Soup Special of the Day!……..5 Spice Turkey Noodle Bowls

October 8, 2017 at 5:11 AM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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This week’s Soup Special of the Day is – 5 Spice Turkey Noodle Bowls. Made using JENNIE-O® Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast along with Chinese five spice powder, shitake mushrooms, sweet chili sauce. and whole wheat udon noodles. The recipe is from the Jennie – O Turkey website. Enjoy and Make the SWITCH! https://www.jennieo.com/

 

5 Spice Turkey Noodle Bowls
With a peppery broth, lean turkey and sautéed vegetables, this low-fat take on a classic Asian recipe is great comfort food on cool nights. Ready in under 30 minutes.

 

INGREDIENTS

2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
1 (16-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast
2 teaspoons Chinese five spice powder, divided
8 ounces fresh button or shitake mushrooms, thinly sliced
1 teaspoon minced fresh garlic
1 (32-ounce) package reduced-sodium and fat-free chicken broth
2 tablespoons sweet chili sauce
8 ounces whole wheat udon noodles or whole wheat spaghetti
½ cup thinly sliced green onions

DIRECTIONS

1) In skillet, heat 1 teaspoon oil over medium-high heat. Add turkey and cook as specified on the package. Always cook to well- done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer. Add to turkey 1 teaspoon Chinese five spice powder; stir. Remove turkey from pan and set aside.
2) In same skillet, add remaining oil. Add mushrooms and cook until softened and the liquid has evaporated. Add garlic and remaining Chinese five spice powder. Cook and stir 1 to 2 minutes or until garlic is softened and spices are fragrant. Add chicken broth, turkey and sweet chili sauce. Cook over medium heat until warmed through.
3) Meanwhile, prepare noodles or spaghetti according to package directions. To serve, place ¾ cup of noodles into 6 bowls. Ladle 1 cup of soup into each bowl and sprinkle with green onion slices.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING
Calories290
Protein35g
Carbohydrates24g
Fiber1g
Sugars4g
Fat7g
Cholesterol70mg
Sodium390mg
Saturated Fat1.5g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/442-5-spice-turkey-noodle-bowls

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Turkey Tacos and Refried Beans

October 5, 2017 at 4:58 PM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products, Old El Paso Products, Ortega, tacos | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Turkey Tacos and Refried Beans

 

 

To start my morning off I toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin and topped it with Smucker’s Sugarless Blackberry Jam. Also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. After Breakfast I had to go to the local Kroger up the road for just a couple of items. I stopped by McDonald’s then to pick up Breakfast for Mom and Dad. Finished up some house cleaning and then did some work on the computer. I took the back off the processor and cleaned the inside of the computer, a lot of dust. Deleted some old files and ran all the scans. For Dinner tonight Turkey Tacos and Refried Beans.

 

 

I had been wanting Tacos for some time, and tonight is the night! When making Turkey Tacos I love using Jennie -O Ground Turkey Breast! Love all the Jennie -O Turkey Products, always fresh and low calorie and low carb. I started by frying the Ground Turkey till it was no longer pink in Extra Light Olive Oil and seasoning it with Sea Salt, Ground Roasted Cumin, Cilantro Flakes. As the Turkey was finishing cooking I added, 1 can OF Bush’s Chili Beans – Black Beans, 1 package of Old El Paso Low Sodium Taco Seasoning and 3/4 cup Water, continued to cook and stir for an additional 6 minutes. Jennie -O and Old El Paso together make one fine Taco!

 

 

For toppings I used; Sargento Reduced Fat 4 Cheese Mexican, Sliced Black Olives, Sliced Green Olives, Ortega Smoky Chipotle Taco Sauce, Sliced Jalapenos, and Shredded Lettuce. For my Taco Shells I used the Old El Paso Stand N’ Stuff Taco Shells (Whole Grain Corn). Love the Taco Shells that stand! Add the Jennie – O Turkey and you got you some mouth watering and delicious Tacos! Love these Taco Nights. I also heated up a can of Old El Paso Fat Free Refried Beans for a side for Mom and Dad. For dessert later a Blue Bunny No Sugar Added Vanilla Mini Cone.

