Kitchen Hint of the Day!

April 18, 2017 at 5:10 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Love this hint……..

 
Instead of throwing away apple peels, saute them in butter, then spice them with sugar and cinnamon.

Our Best Side-Dish Recipes

April 13, 2017 at 5:04 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website its Our Best Side-Dish Recipes. Delicious Diabetic Friendly Recipes like; Southern Succotash, Herbed Roasted Vegetables, and Italian Pasta Salad. Find these and all the others at the Diabetic Living Online website. Enjoy and eat Healthy! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 

 

 

Our Best Side-Dish Recipes

You have your main dish figured out. Now what are you going to serve on the side? Whether you love fresh salads or hearty comfort foods like mashed potatoes, we have your favorite side dishes here.

 

 

 

Southern Succotash

This colorful and delicious side complements any dinner. Packed with nutrients from lima beans, green beans, and corn, you can enjoy it guilt-free……

 
Herbed Roasted Vegetables

Potato, carrot, and onion combine with herbs to create this hearty side. You can even roast this dish along with your meat for a one-step dinner……

 
Italian Pasta Salad

A simple red wine vinegar dressing makes this pasta salad lower in fat and calories than most deli pasta salads……..

 

 

 

* Click the link below to get all the – Our Best Side-Dish Recipes
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/side-dishes/our-best-side-dish-recipes

Diabetic Dish of the Week – Wild Rice and Turkey Salad

April 11, 2017 at 5:05 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dish of the Week, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | 2 Comments
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is – Wild Rice and Turkey Salad. I’ll take Turkey and Rice any time or anyway! Add Green Onions, Raisins, Apples, Pecans, and Spices and you have the dish. It’s from the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website which has a large selection of Diabetic Friendly recipes. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://diabeticgourmet.com/

 

 

Wild Rice and Turkey Salad

Ingredients

1/2 cup wild rice
1/4 cup green onions, chopped
1-1/2 cup water
1/4 cup olive oil
2 cups turkey, cooked and chopped
2 tablespoons red or white wine vinegar
1 cup celery,chopped
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup sweet red pepper, chopped
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 tablespoons fresh parsley leaves, chopped
1/3 cup raisins
1 apple, chopped
Chopped pecans, for garnish
Directions

1 – Cook the rice in the water until tender, about 50 minutes.
2 – Cut the turkey into bite-size pieces.
3 – Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and toss.
4 – Cover and chill until ready to serve.
5 – Sprinkle on the pecans just before serving.
Nutritional Information (Per Serving)
Calories: 422
Protein: 24g
Fat: 18g
Carbohydrates: 26g
http://diabeticgourmet.com/recipes/html/42.shtml

Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week – Turkey Bacon Cheese Balls

April 7, 2017 at 6:31 AM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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This week’s Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week is – Turkey Bacon Cheese Balls. The perfect Appetizer, Turkey Bacon Cheese Balls! Made with JENNIE-O® Turkey Bacon along with Cream Cheese, Cheddar Cheese, Chives, Pecans, and Spices. You can find this recipe along with all the other delicious and healthy recipes at the Jennie – O website. Enjoy and Make the Switch! https://www.jennieo.com/

 

 

Turkey Bacon Cheese Balls

This indulgent little appetizer features cream cheese, Cheddar cheese, and crowd-pleasing bacon all rolled up into one amazing bite. One of our many appetizers that’s ready in just 35 minutes.

INGREDIENTS

8 slices JENNIE-O® Turkey Bacon
12 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
¼ cup chopped fresh chives, divided
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
½ teaspoon garlic salt
¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 cup finely chopped toasted pecans
serve with crackers, if desired
DIRECTIONS

1) Cook turkey bacon as specified on the package. Always cook to well-done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer. Finely chop; set aside.
2) Stir in paprika, garlic salt and pepper.
3) Shape into 1-inch balls. Refrigerate 15 minutes
4) In small bowl, combine pecans and remaining 1 tablespoon chives.
5) Roll balls in pecan mixture, pressing to coat. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING
Calories230
Protein13g
Carbohydrates6g
Fiber1g
Sugars3g
Fat17g
Cholesterol30mg
Sodium570mg
Saturated Fat4.5g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/1113-turkey-bacon-cheese-balls

