Appetizer of the Week – Black Bean Dip

December 25, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Appetizer of the Week, Appetizers, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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This week’s Appetizer of the Week is a Black Bean Dip. To make this week’s recipe you’ll need Low Sodium Black Beans, Garlic, Green Onions, Parsley, Roasted Red Peppers, Olive Oil, Chili Powder, Lime Juice, and Hot Pepper Sauce. 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/

Black Bean Dip
This dip is easy to pull off for a crowd because you can make a big batch of it. It’s relatively inexpensive to whip up and can be served on crusty bread, with chips or pretzels, fresh vegetables, or by itself.

Ingredients
1 can (15 ounces) low-sodium black beans, undrained
1 clove garlic
1/4 cup minced green onions
2 tablespoons minced parsley
1/4 cup roasted red pepper or pimientos
1 tablespoon tahini (sesame paste) or olive oil
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 tablespoon hot pepper sauce

Directions
Yield: 10 servings
Serving size: 2 tablespoons

1 – Combine all ingredients in food processor or blender, process until smooth. Serve with vegetables, if desired.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 37 calories, Carbohydrates: 7 g, Protein: 2 g, Fat: 1 g, Saturated Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 109 mg, Fiber: 2 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/snack/black-bean-dip/

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Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week – Barbeque Turkey Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

December 24, 2021 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 Barbeque Turkey Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Sweet Potatoes, Olive Oil, Carrots, Onion, JENNIE-O® Lean Ground Turkey, Spices, BBQ Sauce, and Green Onions. You can find this recipe along with all the other Delicious and Healthy Recipes at the Jennie – O Turkey website. Stay Safe and Make the SWITCH in 2021! https://www.jennieo.com/

Barbeque Turkey Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes
Switch up your loaded potato with this savory Barbeque Turkey Twice Baked Sweet Potato. These paleo-loaded sweet potatoes are delicious and easy.
Total Time – 1 hour
Serving Size – Makes 6 Servings

Ingredients
3 – medium sweet potatoes, scrubbed and halved lengthwise
2 – tablespoons olive oil
2 – carrots, chopped
1 – small onion, chopped
1 – (16-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Lean Ground Turkey
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 – teaspoon chili powder
1 – teaspoon smoked paprika
1 – teaspoon onion powder
1 – teaspoon salt
1 – teaspoon pepper
½ – cup barbeque sauce
½ – cup chopped green onions

Directions
1) Heat oven to 400°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Place sweet potato halves face side down on prepared sheet. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until soft to touch.

2) Meanwhile, in large skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil. Add carrots and onions. Cook 5 minutes or until onions are translucent.

3) Add turkey. Cook 5 to 7 minutes, crumbling turkey with back of spoon, until turkey is cooked through. Always cook to well-done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer.

4) Add garlic powder, chili powder, smoked paprika, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Stir until well combined. Stir in barbecue sauce.

5) Carefully scoop out centers of sweet potatoes with a fork. Add to the turkey mixture. Stir until well combined. Add turkey sweet potato mixture back into the sweet potato skins. Place back on baking sheet. Bake 10 to 15 minutes to warm throughout. Top with green onions.

Nutrition
Calories – 267
Protein – 16.3g
Carbohydrates – 29.9g
Fiber – 4.4g
Sugars – 13g
Fat – 9.6g
Cholesterol – 60mg
Sodium – 741.4mg
Saturated Fat – 2g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/barbeque-turkey-twice-baked-sweet-potatoes/

Turkey and Salsa Dip

December 24, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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Here’s a recipe for a Delicious and Healthy Appetizer, Turkey and Salsa Dip. How about some Turkey and Salsa Dip! Perfect for your Tortilla Chips! Made using JENNIE-O® Lean Taco Seasoned Ground Turkey, Green Onions, Salsa, Light Sour Cream, Shredded Cheddar Cheese, Ripe Olives, and Tortilla Chips. You can make these in 20 minutes or less. You can find this recipe along with all the other Delicious and Healthy Recipes at the Jennie – O Turkey website. Stay Safe and Make the SWITCH in 2021! https://www.jennieo.com/

