Appetizer of the Week – Baked Ravioli Bites

May 8, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Appetizer of the Week, Appetizers, CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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This week’s Appetizer of the Week is Baked Ravioli Bites. To prepare this week’s recipe you’ll be needing packaged BUITONI Refrigerated Four Cheese Ravioli, Eggs, Breadcrumbs, Olive Oil Cooking Spray, container BUITONI Refrigerated Pesto with Basil, and Assorted Vegetable Toppings. 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 2021! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Baked Ravioli Bites
Decorated with artful toppings, these ravioli bites are irresistible additions to a night of entertaining.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 (9-ounce) package BUITONI Refrigerated Four Cheese Ravioli, prepared according to package directions
2 large eggs, beaten
1 cup Italian dry bread crumbs
Olive oil cooking spray
1 (7-ounce) container BUITONI Refrigerated Pesto with Basil
Assorted toppings*

Cooking Directions:
1 – Preheat broiler. Grease baking sheet.
2 – Dip prepared ravioli into beaten eggs, coating both sides, then into bread crumbs, coating both sides. Place on prepared baking sheet. Lightly spray top of breaded ravioli with cooking spray.
3 – Broil for 1 to 2 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Turn and spray with additional cooking spray; broil for 1 minute or until edges begin to brown.
4 – Top each ravioli with 1 teaspoon pesto and choice of assorted toppings.
Makes 45 appetizers.

*Cherry tomatoes, cut in half and tossed with olive oil and chopped fresh basil; black and green olives, pitted and sliced; small fresh mozzarella balls, cut in half; finely diced red and yellow bell peppers; sliced marinated artichoke hearts

Tip: Visit the olive bar in your favorite gourmet market to find a variety of flavorful toppings.

Note: Try substituting BUITONI Refrigerated Whole Wheat Four Cheese Ravioli and BUITONI Refrigerated Pesto with Sun Dried Tomatoes.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/45 of recipe): Calories: 50 Calories from Fat: 25 Total Fat: 3 g Saturated Fat: 1 g Cholesterol: 15 mg Sodium: 115 mg Carbohydrates: 5 g Dietary Fiber: 0 g Sugars: 1 g Protein: 2 g
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/appetizer/baked_ravioli_bites_recipe.html

SOUTHWEST MEATLOAF

May 8, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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I have a recipe for a Southwest Meatloaf to pass along. To make this Meatloaf you’ll be needing Ground Beef (95% lean), Soft Bread Crumbs, Onion, Red Bell Pepper, Frozen Corn, Milk, Egg, Garlic Clove, Salt, Chili Powder, Ground Cumin, Pepper, and Thick and Chunky Salsa. The Meatloaf is 280 calories and 11 net carbs per serving. So you can find this Diabetic Friendly recipe and more all at the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. You can also sign up to receive wonderful recipes, engaging articles, helpful and healthful tips, critically important news and more. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

SOUTHWEST MEATLOAF

Ingredients

2 pounds ground beef (95% lean)
1 cup soft bread crumbs
3/4 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
1/2 cup frozen corn, thawed
1/2 cup milk
1 egg
1 large clove garlic, minced
2 teaspoons salt
1-1/2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup thick and chunky salsa

Directions

1 – Heat oven to 350F. Combine all ingredients in large bowl except salsa, mixing lightly but thoroughly.
2 – Shape beef mixture into 10 x 4-inch loaf on rack in broiler pan. Bake in 350F oven 1 hour,15 minutes to 1 hour, 20 minutes, until internal temperature reaches 160F.
3 – Let stand 10 minutes. Top with salsa; cut into slices.

Recipe Yield: Makes 6 to 8 servings

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 280
Fat: 9 grams
Saturated Fat: 4 grams
Fiber: 1.8 grams
Sodium: 313 milligrams
Cholesterol: 120 milligrams
Protein: 34 grams
Carbohydrates: 12 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/southwest-meatloaf

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

May 8, 2021 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Freeze fresh herbs……….

If you’re still not able to use up all your fresh herbs before they go bad, here’s a hint on what to do. Chop them up and throw them in the freezer. Try freezing them in an ice cube tray. Once frozen, remove the cubes and place them in a freezer-safe bag. This way you can pull out just what you need the next time you cook.

