Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – Layered Mexican Salad

May 9, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Side Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Side Dish of the Week is a Layered Mexican Salad. To make this week’s Dish you’ll be needing Shredded Lettuce, Green Onions, Fat Free Sour Cream, Picante Sauce, Lime, Sugar, Ground Cumin, Avocado, Shredded Reduced-Fat Sharp Cheddar Cheese, and Baked Tortilla Chips. The Dish is 118 calories and 10 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/

Layered Mexican Salad
If you’ll be celebrating Cinco de Mayo — or simply want to satisfy a craving for Mexican food — you’ll love this Mexican salad. It’s easy to make, low-carb and jam-packed with

flavor!

Ingredients
1 package (10 ounces) shredded lettuce
1/2 cup chopped green onions (green and white parts)
1/2 cup fat-free sour cream
1/3 cup medium picante sauce
1 medium lime, halved
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 medium avocado, peeled, seeded and chopped
3/4 cup (3 ounces) shredded reduced-fat sharp Cheddar cheese
2 ounces baked tortilla chips, coarsely crumbled

Directions
Yield: 8 servings
Serving size: 1 cup

1. Place lettuce evenly in 13×9-inch baking pan. Sprinkle with green onions.

2. Stir together sour cream, picante sauce, juice from half of lime, sugar and cumin in small bowl. Spoon evenly over lettuce and green onions. Place avocado evenly over sour cream layer. Squeeze remaining lime half evenly over avocado layer. Sprinkle evenly with cheese.

3. Cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate until serving. (May be prepared 8 hours in advance, if desired.) Sprinkle with crumbled tortilla chips before serving.

Variation: Add chopped fresh tomatoes to avocado layer. Sprinkle chip layer with chopped fresh cilantro.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 118 calories, Carbohydrates: 13 g, Protein: 5 g, Fat: 5 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 10 mg, Sodium: 208 mg, Fiber: 3 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/salads/layered-mexican-salad/

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Tex-Mex Turkey Spaghetti

September 4, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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This week’s 2nd Jennie – O Recipe is Tex-Mex Turkey Spaghetti. To make this Dish you’ll be needing JENNIE-O® Lean Turkey Bratwurst, Olive Oil, Onion, Garlic, Mexican Seasoning, Ground Cumin, Chili, Picante Sauce, Dried Oregano, Spaghetti, and Shredded Cheddar Cheese. Spaghetti taken to another level, Enjoy! You can find this recipe along with all the other Delicious and Healthy Recipes at the Jennie – O Turkey website. Enjoy and Make the Switch in 2020! https://www.jennieo.com/

Tex-Mex Turkey Spaghetti
Here’s a fun and easy weeknight dinner that combines two favorite food genres — Italian and Tex-Mex for a classic spaghetti with a picante twist. Tex-Mex Turkey Spaghetti is ready in under 30 minutes and full of authentic flavor—all for under 500 calories per serving.

Total Time 40 Minutes
Serving Size 6 Servings

Ingredients
2 teaspoons olive oil

1 (19.5-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Lean Turkey Bratwurst

1 cup chopped onion

2 teaspoons minced garlic

1 tablespoon Mexican seasoning or 2 teaspoons chili powder plus 1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 (140.5-ounce) can chili or salsa-style tomatoes, undrained

¾ cup picante sauce

1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves

12 ounces spaghetti, cooked and drained

1 ½ cups shredded Cheddar cheese

Directions
1) In large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Pinch ¾-inch pieces of bratwurst into pan; discard casings. Cook 5 to 8 minutes or until browned. Always cook to well-done, 165°F. as measured by a meat thermometer.

2) Add onion, garlic and Mexican seasoning; cook over medium-high heat 8 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add tomatoes, picante sauce and oregano; bring to a boil.

3) Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 15 to 20 minutes or until thickened. Transfer spaghetti to serving plates.

4) Top with sauce; sprinkle with cheese.

Nutrition Per Serving
Calories 400
Protein 27g
Carbohydrates 29g
Fiber 3g
Sugars 3g
Fat 19g
Cholesterol 85mg
Sodium 980mg
Saturated Fat 9g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/tex-mex-turkey-spaghetti/

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Black Bean and Vegetable Enchiladas

June 8, 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 Black Bean and Vegetable Enchilada. To make this week’s Dish you’ll be needing a can of Black Beans, Onion, Green Pepper, Vegetable Broth, Picante Sauce, Corn Tortillas, Tomatoes, Reduced Fat Shredded Cheddar Cheese, Reduced Fat Shredded Mozzarella, Lettuce, and Light Sour Cream. This 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/

Black Bean and Vegetable Enchiladas
Ingredients
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Baking time: 20 minutes

Vegetable cooking spray
1 can plus 1 can (16 ounces each) black beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup chopped onion
1 green pepper, chopped
2 tablespoons vegetable broth
1 cup plus 1 cup picante sauce
12 medium corn tortillas
1 cup chopped tomatoes
1/2 cup reduced-fat shredded Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup reduced-fat shredded mozzarella cheese
3 cups shredded lettuce
Light sour cream, for garnish (optional)

