Spaghetti and Meatballs

December 3, 2013 at 6:21 PM | Posted in cheese, Honeysuckle White Turkey Products, Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Pasta, spaghetti, Turkey meatballs | 1 Comment
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Today’s Menu: Spaghetti and Meatballs

 

 

 

Another cloudy day but it’s in the low 50’s, not bad for December! Went to Walmart and picked up a few items that were on sale for Christmas Gifts and picked up a couple of items for tonight’s dinner. Tonight one of my favorites, Spaghetti and Meatballs.

Spaghetti LaRosa Sauce

 

 

I used Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Whole Wheat Spaghetti, my favorite Pasta. Then for my Meatballs I used Honeysuckle White Turkey Meatballs. The Honeysuckle White Turkey Meatballs are the best I’ve found, fantastic taste and their 190 calories and 5 net carbs for 3 Meatballs.

 
I normally use Bella Vita Low Carb Pasta Sauce but here lately I’ve been using LaRosa’s Original Pasta Sauce. I added my Meatballs and Sauce to a Sauce Pan and then added a small jar of Green Giant Sliced Mushrooms and simmered on low until all was heated. I topped the Spaghetti and Meatballs with some fresh grated Murray’s Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese. For dessert later a Healthy Choice Chocolate Swirl Frozen Yogurt.

 

 

 

 

 

Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Spaghettironz (1)

Here’s something to absorb: One serving of RONZONI HEALTHY HARVEST pasta has over 20% of your daily recommended fiber intake – but did you know that fiber is good for you in more ways than just digestion?

People with diets high in fiber have a lower risk for weight gain, obesity, development of insulin resistance and diabetes. Fiber also prevents constipation, hemorrhoids and diverticulosis, but it also helps reduce the risk of certain chronic diseases like colon and breast cancer. Fiber may help lower LDL (bad) cholesterol and total cholesterol, therefore reducing the risk of heart disease. It can also help lower blood sugar to better manage diabetes.

Dietary fiber is the edible part of plants, primarily carbohydrates that are resistant to digestion and absorption in the small intestine. Fiber may be digested by fermentation in the large intestine. By eating high fiber foods you feel fuller, eat less, with fewer absorbed calories.

Fiber comes in two basic forms – soluble and insoluble. Soluble fiber is found in fruits, vegetables, seeds, brown rice, oats and barley. It prevents or reduces the absorption of certain substances into the bloodstream. Insoluble fiber is found mainly in whole grains and on the outside of seeds, fruits, legumes, and other foods. It is like a sponge that swells within the intestine to promote more efficient elimination and alleviate some digestive disorders.

Fiber is found only in plant foods and passes through the digestive tract without being completely broken down. Being indigestible, fiber provides no nutrients to the body, which is why for many years it was removed from processed foods like white bread. But, nutritionists have since discovered that fiber performs valuable functions precisely because it is not digested, and it is essential to good health.

 

Whole Grain Spaghetti

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 2oz (56g) Dry Uncooked
Servings per Container: About 7

Amount Per Serving

Calories 180 Calories from Fat 10

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 1g 2%

Saturated Fat 0g 0%

Trans Fat 0g

Cholesterol 0mg 0%

Sodium 0mg 0%

Total Carbohydrates 41g 14%

Dietary Fiber 6g 23%

Sugars <1g

Protein 7g

 

 

http://ronzonihealthyharvest.newworldpasta.com/pasta_nutrition.cfm?prodId=003340006502

Spaghetti and Meatballs

November 16, 2013 at 6:21 PM | Posted in cheese, Honeysuckle White Turkey Products, mushrooms, Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Pasta | 1 Comment
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Today’s Menu: Spaghetti and Meatballs

 

 
A little warmer out today, in the low 50’s. I’m having a new ramp entrance to our kitchen built. I had the old since 2001 when I lost my left leg. So it served it’s purpose but the wood is old and cracking, so it’s time for a new one. A couple of neighborhood guys that build sheds and decks are doing the work for me. Not much else happening besides, what else on Saturday, College Football! For dinner tonight its Spaghetti and Meatballs.

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I used Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Whole Wheat Spaghetti. My favorite Pasta Ronzoni Healthy Harvest. Then for my Meatballs I used Honeysuckle White Turkey Meatballs. The Honeysuckle White Turkey Meatballs are the best I’ve found, fantastic taste and their 190 calories and 5 net carbs for 3 Meatballs.

 

 
I normally use Bella Vita Low Carb Pasta Sauce but was out of it so I’m using LaRosa’s Original Pasta Sauce. I added my Meatballs and Sauce to a Sauce Pan and then added some sliced Baby Bella Mushrooms and simmered on low until all was heated. I topped the Spaghetti and Meatballs with some fresh grated Murray’s Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese. For dessert later a Healthy Choice Chocolate Swirl Frozen Yogurt.

