“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – SIMPLY BAKED SPAGHETTI SQUASH

September 18, 2017 at 5:25 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is – SIMPLY BAKED SPAGHETTI SQUASH. Spaghetti Squash Dish that’s 62 calories, 9 carbs, and 2.9 grams fat! The recipe is off the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website which is loaded with Diabetic Friendly recipes like this week’s recipe. So Enjoy and eat Healthy! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

 

SIMPLY BAKED SPAGHETTI SQUASH

Ingredients

2-1/4 to 2-1/2 pound spaghetti squash
2 tablespoons margarine or butter
1-1/2 tablespoons honey

Directions

1 – Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
2 – Rinse the squash, cut it in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds. Coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray and lay the squash halves, cut side down, on the sheet. Bake for about 45 minutes, until the squash can be easily pierced with a fork.
3 – Place the margarine or butter and honey in a microwave safe dish, cover loosely, and microwave at high power for about 30 seconds, until the margarine or butter is melted.
4 – Cut each squash half into quarters and use a fork to fluff the center of each piece of squash slightly. Stir the honey mixture and drizzle about 1-1/4 teaspoons of the mixture over each piece of squash. Serve hot.

Recipe Yield: Yield: 8 servings“ Serving Size: 1/8 of recipe

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 62
Fat: 2.9 grams
Sodium: 55 miligrams
Protein: 0.7 grams
Carbohydrates: 9 grams
DIABETIC EXCHANGES
1-1/2 Vegetable, 1/2 Fat
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/simply-baked-spaghetti-squash

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Ohio Festivals September 7th-10th, 2017

September 6, 2017 at 5:25 AM | Posted in Festivals | Leave a comment
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September 7-9, 2017
Marion Popcorn Festival
Marion, Ohio
Marion County is one of the top popcorn producing counties in the world. Festival has top name entertainment, golf & bowling tournaments, porpcorn cooking contest, and the Orville Redenbacher Parade. Visit the popcorn museum while you’re in town. Attendance: 250,000+
http://www.popcornfestival.com/

 

September 8-9, 2017 Lithopolis Honeyfest – Lithopolis, Ohio
Enjoy a fascinating day of unique attractions – honey bee beards; honey in a variety of flavors, colors and textures; and an array of products direct from the hive. Watch honey being extracted from the comb and the State Apiarist demonstrate a hive inspection. Meet the American Honey Princess, Ohio beekeepers and explore beekeeping equipment hands-on. See a real queen bee and her colony up close under the glass of an observation hive. Buzz over to the food court for scrumptious honey-made food and sample mead at the wine tasting tent. Grab a honey brew at the beer garden and enjoy a treat from the Honey Bake-Off sale. Live music on two stages, arts & crafts, and watch the kids have fun creating their own crafts at The Gilmore Group’s Busy Beehive.
http://www.lithopolishoneyfest.com/

 

September 8-10, 2017 44th Annual Mantua Potato Festival
Mantua, Ohio
Join us for the annual Mantua Potato Festival. We will have many activities, contests and exhibits planned throughout the weekend. We are also looking for volunteers and committee members. Thank you to all that have supported us in the past, and we look forward to seeing you all at the Festival!
http://www.mantuapotatofestival.org/

 

September 8-10, 2017 Clinton County Corn Festival – Wilmington, Ohio
A family fun event held the weekend after Labor Day every year! Started in 1977 by the Antique Power Club. It is held at the Clinton County Fairgrounds in Wilmington, Ohio. We feature many activates for all ages! Whether you come for the continuous entertainment on our sound stage, games in our special events area, various tractor and antique displays, crafts and antiques, or THE FOOD it is sure you’re going to have a blast!!
http://www.cornfestivalonline.com/

 

September 8-10, 2017 Italian Fall Festa – Kettering, Ohio
A weekend of great Italian food, wonderful Italian music, good friends, and a fun game of Bocce on the beautiful, spacious, shaded grounds of Bella Villa! Dinners, Meatball Madness 5K and spaghetti eating contest.
http://www.italianfallfesta.com/

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – Buffalo and Sugar Snap Stir Fry with Mustard Ginger Glaze….