Healthy Spring Crockpot and Slow Cooker Recipes

April 7, 2017 at 6:30 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and magazine its Healthy Spring Crockpot and Slow Cooker Recipes. Set it and forget it with these healthy and delicious Slow Cooker Recipes. Recipes including; Slow-Cooker Stout and Chicken Stew, Greek Chicken and Vegetable Ragout, and Slow-Cooker Chicken Pho. Find them all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.eatingwell.com/

 

 

 

Healthy Spring Crockpot and Slow Cooker Recipes

Find healthy, delicious spring crockpot and slow-cooker recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

 

 

 

Slow-Cooker Stout and Chicken Stew
Chicken thighs can take plenty of cooking without getting tough or drying out, which makes them perfect for the slow cooker. Here we braise them in Guinness stout along with hearty vegetables, with just the right amount of bacon for added savoriness……

 
Greek Chicken and Vegetable Ragout
Chicken thighs stay moist and succulent during slow cooking, infusing the accompanying vegetables with superb flavor. This easy braise has a luxurious finish of avgolémono, a versatile Greek sauce made with egg, lemon and fresh dill……

 
Slow-Cooker Chicken Pho
Chicken Pho, a classic Vietnamese soup, is a perfect recipe for a slow cooker. The chicken and seasonings of star anise, cloves and ginger simmer all day in the crock pot, welcoming you home with an alluring aroma. Serve with the essential garnishes for pho soup—fresh herbs, bean sprouts, chiles and lime—and let everyone top their own. Serve chile-garlic sauce for those who want more heat……

 

 

 

*Click the link below to get all the Healthy Spring Crockpot and Slow Cooker Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/19797/seasonal/spring/crockpot-slow-cooker/

Diabetic Dish of the Week – Mexican Turkey Frittata

April 4, 2017 at 4:58 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dish of the Week, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is a Mexican Turkey Frittata. Its only 170 calories and 4 carbs per serving! You can find this recipe along with all the other delicious and healthy recipes at the Jennie – O website. Enjoy and Make the Switch! https://www.jennieo.com/

 

 

Mexican Turkey Frittata

This flavorful egg and turkey frittata recipe will wake up your taste buds.
Makes 9 servings

Ingredients

1 (16-ounce) package JENNIE-O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast
1/4 teaspoon cumin
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 green bell pepper, chopped
2 cups sliced small mushrooms
1 tablespoon chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, finely chopped
3 cups egg substitute or 12 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 cup shredded low-fat Mexican blend cheese
1/3 cup sliced green onions

 

DIRECTIONS

1) Heat oven to 350°F. Mist 8 x 8-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Cook ground turkey as specified on the package. Always cook to well-done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer. Sprinkle with cumin; stir to mix.
2) In large skillet over medium-high heat, add oil, green pepper, mushrooms and chipotle peppers. Cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until mushrooms are cooked.
3) In large bowl, whisk eggs, milk and cilantro until well mixed. Stir in turkey, cheese, mushroom mixture and green onions. Spoon mixture into baking dish. Bake 30 to 40 minutes or until set.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165F

 

Nutritional Information (Per Serving)
Calories: 170
Protein: 24g
Sodium: 300 mg
Cholesterol: 40 mg
Fat: 6g
Saturated Fat: 3g
Dietary Fiber: 0g
Sugars: 3g
Carbohydrates: 4g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/971-mexican-turkey-frittata

Healthy Pasta Recipes for People with Diabetes

April 4, 2017 at 4:55 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website its Healthy Pasta Recipes for People with Diabetes. Delicious and Diabetic Friendly Past Dishes like; Veggies & Turkey and Pasta, Four-Cheese Macaroni and Cheese, and Fresh Herb Shrimp Linguine. Find these and all the rest at the Diabetic Living Online website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 

 

Healthy Pasta Recipes for People with Diabetes
Yes, people with diabetes can eat pasta! From lasagna to linguine, our tasty pasta recipes will fill you up without weighing you down with extra carbs or calories. Enjoy a yummy, diabetic pasta dinner tonight!