 

 

 
Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Spaghettironz (1)

Here’s something to absorb: One serving of RONZONI HEALTHY HARVEST pasta has over 20% of your daily recommended fiber intake – but did you know that fiber is good for you in more ways than just digestion?

People with diets high in fiber have a lower risk for weight gain, obesity, development of insulin resistance and diabetes. Fiber also prevents constipation, hemorrhoids and diverticulosis, but it also helps reduce the risk of certain chronic diseases like colon and breast cancer. Fiber may help lower LDL (bad) cholesterol and total cholesterol, therefore reducing the risk of heart disease. It can also help lower blood sugar to better manage diabetes.

Dietary fiber is the edible part of plants, primarily carbohydrates that are resistant to digestion and absorption in the small intestine. Fiber may be digested by fermentation in the large intestine. By eating high fiber foods you feel fuller, eat less, with fewer absorbed calories.

Fiber comes in two basic forms – soluble and insoluble. Soluble fiber is found in fruits, vegetables, seeds, brown rice, oats and barley. It prevents or reduces the absorption of certain substances into the bloodstream. Insoluble fiber is found mainly in whole grains and on the outside of seeds, fruits, legumes, and other foods. It is like a sponge that swells within the intestine to promote more efficient elimination and alleviate some digestive disorders.

Fiber is found only in plant foods and passes through the digestive tract without being completely broken down. Being indigestible, fiber provides no nutrients to the body, which is why for many years it was removed from processed foods like white bread. But, nutritionists have since discovered that fiber performs valuable functions precisely because it is not digested, and it is essential to good health.

 

Whole Grain Spaghetti

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 2oz (56g) Dry Uncooked
Servings per Container: About 7

Amount Per Serving

Calories 180 Calories from Fat 10

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 1g 2%

Saturated Fat 0g 0%

Trans Fat 0g

Cholesterol 0mg 0%

Sodium 0mg 0%

Total Carbohydrates 41g 14%

Dietary Fiber 6g 23%

Sugars <1g

Protein 7g

 

 

http://ronzonihealthyharvest.newworldpasta.com/pasta_nutrition.cfm?prodId=003340006502

Spaghetti and Meatballs

October 6, 2013 at 5:19 PM | Posted in cheese, Honeysuckle White Turkey Products, Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Pasta, spaghetti | 4 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Spaghetti and Meatballs

 

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Wow some heavy rains the past 24 hours! They say the heaviest rains have passed but still more on the way. A little cooler days coming in for next week. For dinner tonight I prepared some Spaghetti and Meatballs. Whole Wheat Spaghetti, Turkey Meatballs, and Low Carb Pasta Sauce.

 

 

I used Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Whole Wheat Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs along with Honeysuckle White Turkey Meatballs. The Honeysuckle White Turkey Meatballs are the best I’ve found, fantastic taste and their 190 calories and 5 net carbs for 3 Meatballs. Topped everything with some fresh grated Parmesan Cheese, fresh grated Dutch Gouda and Bella Vita Low Carb Pasta Sauce (Meat Flavored). I was out of fresh Mushrooms so I added a jar of Pennsylvania Dutch Sliced Mushrooms to the Sauce as it simmered. For dessert later a Del Monte No Sugar Added Peach Chunks Cup.

 

 

 

 

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Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Spaghetti

Here’s something to absorb: One serving of RONZONI HEALTHY HARVEST pasta has over 20% of your daily recommended fiber intake – but did you know that fiber is good for you in more ways than just digestion?

People with diets high in fiber have a lower risk for weight gain, obesity, development of insulin resistance and diabetes. Fiber also prevents constipation, hemorrhoids and diverticulosis, but it also helps reduce the risk of certain chronic diseases like colon and breast cancer. Fiber may help lower LDL (bad) cholesterol and total cholesterol, therefore reducing the risk of heart disease. It can also help lower blood sugar to better manage diabetes.

Dietary fiber is the edible part of plants, primarily carbohydrates that are resistant to digestion and absorption in the small intestine. Fiber may be digested by fermentation in the large intestine. By eating high fiber foods you feel fuller, eat less, with fewer absorbed calories.

Fiber comes in two basic forms – soluble and insoluble. Soluble fiber is found in fruits, vegetables, seeds, brown rice, oats and barley. It prevents or reduces the absorption of certain substances into the bloodstream. Insoluble fiber is found mainly in whole grains and on the outside of seeds, fruits, legumes, and other foods. It is like a sponge that swells within the intestine to promote more efficient elimination and alleviate some digestive disorders.

Fiber is found only in plant foods and passes through the digestive tract without being completely broken down. Being indigestible, fiber provides no nutrients to the body, which is why for many years it was removed from processed foods like white bread. But, nutritionists have since discovered that fiber performs valuable functions precisely because it is not digested, and it is essential to good health.

