It’s that time of Year…..Christmas Chex Mix

December 24, 2019 at 7:23 AM | Posted in snacks | Leave a comment
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It’s the most wonderful time of the year, for snacks and appetizers! It’s just not the Christmas Holiday without my Mom’s Christmas Chex Mix! Absolutely love this! Such a great combination of ingredients – Chex Cereals, Pretzels, and the Seasonings. They say to let it cool, I love it when it first comes out of the oven and just letting cool for a couple of minutes. Enjoy, I know we do!

Christmas Chex Mix

Ingredients

3 cups corn chex
3 cups rice chex
2 cups whole wheat chex
2 cups cherrios
2 cups mixed nuts
2 cups small pretzel sticks (reduced sodium)
2 1/2 sticks (1 1/4 cups) salted butter, melted
4 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 1/2 teaspoons seasoned salt
3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder

Instructions

Pre heat oven to 250 degrees F.
1 – In large bowl, mix the cereals, mixed nuts and,pretzels. Set aside.
2 – Melt the butter in a bowl (I normally do the full 2 1/2 sticks) and mix in the Worcestershire sauce, seasoned salt, garlic powder, onion powder and a good pinch of pepper. Pour the butter over the cereal mixture, tossing well for 3-5 minutes or until the cereal mixture is evenly coated.
3 – Bake 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Spread on paper towels to cool, about 15 minutes (or just start eating!!). Store in airtight container.

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

December 16, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Just Nuts……………..

Nuts make great snacks. Choose unsalted nuts as a snack and use them in salads or main dishes. Add almonds, walnuts, or pecans instead of cheese or meat to a green salad.

Healthy Diabetic Recipes

December 3, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Diabetic Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Diabetic Recipes with recipes including Instant Pot Beef Bourguignon, Herb-Roasted Turkey Breast with Garlic, and Leftover Turkey Gumbo. Find these recipes and many more at the EatingWell website. Plus don’t forget you can subscribe to the EatingWell Magazine. Each issue full of great tips, health news, and recipes, would make a great Christmas Gift! So enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Diabetic Recipes
Find healthy, delicious diabetic recipes including main dishes, drinks, snacks and desserts from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Instant Pot Beef Bourguignon
Use your Instant Pot as a pressure cooker for this easy beef bourguignon recipe. If desired, serve this stew with whole-wheat egg noodles to soak up the delicious sauce…………….

Herb-Roasted Turkey Breast with Garlic
Bone-in, skin-on turkey breasts, also called split breasts, are inexpensive, flavorful, and nice for (just enough) leftovers. Try this any time of year!…………..

Leftover Turkey Gumbo
This dish puts other healthy leftover turkey recipes to shame. Chef Hugh Acheson puts his unique spin on gumbo by mixing untraditional spices like allspice and coriander with must-have thyme and filé powder. Also called gumbo filé, filé powder is the finely ground leaves of the sassafras tree; look for it in well-stocked supermarkets or online. Serve the gumbo over rice and don’t forget to pass the hot sauce……………………

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Diabetic Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/17899/health-condition/diabetic/

Kitchen Hint of the Week!

December 1, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Healthy snacks……….

Many vegetables taste great with a dip or dressing. Try a low-fat salad dressing with raw broccoli, red and green peppers, celery sticks or cauliflower.

Kitchen Hint of the Week!

October 25, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Cheesy…………………..

Cheese is a great source of calcium, fat, and protein. It also contains high amounts of vitamins A and B-12, along with zinc, phosphorus, and riboflavin. Cheese made from the milk of 100 percent grass-fed animals is the highest in nutrients and also contains omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin K-2.

Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week – Turkey Ham Stuffed Avocados

August 9, 2019 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 Ham Stuffed Avocados. Its Jennie – O Turkey Snacks and Appetizers this week! To make this delicious and healthy Snack you’ll need; JENNIE-O® Turkey Ham, Avocados, Cream Cheese, Tomatoes, Salt, Pepper, Cayenne Pepper, Egg Substitute, and Cotija Cheese. You can find this recipe at the Jennie – O Turkey website along with all the other Delicious and Healthy Jennie – O Recipes. Enjoy and Make the SWITCH in 2019! https://www.jennieo.com/

Turkey Ham Stuffed Avocados
In the mood to ham it up? Turkey Ham Stuffed Avocados are like loaded baked potatoes only better. Make them to enjoy a fast and nutritious snack with JENNIE-O® Turkey Ham anytime.

