Kitchen Hint of the Day!

September 23, 2020 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Save some time…………….

Prepping salad before serving is a huge time saver. Layer all the ingredients in a bowl and don’t add the dressing until it’s time to serve.

Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week – Southwestern Turkey Rice Salad

September 18, 2020 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 Southwestern Turkey Rice Salad. You’ll be using the delicious and healthy JENNIE-O® Extra Lean Boneless Turkey Breast Tenderloins. Add the Brown Rice, Peppers, Black Beans, and spices you’re on to something good! You can find this recipe along with many other healthy and delicious recipes and Jennie -O Products. 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/

Southwestern Turkey Rice Salad
This is not your typical salad. Brown rice, black beans, bell peppers and cilantro join salsa, garlic and grilled turkey tenderloins for a Southwestern Turkey Rice Salad dinner. Under 500 calories per serving!
Total Time 2 Hours 40 Minutes
Serving Size 6 Servings

Ingredients
1 (20-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Extra Lean Boneless Turkey Breast Tenderloins
2 teaspoons Mexican seasoning or chili powder
1 cup salsa, divided
2½ cups cooked white or brown rice
1 cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed
1 red or yellow bell pepper, diced
1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
½ cup thinly sliced green onion
⅓ cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
½ teaspoon finely chopped garlic

Directions
1 – Sprinkle turkey with seasoning. In recloseable plastic food storage bag, combine turkey and ½ cup salsa; seal tightly, turning to coat meat. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes or up to 2 hours.

2 – In large bowl, combine rice, beans, bell pepper, cheese, onion and cilantro. In small bowl, combine remaining ½ cup salsa, oil and garlic; mix well. Add to rice mixture; toss well. Cover; refrigerate until serving time.

3 – Prepare grill. Drain turkey, discarding marinade. Cook turkey as specified on the package. Always cook to well-done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer. Transfer to cutting board; let stand 10 minutes. Cut into ½-inch cubes; add to salad and toss.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

Nutritional Information
Calories 430
Fat 13g
Protein 36g
Cholesterol 60mg
Carbohydrates 43g
Sodium 510mg
Fiber 6g
Saturated Fat 5g
Sugars 3g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/southwestern-turkey-rice-salad/

Chef’s Turkey Salad

September 18, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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For a second recipe from the Jennie – O Turkey website. I have a Chef’s Turkey Salad. You’ll be using JENNIE-O® Extra Lean Turkey Breast Cutlets to make this Chef Salad along with Cajun Seasoning, Salad Greens, Low Fat Shredded Cheddar Cheese, Hard Cooked Chopped Egg Whites, Cherry Tomatoes and more! Only 270 calories and 4 grams of fat per serving! 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/

Chef’s Turkey Salad
A Chef’s Salad with all the fixings and none of the guilt? Yes, it exists — and it’s FANTASTIC. Lean turkey breast cutlets, hardboiled eggs and crisp peppers add up to a tasty lunch at under 300 calories per serving!

Total Time 15 Minutes
Serving Size 4 Servings

INGREDIENTS
1 (17.6-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Extra Lean Turkey Breast Cutlets, cut into 1-inch strips
2 teaspoons Creole, Cajun or Mexican seasonings
1 teaspoon minced fresh garlic
8 cups packed assorted torn salad greens
½ cup low-fat shredded Cheddar cheese
2 hard-cooked coarsely chopped egg whites
1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
½ cup yellow or red bell pepper, cut into strips
¼ cup herb or garlic croutons
⅔ cup fat-free thousand island dressing
freshly ground black pepper, if desired

DIRECTIONS
1) Toss turkey strips with seasoning and garlic. Coat a large non-stick skillet with cooking spray. Heat at medium-high. Add turkey strips. Cook the turkey as specified on the package. Always cook to well-done, 165ºF as measured by a meat thermometer. Transfer to a bowl; set aside to cool or refrigerate until serving time.
2) In a large bowl, add salad greens, cheese, hard-cooked egg whites, cherry tomatoes, bell pepper strips and croutons. Add cooled turkey and dressing; toss well. Arrange on 4 chilled serving plates; top with black pepper, if desired.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING

Calories 270
Protein 37g
Carbohydrates 21g
Fiber 5g
Sugars 10g
Fat 4g
Cholesterol 60mg
Sodium 800mg
Saturated Fat 1.5g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/chefs-turkey-salad/

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Tangy Pear Salad

September 14, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Meatless Monday, salad | 2 Comments
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is a Tangy Pear Salad. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Green Lettuce, Pear, Crumbled Blue Cheese, Walnuts, and Rice Vinegar. The Salad is 122 calories and 12 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 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Tangy Pear Salad
Chopped walnuts provide a delightful crunch for this light, low-carb pear salad while a drizzle of seasoned rice vinegar adds a bit of kick.