August 2, 2017 at 5:15 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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This week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week is – Buffalo and Sugar Snap Stir Fry with Mustard Ginger Glaze on Kale and Kamut Savory Grains. Made with the Wild Idea Premium Buffalo Steak Strips and a package of Kale and Kamut Savory Grains. Not only can you find this recipe at the Wild Idea Buffalo website but you can also purchase the Wild Idea Premium Buffalo Steak Strips and the package of Kale and Kamut Savory Grains. So check out the site and all their delicious and healthy Buffalo Cuts, Grains, and Chicken! Enjoy and eat Healthy! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

 

Buffalo and Sugar Snap Stir Fry with Mustard Ginger Glaze on Kale and Kamut Savory Grains

This is a new favorite go-to-recipe when I am pressed for time. The convenience of our Premium Steaks Strips and the Kale Kamut Savory Grains – will help in putting dinner on the table in a snap. 15 minutes total time and it delicious!

Ingredients:
1 – 1 pound package Premium Buffalo Steak Strips
1½ – tablespoons olive oil
8 to 12 – ounces sugar snap peas, sliced
¼ – cup green onions or chives, sliced
2 – tablespoon Dijon mustard
2 – tablespoon sesame oil
2 – tablespoon honey
2 – tablespoon lemon juice
1 – tablespoon tamari
1 – tablespoon ginger powder
½ – teaspoon salt
½ – teaspoon black pepper
½ – teaspoon chili flake
lemon wedges

1 – package Kale and Kamut Savory Grains

Preparation:

1 – Rinse steak strips and pat dry with paper towels. Transfer to a bowl and drizzle with half a tablespoon of olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper. Toss to coat.
2 – Prepare the Savory Grains. I use a little less water (¾ cup) to keep them from sticking together.
3 – Prep vegetables and whisk together glaze ingredients.
4 – In a large sauté pan over high heat, heat one tablespoon of olive oil and add half the steak strips allowing to brown before tossing. Sauté for about 4 minutes. Remove steak strips with tongs and transfer to a plate add the remaining steak strips and repeat.
5 – Return the first batch of steak strips to the pan and add the sugar snap peas and onions. Toss with tongs to incorporate. Immediately add the glaze and toss to coat.
6 – Remove the pan from the heat.
7 – Serve over Kale & Kamut Savory Grains and accompany with lemon wedges.

https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/savory-grain-recipes

 

1 LB. PREMIUM STEAK STRIPS – STAFF PICK!

Pre-cut strips from the tenderloin, New York strip, ribeye, and sirloin. This product has top-of-the-line taste and is amazingly tender. Perfect for stir frying, or on the grill.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/collections/steaks/products/1-lb-premium-steak-strips

Healthy and Delicious Diabetic Chicken Recipes

June 3, 2017 at 4:59 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website its Healthy and Delicious Diabetic Chicken Recipes. Winner, Winner, Diabetic Friendly Chicken Dinners! Recipes like; Chicken Honey Nut Stir-Fry, Crispy Chicken Tenders and Savory Waffles with Herb Gravy, and Crispy Chicken Tenders and Savory Waffles with Herb Gravy. Find these and more at the Diabetic Living Online website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 

 

Healthy and Delicious Diabetic Chicken Recipes
These flavorful, family-friendly chicken recipes will fit fabulously into your diabetes meal plan. Bonus: Chicken is low in fat, carbs, and calories!

 

 

Chicken Honey Nut Stir-Fry

Citrus, ginger, and soy sauce are packed into this delicious stir-fry that’s both easy and satisfying for a weeknight meal. Plus, it’s loaded with plenty of protein to keep you feeling full longer!………

 

 

Crispy Chicken Tenders and Savory Waffles with Herb Gravy

Oven-baked chicken and whole wheat waffles make a healthier version of this Southern-style comfort fare. This take on chicken and waffles is a mix between the syrup-topped fried soul food and the Pennsylvania Dutch version with pulled chicken and gravy…….

