It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday – Easy-As-Pie Holiday Soup

November 2, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, It's Chili Soups or Stews Saturday | Leave a comment
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This week’s It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday is a recipe for Easy-As-Pie Holiday Soup. Perfect Soup for Halloween or Thanksgiving, Pumpkin Pie in liquid form! To make this Soup you’ll need; Onion, Apples, Pumpkin Pie Spice, Fat Free Reduced Sodium Chicken Broth, Winter Squash, Evaporated Milk, Fat Free Sour Cream, and Seasonings. The Soup is only 84 calories and 15 net carbs per serving! You can find this recipe along with all the other Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more all at the Diabetes Self Management website. You can also subscribe to one of my favorite Food Magazines the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. I’ve left a link where you can subscribe below. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One!  https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Easy-As-Pie Holiday Soup
This dish is like pumpkin pie in soup form. Warm, thick, and a big hug on a cold day. You get 5 grams of protein, only 84 calories, and the squash and pumpkin flavors that you crave during the holidays.

Ingredients
1 teaspoon canola oil
1/2 cup diced onion (1/2 medium onion)
1 cup peeled, diced apple (1 medium apple)
3/4 to 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup fat-free, reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 box (12 ounces) frozen, cooked winter squash, thawed (see Tips)
1 cup fat-free evaporated milk
4 tablespoons fat-free sour cream (optional)
Pumpkin pie spice (optional)

Directions
1 – Heat oil in large saucepan over medium-low heat. Add onion. Cook and stir 3 minutes or until onion is translucent. Do not brown. Add apple, spice, salt, and pepper. Cook and stir 1 minute to coat apples. Add broth. Simmer, uncovered, 8 to 10 minutes or until apples are tender and most stock has evaporated.

2 – Add thawed squash and milk to apple mixture. Simmer, uncovered, 6 to 8 minutes or until flavors are blended and soup is hot. Ladle into bowls. Garnish with sour cream and pumpkin pie spice, if desired.

Tips: To easily thaw frozen box of squash, place in microwavable container. Cover. Microwave on high 3 minutes. Stir. Microwave 1 minute more if needed to thaw completely.

Cook’s note: For added flavor, cook 1 clove garlic, minced, and 1 tablespoon minced, peeled, fresh ginger with the onion. Or add 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon mild curry powder with the pumpkin pie spice.

Yield: 6 servings.

Serving size: 1/2 cup.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 84 calories, Carbohydrates: 15 g, Protein: 5 g, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 2 mg, Sodium: 160 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/soups-stews/easy-pie-holiday-soup/

 

 

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It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday – Spicy Pumpkin Soup with Green Chile Swirl

October 19, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Diabetes Self Management, It's Chili Soups or Stews Saturday | Leave a comment
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This week’s It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday is a recipe for Spicy Pumpkin Soup with Green Chile Swirl. This one just screams Fall is here! Made using Diced Mild Green Chiles, Light Sour Cream, Solid-Pack Pumpkin, Fat-Free Reduced-Sodium Chicken or Vegetable Broth, and Spices. Perfect Soup to warm up those crisp Fall Nights! The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you’ll find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes Management Tips, Diabetes News, and so much more. Be sure to check it out soon! Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Spicy Pumpkin Soup with Green Chile Swirl
With the leaves changing and the temperatures dropping, it’s the perfect time to make a batch of comforting soup to keep you cozy for all of fall. This delicious, steaming dish has a bit of a kick from the chili powder and ground red pepper and is just the thing to warm your body and soul.

Ingredients
1 can (4 ounces) diced mild green chiles
1/4 cup light sour cream, plus additional for garnish
1/4 cup packed fresh cilantro leaves
1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin
1 can (about 14 ounces) fat-free reduced-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper (optional)

Directions
1 – Combine chiles, 1/4 cup sour cream, and cilantro in food processor or blender; process until smooth.*

2 – Combine pumpkin, broth, water, cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, and red pepper, if desired, in medium saucepan; stir in 1/4 cup green chile mixture. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium. Simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

3 – Ladle soup into four serving bowls; top each serving with small dollops of remaining green chile mixture and additional sour cream, if desired. Run tip of spoon through dollops to swirl.

*Note. Or omit food processor step by adding green chiles directly to soup. Finely chop cilantro and combine with sour cream. Dollop soup with sour cream-cilantro mixture as directed.

Yield: 4 servings.

