Healthy Winter Side Dish Recipes

January 24, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | 1 Comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Winter Side Dish Recipes. Find some Delicious and Healthy Winter Side Dish Recipes with recipe including Balsamic and Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower, Sheet-Pan Roasted Root Vegetables, and Easy Brown Rice. 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 2021!

Healthy Winter Side Dish Recipes

Find healthy, delicious winter side dish recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Balsamic and Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower
Roasting isn’t usually the first cooking method you think of for cauliflower but the results are quite delicious. The florets are cut into thick slices and tossed with extra-virgin olive oil and herbs. Wherever the flat surfaces come into contact with the hot roasting pan, a deep browning occurs that results in a sweet, nutty flavor…………..

Sheet-Pan Roasted Root Vegetables
One pan is all you need for a heaping pile of nutritious, tender and colorful root vegetables. Whip up this large-batch recipe at the beginning of the week to use in easy, healthy dinners all week long………………..

Easy Brown Rice
Here’s the only recipe you need to make perfect brown rice every time! This healthy whole grain is great on its own as a side dish, or use it in your favorite recipes calling for cooked brown rice…………………………

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Winter Side Dish Recipes

Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week – Turkey Teriyaki Stir-Fry

January 22, 2021 at 6:02 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 Turkey Teriyaki Stir-Fry. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Oil, JENNIE-O® Oven Roasted Turkey Breast, Low-Sodium Teriyaki Stir Fry Sauce, Bell Peppers, Green Onions, Pea Pods, Mushrooms, and Rice. The Stir – Fry is 250 calories and 17 net carbs per serving. You can find this recipe along with all the other Delicious and Healthy Recipes at the Jennie – O Turkey website. Make the SWITCH in 2021!

Turkey Teriyaki Stir-Fry
Fill your home with the aroma of savory lean turkey breast stir-fried with red and yellow bell peppers, pea pods, mushrooms and a tangy teriyaki sauce. It’s an easy Turkey Teriyaki Stir-Fry recipe that goes from wok to table in less than 30 minutes!

Total Time – 30 Minutes
Serving Size – 4 servings

2 tablespoons oil, divided

12 ounces cubed JENNIE-O® Oven Roasted Turkey Breast

1/3 cup low-sodium teriyaki stir fry sauce, divided

1 each red and yellow bell pepper, cut into strips

6 green onions, cut diagonally

1 cup pea pods

10 mushrooms, sliced
rice, if desired

1) Heat 1 teaspoon oil in wok over medium heat. Add turkey and stir-fry 2 to 3 minutes or until meat is brown. Add 2 tablespoons teriyaki sauce. Stir-fry to coat. Remove turkey from wok.

2) Add remaining oil to hot wok. Add red and yellow peppers, green onions, pea pods and mushrooms. Stir-fry until vegetables are tender-crisp. Stir in turkey and remaining teriyaki sauce. Heat thoroughly.

3) Serve with hot rice, if desired.

Calories – 250
Protein – 17g
Carbohydrates – 24g
Fiber – 7g
Sugars – 12g
Fat – 10g
Cholesterol – 25mg
Sodium – 890mg
Saturated Fat – 1g

Jamaican Curried Rice

January 12, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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I have a recipe for a Jamaican Curried Rice to pass along. Add flavor and a little heat to your next Meal. Using Rice, Black Beans, Red Bell Pepper, Curry Powder, Onions, Cashews, and Pineapple. This should go good with any dish but especially your Seafood Dishes! 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!

Jamaican Curried Rice
This zesty flavored rice dish combines cooked rice with black beans, red bell pepper, onions and pineapple. Lime juice and curry get your attention and add that great island taste.

Recipe Ingredients:
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 cup diced red bell pepper
1/2 cup sliced green onions
2 tablespoons curry powder
3 cups hot cooked rice
1/4 cup Equal® Spoonful*
2 tablespoons lime juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 (20-ounce) can pineapple chunks, drained
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup salted cashews

Cooking Directions:
1 – Heat oil in medium skillet. Cook and stir bell pepper and onions 2 to 3 minutes. Add curry powder; stir 30 seconds.
2 – Combine cooked rice, Equal®, lime juice and salt in medium-size bowl. Stir in cooked vegetable mixture, pineapple and black beans. Rice may be served warm or at room temperature. Sprinkle with cashews just before serving.
Makes 8 servings.

*May substitute 6 packets Equal sweetener

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe): calories 196, protein 6 g, carbohydrate 31 g, fat 3 g, cholesterol 0 mg, sodium 474 mg.