Turkey and Salsa Dip
This hearty dip is sure to win over any game day crowd. Featuring lean protein, salsa and cheese, it’s ready in 15 minutes flat. Serve it with tortilla chips at your next party.
Total Time 20 Minutes
Serving Size 8 Servings

INGREDIENTS
1 (16-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Lean Taco Seasoned Ground Turkey
½ cup chopped green onion
1 (15.5-ounce) jar salsa
1 cup light sour cream
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
¼ cup chopped ripe olives
8 ounces tortilla chips

DIRECTIONS
1) Spray skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Preheat skillet over medium-high heat.

2) Add ground turkey to hot skillet. Stir to crumble, approximately 14 to 16 minutes. Always cook to well-done, 165°F. as measured by a meat thermometer.

3) Add turkey to 2-quart casserole. Sprinkle half green onions over turkey and top with salsa. Spread sour cream over salsa and sprinkle cheese over top.

4) Garnish with remaining green onions and olives. Serve with tortilla chips.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING

Calories 340
Protein 16g
Carbohydrates 29g
Fiber 2g
Sugars 3g
Fat 17g
Cholesterol 65mg
Sodium 980mg
Saturated Fat 7g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/turkey-salsa-dip/

Appetizer of the Week – Bacon and Cheese Log

December 18, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Appetizer of the Week, Appetizers, CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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This week’s Appetizer of the Week is a Bacon and Cheese Log. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Cream Cheese, Butter, Bacon, Green Onions, Wisconsin Cheddar Cheese Spread, Pecans, and Parsley. 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

Bacon and Cheese Log
Cheese logs are always a party favorite, especially with bacon in the equation! Serve with lightly salted crackers.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter, softened
12 slices (about 1/2 pound) bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled
2 green onions, thinly sliced
1 (6 or 8-ounce) jar process Wisconsin Cheddar cheese spread
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
Snipped parsley

Cooking Directions:
1 – Beat together cream cheese and butter until smooth. Add bacon and green onions, mixing until thoroughly blended.
2 – Shape into a log about 8-inches long, cover and refrigerate overnight.
3 – Coat log with cheese spread. Roll in pecans and garnish with snipped parsley. Chill.
4 – Serve with lightly salted crackers.
Makes 12 servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/appetizer/bacon_cheese_log_recipe.html

Holiday Cheese Log

December 18, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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Here’s another Cheese Log recipe, Holiday Cheese Log. To make this recipe you’ll be needing Parsley Pecans, Red Bell Pepper, Low Fat Cream Cheese, Blue Cheese Crumbles, Hard Boiled Eggs, Green Onions, Garlic, and Hot Pepper Sauce. 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

Holiday Cheese Log
Always a party favorite, finely chopped hard-boiled egg bumps up the nutrition factor in this nut and fresh herb-coated cheese log.

Recipe Ingredients:
3/4 cup parsley, finely chopped
1/4 cup roasted pecans, chopped
1/4 cup red bell pepper, finely chopped
3 ounces low-fat cream cheese, softened
4 ounces blue cheese crumbles
6 hard-boiled eggs, finely chopped
2 tablespoons green onions, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce

Cooking Directions:
1 – In small bowl, combine parsley, pecans, and red bell pepper. Set aside.
2 – In medium bowl, beat cream cheese and blue cheese until blended. Stir in eggs, onions, garlic, and red pepper sauce until blended.
3 – Shape mixture into a 10-inch log. Roll in reserved parsley mixture. Cover and chill at least 2 hours. Serve with crackers.
Makes 2 cups cheese spread.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/appetizer/holiday_cheese_log_recipe.html

Appetizer of the Week – Ensalada de Grapefruit

December 4, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Appetizer of the Week, Appetizers, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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This week’s Appetizer of the week is Ensalada de Grapefruit. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Romaine Lettuce, Grapefruits, Avocado, Green Onions, Olive Oil, Apple Cider Vinegar, and Ground Cinnamon. There’s 80 calories and 7 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/

Ensalada de Grapefruit
Chock-full of vitamins and minerals, this quick and easy dish is sure to please! Fresh and packed with nutritious whole foods, it takes just 15 minutes to throw together both the salad and homemade dressing.

