“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Cheesy Polenta Casserole

November 23, 2020 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 Polenta Casserole. Another delicious Meatless Recipe from the CooksRecipes website. Just the sound of this makes the mouth water. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Original Flavor Tube Refrigerated Prepared Polenta, Marinara Sauce, Texturized Vegetable Protein, Basil, Shredded Mozzarella Cheese, and Parmesan Cheese. 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 2020! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Cheesy Polenta Casserole
Recipe Ingredients:
1 (16-ounce) tube refrigerated prepared polenta, original flavor
1 (24-ounce) jar marinara sauce
1 cup TVP (Texturized Vegetable Protein)
1 cup chopped fresh basil – divided use
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Cooking Directions:
1 – Remove polenta from packaging and cut it into 1/4-inch slices. Place half of the slices onto the bottom of a 9×9-inch casserole dish.
2 – In a medium, heat-proof bowl, rehydrate TVP with water according to package directions.
3 – Mix the TVP with marinara sauce and spread half of it over polenta slices in casserole dish. Top with half of the chopped basil and half of the mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses. Make another layer with remaining polenta, marinara, and cheeses.
4 – Bake in 350°F (175°C) oven for 30 minutes or until cheeses are browned. Remove casserole from oven and top with fresh basil.
Makes 6 servings.
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“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Caramelized Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries

November 9, 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 – Caramelized Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries. This week’s recipe is made using Vegetable Oil, Brussels Sprouts, Dried Cranberries, Brown Sugar, and Salt. The Dish is 105 calories and 13 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/

Caramelized Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries

Caramelized Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries
Dried cranberries and caramelized brown sugar add a delicious and unexpected twist to these stir-fried Brussels sprouts. Simply cook the Brussels sprouts for 10 minutes, stir in the remaining four ingredients and cook for an additional 5 minutes, and enjoy!

Ingredients
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 pound Brussels sprouts, ends trimmed and discarded, thinly sliced
1/4 cup dried cranberries
2 teaspoons packed brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1 cup

1 – Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add Brussels sprouts; cook and stir 10 minutes or until crisp-tender and beginning to brown. Add cranberries, brown sugar, and salt; cook and stir 5 minutes or until browned.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 105 calories, Carbohydrates: 17 g, Protein: 3 g, Fat: 4 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 317 mg, Fiber: 4 g
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“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Chickpea Burgers

November 2, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Meatless Monday | 2 Comments
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is Chickpea Burgers. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Chickpeas, Carrots, Herbed Croutons, Parsley, Onion, Egg Whites, Garlic, Grated Lemon Peel, Salt, Pepper Cooking Spray, Whole Grain Hamburger Buns, and Tomato Slices. 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/

Chickpea Burgers
Chickpeas, lentils and other legumes are the ideal diabetes management trifecta: They lower blood sugar after meals, lower “bad” (LDL) cholesterol and increase “good” (HDL) cholesterol. Work

some into your meal plan with these tasty vegetarian burgers!

Ingredients
1 can (15 ounces) chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1/3 cup chopped carrots
1/3 cup herbed croutons
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 egg white
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt (optional)
Nonstick cooking spray
4 whole-grain hamburger buns
Tomato slices, lettuce leaves and salsa (optional)

Directions
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1 burger

1. Place chickpeas, carrots, croutons, parsley, onion, egg white, garlic, lemon peel, pepper and salt, if desired, in food processor; process until blended. Shape mixture into 4 patties.

2. Spray large nonstick skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium heat. Cook patties 4 to 5 minutes, or until bottoms are browned. Spray tops of patties with cooking spray; turn and cook 4 to 5 minutes, or until browned.

3. Serve burgers on buns with tomato, lettuce and salsa, if desired.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 271 calories, Carbohydrates: 48 g, Protein: 11 g, Fat: 5 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 1 mg, Sodium: 272 mg, Fiber: 7 g
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“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Lemon Broccoli Pasta

October 26, 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 Lemon Broccoli Pasta. To make this week’s dish you’ll be needing Sliced Green Onions, Garlic, Reduced Sodium Vegetable Broth, Grated Lemon Peel, Black Pepper, Frozen Broccoli Florets, Angel Hair Pasta, Plain NonFat Yogurt, and Grated Reduced Fat Parmesan 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/

Lemon Broccoli Pasta
This pasta tastes so rich and creamy, you’ll never believe it has just 1 gram of fat per serving!

Ingredients
3 tablespoons sliced green onions
1 clove garlic, minced
2 cups reduced-sodium vegetable broth
1 1/2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
2 cups fresh or frozen broccoli florets
3 ounces uncooked angel hair pasta
1/3 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
2 tablespoons grated reduced-fat Parmesan cheese

Directions
Yield: 6 servings
Serving size: 1 cup

1 – Spray large saucepan with nonstick cooking spray; heat over medium heat. Add green onions and garlic; cook and stir 3 minutes or until green onions are tender.

