Kitchen Hint of the Week!

November 15, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Microwave your Lemons………

Get more juice out of your Lemons by microwaving it whole for around 20-30 seconds on high. It’s just enough time to release the juices, but be careful not to go overboard and dry the flesh out.

Diabetic Dessert of the Week -Apple-Cranberry Crêpes

November 7, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dessert of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is -Apple-Cranberry Crêpes. Another Fall Dessert with this week’s recipe of Apple-Cranberry Crêpes. Made using Baking Apples (Gala or Jonathan apples), Tart Apple (Granny Smith apple), Dried Cranberries, Lemon Juice, Spices, Orange Juice, Sugar Substitute, Prepared Crêpes, and No-Sugar-Added Low-Fat Vanilla Ice Cream. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you’ll find a huge assortment of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes Management Tips, Diabetes News, and more! Plus you can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. I’ve left a link to subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine at the end of the post. So Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Apple-Cranberry Crêpes
These fantastic crêpes — complete with no-sugar-added low-fat vanilla ice cream — can serve as a delicious dessert to top off your meal or a sweet seasonal snack to break up a dreary afternoon.

Ingredients
Nonstick cooking spray
1 large baking apple, such as Gala or Jonathan, peeled, cored, and cut into 6 wedges
1 large tart apple, such as Granny Smith, peeled, cored, and cut into 6 wedges
1/4 cup dried sweetened cranberries or cherries
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon plus 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon, divided
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves or allspice
1 tablespoon diet margarine
1/4 cup orange juice
1 tablespoon sugar substitute
3/4 teaspoon cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
4 prepared crêpes
1 cup no-sugar-added low-fat vanilla ice cream

Directions
1 – Spray slow cooker with cooking spray.

2 – Place apple wedges, cranberries, lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves in slow cooker; toss to coat. Cover; cook on LOW 2 hours. Stir margarine into apple mixture just until melted.

3 – Combine orange juice, sugar substitute, cornstarch, and almond extract in small bowl; stir until cornstarch dissolves. Stir into apples; mix well. Cover; cook on HIGH 15 minutes to thicken sauce slightly.

4 – Place 1 crepe on each of 4 dessert plates. Spoon apple mixture evenly down center of each crêpe. Fold edges over; turn crêpes with seam side down on plates. Sprinkle with remaining 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon.

5 – Heat filled crêpes in microwave, if desired, according to directions on package. Serve with ice cream, if desired.

Tip: Prepared crêpes can be found in the produce section.

Yield: 4 servings.

Serving size: 3 apple wedges with about 1 tablespoon sauce, 1 crêpe, and 1/4 cup ice cream.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 235 calories, Carbohydrates: 34 g, Protein: 6 g, Fat: 9 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 101 mg, Sodium: 221 mg, Fiber: 3 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/apple-cranberry-crepes/

 

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Kitchen Hint of the Week!

November 6, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Just a pat of butter………….

To prevent butter from over-browning in your pan, add a little bit of lemon juice.

Sunday’s Chicken Dinner Recipe – Easy South-of-the-Border Grilled Chicken for Diabetics

September 22, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Diabetes Self Management, Sunday's Chicken Dinner | Leave a comment
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This week’s Sunday’s Chicken Dinner Recipe is – Easy South-of-the-Border Grilled Chicken for Diabetics. An easy prepared and delicious recipe for Easy South-of-the-Border Grilled Chicken for Diabetics. You’ll need; 4 Small Skinless and Boneless Chicken Breasts,Reduced Fat Sour Cream, Lemon Juice, and 1 Packet of Reduced Sodium Taco Seasoning. So fire that grill up and Enjoy a great Chicken Dinner! Its only 201 calories and 5 carbs per serving (1 Chicken Breast). You can find this recipe along with all the other Diabetes Friendly Recipes at the Diabetes Self Management website. You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine at the site, one of my favorites. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Easy South-of-the-Border Grilled Chicken for Diabetics
Preparation time: 5 minutes. Cooking time: 20 minutes.

Ingredients
1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 packet taco seasoning (If watching sodium, look for reduced-sodium taco seasoning.)
4 small skinless, boneless, chicken breasts

Directions
In a medium bowl, mix together sour cream, lemon juice, and taco seasoning with a wire whisk. Rinse chicken breasts and pat dry. Dip chicken breasts in sour cream mixture and coat evenly. Grill breasts for about 10 minutes on each side or until done. Serve. If a grill is not available, you can also sauté the chicken breasts on the stovetop in a skillet coated with nonstick cooking spray over medium to medium-low heat.

Yield: 4 servings.

Serving size: 1 breast.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 201 calories, Carbohydrates: 5 g, Protein: 26 g, Fat: 7 g, Saturated Fat: 3.5 g, Cholesterol: 74 mg, Sodium: 639 mg, Fiber: 0 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/easy-south-of-the-border-grilled-chicken/


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Kitchen Hint of the Day!

September 20, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Grab the lemon juice…………..

If you’ve been cooking with berries and your hands are stained, try removing the berry juice stains with a bit of lemon juice.

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

September 17, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Unstick that Rice……………….

If your rice tends to stick together when you cook it, add a teaspoon of lemon juice to the water when boiling. Your stick rice problem will be gone.

Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week – Saltimbocca Turkey Burger

September 6, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | 1 Comment
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This week’s Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week is a Saltimbocca Turkey Burger. Made using JENNIE-O® Lean Turkey Burger Patties along with Mayo, Garlic, Lemon Juice, Baby Spinach, Prosciutto, Roasted Red Pepper Strips, and all served on a Split and Toasted Ciabatta Roll. The Burger is only 310 calories and 18 net carbs! You can find this recipe at the Jennie – O Turkey website. Enjoy and Make the SWITCH in 2019! https://www.jennieo.com/

Saltimbocca Turkey Burger
This tasty Italian burger recipe takes a lean turkey patty and dresses it up in garlic and lemon juice, tops it with veggies and prosciutto and still keeps it under 300 calories per serving. Classy!

INGREDIENTS
1 (16-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Lean Turkey Burger Patties
⅓ cup fat-free mayonnaise
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon lemon juice
4 ciabatta rolls, split and toasted
1 cup baby spinach leaves
2 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto
½ cup roasted red pepper strips, drained

DIRECTIONS
1) Cook turkey patties as specified on package. Always cook to well done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer.
2) In small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, garlic and lemon juice. Spread on both cut sides of each roll.
3) Place turkey patties on bottom halves of rolls.
4) Top with baby spinach, prosciutto and red pepper. Cover with roll tops.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING

Calories 310
Protein 29g
Carbohydrates 21g
Fiber 3g
Sugars 3g
Fat 12g
Cholesterol 95mg
Sodium 680mg
Saturated Fat 3.5g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/787-saltimbocca-turkey-burger

Diabetic Dish of the Week – Whole Wheat Flatbreads with Tomato-Avocado Salsa

August 27, 2019 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 a Whole Wheat Flatbreads with Tomato-Avocado Salsa. One Delicious and Diabetic Friendly Appetizer! Made using; Plum Tomatoes, Avocado, Red Onion, Jalapeño Pepper, Lemon Juice, Cilantro and all served on a Whole Wheat Flatbread. You can find this recipe at the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes Management Tips, Diabetes News, and more. You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self-Management Magazine, one of my favorite Magazines! I left that link to subscribe at the end of the post. So Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Whole Wheat Flatbreads with Tomato-Avocado Salsa
Looking to add a bit of south-of-the-border style to your next garden party? High-fiber whole grains and homemade salsa make this zesty app a winner!

Ingredients
1 1/2 cups plum tomatoes, seeded and finely chopped
1 avocado, cut into 1/4-inch cubes
1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
1 to 2 tablespoons finely chopped jalapeño pepper*
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons cilantro, finely chopped
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups white whole wheat flour or 1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour and 1/4 cup white flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
7/8 to 1 cup water
1/2 cup all-purpose flour for rolling
2 tablespoons melted butter (optional)

Directions
1 – Combine salsa ingredients in medium bowl. Cover and let chill.

2 – To make flatbreads, mix white whole wheat flour and salt in medium bowl. Make a well in center of flour. Add water gradually while mixing dough. (Depending on the type of flour, the amount of water needed may vary slightly.) (Dough should be soft and easy to roll into a ball.) Knead dough 1 to 2 minutes until smooth and elastic. Cover and let sit 10 minutes or longer.

3 – Preheat oven to broil. Lightly spray baking sheets with cooking spray. Place 1/2 cup all-purpose flour for rolling in shallow container.

4 – Divide dough into 8 balls. Press to flatten. Roll each flat ball in flour. Then roll each flat ball into approximately 1/4-inch-thick oval.

5 – Place 3 to 4 flatbreads on baking sheet. Broil 2 to 3 minutes (the flatbreads will puff) about 5 to 6 inches from heat source until top is light brown. Turn over and broil 1 to 2 minutes until light brown. If desired, lightly brush tops of flatbreads with butter to keep them moist. Serve immediately or place in airtight container to serve later. Just before serving, top with salsa.

*Note: Jalapeño peppers can sting and irritate the skin, so wear rubber gloves when handling peppers and do not touch your eyes.

Yield: 8 servings.

Serving size: 1 flatbread with 2 tablespoons salsa per serving.
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/snacks-appetizers/whole-wheat-flatbreads-with-tomato-avocado-salsa/

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“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – LEMONY ANGEL HAIR TOSS

August 26, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Diabetic Gourmet Magazine, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is a LEMONY ANGEL HAIR TOSS. Made using; Dreamfields Angel Hair Pasta, Olive Oil, Lemon Juice, Baby Arugula, Cherry Tomatoes, Shredded Parmesan Cheese, and Toasted Pine Nuts. The recipe is from one of my favorite sites the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes. Be sure to check it out for any meal recipes or ideas. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

LEMONY ANGEL HAIR TOSS
Ingredients

1 box Dreamfields Angel Hair
1/3 cup olive oil
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups packed baby arugula
2 cups halved cherry and/or grape tomatoes, assorted colors if possible
1/3 cup freshly shredded Parmesan cheese
1/3 cup toasted pine nuts (optional)
Salt and pepper (optional)

Directions

1 – Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain; rinse in cold water or in ice water until completely cooled and drain well.
2 – Meanwhile, in small bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice and salt. Toss with pasta.
3 – Add arugula, tomatoes and cheese to pasta. Toss gently to combine. Sprinkle with pine nuts and season with salt and pepper, if desired. Serve at room temperature or chilled.

Recipe Yield: Makes 8 servings.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 262
Calories from fat: 37
Fat: 11 grams
Fiber: 5 grams
Sodium: 143 milligrams
Cholesterol: 2 milligrams
Protein: 8 grams
Carbohydrates: 0 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/lemony-angel-hair-toss

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

July 26, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | 2 Comments
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Just a bit of Lemon Juice……………..

To prevent butter from over-browning in your pan, add a little bit of lemon juice.

Thank you to one of my neighbors for passing this hint along!

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