Quail Eggs, Turkey Sausage Links, and Whole Grain English Muffin

May 24, 2012 at 10:05 AM | Posted in Bob Evan's, breakfast, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Healthy Life Whole Grain Breads, low calorie, low carb, Turkey Sausage links | 1 Comment
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Had a first for breakfast this morning, Quail Eggs! I picked these up at Jungle Jim’s yesterday. I had always wanted to try them and they had plenty in stock. To open the Egg you have to take a knife and carefully puncture the big part of the Egg at the top. Then remove the top of the Egg so you can pour the Egg out of it’s shell into the skillet. If you fry it, which is what I did, it will fry in about 45 seconds. They are the perfect size for you English Muffin! I’ll try them a differnt way tomorrow for breakfast. I had Bob Evans Turkey Sausage Links and a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin also.

A little background on the Quail Egg!

Quail eggs are considered a delicacy in many countries, including western Europe and North America. In Japanese cuisine, they are sometimes used raw or cooked as tamago in sushi and often found in bento lunches.

In some other countries, quail eggs are considered less exotic. In Colombia and Venezuela, a single hard-boiled quail egg is a common topping on hot dogs and hamburgers, often fixed into place with a toothpick. In the Philippines, kwek-kwek is a popular street food delicacy, which consists of soft-boiled quail eggs dipped in orange-colored batter before being skewered and deep-fried. In Vietnam, bags of boiled quail eggs are sold on street stalls as inexpensive beer snacks.

Quail eggs are often believed to be very high in cholesterol, but evidence shows their cholesterol levels are similar to chicken eggs.

Healthier Quail Eggs

A few other facts about Quail eggs from the Healthier Quail Eggs web site. I left the link to the site at the bottom of the post.

Few foods can claim the nutritional value and of a quail egg. As an enriched source of anti-oxidants, essential fatty acids, and Vitamin B Riboflavin, it’s often the natural food of choice for medical cures, relief from inflammatory diseases and strengthening our immunity systems. These and other food nutrients further contribute to brain development, sexual potency, glowing skin and healthy hair. And it does this with practically no carbs, no bad cholesterol and food spoilage. Now imagine all of this from a product known for its 5-star elegance and cultural exquisiteness.

Quail eggs improve skin color and strengthen hair. That’s why quail eggs are used for egg yolk facial and hair care masks. Its Vitamin B2 Riboflavin provides glowing and healthy skin, while the Vitamins A, B and E give your child shiny and voluminous hair. All this from a 100% natural alternative to harmful hair and skin care chemicals. Quail eggs are also rich in ovomucoidproteins, antioxidants and lysozyme. As a sugar-free, non-processed source of these nutrients, this makes quail eggs ideal for controlling infections and inflammations leading to asthma, allergies, eczema and psoriasis.

As an alkaline forming product, quail eggs have been prescribed as a dietary remedy against tract disorders such as gastritusand ulcers. Along with its enriched source of antioxidants, magnesium, Vitamin B6 and potassium, the quail egg can remove stones formed in the kidneys, liver and gall bladder. They also have the nutrients and properties to help give you the needed energy, resistance from illness, and faster recovery following surgery or from chemotherapy effects and other cancer treatments. Finally, as a low carb, low calorie food, quail eggs are ideal as a non-invasive approach to heart conditions and diabetes treatment. Finally, as a 100% natural source of iron, Vitamin A & B12, quail eggs can greatly benefit those suffering from anemia.

http://healthierquaileggs.com/

The Importance of Breakfast for People with Diabetes

February 7, 2012 at 1:10 PM | Posted in breakfast, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Food, low calorie, low carb | 3 Comments
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The Importance of Breakfast for People with Diabetes

A great article along with some healthy breakfast ideas from Diabetic Living On Line. You can click on the link at the end of the post to read the entire article.

The Importance of Breakfast for People with Diabetes

Eating a healthful breakfast can help control blood glucose, hunger, and weight. Breakfast is a chance to fill up on healthful fuel for the day’s activities and fit in some important food groups.

Get more mileage out of your breakfast by including satisfying fiber from whole grains and fruit and protein from low-fat dairy products and other lean protein sources. Need ideas? This slideshow will give you the basics on how to put a simple breakfast together in a snap, along with meal ideas that are already done for you — right down to the nutrition information. If you’re not hungry in the morning, start with a partial meal and build up.

Build a Balanced Breakfast

When compiling your first meal of the day, remember this simple formula:

Whole grain + dairy/protein + fruit = healthy breakfast

Include whole grains for the starch portion of your meal. This will be your main carbohydrate source. The dairy/protein digests more slowly than carbohydrate, helping you feel satisfied. And fruit is rich in essential vitamins, minerals, and fiber — plus it’s a healthy carbohydrate source.

