11 Ways to ease a nasty Hangover

January 1, 2014 at 9:33 AM | Posted in cooking | Leave a comment
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Thought this might help those who need it!

 

 
11 Ways to ease a nasty Hangover
We chugged H20, popped pills, and even rolled in the sheets to ease our throbbing cranium. Here’s what worked
Brittany Risher

You know better than to buy anything labeled “hangover cure” for the mornings after a wild night, but there has to be something out there to ease the headache, nausea, and overall sense of feeling like crap—right?

We went to the experts with your list of hangover remedies (thank you, Facebook fans) and asked them what really works. While the research on this topic is limited and there’s no one solution to fix all the symptoms of a hangover, a few things can help alleviate specific problems…..

 

 

* Click the link below to get all the cures! *
http://www.menshealth.com/mhu/party/11-ways-ease-nasty-hangover

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Best Diet Recipes for Snacks

December 30, 2013 at 10:37 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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Some healthy hints to help with those snack attacks! From the Eating Well web site, the link is at the bottom of the page.

 

 

 

Best Diet Recipes for Snacks

 

Eating Well

 

Curb your next snack attack with our best diet snack recipes.
When you’re watching your diet, snacking healthfully can keep your hunger at bay. Try one of our best diet recipes for snacks, including popcorn recipes, fruit bar recipes and easy snack recipes, to pack for the office or serve as a healthier after-school snack. Try our Lemon-Parm Popcorn for a low-calorie snack recipe to fill you up throughout the day or Chocolate-Cherry Snack Bars for a diet snack recipe to satisfy your sweet tooth….

 

 

 
Lemon-Parm Popcorn
Perk up your popcorn with a bit of lemon pepper and Parmesan cheese….

 

 

 

 

Chocolate-Cherry Snack Bars
These cereal bars are chewy, crunchy and delicious with good-for-you seeds, nuts, fruit and little explosions of chocolate. We like the flavor of dried cherries or cranberries, but any coarsely chopped dried fruit will work…..

 

 
* Click the link below to get them all! *

 
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/best_diet_recipes_for_snacks?sssdmh=dm17.712371&utm_source=EWDNL&esrc=nwewd122313

Baked Bone-In Whole Chicken Breast w/ Cut Green Beans and Potatoes, Sliced Carrots,

December 23, 2013 at 6:38 PM | Posted in carrots, chicken, greenbeans, Perdue Chicken Products, potatoes | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Baked Bone-In Whole Chicken Breast w/ Cut Green Beans and Potatoes, Sliced Carrots, and Baked Harvest Grain Bread

 

 

 

Mid 50’s the last couple of days and now the mid 30’s with a wind chill in the 20’s! Welcome to Ohio Winters! Dropped off a couple of gifts to my Cousin and after that sofa city, with the remote of course. For dinner tonight I prepared a (Perdue) Baked Bone-In Whole Chicken Breast w/ Cut Green Beans and Potatoes, Sliced Carrots, Baked Harvest Grain Bread.

 

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I used one my favorite ways to prepare Roasted Chicken, the Perdue Oven Ready Chickens! As it says “Oven Ready’, already seasoned, and little clean-up needed plus their always delicious. To prepare it just preheat the oven to 400ºF. Cut open outer bag and remove Oven Ready Roaster Bone-In Breast, sealed in a cooking bag. Place in a shallow roasting pan, seasoned side up. Cut one small 1″ slit in cooking bag over the breast to vent during cooking. If cooking from Fresh: Place pan with breast (still in cooking bag) on lower shelf of oven and roast for approximately 80-90 minutes, until internal temperature of the breast reaches 180ºF. Comes out piping hot and delicious! Plenty leftovers!

 

 

 

For one side dish I heated up a can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans and Potatoes. I really like using the Del Monte Cut Green Beans and New Potatoes, contains 2 of my favorite vegetables (Green Beans and Potatoes). Then I also heated up some Sliced Carrots and we had slices of Klosterman Wheat Bread. I also opened up a couple of small cans of Mixed Fruit Cocktail for Mom and Dad. For dessert later a Healthy Choice Frozen Vanilla Bean Yogurt.

 

 

 

 

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PERDUE® OVEN READY Whole Seasoned Roaster Bone-In Breast (3 lbs.)
Deliciously seasoned and juicy, whole bone-in chicken breast. Oven ready for convenience. Cooks perfectly in the bag for easy clean up.
INGREDIENTS
*Ingredients: Chicken, water, salt, potassium and sodium phosphates, brown sugar, dextrose, carrageenan, yeast extract, maltodextrin, natural flavor.

