Healthy New Year’s Dinner Party Recipes

December 29, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy New Year’s Dinner Party Recipes. Find some Delicious and Healthy New Year’s Dinner Party Recipes with recipes including Seafood Linguine, Baked Stuffed Shrimp, and Black Bean Quesadillas. 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 New Year’s Dinner Party Recipes
Throw the best New Year’s Eve dinner party with this easy (& healthy!) recipes.

Seafood Linguine
This restaurant-worthy seafood pasta dish is a snap to make and an easy way to impress guests. We like the sweet taste and extra-saucy consistency of canned diced San Marzano tomatoes in sauces like this one. Marjoram pairs well with the seafood, but basil or even parsley works too. Serve with a Caesar salad………………..

Baked Stuffed Shrimp
Stuffed shrimp make a quick and easy appetizer perfect for holiday parties. The trick to great stuffed shrimp? Make sure your shrimp are large enough to hold the filling. We recommend jumbo shrimp, which easily encase the savory filling of scallions, breadcrumbs and bacon with just a hint of spice from cayenne pepper………………….

Black Bean Quesadillas
In a hurry? These satisfying quesadillas take just 15 minutes to make. We like them with black beans, but pinto beans work well too. If you like a little heat, be sure to use pepper Jack cheese in the filling. Serve with: A little sour cream and a mixed green salad……………

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy New Year’s Dinner Party Recipes
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Kitchen Hint of the Day!

November 28, 2020 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Making a Quesadilla………………..

Cheddar, Monterey Jack, goat cheese, or Oaxaca cheese are all good options—choose one, or combine two for a creamy, melty mashup. Grate your cheese if it needs to be grated, crumble if not. In a pinch, you can certainly use pre-sliced cheese. You could stop here and make a cheese-only quesadilla. Other Ingredients often include a variety of vegetables like onions, tomatoes, peppers, mushrooms and some type of protein such as diced chicken or steak.

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – QUESADILLAS

December 16, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is – QUESADILLAS. Made using Mexican Cheddar or Monterey Jack Cheese, Green Onion, Canned Chopped Green Chilies, Flour Tortillas, and Chunky Salsa. It’s an Easy Made Vegetarian QUESADILLAS Recipe! You can find this recipe at the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website where you’ll also find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly and Vegetarian Recipes so be sure to check it out soon! Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

QUESADILLAS
Ingredients

1 cup shredded Mexican Cheddar, Monterey Jack, Pepper Jack, or brick cheese
1 green onion, minced
1-3 tablespoons canned chopped green chilies (to taste)
4 8-inch flour tortillas
Chunky salsa, for topping or dip

Directions

1 – In a medium bowl, toss together the cheese, green onion, and chilies; set aside.
2 – Spray a medium skillet with nonstick cooking spray and place over medium heat.
3 – When hot, add 1 tortilla and sprinkle it with one-fourth of the cheese mixture.
4 – When the cheese begins to melt, about 1 minute, fold the tortilla in half.
5 – Continue cooking until lightly browned and crisp on both sides, about 1 minute.
6 – Transfer to a cutting board.
7 – Repeat with the remaining tortillas and filling.
8 – Cut into 4 wedges with a knife or pizza cutter and serve immediately with the salsa.

Recipe Yield: Yield: 8 servings (2 wedges)

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 134
Fat: 6 grams
Fiber: 1 grams
Sodium: 211 milligrams
Cholesterol: 12 milligrams
Protein: 6 grams
Carbohydrates: 14 grams
Sugars: 1 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipe/quesadillas

Healthy Quesadilla Recipes

May 15, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Quesadilla Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Quesadilla Recipes with recipes like; Buffalo Chicken Quesadillas, Black Bean Quesadillas, and Chicken Tinga Quesadillas. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. So Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Quesadilla Recipes
Find healthy, delicious quesadilla recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Buffalo Chicken Quesadillas
Shredded chicken is tossed with a creamy blue cheese-hot sauce dressing before being tucked into a whole-wheat tortilla in this healthy quesadilla recipe. Served with a quick carrot-and-celery slaw, this easy recipe is great for lunch or dinner but can also be cut into smaller wedges and served as an appetizer…………

Black Bean Quesadillas
In a hurry? These satisfying quesadillas take just 15 minutes to make. We like them with black beans, but pinto beans work well too. If you like a little heat, be sure to use pepper Jack cheese in the filling. Serve with: A little sour cream and a mixed green salad……………

Chicken Tinga Quesadillas
The key to this delicious quesadilla recipe is the zippy make-ahead chicken that’s stewed with charred tomatoes and smoky chile powder, though canned tomatoes (especially the fire-roasted kind) and chipotles in adobo will do in a pinch. The spice level is up to you, so feel free to season to taste with chipotle………..

