you get double the chocolate flavor with both cocoa and chocolate chips—so who can resist these delicious brownies?

Recipe Ingredients:
6 tablespoons stick butter, softened
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup Equal® Spoonful*
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips or mini chocolate chips
6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

Cooking Directions:
1 – Beat butter, applesauce, eggs, and vanilla until blended. Stir in combined flour, Equal®, chocolate chips, cocoa, baking powder and salt until blended.
2 – Spread batter in sprayed 8-inch square baking pan. Bake in a preheated 350° F oven 18 to 20 minutes or until top springs back when gently touched. Cool completely on wire rack. Cut into squares.
3 – Store in airtight container at room temperature.
Makes 16 brownies.

*May substitute 24 packets Equal sweetener.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/16 of recipe; 1 brownie): calories 105; protein 2 g; carbohydrate 10 g; fat 7 g; cholesterol 38 mg; sodium 77 mg.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/double_chocolate_brownies_recipe.html

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

June 24, 2018 at 5:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Angel Food Cake………..

An Angel Food Cake can be left in the pan and covered tightly with foil for up to 24 hours or until you are ready to frost it,

Chili and Cheese Nachos

June 23, 2018 at 5:32 PM | Posted in cheese, chili, Hormel, Nachos, Sargento's Cheese | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Chili and Cheese Nachos

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin that I topped with Smucker’s Sugar Free Blackberry Jam. Also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. After Breakfast I went to Meijer for a couple of items and then picked up Breakfast for Mom. Outside 79 degrees with rain showers early then clearing up for the day. After Lunch I got the cart out and sprayed for weeds around the house and shed. Everything done, I kicked back and took a short nap. I’m not sure what’s wrong, just feeling bad. Dinner tonight a real Comfort Food, Chili and Cheese Nachos.

 

 


We love Chili and Cheese Nachos around here! To make them I’ll need: Tostitos Multi Grain Scoops for my Chips. I love these with Salsa or just as snack by their selves, they bake and hold their shape better than most chips. For my toppings I used 1 can of Mario Sliced Black Olives, sliced up some Green Olives, Mezzetta Deli Sliced Jalapeno Peppers, Hormel Turkey Chili with Beans, a few shakes (or more) of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce, and Sargento Reduced Fat Mozzarella. Put all that together and it’s nothing but good Nachos! Especially love the Jalapenos, nice mild heat!

 

To prepare I preheat the oven at 400 degrees and sprayed a glass baking dish with Pam and layer everything in. I first opened up 2 cans of the Hormel Chili with Beans and heated them up in a sauce pan, as it was heating I added about 6 shakes of Frank’s Hot Sauce to it and mixed. After the Chili was ready I added 4 tablespoons of Chili to the baking dish, then I added my Scoops (Chips). I then added the Sliced Black Olives and Sliced Green Olives, the remainder of the Chili, Sliced Jalapeno Peppers (Love These), and then top everything the Cheese. Then just pop it in the oven 10 minutes or until the Cheese had started to melt and everything heated. I love Nachos, nothing better than a big plate of Chili Cheese Nachos! For Dessert later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and an Ice Water to drink.

 

Hormel: Turkey w/Beans 98% Fat Free Chili

* Since 1891
* NO preservatives

Directions:
Stove top: empty chili into saucepan. Stir occasionally while heating over medium heat, about 5 minutes or until hot. Microwave: empty chili into microwaveable bowl; cover loosely. Heat for 2 To 3 minutes or until hot, stirring once. Careful. Let chili stand in microwave 1 minute and stir before serving. All microwaves And stoves vary. Times given are approximate.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 cup (247 g)
Per Serving % Daily Value*
Calories 210
Calories from Fat 27
Total Fat 3.0g 5%
Saturated Fat 1.0g 5%
Cholesterol 45 mg 15%
Sodium 1250 mg 52%
Carbohydrates 28.0g 9%
Dietary Fiber 6.0g 24%
Sugars 6.0g
Protein 17.0g

 

 

 

 

Tostitos Multigrain Scoops! Tortilla Chips

Serve up a sensible snacking option with multi-grain tortilla chips at your next gathering using Tostitos Multigrain Scoops! Tortilla Chips, 10 oz. Whether its family Mexican food night or a game night with friends, there are plenty of Tostitos Multigrain Scoops! to go around with this 10-ounce bag. Make a platter or two of individual appetizers to share with guests or for a family weekend snack.

