Cumin Spiced Pork Chops w/ Scalloped Potato Casserole, Sugar Snap Peas, and Peaches

June 20, 2020 at 7:12 PM | Posted in Idahoan Potato Products, Pork, pork chops | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cumin Spiced Pork Chops w/ Scalloped Potato Casserole, Sugar Snap Peas, and Peaches

 

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I prepared a Skillet Diced Potatoes and Ham for Breakfast. I used 1 package of Simply Potatoes Steakhouse Seasoned Diced Potatoes and a package of Meijer Diced Ham to prepare it. Just cook the Potatoes according to the package instructions and with about 5 minutes of cooking time left add the Diced Ham. I topped it with a sprinkle of Sargento Off the Block Sharp Cheddar Cheese. I also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 88 degrees and humid outside. After Breakfast I went to Meijer, we needed a new garden hose. Back home and inside for most of the day, way too humid for me. For Dinner tonight I prepared Cumin Spiced Pork Chops w/ Scalloped Potato Casserole, Sugar Snap Peas, and Peaches.

I had picked some Pork Chops a while back at Meijer. Had them in the freezer so I grabbed the Chops from the freezer last night and let them thaw overnight in the fridge. Then to prepare my Chops I’ll need; The Cumin Spiced Rub which consists of 1 tbsp Roasted Cumin, 1 tsp Garlic Powder, 1 tsp Chili Powder, 1 teaspoon Sea Salt, 1/2 teaspoon Hungarian Paprika, 2 teaspoons Dried Oregano, and 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper. To prepare it, preheat the oven to 400°. Combine all the ingredients; rub it all over the pork chop. Let stand 20 minutes. Start by heating the Extra Virgin Olive oil in a Cast Iron Skillet over medium-high heat. Add Chops to pan; cook 3 minutes, browning both sides. From the stove to the oven and bake at 400° for 15 minutes until the thermometer registered 160°, turning after 5 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing. Fantastic combo of Spices, which makes one incredible tasty Crust on the Chop with the inside being tender and moist! Love this seasoning on Pork!

For one side I prepared a box of Idahoan Scalloped Potato Casserole. An easy to prepare and delicious Potato dish from Idahoan. A breeze to make just mix the ingredients and bake at 450 degrees for 25 minutes and you have some delicious Scalloped Potatoes. Plus their only 140 calories and 19 net carbs.

 

For a side I prepared a bag of Mann’s Stringless Sugar Snap Peas. To prepare them I used a medium size skillet. I added a tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil and heated it on medium heat. As the skillet was heating I emptied the bag of Snap Peas into the skillet. Stirred a few times and cooked them for 5 minutes. Ready to serve. Very good Snap Peas, nice and full!

 

I also had some Sliced Peaches to top everything off. They were Meijer Frozen Sliced Peaches, always delicious! For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Breyer’s Carb Smart Chocolate Ice Cream.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pork Facts….
One serving of pork is 3 ounces, or about the size of a deck of cards, according to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. An image of the portion size is important because a thick pork chop can be twice that size and without realizing it you can eat double the calories. You’ll get 137 calories and 4 grams of fat from a 3-ounce pork chop. Pork is similar to chicken, with 3 ounces of chicken breast containing 140 calories and 3 grams of fat. A pork chop has 65 milligrams of cholesterol, compared to 72 grams in chicken breast, but they both have just 1 gram of saturated fat.

 

 

 

 

 


Mann’s Stringless Sugar Snap Peas
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Kitchen Hint of the Day!

June 11, 2020 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Some Peachy hints………………………..

Peaches get sweeter and juicier as they ripen. Squeezing them will tell you what stage they’re at. Gently press or squeeze the shoulder and tip (where the stem was) – if it just starts to give, it’s ripe and ready to eat.

Then to ripen peaches quickly, store them in a brown paper bag, which will trap the ethylene gas that causes the fruit to ripen. To ripen the peaches even faster, put a banana or apple in the bag with them so there’s more ethylene gas being emitted.

Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Grilled Peaches With Spicy Cream Cheese Topping

May 28, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dessert of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is Grilled Peaches With Spicy Cream Cheese Topping. Oh we have a good one this week, Grilled Peaches With Spicy Cream Cheese Topping! This one is made using Light Cream Cheese, Honey, Ground Red Pepper, Frozen Fat-Free Whipped Topping, Peaches, Almonds, and Mint Leaves. 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/

Grilled Peaches With Spicy Cream Cheese Topping
Make the most of the early summer harvest with this delightful dessert prepared on the grill. With the classic flavor combination of peaches and almonds, this is sure to be a family favorite!