 

Whole Grain Spaghetti

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 2oz (56g) Dry Uncooked
Servings per Container: About 7

Amount Per Serving

Calories 180 Calories from Fat 10

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 1g 2%

Saturated Fat 0g 0%

Trans Fat 0g

Cholesterol 0mg 0%

Sodium 0mg 0%

Total Carbohydrates 41g 14%

Dietary Fiber 6g 23%

Sugars <1g

Protein 7g

 

 

http://ronzonihealthyharvest.newworldpasta.com/pasta_nutrition.cfm?prodId=003340006502

 

 

 

Bella Vita

Bella Vita Low Carb Pasta Sauce

Bella Vita (Italian for “Beautiful Life”) is made from succulent, vine-ripened sweet plum tomatoes, and is simmered in extra virgin olive oil.

Bella Vita sauces have only 4g net carbs per serving, are cholesterol free and are OU Kosher Pareve. Now you can enjoy healthy, all natural, low carb pasta dishes with plenty of pleasure…and none of the guilt. Now that’s a beautiful life.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1/2 cup (125g)

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 50Calories 70

% Daily Values*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 590mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 1g
Protein 2g

 

Kitchen Hints of the Day!

December 15, 2012 at 12:58 PM | Posted in diabetes friendly, Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Pasta, spaghetti, Turkey meatballs | Leave a comment
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When eating pasta, try to balance the meal with some protein to allow for balanced blood sugar levels. Maybe that’s why Grandma always spaghetti-turkey-meatballs-002made spaghetti and meatballs.

 

 

Hint 2 of the Day!

If you insert a small piece of cracked ice into the center of your meatballs before browning them, they will be moister. But be careful you’ll need to experiment to make sure the centers don’t remain raw. Cut open a meatball and check the doneness to determine the proper browning time.

Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs

June 28, 2012 at 5:51 PM | Posted in Honeysuckle White Turkey Products, low carb, Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Pasta | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs w/ Bella Vita Low Carb Pasta Sauce


Summer time has kicked in here in Ohio! 98 – 100 today with high humidity, miserable outside so I wanted a simple but filling dinner so it was spaghetti and Meatballs tonight. I used Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Whole Wheat Spaghetti along with Honeysuckle White Turkey Meatballs. Topped everything with Shredded Parmesan Cheese and Bella Vita Low Carb Pasta Sauce (Roasted Garlic). Along with the great taste of the Pasta Sauce it’s also only 70 Calories and a mere 6 Carbs! I also had Meijer Bakery Harvest Grain Bread. For dessert later a slice of Pillsbury Nut Quick Bread topped with a scoop of Breyer’s Carb Smart vanilla Ice Cream.
Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Nutrition

Here’s something to absorb: One serving of RONZONI HEALTHY HARVEST pasta has over 20% of your daily recommended fiber intake – but did you know that fiber is good for you in more ways than just digestion?

People with diets high in fiber have a lower risk for weight gain, obesity, development of insulin resistance and diabetes. Fiber also prevents constipation, hemorrhoids and diverticulosis, but it also helps reduce the risk of certain chronic diseases like colon and breast cancer. Fiber may help lower LDL (bad) cholesterol and total cholesterol, therefore reducing the risk of heart disease. It can also help lower blood sugar to better manage diabetes.

Dietary fiber is the edible part of plants, primarily carbohydrates that are resistant to digestion and absorption in the small intestine. Fiber may be digested by fermentation in the large intestine. By eating high fiber foods you feel fuller, eat less, with fewer absorbed calories.

Fiber comes in two basic forms – soluble and insoluble. Soluble fiber is found in fruits, vegetables, seeds, brown rice, oats and barley. It prevents or reduces the absorption of certain substances into the bloodstream. Insoluble fiber is found mainly in whole grains and on the outside of seeds, fruits, legumes, and other foods. It is like a sponge that swells within the intestine to promote more efficient elimination and alleviate some digestive disorders.

Fiber is found only in plant foods and passes through the digestive tract without being completely broken down. Being indigestible, fiber provides no nutrients to the body, which is why for many years it was removed from processed foods like white bread. But, nutritionists have since discovered that fiber performs valuable functions precisely because it is not digested, and it is essential to good health.