*Seasoning Ingredients: Dextrose, modified food starch, onion, maltodextrin, natural flavor, garlic, cottonseed oil, dried carrot, xanthan gum, dried parsley, calcium chloride, potassium chloride, carrageenan.
PRODUCT HANDLING
Keep refrigerated or frozen. Thaw in refrigerator or microwave. Cook thoroughly.
**If breast temperature is below 180ºF, return to oven and continue cooking, checking the temperature every 10 minutes until the temperature reaches 180ºF.

COOKING AND PREP
• Preheat oven to 400ºF. Cut open outer bag and remove Oven Ready Roaster Bone-In Breast, sealed in a cooking bag. Place in a shallow roasting pan, seasoned side up.
• Cut one small 1″ slit in cooking bag over the breast to vent during cooking. Note: Cooking bag will expand during cooking; allow enough room for the bag to expand without touching oven rack or walls.
• Cook from Fresh: Place pan with breast (still in cooking bag) on lower shelf of oven and roast for approximately 80-90 minutes, until internal temperature of the breast reaches 180ºF.**
• Cook from Frozen: Place pan with breast (still in cooking bag) on lower shelf of oen and roast for approximately 80-90 minutes until internal temperature of the breast reaches 180ºF.**
• Remove from oven and let stand for 10 minutes. Cut open cooking bag (use care to avoid hot steam and juices) and transfer breast to serving plate or cutting board. Remaining juices in bag can be used for a delicious seasoned gravy.

 

Nutrion Facts:

Serving Size 4oz (112g)
Servings Per Container about 11
Amount Per Serving (* % of Daily Value)
Calories 170
Calories from Fat 80
Total Fat 9g (14%)
Saturated Fat 2.5g (13%)
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 60mg (20%)
Sodium 360mg (15%)
Total Carbohydrate 0g (0%)
Dietary Fiber 0g (0%)
Sugars 0g
Protein 20g

 
http://www.perdue.com/products/details.asp?id=455&title=PERDUE%AE%20OVEN%20READY%20Whole%20Seasoned%20Roaster%20Bone-In%20Breast%20(3%20lbs.)

Holiday Favorites Made Healthy

December 19, 2013 at 9:33 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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Make those Holiday Dishes healthier. Find out how from Diabetic Living On Line we site, the link to all of them is at the end of the post.

 

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Holiday Favorites Made Healthy
You don’t have to pass up your favorite holiday foods! We’ve slimmed down everything from mashed potatoes and gravy to turkey and green bean casserole. Our festive, diabetes-friendly holiday recipes prove that classic entrees and side dishes don’t have to be loaded with fat, calories, and carbs to be enjoyable. Now that’s something to be thankful for!

 

 

 

Fresh Green Bean Casserole
Nothing says the holidays like a steaming serving of green bean casserole. By relying on a slimmed-down white sauce, this creamy casserole keeps fat and sodium in check….

 

 

 

Herb-Roasted Turkey and Vegetables
This herb-infused twist on traditional turkey is a flavorful and healthful alternative to a higher-calorie holiday classic…..

 

 

* Click the link below to get all the Holiday Favorites Made Healthy *

 

http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/holiday/holiday-favorites-made-healthy?sssdmh=dm17.709688&esrc=nwdlo121013

Slow on the Posts today….

December 17, 2013 at 7:38 PM | Posted in cooking | 4 Comments
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Not many posts today, it’s been one long day!! My Mom slipped on ice this morning and I was at the hospital for about 8 hours before coming home. The early x-rays and ct scan showed no breaks or fractures but she was in a lot of pain still so they kept her overnight. They’ll do an MRI tomorrow just to be sure of injuries. I’ll get caught up soon. Take care all!   Mark

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

December 4, 2013 at 8:45 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Even though the taste isn’t affected, it’s still disappointing to unveil your fruit salad only to discover a thin layer of brown oxidation all over the fruit. A common method for keeping cut fruit looking fresh is to add a bit of lemon juice. However, an even more effective method is to fill a spray bottle with water and a few dissolved vitamin C tablets (usually available in the vitamin and nutritional supplement section of your drugstore). Spray this mixture on the cut fruit and not only will it stop the oxidation, you’ll be also be getting added vitamins.

Spaghetti and Meatballs

December 3, 2013 at 6:21 PM | Posted in cheese, Honeysuckle White Turkey Products, Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Pasta, spaghetti, Turkey meatballs | 1 Comment
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Today’s Menu: Spaghetti and Meatballs

 

 

 

Another cloudy day but it’s in the low 50’s, not bad for December! Went to Walmart and picked up a few items that were on sale for Christmas Gifts and picked up a couple of items for tonight’s dinner. Tonight one of my favorites, Spaghetti and Meatballs.

Spaghetti LaRosa Sauce

 

 

I used Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Whole Wheat Spaghetti, my favorite Pasta. Then for my Meatballs I used Honeysuckle White Turkey Meatballs. The Honeysuckle White Turkey Meatballs are the best I’ve found, fantastic taste and their 190 calories and 5 net carbs for 3 Meatballs.