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

January 12, 2021 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | 1 Comment
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Making Rice fluffy and not sticky………………

Rinse: Give your rice a quick rinse to remove extra starches, this will help keep it from becoming sticky. Ratio: Use a ratio of 1 cup white rice to 2 cups water. Do Not Stir: When you first add the rice, give it one or two quick stirs and then avoid stirring it. Stirring rice can release starches and make it sticky.

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

December 31, 2020 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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No more Sticky Rice……………..

If your rice tends to stick together when you cook it, add a teaspoon of lemon juice to the water when boiling. Your sticky rice problem will be gone.

Baked Salmon w/ Whole Grain Brown and Wild Rice and Baked Garlic Oval Bread

December 21, 2020 at 7:06 PM | Posted in fish, salmon, Uncle Ben's Rice | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Baked Salmon w/ Whole Grain Brown and Wild Rice and Baked Garlic Oval Bread




For Breakfast this morning I Poached an Egg and served it on a toasted Thomas Light English Muffin. I also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. After Breakfast I had to have Mom at her Family Doctor for a check up. Doctor said she looked great. She’s 92 and gets around better than a lot of people in their 60’s or 70’s! So lucky to have her this long, very thankful. Back home just did a few things around the house. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Baked Salmon w/ Whole Grain Brown and Wild Rice and Baked Garlic Oval Bread.



I just love the combo of Salmon and Rice! I had purchased a a North Atlantic Salmon Fillet from Meijer and had it in the freezer. I sat the fillet in the fridge overnight to thaw. To make it I’ll need the Salmon, McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, Dried Parsley, Dried Chive, and Extra Light Olive Oil.



To prepare it; I preheated the oven on 400 degrees. I then got a small baking pan and sprayed it with Pam Cooking Spray. I washed the Fillet off in cold water and patted dry with a paper towel. Next I put a light coat of the Extra Light Olive Oil on the Fillet and then seasoned. Laid the Fillet in the pan and baked. I baked it for 10 minutes, and done. Excellent Salmon!


For my Rice I’m using Uncle Ben’s Ready Whole Grain Medley – Brown and Wild Rice. It comes in a micowavable package. I microwaved it for 90 seconds and done! I guess one my favorites from the Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice, all though I love using them all. Another tasty and easy to fix item, just microwave for 90 seconds and it’s ready. I love Rice and it pairs perfectly with the Salmon.



Then I also baked a loaf of La Baguetterie Roasted Garlic Oval Bread. Perfect Bread with any Dish! For Dessert/Snack later a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Snyder’s Pretzels and a Diet Raspberry Snapple to drink.











Atlantic Salmon
The Atlantic salmon is a species of ray-finned fish in the family Salmonidae. It is found in the northern Atlantic Ocean, in rivers that flow into the north Atlantic and, due to human introduction, in the north Pacific Ocean.




Now, in just 90 seconds, you can have a delicious wholesome medley of brown rice, wild rice and red rice, with UNCLE BEN’S® WHOLE GRAIN MEDLEY™ Brown & Wild Rice perfectly seasoned with herbs and spices. Plus, it’s made with 100% whole grains and meets the full daily requirement of whole grains in just one serving! The microwaveable pouch eliminates prep and cleanup. See cooking instructions for WHOLE GRAIN MEDLEY™ Brown & Wild Rice below. UNCLE BEN’S®. PERFECT EVERY TIME®.

Nutritional claims & product benefits
* Meets the Full Daily Requirement of Whole Grains‡
* Cholesterol Free
* 0g Trans Fat
* No Saturated Fat
* 100% Whole Grain
* Good Source of Fiber

Cooking instructions
1 – Squeeze WHOLE GRAIN MEDLEY™ Brown & Wild Rice pouch to separate rice.
2 – Tear 2 inches to vent.
3 – Heat on HIGH for 90 seconds.
4 – Serve immediately.

Cooking time for 2 pouches = 2½ minutes. Microwave times may vary. Take care when handling and opening the hot pouch. Refrigerate unused portion.

In the skillet
1 – Gently squeeze the sides of the pouch to break apart the rice and pour contents into a skillet. Add 2 Tbsp. of water and heat.
2 – Stir rice occasionally until heated thoroughly.
3 – Serve immediately.

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

December 11, 2020 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Keep that Rice longer…………

Rice can be stored in the fridge for a longer amount of time if you store a slice of toast on top of it. The toast will absorb excess moisture and keep the rice fluffy and fresh.

Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week – Colorful Turkey Stuffed Peppers

November 20, 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 Colorful Turkey Stuffed Peppers. Bell Peppers stuffed with JENNIE-O® Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast, Rice, Cheddar Cheese, and more! A sure-fire family pleaser. You can find this recipe along with all the other Delicious and Healthy Recipes and Product Information at the Jennie – O Turkey website. Enjoy and Make the Switch in 2020!

Colorful Turkey Stuffed Peppers
If you’re craving stuffed peppers, this Colorful Turkey Stuffed Peppers recipe is for you. Extra lean ground turkey and cheese make this dish irresistible. You can also make it using our lean mild turkey breakfast sausage roll for another delicious option.

2 bell peppers, preferably a mix of yellow, green or red
½ (16-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast
¼ cup chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
¼ teaspoon salt, if desired
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 (14½-ounce) can low-sodium diced tomatoes or seasoned diced tomatoes, drained
½ cup cooked white or brown rice
¾ cup shredded low-fat Cheddar cheese, divided
paprika, if desired
fresh parsley, if desired

Total Time 1 Hour
Serving Size 4 Servings


1) Heat oven to 375°F.

2) Cut bell peppers lengthwise through stems keeping stem halves intact to hold stuffing.

3) Discard seeds and veins.

4) Cook peppers in boiling salted water 5 to 6 minutes or until crisp-tender.

5) Drain and immediately place peppers in ice water to stop cooking process.

6) Drain peppers well and place cut side up in 8 x 8-inch baking dish.

7) Spray skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Preheat skillet over medium-high heat. Add ground turkey to hot skillet. Stir to crumble, approximately 14 to 16 minutes. Always cook to well-done, 165°F. as measured by a meat thermometer.

8) Add onion, garlic, basil, salt, if desired, ground pepper, tomatoes, and rice; continue to cook 5 to 6 minutes or until heated through and most of the juices have reduced.

9) Remove meat mixture from heat and stir in ½ cup cheese.

10) Mound heaping ½ cup of mixture into each pepper half.

11) Bake 20 minutes or until filling is hot and peppers are tender.

12) Remove peppers from oven and sprinkle remaining ¼ cup cheese on top of peppers.

13) Sprinkle with paprika and parsley, if desired.

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

Nutritional Information
Calories 160
Fat 2.5g
Protein 20g
Cholesterol 30mg
Carbohydrates 14g
Sodium 210mg
Fiber 3g
Saturated Fat 1g
Sugars 5g

Jambalaya with Cajun Style Smoked Sausage and Baked Italian Loaf Bread

November 10, 2020 at 7:19 PM | Posted in Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Jambalaya with Cajun Style Smoked Sausage and Baked Italian Bread




For Breakfast this morning I Poached an Egg and served it on a toasted Thomas Light English Muffin. I also heated up 2 Johnsonville Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links and a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Cloudy and 74 degrees out, with rain showers in the afternoon. After the night I had, I had no plans on doing too much. I had one of those long and sleepless nights while dealing with Phantom Pains, and they were bad! So I spent much of the afternoon catching up on some rest and sleep. For Dinner tonight I prepared Jambalaya with Cajun Style Smoked Sausage and Baked Italian Bread.



For the Sausage I used something new, Zatarain’s Cajun Style Smoked Sausage. I came across this at Meijer the other day and thought I would give it a try.




I used Zatarain’s New Orleans Style Jambalaya Mix (Reduced Sodium) for my base for the Jambalaya. I use Zatarain’s Products whenever I can, love the flavor and seasoning of all their products. To prepare it I just followed the easy instructions on the box. Mixed 2 1/2 cups of Water and 2 tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and brought it to a boil. Added the Zatarain’s Jambalaya Mix and my Cajun Style Smoked Sausage, I had sliced the Sausage into small bite size pieces before adding. Returned it to a boil, and then reduced the heat to low. Covered and simmered for about 25 minutes till most of the moisture had been absorbed. Removed it from the heat and let it rest for about 5 minutes before I served it.


The Zatarain’s Cajun Style Smoked Sausage and Zatarain’s New Orleans Style Jambalaya Mix make a perfect pairing! Love this Sausage, nice seasoning and delicious! I added a couple of shakes of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce to the mix also, nothing like a little heat to liven things up! This makes one delicious dish. I also baked a loaf of Meijer Italian Loaf Bread. For Dessert later a bowl of Breyers Carb Smart Vanilla Bean Ice Cream.