 

 

 

Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast

Our leanest ground turkey, all natural, 99 percent fat-free with no gluten.
Product Features:Jennie O Extra Lean Ground
99% fat-free
Gluten Free
All Natural
The Biggest Loser® Product
20-oz (1.25 lbs) or 40-oz package (2.5 lbs)

Cooking Instructions:
STOVE TOP METHOD:
* Spray skillet with nonstick cooking spray.
* Preheat skillet over medium-high heat.
* Add ground turkey to hot skillet.
* Stir to crumble, approximately 14 to 16 minutes.
* Always cook to well-done, 165°F. as measured by a meat thermometer.

Nutritional Information
Serving Size 112 g Total Carbohydrates 0 g
Calories 120 Dietary Fiber 0 g
Calories From Fat 15 Sugars 0 g
Total Fat 1.5 g Protein 26 g
Saturated Fat .5 g Vitamin A 0%
Trans Fat .0 g Vitamin C 0%
Cholesterol 55 mg Iron 4%
Sodium 70 mg Calcium 0%
– See more at: http://www.jennieo.com/products/3-Extra-Lean-Ground-Turkey-Breast#sthash.JhJa9l2O.dpuf

 

 

 

Old El Paso Stand n’Stuff Taco Shell

Taco Shells are deliciously crunchy corn shells! Each shell is made with sunflower oil, so they are low in salt and cholesterol. Just fill with seasoned beef mince, fresh salad, cheese and Taco sauce and get crunching!

STAND N STUFF® TACO SHELLS
Stand’n Stuff® Taco Shells are deliciously crunchy, corn shells with a flat bottom so they stand up! What’s more, each Taco shell is made with sunflower oil, so they are low in salt and cholesterol! Just fill with seasoned beef mince, fresh salad, cheese and Taco sauce for a Mexican fiesta everyone will enjoy!

Nutrition Factsold El Paso Stand Stuff
Serving Size 2 shells (27 g)
Per Serving % Daily Value*
Calories 130
Calories from Fat 54
Total Fat 6.0g 9%
Saturated Fat 2.5g 12%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 115mg 5%
Carbohydrates 16.0g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1.0g 4%
Sugars 0.0g
Protein 2.0g
http://www.oldelpaso.com.au/products/shells/stand-n-stuff-taco-shells-140g/23.aspx

3 Bean Turkey Chili w/ Johnny Cakes

August 18, 2017 at 5:02 PM | Posted in beans, Bush's, chili, Jennie-O Turkey Products | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: 3 Bean Turkey Chili w/ Johnny Cakes

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I had one of my favorites, Skillet Potatoes and Ham for Breakfast. I used 1 package of Simply Potatoes Steakhouse Seasoned Diced Potatoes and a package of Meijer Diced Ham to prepare it. Just cook the Potatoes according to the package instructions and with about 5 minutes of cooking time left add the Diced Ham. I topped it with a Sunnyside Up Fried Egg. Just love these skillet Meals! Also had the morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Tonight’s Dinner, 3 Bean Turkey Chili w/ Johnny Cakes.

 

 

Rainy day outside today. Had a high of 84 degrees, humid, and a couple of passing early morning Thunderstorms. A good day to stay in and make some Chili!! I’m making my 3 Bean Turkey Chili for Dinner! I prepared the Turkey and mixed the Beans last night. So this morning I already had the Crock Pot set up and ready along having the Turkey and Beans ready also. So its my 3 Bean Turkey Chili and I made some Johnny Cakes. For Dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar. Below is the ingredients and cooking directions for the 3 Bean Turkey Chili and the Johnny Cakes.

 

To make this I’m using Jennie -O Lean Ground Turkey. The 3 Beans I use are 1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s Chili Beans (Black Beans), 1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s Chili Beans ( Kidney Beans), 1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s Chili Beans (Great Northern Beans) drained and rinsed, Then I mix in 1 Red Onion (medium Chopped or Minced), 1 Jalapeno Pepper (Seeded and Chopped), and 3 Cloves Minced Garlic. For my spices I use 1 Packet McCormick Chili Mix, 2 Cans (6 oz.) Hunt’s Tomato Paste (2 cans), 1/2 Tsp Ground Cocoa Chili Blend (McCormick), 1/2 Tsp Ground Chipotle Chili Pepper (McCormick), 2 Tbs. Ground Roasted Cumin (McCormick), 2 tbsp Ground Cinnamon (McCormick), 1 Tbs of Cilantro Leaves (McCormick), and 5 Dashes of Frank’s Hot Sauce or to taste (I usually add a lot more dashes!). What’s good about this recipe you can use your own favorite Spices and make your own tweaks to it and it turns out delicious.