 

 

Thai Chicken Wings with Peanut Sauce

These homemade Thai-style appetizers are easy to fix with help from a slow cooker. The low-carb peanut sauce gets its zest from garlic, ground ginger, and crushed red pepper……..

 

 

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy and Delicious Diabetic Chicken Recipes
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/chicken/healthy-delicious-diabetic-chicken-recipes

Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week – Hawaiian Turkey Hot Dogs

May 26, 2017 at 5:03 AM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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This week’s Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week – Hawaiian Turkey Hot Dogs. You’ll be using JENNIE-O® Turkey Franks. With toppings including; a mixture of pineapple, jalapeño, honey, and onion. You can find this recipe along with all the other delicious and healthy recipes at the Jennie – O website. Enjoy and Make the Switch! https://www.jennieo.com/

 

 

Hawaiian Turkey Hot Dogs

Get more creative with your turkey dogs by adding more zip than the usual mustard and ketchup defaults. This topping is a mixture of pineapple, jalapeño, honey, onion that just might change the way you do hotdogs forever.

INGREDIENTS

2 cups chopped fresh pineapple
¼ cup thinly sliced red onion
1 jalapeño, seeded minced
3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon honey
⅛ teaspoon salt
8 JENNIE-O® Turkey Franks
8 hot dog buns
DIRECTIONS

1) In medium bowl, combine pineapple, red onion, jalapeño, cilantro, lime juice, honey and salt; set aside.
2) Prepare grill for medium-high heat. Grill turkey franks 4 to 5 minutes or until slightly charred and heated through. Place turkey franks into buns. Top with pineapple mixture.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING
Calories230
Protein9g
Carbohydrates30g
Fiber2g
Sugars8g
Fat9g
Cholesterol30mg
Sodium650mg
Saturated Fat2g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/1151-hawaiian-turkey-hot-dogs

Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week – Roasted Turkey and Cauliflower Rice Salad

March 3, 2017 at 5:56 AM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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This week’s Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week is Roasted Turkey and Cauliflower Rice Salad. Made with rthe always delicious JENNIE-O® Extra Lean Boneless Turkey Breast Tenderloins. The kicker to this recipe is you’ll be replacing the Rice with Cauliflower, so a healthy recipe just got healthier! You can find this recipe at the Jennie – O website which has a huge selection of delicious and healthy recipes. Make The Switch! Enjoy and Eat Healthy. https://www.jennieo.com/

 

 

Roasted Turkey and Cauliflower Rice Salad

If you love the rice salad trend you’ll love this guilt-free version, which replaces rice with finely chopped cauliflower. Topped with a flavorful Ginger-Soy stir fry, your taste buds won’t notice the switch, but your waistline just might!

INGREDIENTS

8 ounces JENNIE-O® Extra Lean Boneless Turkey Breast Tenderloinsroasted-turkey-and-cauliflower-rice-salad
1 medium head cauliflower, cut into 1½-inch pieces
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 (2-inch) piece ginger, thinly sliced
2 cloves garlic, sliced
4 green onions, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 cup thinly sliced purple cabbage
2 tablespoons HOUSE OF TSANG® Ginger-Flavored Soy Sauce
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

garnish: chopped toasted almonds, cilantro leaves

 
DIRECTIONS

1) Cook turkey tenderloins as specified on the package. Always cook to well-done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer. Slice and set aside.
2) In food processor, process cauliflower until finely chopped.
3) Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook cauliflower 3 minutes or until lightly browned. Stir in ginger, garlic, green onions and bell pepper and cook 2 minutes. Add cabbage and toss until lightly wilted.
4) In small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, olive oil, honey and mustard. Drizzle desired amount of dressing over salad. Garnish with almonds and cilantro leaves, if desired.

* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVINGJennie O Make the Switch
Calories 160
Protein 12g
Carbohydrates 12g
Fiber 3g
Sugars 5g
Fat 8g
Cholesterol 15mg
Sodium 250mg
Saturated Fat 1g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/1102-roasted-turkey-and-cauliflower-rice-salad

Our Best Potluck Recipes

February 17, 2017 at 6:20 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website its – Our Best Potluck Recipes. Delicious and Diabetic Friendly Recipes like; Blackberry Salad with Feta, Green Beans with Peppers and Pineapple, and Honey-Rum Fruit Salad. Find them all at one of my favorite recipe sites, Diabetic Living Online. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 

 

Our Best Potluck RecipesDiabetic living logo

We’ve gathered a list of our most popular crowd-pleasing recipes! These desserts, main dishes, and appetizers are perfect for potlucks.

 

 

Blackberry Salad with Feta

Looking for a head-turner? Bring this gorgeous blackberry salad. Loaded with antioxidants and packing just 11 grams of carb per serving, the unique side dish is sure to impress….
Green Beans with Peppers and Pineapple

This low-carb side dish is both tasty and striking. Our unique green bean recipe incorporates fresh pineapple and lime for a summery spin on the potluck classic….
Honey-Rum Fruit Salad

Skip the marshmallows and make a healthy fruit salad instead. Fresh mint leaves, lime juice, and your choice of rum or orange juice gives this simple, low-fat dessert its refreshing flavor….

 

 

* Click the link below to get all the – Our Best Potluck Recipes
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/main-dishes/our-best-potluck-recipes

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

February 17, 2017 at 6:17 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Did you know this about Honey…..

This is off the CARE2 website http://www.care2.com/

* Health Benefits:
* Helps prevent cancer and heart disease
* Reduces ulcers and other gastrointestinal disorders
* Anti-bacterial and anti-fungal
* Increases athletic performance.
* Reduces cough and throat irritation
* Balances the 5 elements
* Helps regulate blood sugar
* Heals wounds and burns

See all the health benifits by clicking the link below
http://www.care2.com/greenliving/10-health-benefits-of-honey.html

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

February 16, 2017 at 5:55 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Thank you to Carol V. for passing this Hint along…..

 
If measuring out both oil/butter and honey put the oil or butter in your measuring cup first then the honey will slide right out. Makes for an easier clean up.

Cajun Turkey and Quinoa Bowl

February 2, 2017 at 6:32 AM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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Came across a recipe on the Jennie – O website (https://www.jennieo.com/) that I have to share with everyone, Cajun Turkey and Quinoa Bowl. Made with JENNIE-O® OVEN READY™Cajun Style Bone-In Turkey Breast along with mixed baby greens, quinoa, tomatoes, avocado, honey, and spices! More than a salad, it’s a meal. You can find this recipe at the Jennie – O website. Enjoy and Make the Switch in 2017! https://www.jennieo.com/

 

 

Cajun Turkey and Quinoa Bowl

This recipe features fresh mixed greens, avocado and cherry tomatoes topped with quinoa and turkey breast slices. A flavorful, smart lunch or dinner for two.

INGREDIENTScajun-turkey-and-quinoa-bowl

2 cups mixed baby greens
4 ounces cooked JENNIE-O® OVEN READY™Cajun Style Bone-In Turkey Breast

½ cup cooked quinoa
¼ cup cherry tomatoes, halved
2 green onions, chopped
1 avocado, sliced
¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon honey
¼ teaspoon kosher salt
¼ freshly ground pepper

 
DIRECTIONS

1) Place mixed greens in serving bowl. Top with turkey slices, quinoa, tomatoes, green onions, avocado and cilantro
2) In small bowl, whisk together lime juice, olive oil, honey, salt and pepper. Drizzle over salad.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATIONJennie O Make the Switch
PER SERVING
Calories370
Protein17g
Carbohydrates32g
Fiber9g
Sugars11g
Fat22g
Cholesterol25mg
Sodium530mg
Saturated Fat3.5g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/1099-cajun-turkey-and-quinoa-bowl

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