Zatarain’s Cajun Style Smoked Sausage

Zatarain’s, the trusted brand for Cajun cooking since 1889, introduces a spicy Cajun-style smoked sausage. Made with 100% pork and seasoned with paprika, this fully cooked smoked sausage makes a quick and easy main dish. Or, add to any of Zatarain’s Rice Mixes for a fast and flavorful one-pot meal.





Zatarain’s New Orleans Style Jambalaya Mix (Reduced Sodium)

Reduced Sodium Jambalaya Mix
Authentic New Orleans flavor with 25% less sodium than the original.Zatarains Jambalaya Mix

* This Easy-to-Prepare Dinner Mix Has Just The Right Blend of Ingredients For A Great-Tasting, Authentic New Orleans Style Meal. Zatarain’s Has Been The Leader In Authentic New Orleans Style Food Since 1889. So When You Want Great Flavor, Jazz It Up With Zatarain’s!
* Zatarain’s, New Orleans, La 70114. Comments Or Questions? Call 1-877-837-3796 Or Visit Us Online At http://www.Zatarain.Com For Great Recipe Ideas and Product Information.
* A New Orleans Tradition Since 1889
* 25% Less Sodium Than Our Original Jambalaya Mix
* Add Meat to Make A Complete Meal
* Serves 6

Enriched Long Grain Parboiled Rice (Iron Phosphate, Niacin, Thiamine Mononitrate and Folic Acid), Dehydrated Vegetables (Onion, Bell Pepper), Salt, Yeast Extract, Soy Sauce (100% Soybean), Dextrose, Thiamine Hydrochloride, Soybean Oil (Tbhq Added As A Preservative), Paprika, Potassium Chloride, Garlic, Spices, Monosodium Glutamate, Chili Powder, Caramel Color, Silicon Dioxide (Flow Agent).

Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Calories: 130
Calories from Fat: 0
Total Fat: 0 0%
Saturated Fat: 0 0%
Cholesterol: 0mg 0%
Sodium: 360mg 15%
Total Carb: 29g 10%
Dietary Fiber: <1g 4%
Sugar: 0g
Protein: 3g

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – CABBAGE ROLLS IN TOMATO SAUCE

October 14, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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This week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week is – CABBAGE ROLLS IN TOMATO SAUCE. Included is a recipe for both the Cabbage Rolls and Tomato Sauce. Some of the Ingredients you’ll be needing are Cabbage Leaves, Wild Idea Buffalo Ground Bison, Green Onion, Spices, Rice, Crushed Tomatoes, Brown Sugar and more! You can find this recipe and purchase the Wild Idea Buffalo Italian Sausage along with all the other Wild Idea Products at the Wide Idea Buffalo website. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020!


(Serves 4 to 8)
I remember my grandma Mosey making these like it was yesterday. She would always, brown the meat before stuffing the leaves, and have noted that option at the bottom. Additional ingredients, such as chopped olives and artichokes can be added too. Enjoy!

Cabbage Rolls
8 cabbage leaves
4 quarts water
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 lb Ground Bison
½ cup green or yellow onion, chopped
1 tablespoon oregano
1 teaspoon paprika
½ teaspoon allspice (optional)
2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon black pepper
1 cup rice, pre-cooked

Tomato Sauce
2 15 ounce cans crushed tomatoes
2 tablespoon brown sugar
¼ cup lemon juice
2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon black pepper
1 tablespoon chopped garlic

1 – Mix all tomato sauce ingredients together over medium heat and let simmer for 10 minutes.
2 – Remove core from cabbage center.
3 – Bring water to a boil in stock pot, place cabbage in pot, turning cabbage occasionally. As able remove outside leaves from cabbage and place on a paper towel. Remove any stiff white core from leaves, for ease in rolling.
4 – Cover remaining cabbage and simmer for ten minutes. Remove cabbage, drain on paper towel and slice into strips when cool. Set aside.
5 – In a large bowl, mix oil, ground buffalo, onion, spices, prepared rice, and 1 cup of the tomato sauce together. Hands work best.
6 – Place a spoonful of meat mixture in the center of each cabbage leaf and roll.
7 – Place sliced cabbage in the bottom of a placing cabbage rolls on top, and cover with remaining tomato sauce.
8 – Bake in a 375* preheated oven for 30 minutes, covered.
Serve with wild& brown rice and crusty bread.

*Note: Meat mixture can also be browned first and then stuffed in cabbage leaves: In sauté pan over medium high heat, heat oil. Crumble in ground bison, onion and seasonings and brown. Remove from heat and stir in 1 cup of the tomato sauce and rice. Continue with step 6. Reduce cooking time to 20 minutes. Mixture can also be used with grape leaves, for the making of “Dolmades”.

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