Ingredients
1/2 cup (4 ounces) light cream cheese, softened
1 tablespoon honey
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
2 cups thawed frozen fat-free whipped topping
6 peaches, halved and pits removed
1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted*
Fresh mint leaves (optional)

Directions
Yield:
6 servings

1 – Prepare grill for direct cooking over medium-high heat. Spray grid with nonstick cooking spray.

2 – Gently stir cream cheese in medium bowl until smooth. Whisk in honey and ground red pepper until well blended. Fold in whipped topping. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

3 – Place peaches, cut sides down, on prepared grill. Grill, covered, 2–3 minutes. Turn over; grill 2–3 minutes or until peaches begin to soften. Remove to plate; let stand to cool slightly.

4 – Arrange 2 peach halves, cut sides up, on 6 serving plates. Top evenly with spicy cream cheese topping and almonds. Garnish with mint.

*Note. To toast almonds, spread in single layer in heavy skillet. Cook and stir over medium heat 1–2 minutes or until nuts are lightly browned, stirring frequently.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 182 calories, Carbohydrates: 28 g, Protein: 4 g, Fat: 6 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 13 mg, Sodium: 107 mg, Fiber: 3 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/snack/grilled-peaches-with-spicy-cream-cheese-topping/

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Healthy Homemade Ice Cream Recipes

May 28, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Homemade Ice Cream Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Homemade Ice Cream Recipes with recipes including Peach Ice Cream Sandwiches, Strawberry-Lime Ice Cream Pie, and Chocolate Ice Cream. As they say “You scream, I scream, We all scream for Ice Cream! So 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 2020! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Homemade Ice Cream Recipes
Find healthy, delicious homemade ice cream recipes including vanilla, strawberry and mango ice cream. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Peach Ice Cream Sandwiches
This peach-studded ice cream sandwich recipe is inspired by fruit crumble. The flourless cookies have a flavor reminiscent of the topping on that quintessential summer dessert…………………………….

Strawberry-Lime Ice Cream Pie
In this healthy strawberry daiquiri-inspired ice cream pie recipe, graham crackers make an easy and tasty crust for the strawberry, rum and lime filling made with nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt. For a nonalcoholic “virgin” daiquiri pie, omit the rum……………………………………

Chocolate Ice Cream
Although most diabetic recipes call for fat-free milk, this tasty pleaser is an exception. It’s important to use whole milk so the ice cream will have enough fat for a creamy texture…………………….

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Homemade Ice Cream Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/18290/desserts/frozen/homemade-ice-cream/

Healthy Upside Down Cake Recipes

May 14, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Upside Down Cake Recipes. Here’s some Delicious and Healthy Upside Down Cake Recipes with recipes including Upside-Down Cinnamon-Pecan Coffee Cake, Blueberry-Peach Upside-Down Cake, and Bananas Foster Upside-Down Cake. 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 2020! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Upside Down Cake Recipes
Find healthy, delicious upside down cake recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Upside-Down Cinnamon-Pecan Coffee Cake
Layering the ingredients in this coffee cake recipe right into the pan lets you skip the steps of making the batter and the nut topping separately. To make this healthy one-bowl dessert so it can be served like pull-apart rolls, dollop 16 equal portions of batter over the nuts. If you don’t want to fuss with that, dollop the batter on top however you like…………………………………

Blueberry-Peach Upside-Down Cake
This upside-down cake is the perfect dessert for a summer party. Full of fresh blueberries and peaches, flavored with a touch of ginger and topped with vanilla frozen yogurt, it’s a sweet and refreshing way to end a meal…………………………………..

Bananas Foster Upside-Down Cake
The tableside flambéing of bananas Foster sure is impressive … if someone else is making it for you. This cake has all the flavors of the New Orleans classic in easier-to-prepare cake form that’s just as stunning as the original for a healthier dessert you’ll be proud to serve………………………………

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Upside Down Cake Recipes
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Healthy Main Dish Salad Recipes

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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Main Dish Salad Recipes. It’s more than a Salad it’s a Meal! Delicious and Healthy Main Dish Salad Recipes with recipes including Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad, Wild Rice and Bean Salad with Peaches and Feta, and Panko-Crusted Pork Chops with Asian Slaw. So 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 2020! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Main Dish Salad Recipes
Find healthy, delicious main dish salad recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad
This creamy crowd-pleasing pasta salad features the tantalizing flavors of Buffalo chicken with a healthy dose of vegetables. Bring it to your next potluck or picnic, or whip it up for game day………………

Wild Rice and Bean Salad with Peaches and Feta
An unexpected combination, but one worth trying! Peaches, feta, and arugula add some pizzazz to your rice………………………………..