2 – Stir broth, lemon peel, and pepper into saucepan; bring to a boil over high heat. Stir in broccoli and pasta; return to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Simmer, uncovered, 6 to 7 minutes or until pasta is tender, stirring frequently.

3 – Remove from heat. Stir in yogurt until well blended. Let stand 5 minutes. Top with cheese before serving. Garnish as desired.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 120 calories, Carbohydrates: 20 g, Protein: 6 g, Fat: 1 g, Saturated Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 125 mg, Fiber: 2 g
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“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Whole Wheat Ravioli with Garlic Sautéed Vegetables

October 19, 2020 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 – Whole Wheat Ravioli with Garlic Sautéed Vegetables. This week’s Dish is made with BUITONI Refrigerated Whole Wheat Four Cheese Ravioli, Olive Oil, Green Beans, Salt, Pepper, Yellow Summer Squash, Grape Tomatoes, Garlic, and Refrigerated Freshly Shredded Parmesan or Romano Cheese. 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 2020! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Whole Wheat Ravioli with Garlic Sautéed Vegetables

Made with whole wheat four cheese ravioli and fresh, colorful vegetables, this easy-to-make dish is perfect for summer entertaining.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (9-ounce) package BUITONI Refrigerated Whole Wheat Four Cheese Ravioli, prepared according to package directions
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 pound fresh green beans
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 medium yellow summer squash*, quartered and sliced
1/2 cup halved cherry or grape tomatoes
1 tablespoon chopped fresh garlic
1/2 cup BUITONI Refrigerated Freshly Shredded Parmesan or Romano Cheese for sprinkling

Cooking Directions:

1 – Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add green beans, salt and ground black pepper; cook, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes.
2 – Add squash; cook, stirring frequently, for 3 minutes.
3 – Add tomatoes and garlic; cook, stirring frequently, for 2 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
4 – Toss in prepared pasta; cook, stirring frequently, for 3 minutes or until pasta is warm.
5 – Sprinkle with Parmesan or Romano cheese.


Makes 4 servings.

*Crookneck or yellow zucchini. If unavailable, green zucchini can be used in place of the yellow.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories: 340 Calories from Fat: 160 Total Fat: 17 g Saturated Fat: 7 g Cholesterol: 55 mg Sodium: 840 mg Carbohydrates: 31 g Dietary Fiber: 6 g Sugars: 4 g Protein: 15 g.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/whole_wheat_ravioli_with_garlic_sauteed_vegetables_recipe.html

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Mushroom Sliders

October 5, 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 – Mushroom Sliders. These Sliders are made using Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Cremini Mushrooms, Onion, Dried Thyme, Salt, Pepper, Balsamic Vinegar, Mini Sandwich Buns, Roasted Red Peppers, Arugula, and Crumbled Goat 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/

Mushroom Sliders

Looking for the perfect game-day snack to kick off football season? These satisfying sliders, packed with fiber and fall flavor, are sure to score a touchdown with your taste buds!

Ingredients
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 package (8 ounces) sliced cremini mushrooms
1/2 cup sliced onion
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
6 mini sandwich buns (about 1 ounce each), toasted
12 strips (1/2 inch) jarred roasted red pepper, blotted dry
Arugula
3 teaspoons crumbled goat cheese

Directions
Yield: 3 servings
Serving size: 2 sliders

1. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms and onion; sprinkle with salt, if desired, thyme and black pepper. Cook 7 minutes, or until mushrooms are browned and onions are soft, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat if browning too quickly. Stir in vinegar.

2. Spoon mushroom mixture on bottoms of buns. Top each sandwich with two red pepper strips, arugula, 1/2 teaspoon goat cheese and tops of buns.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 273 calories, Carbohydrates: 38 g, Protein: 12 g, Fat: 7 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 2 mg, Sodium: 345 mg, Fiber: 6 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/appetizer/mushroom-sliders/

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“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Easy Broccoli Custard Bake

September 28, 2020 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 an Easy Broccoli Custard Bake. To make this week’s dish you’ll be needing a package of Frozen Broccoli, Sliced Mushrooms, Shredded Swiss Cheese, Eggs, Milk, Ranch Dressing, and Flour. 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 2020! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Easy Broccoli Custard Bake
This simple broccoli, Swiss cheese and mushroom custard casserole is perfect for brunch buffets or as a meatless entrée for supper.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped broccoli, thawed and drained
1 (4-ounce) can sliced mushrooms, drained
1 (4-ounce) cup shredded Swiss cheese
6 large eggs
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup bottled ranch dressing
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

Cooking Directions:
1 – In lightly greased 1 1/2-quart casserole, gently toss together broccoli, mushrooms, and cheese.
2 – Beat together eggs, milk, dressing, and flour until thoroughly blended. Pour over vegetables and cheese.
3 – Bake in preheated 350ºF (175ºC) oven until knife inserted near center comes out clean, about 40 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
Makes 6 servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/easy_broccoli_custard_bake_recipe.html

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Wild and Brown Rice with Exotic Mushrooms

September 21, 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 Wild and Brown Rice with Exotic Mushrooms. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Unseasoned Brown and Wild Rice Blend, Water, Morel Mushrooms, Margarine, Button Mushrooms, Garlic, Thyme, Salt, Pepper, and Green Onions. A perfect Meatless Fall Recipe! 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/

Wild and Brown Rice with Exotic Mushrooms
For the perfect excuse to utilize all your fresh fall produce, whip up this savory recipe for rice with cremini and poricini or morel mushrooms — it’s the ideal entrée to set the tone for your early autumn menu!