Each of the following breakfasts has about 45 grams of carbohydrate and is a good source of fiber and protein. BONUS! They’re all easily portable if you’re on the go.

Healthy Breakfast #1: Sausage and Cheese English Muffin

Whole Grain:
–Whole wheat English muffin
–1 teaspoon light vegetable oil spread

Dairy/Protein:
–Morningstar Farms Original vegetable sausage patty
–3/4 ounce reduced-fat cheese

Fruit:
–3/4 cup blueberries

Nutrition Information:
339 cal., 10 g total fat (4 g sat. fat), 15 mg chol., 681 mg sodium, 42 g carb., 6.5 g fiber, 21 g pro.

Healthy Breakfast #2: Cereal and Milk

Whole Grain:
–1 cup Kashi GoLean cereal

Dairy/Protein:
–3/4 cup fat-free milk

Fruit:
–1/2 cup strawberries, sliced

Nutrition Information:
226 cal., 1 g total fat (0 g sat. fat), 4 mg chol., 162 mg sodium, 45 g carb., 11.5 g fiber, 19.5 g pro.

You can click the link below to read the entire article and healthy breakfast recipes:

http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/food-to-eat/nutrition/how-to-build-a-balanced-breakfast/?sssdmh=dm17.578571&esrc=nwdlo020712&email=2933188293

Prime Rib and Folded Egg on English Muffin w/ Hashbrowns

December 26, 2011 at 11:23 AM | Posted in breakfast, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Food, low calorie, low carb, prime rib | Leave a comment
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Breakfast the day after Christmas

I got up early this morning and made Breakfast for everyone. I made a big skillet of Hash Browns and I then took some of the leftover Prime Rib and warmed it up. I scrambled one Egg for each Sandwich seasoning it with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Black Peppercorn. I folded the Egg and and served it on an Healthy Life Whiole Grain English Muffin and added thin slices of Prime Rib with a dab of Woeber’s Horse Radish Mustard. A great light Breakfast to start a beautiful day!

Diabetes-Friendly – Sandwich Flat

August 12, 2011 at 12:50 PM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Food | 1 Comment
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Another good and informative series of articles from http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/
With this one I’ll be posting all their Bread catergory’s and winners.

Taste-Tested & Diabetes-Friendly

Do you avoid the bread aisle just to escape the confusion felt by so many carb-conscious consumers? It’s true: Bread is a tricky product to buy, especially for people with diabetes. Now you can return to the bread aisle with confidence — thanks to a list of products that recently received the Diabetic Living What to Eat™ seal of approval. Our staff and dietitians picked through the loaves to find those that met our nutritional guidelines. Next we brought in more than 100 people, including PWDs, to taste the brand-hidden products. The top breads, buns, tortillas, and English muffins were awarded the Diabetic Living What to Eat™ seal of approval.

Nutritional Guidelines
Every bread tested had to meet these health requirements per 2 slices, 1 tortilla, or 1 bun:
— 150 calories or less
— 3 g total fat or less
— 1.5 g saturated fat or less
— 0 g trans fat
— 30 g carb or less
— 300 mg sodium or less
— At least 2 g fiber

Sandwich Flat Finalists

Sandwich flats, deli flats, thin buns — whatever you call them, they are very popular with health-conscious consumers who want a lower-carb alternative to regular bread and buns. Note: Per bun equals top and bottom. The finalists in this category were:

EarthGrains 100% Multi-Grain Thin Buns
Per bun: 100 cal., 1.5 g total fat (0 g sat. fat), 150 mg sodium, 21 g carb., 4 g fiber

Arnold Select 100% Whole Wheat Sandwich Thins
Per bun: 100 cal., 1 g total fat (0 g sat. fat), 230 mg sodium, 21 g carb., 5 g fiber

Sandwich Flat Winner

And the winner of the sandwich flat category is:
Pepperidge Farm Deli Flats 7 Grain

Per bun: 100 cal., 1 g total fat (0 g sat. fat), 170 mg sodium, 19 g carb., 5 g fiber

Taster’s comment: “This one has the best overall flavor. It’s soft, sweet, and nutty.”

Why it won: This sandwich flat was flavorful and had a nice aroma. We like that it contains 5 grams of fiber per bun. Fill it with vegetables and some lean protein for a healthful meal, though one taster noted that it was so good she would eat this bun without anything on it.

