“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Four Cheese Vegetable Lasagna

September 9, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is – Four Cheese Vegetable Lasagna. 4 Cheese Vegetable Lasagna in a Creamy Parmesan Bechamel Sauce. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website where you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all! So be sure to check it out soon. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Four Cheese Vegetable Lasagna
A cheese and vegetable-rich lasagna in a creamy Parmesan bechamel sauce.

Recipe Ingredients:
Vegetable cooking spray
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
2 cups chopped fresh broccoli
1 1/2 cups thinly sliced carrots
1 cup sliced green onions
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
3 cloves garlic, crushed
3 tablespoons butter
4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3 cups low-fat milk
1/2 cup (1 1/2 ounces) grated Parmesan cheese – divided use
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
1 1/2 cups (12 ounces) part-skim ricotta cheese
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese
12 cooked lasagna noodles (cooked without salt or fat)

Cooking Directions:
1 – Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
2 – Lightly coat the bottom of a Dutch oven with oil and place over medium heat until hot. Add the broccoli, carrots, onions, bell pepper and garlic; sauté 7 minutes. Set aside.
3 – Melt butter in a medium saucepan, stir in flour and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Gradually add the milk, stirring with until blended. Bring to a boil over medium heat, and cook until thickened, stirring constantly, about 5 minutes. Add 1/4 cup of the Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. Remove from the heat; stir in the spinach. Reserve 1/2 cup of the mixture, and set aside.
4 – Combine the ricotta, mozzarella and Swiss cheeses; stir well. Spread 1/2 cup of the spinach mixture in the bottom of 13×9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Arrange 4 lasagna noodles over the spinach mixture; top with half of the cheese mixture, half of the vegetable mixture, and half of the spinach mixture. Repeat the layers, ending with the noodles. Spread the reserved 1/2 cup of spinach mixture over the noodles, and sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese. Cover and bake for 35 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Makes 9 servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/four_cheese_vegetable_lasagna_recipe.html

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Fiesta Turkey Breakfast Bowls FRIDAY

August 2, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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This week’s second Jennie – O Recipe is a Fiesta Turkey Breakfast Bowls. This one is made using JENNIE-O® Lean Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links (one of my favorites), Red Bell Peppers, Yellow Onion, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Egg Substitute, Salsa, Cilantro Sprigs, and served in Whole Wheat Flour Tortillas Bowls. This one is only 270 calories and 27 net carbs per serving. Another great way to start your day! 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 2019! https://www.jennieo.com/

Fiesta Turkey Breakfast Bowls
With edible tortilla bowls, turkey sausage and scrambled eggs, these easy-to-make breakfast bowls are a tasty way to get the day going. Under 300 calories per serving!

INGREDIENTS
6 (7-inch) whole wheat flour tortillas
1 (12-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Lean Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links
1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
1 small sweet yellow onion, coarsely chopped
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1½ cups egg substitute or 6 eggs
½ cup salsa
6 fresh cilantro sprigs

DIRECTIONS
1) Heat oven to 375°F. Lightly spray custard cups with cooking spray. Gently place tortillas into cups, overlapping edges as necessary to fit. Bake tortillas 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly brown.
2) Cook the turkey as specified on the package. Always cook to well-done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer. Remove turkey from skillet and cut each link into three pieces. Set aside.
3) In same skillet, sauté bell pepper and onion in oil 5 minutes or until slightly softened. Reduce heat and add egg substitute to pepper and onion mixture. Cook and stir over medium heat 5 minutes or until soft scrambled. Spoon egg mixture into prepared tortillas. Top with turkey sausage pieces. Serve with salsa and garnish with cilantro.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING

Calories 270
Protein 20g
Carbohydrates 29g
Fiber 2g
Sugars 5g
Fat 8g
Cholesterol 40mg
Sodium 880mg
Saturated Fat 2g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/479-fiesta-turkey-breakfast-bowls

Cracked Pepper Philly Melt

July 12, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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I have another Delicious and Healthy Jennie – O Turkey sandwich recipe to pass along to everyone, Cracked Pepper Philly Melt. This one will be using JENNIE-O® DELI FAVORITES® Oven Roast Turkey Breast along with toppings of Yellow Onion, Green Bell Peppers, Red Bell Peppers, Pepperoncini Peppers, Mayonnaise, and Swiss Cheese all served on Grilled Hoagie Buns. No one leaves the table hungry with this recipe! 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 2019! https://www.jennieo.com/

Cracked Pepper Philly Melt
Layers of melted Swiss cheese, thinly sliced deli turkey, bell peppers, sautéed onion and pepperoncini make up this flavorful melt. Ready in under 15 minutes, this recipe makes for an easy weeknight dinner.