 

First thing I do is get the Crock Pot out and put in a Glad Crock Pot Liner. The Liners are incredible, just line your Crock Pot with one and spray it with Pam Cooking Spray. Now you are set to go. It makes for one easy clean up, just remove it when done and give the inside of your Crock Pot a quick wipe down and your clean up is done! On with the recipe.

 

 

 

I prepared the Beans and Ground Turkey last night. I started by opening all 3 cans of Bush Beans into a large bowl and stirred until mixed. Then in the morning, I added the Beans to Crock Pot. To prepare the Turkey, I started by browning the Jennie -O Ground Turkey. Using a large skillet sprayed with Pam Cooking Spray and 1 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Preheat the skillet on medium heat. When heated I add the Ground Turkey and all the Seasonings and Tomato Paste, stirring often. When the Turkey has browned I put it in a large plastic container and on into the fridge after it had cooled a bit. Then this morning I added to the Crock Pot. Throw in a 1/2 cup of Water, stirred twice, and put the lid on the Crock Pot and set on low for 5-6 hours. The full recipe and list of ingredients is at the end of the post.

 

Then sit back and enjoy the aroma, that usually starts after an hour or so of simmering! I love a thick Chili and this one works! The Jennie – O Ground Turkey combined with all those Beans and Spices is a perfect match. Served it topped with some Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese and a couple of shakes of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce. Also a side of Johnny Cakes, recipe below.

 

 

 

 

To prepare the Johnny Cakes (I love these…) all you’ll need is: Pam w/ Olive Oil Non – Stick Spray, 1/4 cup Extra Light Virgin Olive Oil, 1 3/4 cups Low Fat Buttermilk, and 2 cups Martha White Self Rising Enriched White Corn Meal Mix. Just mix all your ingredients in a large bowl. Spray your Pam on a Flat Top Griddle or large Skillet and preheat on medium low, I use the Flat Top Griddle. When the Griddle is heated add your batter. You can make the Cakes any size you want from half-dollar size to regular pancake size cakes. After the bottom side turns golden brown flip over and let the other side get golden brown. The Cornbread works perfect with Chili! I had a Diet Peach Snapple to go with my Dinner. I took the remainder of Johnny Cakes and 3 Bean Turkey Chili over to Dad at the rehab center, plenty for Dad and some of the other patients there.

 

 

 

3 Bean Turkey Chili
Ingredients
1 lb. package Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast
2 Cans (6 oz.) Hunt’s Tomato Paste
1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s Chili Beans (Red Beans)
1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s Chili Beans ( Kidney Beans)
1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s Chili Beans (Great Northern Beans), drained and rinsed
1 Packet McCormick Chili Mix
1/2 Red Onion (medium), Chopped or Minced
1 Jalapeno Pepper, Unseeded and Chopped
4 Cloves Minced Garlic
1/2 Tsp Ground Cocoa Chili Blend (McCormick)
1/2 Tsp Ground Chipotle Chili Pepper (McCormick)
2 Tbs. Ground Roasted Cumin
2 Tsps Ground Cinnamon
1 Tbs of Cilantro Leaves
5 Dashes of Frank’s Hot Sauce or to taste.
1/2 Cup of Water
Shredded Cheese, I use Grated Dutch Gouda or Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Cheddar Cheese (Topping)
Oyster Crackers
Frank’s Hot Sauce or to taste.

Directions:
*Brown Turkey in large saucepan on medium-high heat 10 min. or until no longer pink, stirring occasionally. Add all remaining spices and ingredients except 1 can of the tomato paste and water.
*ADD to slow cooker and add in the remaining 1 can of tomato paste and 1/2 cup of water.
*COVER with lid. Cook on HIGH 3 to 4 hours (or on LOW 5 to 6 hours).

*Serve in bowl or mug with cheese and oyster crackers, A Tablespoon of fat-free sour cream, Chopped Onions, or serve with some home made cornbread.

 

 

Johnnycakes

Johnny Cakes (My way)

Ingredients:

Pam w/ Olive Oil Non – Stick Spray
1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 3/4 cups Buttermilk
2 cups Martha White Self Rising Enriched White Corn Meal Mix

Directions:

Just mix all your ingredients in a large bowl.
Spray your Pam on a Flat Griddle or large Skillet and preheat on medium low, I use the Flat Griddle.
When the Griddle is heated add your batter. You can make the Cakes any size you want from half-dollar size to regular pancake size cakes. After the bottom side turns golden brown flip over and let the other side get golden brown. Serve while warm and enjoy!