Sharp Cheddar and Bacon Turkey Burger w/ Baked Fries

May 7, 2021 at 7:12 PM | Posted in Healthy Life Whole Grain Breads, Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | 1 Comment
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Today’s Menu: Sharp Cheddar and Bacon Turkey Burger w/ Baked Fries

 

 

For Breakfast I had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. High of 63 degrees and partly sunny out today. I took Mom over to Jungle Jim’s Market this morning. She went in and grabbed a couple of items and put them in my cart. Then she headed back out to the car. She’s having a lot of trouble walking for a long length of time. So I finished the shopping up, I love Jungle Jim’s! As I have said before it has everything from Quail Eggs to Ground Ostrich. Plus older U.S. Grocery Items you can no longer find anywhere else. Anyway back home, I took Mom’s car up and had it washed and then stopped and filled it with gas. Then cleaned up a little outside. For Dinner tonight its a Sharp Cheddar and Chicken Bacon Turkey Burger w/ Baked Fries.

 

So I started by getting a skillet and spraying it with Pam Non Stick Cooking Spray and heating it on medium heat. For the Bacon I’m using al fresco Uncured Chicken Bacon. It fries up perfect with an excellent taste. I buy it at Meijer, it’s the only store I’ve found to carry it. I need 2 slices but fried 5 slices. Always remember when frying Bacon use the Bacon Math. Just decide how many slices you’ll need and double it or so. Because, at least when I fry Bacon, you end up eating as much as you fix as you’re preparing it!

 

I had bought a package of the Jennie – O Lean 93% Lean Turkey Burger Patties at Meijer and had them in the freezer. I grabbed a couple of them last night and let it thaw in the fridge overnight. To prepare the Burger I grabbed a skillet, sprayed it with Pam and added 2 teaspoons of Extra Light Olive Oil, heated it on medium heat. When ready I added the Turkey Burger and cooked it for 12 minutes flipping it 3 times. With a minute of cooking time left I added a slice of Kraft Deli Deluxe Sharp Cheddar Cheese. And done!

 

Added the Bacon, Lettuce, some Hellman’s Spicy Chipotle Mayonnaise (my favorite Mayo) and served it on a Healthy Life Wheat Bun. Just love these Burgers, juicy and delicious, and with the Sharp Cheddar and Bacon it makes it that much better! I love this Mayo. The Hellman’s Spicy Chipotle Mayonnaise is nice and creamy with excellent flavor, with a little kick to it!

 

 

I also baked some Ore Ida Crinkle Cut Fries. I baked them for 19 minutes and done. Served them with a side of Hunt’s Ketchup. For Dessert/Snack later a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Snyder’s Pretzels with a Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jennie – O Lean Turkey Burger Patties
Fire up the grill for some delicious, nutritious JENNIE-O Lean Turkey Burger Patties. These all natural*, ground patties will surprise even the most passionate beef enthusiasts with the amount of sizzle and flavor they can pack. You may find yourself having second helpings at your next barbecue!

* ALL NATURAL*
* GLUTEN FREE

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS
CONSUMER GAS GRILL:
TO GRILL:
Spray grill rack with nonstick cooking spray. Preheat grill over medium-high heat. Place burger patties on grill rack 4 inches from heat source. Grill approximately 15 to 17 minutes turning occasionally (2-3 times). Always cook to well-done, 165°F. as measured by a meat thermometer.
CONSUMER STOVETOP SKILLET:
STOVETOP:
Spray skillet with nonstick cooking spray or add 1 to 2 teaspoons of oil. Preheat skillet over medium heat. Place burger patties in hot skillet. Cook approximately 15 to 17 minutes turning occasionally (2-3 times). Always cook to well-done, 165°F. as measured by a meat thermometer.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

NUTRITION INFORMATION
Serving Size 112 g
Calories 150
Total Fat 8.0 g
Saturated Fat 2.5 g
Trans Fat .0 g
Cholesterol 85 mg
Sodium 110 mg
Total Carbohydrates 0 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Sugars 0 g
Added Sugars 0 g0%
Protein 20 g40%
Vitamin D. 400 mcg2%
Calcium 50.00 mg2%
Iron 1.40 mg8%
Potassium 280.000 mg6%
https://www.jennieo.com/products/70-lean-turkey-burger-patties

 

 

 


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Turkey Tenderloin with Peaches

May 7, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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Here’s a recipe for Turkey Tenderloin with Peaches. The name just shouts freshness and Spring time. To make this recipe you’ll be needing Red Onions, Peaches, Olive Oil, a package JENNIE-O® Savory Roast Turkey Breast Tenderloin, Arugula, Balsamic Vinegar, and Crumbled Blue Cheese. You can find this recipe along with all the other Delicious and Healthy Recipes at the Jennie – O Turkey website. Stay Safe and Make the SWITCH in 2021! https://www.jennieo.com/