INGREDIENTS
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 cup sliced yellow onion
½ cup thinly sliced green bell peppers
½ cup thinly sliced red bell peppers
¼ cup pepperoncini peppers, drained and sliced
8 ounces JENNIE-O® DELI FAVORITES® Oven Roast Turkey Breast, from the service deli
¼ cup mayonnaise
4 hoagie buns, split and grilled
4 slices Swiss cheese, halved

DIRECTIONS
1) In skillet over medium-high, heat oil. Add onion and cook 5 minutes or until softened. Add peppers; cook until tender. Remove from heat and reserve.
2) Heat turkey in microwave 10 to 15 seconds or until hot. Spread mayonnaise on hoagie bottoms. Top with turkey, pepper mixture and cheese. Replace bun top.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING

Calories 320
Protein 24g
Carbohydrates 29g
Fiber 4g
Sugars 6g
Fat 14g
Cholesterol 45mg
Sodium 980mg
Saturated Fat 5g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/175-cracked-pepper-philly-melt

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Zesty Vegetarian Chili

November 19, 2018 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Meatless Monday | 1 Comment
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This week’s”Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is a Zesty Vegetarian Chili. A perfect recipe for the Fall and Winter! Warm up those cold nights with this week’s recipe. Made using Red Bell Peppers, Zucchini, Salsa, Red Kidney Beans, Tomatoes, Tofu, and Spices. The recipe is from one of my favorite sites, the Diabetes Self Management website. The Diabetes site is loaded with delicious and Diabetic Friendly recipes along with current Diabetes News, Excercise Tips, and Diabetes Management. So check it out today! So Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Zesty Vegetarian Chili

Ingredients
1 tablespoon canola or vegetable oil
1 large red bell pepper, coarsely chopped
2 medium zucchini or yellow squash (or 1 of each), cut into 1/2-inch chunks
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 can (about 14 ounces) fire-roasted diced tomatoes
3/4 cup chunky salsa
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 can (about 15 ounces) no-salt-added red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
10 ounces extra firm tofu, well-drained and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
Chopped cilantro (optional)

Directions
1 – Heat oil in large saucepan over medium heat. Add bell pepper; cook and stir 4 minutes. Add zucchini and garlic; cook and stir 3 minutes.

2 – Stir in tomatoes, salsa, chili powder, and oregano; bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low; simmer 15 minutes or until vegetables are tender.

3 – Stir in beans; simmer 2 minutes or until heated through. Stir in tofu; remove from heat. Ladle into bowls; garnish with chopped cilantro.

Note: Tofu is made from the curds of soybean milk. It has a bland, slightly nutty taste, but readily takes on the flavor of foods it’s cooked with. It’s available in 3 forms: soft, firm, and extra-firm. Cover any leftover tofu with water and refrigerate.

Yield: 4 servings. Serving size: 1 1/2 cups.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 231 calories, Carbohydrates: 28 g, Protein: 15 g, Fat: 8 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 432 mg, Fiber: 8 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/soups-stews/zesty-vegetarian-chili/

Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week – Teriyaki Turkey with Brown Rice

June 29, 2018 at 5:02 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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This week’s Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week is a – Teriyaki Turkey with Brown Rice. Made using JENNIE-O® Lean Ground Turkey along with Green Onions, Carrots, Red Bell Peppers, Broccoli Florets, Soy Sauce, Teriyaki Sauce, Brown Rice, and more! Teriyaki just made healthier! You can find this recipe at the Jennie – O Turkey website. So Enjoy and Make the SWITCH in 2018! https://www.jennieo.com/

 

Teriyaki Turkey with Brown Rice
Trade out the take-out! This Teriyaki Turkey with Brown Rice is an Asian inspired dish that will take your taste buds for a delicious ride.