Cheesy Skillet Classic Lasagna w/ Baked French Bread

August 17, 2017 at 4:51 PM | Posted in Velveeta/Kraft Dinners | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Cheesy Skillet Classic Lasagna w/ Baked French Bread

 

 

For Breakfast on this morning I toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin and topped it with Smucker’s Sugarless Blackberry Jam. Also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. The hot weather has kicked in again, 88 degrees and humid along with some heavy rain on and off through the day. Mom wanted a McMuffin for Breakfast so I went to McDonald’s and picked it up for her. Back home did a load of laundry for Mom. After Lunch went over to see Dad. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Cheesy Skillet Classic Lasagna w/ Baked French Bread.

 

 

Second time using the Kraft/Velveeta Cheesy Skillets Classic Lasagna. The box contains the Pasta, Seasoning, and Velveeta Cheese Sauce. I added the Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast, Water, and Sargento Shredded Mozzarella Cheese. The instructions call for Ground Beef but as usual I substitute the Ground Beef with the Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast. Much healthier option with fewer calories, fat, and carbs.

 

 

 

To make the dish; You will need the 1 lb. Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast and 2 cups water. Cook the 1 lb. Ground Turkey in large skillet, until no longer pink. Add 2 cups water, Pasta and Seasoning; stir. Bring it to a boil. Reduce heat. Cover; simmer 11 min. or until most of the water is gone, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Stir in the Velveeta Cheese Sauce. Top it off with a cup of Shredded Mozzarella Cheese before serving.

 

 

 

The Lasagna came out fantastic, hot and cheesy! The Seasoning and Cheese was perfect and the Pasta was excellent. Made a very good and hearty Dinner Dish! I also baked a Pillsbury French Bread Loaf. For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kraft/Velveeta Cheesy Skillets Classic Lasagna

Satisfy your taste buds with great tasting Velveeta Cheesy Skillets. Made with rich and creamy Velveeta cheese sauce it’s liquid gold!
Kraft Velveeta Cheesy Skillets Lasagna, 13.1 oz:
* Made with real cheese
* Just add ground beef
* Makes about 5 servings
* Ready in about 20 minutes
* Delectable 13.1-oz Velveeta lasagna

Directions:
Instructions: . You will need. 1 lb. lean ground beef. 2 cups water. Brown 1 lb. lean ground beef in large skillet; drain. Return meat to skillet. Add 2 cups water, Pasta and Seasoning; stir. Bring to boil. Reduce heat. Cover; simmer 9 to 11 min. or until most of the water is gone, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Stir in Velveeta Cheese Sauce. Customize it! Top with cup shredded mozzarella cheese before serving.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size2.5 oz. (70g/About 1/5 Package) as Packaged
Servings Per Container5.0
Amount Per Serving
Calories220 Calories
Calories From Fat60 Calories
% Daily Value
Total Fat7.0 g11.0
Saturated Fat2 G25
Trans Fat0 G
Cholesterol10 Mg23
Sodium660 Mg28
Total Carbohydrate33.0 g11.0
Dietary Fiber2 G8
Sugars6 G
Protein8.0 g

Leftovers – Cheesy Skillet Classic Lasagna w/ Baked French Bread

August 1, 2017 at 5:02 PM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products, leftovers, Velveeta/Kraft Dinners | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Leftovers – Cheesy Skillet Classic Lasagna w/ Baked French Bread

 

 

I had another sort of rough night dealing with Phantom Pains. These didn’t hurt too much but hurt enough to where I didn’t get a lot of sleep. For Breakfast it was just a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. So I didn’t do a whole today but rest. After Lunch I did go see Dad for awhile. He’s really been doing good in therapy, getting stronger! Back home caught up on a little sleep. For Dinner tonight it’s leftover Cheesy Skillet Classic Lasagna w/ Baked French Bread.

 

 

 

I really enjoyed the Kraft/Velveeta Cheesy Skillets Classic Lasagna so I wasn’t going to let the leftovers go to waste. It reheated perfectly! Just sprinkled a little of the Sargento Shredded Mozzarella Cheese across the top and served. For Dessert tonight a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding. I left yesterday’s original post below. Later!

First time using the Kraft/Velveeta Cheesy Skillets Classic Lasagna. The box contains the Pasta, Seasoning, and Velveeta Cheese Sauce. I added the Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast, Water, and Sargento Shredded Mozzarella Cheese. The instructions calls for Ground Beef but as usual I substitute the Ground Beef with the Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast. Much healthier option with fewer calories, fat, and carbs.