Turkey Tenderloin with Peaches
This grilled turkey recipe is one for the books. Turkey Tenderloin with Peaches features the sweet and savory blends of grilled peaches, turkey tenderloin, baby arugula and blue cheese for a recipe that will exceed your expectations. At 300 calories and 35g of protein per serving, this recipe is a must-try!
Total Time – 1 Hour
Serving Size – 4 Servings

Turkey Tenderloin with Peaches

Ingredients
2 medium red onions, sliced ½-inch thick rounds
3 peaches, cut into wedges
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 (24-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Savory Roast Turkey Breast Tenderloin
2 cups baby arugula
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 ounces blue cheese, crumbled

Directions

1) Drizzle onions and peaches with 1 tablespoon oil; set aside.

2) Preheat grill over medium heat, place tenderloins directly on grate. Grill, turning occasionally, until meat thermometer inserted into thickest portion of the meat reaches 165°F., approximately 45-50 minutes. Remove from heat, cover and let rest 5-10 minutes before slicing.

3) Cut tenderloin into slices. Grill onions 5 minutes per side or until grill marks appear; separate onions into rings.

4) Grill peaches 2 minutes per side or until grill marks appear.

5) Toss arugula with onions, peaches, vinegar and remaining oil.

6) Arrange turkey and arugula mixture on plates; sprinkle with cheese.

* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

 

Nutritional Information

Calories 300

Protein 35g

Carbohydrates 11g

Fiber 2g

Sugars 8g

Fat 13g

Cholesterol 85mg

Sodium 930mg

Saturated Fat 4.5g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/turkey-tenderloin-with-peaches/

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

May 7, 2021 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Is that chicken done grilling?……………

The perfect internal temperature is 165 degrees for dark meat, 160 degrees for white. If you don’t have an instant-read thermometer, you can always do a little cut into the middle to check that it’s just about opaque in the center.

Fried Chicken Thighs w/ Fried Potatoes and Canned Green Beans

May 6, 2021 at 7:03 PM | Posted in chicken, greenbeans, potatoes | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Chicken Thighs w/ Fried Potatoes and Canned Green Beans

 

 

To start this Thursday morning off I prepared a Breakfast Sandwich using al fresca Chicken Sausage Patty, Egg White Patty, 1/2 slice of Kraft Deli Deluxe Sharp Cheddar Cheese, all served on a Thomas Light English Muffin. The Egg White Patty is something new I tried from Good Food Made Simple. If you come across these, give them a try! They are very good and only 35 calories and 2 carbs per patty! I also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. High of 61 degrees with rain showers moving in later. Lot of rain here lately. After Breakfast I took Mom to a local Plant and Tree Nursery. She bought a couple of Hanging Baskets of Flowers. Back home did a few things around the house. So for Dinner tonight one of our favorite meals, Fried Chicken Thighs w/ Fried Potatoes and Canned Green Beans.

 

We just can’t seem to have Fried Chicken Thighs without Fried Potatoes and Green Beans! I had the Chicken Thighs in the freezer and grabbed a package last night and let it thaw in the fridge overnight. To prepare them I’ll just need Flour, Morton’s Lite Salt, Ground Pepper, and Extra Light Olive Oil. I think the trio of Fried Chicken Thighs, Fried Potatoes, and Canned Green Beans were meant to be together, one of our favorite meals!

 

I got a large Cast Iron Skillet, sprayed it with a light coat of Pam Non Stick Spray, added 1 1/2 tablespoons of Extra Light Olive Oil, and heated it on medium heat. As the skillet was heating I got a pie pan out and put 2 tablespoons of Flour in it. Next I got the Chicken Thighs out of the package and seasoned them with Salt and Pepper and rolled them in the Flour. With the skillet heated I added the Thighs to the skillet and put a lid on the skillet. Fried the Thighs for about 9 minutes and then flipped them over, put the lid back on the skillet to cook another 7 minutes. As the Chicken Thighs were cooking I got out a second Cast Iron Skillet, sprayed it, added the Olive Oil and let it preheat on medium heat. Then I washed and cut the Potatoes for the Fried Potatoes.