INGREDIENTS
1 (16-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Lean Ground Turkey
1 tablespoon olive oil
¾ cup chopped green onions
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon grated ginger
½ cup shredded carrots
½ red bell pepper, sliced
2 cups broccoli florets
¼ cup plus 1 tablespoon Teriyaki Sauce
1 tablespoon Low-Sodium Soy Sauce
3 cups cooked brown rice

DIRECTIONS
1) Cook ground turkey in olive oil as specified on the package. Always cook to well-done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer.

2) Add to the cooked turkey, green onions, garlic, ginger and cook 3 minutes. Stir in carrots, peppers, broccoli, teriyaki and soy sauce. Cook until broccoli is crisp tender. Serve over brown rice.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING

Calories 180
Protein 16g
Carbohydrates 10g
Fiber 2g
Sugars 3g
Fat 8g
Cholesterol 55mg
Sodium 440mg
Saturated Fat 2g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/1232-teriyaki-turkey-with-brown-rice

Jennie – O Recipe of the Week – Open-Face Turkey Sandwich

January 19, 2018 at 6:24 AM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products, Jimmy Dean Products | Leave a comment
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This week’s Jennie – O Recipe of the Week is an Open-Face Turkey Sandwich. This one uses sliced JENNIE-O® Tender Browned Turkey Breast along with Red Bell Peppers, Yellow Bell Peppers, Green Onions, Herbed Cream Cheese, and all served on toasted Sour Dough Bread. You can find this recipe at the Jennie – O Turkey website. Enjoy and Make the SWITCH in 2018! https://www.jennieo.com/

 

Open-Face Turkey Sandwich
It’s a classic for a reason. Chop up a bell pepper, grab some JENNIE-O® Tender Browned Turkey Breast straight from the deli and serve up an astoundingly lean lunch in under 15 minutes!

INGREDIENTS
½ cup thinly sliced red bell pepper
½ cup thinly sliced yellow bell pepper
6 green onions, sliced
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 slices sourdough bread, toasted
3 tablespoons herbed cream cheese
½ pound thinly sliced JENNIE-O® Tender Browned Turkey Breast, from the service deli

DIRECTIONS
1) In skillet, saute pepper strips and green onions in olive oil. Spread bread with herbed cream cheese. Top with turkey. Arrange vegetable mixture on turkey.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING

Calories 320
Protein 20g
Carbohydrates 40g
Fiber 3g
Sugars 4g
Fat 9g
Cholesterol 35mg
Sodium 860mg
Saturated Fat 3g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/87-open-face-turkey-sandwich

Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week – Turkey Breakfast Pizza

August 4, 2017 at 5:22 AM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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This week’s Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week is a Turkey Breakfast Pizza. Start your morning off with Pizza, a Turkey Breakfast Pizza! Made with using JENNIE-O® Turkey Bacon along with toppings of Shredded Cheddar Cheese, Green Onions, and Red Bell Peppers. You can find this recipe at the Jennie – O website which is loaded with delicious and healthy recipe ideas like this week’s recipe. Enjoy and Make the Switch! https://www.jennieo.com/

 

Turkey Breakfast Pizza

Brunch doesn’t get as much respect as other meals. But that stops today. With flaky crust, bell peppers and crispy turkey bacon, they’ll remember this meal all week.

INGREDIENTS

1 (13.8-ounce) can refrigerated pizza dough
½ (12-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Turkey Bacon
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
1¼ cups milk
½ cup shredded Cheddar cheese
¼ cup sliced green onions
¼ cup chopped red bell pepper

DIRECTIONS

1) Heat oven to 425°F. Spray 13×9-inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
2) In prepared dish, press dough in bottom and up sides of pan. Bake 5 minutes. Remove from oven; set aside.
3) Cook turkey bacon as specified on the package. Always cook to well-done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer. Crumble; set aside.
4) Melt butter in saucepan over medium heat. Stir in flour until smooth. Gradually whisk in milk. Cook 5 to 10 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and add cheese; stir until melted. Spread cheese sauce evenly over baked crust.
5) Sprinkle with bacon, green onions and bell pepper. Bake 15 minutes or until crust is golden brown.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING
Calories320
Protein15g
Carbohydrates36g
Fiber2g
Sugars3g
Fat13g
Cholesterol35mg
Sodium720mg
Saturated Fat4.5g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/258-turkey-breakfast-pizza

Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week – Turkey Ham in Pretzel Roll