 

To make the dish; You will need the 1 lb. Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast and 2 cups water. Cook the the 1 lb. Ground Turkey in large skillet, until no longer pink. Add 2 cups water, Pasta and Seasoning; stir. Bring it to a boil. Reduce heat. Cover; simmer 11 min. or until most of the water is gone, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Stir in the Velveeta Cheese Sauce. Top it off with a cup of Shredded Mozzarella Cheese before serving.

 

 

 

The Lasagna came out fantastic, hot and cheesy! The Seasoning and Cheese was perfect and the Pasta was excellent. Made a very good and hearty Dinner Dish! I also baked a Pillsbury French Bread Loaf.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kraft/Velveeta Cheesy Skillets Classic Lasagna

Satisfy your taste buds with great tasting Velveeta Cheesy Skillets. Made with rich and creamy Velveeta cheese sauce it’s liquid gold!
Kraft Velveeta Cheesy Skillets Lasagna, 13.1 oz:
* Made with real cheese
* Just add ground beef
* Makes about 5 servings
* Ready in about 20 minutes
* Delectable 13.1-oz Velveeta lasagna
Directions:
Instructions: . You will need. 1 lb. lean ground beef. 2 cups water. Brown 1 lb. lean ground beef in large skillet; drain. Return meat to skillet. Add 2 cups water, Pasta and Seasoning; stir. Bring to boil. Reduce heat. Cover; simmer 9 to 11 min. or until most of the water is gone, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Stir in Velveeta Cheese Sauce. Customize it! Top with cup shredded mozzarella cheese before serving.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size2.5 oz. (70g/About 1/5 Package) as Packaged
Servings Per Container5.0
Amount Per Serving
Calories220 Calories
Calories From Fat60 Calories
% Daily Value
Total Fat7.0 g11.0
Saturated Fat2 G25
Trans Fat0 G
Cholesterol10 Mg23
Sodium660 Mg28
Total Carbohydrate33.0 g11.0
Dietary Fiber2 G8
Sugars6 G
Protein8.0 g

Cheesy Skillet Classic Lasagna w/ Baked French Bread

July 31, 2017 at 5:05 PM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products, Velveeta/Kraft Dinners | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cheesy Skillet Classic Lasagna w/ Baked French Bread

 

 

For Breakfast on this sunny morning I toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin and topped it with Smucker’s Sugarless Blackberry Jam. Also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. The hot weather has kicked in again, 85 degrees and somewhat humid. Mom wanted a McMuffin for Breakfast so I went to McDonald’s and picked it up for her. Back home did a load of laundry for Mom. About 2:00 I went to the Cincinnati Airport and picked up a friend of mine that was coming to town for a week or so. I took him on to Fairfield and dropped him off at his brother’s place. Good catching up with him. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Cheesy Skillet Classic Lasagna w/ Baked French Bread.

 

First time using the Kraft/Velveeta Cheesy Skillets Classic Lasagna. The box contains the Pasta, Seasoning, and Velveeta Cheese Sauce. I added the Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast, Water, and Sargento Shredded Mozzarella Cheese. The instructions call for Ground Beef but as usual I substitute the Ground Beef with the Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast. Much healthier option with fewer calories, fat, and carbs.

 

 

 

To make the dish; You will need the 1 lb. Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast and 2 cups water. Cook the 1 lb. Ground Turkey in large skillet, until no longer pink. Add 2 cups water, Pasta and Seasoning; stir. Bring it to a boil. Reduce heat. Cover; simmer 11 min. or until most of the water is gone, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Stir in the Velveeta Cheese Sauce. Top it off with a cup of Shredded Mozzarella Cheese before serving.

 

 

 

The Lasagna came out fantastic, hot and cheesy! The Seasoning and Cheese was perfect and the Pasta was excellent. Made a very good and hearty Dinner Dish! I also baked a Pillsbury French Bread Loaf. For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding topped with Cool Whip Free.