INGREDIENTS
4 avocados, halved and pitted
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
¼ cup chopped tomatoes
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
1 pinch cayenne pepper
1 cup egg substitute
10 ounces JENNIE-O® Turkey Ham, diced and browned
½ cup crumbled Cotija cheese

DIRECTIONS
1) Scoop flesh of each avocado, leaving about a ⅛-inch border and place in medium bowl. Add cream cheese, tomatoes, salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper; mix well to combine. Spoon mixture into avocado halves.
2) In medium non-stick skillet, over medium heat, cook eggs just until set. Place a small amount of egg on top of each avocado. Top with turkey ham and crumbled cheese.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING

Calories 260
Protein 12g
Carbohydrates 10g
Fiber 6g
Sugars 2g
Fat 22g
Cholesterol 20mg
Sodium 580mg
Saturated Fat 6g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/1240-turkey-ham-stuffed-avocados

One of America’s Favorites – Tortilla Chips

April 29, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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A plate of tortilla chips with salsa and guacamole

A tortilla chip is a snack food made from corn tortillas, which are cut into wedges and then fried—or baked (alternatively they may be discs pressed out of corn masa then fried or baked). Corn tortillas are made of corn, vegetable oil, salt and water. Although first mass-produced in Los Angeles in the late 1940s, tortilla chips were always considered to be a Mexican food, known as totopos and tostadas. Though usually made of yellow corn, they can also be made of white, blue, or red corn. Some manufacturers include many other ingredients including wheat, sugar, food coloring, and monosodium glutamate.

The triangle-shaped tortilla chip was popularized by Rebecca Webb Carranza in the 1940s as a way to make use of misshapen tortillas rejected from the automated tortilla manufacturing machine that she and her husband used at their Mexican delicatessen and tortilla factory in southwest Los Angeles. Carranza found that the discarded tortillas, cut into triangles and fried, were a popular snack, and she sold them for a dime a bag at the El Zarape Tortilla Factory. In 1994, Carranza received the Golden Tortilla award for her contribution to the Mexican food industry.

Tortilla chips are the quintessential and often complimentary appetizer in Tex-Mex and Mexican restaurants in the U.S. and elsewhere. Their popularity outside of California saw a steady rise in the late 1970s when they began to compete with corn chips, the dipping chip of choice during the first three-quarters of the 20th century. They are typically served with a dip, such as salsa, chile con queso, or guacamole. When not served with a dip, the chips are often seasoned with herbs and spices. Although they are now available worldwide, the United States is one of the main markets for tortilla chips. Commercial brand names for tortilla chips include Phileas Fogg snacks, Tostitos, Doritos, and Don Tacos (in Japan).

A more elaborate dish utilizing tortilla chips is nachos. First created circa 1943 by Ignacio “Nacho” Anaya, nachos are tortilla chips served with melted or shredded cheese, although often other toppings are added or substituted, such as meat, salsa (such as pico de gallo), refried beans, guacamole, sour cream, diced onions, olives, and pickled jalapeños. More elaborate nachos are often baked for a short period of time to warm the tortillas and melt shredded cheese.

A similar fried corn snack is the corn chip, which is not made from a tortilla, but from corn meal which has been processed into a particular shape, typically a small scoop. Fritos are an example of this. The principal difference between the corn in tortilla and corn chips is that the corn in a tortilla chip has undergone a process known as nixtamalization, which involves processing the raw corn with quicklime. Both tortilla and corn chips are referred to as “corn chips” in Australia and Oceania.

 

It’s Nuts I tell you……..DRIED PEACHES

April 4, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in nuts, NUTS COM | Leave a comment
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This week from nuts.com website (https://nuts.com/) its DRIED PEACHES. Moist and Delicious California grown Peaches! This is just one of many of the healthy and delicious items that you can purchase at the Nuts site (https://nuts.com/) You can choose from items like; NUTS, DRIED FRUIT, CHOCOLATES and SWEETS, SNACKS, COFFEE and TEA, COOKING and BAKING, and GIFTS. Plus there’s FREE shipping on orders over $59, see for details. So below is more info on the DRIED PEACHES. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One!

 

 

 

 

DRIED PEACHES
We take pride in our dried peaches—if you ask us, they’re the best-tasting dried peaches our green Earth has to offer. Domestically grown in California, you’ll fall in love with these peaches after just one bite. Dried peaches are moist, delicious and full of potassium.

Health Benefits of Dried Peaches
1 – Red-pigmented beta-carotene is a powerful member of the antioxidant family. Visible in the vibrant orange color of California peaches, beta-carotene is transformed to vitamin A in the body.

2 – Vitamin A plays a crucial role in maintaining the skin, internally and externally, as well as in protecting the eyes, building strong teeth and bones and healthy hair. Additionally, research indicates that vitamin A has been linked to reduced rates of cancer and heart disease. Just one serving of California peaches contains six percent of the U.S. RDA for vitamins.

3 – Vitamin C boosts the immune system, promotes healing and helps prevent cancer, heart disease and stroke. This aggressive antioxidant is essential to optimum health and California peaches can help. One half-cup serving of canned peaches contains eight percent of the U.S. RDA.

