“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Creamy Potato-Cauliflower Soup

March 14, 2022 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Diabetes Self Management, Meatless Monday, Vegetarian | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is a Creamy Potato-Cauliflower Soup. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Frozen Cauliflower Florets, Water, Skim Milk, Garlic Diet Margarine, Salt, Pepper, Sour Cream, and Shredded Reduced Fat Sharp Cheddar Cheese. There’s 179 calories and 23 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 2022! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Creamy Potato-Cauliflower Soup
Looking for a healthy dish to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? Irish eyes will be smiling on this creamy and comforting soup, packed with the deliciousness of potatoes and cheese. The addition of cauliflower florets to the mix keeps the carb content down but the flavor high!

Ingredients
1 pound frozen cauliflower florets, thawed
1/4 cup water
2 cups fat-free (skim) milk
2 cups mashed potatoes (see tip)
4 to 5 medium green onions, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
2 tablespoons diet margarine
3/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
3/4 cup fat-free sour cream
6 tablespoons (1 1/2 ounces) shredded, reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese

Directions
Yield: 6 servings
Serving size: 1 cup soup, 2 tablespoons sour cream, 1 tablespoon cheese, and about 1 tablespoon green onions

1. Bring cauliflower and water to a boil in large saucepan over high heat. Reduce heat. Cover. Simmer 12 to 14 minutes, or until tender. Transfer cauliflower, any remaining water, and 1 cup milk into blender. Cover. Holding lid securely, process until puréed.

2. Return cauliflower mixture to saucepan. Add potatoes, all but 1/3 cup green onions, garlic, and remaining 1 cup milk. Stir until blended. Cook on medium-low heat 10 minutes. Add margarine, salt, if desired, and pepper. Stir until margarine is melted. Garnish with equal amounts sour cream, cheese, and remaining green onions.

Tip: To make 2 cups nutritious mashed potatoes, mash 1 pound boiled baking potatoes with 2 tablespoons diet margarine and 1/4 to 1/3 cup fat-free (skim) milk.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 179 calories, Carbohydrates: 27 g, Protein: 10 g, Fat: 4 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 12 mg, Sodium: 271 mg, Fiber: 4 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/soups-stews/creamy-potato-cauliflower-soup/

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Happy Thanksgiving……

November 25, 2021 at 5:41 PM | Posted in Aunt Millie's Live Carb Smart, Bob Evan's, Ham, Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Full Thanksgiving Dinner

I would like to wish each and everyone of you a Happy Thanksgiving! Just a short Dinner Post tonight as we are enjoying Thanksgiving Dinner at our house with a few family members. Me and Mom made a full Thanksgiving Day Menu.

 

 

We had Roasted Turkey, Baked Ham, Mashed Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes Casserole, Green Beans, Baked Amish Beans, Sweet Corn Kernels, Stuffing, and Baked Rolls. Then Mom baked a Pumpkin Pie, Pecan Pie, Chocolate Pie, and Apple Pie. The Pies were made using Splenda Sugar Substitute. Time to take a nap! Hope all of you are having a Happy Thanksgiving. Stay Safe and Take Care!

Appetizer of the Week – Mashed Potato Puffs

November 20, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Appetizer of the Week, Appetizers, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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This week’s Appetizer of the Week is – Mashed Potato Puffs. To make this week’s Dish you’ll be needing Mashed Potatoes, Broccoli, Egg Whites, and Shredded Parmesan Cheese. There’s only 63 calories and 7 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 2021! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Mashed Potato Puffs
Low carb, fluffy, and the perfect accompaniment to meat or poultry!

Ingredients
1 cup prepared mashed potatoes
1/2 cup finely chopped broccoli or spinach
2 egg whites
4 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese, divided

Directions
Yield: 18 puffs
Serving size: 3 puffs

1 – Preheat oven to 400°F. Spray 18 mini (1 3/4-inch) muffin cups with nonstick cooking spray.

2 – Combine mashed potatoes, broccoli, egg whites and 2 tablespoons cheese in large bowl; mix well. Spoon evenly into prepared muffin cups. Top evenly with remaining 2 tablespoons cheese.

3 – Bake 20 to 23 minutes or until golden brown. To remove from pan, gently run knife around outer edges and lift out with fork. Serve warm.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 63 calories, Carbohydrates: 8 g, Protein: 32 g, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 2 mg, Sodium: 99 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/snacks-appetizers/mashed-potato-puffs/

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Make-Ahead Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes

November 6, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell Website and Magazine it’s Make-Ahead Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes. Find Time Saving, Delicious, and Healthy Make-Ahead Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes with recipes including Maple-Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Creamy Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes, and Cornbread and Oyster-Mushroom Stuffing. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. You can also subscribe to one of my favorite Magazines, the EatingWell Magazine. So find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Make-Ahead Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes
Find healthy Thanksgiving side dishes to make ahead including cranberry, mashed potato, squash and green bean recipes.

