Kitchen Hint of the Day!

January 13, 2022 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Keep those Strawberries…..

How do you make strawberries last longer in the refrigerator -All you need is a bit of vinegar, water, and a colander or salad spinner. To start off, pour about ½ cup of white vinegar and 2 ½ cups of water into a large bowl, and soak your berries in the mixture for a few minutes. The vinegar will get rid of mold spores and bacteria, which make your strawberries spoil quicker.

 

Healthy Winter Dessert Recipes

January 6, 2022 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell Website and Magazine it’s Healthy Winter Dessert Recipes. Find some Delicious and Healthy Winter Dessert Recipes with recipes including Cranberry Cheesecake Bars, Winter Fruit Salad, and Soft Sugar Cookies. Have a Healthy and Delicious 2022! Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. You can also subscribe to one of my favorite Magazines, the EatingWell Magazine. So find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2022! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Winter Dessert Recipes
Find healthy, delicious winter dessert recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Cranberry Cheesecake Bars
A great dessert option for your next holiday party, these sweet cheesecake bars have an oat crust and a cranberry-orange sauce that’s swirled on top and baked right in……

Winter Fruit Salad
Fruit salad isn’t just for summer; orange, grapefruit, pineapple, star fruit and pomegranate combine for a satisfying dish your body craves……

Soft Sugar Cookies
These easy and classic cookies incorporate mild-tasting white whole-wheat flour for extra fiber and nutrients……

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Winter Dessert Recipes
https://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/19816/seasonal/winter/dessert/

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

January 1, 2022 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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All about the Limes…..

Limes contain antioxidants, which have been shown to help reduce inflammation and even help prevent certain chronic illnesses. The high levels of Vitamin C found in limes can help protect you from infection and speed up your body’s healing process.

Christmas Bread Recipes

December 15, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell Website and Magazine it’s Christmas Bread Recipes. Find a selection of Healthy and Delicious Christmas Bread Recipes with recipes including Fried Apple Pie Rolls, Seeded Multigrain Boule, and Cranberry-Apple Coffee Cake. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. You can also subscribe to one of my favorite Magazines, the EatingWell Magazine. So find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Christmas Bread Recipes
Find healthy, delicious Christmas bread recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Fried Apple Pie Rolls
In this healthy take on apple pie, egg roll wrappers stand in for pie crust, saving you calories and the headache of rolling out dough. We like to use Granny Smith apples because they hold their shape and provide tart balance to the sweet filling. Try dipping these handheld crispy treats in whipped cream……

Seeded Multigrain Boule
Not only is this seeded loaf high in fiber, but the blend of seeds and grains lends it a wonderfully nutty flavor, aroma and texture. A heavy container with a tight-fitting lid works best, as the steam trapped inside the pot helps crisp the crust of the boule. Keep in mind that in a very wide-bottomed pot the loaf will spread out and be fairly flat; in a taller, narrower one it will be thicker and have more height (but may take slightly longer to bake)……

Cranberry-Apple Coffee Cake
This coffee cake calls for a tart apple, such as a Granny Smith or a Pippin, combined with cranberries and spices to make a beautiful topping for a delicious treat festive enough for any brunch. Recipe by Nancy Baggett for EatingWell……

* Click the link below to get all the Christmas Bread Recipes
https://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/21200/holidays-occasions/christmas/breads/

Sweet and Sour Carrots

December 12, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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Here’s a recipe for Sweet and Sour Carrots. A Delicious Diabetic Friendly side dish made with Carrots, Celery, Pineapple, and Green Onions. There’s 80 calories and 11 carbs per serving. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all Tastes, Diets, or Cuisines so be sure to check it out today for any of your recipe needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Sweet and Sour Carrots
A colorful combination of cooked vegetables and fruit in a tangy sweet/sour sauce. This dish is easy to make and has about one-fourth fewer calories than a traditional recipe.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 cups (1/4-inch thick) carrot slices
1/2 cup (1/2-inch thick) celery slices
1 (8-ounce) can pineapple tidbits, drained, juice reserved
1 tablespoon vinegar
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon light soy sauce
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons stick butter or margarine
1/4 cup sliced green onions
1/4 cup Equal® Spoonful*

Cooking Directions:

1 – Cook carrots and celery in medium saucepan in small amount of water about 8 minutes or until tender. Drain; set aside.
2 – Add enough water to reserved pineapple juice to make 1/2 cup liquid. Stir in vinegar, cornstarch, soy sauce and salt. Cook in medium saucepan until liquid thickens, stirring frequently.
3 – Add butter, drained pineapple, and onions. Continue stirring until all ingredients are heated. Add drained carrots and celery. Cook about 2 minutes. Stir in Equal®.
Makes 6 servings.

