“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Spicy Chickpeas and Couscous

June 15, 2020 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 Spicy Chickpeas and Couscous. This week’s recipe is made using Vegetable Broth, Ground Coriander, Ground Cardamom, Turmeric, Hot Pepper Sauce, Salt, Cinnamon, Carrots, Chickpeas, Green Peas, Quick-Cooking Couscous, and Fresh Mint. 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 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Spicy Chickpeas and Couscous
Ingredients
1 can (about 14 ounces) vegetable broth
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup matchstick-size carrots
1 can (15 ounces) chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1 cup frozen green peas
1 cup quick-cooking couscous
2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint or parsley

Directions
Yield: 6 servings

1 -Combine vegetable broth, coriander, cardamom, turmeric, pepper sauce, salt, and cinnamon in large saucepan; bring to a boil over high heat. Add carrots; reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes.

2 – Add chickpeas and green peas; return to a simmer. Simmer, uncovered, 2 minutes.

3 – Stir in couscous. Cover; remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Sprinkle with mint.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 226 calories, Carbohydrates: 2 g, Protein: 9 g, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 431 mg, Fiber: 10 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/spicy-chickpeas-couscous/

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Lighter Chicken Pot Pie

September 1, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in chicken, CooksRecipes | 2 Comments
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I’ve got a second Chicken Recipe to pass along that would also be perfect for your Sunday Chicken Dinner, Lighter Chicken Pot Pie.m A Comfort Food Recipe that makes that Chicken Pot Pie a little healthier while keeping that delicious test! Made using Rotisserie Chicken (skin removed), Carrots, Celery, Onion, NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Low-fat 2% Milk, Green Peas, Seasoning. All this and its in a Buttermilk Biscuit Crust! You can find this recipe along with all the other Delicious and Healthy Recipes at the CooksRecipes website. So Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Lighter Chicken Pot Pie
Say hello to an updated culinary classic! A buttermilk biscuit crust, shredded rotisserie chicken and a savory vegetable filling make for a heart-warming supper.

Recipe Ingredients:
Filling:
4 medium carrots, peeled and sliced 1/4-inch thick
3 celery ribs, sliced 1/4-inch thick
1 medium onion, chopped
2 large cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
Fine sea salt
1/4 cup dry white wine or sherry (optional)
3 cups water
2 teaspoons MAGGI Instant Chicken Flavor Bouillon
1/4 cup cornstarch
1 (12-ounce) can NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Low-fat 2% Milk
1 (3 1/2 to 4-pound) rotisserie chicken, skin removed and meat shredded (about 4 cups)*
1 cup frozen green peas
2 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian parsley

Biscuit Crust:
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup reduced-fat buttermilk
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

Cooking Directions:
1 – Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C).
2 – For Filling: Combine carrots, celery, onion, garlic, thyme, oil and ½ teaspoon salt in a large Dutch oven or saucepan. Cover; cook over medium-low heat, stirring often, for 6 to 8 minutes or until vegetables have softened.
3 – Stir in wine; cook for 1 minute or until almost evaporated. Stir in water and bouillon; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low.
4 – Whisk cornstarch and evaporated milk together; stir into sauce. Cook for about 1 minute or until sauce thickens slightly. Remove from heat; stir in chicken, peas and parsley. Season with salt and ground black pepper to taste.
5 – Divide mixture between eight 8-ounce ramekins or spoon into 13x9x2-inch baking dish.
6 – For Biscuits: Whisk flour, baking powder, sugar, baking soda and salt together in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk buttermilk and melted butter together. Gently stir buttermilk mixture into flour mixture with a rubber spatula until just combined and no pockets of flour remain.
7 – Drop dough into equal mounds over ramekins, spreading out slightly. Place ramekins on baking sheet. If using 13x9x2-inch baking dish, drop dough into 8 mounds a few inches apart over hot filling.
8 – Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until the biscuits are golden and the filling is bubbly. Cool for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.
Makes 8 servings.