Serving size: 1 bowl soup (1/4 of total recipe) without additional sour cream.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 72 calories, Carbohydrates: 12 g, Protein: 4 g, Fat: 1 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 5 mg, Sodium: 276 mg, Fiber: 4 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/soups-stews/spicy-pumpkin-soup-with-green-chile-swirl/

Healthy Winter Squash Recipes

October 15, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Winter Squash Recipes. Find Delicious and Healthy Winter Squash Recipes with recipes like; Pizza-Stuffed Spaghetti Squash, Curried Butternut Squash and Apple Soup, and Baked Spiralized Butternut Squash Fries. Find these recipes and so much more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Winter Squash Recipes
Find healthy, delicious winter squash recipes including butternut, acorn and spaghetti. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Pizza-Stuffed Spaghetti Squash
Skip the dough and stuff all of your favorite pizza toppings into spaghetti squash boats for a fun and healthy dinner that’ll please the whole family. We love the combination of mushrooms, bell peppers, pepperoni and mozzarella, but feel free to mix it up with your favorite pizza ingredients. You could throw in a bit of chopped cooked broccoli, for example, or add some olives or chopped artichoke hearts. And of course feel free to omit the pepperoni to make the dish vegetarian. Round out the meal with a simple salad……………..

Curried Butternut Squash and Apple Soup
This butternut squash and apple soup recipe is brimming with warm and cozy flavors of fall (thanks to a delightful kick from the curry). It also delivers 25 percent of your daily fiber and is chock-full of potassium, a nutrient that many of us fall short on regularly. Streamline the prep for this recipe and pick up pre-cut butternut squash: you’ll need 7 to 8 cups. Round out your meal by serving this easy soup alongside a salad or sandwich………….

Baked Spiralized Butternut Squash Fries
Sweet spiralized butternut squash is encased in a salty, extra-crunchy exterior for a serving of slightly sweet curly fries. You can pair these baked butternut squash shoestring fries with any protein of your choice, but we’re partial to grilled fish or chicken. Look for pre-spiralized squash in the refrigerated produce section……………

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Winter Squash Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/21679/ingredients/vegetables/squash/winter/

Healthy Ravioli Recipes

September 19, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Ravioli Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Ravioli Recipes with recipes including; Mushroom Ravioli and Chicken Piccata, Beef Stew with Ravioli, and Ravioli and Vegetable Soup. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Ravioli Recipes
Find healthy, delicious ravioli recipes including cheese and spinach ravioli, and ravioli soup. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Mushroom Ravioli and Chicken Piccata
This weeknight-friendly version of classic chicken piccata calls for mushroom ravioli, but regular cheese ravioli works too. Look for presliced mushrooms to cut down on prep time, and use leftover chicken or rotisserie chicken here to cut down on cook time in this fast and easy dinner……….

Beef Stew with Ravioli
To keep this stew on the lean side, trim the stew meat yourself, or purchase stew meat that is labeled lean…………………

Ravioli and Vegetable Soup
Fresh or frozen ravioli cook in minutes and turn this light vegetable soup into a main course. Look for whole-wheat or whole-grain ravioli in the refrigerated or frozen section of the supermarket. Tortellini can be used instead of ravioli as well. Recipe by Nancy Baggett for EatingWell……………

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Ravioli Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/19261/ingredients/pasta-noodle/pasta-by-shape/ravioli/

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

September 13, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Overcooked vegetables…………

If you’ve overcooked broccoli, asparagus, or any other vegetable, don’t throw it away. Save it for later, when you can cut it up into small pieces and add to a soup, sauce, or stew. It’ll cook down even further, so you won’t notice anything but the taste.

Healthy Slow-Cooker and Crockpot Recipes

August 24, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Slow-Cooker and Crockpot Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Slow-Cooker and Crockpot Recipes with recipes like; Slow-Cooker French Onion Soup, Southwestern Sweet Potato Stew, and Slow-Cooker Chicken and White Bean Stew. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Slow-Cooker and Crockpot Recipes
Find healthy, delicious slow-cooker and crockpot recipes including slow-cooker and crockpot chicken, beef, and vegetables. Healthier Recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Slow-Cooker French Onion Soup
In this genius slow-cooker soup recipe, two types of onions are caramelized for hours before adding a sherry-spiked broth. For a bistro-worthy presentation, ladle the soup into ovenproof crocks, top with the bread and cheese and broil……………….

Southwestern Sweet Potato Stew
This hearty Southwestern-inspired stew may take a while in your slow cooker, but it’s so worth it! Full of sweet potatoes, black beans, and hominy, it will satisfy your tastebuds and keep you full for hours……………….