 
I normally use Bella Vita Low Carb Pasta Sauce but here lately I’ve been using LaRosa’s Original Pasta Sauce. I added my Meatballs and Sauce to a Sauce Pan and then added a small jar of Green Giant Sliced Mushrooms and simmered on low until all was heated. I topped the Spaghetti and Meatballs with some fresh grated Murray’s Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese. For dessert later a Healthy Choice Chocolate Swirl Frozen Yogurt.

 

 

 

 

 

Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Spaghettironz (1)

Here’s something to absorb: One serving of RONZONI HEALTHY HARVEST pasta has over 20% of your daily recommended fiber intake – but did you know that fiber is good for you in more ways than just digestion?

People with diets high in fiber have a lower risk for weight gain, obesity, development of insulin resistance and diabetes. Fiber also prevents constipation, hemorrhoids and diverticulosis, but it also helps reduce the risk of certain chronic diseases like colon and breast cancer. Fiber may help lower LDL (bad) cholesterol and total cholesterol, therefore reducing the risk of heart disease. It can also help lower blood sugar to better manage diabetes.

Dietary fiber is the edible part of plants, primarily carbohydrates that are resistant to digestion and absorption in the small intestine. Fiber may be digested by fermentation in the large intestine. By eating high fiber foods you feel fuller, eat less, with fewer absorbed calories.

Fiber comes in two basic forms – soluble and insoluble. Soluble fiber is found in fruits, vegetables, seeds, brown rice, oats and barley. It prevents or reduces the absorption of certain substances into the bloodstream. Insoluble fiber is found mainly in whole grains and on the outside of seeds, fruits, legumes, and other foods. It is like a sponge that swells within the intestine to promote more efficient elimination and alleviate some digestive disorders.

Fiber is found only in plant foods and passes through the digestive tract without being completely broken down. Being indigestible, fiber provides no nutrients to the body, which is why for many years it was removed from processed foods like white bread. But, nutritionists have since discovered that fiber performs valuable functions precisely because it is not digested, and it is essential to good health.

 

Whole Grain Spaghetti

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 2oz (56g) Dry Uncooked
Servings per Container: About 7

Amount Per Serving

Calories 180 Calories from Fat 10

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 1g 2%

Saturated Fat 0g 0%

Trans Fat 0g

Cholesterol 0mg 0%

Sodium 0mg 0%

Total Carbohydrates 41g 14%

Dietary Fiber 6g 23%

Sugars <1g

Protein 7g

 

 

http://ronzonihealthyharvest.newworldpasta.com/pasta_nutrition.cfm?prodId=003340006502

13 Healthy Holiday Swaps

December 1, 2013 at 8:37 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living On Line web site, link is at the end of the post.

 

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13 Healthy Holiday Swaps
Do you have diabetes and wonder: What can I eat at holiday parties and dinners? We have great tips to make healthier choices so you can still be festive while managing your weight and blood sugar goals.

 

 

 

Best Choices for Holiday Eating
The holidays are all about get-togethers with family, friends, and colleagues — and what holiday gathering would be complete without food? But there’s no need to worry about blowing your calorie and carb budget. With these 13 simple swaps, you can enjoy the holiday season confident and guilt-free.

 

 
Chip Dip
Ready to dip those chips? Choose fresh salsa over cheese dip, and you’ll save 125 calories and 12 grams of carb per 1/2 cup.

Bonus: You’ll save 4 grams of saturated fat — plus, a colorful red and green salsa is sure to complement your holiday decor……

 
Skinny Shrimp
There’s no need to avoid appetizers while mingling. Save 113 calories and 1 gram of carb by selecting three jumbo shrimp and 2 tablespoons of cocktail sauce instead of three pigs in a blanket.

Bonus: In addition to saving 4.5 grams of saturated fat by choosing the shrimp, you can also be stylish — it’s hard to look holiday chic when gobbling down something called pigs in a blanket….

 

 

*Click the link below to get all the healthy tips *

 

http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/food-to-eat/nutrition/13-healthy-holiday-swaps?sssdmh=dm17.704979&esrc=nwdlo112613

The Kitchen is Closed! – Izzy’s Tonight

November 27, 2013 at 6:10 PM | Posted in Izzy's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Izzy’s Lean Corned Beef Sandwich w/ Pringle Fat-Free Chips

 

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Cold, Windy and below freezing, Welcome to the Winter! Mom had the Kitchen tied up all day. Baking pies for our dinner tomorrow, using Splenda, and also baking pies for other family members and their Thanksgiving Dinners tomorrow. Mom baked 3 Pumpkin, 2 Chocolate, 1 Butterscotch, 1 Pecan, and 1 Apple Pie! I don’t think anyone that has tried any of her pies has said they didn’t love it! She’s the baker of the family and prepares some of the finest pies there is anywhere. So with the Kitchen closed tonight it was Izzy’s Lean Corned Beef Sandwich w/ Pringle Fat-Free Chips.