For one side we had Fried Potatoes, which I picked up at Meijer the other day. I love these and Mom makes the best! I bought a bag of Medium Size Red Potatoes, which we’ll be using. To prepare them; first wash the Whole Potatoes and dry with a paper towel. Next grab a Cast Iron Skillet and add 1 tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil and heat the Skillet on medium high.

 

With the skillet heated add the Potatoes. After adding the Potatoes add your Seasoning, we just used Salt and Pepper. Then fry until the Potatoes start to turn brown. Then flip them with a spatula and continue frying until done. I love these Potatoes and they are so easy to prepare.

 

I had opened up a quart jar of Canned Green Beans and had them already cooking. I love these Green Beans. They always taste so fresh! Just heat them up in a large sauce pan and serve. One delicious Dinner as always when having the Chicken Thighs! For Dessert/Snack later I had a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding topped with Cool Whip Free.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chicken Thighs – One medium, baked chicken thigh with skin provides 140 calories, 14 grams of protein, 0 grams of carbohydrate, 9 grams of fat, 3 grams of saturated fat, 4 grams of monounsaturated fat, 2 gram of polyunsaturated fat, and 275 milligrams of sodium.

Diabetic Desert of the Week – Easy Oat Chocolate Chips Cookies Recipe

May 6, 2021 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 Desert of the Week is Easy Oat Chocolate Chips Cookies Recipe. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Margarine, Brown Sugar, Egg, Vanilla, All Purpose Flour, Baking Soda, Salt, Quick Cooking Rolled Oats, Semisweet Chocolate Chips, and Vegetable Cooking Spray. The Cookies are 101 calories and 13 net carbs per serving (2 cookies). 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/

Easy Oat Chocolate Chips Cookies Recipe
These classic oatmeal chocolate chip cookies have just 14 grams of carbohydrate per serving!

Ingredients
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Baking time: 10 minutes per pan

1/3 cup margarine, softened
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 egg
3 teaspoons vanilla
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Vegetable cooking spray

Directions
Yield: about 3 dozen
Serving size: 2 cookies

1 – Preheat oven to 375°F. Beat margarine at medium speed with an electric mixer until light and fluffy; gradually add brown sugar and beat well. Add egg and vanilla, beating well. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add flour mixture to margarine mixture, mixing well. Stir in oats and chocolate chips. Coat cookie sheets with cooking spray. Using two teaspoons, drop dough onto cookie sheets, leaving about 2 inches between each cookie. Portion the dough so that you make about 3 dozen cookies. Bake 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 101 calories, Carbohydrates: 14 g, Protein: 1 g, Fat: 4 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Sodium: 120 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/easy-oatmeal-chocolate-chip-cookies/

 

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Healthy Dessert Recipes with Fruit

May 6, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell Website and Magazine it’s Healthy Dessert Recipes with Fruit. Find some Delicious and Healthy Dessert Recipes with Fruit with recipes including Pineapple Nice Cream, Strawberry-Rhubarb Cobbler with Granola Streusel, and Apricot-Strawberry Tart. 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 2021! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Dessert Recipes with Fruit

Find healthy, delicious fruit desserts. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Pineapple Nice Cream
All-fruit, dairy-free and with no added sugar–these are the hallmarks of nice cream, a healthy alternative to ice cream. This pineapple nice cream has tropical flavors, thanks to a hit of mango and lime. It takes just minutes to make this naturally sweet frozen dessert in the food processor or a blender. Enjoy it alone, or top with fresh fruit and toasted coconut……..

Strawberry-Rhubarb Cobbler with Granola Streusel
Tart rhubarb and sweet strawberries turn tender in their own juices beneath a brown sugar and oat crumble topping. This spring-inspired dessert comes together quickly without pie crusts to unroll; the tender fruit cooks quickly to make this a great last-minute dessert option too. Serve warm for the most luscious texture…………..

Apricot-Strawberry Tart
In this healthy one-bowl dessert recipe, strawberries and apricots are a sweet-tart combination for the filling, but you can use 3 cups of any sliced summer fruit or berries that inspire you. Although this is technically a tart, it bakes best in (and is easiest to serve from) a springform pan instead of a classic tart pan. Serve with whipped cream, if desired…………..

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Dessert Recipes with Fruit
https://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/18287/desserts/fruit/

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

May 6, 2021 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Strawberry storage hint……….

Remove the berries from their original container, and store them whole and unwashed in a partially-closed container lined with paper towels to absorb any excess moisture, preferably in a single layer so they don’t get crushed. They should last up to five to seven days.

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