Ingredients
1 2/3 cups packaged unseasoned brown and wild rice blend
6 cups water
1/2 ounce dried porcini or morel mushrooms
3/4 cup boiling water
2 tablespoons margarine
8 ounces cremini (brown) or button mushrooms, sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme or 2 teaspoons dried thyme
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup sliced green onions

Directions
Yield: 8 servings
Serving size: 1/8 of total recipe

1 – Combine rice and water in large saucepan; bring to a boil over high heat. Cover; simmer over low heat until rice is tender (check package for cooking time). Drain, but do not rinse.*

2 – Meanwhile, combine porcini mushrooms and boiling water in small bowl; let stand 30 minutes or until mushrooms are tender. Drain mushrooms, reserving liquid. Chop mushrooms; set aside.

3 – Melt margarine in large, deep skillet over medium heat. Add cremini mushrooms and garlic; cook and stir 5 minutes. Sprinkle thyme, salt, and pepper over mushrooms; cook and stir 1 minute or until mushrooms are tender.

4 – Stir drained rice, porcini mushrooms, and reserved mushroom liquid into skillet; cook and stir over medium-low heat 5 minutes or until hot. Stir in green onions. Garnish, if desired.

*Note: Rice may be prepared up to 3 hours before serving and kept covered at room temperature until added to fresh mushroom mixture.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 175 calories, Carbohydrates: 30 g, Protein: 5 g, Fat: 4 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 1 mg, Sodium: 304 mg, Fiber: 2 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/sides/wild-brown-rice-with-exotic-mushrooms/

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“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Tangy Pear Salad

September 14, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Meatless Monday, salad | 2 Comments
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is a Tangy Pear Salad. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Green Lettuce, Pear, Crumbled Blue Cheese, Walnuts, and Rice Vinegar. The Salad is 122 calories and 12 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/

Tangy Pear Salad
Chopped walnuts provide a delightful crunch for this light, low-carb pear salad while a drizzle of seasoned rice vinegar adds a bit of kick.

Ingredients
Preparation time: 20 minutes

1 head red or green leaf lettuce, deveined (optional) and torn into bite-size pieces (about 10 cups of lettuce)
1 fresh pear, peeled and cut into bite-size pieces
5 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese
1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
1/4 cup seasoned rice vinegar (such as Nakano)

Directions
Yield: about 11 cups
Serving size: 2 cups

1 – Combine lettuce, pears, blue cheese, and walnuts in a large salad bowl. Drizzle with rice vinegar and toss to coat. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 122 calories, Carbohydrates: 13 g, Protein: 4 g, Fat: 6 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Sodium: 282 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/salads/tangy-pear-salad/

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“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Crunchy Balsamic and Bleu Cheese Veggie Pocket

September 7, 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 Crunchy Balsamic and Bleu Cheese Veggie Pocket. Easy to prepare and only 167 calories per serving. These are made using Whole Wheat Pita Pocket, Lettuce, Purple Cabbage, Artichoke Hearts, Purple Onion, Cucumber, Tomato, Crumbled Bleu Cheese, and Lite Balsamic Vinaigrette. 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/

Crunchy Balsamic and Bleu Cheese Veggie Pocket
If you only have 10 minutes to throw lunch together, you’ll want to try this quick and easy recipe — with its light blend of fresh vegetables and refreshing kick of vinegar, this is the perfect sandwich for a warm spring day!

Ingredients
Preparation time: 10 minutes

1/2 six-inch diameter whole wheat pita pocket
1 leaf green leaf lettuce
1/4 cup shredded purple cabbage
1 canned whole artichoke heart, quartered
2 teaspoons finely diced purple onion
1 tablespoon finely diced cucumber
2 tablespoons finely chopped tomato
1 tablespoon crumbled bleu cheese
2 teaspoons commercial lite balsamic vinaigrette

Directions
Yield: 1 pocket
Serving size: 1 pocket

1 – Wrap outside of pita pocket in foil or plastic wrap before filling (to prevent the pocket from splitting while stuffing). Place lettuce leaf in pocket, then fill with cabbage, artichoke, onion, cucumber, and tomato. Sprinkle with bleu cheese and drizzle evenly with vinaigrette.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 167 calories, Carbohydrates: 29 g, Protein: 6 g, Fat: 3 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Sodium: 462 mg, Fiber: 4 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/snack/crunchy-balsamic-and-bleu-cheese-veggie-pocket/

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