*May substitute 6 packets Equal sweetener.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe): calories 80, protein 1 g, carbohydrate 11 g, fat 4 g, cholesterol 0 mg, sodium 170 mg.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/sweet_and_sour_carrots_recipe.html

Healthy Pie Recipes

December 9, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine it’s Healthy Pie Recipes. Here’s some Delicious and Healthy Pie Recipes with recipes including Fresh Strawberry Pie, Cream Cheese Pumpkin Pie with Pecan Streusel, and All-American Apple Pies. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. You can also subscribe to one of my favorite Magazines, the EatingWell Magazine. So find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Pie Recipes
Find healthy, delicious pie recipes including apple, pecan and key lime pie. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Fresh Strawberry Pie
Fresh strawberries top a lightly sweet cream cheese filling in this lightened-up pie recipe. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream for a delicious and photo-worthy finish……

Cream Cheese Pumpkin Pie with Pecan Streusel
This riff on the Thanksgiving favorite combines a traditional pumpkin pie filling with swirls of sweetened cream cheese. And since it’s only Thanksgiving once a year, we’ve topped it all off with a buttery spiced-pecan topping. This easy pie recipe will please anyone at your table this holiday……

All-American Apple Pies
Little apple pies are baked in hollowed out shells of apples, topped with a pie crust lattice, and baked until golden brown and filling is bubbly……

* Click the link below to get al the Healthy Pie Recipes
https://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/18295/desserts/pie/

One of America’s Favorites – Fruit Salad

December 6, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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A plate of fruit salad made of pear, satsuma mandarin, kiwifruit, passion fruit, pomegranate seeds, and Greek yogurt mixed with honey, cardamom and vanilla sugar.

Fruit salad is a dish consisting of various kinds of fruit, sometimes served in a liquid, either in their own juices or a syrup. When served as an appetizer or as a dessert, a fruit salad is sometimes known as a fruit cocktail or fruit cup. In different forms fruit salad can be served as an appetizer, a side-salad, or a dessert.

There are a number of home recipes for fruit salad that contain different kinds of fruit, or that use a different kind of sauce other than the fruit’s own juice or syrup. Common ingredients used in fruit salads include strawberries, pineapple, honeydew, watermelon, grapes, banana, and kiwifruit. Various recipes may call for the addition of nuts, fruit juices, certain vegetables, yogurt, or other ingredients.

One variation is a Waldorf-style fruit salad, which uses a mayonnaise-based sauce. Other recipes use sour cream (such as in ambrosia), yogurt or even mustard as the primary sauce ingredient. A variation on fruit salad uses whipped cream mixed in with many varieties of fruits (usually a mixture of berries), and also often include miniature marshmallows. Rojak, a Malaysian fruit salad, uses a spicy sauce with peanuts and shrimp paste. In the Philippines, fruit salads are popular party and holiday fare, usually made with buko, or young coconut, and condensed milk in addition to other canned or fresh fruit.

Mexico has popular variation of the fruit salad called Bionico which consists various fruits drenched in condensed

There is also an extended variety of fruit salads in Moroccan cuisine, often as part of a kemia, a selection of appetizers or small dishes analogous to Spanish tapas or eastern Mediterranean mezze.

Fruit salad with kiwifruit, strawberries, blueberries, pineapples, bananas, and oranges

A fruit salad ice cream is also commonly manufactured, with small pieces of real fruit embedded in, flavored either with juices from concentrate, fruit extracts, or artificial chemicals.

Fruit cocktail is often sold canned and is a staple of cafeterias, but can also be made fresh. The use of the word “cocktail” in the name does not mean that it contains alcohol, but refers to the secondary definition “An appetizer made by combining pieces of food, such as fruit or seafood”. Fruit cocktail is sometimes used to make pruno.