Slow-Cooker Chicken and White Bean Stew
This load-and-go slow-cooker chicken recipe is perfect for a busy weeknight dinner. Serve this Tuscan-inspired dish with crusty bread, a glass of Chianti and a salad……………

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Slow-Cooker and Crockpot Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/17987/cooking-methods-styles/slow-cooker-crockpot/

Chunky Baked Potato Soup with Cheddar and Bacon Bits w/ Grilled Cheese

August 14, 2019 at 6:43 PM | Posted in Aunt Millie's, Campbell's Soup, Kraft Cheese | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Chunky Baked Potato Soup with Cheddar and Bacon Bits w/ Grilled Cheese

 

 

 

For Breakfast I toasted a Thomas Light English Muffin and topped it with some Smucker’s Sugarless Blackberry Jam. Also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 90 degrees, partly cloudy and humid out today. Typical August Summer Day out there; Hot and Humid with the Cicadas just singing away out there! After Breakfast I went Home Depot, looking for a cordless Hedge Trimmer and cordless Trimmer. Stopped by Kroger for a few items and a prescription for Mom. Not a lot going on, did a few things around the house. For Dinner tonight its all Comfort Food! I prepared Chunky Baked Potato Soup with Cheddar and Bacon Bits w/ Grilled Cheese.

 

 

 

 

I’ve always loved Soup and the Campbell’s Chunky Baked Potato Soup with Cheddar and Bacon Bits is one om favorites! Another easy to prepare item; just empty the contents of the can into a sauce pan and heat. Heated it on medium low heat, stirring often. I love a thick and hearty Soup and this one is perfect. Campbell’s Chunky Baked Potato Soup with Cheddar and Bacon Bits is the best there is, at least to me.

 

 

 

 

 


Then for my Grilled Cheese I’ll be using; Kraft Sliced Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Blue Bonnet Light Butter, and Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread. I started by buttering the outside half of a slice of bread. Layered 2 slices of the Sharp Cheddar on top. Added my top half of the sliced bread, buttering the outside of the slice. I then got out a skillet, heated it up on medium heat and lightly coated it with a 1/2 pat of Butter. When the Butter was melted I added my sandwich. Grilled it on both sides until it was golden brown and the Cheese melted. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Campbell’s Chunky Soup – Baked Potato with Cheddar and Bacon Bits

Campbell’s Cheddar and Bacon Bits Chunky soup satisfies hunger with big chunks of real baked potatoes and crisp bacon bits in a creamy soup base with cheddar cheese. Campbell’s Chunky soup is the soup that eats like a meal. Eat it for lunch and this thick and hearty Campbell’s baked potato soup will fill you up and stick with you through the day. When hunger calls, answer with chunky Campbell’s canned soup. You can heat it on the stove or in a microwave. Either way, satisfaction is just minutes away.

* Soup that eats like a meal
Ingredients

Water, Chicken Stock, Potatoes, Baked Potatoes, Cream, Vegetable Oil, Modified Food Starch, Cheddar Cheese, Pasteurized Process Cheddar Cheese.

Directions

Do not add water. Stove: Pour soup into medium saucepan. Heat slowly until hot, stirring occasionally. Microwave: Pour soup into medium microwave-safe bowl or 2 individual microwave-safe bowls. Cover; microwave on high for 3 1/2 minutes or until hot, stirring once during heating. Careful, keep covered 1 minute. Stir before serving. Promptly refrigerate any unused portion in separate container. Recommend use by date on can end. Store unopened can at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts*
Amount Per Serving (serving size) = 1 cup
Calories 190
Fat Calories 80
Total Fat 9g
Sat. Fat 3g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 10mg
Sodium 790mg
Total Carb. 23g
Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 3g
Protein 4g
http://www.campbellsoup.com/Products/Chunky/All/244

 

 

Kraft Deli Deluxe Sharp Cheddar Cheese Slices

Made with premium quality cheddar cheese, these Kraft Deli Deluxe cheese slices are a great addition to burgers, sandwiches and more. The classic sharp cheddar flavor and perfect melt will elevate your meal from ordinary to extraordinary.

Servings
Serving size 1 slice (19g).
Serving per Container 12.