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Quesadilla Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/18188/cuisines-regions/latin-american/mexican/quesadillas/

One of America’s Favorites – Quesadillas

March 11, 2019 at 5:02 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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Three quesadilla halves

A quesadilla’ or sometimes specifically a cheese quesadilla, is a Mexican dish, consisting of a tortilla that is filled primarily with cheese, and sometimes meats, beans, vegetables, and spices, and then cooked on a griddle. Traditionally, a corn tortilla is used, but it can also be made with a flour tortilla, particularly in northern Mexico and the United States.

A full quesadilla is made with two tortillas that hold a layer of cheese between them. A half is a single tortilla that has been filled with cheese and folded into a half-moon shape. A quick version of the quesadilla, the cheese tortilla, is microwaved and often served to kids.

The quesadilla has its origins in colonial Mexico. The quesadilla as a food has changed and evolved over many years as people experimented with different variations of it. Quesadillas are frequently sold at Mexican restaurants all over the world.

Types:

Original Mexican quesadilla

Quesadillas

In the central and southern regions of Mexico, a quesadilla is a flat circle of cooked corn masa, called a tortilla, warmed to soften it enough to be folded in half, and then filled. They are typically filled with Oaxaca cheese (queso Oaxaca), a stringy Mexican cheese made by the pasta filata (stretched-curd) method. The quesadilla is then cooked on a comal until the cheese has completely melted. They are usually cooked without the addition of any oil. Often the quesadillas are served with green or red salsa, chopped onion, and guacamole. While Oaxaca (or string) cheese is the most common filling, other ingredients are also used in addition to, or even substituting for, the cheese. These can include cooked vegetables, such as potatoes with chorizo, squash blossoms, mushrooms, epazote, huitlacoche, and different types of cooked meat, such as chicharron, tinga made of chicken or beef, or cooked pork. In some places, quesadillas are also topped with other ingredients, in addition to the fillings they already have. Avocado or guacamole, chopped onion, tomato, serrano chiles, and cilantro are the most common. Salsas may also be added as a topping.

Mexican quesadillas are traditionally cooked on a comal, which is also used to prepare tortillas. As a variation, the quesadillas can be fried in oil to make quesadillas fritas. The main difference is that, while the traditional ones are prepared by filling the partially cooked tortillas, then cooked until the cheese melts, the fried ones are prepared like a pastry, preparing the uncooked masa in small circles, then topping with the filling and finally folding the quesadilla to form the pastry. It is then immersed into hot oil until the exterior looks golden and crispy.

Other variations include the use of wheat flour tortillas instead, especially in northeastern Mexico. Wheat dough is most commonly used in place of corn masa. In this case, the flour tortilla is prepared, folded and filled with cheese, exactly as the corn.

Sometimes, cheese and ham are sandwiched between two flour tortillas, then cut into wedges to serve what is commonly known as sincronizada (Spanish for “synchronized”) in Mexico. Despite appearing almost the same as a quesadilla, it is considered a completely different dish. Tourists frequently confuse the sincronizada with the quesadilla because it is typically called a quesadilla in most Mexican restaurants outside of Mexico.

U.S.

Blue corn quesadillas

Quesadillas served at a Friendly’s restaurant in New Jersey
The quesadilla is a regional favorite in the southwestern U.S. where it is similar to a ‘grilled cheese sandwich’. It is prepared in a similar manner except for the inclusion of local ingredients. A flour tortilla is heated on a griddle, then flipped and sprinkled with a grated, melting cheese (queso quesadilla), such as Monterey Jack, Cheddar cheese, or Colby Jack. Once the cheese melts, other ingredients; such as shredded meat, peppers, onions, or guacamole may be added, and it is then folded and served.