The 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends everyone consume 14 g of fiber for every 1000 calories. Ronzoni Healthy Harvest is an excellent source of fiber, with 5-6 grams of fiber in every 2 oz. serving. Fiber is an integral part of your everyday diet, and RONZONI HEALTHY HARVEST pasta, as an excellent source, is a perfect solution to get more of it onto your family’s plate!
Whole Grain Spaghetti

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 2oz (56g) Dry Uncooked
Servings per Container: About 7

Amount Per Serving

Calories 180 Calories from Fat 10

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 1g 2%

Saturated Fat 0g 0%

Trans Fat 0g

Cholesterol 0mg 0%

Sodium 0mg 0%

Total Carbohydrates 41g 14%

Dietary Fiber 6g 23%

Sugars <1g

Protein 7g

http://ronzonihealthyharvest.newworldpasta.com/pasta_nutrition.cfm?prodId=003340006502

Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs

May 12, 2012 at 5:33 PM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Honeysuckle White Turkey Products, Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Pasta, Turkey meatballs | 1 Comment
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Today’s Menu: Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs w/ Bella Vita Low Carb Pasta Sauce

It was spaghetti and Meatballs tonight. I used Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Whole Wheat Spaghetti along with Honeysuckle White Turkey Meatballs. Topped everything with Shredded Parmesan Cheese and Bella Vita Low Carb Pasta Sauce (Roasted Meat Flavored). Along with the great taste of the Pasta Sauce it’s also only 70 Calories and a mere 6 Carbs! I also had Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread. For dessert a Yoplait Banana/Chocolate Smoothie.

Tofu Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs

April 15, 2012 at 5:21 PM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Honeysuckle White Turkey Products, low calorie, low carb, tofu, Turkey meatballs | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Tofu Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs

Tofu Spaghetti! Years ago I would have said “No Way” but now as I’m older and trying to eat more healthy this is great! I used House Food Tofu Shirataki Spaghetti Shaped Tofu. I made Mac & Cheese with Elbow Macaroni shaped Tofu a couple of weeks ago so I wanted to give Spaghetti and Meatballs a try. I heated the Tofu by the instructions, which I left at the bottom of the post along with description and web links.

For my sauce I used my favorite pasta Sauce, Bella Vita Low Carb Meat Flavored Pasta Sauce. If you watching the calories and carbs this sauce is the Bomb! Comes in Roasted Garlic and Meat Flavored and is only 70 calories and 6 carbs! The Meatballs were Honey Suckle White Turkey Meatballs. Love these Meatballs great flavor and they make a delicious Meatball Sub! They are 190 calories and 6 carbs per serving (3 Meatballs). I seasoned it with McCormick Grinder Italian Seasoning and topped everything with a sprinkle of Kraft Shredded Parm and Kraft 2% Shredded Sharp Cheddar. The nice part about this dinner, besides being delicious, is you can have a second helping and still have a low calorie and carb dinner. The one bag of Tofu makes more than enough for two people. For dessert/snack later a 100 Calorie Bag of Jolly Time Mini Bag of Pop Corn.

House Tofu Shirataki.
Tofu Shirataki is a great pasta alternative made from blending the root of the Konnyaku – a member of the yam family and tofu.
It is a healthy, uniquely textured noodle – that pleases people of all ages!

VARIETY OF SHAPES:
Macaroni New!
Spaghetti
Fettuccine
Angel-Hair

*The Macaroni shape is available in only selected retailers.

LOW CARB – only 3g of carbs per serving
LOW CALORIE – 20 calories per 4 oz serving
FIBER – 2g per serving
NO CHOLESTEROL
NO SUGAR
GLUTEN-FREE, DAIRY-FREE
CONTAINS 10% CALCIUM
VEGAN
KOSHER CERTIFIED

*TOFU SHIRATAKI CANNOT BE FROZEN

Directions:
Step 1: Empty your noodles into a strainer, and rinse them with water to get rid of the liquid they were packed in.

Step 2: Dry them as thoroughly as possible by blotting with paper towels — remove as much moisture as possible. We cannot stress enough how important this is.

Step 3: Cut them up a bit; they can be VERY long. (Fun fact: We once found a noodle that was six feet long!) Kitchen shears (scissors you use only for food) make this super-easy.

Step 4: Heat your noodles for a minute or two in the microwave or in a skillet on the stove. (If microwaving, you may want to blot for liquid one more time before adding sauce.)

http://www.house-foods.com/Tofu/tofu_shirataki.aspx

http://www.hungry-girl.com/biteout/show/2157

Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs

October 7, 2011 at 5:39 PM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Food, Healthy Life Whole Grain Breads, Honeysuckle White Turkey Products, low calorie, low carb, spaghetti | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs w/ Bella Vita Low Carb Pasta Sauce and…

It was spaghetti and Meatballs tonight! I used Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Whole Wheat Spaghetti along with Honeysuckle White Turkey Meatballs. Topped everything with Shredded Parmesan Cheese and Bella Vita Low Carb Pasta Sauce (Roasted Garlic Flavored). Along with the great taste the Sauce is only 70 Calories and a mere 6 Carbs! I also had Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread. For dessert/snack later some Chip‘ins Popcorn Chips along with Fiesta Salsa.

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