Calories 70
Calories From Fat 0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 0g 0%
Total Carbohydrates 1g 0%
Dietary Fibers 0g 0%
Sugars 0g 0%
Protein 0g 0%
https://www.kraftrecipes.com/product/00021000602568/kraft-deli-deluxe-sharp-cheddar-cheese-slices-8-oz-12-slices

It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday – CREAMY POTATO LEEK SOUP WITH CORNED BUFFALO BRISKET

August 3, 2019 at 6:03 AM | Posted in It's Chili Soups or Stews Saturday, Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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This week’s It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday is a recipe for CREAMY POTATO LEEK SOUP WITH CORNED BUFFALO BRISKET. Made using the Wild Idea Buffalo Corned Brisket along with Potatoes, Leeks, Garlic, Fennel, Milk, Red Cabbage, and Spices. Its one of those Soups that’s a meal! You can find this recipe at the Wild Idea Buffalo website. Soup is on! So Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

CREAMY POTATO LEEK SOUP WITH CORNED BUFFALO BRISKET
My version of a “hot” Vichyssoise, but with added ingredients that make it oh-so-fabulous. You will crave it after it’s gone!

Ingredients: (Serves 4 to 8)

5 – medium potatoes, peeled and quartered

2 – cups reserved potato water

3 – tablespoons of butter

2 – large leeks, white and light green parts sliced

3 – cloves garlic, chopped

1½ – teaspoons of black pepper

1½ – teaspoons salt

2 – teaspoons crushed fennel

1½ – cups milk

1 – tablespoon lemon

2 – cups red cabbage, thinly sliced

1 – 1 pound pkg. Corned Buffalo Brisket

chives or fennel fronds for garnish

Preparation:

1 – Bring a pot of salted water to a boil over medium high heat. Add the prepared potatoes to the boiling water and cook uncovered until potatoes are tender.
2 – Strain the potatoes, reserving two cups of the potato water.
3 – Transfer the potatoes and reserved water to a blender and puree.
4 – In a sauté pan over medium heat, melt 2 tablespoons of the butter and add the sliced leeks, garlic and seasonings. Sauté until leeks are tender, stirring occasionally to avoid browning.
5 – Transfer the leeks to the blender and puree, mixing in with the potatoes.
6 – In the same sauté pan, over medium high heat melt the remaining tablespoon of butter and add the red cabbage. Sauté until al dente, about 5 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and transfer the cabbage to a bowl.
7 – Transfer the pureed mixture in the blender to a soup pot and whisk in the milk.
8 – Bring soup to a gentle boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
9 – Before serving whisk in the lemon juice and adjust seasoning to taste.
10 – Coarsely cut up corned brisket and place in a pan with half a cup of beer or water. Cover and heat over medium high, until hot.
11 – To serve, pour soup into bowls, and place hot corned brisket and sautéed cabbage in the center of the bowl. Garnish with fresh herbs.

https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/creamy-potato-leek-soup-with-corned-buffalo-brisket

It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday – Summer’s Best Gazpacho

July 27, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, It's Chili Soups or Stews Saturday | 1 Comment
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This week’s It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday is a recipe for Summer’s Best Gazpacho. Easy to prepare and its only 127 calories and 11 net carbs per serving! Made using; Tomato Juice, Diced Tomatoes, Bell Peppers, Cucumber, Chunky Salsa, Olive Oil, Garlic, Avocado, and fresh Cilantro and Basil. The recipe comes from the Diabetes Self Management website and Magazine. You’ll find a fantastic selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! Plus you can subscribe to one of my favorite Magazines, the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. So Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Summer’s Best Gazpacho
Ingredients
3 cups reduced-sodium tomato juice
2 1/2 cups finely diced tomatoes (2 large)
1 cup finely diced yellow or red bell pepper (1 small)
1 cup finely diced unpeeled cucumber
1/2 cup chunky salsa
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1 ripe avocado, diced
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro or basil

Directions
1 – Combine tomato juice, tomatoes, bell pepper, cucumber, salsa, oil, and garlic in large bowl; mix well. Cover and chill at least 1 hour or up to 24 hours before serving.

2 – Stir in avocado and cilantro just before serving.

Yield: 6 servings.

Serving size: 1 1/4 cups.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 127 calories, Carbohydrates: 15 g, Protein: 4 g, Fat: 8 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 444 mg, Fiber: 4 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/soups-stews/summers-best-gazpacho/

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

July 20, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | 2 Comments
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Simmer, simmer, and simmer some more………

Simmer that Soup! – Once soup has come to a boil, reduce to a simmer and make sure that it stays there. Boil things too vigorously, and the vegetables will get mushy, the meat will toughen, and the noodles will start to break down.

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