Panko-Crusted Pork Chops with Asian Slaw
Panko breadcrumbs and a high-heat oven lend satisfying crispiness to pork chops without frying. The miso-flavored chops pair with coleslaw, here updated with snow peas, red bell pepper and Asian flavors like ginger, to round out this healthy 400-calorie meal that’s ready in under an hour……………………………………

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Main Dish Salad Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/18223/salad/main-dish-salads/

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

March 18, 2020 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Storing Peaches………………………..

Store peaches at room temperature shoulder (stem) side down, preferably in a single layer to avoid bruising. Line them up in the order of ripeness so you know which one to eat next. If the peaches ripen before you get to them, they can be stored in the refrigerator for a couple more days, but eat them before they start to get wrinkly, which is a sign that they’re starting to dry out. Some Peachy hints!

Healthy Fruit Smoothie Recipes

March 5, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Fruit Smoothie Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Fruit Smoothie Recipes with Smoothie recipes including Strawberry-Pineapple Smoothie, Chocolate-Banana Protein Smoothie, and Apricot-Peach Smoothie. 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 2020! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Fruit Smoothie Recipes
Find healthy, delicious fruit smoothie recipes including strawberry, mango and banana smoothies. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Strawberry-Pineapple Smoothie
Blend almond milk, strawberry and pineapple for a smoothie that’s so easy you can make it on busy mornings. A bit of almond butter adds richness and filling protein. Freeze some of the almond milk for an extra-icy texture…………………………

Chocolate-Banana Protein Smoothie
Red lentils give this smoothie a plant-based protein boost. To make this smoothie vegan, try using unsweetened coconut beverage or almond milk in place of the dairy milk…………………

Apricot-Peach Smoothie
Puree juicy summer peaches and apricots together in this delicious summer smoothie recipe for a fruity flavor that masks the hidden veggies (sweet carrots) for a healthy breakfast or snack the whole family will love…………………………………

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Fruit Smoothie Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/17955/drinks/smoothies/fruit/

Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Peach and Raspberry Crumble

February 27, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dessert of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is a Peach and Raspberry Crumble. To make this week’s dish you’ll need Peaches, Raspberries, Cooking Oats, Brown Sugar , Cinnamon, Reduced Calorie Stick Margarine, and Honey. Combine your ingredients and bake, Dessert is served! 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/

Peach and Raspberry Crumble
Peak-season fruits make this dessert delightful!

Ingredients
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Baking time: 30–35 minutes

Butter-flavor cooking spray
1 can (15 ounces) sliced peaches in juice, drained
1 package (12 ounces) unsweetened frozen raspberries, thawed
1 cup quick-cooking oats, uncooked
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
3 tablespoons reduced-calorie stick margarine, melted
2 tablespoons honey

Directions
Yield: 6 servings
Serving size: 1/6 of recipe

1 – Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat an 8″ x 8″ baking pan with cooking spray. Arrange peach slices evenly in the bottom of the pan. Sprinkle raspberries evenly over the peaches. Set aside.

2 – In a bowl, combine oats, brown sugar, and cinnamon and mix with a fork, breaking up brown sugar clumps. Add margarine and honey; stir to combine. Sprinkle topping over fruit. Bake uncovered for 30 to 35 minutes, or until fruit is bubbly. Portion into six equal servings. Serve alone or over low-fat, no-sugar-added vanilla ice cream.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 185 calories, Carbohydrates: 33 g, Protein: 3 g, Fat: 4 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Sodium: 70 mg, Fiber: 4 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/peach-raspberry-crumble/

 

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* Diabetic Cooking: Recipes and meals for every occasion
* Quizzes, Q&As, Resources, Products, and more!Your one-stop resource for advice, news and strategies for living with diabetes.
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Healthy Canning and Preserve Recipes

January 18, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Canning and Preserve Recipes. Find Delicious and Healthy Canning and Preserve Recipes with recipes including Grilled Corn and Carrot Giardiniera, Pickled Peppers, and Smoky and Spicy Tomato Pasta Sauce. Find these great canning recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Canning and Preserve Recipes
Find healthy, delicious canning and preserves recipes, including jams and jellies, chutneys, pickled vegetables. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Grilled Corn and Carrot Giardiniera
In this spicy-sweet marinated vegetable recipe, harissa and jalapeño lend quite a bit of heat, so adjust to your taste. Serve the giardiniera with grilled chicken or steak, or on top of your favorite salad for a vinegary bite…………………

Pickled Peppers
To add a pop of tart heat to any dish, throw on these DIY pickled peppers………………….

Smoky and Spicy Tomato Pasta Sauce
This tomato sauce is anything but ordinary, with a combination of smoked paprika and sweet red peppers…………………………

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Canning and Preserve Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/22782/cooking-methods-styles/canning-preserves/

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