Directions
Yield: 12 enchiladas
Serving size: 2 enchiladas

* Preheat oven to 350°F and coat a 9″x13″ baking pan with vegetable cooking spray. Mash one can of the beans with a spoon or in a blender or food processor; set aside. Sauté the onion and green pepper in the vegetable broth until tender, about 2 to 3 minutes. Add 1 cup picante sauce, the mashed beans, and the can of whole beans. Stir the mixture and heat thoroughly. Spoon about 1/3 cup of the bean mixture down the center of each tortilla and roll it up. Place the tortillas seam-side down in the baking pan. Combine the remaining cup of picante sauce and the tomatoes; spoon over enchiladas. Cover with foil and bake for 15 minutes. Uncover, sprinkle with cheeses, and bake, uncovered, for 5 more minutes. To serve, place 1/2 cup lettuce on each plate and top with two enchiladas. Garnish with sour cream, if desired.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 298 calories, Carbohydrates: 59 g, Protein: 15 g, Fat: 5 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Sodium: 807 mg, Fiber: 12 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/black-bean-and-vegetable-enchiladas/

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Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week – Chunky Santa Fe Turkey Tacos

April 17, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | 2 Comments
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This week’s Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week is – Chunky Santa Fe Turkey Tacos. This one is made using the JENNIE-O® Extra Lean Turkey Breast Cutlets along with toppings of Green Peppers, Chopped Jalapeño, Picante Sauce, Diced Tomato, Seasoning, Crumbled Queso Fresco Cheese, and served on a Soft Flour Tortillas. You can find this recipe along with all the other Delicious and Healthy Recipes at the Jennie – O Turkey website. Enjoy and Make the Switch in 2020! https://www.jennieo.com/

Chunky Santa Fe Turkey Tacos
Spice up weeknight dinner with the savory flavors of Santa Fe Tex-Mex. This taco recipe takes just 30 minutes to make and features an irresistible combination of sautéed peppers and lean turkey.

INGREDIENTS
1 (17.6-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Extra Lean Turkey Breast Cutlets
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 diced yellow or green pepper
1 teaspoon ground cumin
2 teaspoons minced garlic
2 tablespoons finely chopped jalapeño
¼ cup picante sauce
1 large tomato, diced
¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
16 soft flour tortillas
2 cups crumbled queso fresco cheese or shredded Mexican cheese

DIRECTIONS
1) Cut turkey into ½-inch thick strips; toss with chili powder.
2) Heat vegetable oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Add turkey, yellow pepper, cumin, garlic and jalapeño. Cook turkey according to package directions. Always cook to well-done, 165ºF as measured by a meat thermometer.
3) Add picante sauce. Cook, 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in tomato and cilantro. Cook 1 to 2 minutes or until hot. Spoon mixture into tortillas; sprinkle with cheese.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING

Calories 390
Protein 26g
Carbohydrates 35g
Fiber 3g
Sugars 3g
Fat 16g
Cholesterol 60mg
Sodium 720mg
Saturated Fat 7g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/72-chunky-santa-fe-turkey-tacos

Santa Fe Turkey Tacos

November 8, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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I’ve got a second Jennie – O Turkey Taco to pass along to all of you, Santa Fe Turkey Tacos. These are made using JENNIE-O® Taco Seasonings Turkey Sausage, Picante Sauce, Fresh Cilantro, Soft Flour Tortillas, and crumbled Queso Fresco Cheese or Shredded Mexican Cheese. If you’ve never used the JENNIE-O® Taco Seasonings Turkey Sausage you are in for a treat. The always delicious Jennie – Turkey Sausage perfectly seasoned with Taco Seasonings, you’ll love it! You can find this recipe along with all the other Jennie – O Recipes at the Jennie – O Turkey website. Enjoy and Make the SWITCH in 2019! https://www.jennieo.com/

Santa Fe Turkey Tacos
These tacos are easy enough for any night of the week! Start with all-natural, pre-seasoned taco seasonings turkey sausage, mix in a few simple ingredients and voila, you’re done!

INGREDIENTS
1 (16-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Taco Seasonings Turkey Sausage
¼ cup picante sauce
¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
16 (6-inch) soft flour tortillas
2 cups crumbled queso fresco cheese or shredded Mexican cheese

DIRECTIONS
1) Cook taco seasoned sausage as specified on the package. Always cook to well-done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer.
2) Add picante sauce. Cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in cilantro. Cook 1 to 2 minutes or until hot. Spoon mixture into tortillas. Sprinkle with cheese.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING

Calories 190
Protein 10g
Carbohydrates 17g
Fiber 1g
Sugars 1g
Fat 9g
Cholesterol 30mg
Sodium 400mg
Saturated Fat 3g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/1278-santa-fe-turkey-tacos

Sunday’s Chicken Dinner Recipe – SANTA FE CHICKEN

October 27, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine, Sunday's Chicken Dinner | Leave a comment
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This week’s Sunday’s Chicken Dinner Recipe is – SANTA FE CHICKEN. Chicken Breasts, Green Onions, Tomato Soup, Picante Sauce, Black Beans, Kernel Corn, and Spices make up this week’s dish. 308 calories and 21 net carbs per serving! The recipe is from one of my favorite recipe sites, the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. The Gourmet Magazine site has a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes so check it out today! Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

