Kitchen Hint of the Day!

June 11, 2021 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Pam to the rescue……….

Using Pam Non Stick Cooking Spray in measuring cups before measuring sticky ingredients like honey and syrup, makes them slide right out. Easier to clean also!

Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week – Lemon Basil Turkey Burger

June 4, 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 a Lemon Basil Turkey Burger. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing JENNIE-O® Lean Turkey Burger Patties, 100% Whole Grain Sandwich Thins, Lettuce Leaves, Sliced Red Onion, Fresh Basil Leaves, Nonfat Plain Greek Yogurt, Honey, Lemon Juice, and Lemon Zest. 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/

Lemon Basil Turkey Burger
Need an easy and flavorful idea for burger night? Try turkey burgers topped with a sweet honey lemon yogurt sauce and fresh basil leaves for a simple and delicious twist on burger night.

Total Time – 30 Minutes
Serving Size – Makes 4 Servings

INGREDIENTS
1 – (16-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Lean Turkey Burger Patties

4 – 100% whole grain or gluten-free sandwich thins

4 – lettuce leaves
sliced red onion
fresh basil leaves

Honey Lemon Yogurt Sauce

3/4 – cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt

2 – teaspoons honey

1 – teaspoon lemon juice

1/2 – teaspoon lemon zest

DIRECTIONS
1.) Prepare turkey according to package directions. Always cook to well-done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer.

2.) Spread sandwich thin with Honey Lemon Yogurt Sauce. Top with lettuce, turkey burger, red onion, and fresh basil.

Honey Lemon Yogurt Sauce

3.) In small bowl, combine all ingredients.

NUTRITION
Calories – 330
Protein – 29.9g
Carbohydrates – 28.3g
Fiber – 1.2g
Sugars – 5.2g
Fat – 10.5g
Cholesterol – 82.5mg
Sodium – 117.9mg
Saturated Fat – 10.5g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/lemon-basil-turkey-burger/

Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week – Turkey Blend Burger Bowls FRIDAY

May 28, 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 Turkey Blend Burger Bowls. To make this week’s Recipe some of the ingredients that you’ll be needing are JENNIE-O® Turkey Burger Blends,  Sweet Potatoes, Baby Spinach, Black Beans, Quinoa, Honey, and more! 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 Blend Burger Bowls
Swap out the bun for Southwestern mix-ins to make this bowl an easy go-to dinner or meal-prep favorite. Sweet potatoes, black beans, quinoa, and avocados make for a satisfying, mouthwatering meal that works all year ‘round.

Total Time – under 1 hour
Serving Size – Makes 4 Servings

Ingredients
1 (16-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Turkey Burger Blends

2 sweet potatoes, peeled, cubed and roasted

3 cups baby spinach leaves, chopped

1 (10-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained

1 cup cooked quinoa

1 cup halved cherry tomatoes

4 green onions, chopped

3 avocado, sliced, if desired

4 tablespoons fresh lime juice

½ cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves

4 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons honey

½ teaspoon kosher salt

¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Directions
1) Cook turkey as specified on the package. Always cook to well-done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer.

2) Place sweet potatoes, spinach, black beans and quinoa in individual serving bowls. Top with burgers, tomatoes, green onions and avocado slices.

3) In small bowl, whisk together dressing ingredients. Drizzle over bowls.

Nutrition
Calories 490
Protein 22g
Carbohydrates 59g
Fiber 13g
Sugars 13g
Fat 22g
Cholesterol 30mg
Sodium 440mg
Saturated Fat 4g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/turkey-blend-burger-bowls/

Cajun Turkey and Quinoa Bowl

April 30, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | 2 Comments
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I have another Jennie – O Turkey Recipe to pass along, Cajun Turkey and Quinoa Bowl. To make this recipe you’ll be needing Baby Greens, JENNIE-O® OVEN READY™Cajun Style Bone-In Turkey Breast, Quinoa, Tomatoes, Green Onion, Avocado, Cilantro Leaves, Lime Juice, Olive Oil, Honey, Salt, and Pepper. 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/

Cajun Turkey and Quinoa Bowl
This recipe features fresh mixed greens, avocado and cherry tomatoes topped with quinoa and turkey breast slices. Cajun Turkey and Quinoa Bowl is a flavorful smart lunch, or dinner for two.
Total Time – 15 Minutes
Serving Size – 2 Servings

INGREDIENTS
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.

2 – Top with turkey slices, quinoa, tomatoes, green onions, avocado and cilantro.