Another preparation involves cheese and other ingredients sandwiched between two flour tortillas, with the whole package grilled on an oiled griddle and flipped so both sides are cooked and the cheese is melted. This version is often cut into wedges to serve. A home appliance (quesadilla maker) is sold to produce this kind of quesadilla, although it does not use oil and cooks both sides at once. This type is similar to the Mexican sincronizada; but in the United States, they often also have fajita beef or chicken or other ingredients instead of ham. That kind of quesadilla is also Mexican, and it is called “gringa” (the name varies in some regions in Mexico, there’s also a type of quesadilla called “chavindeca”).

There is a lot of regional variation to specific recipes throughout the Southwest.

Variations
Quesadillas have been adapted to many different styles. In the United States, many restaurants serve them as appetizers, after adding their own twist. Some variations use goat cheese, black beans, spinach, zucchini, or tofu.

Even dessert quesadillas are made, using ingredients such as chocolate, butterscotch, caramel and different fruits.

 

Best Healthy Snack Recipes for the Super Bowl

December 27, 2018 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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Start planning that Super Bowl Party Menu now with these Best Healthy Snack Recipes for the Super Bowl from the EatingWell website and Magazine. Finds recipes like; Soy-Lime Baked Buffalo Wings, Loaded Sweet Potato Nacho Fries, and Black Bean Quesadillas. Find these Delicious and Healthy Snack Recipes for the Super Bowl. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Best Healthy Snack Recipes for the Super Bowl
Turn on the game and dig into our healthy appetizer recipes for the Super Bowl! These Super Bowl snacks, including chicken tender recipes, dip recipes, buffalo wing recipes and more healthy snack recipes, are lighter version of traditional snacks your friends and family will enjoy.

Soy-Lime Baked Buffalo Wings
Make this baked Buffalo chicken wing recipe at home to save 138 calories and a whopping 598 milligrams of sodium compared to the same number of deep-fried wings. If your market sells its chicken wings whole, you’ll want to separate each into a “wingette” and a “drumette” so they cook evenly. They’re easy to split apart with a sharp knife. Serve with carrot sticks, celery and ranch (or blue cheese) dressing……….

Loaded Sweet Potato Nacho Fries
Bump up the vitamin A and fiber when you swap tortilla chips for sweet potatoes in this healthy recipe. Serve as an appetizer at your next party or turn it into dinner by adding chicken, tofu, shrimp or more beans for protein…….

Black Bean Quesadillas
These satisfying quesadillas take just 15 minutes to make. We like them with black beans, but pinto beans work well too. If you like a little heat, be sure to use pepper Jack cheese in the filling. Serve with: A little sour cream and a mixed green salad………..

* Click the link below to get all theBest Healthy Snack Recipes for the Super Bowl
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/22435/holidays-occasions/occasions/super-bowl-party/appetizers/healthy-snack-recipes-for-the-super-bowl/slideshow/best-healthy-snack-recipes-for-the-super-bowl/

For your Cinco De Mayo Party – Healthy Mexican Recipes

May 4, 2018 at 1:11 PM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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Looking for some Delicious and Healthy Mexican Recipes for Cinco De Mayo, well look no further! From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Mexican Recipes. You’ll find recipes like; Chicken Fajita Kebabs, Magical Color-Changing Margaritas, and Cheese Quesadillas with Peppers and Onions. Find these and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! http://www.eatingwell.com/

 

Healthy Mexican Recipes
Find healthy, delicious Mexican recipes including Mexican drinks, appetizers, soup, salads, casseroles and enchiladas. Healthier Recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Chicken Fajita Kebabs
These grilled kebabs have all the makings of a classic fajita—seasoned chicken, onions and peppers. Warm a stack of tortillas in a foil packet on the side of the grill to turn the kebabs into an easy fajita dinner. Or serve with lime-and-cilantro coleslaw for a grain-free alternative………..

Magical Color-Changing Margaritas
Pour homemade margarita mix over ice cubes made from blue pea flower tea and watch your cocktail change colors before your eyes without any artificial food dye. It’s sure to be your new favorite party trick. Blue pea flower tea (also called butterfly pea tea) is an herbal tea from Southeast Asia that changes from blue to purple when mixed with an acidic ingredient (like the lime juice in this margarita recipe)…………..

