Easy Soup Recipes for Lunch

January 21, 2016 at 6:10 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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Have a filling and healthy lunch with these Easy Soup Recipes for Lunch. You’ll find lentil soup recipes, bean soup recipes, chicken soup recipes and more. You can find all these recipes and more on the EatingWell website. http://www.eatingwell.com/

 
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Make a delicious lunch with our easy soup recipes.
Soups are a healthy and easy lunch to make ahead and reheat while at work. Our easy soup recipes for lunch, including lentil soup recipes, bean soup recipes, chicken soup recipes and more, are delicious ideas for a satisfying lunch. Make a big pot of soup over the weekend, and you’ll have lunch made for the week! Try our Curried Red Lentil Soup for a zesty, low-calorie soup recipe or Chilly Dilly Cucumber Soup for a cold soup for the warmer months.

 

 

Curried Red Lentil Soup
This soup is inspired by the Indian side dish dal; the Hindi word means “split” and refers to the split peas or lentils used in its preparation. Fragrant ginger, curry, cinnamon and cumin add lots of rich flavor….

 
Chilly Dilly Cucumber Soup
This cold cucumber-dill soup has a surprisingly seductive taste. The secret is that both the broth and the yogurt garnish are loaded with fresh (never dried) dill and chives. Serve as a starter or a light lunch entree. The recipe calls for “handfuls” of herbs; if you are relying on the grocery store instead of the garden or farmers’ market, you’ll need about one large bunch or one to two 2- to 3-ounce packets. Recipe by Nancy Baggett for EatingWell……

 
White Bean Soup (Fassoulatha)
A simple, rich stew of white beans. Serve with Mediterranean Tuna Panini…..

 

 

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Diabetic Meals in Minutes: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

December 17, 2015 at 5:59 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website it’s Diabetic Meals in Minutes: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Save time and eat healthier with these tips and recipes. The Diabetic Living Online website has an incredible selection of healthy, delicious, and Diabetic Friendly recipes. So check it out soon! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 

 

 

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Save time when making breakfast, lunch, or dinner by starting with convenient purchased products. In return, you’ll get a delicious 10-minute breakfast, 15-minute lunch, or 20-minute dinner made with healthier ingredients.

 

 

Meals in Minutes

Who has time to cook delicious, healthful meals? You do! Check out our collection of 10-minute, 15-minute, and 20-minute breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. You’ll be thrilled with the delicious, better-for-you dishes you can make at a moment’s notice.

 

 

Peanut Butter and Banana Breakfast Sandwich

This sandwich (also called The Elvis) isn’t complicated, and it makes an incredibly filling breakfast.

Quick fix: Our favorite way to make it is with Sara Lee Delightful 100% Whole Wheat with Honey Bread — it’s soft and toasts perfectly. We also like Smucker’s Reduced Fat Natural Style Creamy Peanut Butter because it’s low in sodium and has no added sugars…..

 
Quick Breakfast Pizza

We love thin buns for sandwiches — and now for pizzas, too! Top sandwich thins with fresh mushrooms, green peppers, egg whites, and turkey pepperoni for a fun and tasty breakfast.

Quick fix: The Pepperidge Farm Deli Flats 7 Grain were a favorite in our Diabetic Living What to Eat seal of approval contest……

 
Peach-Blueberry Parfaits

Enjoy this sweet treat as a snack or a better-for-you dessert by combining yogurt with fruit, cereal, and a sprinkle of ground cinnamon.

Quick fix: Our favorite parfait topper is Kashi GoLean Crunch!, and we love all the flavor options in the 80-calorie, 6-ounce cartons of Dannon Light & Fit fat-free yogurt…….

 

 

 

* Click the link below to get all the Diabetic Meals in Minutes: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/30-minute/10-15-20-minute-meals

Light Lunches

October 28, 2015 at 5:16 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website it’s all about Light Lunches. Low-Calorie lunches that are 350 calories or less. Eat healthy and fell better! All from the EatingWell website, which has a fantastic selection of Healthy and delicious recipes. http://www.eatingwell.com/

 
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Delicious healthy lunch ideas for 350 calories or less.
Trying to eat better? Fast-food, vending machines and rushing out the door make healthy lunch one of the biggest challenges for many people. Dig into one of these easy, low-calorie lunches—all have just 350 calories or less and will keep you satisfied all afternoon.