The authentic flavor of Tostitos Multigrain Scoops! Tortilla Chips, 10 oz. makes them versatile for pairing with a variety of Tostitos dips. These multigrain tortilla chips and a bowl of salsa are a perfect pair for an evening snack while watching a movie. Spruce up chips and salsa with a dollop of sour cream and some freshly chopped cilantro for a different take on the classic snack. The crunchy texture of the chips makes them a great substitute for crackers with a bowl of chili or soup.

Tostitos Multigrain Scoops! Tortilla Chips, 10 oz.:
* 10 oz. bag
* Multigrain chips
* Perfect for quick, easy appetizers
* Sturdy for scooping through layered dips
* Great for parties

Ingredients:
Ingredients: Whole White Corn, Vegetable Oil (Contains One Or More of The Following: Corn, Sunflower, Or Soybean Oil), And Salt.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Oz
Servings Per Container 10
Amount Per Serving
Calories 60
Calories From Fat 60
% Daily Value
Total Fat 7 G 10
Saturated Fat 1 G 4
Trans Fat 0 G
Monounsaturated Fat 2 G
Cholesterol 0 Mg 0
Sodium 110 Mg 5
Total Carbohydrate 17 G 6
Dietary Fiber 2 G 7
Sugars <1 G
Protein 2 G

Meanwhile back at the SayersBrook Bison Ranch…..Swiss Brand Summer Sausage

June 23, 2018 at 5:02 AM | Posted in SayersBrook Ranch | Leave a comment
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This week from the SayersBrook Bison Ranch website (http://www.sayersbrook.com/) its Swiss Brand Summer Sausage. Hickory Smoked and Spiced Sausage. Have them as a Great Appetizers, Pizza Topping, on Sandwiches or with Crackers. Ready to serve! This is just one of many Sausages you can find at the SayersBrook site. They have a great selection of all meats including; Bison, Elk, Wild Boar, Rabbit, Ostrich, and more! Also while there check out all their great recipes. Below is more on the Swiss Brand Summer Sausage. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! http://www.sayersbrook.com/

 

Swiss Brand Summer Sausage

Swiss Brand Summer Sausage 8 oz. 3 x 8 oz packs

The pick of the smokehouse. Hickory smoked and delicately spiced.

Ready to slice. Serve up as hors d’oeuvres, on pizza, in sandwiches, on crackers. Great for parties and a wonderful gift idea. We have a large variety. Mix and match them. A tasty gift your friends will enjoy. Make your gift order. We will do the rest!
http://www.sayersbrook.com/swiss-brand-summer-sausage/

 

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Shredded Turkey Sliders

June 23, 2018 at 5:01 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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I’ve got a recipe off the Jennie – O Turkey website to pass along, Shredded Turkey Sliders. Made using cooked JENNIE-O® Premium Fresh Tender Young Turkey Breast and served on Slider Buns. This is just one of many delicious and healthy recipes you can find at the Jennie – O Turkey site. So Enjoy and Make the SWITCH in 2018! https://www.jennieo.com/

 

 

Shredded Turkey Sliders

Looking for a quick and easy dinner recipe? This one serves up tender shredded turkey piled high on slider-style buns—with little prep and just 25 minutes in the oven. A must-try, simple weeknight meal.