 

 

 

Subway and other Deli’s are good but their not a close second to Izzy’s, I would put Izzy’s Corned Beef up against any other. Plus with their “Lean’ version of the Corned Beef it makes it healthier also. The sandwich contains 170 calories and 16 carbs per serving (1/2 Sandwich) and 340 calories and 32 carbs for a Full Sandwich. I had the Full, as usual, along with a serving of Pringle Fat-Free Chips and their 70 calories and 14 net carbs per serving. Then to go along with it all I had an Ice-Cold Diet Dr. Pepper, 0 calories and 0 carbs. For dessert/snack later a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Jolly Time Pop Corn.

 

 

Izzy's

Izzy’s Izzy’s

Izzy’s famous corned beef—96% lean cut— on whole wheat bread. Served with pasta salad
Calories/ Carbs
170/16 (1/2 Sandwich) 340/32 (Full Sandwich)
http://izzys.com/

 

 

Pringles

Pringles Fat-Free Chips

 

With zero fat, 50 percent fewer calories than regular potato chips and great taste, you’ll never miss whats missing. These snacks are made with Olean brand olestra oil so you can enjoy a flavorful taste – minus the fat.
Choose a flavor

 

Nutrition Information
Serving Size 1 Ounce (28 g, approx. 15 crisps).
Servings Per Container approx. 5

Amount Per Serving
Calories 70 Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat0g0%
Saturated Fat0g0%
Trans Fat0g
Cholesterol0mg0%
Sodium160 mg7%
Total Carbohydrate 15g5%
Dietary Fiber1g4%
Sugars1g
Protein1g
Vitamin A 0% • Vitamin C 6%
INGREDIENTS:DRIED POTATOES, OLESTRA (OLEAN BRAND), MALTODEXTRIN AND RICE FLOUR. CONTAINS 2% OR LESS OF: WHEAT STARCH, SALT, DEXTROSE, POLYGLYCEROL ESTERS*, MONO- AND DI-GLYCERIDES*, ALPHA- TOCOPHEROL ACETATE** (VITAMIN E), TOCOPHER- OLS (TO PROTECT FLAVOR), VITAMIN A PALMITATE**, VITAMIN K**, AND VITAMIN D** *ADDS A TRIVIAL AMOUNT OF FAT **DIETARILY INSIGNIFICANT.

 

 

http://www.pringles.com/products/lightfatfree?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=pringles%20light&utm_content=Light_Exact&utm_campaign=Intention_Light&gclid=CI26wdrWhbsCFYtQOgodLQMAUg

6 Carbs to Add to Your Diet to Help You Stay Slim

November 20, 2013 at 12:16 PM | Posted in diabetes, Eating Well | 1 Comment
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From the Eating Well web site, 6 Carbs to Add to Your Diet to Help You Stay Slim. The link is at the bottom of the post to get them all!

 
6 Carbs to Add to Your Diet to Help You Stay SlimEating Well

Find out which “good” carbs to add to your diet to lose weight.
I’ve never been a fan of low-carb diets: our bodies and our brains need carbohydrates to work effectively. Of course, not all carbohydrates are created equally. First of all, fruits, dairy and vegetables are all sources of carbohydrates. And when it comes to starches, there are indeed “good” carbs (we’ll get to that in a sec) and the “bad” ones that, if you eat them all the time, can raise your risk of developing diseases like heart disease and diabetes. (We’re talking about doughnuts, cakes and even refined white breads.) On the flip side, eating “good carbs” in place of refined ones can reduce your risk of these very same diseases—and may even help you to lose weight because they’re generally rich in feel-full fiber. One study in the Journal of Nutrition found that eating three servings of whole grains a day helped people reduce their total body fat and abdominal fat. Here are 6 “great” carbs to keep in your diet.

 

1. Whole-Wheat Pasta
Because sometimes you just need pasta—and whole-wheat kinds offer two to three times more fiber than refined white varieties, but they’re just as versatile and delicious. (Similiarly whole-wheat bread and brown rice are healthier choices than their “white” counterparts.)…

 

 

 

2. Quinoa
Consider it souped-up couscous. A delicately flavored whole grain, it provides some fiber (2 grams per half cup) and a good amount of protein (4 grams). Note: Research shows protein can help you feel full for longer. Rinsing quinoa removes any residue of saponin, its natural bitter protective coating.

To cook: Bring 2 cups water or broth to a boil; add 1 cup quinoa. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover and cook until the liquid has been absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes. Fluff with a fork…..

 

 
http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/weight_loss_diet_plans/diet_exercise_tips/6_carbs_to_add_to_your_diet_to_help_you_stay_slim?sssdmh=dm17.702462&utm_source=EWDNL&esrc=nwewd111113

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