 
BBQ Chicken Sandwich
Toss leftover cooked chicken with barbecue sauce and crunchy carrots for a quick and healthy lunch…..

 
Broccoli-Cheese Chowder
This satisfying remake of broccoli chowder benefits from the creamy texture of cooked potatoes and smooth, tangy reduced-fat sour cream instead of getting its richness from as much as a cup each of cream and cheese. Not only is the flavor vibrant, but a single serving gives you over half of the daily recommendation for vitamin C….

 

 

Chopped Greek Salad with Chicken
Chicken turns this Greek-inspired salad into a substantial main course. Feel free to substitute other chopped fresh vegetables, such as broccoli or bell peppers, for the tomatoes or cucumber. Use leftover chicken, store-roasted chicken or quickly poach a couple boneless, skinless chicken breasts while you prepare the rest of the salad. Serve with pita bread and hummus….

 

 

* Click the link below to get all the Light Lunches
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Quick Light Lunches

July 29, 2015 at 5:02 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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Saving money and time with still having a delicious and healthy lunch. You can have it all with these Quick Light Lunches from the EatingWell website! The EatingWell website is stocked full of delicious and healthy recipes and ideas. http://www.eatingwell.com/

 
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Low-calorie lunch recipes that are quick to prepare.
Save your waistline and your wallet with these quick and packable low-calorie lunch options. Our low-calorie sandwich recipes, low-calorie salad recipes and more low-calorie lunches are perfect to pack for the office.

 

 

Tuscan-Style Tuna Salad
This streamlined version of a northern Italian idea is perfect for a summer evening: no-fuss, no-cook and big taste. You can even make it ahead and store it, covered, in the refrigerator for several days. If you do, use it as a wrap filling for the next day’s lunch…….

 
BLT Salad
Here’s a salad version of America’s favorite sandwich. We use shredded tomato as a base for the creamy tomato-and-chive dressing—adding great tang and flavor along with extra vitamin C……

 
Salmon Salad Sandwich
Salmon salad served on tangy pumpernickel bread makes for an easy dinner—a double batch will give you lunch the next day……

 

 

* Click the link below to get all the Quick Light Lunches

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Budget Low-Calorie Lunches

July 28, 2015 at 5:32 AM | Posted in Eating Well | 2 Comments
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Budget Low-Calorie Lunches

Save money and still eat a healthy lunch with these Budget Low-Calorie Lunches. It’s all from the EatingWell website, which is not only a great website but also has an incredible Magazine! http://www.eatingwell.com/

 
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Stay slim with these cheap and healthy lunch ideas.
Packing up a healthy lunch can help you keep calories in check at your midday meal. These slimming lunches are budget-friendly to boot. Try our delicious salads, pastas, soups and more for a satisfying lunch!

 
Spicy Butternut Squash Soup
This silky-smooth butternut soup gets a hit of spice from chipotle, cloves and cumin. Adapted from Chef Jesús González, Chef of La Cocina Que Canta at Rancho La Puerta…….

 
Chopped Ham & Apple Salad with Creamy Parmesan Dressing
This healthy main-course chopped salad recipe pairs bitter escarole and radicchio with sweet apple, smoky ham and crunchy pecans. But the pairing possibilities are limitless—you can also use cooked chicken and tangerines instead of ham and apples or bell pepper in place of the radishes. Serve with pumpernickel bread toasted with extra-sharp Cheddar cheese……

 
Winter Vegetable Dal
This southern-Indian-inspired vegetable dal recipe is rich and creamy thanks to light coconut milk and gets exotic flavor from spice-infused coconut oil. Serve with flatbread or naan…….

 

 

* Click the link below to get all the Budget Low-Calorie Lunches

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Kitchen Hints of the Day!

July 28, 2015 at 5:30 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Before long some of you will be packing school lunches for the kids. Here’s some handy hints on packing……..