Diabetes-Friendly: Tortillas

August 11, 2011 at 1:32 PM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Food, low calorie, low carb, tortilllas | Leave a comment
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Another good and informative series of articles from http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/
With this one I’ll be posting all their Bread category’s and winners.

Taste-Tested & Diabetes-Friendly

Do you avoid the bread aisle just to escape the confusion felt by so many carb-conscious consumers? It’s true: Bread is a tricky product to buy, especially for people with diabetes. Now you can return to the bread aisle with confidence — thanks to a list of products that recently received the Diabetic Living What to Eat™ seal of approval. Our staff and dietitians picked through the loaves to find those that met our nutritional guidelines. Next we brought in more than 100 people, including PWDs, to taste the brand-hidden products. The top breads, buns, tortillas, and English muffins were awarded the Diabetic Living What to Eat™ seal of approval.

Nutritional Guidelines
Every bread tested had to meet these health requirements per 2 slices, 1 tortilla, or 1 bun:
— 150 calories or less
— 3 g total fat or less
— 1.5 g saturated fat or less
— 0 g trans fat
— 30 g carb or less
— 300 mg sodium or less
— At least 2 g fiber

Tortilla Finalists

The two finalists in the tortilla category were well received by tasters, who rated them on their texture, appearance, and taste.

Archer Farms (Target brand) Whole Wheat Tortilla
Per tortilla: 130 cal., 3 g total fat (1.5 g sat. fat), 220 mg sodium, 23 g carb., 3 g fiber

La Tortilla Factory Smart & Delicious Low Carb, High Fiber Large Whole Wheat Tortilla
Per tortilla: 80 cal., 3 g total fat (0 g sat. fat), 300 mg sodium, 18 g carb., 12 g fiber

Tortilla Winner

And the winner of the tortilla category is:
Mission Carb Balance Plus! Small/Fajita Whole Wheat Tortilla

Per tortilla: 80 cal., 2 g total fat (1 g sat. fat), 220 mg sodium, 12 g carb., 8 g fiber

Taster’s comment: “Best texture. It’s thick but still soft. Awesome flavor!”

Why it won: This tortilla had a nice texture, and tasters felt it would hold up well to being stuffed with fillings without tearing. We like that it has only 12 grams of carb. and 8 grams of fiber per tortilla!

Eggs Benedict

July 15, 2011 at 12:28 PM | Posted in breakfast, Egg Beaters, Food, Healthy Life Whole Grain Breads, low calorie, low carb | 1 Comment
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Another great way to start your day off! Healthy, delicious, low carb, and low calorie that about covers it. Recipe and from the Diabetic Living On Line web site.

Eggs Benedict
The sour cream-mustard sauce is a quick, delicious, and lower-fat stand-in for the hollandaise sauce featured in classic Eggs Benedict.
SERVINGS: 2 servings
CARB GRAMS PER SERVING: 17
3     tablespoons light sour cream
2     teaspoons fat-free milk
1     teaspoon Dijon-style mustard
2      eggs
1      whole wheat English muffin, split
2     ounces thinly sliced reduced-sodium cooked ham
2      tomato slices
Snipped fresh chives (optional)

1. Preheat broiler. For sauce: In a small bowl, combine sour cream, milk, and mustard; set aside. Lightly grease a medium skillet. Half-fill the skillet with water. Bring water to boiling; reduce heat to simmering (bubbles should begin to break the surface of the water). Break one of the eggs into a small dish. Carefully slide egg into simmering water, holding the lip of the dish as close to the water as possible. Repeat with the remaining egg, allowing each egg an equal amount of space.

2. Simmer, uncovered, for 3 to 5 minutes or until egg whites are completely set and yolks begin to thicken but are not hard.

3. Meanwhile, place muffin halves, cut sides up, on a baking sheet. Broil 3 to 4 inches from the heat for 1 to 2 minutes or until toasted. Top muffin halves with ham and tomato slices. Broil about 1 minute more or until toppings are heated through.

4. To serve, use a slotted spoon to remove eggs from skillet; place eggs on top of tomato slices. Spoon sauce over eggs and, if desired, sprinkle with chives.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:

* Servings: 2 servings
* Calories201
* Total Fat (g)8
* Saturated Fat (g)3
* Monounsaturated Fat (g)3
* Polyunsaturated Fat (g)1
* Cholesterol (mg)230
* Sodium (mg)502
* Carbohydrate (g)17
* Total Sugar (g)5
* Fiber (g)2
* Protein (g)15
* Vitamin C (DV%)5
* Calcium (DV%)15
* Iron (DV%)11
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

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