Ingredients
Preparation time: 20 minutes

1 head red or green leaf lettuce, deveined (optional) and torn into bite-size pieces (about 10 cups of lettuce)
1 fresh pear, peeled and cut into bite-size pieces
5 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese
1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
1/4 cup seasoned rice vinegar (such as Nakano)

Directions
Yield: about 11 cups
Serving size: 2 cups

1 – Combine lettuce, pears, blue cheese, and walnuts in a large salad bowl. Drizzle with rice vinegar and toss to coat. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 122 calories, Carbohydrates: 13 g, Protein: 4 g, Fat: 6 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Sodium: 282 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/salads/tangy-pear-salad/

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Kitchen Still Closed……………..

September 6, 2020 at 6:33 PM | Posted in cooking, Food, grilling | Leave a comment
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Hi everyone! Happy Labor Day Weekend! The weather has been perfect the last 3 days, sunny 75-82 degrees and no humidity! The Kitchen is closed again today. We are grilling out with family today. Hope all of you are enjoying the day also. Have Fun, Stay Safe, and Take Care!

Grilling with Friends……

September 5, 2020 at 6:15 PM | Posted in Food, grilling | Leave a comment
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Hi everyone hope you are having a great Labor Day Weekend! We are grilling out with a few neighbors, so the kitchen is closed. Stay Safe, Have Fun, Take Care All!

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

August 26, 2020 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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How healthy are Radishes……………………

High on Nutrients: Red radishes are packed with Vitamins E, A, C, B6, and K. Plus it’s high on antioxidants, fiber, zinc, potassium, phosphorous, magnesium, copper, calcium, iron and manganese. And each of these is known to keep our body in good working condition.

Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – Main-Dish Mediterranean Salad

August 9, 2020 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 Main-Dish Mediterranean Salad. A light and low carb Salad Recipe. You’ll need 8 ingredients to make this recipe; Romaine Lettuce, Green Beans, Solid White Tuna, Cheery Tomatoes, Olive Oil, Cider Vinegar, Dijon Mustard, and Black Pepper. 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 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Main-Dish Mediterranean Salad
Perfect for a light lunch, this low-carb Mediterranean salad has fewer than 200 calories and can be thrown together in minutes! Just place the salad ingredients in a large bowl, blend the items for the homemade dressing together, combine, and dine!

Ingredients
1 package (10 ounces) ready-to-use chopped romaine lettuce
1/2 pound fresh green beans, cooked and drained or 1 can (about 14 ounces) whole green beans, drained
1 package (5 1/2 ounces) solid white tuna, flaked
8 ounces cherry tomatoes, halved
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons cider vinegar or white vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Directions
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 3 cups salad with dressing

1 – Place lettuce, green beans, tuna and tomatoes in large bowl.

2 – To make dressing, whisk oil, vinegar, mustard, and pepper in small bowl until blended. Pour dressing over salad; toss well. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 156 calories, Carbohydrates: 9 g, Protein: 13 g, Fat: 8 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 18 mg, Sodium: 218 mg, Fiber: 4 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/salads/main-dish-mediterranean-salad/

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Healthy Summer Side Dish Recipes

August 2, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Summer Side Dish Recipes. Here’s some Delicious and Healthy Summer Side Dish Recipes with recipes including Lemon-Almond Couscous, Fresh Corn Cakes with Cilantro Cream, and Summer Greens Salad with Tomato Vinaigrette and Anchovy Breadcrumbs. 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 2020! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Summer Side Dish Recipes
Find healthy, delicious summer side dish recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Lemon-Almond Couscous
In a hurry? Just a bit of lemon peel, slivered almonds, and fresh chives are all that’s needed to season this fresh-tasting 15-minute couscous side dish, which pairs well with any meat or fish…………………..

Fresh Corn Cakes with Cilantro Cream
When corn stands are full of fresh, tasty corn in late summer, grab a few extra ears for this 35-minute corn cake recipe. Loaded with fresh corn, carrot and green pepper, each patty is cooked until crispy and golden-brown and served with a cilantro-lime yogurt dip……………………………..

Summer Greens Salad with Tomato Vinaigrette and Anchovy Breadcrumbs
Using a variety of greens gives this simple summer salad an interesting mix of textures. The anchovy in the breadcrumbs and sun-dried tomatoes in the vinaigrette are subtle, but key to adding umami…………………………………..

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Summer Side Dish Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/19808/seasonal/summer/sides/

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

June 29, 2020 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Saving Time……………………..

Prepping salad before serving is a huge time saver. Layer all the ingredients in a bowl and don’t add the dressing until it’s time to serve.

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