 

INGREDIENTS
4 ounces chicken broth
1 tablespoon garlic & herb seasoning
1 teaspoon onion powder
½ teaspoon garlic powder
2 tablespoons butter
1 pound cooked JENNIE-O® Premium Fresh Tender Young Turkey Breast
8 slider buns
garnish with lettuce, if desired

DIRECTIONS
1)Heat oven to 350°F.
2) In baking dish add broth, seasoning, onion powder, garlic powder, butter and turkey; mix to combine.
3) Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until hot. Remove from oven and place on slider buns. Garnish with lettuce, if desired.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING

Calories 140
Protein 14g
Carbohydrates 13g
Fiber 3g
Sugars 2g
Fat 5g
Cholesterol 40mg
Sodium 290mg
Saturated Fat 2g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/1076-shredded-turkey-sliders

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

June 23, 2018 at 5:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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This takes the cake………..

If you sprinkle a very thin layer of cornstarch on top of a cake before you ice it, the icing won’t run down the sides.

* Thank you Katie K. for passing this hint along!

Grilled Cheese and Baked Fries

June 22, 2018 at 5:24 PM | Posted in Alexia Potato Products, Kraft Cheese | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Grilled Cheese and Baked Fries

 

 

I just had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea for Breakfast this morning. I had to have Mom at the Eye Doctor at 9:00. They had to check Mom’s right eye that had the cataract removed, everything looked great! She has the left one done next week. 82 degrees, humid, and thunderstorms outside today. Cleaned the house today, ran the vacuum and dusted. I bought a couple of Sweet Pepper plants and both are loaded with small Peppers coming in. Also have Sweet Basil, Chives, and Rosemary growing. For Dinner Tonight I’m having a Grilled Cheese and Baked Fries.

 

 


Not feeling real good this afternoon. I had a Dinner in mind but I’m keeping it simple tonight, I prepared a Grilled Cheese and Baked Fries. To make my Grilled Cheese I’ll be using; Kraft Sliced Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Blue Bonnet Light Butter, and Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread. I started by buttering the outside half of a slice of bread. Layered 2 slices of the Sharp Cheddar on top. Added my top half of the sliced bread, buttering the outside of the slice. I then got out a skillet, heated it up on medium heat and lightly coated it with a 1/2 pat of Butter. When the Butter was melted I added my sandwich. Grilled it on both sides until it was golden brown and the Cheese melted. Oh, nothing like a good and toasty Grilled Cheese sometimes!

 


To go with the Grilled Cheese I baked up some Alexia Organic Yukon Select Fries. Seasoned them with Morton’s Lite salt and Ground Black Pepper. Baked them at 425 degrees for 16 minutes. They bake up beautifully and seasoned just right.! Plus they are only 120 calories and 15 net carbs. Served with a side of my favorite Ketchup, Hunt’s Ketchup. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kraft – Deli Deluxe Sharp Cheddar Sliced Cheese

Kraft Deli Deluxe Cheese Slices Sharp Cheddar. Pasteurized process cheese. This pack contains 12 slices of cheese. Each slice is only 70 calories.

* Milk, cheese culture, salt
* Pasteurized
Ingredients:
Ingredients: Cheddar Cheese (Milk, Cheese Culture, Salt, Enzymes), Water, Milkfat, Sodium Citrate, Salt, Sodium Phosphate, Sorbic Acid as a Preservative, Oleoresin Paprika (Color), Annatto (Color), with Sunflower Lecithin Added for Slice Separation.

 

 

Alexia Organic Yukon Select Fries

Lightly seasoned with sea salt, these Julienne Fries make your everyday French fry wonder where it went wrong.

Ingredients: Organic Potatoes, Organic Canola Oil and/or Organic Sunflower Oil and/or Organic Safflower Oil, Sea Salt, Citric Acid.