Cheese Quesadillas with Peppers and Onions
These 15-minute quesadillas are a notch above basic with the addition of sautéed peppers and onions. Let the kiddos load them up with the toppings at the table………

 

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Mexican Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/17969/cuisines-regions/latin-american/mexican/

Quick and Easy Healthy Recipes WEDNESDAY

March 21, 2018 at 5:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Quick and Easy Healthy Recipes. Quick and Easy Healthy Recipes like; Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes, Cheese Quesadillas with Peppers and Onions, and Salmon and Asparagus with Lemon-Garlic Butter Sauce. Find these and mor all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Quick and Easy Healthy Recipes
Find quick and easy recipe ideas for dinner, appetizers, side dishes and dessert. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes
Two of our favorite comfort-food sandwiches join forces in these family-friendly dinner sandwiches. We found that softer buns make this easier to eat, and it’s all the better when wrapped takeout-style in a sheet of foil……..

Cheese Quesadillas with Peppers and Onions
These 15-minute quesadillas are a notch above basic with the addition of sautéed peppers and onions. Let the kiddos load them up with the toppings at the table……

Salmon and Asparagus with Lemon-Garlic Butter Sauce
Looking for a recipe to help you eat more heart-healthy fish and veggies? Add this salmon and asparagus dinner to your rotation. Not only is it healthy and delicious, this sheet-pan dinner is also easy to make and a breeze to clean up…………

* Click the link below to get all the Quick and Easy Healthy Recipes
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Healthy Quesadilla Recipes

October 28, 2017 at 5:20 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Quesadilla Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Quesadilla Recipes, with recipes like; Ancho Chile Quesadillas, Crab Quesadillas, and Turkey and Balsamic Onion Quesadillas. Find these and more all at the EatingWell website. Plus don’t forget to subscribe to the EatingWell Magazine. I’ve had a subscription for years and have found so many recipes and recipe ideas. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.eatingwell.com/

 

Healthy Quesadilla Recipes
Find healthy, delicious quesadilla recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Ancho Chile Quesadillas
Rehydrated dry chiles often have more intense and multidimensional flavors than fresh. In this simple quesadilla recipe, mildly spicy ancho chiles (dried poblanos) and nutty Gruyère cheese melt together for an easy snack or quick dinner. Find anchos in well-stocked supermarkets, at Mexican grocers or online…….

Crab Quesadillas
These quesadillas have an irresistibly creamy filling. They also make great appetizers. Make it a meal: Serve with your favorite salsa on top and a cup of black bean soup topped with chopped avocado……..

Turkey and Balsamic Onion Quesadillas
Not your traditional quesadilla, these feature deli turkey and Cheddar cheese, along with onions quickly marinated in balsamic vinegar. Serve with sauteed vegetables or a tossed salad for a quick meal…….

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Quesadilla Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/18188/cuisines-regions/latin-american/mexican/quesadillas/

Healthy Appetizer Recipes

July 19, 2017 at 5:22 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website its Healthy Appetizer Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Appetizer Recipes like; Onion Rings, Southwestern Layered Bean Dip, and Turkey and Balsamic Onion Quesadillas. Find these and more all at the EatingWell website. Also don’t forget about the EatingWell Magazine. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.eatingwell.com/

 

Healthy Appetizer Recipes
Find healthy, delicious appetizer recipes including deviled eggs, chicken appetizers, and low-calorie finger foods. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

 

Onion Rings
We couldn’t get enough of these crunchy onion rings in the EatingWell Test Kitchen. Try any seasoning blend that you have on hand to add flavor to the breading or substitute 1 teaspoon salt instead. Seasoned whole-wheat breadcrumbs are available in some supermarkets and natural-foods stores. If you can find them, try them in place of the plain breadcrumbs and seasoning blend……

 

Southwestern Layered Bean Dip
Plenty of black beans, salsa and chopped fresh vegetables mean a healthy amount of dietary fiber in this Tex-Mex layered dip. We use reduced-fat sour cream along with full-fat (and full-flavored) cheese to make the dip lighter without compromising great taste. Be sure to have lots of baked tortilla chips on hand when you serve it…….

 

Turkey and Balsamic Onion Quesadillas
Not your traditional quesadilla, these feature deli turkey and Cheddar cheese, along with onions quickly marinated in balsamic vinegar. Serve with sauteed vegetables or a tossed salad for a quick meal…….

 

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Appetizer Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/18041/appetizer/

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