4 – Research indicates that vitamin E is particularly effective in preventing heart disease and breast cancer. While vitamin E is primarily found in vegetable oils, nuts, seeds and wheat germ, California peaches contain a significant amount. In a study conducted by Ohio State University, one half-cup serving of canned peaches contributes up to 24% of the U.S. RDA for vitamin E.

5 – Peaches offer a source of carbohydrates, protein, dietary fiber, vitamin C and vitamin A. This nutritious fruit also contains boron, known to boost estrogen levels in postmenopausal women, stimulate the brain, and aid in prevention of osteoporosis.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size 40g (~1.4 oz.)

Amount per serving
Calories 114
Calories from Fat 2
%DV
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 2mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Sugars 16g
Protein 2g

* Store open or closed under refrigeration for up to 1 year. This item can be frozen.
Approximately 15 pieces per pound.

https://nuts.com/driedfruit/peaches/jumbo.html

 

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It’s Nuts I tell you…..ROASTED BARU NUTS (SALTED)

March 28, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in nuts, NUTS COM | Leave a comment
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This week from the nuts.com website (https://nuts.com/) its ROASTED BARU NUTS (SALTED). Baru Nuts taste like a Cashew-Peanut Hybrid and contains plenty of protein. Works great as a snack or as added to Salads. You can find all kinds of new and healthy products at the Nuts site. You can choose from items like; NUTS, DRIED FRUIT, CHOCOLATES and SWEETS, SNACKS, COFFEE and TEA, COOKING and BAKING, and GIFTS. Plus there’s FREE shipping on orders over $59, see for details. Below is more info on the ROASTED BARU NUTS (SALTED). Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://nuts.com/

 

 

 

 

ROASTED BARU NUTS (SALTED)
If you love peanuts and cashews, beeline for Baru Nuts! Hailing from the Brazilian savanna, the Baru nut has less calories and more fiber and protein than almonds, walnuts and Brazil nuts. These nutritious nuts taste like a cashew-peanut hybrid and are downright delicious. Enjoy Barus straight out of the bag as a filling snack, tossed over salad or blended into smoothies for a generous source of plant-based protein. We lightly salt and roast this nut in-house for freshness you can taste.

Baru Nuts: The Backstory
Besides its high nutritional value and delicious flavor, the Baru nut has been essential to the economical and ecological support of the Brazilian Savanna—specifically an area known as The Cerrado. Before the Baru nuts’ health benefits were recognized, the people of The Cerrado were deforesting the savanna at an alarming rate for charcoal mining and cattle ranching—central sources of economic stability in the area. With the Baru nut catching the attention of nutritionists in the U.S., the Cerrado community has begun to maintain existing trees to harvest Baru.This change has helped improve the ecology of the region.

Barus also happen to have a lower water footprint (that is, the water required to grow and transport the nut) than almost all other nuts and seeds, making it a pro-planet pick.

Ingredients
Baru Nuts, Salt. Packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, soy, and milk products.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size 30g (~1.1 oz.)

Amount per serving
Calories 160
Calories from Fat 113
%DV
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 100mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 4.1g 1.4%
Dietary Fiber 2.8g 11.2%
Sugars 0g
Protein 8.7g
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It’s Nuts I tell you…PALEO CRUNCH BAR

March 21, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in nuts, NUTS COM | Leave a comment
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This week from the nuts.com website (https://nuts.com/) its PALEO CRUNCH BAR. Delicious and full of Fiber and Protein (7 grams) PALEO CRUNCH BAR. Fantastic Snack to get you through the day. And this is just one of the healthy and delicious items you can find at the Nuts site (https://nuts.com/) You can choose from items like; NUTS and SEEDS, DRIED FRUIT, POWDERS, CHOCOLATES and SWEETS, SNACKS, COFFEE and TEA, COOKING, BAKING, and GIFTS. Plus there’s FREE shipping on orders over $59, see for details! Now more on the PALEO CRUNCH BAR. Enjoy and Make 2019 Healthy One!

 

 

 

 

PALEO CRUNCH BAR
Fill up and fuel up with our grab-and-go Paleo Crunch Bar! Each bar packs clean, non GMO ingredients like almonds, shredded coconut, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, coconut oil and pure honey. Plus, each slightly soft yet crunchy bar packs 7 delicious grams of fiber and protein to keep you feeling full and satisfied in between meals. Makes busy afternoons and time-crunched mornings fuss free and extra-filling!
Ingredients
Almonds, Shrdded Coconut, Sunflower Seeds, Pumpkin Seeds, Coconut Oil, Honey. Packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, soy, and milk products.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size 43g (~1.5 oz.)

Amount per serving
Calories 209
Calories from Fat 120
%DV
Total Fat 12g 20%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 55mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 5%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Sugars 6g
Protein 7g
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