SANTA FE CHICKEN
Ingredients

2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (about 1-3/4 pounds)
1 teaspoon minced garlic
4 green onions, minced (about 1/2 cup)
1 can (10 3/4 ounces) Campbell’s Healthy Request Condensed Healthy Request Tomato Soup
1/2 cup Pace Picante Sauce
1/2 cup water
1 can (about 15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup whole kernel corn
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves

Directions

1 – Stir the chili powder and cumin in a small bowl. Season the chicken with the chili powder mixture.
2 – Heat the oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook for 6 minutes or until browned on both sides. Add the garlic and onions and cook and stir for 1 minute.
3 – Stir in the soup, picante sauce and water and heat to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low. Add the beans and corn. Cover and cook for 15 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. Sprinkle with the cilantro.

NOTES:
This Santa Fe Chicken is a flavorful one-skillet dish and it’s a snap to make. Serving size is 1 piece of chicken and 3/4 cup sauce.

Recipe Yield: Yield: 6 servings

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 308
Fat: 7 grams
Saturated Fat: 1 grams
Fiber: 6 grams
Sodium: 486 milligrams
Cholesterol: 78 milligrams
Protein: 35 grams
Carbohydrates: 27 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipe/santa-fe-chicken

Diabetic Dish of the Week – SANTA FE CHICKEN

December 4, 2018 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dish of the Week, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | 2 Comments
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is a recipe for SANTA FE CHICKEN. Chicken Breasts, Green Onions, Tomato Soup, Picante Sauce, Black Beans, Kernel Corn, and Spices make up this week’s dish. 308 calories and 21 net carbs per serving! The recipe is from one of my favorite recipe sites, the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. The Gourmet Magazine site has a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes so check it out today! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

SANTA FE CHICKEN
Ingredients

2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (about 1-3/4 pounds)
1 teaspoon minced garlic
4 green onions, minced (about 1/2 cup)
1 can (10 3/4 ounces) Campbell’s Healthy Request Condensed Healthy Request Tomato Soup
1/2 cup Pace Picante Sauce
1/2 cup water
1 can (about 15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup whole kernel corn
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves

Directions

Stir the chili powder and cumin in a small bowl. Season the chicken with the chili powder mixture.
Heat the oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook for 6 minutes or until browned on both sides. Add the garlic and onions and cook and stir for 1 minute.
Stir in the soup, picante sauce and water and heat to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low. Add the beans and corn. Cover and cook for 15 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. Sprinkle with the cilantro.

NOTES:
This Santa Fe Chicken is a flavorful one-skillet dish and it’s a snap to make. Serving size is 1 piece of chicken and 3/4 cup sauce.

Recipe Yield: Yield: 6 servings

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 308
Fat: 7 grams
Saturated Fat: 1 grams
Fiber: 6 grams
Sodium: 486 milligrams
Cholesterol: 78 milligrams
Protein: 35 grams
Carbohydrates: 27 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipe/santa-fe-chicken

Chunky Santa Fe Turkey Tacos

December 22, 2017 at 6:42 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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I’m passing along a second Jennie – O Turkey Recipe, Chunky Santa Fe Turkey Tacos. This one is made again using the JENNIE-O® Extra Lean Turkey Breast Cutlets along with toppings of Green Peppers, Chopped Jalapeño, Picante Sauce, Diced Tomato, Seasoning, Crumbled Queso Fresco Cheese, and served on a Soft Flour Tortillas. 2018 is going to be a good year so start it off right by eating healthy. Enjoy and Make the Switch! https://www.jennieo.com/

 

Chunky Santa Fe Turkey Tacos
Spice up weeknight dinner with the savory flavors of Santa Fe Tex-Mex. This taco recipe takes just 30 minutes to make and features an irresistible combination of sautéed peppers and lean turkey.

INGREDIENTS
1 (17.6-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Extra Lean Turkey Breast Cutlets
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 diced yellow or green pepper
1 teaspoon ground cumin
2 teaspoons minced garlic
2 tablespoons finely chopped jalapeño
¼ cup picante sauce
1 large tomato, diced
¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
16 soft flour tortillas
2 cups crumbled queso fresco cheese or shredded Mexican cheese

DIRECTIONS
1) Cut turkey into ½-inch thick strips; toss with chili powder.
2) Heat vegetable oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Add turkey, yellow pepper, cumin, garlic and jalapeño. Cook turkey according to package directions. Always cook to well-done, 165ºF as measured by a meat thermometer.
3) Add picante sauce. Cook, 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in tomato and cilantro. Cook 1 to 2 minutes or until hot. Spoon mixture into tortillas; sprinkle with cheese.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING

Calories 390
Protein 26g
Carbohydrates 35g
Fiber 3g
Sugars 3g
Fat 16g
Cholesterol 60mg
Sodium 720mg
Saturated Fat 7g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/72-chunky-santa-fe-turkey-tacos

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