 
* Stock ready-to-go snacks in the fridge, freezer and cupboard. Single servings of grapes, baby carrots, snap peas, crackers and pretzels can be prepared the night before, or even on Sunday for the whole week! Preparing the night before is not only a time-saver, but it leaves you with fewer decisions to make in the morning.

 

 

* Fill a thermos with boiling water to heat the core for a few minutes. Spill out the water just before you fill the thermos with soup or an entree. The thermos is now hot and ready for your hot food, and will stay that way longer.
* Freeze puddings, smoothies, drinks, etc: A lot of you freeze those items the night before and then add them to your lunch boxes in the morning. This idea doubles as a ice pack and turns into a cool, slushy/ice cream treat by the time lunch rolls around.

 
* Remove odors from a lunch box by placing inside a slice of bread that has been soaked in white distilled vinegar. Leave overnight.

Jennie – O Turkey – Recipe of the Week – Turkey Caesar Wraps

November 28, 2014 at 8:52 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 a Turkey Caesar Wraps. It’s made with JENNIE-O® DELI FAVORITES® Oven Roasted, Reduced Sodium Turkey Breast, or this would work with any leftover Turkey from the Big Meal. It’s only 300 calories per serving. Happy Thanksgiving everyone! http://www.jennieo.com/

 

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Ingredients
4 tablespoons Caesar dressing
4 (8 to 10-inch) tortillas
12 leaves romaine lettuce
12 ounces chopped JENNIE-O® DELI FAVORITES® Oven Roasted, Reduced Sodium Turkey Breast, from the service deli
1 (7-ounce) jar roasted red peppers, drained and chopped
½ cup finely grated Parmesan cheese

 
Directions
Spread dressing on one side of each tortilla. Place lettuce, turkey breast, red peppers and cheese on tortillas.

Tightly roll up to secure filling.

 

 

Nutritional Information
Calories 300 Fat 15g
Protein 23g Cholesterol 45mg
Carbohydrates 21g Sodium 900mg
Fiber 2g Saturated Fat 3g
Sugars 4g

 
http://www.jennieo.com/recipes/28-Turkey-Caesar-Wraps

 

 

 

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DELI FAVORITES® Oven Roasted, Reduced Sodium Turkey Breast
The taste you want without the sodium. A wonderful alternative if you or your loved ones are on a sodium-reduced diet.

 
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Kitchen Hint of the Day!

October 17, 2014 at 5:21 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Freezing juice boxes is an excellent way to make sure your child’s drink will still be cold at lunchtime. Plus, it keeps everything else in the lunchbox cool.

One of America’s Favorites – Blue-Plate Special

September 22, 2014 at 5:26 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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A typical blue-plate special board, from the Red Arrow Diner in Manchester, New Hampshire

A typical blue-plate special board, from the Red Arrow Diner in Manchester, New Hampshire

* I love this one, “I’m a Foodie!”

 
Blue-plate special or blue plate special is a term used in the United States by restaurants, particularly (but not only) diners and cafes. It refers to a specially low-priced meal, usually changing daily. It typically consists of a “meat and three” (three vegetables), presented on a single plate, often a divided plate rather than on separate dishes. The term was very common from the 1920s through the 1950s. As of 2007, there are still a few restaurants and diners that offer blue-plate specials under that name, sometimes on blue plates, but it is a vanishing tradition. The phrase itself, however, is still a common American colloquial expression.

 

 

A web collection of 1930s prose gives this definition: “A Blue Plate Special is a low-priced daily diner special: a main course with all the fixins, a daily combo, a square for two bits.”
The origin and explanation of the phrase are unclear. Kevin Reed says that “during the Depression, a manufacturer started making plates with separate sections for each part of a meal—like a frozen dinner tray—it seems that for whatever reason they were only available in the color blue.” Michael Quinion cites a dictionary entry indicating that the blue plates were, more specifically, inexpensive divided plates that were decorated with a “blue willow” or similar blue pattern, such as those popularized by Spode and Wedgwood. One of his correspondents says that the first known use of the term is on an October 22, 1892 Fred Harvey Company restaurant menu, and implies that blue-plate specials were regular features at Harvey Houses.