3 – In small bowl, whisk together lime juice, olive oil, honey, salt and pepper.

4 – Drizzle over salad.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING
Calories 370
Protein 17g
Carbohydrates 32g
Fiber 9g
Sugars 11g
Fat 22g
Cholesterol 25mg
Sodium 530mg
Saturated Fat 3.5g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/cajun-turkey-and-quinoa-bowl/

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

April 13, 2021 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Low carb baking hint…………

Replacing granulated white sugar with honey or agave as a natural sweetener is a fantastic way to reduce the glycemic load in cakes, cookies, and other baked treats. But don’t try to replace more than a third of the regular sugar with these substitutes. Granulated sugar provides aeration in doughs and batters.

Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – Gourmet Sweet Potato Casserole

March 21, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Side Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Side Dish of the Week is a Gourmet Sweet Potato Casserole. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Sweet Potatoes, Salt, Fat Free Half and Half, Large Eggs, Vanilla Extract, Ground Cinnamon, Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener, Light Butter, Honey, Pecans, Old-Fashioned Oats, and All Purpose Flour. 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

Gourmet Sweet Potato Casserole
Once you taste this, you won’t ever go back to the marshmallow-topped variety. The potatoes taste the same no matter how you cook them — oven-baked, microwaved, or boiled. So, use the technique that works best for you.

Recipe Ingredients:
5 orange-fleshed sweet potatoes
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup fat-free half-and-half
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
1/4 cup light butter
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1/3 cup quick or old-fashioned oats
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

Cooking Directions:
1 – Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Lightly grease a 9×13 inch baking dish.
2 – Bake sweet potatoes 35 minutes in the preheated oven, or until they begin to soften. Cool slightly, peel, and mash.
3 – In a large bowl, mix the mashed sweet potatoes, salt, half-and-half, eggs, vanilla extract, cinnamon and Splenda® Granulated Sweetener. Transfer to the prepared baking dish.
4 – In a medium bowl, combine 1/4 cup butter, honey, chopped pecans, and oats. Mix in flour with a pastry blender or your fingers to create the consistency of course meal. Sprinkle over the sweet potato mixture.
5 – Bake 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until topping is crisp and lightly browned.
Makes 8 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe): Calories 230 | Calories from Fat 70 | Fat 7g (sat 2.5g) | Cholesterol 65mg | Sodium 150mg | Carbohydrates 36g | Fiber 2g | Sugars 20g | Protein 5g.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/gourmet_sweet_potato_casserole_recipe.html

Spiced Citrus Tea

February 25, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | 2 Comments
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I have a recipe to pass along for Spiced Citrus Tea. You’ll just be needing 5 ingredients to make this Tea – Spiced Citrus Tea Bag, Boiling Water, Orange Juice, Honey, and Orange Slices. Enjoy this Warming and Delicious Tea! 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/

Spiced Citrus Tea
Perfect for a cozy evening spent indoors, this Spiced Citrus Tea requires just a few ingredients and a few minutes.

Ingredients
1 Spiced Citrus Tea bag
Boiling water
1 to 2 teaspoons orange juice
Honey (optional)
Orange slices (optional)

Directions
Yield: 1 serving
1 – Place tea bag in cup or mug. Pour boiling water over tea bag; steep 3 to 5 minutes. Remove tea bag, pressing out liquid. Discard tea bag. Serve with orange juice and honey, if desired. Garnish with orange slices.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 5 calories, Protein: 0 g, Fat: 0 g, Saturated Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 2.5 mg, Fiber: 0 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/beverages/spiced-citrus-tea/

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Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – Avocado and Blueberry Fruit Salad

February 21, 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 Avocado and Blueberry Fruit Salad. Some of the ingredients you’ll be needing are Honey, Plain Nonfat Yogurt, Spices, Orange Juice, Avocado, Blueberries and more! 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/

Avocado and Blueberry Fruit Salad
This simple salad uses fresh ingredients that you may already have stocked up in your fridge. Featuring fresh blueberries, mango, avocado and walnuts on a bed of greens drizzled with a honey-and-cinnamon dressing, it’s a great way to get a taste of spring!

