“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Cheesy Baked Ziti

January 4, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is Cheesy Baked Ziti. Some of the ingredients you’ll be needing are Ziti Pasta, Garlic Cloves, Low Sodium Diced Tomatoes, Low Fat Ricotta Cheese, Shredded Low Fat Mozzarella Cheese, Grated Parmesan Cheese, Parsley, Basil, and more! Meatless and Delicious! 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

Cheesy Baked Ziti
Recipe Ingredients:

1 pound ziti, rigatoni, mostaccioli or other medium pasta shape, uncooked
Vegetable oil cooking spray
1 onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 (14.5-ounce) can low-sodium diced tomatoes, drained
1 (15-ounce) container low-fat ricotta cheese
2 cups shredded low-fat mozzarella cheese – divided use
4 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese – divided use
1/2 cup skim milk
1/3 cup chopped Italian parsley
1/3 cup chopped fresh basil (or 1 tablespoon dried)
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt

Cooking Directions:

1 – Prepare pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside in large bowl.
2 – Preheat the oven to 400°F (205°C).
3 – Spray a non-stick skillet with vegetable oil cooking spray. Heat oil over medium heat. Add onions and sauté until tender, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and sauté 1 more minute. Remove from heat. Stir in tomatoes.
4 – Place ricotta cheese, 1 1/2 cups of the mozzarella cheese, 2 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese and milk in a food processor or blender. Process until smooth.
5 – Add the tomato and cheese mixtures, parsley, basil and pepper to the cooked pasta. Toss well to combine.
6 – Spray a 2 1/2 to 3-quart baking dish (a 12x9x2-inch oblong dish works well) with vegetable spray. Spoon the pasta mixture into the dish. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup mozzarella and 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheeses.
7 – Bake at 400°F (205°C) for 20 minutes, or until lightly browned.
Makes 8 servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/cheesy_baked_ziti_recipe.html

Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – Broccoli Italian Style

December 6, 2020 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 Broccoli Italian Style. This week’s recipe is made using Fresh Broccoli, Lemon Juice, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Minced Garlic, Italian Parsley, and Black Pepper. The Dish is 44 calories and 4 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 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Broccoli Italian Style
This simple dish combines broccoli with lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, parsley, and black pepper for a flavor that can’t be beat!

Ingredients
1 1/4 pounds fresh broccoli
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon chopped fresh Italian parsley
Dash black pepper

Directions
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1/4 of total recipe

1 – Trim broccoli, discarding tough stems. Cut broccoli into florets with 2-inch stems. Peel remaining stems; cut into 1/2-inch slices.

2 – Bring 1 quart water to a boil in large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add broccoli; return to a boil. Cook 3 to 5 minutes or until broccoli is tender. Drain; transfer to serving dish.

3 – Combine lemon juice, oil, garlic, parsley, and pepper in small bowl. Pour over broccoli; toss to coat. Cover and let stand 1 hour before serving to allow flavors to blend. Serve at room temperature.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 44 calories, Carbohydrates: 7 g, Protein: 3 g, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 29 mg, Fiber: 3 g
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“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Cauliflower Pilaf

July 13, 2020 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 Cauliflower Pilaf. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Cauliflower, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Asafetida, Vegetable Stock, Sea Salt, Golden Raisins, Almonds, and Italian Parsley. Excellent side dish for any meal! 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/

Cauliflower Pilaf
This satisfying faux-rice pilaf not only tastes good, but also makes an impressive side dish.

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

1 large head cauliflower, cut into florets
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Pinch asafetida
1/2 cup vegetable stock
Sea salt
1/2 cup golden raisins
1/2 cup slivered almonds
1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf Italian parsley

Directions
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1/4 of recipe

1. In a food processor fitted with the metal blade, process the cauliflower florets until they resemble the texture of rice (you can also grate them on the large holes of a box grater). Set aside.

2. In a medium skillet over medium-high heat, heat the olive oil. Add the asafetida and cook for about 45 seconds, stirring constantly until fragrant.

3. Add the cauliflower and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring constantly until it softens slightly.

4. Stir in the vegetable stock and season to taste. Reduce the heat to low, cover and cook for 5 minutes more until the cauliflower is tender.

5. Remove from the heat and gently fold in the raisins, almonds and parsley. Taste and adjust the seasonings. Serve.

Note: For added color, substitute dried unsweetened cranberries for the raisins. You can also substitute hazelnuts or walnuts for the almonds.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 206 calories, Carbohydrates: 21 g, Protein: 5 g, Fat: 13 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 237 mg , Fiber: 4 g
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Diabetic Dish of the Week – Bulgur with Asparagus and Spring Herbs

March 31, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is – Bulgur with Asparagus and Spring Herbs. I’ve got one fantastic side dish for this week’s recipe, Bulgur with Asparagus and Spring Herbs. Made using Bulgur, Asparagus, Frozen Peas, Italian Parsley, Mint, Lemon Juice, Orange Juice, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and Salt and Pepper. 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/

Bulgur with Asparagus and Spring Herbs
Bulgur is a whole grain that’s high in fiber and protein. It’s also a good source of iron, magnesium, and B vitamins…

Ingredients
2/3 cup uncooked bulgur
2 cups sliced asparagus (1-inch pieces)
1/2 cup frozen peas, thawed
2/3 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley
2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh mint
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon orange juice
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Directions
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1 cup

1 – Prepare bulgur according to package directions, omitting any salt or fat. Drain well.