Ingredients
Preparation time: 15 minutes

3 cups romaine lettuce, washed and torn into small pieces
2 medium grapefruits, peeled and sectioned
1/2 avocado, peeled and sliced into thin wedges
3 green onions, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1/8 teaspoon ground cumin

Directions
Yield: 6 servings
Serving size: 3/4 cup

1 – Place lettuce, grapefruit, avocado, and green onion in salad bowl and toss lightly. In a jar, shake olive oil, vinegar, and cumin together until blended. Pour over salad; toss, and serve immediately.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 80 calories, Carbohydrates: 9 g, Protein: 1 g, Fat: 5 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Sodium: 4 mg, Fiber: 2 g

Exchanges per serving: 1/2 fruit, 1 fat. Carbohydrate choices: 1.
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/salads/ensalada-de-grapefruit/

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Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – Tangy Steamed Green Bean Salad

September 26, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Side Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Side Dish of the Week is a Tangy Steamed Green Bean Salad. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Whole Green Beans, Olive Oil, Red Wine Vinegar, Dijon Mustard, Water Garlic Powder, Black Pepper, Green Onions, and Cherry Tomatoes. There’s 123 calories and 7 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/

Tangy Steamed Green Bean Salad
Make the most of green bean season with this simple salad! Crisp steamed beans are complemented by red wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, green onions, and cherry tomatoes for a

satisfying side.

Ingredients
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 7 minutes.

1 pound fresh whole green beans, washed, ends trimmed off
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon Dijon-style mustard
1 tablespoon water
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
4 green onions, finely chopped
10 cherry tomatoes, cut in half

Directions
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1 cup

1 – Steam green beans in a steamer (or use a steaming basket in saucepan) for about 5 minutes until bright green and still slightly crisp. Immediately rinse under cold running water, until cool to the touch. Drain. Place in a serving dish. In a small bowl, combine olive oil, red wine vinegar, mustard, water, and garlic powder with a small whisk or spoon. Pour over green beans. Add green onions and tomatoes, toss well, and serve.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 123 calories, Carbohydrates: 12 g, Protein: 3 g, Fat: 7 g, Saturated Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 62 mg, Fiber: 5 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/sides/tangy-steamed-green-bean-salad/

 

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Apple Ginger Brown Rice

September 5, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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Here’s a recipe for an Apple Ginger Brown Rice. To make this recipe you’ll be needing Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Onion, Brown Rice, Fresh Ginger, Apple NESTLÉ® JUICY JUICE® All Natural 100% Juice, MAGGI Instant Chicken Flavor Bouillon, Golden Raisins, Black Pepper, and Green Onions. 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

Apple Ginger Brown Rice
This apple and ginger-flavored brown rice recipe is a simple and flavorful side dish that will work well with just about any meal. Unlike white rice, brown rice retains the nutritious bran and germ covering of the rice grain.

Recipe Ingredients:
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 cup finely diced onion
1 cup uncooked brown rice
1 1/2 to 2 teaspoons peeled, finely chopped fresh ginger
2 cups water
1 cup Apple NESTLÉ® JUICY JUICE® All Natural 100% Juice
1 1/2 teaspoons MAGGI Instant Chicken Flavor Bouillon
1/4 cup golden raisins or currants
Ground black pepper
Sliced green onions (optional)