 

 

 

 

 

Kraft/Velveeta Cheesy Skillets Classic Lasagna

Satisfy your taste buds with great tasting Velveeta Cheesy Skillets. Made with rich and creamy Velveeta cheese sauce it’s liquid gold!
Kraft Velveeta Cheesy Skillets Lasagna, 13.1 oz:
* Made with real cheese
* Just add ground beef
* Makes about 5 servings
* Ready in about 20 minutes
* Delectable 13.1-oz Velveeta lasagna

Directions:
Instructions: . You will need. 1 lb. lean ground beef. 2 cups water. Brown 1 lb. lean ground beef in large skillet; drain. Return meat to skillet. Add 2 cups water, Pasta and Seasoning; stir. Bring to boil. Reduce heat. Cover; simmer 9 to 11 min. or until most of the water is gone, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Stir in Velveeta Cheese Sauce. Customize it! Top with cup shredded mozzarella cheese before serving.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size2.5 oz. (70g/About 1/5 Package) as Packaged
Servings Per Container5.0
Amount Per Serving
Calories220 Calories
Calories From Fat60 Calories
% Daily Value
Total Fat7.0 g11.0
Saturated Fat2 G25
Trans Fat0 G
Cholesterol10 Mg23
Sodium660 Mg28
Total Carbohydrate33.0 g11.0
Dietary Fiber2 G8
Sugars6 G
Protein8.0 g

Diabetic Dish of the Week – Fajita Turkey Burger

July 11, 2017 at 4:52 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dish of the Week, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is a Fajita Turkey Burger. It’s made using the always delicious Jennie-O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast. When I make my Crock Pot 3 Bean Turkey Chili I always use this! The recipe is off the Diabetic Gourmet website, which also has an excellent magazine by the same name – Diabetic Gourmet Magazine. So be sure to check the site out for this recipe and the huge selection of Diabetic Friendly recipes they have. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://diabeticgourmet.com/

Fajita Turkey Burger

Ingredients

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon paprika
salt and freshly ground pepper, if desired
1 (16-ounce) package Jennie-O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast
1/4 cup salsa, drained
3/4 cup cilantro, divided
2 onions, sliced
1 green bell pepper, sliced
1 red bell pepper, sliced
Wholly Guacamole classic or spicy dip, if desired
Wholly Guacamole salsa, if desired
5 reduced-calorie hamburger buns, split
1/3 cup shredded reduced-fat Monterey Jack cheese

Directions

1 – In small bowl, combine cumin, garlic powder, chili powder, red pepper flakes, paprika and salt and pepper, if desired.
2 – Mix ground turkey, half of spice mixture, drained salsa, and 1/2 cup cilantro; form into 5 (1/2-inch thick) patties. Lightly spray patties with cooking spray. Place patties in skillet over medium-high heat. Cook 17 to 19 minutes, turning occasionally. Always cook to well done, 165F as measured by a meat thermometer.
3 – Meanwhile, coat large skillet with cooking spray. Cook onions, bell peppers and remaining spice mixture over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in remaining 1/4 cup cilantro.
4 – To assemble burgers, spread guacamole and salsa, if desired, on buns. Place burgers, cheese and vegetable mixture on buns.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165F.

Nutritional Information (Per Serving)
Calories: 260
Protein: 29g
Sodium: 410 mg
Cholesterol: 60 mg
Fat: 7g
Saturated Fat: 3.5g
Dietary Fiber: 4g
Sugars: 5g
Carbohydrates: 23g
http://diabeticgourmet.com/recipes/html/1326.shtml

Baked Rigatoni with Turkey w/ Baked Multi Grain Loaf Bread

June 21, 2017 at 5:02 PM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products, pasta, Sargento's Cheese | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Baked Rigatoni with Turkey w/ Baked Multi Grain Loaf Bread

 

 

For my Breakfast this morning I prepared a 2 Egg Scrambled Eggs, that I topped with Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese and Ortega Smoky Chipotle Taco Sauce. Then I reheated part of the Monster Pork Chop that was leftover from last night. I also toasted a couple of slices of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread, lightly buttered with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. And as every morning a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Outside it’s partly cloudy with a high around 85 degrees and a bit more humid. After Breakfast I went to the Post Office for Mom, picked up a prescription at Kroger, and stopped by the bank ATM machine. Back home not a lot going on today. After a light Lunch I headed out to Meijer Lawn and Garden. looking for some solar lights for the yard. For Dinner tonight a new recipe, Baked Rigatoni with Turkey w/ Baked Multi Grain Loaf Bread.