Ingredients
2 tablespoons honey
1/4 cup plain nonfat yogurt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup fresh orange juice
1/8 teaspoon each salt and pepper
1 large, ripe avocado, cut into slices
2 cups fresh blueberries, rinsed and drained
2 cups peeled, diced apple
2 cups diced fresh mango
1 (5-ounce) package (8 cups) salad greens
2 tablespoons chopped chives or green onion
2 tablespoons toasted, coarsely chopped walnuts

Directions
Yield: 6 servings
Serving size: 1/6 of recipe

1. Whisk together dressing ingredients and set aside.

2. Place avocado, blueberries, apple, and mango in medium bowl and toss with 4 tablespoons salad dressing. Toss salad greens in large bowl with remainder of salad dressing, and distribute evenly between 6 salad plates. Place equal portions of avocado mixture on each serving of greens. Sprinkle with chopped chives and toasted walnuts before serving.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 186 calories, Carbohydrates: 33 g, Protein: 3 g, Fat: 6 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 65 mg, Fiber: 6 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/salads/avocado-and-blueberry-fruit-salad/

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One of America’s Favorites – Graham Crackers

February 15, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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Modern mass-produced graham crackers

A graham cracker (pronounced /ˈɡreɪ.əm/ or /ˈɡræm/ in America) is a sweet flavored cracker made with graham flour that originated in the United States in the early 1880s. It is eaten as a snack food, usually honey- or cinnamon-flavored, and is used as an ingredient in some foods.

 

The graham cracker was inspired by the preaching of Sylvester Graham who was part of the 19th-century temperance movement. He believed that minimizing pleasure and stimulation of all kinds, coupled with a vegetarian diet anchored by bread made from wheat coarsely ground at home, was how God intended people to live, and that following this natural law would keep people healthy. His preaching was taken up widely in the midst of the 1829–51 cholera pandemic. His followers were called Grahamites and formed one of the first vegetarian movements in America; graham flour, graham crackers, and graham bread were created for them. Graham neither invented nor profited from these products.

A s’more

The main ingredients in its earlier preparations were graham flour, oil, shortening or lard, molasses and salt. Graham crackers have been a mass-produced food product in the United States since 1898, with the National Biscuit Company being the first to mass-produce it at that time. The Loose-Wiles Biscuit Company also began mass-producing the product beginning sometime in the early 1910s. The product continues to be mass-produced in the U.S. today. In earlier times, mass-produced graham crackers were typically prepared using yeast-leavened dough, which added flavor to the food via the process of fermentation, whereas contemporary mass-production of the product typically omits this process. The dough is sometimes chilled before being rolled out, which prevents blistering and breakage from occurring when the product is baked.

 

Graham cracker crumbs are used to create graham cracker crusts for pies and moon pies, and as a base, layer or topping for cheesecake. Graham cracker pie crusts are also mass-produced in the United States, and consumer versions of the product typically consist of a graham cracker crumb mixture pressed into an aluminum pie pan. The graham cracker is a main ingredient in the preparation of the s’more. Graham crackers are also commonly used in place of broas in the traditional Filipino icebox cake mango float.

Fruited Granola

January 27, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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I have a Delicious and Diabetic Friendly Snack to pass along, Fruited Granola. Some of the Ingredients you’ll be needing are Quick Oats, Almonds, Honey, Spices, Dried Blueberries, Dried Cranberries, Banana Chips and more! Snack on! 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/

Fruited Granola
Prepare this granola on the weekend and you’ll have a scrumptious snack or breakfast treat on hand for the rest of the week!

Ingredients
3 cups quick oats
1 cup sliced almonds
1 cup honey
1/2 cup wheat germ or honey wheat germ
3 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 cups whole grain cereal flakes
1/2 cup dried blueberries or golden raisins
1/2 cup dried cranberries or cherries
1/2 cup dried banana chips or chopped pitted dates

Directions
Yield: about 20 servings
Serving size: 1/2 cup

1 – Preheat oven to 325°F.

2 – Spread oats and almonds in single layer in 13 x 9-inch baking pan. Bake 15 minutes or until lightly toasted, stirring frequently.

3 – Combine honey, wheat germ, butter, and cinnamon in large bowl until well blended. Add oats and almonds; toss to coat completely. Spread mixture in single layer in baking pan. Bake 20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Break mixture into chunks.

4 – Combine oat chunks, cereal, blueberries, cranberries, and banana chips in large bowl. Store in airtight container at room temperature up to 2 weeks.

Tip: Prepare this granola on the weekend and you’ll have a scrumptious snack or breakfast treat on hand for the rest of the week!

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 210 calories, Carbohydrates: 36 g, Protein: 5 g, Fat: 7 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 5 mg, Sodium: 58 mg, Fiber: 4 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/breakfast/fruited-granola/

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