The term became common starting in the late 1920s. A May 27, 1926 advertisement in The New York Times for “The Famous Old Sea Grill Lobster and Chop House” at 141 West 45th Street promises “A La Carte All Hours”, “Moderate Prices”, and “Blue Plate Specials”. A December 2, 1928 article, lamenting the rise in prices that had made it difficult to “dine on a dime”, praises an Ann Street establishment where you can still get “a steak-and-lots-of-onion sandwich for a dime and a “big blue-plate special, with meat course and three vegetables, is purchasable for a quarter, just as it has been for the last ten years.” The first book publication of Damon Runyon’s story, “Little Miss Marker,” was in a 1934 collection entitled Damon Runyon’s Blue Plate Special. A Hollywood columnist wrote in 1940, “Every time Spencer Tracy enters the Metro commissary, executives and minor geniuses look up from their blue plate specials to look at the actor and marvel.” In the 1953 The Honeymooners episode “Suspense,” Ralph, suspecting that Alice plans to murder him with a carving knife, says to Norton, “Did you hear that, pal? She wants to borrow a carving knife. I never thought I’d end up a blue-plate special.”

 

 

A typical blue divided plate used for a blue-plate special

A typical blue divided plate used for a blue-plate special

“No substitutions” was a common policy on blue-plate specials. One 1947 Candid Microphone episode features Allen Funt ordering a blue-plate special and trying to talk the waiter into making various changes, such as replacing the vegetable soup with consommé, while the polite but increasingly annoyed waiter tries in vain to explain to Funt that “no substitutions” means what it says. Our Man in Havana (1958) by Graham Greene has the following exchange regarding an “American blue-plate lunch”:

“Surely you know what a blue-plate is, man? They shove the whole meal at you under your nose, already dished up on your plate – roast turkey, cranberry sauce, sausages and carrots and French Fried. I can’t bear French fried but there’s no pick and choose with a blue-plate.”
“No pick and choose?”
“You eat what you’re given. That’s democracy, man.”

 

 

Blue-plate special in Mullan, Idaho

Blue-plate special in Mullan, Idaho

Road food experts Jane and Michael Stern titled their 2001 guidebook “Blue Plate Specials and Blue Ribbon Chefs: The Heart And Soul Of America’s Great Roadside Restaurants”.

In contemporary use, a “blue-plate special” can be any inexpensive full meal, any daily selection, or merely a whimsical phrasing. A travel columnist says that a Portland, Maine eatery offers “budget blue-plate specials along with more refined fare.” The Turner South cable channel calls a daily movie selection, scheduled at lunchtime, its “blue-plate special”. Mystery writer Abigail Padgett’s second novel about amateur sleuth Blue McCarron is titled The Last Blue Plate Special; no meals here, the blue plates are part of the decor at a clinic where patients are dying mysteriously. A reviewer uses the headline “The Red, White and Blue Plate Special” for a review of a book on “Diners, Bowling Alleys, and Trailer Parks”. Boston Children’s Museum presents a participatory-theatre show, sponsored by health insurer Blue Cross, which teaches good nutrition; the show is called “Blue Plate Special”.

 

Quick Light Lunches – Eating Well

February 28, 2014 at 6:38 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the Eating Well web site, Quick Light Lunches!

 

Low-calorie lunch recipes that are quick to prepare.
Save your waistline and your wallet with these quick and packable low-calorie lunch options. Our low-calorie sandwich recipes, Eating Welllow-calorie salad recipes and more low-calorie lunches are perfect to pack for the office.

 
Tuscan-Style Tuna Salad
This streamlined version of a northern Italian idea is perfect for a summer evening: no-fuss, no-cook and big taste. You can even make it ahead and store it, covered, in the refrigerator for several days. If you do, use it as a wrap filling for the next day’s lunch……

 
BLT Salad
Here’s a salad version of America’s favorite sandwich. We use shredded tomato as a base for the creamy tomato-and-chive dressing—adding great tang and flavor along with extra vitamin C…..

 
* Get these and more Quick Light Lunches by clicking the link below
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/quick_light_lunches?sssdmh=dm17.725105&sssdmh=dm17.0&utm_source=EWDNL&esrc=nwewd022414t

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