 

This 1 of 2 Pillsbury based recipes that I’m trying this week. The Baked Rigatoni with Turkey that I’m preparing was originally made with Ground Beef but as I do with a lot of recipes I put my little spin on them. To make the dish I’ll need; 2 1/2 cups uncooked Rigatoni Pasta (about 7 oz) – I used Racconto Rigatoni, 1 lb Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast, 1 jar (23.9 oz) Ragu Mushroom Sauce, 1 1/2 cups Sargento Shredded Mozzarella Cheese (6 oz), 1/4 cup Kraft Reduced Fat Grated Parmesan Cheese, and Dried Basil Leaves.

 

 

Ready for the oven….

Then to prepare it; I started by preheating the oven to 350°F. Next spray 11×7-inch (2-quart) glass baking dish with Pam Cooking Spray. Cook and drain the Pasta as directed on package, using the minimum cooking time. Meanwhile, in 10-inch nonstick skillet, cook the Jenni – O Turkey over medium-high heat about 12 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly cooked; drain.

 

 

 

 

….and done!

In the baking dish, stir together cooked Pasta, Turkey, Sauce and 1 cup of the Mozzarella Cheese. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup Mozzarella Cheese and the Parmesan Cheese. Bake uncovered for 20 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Garnish with the Basil and serve! I have another one of those “keeper recipes”, it turned out great! Rigatoni is incredible all by itself, but add in the Turkey, Sauce, and Cheese and you have a winning dish. I always substitute Beef with Jennie – O Turkey or Wild Idea Buffalo. Ground Buffalo would go great with also. I’ve left the original Pillsbury recipe and web link at the end of the post.

 

 

To go with Pasta I baked a loaf of the La Brea Bakery Multi Grain Loaf Bread. For Dessert/Snack later tonight a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Peach Snapple.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Baked Rigatoni with Turkey

Ingredients

2 1/2 cups uncooked Rigatoni Pasta (about 7 oz), I used Racconto Rigatoni
1 lb Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast
1 jar (23.9 oz) Ragu Mushroom Sauce
1 1/2 cups Sargento Shredded Mozzarella Cheese (6 oz)
1/4 cup Kraft Reduced Fat Grated Parmesan Cheese
Dried Basil Leaves, if desired

Steps

1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 11×7-inch (2-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. Cook and drain Pasta as directed on package, using minimum cook time.
2 Meanwhile, in 10-inch nonstick skillet, cook Turkey over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly cooked; drain.
3 In baking dish, stir together cooked Pasta, Turkey, Sauce and 1 cup of the Mozzarella Cheese. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup Mozzarella Cheese and the Parmesan Cheese.
4 Bake uncovered 20 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Garnish with basil.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories 270
Total Fat 8g0%
Saturated Fat 3 1/2g0%
Sodium 440mg 0% Total Carbohydrate 27g0%
Dietary Fiber 4g0%
Protein 22g

Leftovers: Healthy Harvest Turkey Lasagna and Baked French Bread

June 12, 2017 at 5:07 PM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products, Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Pasta | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Leftovers – Healthy Harvest Turkey Lasagna and Baked French Bread

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I fried up a couple of Jennie – O Turkey Breakfast Sausage Patties, some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns, toasted a slice of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread, and had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. After Breakfast I headed up the road to the local Kroger, I needed Bread and a few items. They say we are in a stretch of hot and humid days. Don’t mind the heat but I can’t stand the humidity. Did some cleaning outside before it got too bad and then I was in the rest of the day. For Dinner tonight its Leftover Healthy Harvest Turkey Lasagna.

 

 

I had 2 portions of the Lasagna in the freezer that I had sat in the fridge overnight to thaw. Then when it was time for Dinner I put it in a microwavable bowl and heated it up. The Lasagna holds up very good being froze and reheated. When heated, I added some Kraft Reduced Fat Grated Parmesan Cheese to top it off and served! It came out delicious, so glad that I can freeze the leftovers for future Dinner! Below I’ve left a past post that has the ingredients and cooking instructions below. For Dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

As usual I’m using Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast, which I had in the freezer so I sat it in the fridge to thaw overnight. I use the recipe that’s on back of the Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Lasagna Box as a guide. Making changes to some of the ingredients to reduce calories and carbs. I used the following; 1lb Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast, 3 cups (26 oz jar) Ragu Pasta Sauce, Sliced Mushrooms (optional), 1 cup Water, 1 3/4 cups (15 oz container) Kroger Part Skim Milk Ricotta Cheese, 2 cups (8 oz) or more Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Mozzarella Cheese (divided), 1/2 cup grated Kraft Parmesan Cheese, 1/2 cup chopped fresh Parsley, 1/2 tsp Sea Salt, 1/4 tsp ground Black Pepper, and 6 pieces Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Lasagna, uncooked. Cutting calories and carbs by using Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast and the Kroger Part Skim Milk Ricotta Cheese, Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Pasta, and Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Cheese.