2 – Steam asparagus in steamer basket over boiling water 3 to 4 minutes or until bright green and crisp-tender. Cool under cold running water, drain well, and blot with paper towels.

3 – Combine bulgur, asparagus, peas, parsley, and mint in large bowl. Whisk lemon juice, orange juice, oil, salt, and pepper in small bowl. Pour over bulgur mixture; toss gently.

Note: Bulgur is a whole grain that’s high in fiber and protein. It’s also a good source of iron, magnesium, and B vitamins.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 148 calories, Carbohydrates: 25 g, Protein: 6 g, Fat: 4 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 98 mg, Fiber: 7 g
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“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Mediterranean Scramble Pitas

March 16, 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 a Mediterranean Scramble Pita. Made using Canola Oil, Zucchini, Green Bell Peppers, Tomatoes, Dried Rosemary, Stuffed Green Olives, Italian Parsley, Egg Substitute, Multigrain Pita Bread Rounds, and Crumbled Reduced-Fat Feta Cheese. 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/

Mediterranean Scramble Pitas
Packed with fiber, these delicious Greek pitas are the perfect way to try the Mediterranean diet!

Ingredients
2 teaspoons canola oil, divided
1 cup sliced zucchini and/or yellow squash
1 cup diced green bell peppers
1 cup grape tomatoes, quartered
1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary
12 small stuffed green olives, quartered
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh Italian parsley
1 cup cholesterol-free egg substitute
2 multigrain pita bread rounds, halved and warmed
1 ounce reduced-fat feta cheese, crumbled

Directions
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1 filled pita half

1 – Heat 1 teaspoon oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add zucchini and bell peppers; cook 4 minutes or until crisp-tender. Add tomatoes and rosemary; cook 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in olives and parsley. Place in medium bowl. Cover to keep warm.

2 – Wipe out skillet with paper towel. Add remaining 1 teaspoon oil and heat over medium heat. Cook egg substitute until set, lifting edges to allow uncooked portion to flow underneath.

3 – Fill each warmed pita half with equal amounts of eggs and half of feta. Top with vegetable mixture and remaining feta.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 199 calories, Carbohydrates: 7 g, Protein: 12 g, Fat: 7 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 2 mg, Sodium: 554 mg, Fiber: 6 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/mediterranean-scramble-pitas/

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Breakfast Sausage Pizza

October 23, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in breakfast, CooksRecipes, pizza | Leave a comment
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It just seems like a Pizza type of day. So I’m passing along another Pizza recipe, Breakfast Sausage Pizza. I’ve always been a fan of cold leftover Pizza for Breakfast so why not have a real Pizza to start the day! This Pizza is made using; Pork Sausage, Thick Cut Bacon, Eggs, Pizza Crust, Shredded Colby Jack Cheese, Onion, Italian Parsley, and Salt and Pepper. Pizza, Pizza, Pizza! You can find this recipe at the CooksRecipes website along with all the other delicious recipes. Be sure to the CooksRecipes site out, they have a huge selection of recipes to please all tastes! Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Breakfast Sausage Pizza
Breakfast Sausage PizzaThe sausage in this breakfast pizza can be replaced with ground pork, diced ham, or chorizo. Serve with fresh seasonal fruit to complete this family-pleasing breakfast.

Recipe Ingredients:
6 ounces pork sausage, bulk
4 slices bacon, thick cut, cut in half
8 large eggs, beaten
1 (10-inch) pizza crust
1 cup colby Jack cheese, shredded
1/2 cup onion, thinly sliced
1/4 cup Italian (flat-leaf) parsley, snipped
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

Cooking Directions:
1 – In a large skillet cook sausage, bacon, and onions over medium-high heat until browned and cooked through (about 10 to 15 minutes). Remove with slotted spoon and set aside. Remove all but 1 teaspoon of drippings from pan. Add eggs, parsley, and seasonings, stirring to scramble. Stir while cooking for 2 to 3 minutes or until eggs are just set.
2 – Meanwhile, place pizza crust on a pizza pan or baking sheet and top with 1/2 cup of the cheese. Place in a preheated 400°F (205°C) oven for 3 to 5 minutes until cheese is melted. Remove crust and top with eggs, sausage, and onions. Top with bacon and remaining cheese. Return to oven until cheese is melted and bacon is crisp.
3 – Garnish with additional parsley, if desired. Slice to serve.

Makes 8 servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/pizza_recipes/breakfast_sausage_pizza_recipe.html

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