February 24, 2017 at 6:08 AM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products | 1 Comment
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This week’s Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week is a Turkey Ham in Pretzel Roll. A Sandwich that’s a meal! Made with JENNIE-O® Turkey Ham along with Onion, Red Bell Peppers, Parsley, Thyme, and Provolone Cheese. It’s served in a hollowed out pretzel Roll! You can find this recipe along with all the other delicious and healthy recipes at the Jennie – O website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! https://www.jennieo.com/

 

 

Turkey Ham in Pretzel Roll

INGREDIENTSturkey-ham-in-pretzel-roll

½ cup chopped onion
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
⅓ cup roasted red bell peppers, cut in ½–inch strips
2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley
½ teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
1 cup shredded Provolone cheese
1 cup diced JENNIE-O® Turkey Ham
4 pretzel rolls

 
DIRECTIONS

Heat oven to 350°F.
1) In small skillet, sauté onion in oil 4 to 5 minutes or until soft. In medium bowl, toss together onion, peppers, parsley, thyme, cheese and turkey ham.
2) To hollow pretzel rolls, cut off one end and set aside. Carefully, scrape out inside of roll; discard or save for another use. Stuff ¼ of filling mixture into pretzel. Replace cut-off end and wrap with foil. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until filling is warm.
3) To hollow pretzel rolls, cut off one end and set aside. Carefully, scrape out inside of roll; discard or save for another use. Stuff ¼ of filling mixture into pretzel. Replace cut-off end and wrap with foil. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until filling is warm.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATIONJennie O Make the Switch
PER SERVING
Calories300
Protein20g
Carbohydrates26g
Fiber2g
Sugars5g
Fat15g
Cholesterol25mg
Sodium930mg
Saturated Fat7g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/911-turkey-ham-in-pretzel-roll

Black Bean Pork Chili

December 28, 2016 at 5:59 AM | Posted in chili, Pork | Leave a comment
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Forgot I had this Chili recipe, Black Bean Pork Chili. Enjoy!

 

Black Bean Pork Chili

Recipe Ingredients:

1 pound lean ground pork
1 medium red or green bell pepper, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 (15-ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 cup water
2 teaspoons dried oregano, crushed
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon lime juice
Shredded cheddar cheese
Nonstick cooking spray
Flour tortillas, warmed for accompaniment (optional)

Cooking Directions:

1 – Coat heavy, large covered pot with nonstick cooking spray. Heat over medium-high heat. Add pork, bell pepper, onion, garlic and cumin. Cook and stir until pork is brown and vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally. Drain off fat.
2 – Stir black beans, undrained tomatoes, water, oregano and salt into mixture in pot. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 30 minutes.
3 – Uncover; simmer about 15 minutes more or until desired consistency.
4 – Stir in lime juice. Ladle into soup bowls. Sprinkle each serving with cheddar cheese. Serve with tortillas, if desired.
Makes 4 servings.

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Grilled Beany Zucchini

December 26, 2016 at 6:12 AM | Posted in Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is a Grilled Beany Zucchini. Hollowed out Zucchni stuffed with Beans, Red Bell Pepper, Tomato, Spices, and Grated Parmesan Cheese! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2017!

 

 

Grilled Beany Zucchini
Recipe Ingredients:

4 large zucchini, cut lengthwise into halves
1 cup chopped red bell pepper
1 cup chopped onion
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 tablespoon extra light olive oil
1 medium tomato, seeded, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
1 (15-ounce) can garbanzo or red beans (1 1/2 cups), rinsed, drained and coarsely mashed
1/4 cup freshly Kraft Grated Reduced Fat Parmesan Cheese – divided use

Cooking Directions:

1 – Hollow out zucchini with sharp knife, leaving 1/4-inch shells; reserve shells. Chop zucchini that was removed.
2 – Sauté chopped zucchini, bell pepper, onion, and garlic in oil in large skillet until crisp-tender, about 8 minutes. Add tomato and basil and sauté until tomato is wilted and mixture is fairly dry, about 5 minutes.
Add beans to side of skillet; coarsely mash about half the beans. Mix beans and 2 tablespoons cheese into zucchini mixture.
3 – Spoon mixture into reserved zucchini shells; sprinkle with remaining 2 tablespoons cheese. Grill, covered, over medium-hot coals until zucchini shells are crisp-tender when pierced with a sharp knife, 10 to 15 minutes.
Makes 4 main-dish servings.

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