 

 

Ready for the oven…..

Then to prepare it, Heat oven to 350°F. In a skillet, over medium-high heat, brown Turkey; season to taste and drain of excess fat. Add the Pasta Sauce, Mushrooms, and Water; simmer about 10 minutes. Pour about 1 cup Sauce on bottom of a 13×9 foil pan. Arrange 3 UNCOOKED pasta pieces lengthwise over sauce; cover with 1 cup sauce. Spread one-half Ricotta Cheese and Mozzarella Cheese over Sauce. Repeat layers of RONZONI HEALTHY HARVEST LASAGNA, Sauce and Ricotta Cheese, Mozzarella. Top with layer of RONZONI HEALTHY HARVEST LASAGNA and remaining Sauce; sprinkle with Mozzarella Cheese. Cover with foil. Bake 45 minutes. Remove foil; bake additional 10 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting.

 

 

…and done!

The Lasagna comes out perfect, love this recipe! Everything tasted so fresh and as usual the Jennie -O Turkey was the star bringing everything together to make one delicious dish! Plenty of leftovers for another meal or to freeze for later use. I’ve frozen this several times and it always comes out great after reheating. I left the original recipe at the bottom of the post. With just a few changes I saved on calories, carbs, and fat grams. The original recipe is at the end of the post. I also baked a loaf of Pillsbury French Bread. I really don’t need Bread to go with Lasagna but Mom and Dad wanted some.

 

 

 

 

Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Whole Grain Lasagna

Ingredients

1 lb ground beef
3 cups (26 oz jar) spaghetti sauce
1 small container of baby bella mushrooms, sliced
1 1/2 cups water
1 3/4 cups (15 oz container) ricotta or small curd cottage cheese
2 cups (8 oz) shredded Mozzarella or Monterey Jack cheese, divided
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 eggs
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
9 pieces RONZONI HEALTHY HARVEST LASAGNA, uncooked

Directions

Heat oven to 350°F. In 3-quart saucepan over medium-high heat, brown meat; drain. Add spaghetti sauce, mushrooms, and water; simmer about 10 minutes. Meanwhile, in medium bowl, stir together ricotta cheese, one-half mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, eggs, parsley, salt and pepper. 5. Pour about 1 cup sauce on bottom of 13×9-inch baking dish. Arrange 3 UNCOOKED pasta pieces lengthwise over sauce; cover with 1 cup sauce. Spread one-half cheese filling over sauce. Repeat layers of RONZONI HEALTHY HARVEST LASAGNA, sauce and cheese filling. Top with layer of RONZONI HEALTHY HARVEST LASAGNA and remaining sauce; sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Cover with foil. Bake 45 minutes. Remove foil; bake additional 10 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting.

Nutritional Info
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 277.3
Total Fat: 9.7 g
Cholesterol: 75.8 mg
Sodium: 519.1 mg
Total Carbs: 25.1 g
Dietary Fiber: 3.3 g
Protein: 23.9 g

Avocado Turkey Burger

June 4, 2017 at 4:57 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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I’m passing along a recipe I came across at the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine, Avocado Turkey Burger. It’s made using Jennie-O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast. Check out the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine,  it has a great selection of Diabetic Friendly recipes also. http://diabeticgourmet.com/

 

 

Avocado Turkey Burger
Ingredients

1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 (16-ounce) package Jennie-O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast
2 teaspoons no-salt seasoning
5 small whole wheat buns
5 slices light Cheddar cheese
1 avocado, peeled and diced

Directions

1 – Drain applesauce in a strainer to eliminate excess liquid. Mix ground turkey, applesauce and no-salt seasoning.
2 – Form mixture into 5 patties. Cook patties according to package directions. Always cook to well-done, 165F as measured by a meat thermometer.
3 – Place burgers on bun bottoms. Top with cheese and avocado. Cover with bun top.
Always cook to an internal temperature of 165F.

 

Nutritional Information (Per Serving)
Calories: 240
Protein: 30g
Sodium: 410 mg
Cholesterol: 50 mg
Fat: 6g
Saturated Fat: 2.5g
Dietary Fiber: 2g
Sugars: 3g
Carbohydrates: 15g
http://diabeticgourmet.com/recipes/html/1327.shtml

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