Cooking Directions:
1 – Heat oil in large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add diced onion; cook, stirring frequently, for 3 minutes or until soft.
2 – Stir in rice and ginger. Add water, Juicy Juice and bouillon. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low. Cover; cook for 40 minutes or until most of liquid is almost absorbed and rice is almost tender. Remove from heat.
3 – Stir in raisins. Cover; let stand for 5 minutes. Fluff with fork; season with pepper. Garnish with green onions.
Makes 8 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe): Calories: 160 Calories from Fat: 35 Total Fat: 4 g Saturated Fat: 0.5 g Cholesterol: 0 mg Sodium: 190 mg Carbohydrates: 28 g Dietary Fiber: 1 g Sugars: 7 g Protein: 2 g.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/sidedish/apple_ginger_brown_rice_recipe.html

Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week – Mexican Turkey Burgers

August 27, 2021 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 Mexican Turkey Burgers. This one uses the JENNIE-O® Lean Turkey Burger Patties. You’ll also need; Romaine Lettuce, Monterey Jack Cheese, Jalapeño Peppers, Salsa, Green Onions and served on Kaiser Rolls. A Burger like no other! You can find this recipe along with all the other Delicious and Healthy Recipes at the Jennie – O Turkey website. Stay Safe and Make the SWITCH in 2021! https://www.jennieo.com/

Mexican Turkey Burger
Enjoy turkey burgers with an avocado cilantro lime dressing upgrade. These lettuce wraps are paleo diet friendly recipe for any night of the week.

Total Time – 40 Minutes
Serving Size – Makes 4 Servings

INGREDIENTS

4 – cooked JENNIE-O® Lean Turkey Burger Patties
4 – lettuce leaves
4 – slices tomato
sliced red onion
1 – jalapeno pepper, diced
Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing
1 – avocado, peeled and pitted
1/4 – cup non-dairy Greek yogurt
1/4 – cup chopped cilantro
3 – tablespoons olive oil
1 – tablespoon lime juice
1 – clove garlic
1/4 – teaspoon sea salt
1/4 – teaspoon ground black pepper

DIRECTIONS

1) Place cooked turkey burgers inside lettuce leaves. Top with tomato, red onion and jalapeno pepper. Drizzle with dressing.

Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing

2) In blender cup or bowl of food processor, place all ingredients. Blend or pulse until smooth. Refrigerate until ready to use.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING

Calories – 372
Protein – 17.8g
Carbohydrates – 7g
Fiber – 3.3g
Sugars – 0g
Fat – 31.5g
Cholesterol – 100mg
Sodium – 234.7mg
Saturated Fat – 6.6g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/mexican-turkey-burger/

Appetizer of the Week – Mexi Beef and Bean Dip

August 7, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Appetizers, Apple of the Week, CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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This week’s Appetizer of the Week is a Mexi Beef and Bean Dip. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Ground Beef, Chunky Salsa, Refried Beans, Shredded Cheddar Cheese, Tomato, Sliced Olives, Green Onions, Sour Cream, and Tortilla Chips. 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

Mexi Beef and Bean Dip
Lean ground beef, chunky salsa, refried beans, cheddar cheese, tomatoes, black olives and green onions are combined to make a tasty dip that goes well with tortilla or corn chips.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 pound lean ground beef
3/4 cup prepared chunky salsa
1 (16-ounce) can refried beans
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup chopped tomato
1 (2.25-ounce) can sliced ripe olives, drained
1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
Sour cream, (optional)
Tortilla or corn chips

Cooking Directions:
1 – In large nonstick skillet, brown ground beef over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes or until no longer pink, stirring occasionally. Pour off drippings.
2 – Stir salsa into beef. Add refried beans, mixing well; cook 5 minutes to heat through. Spread onto bottom of 13 x 9-inch baking dish; sprinkle with cheese.
3 – Heat in a 425ºF (220ºC) oven for 10 minutes or microwave on HIGH 3 minutes until cheese is melted.
4 – Arrange tomato over cheese; sprinkle with olives and green onions. Top with sour cream if desired.
5 – Serve with tortilla or corn chips.
Makes 12 appetizer servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/appetizer/mexi_beef_%26_bean_dip_recipe.html

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