 
Veggies, Turkey and Pasta

This slow-cooked pasta topper makes dinner easy. Throw the low-fat turkey tenderloin and veggies into the slow cooker for the day, and make the pasta you prefer. When you’re ready for dinner, combine and enjoy……

 
Four-Cheese Macaroni & Cheese

Mozzarella, sharp cheddar, Muenster, and garlic-and-herb cheeses combine for the ultimate cheesy comfort-food combination. What makes it hearty and healthy? Don’t tell, but we’ve added butternut squash!…..

 
Fresh Herb Shrimp Linguine

The fresh rosemary in this pasta recipe is a perfect complement to the buttery flavor of the garlic-infused shrimp. With eight simple ingredients, this quick and easy dish is great for busy weeknights……

 
* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Pasta Recipes for People with Diabetes
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/main-dishes/healthy-pasta-recipes-people-diabetes

Seasoned Gulf Coast Grouper w/ Roasted Fingerling Potatoes and Golden Hominy

April 3, 2017 at 5:13 PM | Posted in fish, potatoes | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Seasoned Gulf Coast Grouper w/ Roasted Fingerling Potatoes and Golden Hominy

 

 
For Breakfast this morning I prepared an Egg Sunnyside Up, heated up 2 Jimmy Dean Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links, made some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns, toasted 2 slices of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread, and had the morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Now that’s a Breakfast, I was starving this morning! Lot of rain today, started overnight. Bad timing for all the rain, today is Opening Day in Cincinnati! The Reds first game of the season is like a Holiday in this area. It all starts off with the Findlay Market Parade. The Parade first started in 1920 and has become a tradition. But the rain is putting a damper on everything. I stayed in today and the house a major cleaning and did a load of laundry for Mom. Dad is starting therapy today so we’ll see how that goes. For Dinner tonight its Seasoned Gulf Coast Grouper w/ Roasted Fingerling Potatoes and Golden Hominy.

 

 

I love Fish and Seafood, especially this Florida Gulf Coast Grouper my friends keep bringing me back up from Florida. They just dropped off 4 bags of Grouper they caught just 4 days ago! I had a couple of the fillets in a bag in the freezer, laid it in the fridge overnight to thaw. To prepare the fillets I seasoned them with just a bit of Sea Salt and put the fillets in a Hefty Zip Plastic Bag where I then added the Zatarain’s Crispy Southern Fish Fri. Shook until the fillets were well coated. Shook off the excess. Then got the Cast Iron Skillet out, sprayed it with a light coat of Pam Cooking Spray and added a tablespoon of Light Olive Oil. Heated the skillet on medium heat. When the skillet was ready I added the Grouper Fillets, frying about 3 minutes per side until golden brown. Grouper is so meaty and flavorful. Love Fish and Love this Grouper!

 
Then for another side I prepared some Roasted Fingerling Potatoes. Started by washing the Potatoes off in cold water. I then cut the Fingerling Potatoes in half, lengthwise. Put the Potatoes in a large bowl seasoned them with; Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Garlic Powder, Sea Salt, Pepper, Chili Powder, and Kraft Reduced Fat Parmesan Grated Cheese to top the Potatoes with. Using a cookie sheet lined with foil I spread the Potatoes out on the sheet . Then Roasted them at 400 degrees until they were fork tender, about 20 minutes. Still can’t figure out why it’s so hard to find Fingerling Potatoes in this area, only 1 store around here locally that sells them (Thank you Jungle Jim’s).

 

 
For a side dish I opened up a can of one of my favorite side dishes, Kroger Brand Golden Hominy, and its been a while since I’ve any. For those that has never had or heard of Hominy; Hominy is a food made from kernels of corn which are soaked in an alkali solution of either lime or lye. The corrosive nature of the solution removes the hull and germ of the corn and causes the grain itself to puff up to about twice its normal size. There is White and Golden Hominy, my favorite is the Golden Hominy. If you’ve never tried it do, makes a delicious side dish! For Dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

 

 

Oven-Roasted Fingerling Potato Fries

Ingredients:

Fingerling Potatoes
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Garlic Powder
Sea Salt
Pepper
Chili Powder
Kraft Reduced Fat Parmesan Grated Cheese
Directions:

1.) Thoroughly clean and scrub the potatoes.

2.) Cut the potatoes in half and add to a large mixing bowl.

3.) Add the olive oil. I used about 1 tablespoon, but this will vary by how many potatoes you use. Just use enough oil to give the potatoes a nice coat. Add your seasonings.