In the United States, the USDA stipulates that canned “fruit cocktail” must contain a certain percentage distribution of pears, grapes, cherries, peaches, and pineapples to be marketed as fruit cocktail. It must contain fruits in the following range of percentages:

* 30% to 50% diced peaches, any yellow variety
* 25% to 45% diced pears, any variety
* 6% to 16% diced pineapple, any variety
* 6% to 20% whole grapes, any seedless variety
*2% to 6% cherry halves, any light sweet or artificially colored red variety (like maraschino cherries)
Both William Vere Cruess of the University of California, Berkeley and Herbert Gray of the Barron-Gray Packing Company of San Jose, California have been credited with the invention of fruit cocktail. Canned fruit cocktail and canned fruit salad are similar, but fruit salad contains larger fruit while fruit cocktail is diced. Commercially, the fruit used was healthy but cosmetically damaged, such as a peach or pear that was bruised on one side. The bruised parts would be cut away and discarded, and the rest would be diced into small pieces.

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

December 3, 2021 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Shopping for Diabetes…..

Try whole-grain breads, brown rice, and whole-wheat pasta. Also load up on fresh or frozen vegetables. If you buy canned, choose low-sodium varieties. Enjoy and Eat Healthy.

Healthy Vegetable Soup Recipes

November 17, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell Website and Magazine it’s Healthy Vegetable Soup Recipes. Here’s some Delicious and Healthy Vegetable Soup Recipes with recipes including Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup with Rotisserie Chicken, Cream of Turkey and Wild Rice Soup, and Butternut Squash Soup with Apple Grilled Cheese Sandwiches. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. You can also subscribe to one of my favorite Magazines, the EatingWell Magazine. So find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Vegetable Soup Recipes
Find healthy, delicious vegetable soup recipes including chicken vegetable, minestrone and pea soup. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup with Rotisserie Chicken
This rich-tasting but better-for-you creamy chicken soup has a delicious chicken pot pie feel to it. We call for rotisserie chicken to streamline your prep time–look for a nice big one with lots of breast meat on it. Pair this comforting and easy soup recipe with a green salad, or, if you’re really hungry, a grilled cheese sandwich……

Cream of Turkey and Wild Rice Soup
Got leftover cooked chicken or turkey? Cook up a pot of soup! This recipe is a healthier twist on a classic creamy turkey and wild rice soup that hails from Minnesota. Serve with a crisp romaine salad and whole-grain bread……

Butternut Squash Soup with Apple Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
Layering apple slices into grilled cheese sandwiches adds a little crunch to a favorite soup dipper. And creamy butternut squash soup with ginger, cumin and turmeric is a nice change of pace from grilled cheese’s usual tomato soup partner. Serve the duo for a comforting and easy weeknight dinner for the family. The soup keeps well in the fridge, so save leftovers for lunch or dinner later in the week.

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Vegetable Soup Recipes
https://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/18219/soup/vegetable/

Appetizer of the Week – Apple-Raspberry Granola Skillet

November 13, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Appetizer of the Week, Appetizers, diabetes, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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This week’s Appetizer of the Week is an Apple-Raspberry Granola Skillet. To make this week’s Appetizer you’ll be needing Reduced Fat Granola (without raisins), Water, Lemon Juice, Cornstarch, Apples, Ground Cinnamon, Frozen Unsweetened Raspberries, Sugar Substitute, Vanilla, and Almond Extract. There’s 86 calories and 17 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/

Apple-Raspberry Granola Skillet
This seasonal granola comes together quickly and makes a perfect breakfast or snack before hitting the hiking trails. It’s a perfect way to make use of your apple-picking haul!

Ingredients
1 cup reduced-fat granola without raisins
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 pound apples, cored and sliced
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
4 ounces frozen unsweetened raspberries
3 packets sugar substitute
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon almond extract

Directions
Yield: 8 servings
Serving size: 1/2 cup

1. Place granola in small resealable food storage bag; seal tightly. Crush to coarse crumb texture; set aside.

2. Combine water, lemon juice, and cornstarch in small bowl; stir until cornstarch is completely dissolved.

3. Combine apples, cornstarch mixture, and cinnamon in 10-inch skillet; stir until blended. Heat over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil. Boil 1 minute, or until thickened, stirring constantly.

4. Remove skillet from heat. Gently fold in raspberries, sugar substitute, vanilla, and almond extract. Sprinkle granola crumbs evenly over top. Let stand, uncovered, 30 minutes.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 86 calories, Carbohydrates: 19 g, Protein: 1 g, Fat: 1 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 31 mg, Fiber: 2 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/snacks-appetizers/apple-raspberry-granola-skillet/

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