Maple-Roasted Sweet Potatoes
In this easy vegetable side dish recipe, sweet potatoes are tossed with maple syrup, butter and lemon juice and are roasted until tender and golden brown. The delicious glaze that forms on these maple-roasted sweet potatoes transform this ultra-simple dish into something sublime……

Creamy Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes
These mashed potatoes can be served right away or made up to two days in advance, making your Thanksgiving or any other meal as easy as can be!…..

Cornbread and Oyster-Mushroom Stuffing
Mushrooms are a rich, meaty addition in this healthy cornbread stuffing recipe. Here we use oyster mushrooms, but you can use any variety you like. If you have time, bake the cornbread a day or two in advance so it has time to dry out a bit, which lets it absorb the flavors more readily……

* Click the link below to get all the Make-Ahead Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes
https://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/21864/holidays-occasions/thanksgiving/side-dishes/make-ahead/

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

October 10, 2021 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Kicked up Mashed Potatoes…….

Next time you make Mashed Potatoes try this; Squeeze some fresh lemon juice into your Mashed Potatoes instead of butter or oil. Season with freshly ground black pepper for a no added fat mash that is flavorful and goes great with roast chicken.

Corn and Potato Mini Pancakes with Salsa

June 27, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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I have a recipe for a Corn and Potato Mini Pancakes with Salsa to pass along. To make this recipe you’ll be needing Mashed Potatoes, Frozen Corn Kernels, Egg, Seasoned Breadcrumbs, and Canola Oil. Also included is a recipe for the Salsa. 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

Corn and Potato Mini Pancakes with Salsa
Got leftover mashed potatoes? Put them to tasty use by making these southwestern-style potato pancakes studded with kernels of corn and served with a side of fresh tomato, sweet pepper and jalapeño salsa.

Recipe Ingredients:
Corn and Potato Mini Pancakes:
2 cups mashed Idaho potatoes (prepared according to package directions using half of a 22 ounce bag frozen Idaho mashed potatoes)
2 cups frozen corn kernels (thawed) or cooked corn cut off the ear
1 large egg, slightly beaten
1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
1/2 cup canola oil (for frying)

Salsa:
1/2 cup finely chopped yellow bell pepper
1/2 cup finely chopped green bell pepper
4 plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1 tablespoon minced jalapeño pepper
1/2 cup chopped red onion
Juice of 1/2 fresh lime

Cooking Directions:
1 – For Corn and Potato Mini Pancakes: In a medium mixing bowl, combine potatoes, corn and egg; mix well with a spoon.
2 – Place bread crumbs in a shallow bowl. Using clean hands, form mixture into 1 1/2inch diameter patties; dip each pattie in bread crumbs, coating both sides.
3 – Over medium heat, in a large non-stick skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of the canola oil until hot. Fry the patties, a few at a time, for 2 minutes, or until golden brown on the bottom; flip and cook another 2 minutes on the second side. (If flatter, more crispy cakes are desired, flatten cakes while cooking with a metal spatula).
4 – Transfer finished cakes to a baking sheet and keep in a warm oven (200°F / 95°C) until all cakes are cooked. Transfer cakes to a serving platter and serve with salsa, if desired.
5 – For Salsa: Combine all ingredients in bowl and allow flavors to marry for about 30 minutes before using.
Makes 30 corn cakes.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/sidedish/corn_and_potato_mini_pancakes_with_salsa_recipe.html

Happy Easter Everyone!

April 4, 2021 at 2:49 PM | Posted in cooking, Food | Leave a comment
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Happy Easter Everyone!

There will be no Dinner post this evening. Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Easter. It’s a perfect Spring Easter Day here, 74 degrees and sunny out! Well Happy Easter All, Stay Safe and Take Care!

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

January 1, 2021 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Spice up those Mashed Potatoes……………

Add cream cheese to your mashed potatoes so they are extra creamy. Add boursin cheese for potatoes that rich, creamy, and lighter in calories. Add a teaspoon of Wasabi powder for spicy Japanese style potatoes. Mash your potatoes with Greek yogurt to make a healthier version that is still creamy and tangy.

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

November 30, 2020 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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How Long You Can Keep Leftover Mashed Potatoes……………..

Mashed potatoes should easily last three to five days in the fridge if stored correctly and within two hours of cooking. This means ensuring there isn’t any moisture buildup under the lid that could encourage the growth of bacteria.

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

November 24, 2020 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Mashed Potatoes……………..

Add cream cheese to your mashed potatoes so they are extra creamy. Add boursin cheese for potatoes that rich, creamy, and lighter in calories. Add a teaspoon of Wasabi powder for spicy Japanese style potatoes. Mash your potatoes with Greek yogurt to make a healthier version that is still creamy and tangy. You can also add minced garlic or garlic powder which enhances potatoes, especially when followed by a healthy sprinkling of shredded cheese. Bottled ranch dressing or dry ranch dressing mix offers a zesty kick. Other favorites are dill, chives and crumbled bacon. Enjoy those Mashed Taters!

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