*Or substitute with leftover turkey.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe): 370 Calories from Fat: 110 Total Fat: 12 g Saturated Fat: 6 g Cholesterol: 85 mg Sodium: 880 mg Carbohydrates: 36 g Dietary Fiber: 3 g Sugars: 9 g Protein: 28 g.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/chicken/lighter_chicken_pot_pie_recipe.html

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie

April 29, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Diabetes Self Management, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is a Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie. Shepherd’s Pie gone Vegetarian! Made using Onion, Mushrooms, Carrots, Celery, Green Peas, Spices and more! No Meat Needed for this Pie! You can find this recipe at the Diabetes Self Management website which has a huge selection of recipes to please all tastes, so check it out today! Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie
Ingredients
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 cup sliced onion
1 package (16 ounces) mushrooms, quartered
1 1/4 teaspoons minced garlic, divided
1 cup sliced carrots
1 cup sliced celery
1 cup frozen green peas
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
3 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary
2 medium russet potatoes, peeled and cubed
1/4 cup fat-free (skim) milk
1 tablespoon light margarine
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Fresh rosemary (optional)

Directions
1 – Heat oil in large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook and stir 3 minutes or until just begins to soften. Add mushrooms; cook and stir 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add 1 teaspoon garlic; cook and stir 1 minute. Add carrots, celery, and peas; cook and stir 5 minutes or until crisp-tender.

2 – Sprinkle flour over vegetables; cook and stir 2 minutes. Add broth, salt, and dried rosemary. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 30 to 35 minutes or until thickened.

3 – Meanwhile, place potatoes in medium saucepan. Add enough water to cover potatoes. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat; simmer 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender; drain.

4 – Beat potatoes, milk, margarine, remaining 1/4 teaspoon garlic, and pepper in medium bowl with electric mixer at low speed until smooth.

5 – Preheat broiler. Pour vegetable mixture into 2-quart casserole. Gently spread mashed potatoes over top. Broil 5 minutes or until light golden brown. Garnish with fresh rosemary.

Yield: 6 servings.

Serving size: 1/6 of recipe.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 160 calories, Carbohydrates: 28 g, Protein: 6 g, Fat: 3 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 240 mg, Fiber: 5 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/vegetarian-shepherds-pie/

Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week – Sweet Potato & Turkey Pastries

March 4, 2016 at 5:52 AM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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For this week’s Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week, a Sweet Potato & Turkey Pastries. An easily prepared pastry recipe! Break out the Crock Pot for this healthy and delicious Sweet Potato & Turkey Pastries. You’ll use JENNIE-O® Boneless OVEN READY™ Turkey, Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Green Peas, and Gravy. You can find this recipe at the Jennie – O website along with all their other delicious recipes and cooking tips. Enjoy! http://www.jennieo.com/

 

 

Sweet Potato & Turkey Pastries

Ingredients
1 (2 to 2 ½-pound) package JENNIE-O® Boneless OVEN READY™ TurkeySweet Potato & Turkey Pastries
1 cup gravy, made according to package directions
½ (21-ounce) package HORMEL® COUNTRY CROCK® Mashed Sweet Potatoes
½ cup frozen green peas, thawed
1 (17.3-ounce) package ready-rolled puff pastry, thawed according to package directions
1 egg, lightly beaten or ¼ cup egg substitute
Directions
1 – In slow cooker, cook turkey as specified on the package. Always cook to well- done, 165°F. as measured by a meat thermometer. Let rest 10 minutes. Dice turkey. Place half in large bowl. Refrigerate reaming for another use.

2 – Heat oven to 375°F. Mist baking sheet with cooking spray; set aside. In large bowl, combine turkey, gravy, potatoes and peas.

3 – Cut each sheet puff pastry into 9 equal pieces. Place 1 tablespoon turkey mixture on one corner of one piece of pastry. Fold pastry over to enclose filling making a triangular shape. Press edges together with fork. Place on baking sheet. Brush with egg. Repeat with remaining filling, pastry and egg. Bake 25 minutes or until golden brown. Makes 18.

Nutritional InformationJennie O Make the Switch
Calories 320 Fat 17g
Protein 14g Cholesterol 20mg
Carbohydrates 28g Sodium 670mg
Fiber 2g Saturated Fat 4.5g
Sugars 6g

http://www.jennieo.com/recipes/731-Sweet-Potato-and-Turkey-Pastries

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