Nutrition FactsAlexia Organic Yukon Fries
Serving Size 3 oz (84 g)
Per Serving % Daily Value*
Calories 120
Calories from Fat 36
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 200mg 8%
Potassium 310mg 9%
Carbohydrates 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 0g
Protein 2g
https://www.alexiafoods.com/products/fries/yukon-gold-julienne

Jennie – O Turkey Recipe Of the Week – Sweet Chili Turkey Pizza

June 22, 2018 at 5:02 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 – Sweet Chili Turkey Pizza. You’ll be using JENNIE-O® Turkey Bacon and JENNIE-O® Slow Roasted Dark Turkey. For the toppings of this delicious Pizza there is; Green Bell Peppers, Sweet Chili Sauce, Mozzarella Cheese, Cheddar Cheese, and Parmesan Cheese. You can find this recipe at the Jennie – O Turkey website along with all the other delicious and healthy recipes. Enjoy and Make the SWITCH in 2018! https://www.jennieo.com/

Sweet Chili Turkey Pizza
Sweet mother of pizza! A Sweet Chili Turkey Pizza will deliver on taste in ways delivery can’t. Try this easy, homemade pizza recipe for a pizza night that pleases everybody! It’s a little sweet, a little spicy and a lot of flavor.

INGREDIENTS
2 ounces JENNIE-O® Turkey Bacon
8 ounces JENNIE-O® Slow Roasted Dark Turkey
¼ cup diced green bell peppers
1 (12-inch) pre-baked pizza crust
8 ounce sweet chili sauce
2 cups mozzarella Cheese
½ cup Cheddar cheese
½ cup Parmesan cheese

DIRECTIONS
1) Cook turkey bacon as specifed on the package. Always cook to well-done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer. Dice; set aside.
2) Shred turkey pot roast, set aside.
3) Spread pizza crust with sweet chili sauce. Add cheeses. Top cheese with shredded turkey, green peppers and bacon bits. Bake 10 to 12 minutes, or until cheese is melted and crust is golden brown.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING

Calories 490
Protein 29g
Carbohydrates 45g
Fiber 1g
Sugars 15g
Fat 20g
Cholesterol 70mg
Sodium 950mg
Saturated Fat 9g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/1058-sweet-chili-turkey-pizza

Pressure Cooker Buffalo Turkey Stuffed Potatoes

June 22, 2018 at 5:01 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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Here’s another Jennie – O Turkey Recipe I’m passing along, Pressure Cooker Buffalo Turkey Stuffed Potatoes. You’ll be using the JENNIE-O® Turkey Breast Tenderloin to make this recipe. You’ll also need; Baking Potatoes, Buffalo Sauce, BBQ Sauce, Low Sodium Chicken Broth, Cheddar Cheese, and Bleu Cheese. A comfort food recipe for sure! You can find this recipe at the Jennie – O Turkey website. Enjoy and Make the SWITCH in 2018! https://www.jennieo.com/

Pressure Cooker Buffalo Turkey Stuffed Potatoes
This is a gluten free recipe.

Buffalo love roaming the plains, but there’s nothing plain about these Buffalo Turkey Stuffed Potatoes! They take comfort food out of its comfort zone for a flavorful hit at the picnic.

INGREDIENTS
4 medium baking potatoes
⅓ cup buffalo sauce
⅓ cup barbeque sauce
¼ cup low-sodium chicken broth
1 (24-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Turkey Breast Tenderloin, sliced, ½-inch thick
½ cup shredded Cheddar cheese
¼ cup bleu cheese crumbles

DIRECTIONS
1) Wash potatoes and pierce with a fork on all sides. Place in pressure cooker and manually cook 10 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes and release pressure. Remove potatoes and keep warm. Turn cooker off.
2) Add buffalo sauce, barbeque sauce and broth. Place turkey pieces in buffalo sauce mixture. Secure lid and steam 10 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes and release steam. Shred turkey with 2 forks.
3) Cut potatoes in half lengthwise, fluff potato flesh with a fork. Spoon turkey mixture over potatoes and top with Cheddar cheese and bleu cheese crumbles.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING

Calories 230
Protein 25g
Carbohydrates 22g
Fiber 2g
Sugars 3g
Fat 5g
Cholesterol 50mg
Sodium 440mg
Saturated Fat 2.5g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/1231-pressure-cooker-buffalo-turkey-stuffed-potatoes

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