4.) Put on a baking sheet and sprinkle with the Parmesan Grated Cheese

5.) Roast in the oven for 25-35 minutes at 450 degrees. The potatoes should be tender in the middle when done.

 

 

 
Zatarain’s Crispy Southern Fish Fri

The secret of authentic Southern style fried fish is the crispy combination of cornmeal, corn flour, spices and lemon juice captured in this special Zatarain’s Frying Mix.

Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Calories: 60
Calories from Fat: 0
Total Fat: 0g 0%
Saturated Fat: 0g 0%
Cholesterol: 0mg 0%
Sodium: 630mg 26%
Total Carb: 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber: 0 0%
Sugar: 0g
Protein: 1g
Vitamin A: 2%
http://www.zatarains.com/Products/Breadings-and-Fry-Mixes/Crispy-Southern

Soup Special of the Day!………..Beef Vegetable Soup

April 2, 2017 at 5:34 AM | Posted in Diabetic Gourmet Magazine, Soup Special of the Day | Leave a comment
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This week’s Soup Special of the Day is Beef Vegetable Soup. It’s from the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. This is one of many delicious and Diabetic Friendly recipes that you’ll find at the site. Enjoy and Eat Healthy!  http://diabeticgourmet.com/

 

 

Beef Vegetable Soup
Servings: 10
Ingredients

1 beef shank bone with 1lb. meat
2-1/2 quarts water
2 bay leaves
1/3 cup chopped celery leaves
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1 tsp Morton Lite Salt Mixture
1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
1 envelope (1oz.) onion soup mix
1 can (15oz.) stewed tomatoes with juice
1 package (10oz.) frozen mixed vegetables
1 cup peeled, diced potatoes
1 cup sliced celery
Directions

1 – Remove any fat from the beef.
2 – In a large, covered soup pot, simmer the beef bone with meat in water with bay leaves, celery leaves, parsley, Morton Lite Salt Mixture, pepper, and onion soup mix until meat is tender, about 2-1/2 hours.
3 – Remove the one, meat and bay leaves. Chill broth and remove any fat. Cut meat into bite size pieves and return to broth. Discard bone and bay leaves.
4 – Add tomatoes, frozen vegetables, potatoes, and celery.
5 – Cover and simmer for 25 minutes. Serve hot.
6 – Nutritional Information Per Serving
7 – Calories: 106 ; Protein: 12.2 g ; Fat: 2.46 g ; Sodium: 306 mg;
8 – Cholesterol: 28 mg ; Carbohydrates: 8.6 g
Find this recipe at:
http://diabeticgourmet.com/recipes/html/119.shtml

Healthy Grilled Salad Recipes

April 1, 2017 at 6:34 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website its Healthy Grilled Salad Recipes. Diabetic Friendly Healthy Grilled Salad Recipes. Recipes include; Grilled Salmon Salad Nicoise, Grilled Cajun Chicken Salad, and Grilled Beef and Avocado Salad with Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette. Find these delicious recipes and all the rest at the Diabetic Living Online website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 
Healthy Grilled Salad Recipes

ou can enjoy fun summer cookouts while maintaining a healthful diet. Featuring lean meats and delicious veggies, here are some of our favorite diabetic grilled salads.

 
Grilled Salmon Salad Nicoise

A food labeled “nicoise” is prepared in the cooking style that’s popular around the French city of Nice. A good source of potassium, this grilled salad recipe features tender salmon seasoned with lemon pepper and accented by fresh green beans, tiny new potatoes, and juicy cherry tomatoes. Add hard-cooked eggs for extra protein…..

 
Grilled Cajun Chicken Salad

The rub on the grilled chicken in this protein-loaded salad provides a spicy contrast to the cool, refreshing greens. Toss in raw veggies such as carrots, red sweet pepper, and green onion for a balanced and easy diabetic dinner……

 
Grilled Beef and Avocado Salad with Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette

Grilled beef, avocado, and tomatoes come together in this grilled salad recipe reminiscent of fajitas but with a fraction of the calories. A refreshing cilantro-lime salad dressing completes the Mexican theme…….

 
*Click the link below to get all the Healthy Grilled Salad Recipes
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/salad/healthy-grilled-salad-recipes

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