Diabetic Dish of the Week – ROTINI WITH GROUND BEEF AND SPINACH

November 3, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dish of the Week, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is Rotini with Ground Beef and Spinach. The Dish is made using Dreamfields Rotini, Olive Oil, Onion, Garlic, Ground Beef, No Salt Tomato Sauce, Oregano, Spinach Leaves, Basil, Red Pepper Flakes, Salt, and Shredded Parmesan Cheese. You can find this Diabetic Friendly recipe and more all at the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. You can also sign up to receive wonderful recipes, engaging articles, helpful and healthful tips, critically important news and more. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

ROTINI WITH GROUND BEEF AND SPINACH
A 10-ounce package of frozen chopped spinach thawed and well-drained can be substituted for fresh spinach. Recipe for Rotini with Ground Beef and Spinach from our Main Courses recipe section.

Ingredients

1 box Dreamfields Rotini, Penne Rigate or Elbows
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup chopped onion
3 large cloves garlic, minced
1 pound (90%) lean ground beef
1 can (8 ounces) no salt added tomato sauce
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 package (10 ounces) spinach leaves, shredded
1/4 cup shredded fresh basil or 1 tablespoon dried
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
Salt (optional)
1/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Directions

1 – Cook pasta according to package directions.
2 – Meanwhile, heat oil in large heavy skillet over medium heat. Cook onion and garlic 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add beef; cook until no longer pink, stirring and breaking beef into pieces.
3 – Stir in tomato sauce and oregano. Continue cooking 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add spinach, basil and red pepper flakes; continue cooking 3 minutes. Season with salt, if desired.
4 – Drain pasta. Add to skillet; toss with beef mixture. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
NOTES:
A 10-ounce package of frozen chopped spinach thawed and well-drained can be substituted for fresh spinach.
Recipe Yield: Makes 6 main dish servings.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 401
Calories from fat: 54
Fat: 11 grams
Saturated Fat: 4 grams
Fiber: 8 grams
Sodium: 178 milligrams
Cholesterol: 49 milligrams
Protein: 27 grams
Carbohydrates: 0 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/rotini-with-ground-beef-and-spinach

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Spinach-Pine Nut Whole-Grain Pilaf MONDAY

June 22, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Diabetes Self Management, Meatless Monday | 2 Comments
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is a Spinach-Pine Nut Whole-Grain Pilaf. It’s made using Brown Rice, Pine Nuts, Spinach Leaves, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Basil Leaves, Salt, and Red Pepper Flakes. 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/

Spinach-Pine Nut Whole-Grain Pilaf
Make the most of the seasonal ingredients beginning to fill up your kitchen with this pilaf recipe. A delicious addition to any meal, this simple side dish requires just a few simple ingredients tossed together with some herbs and oil.

Ingredients
2 cups hot cooked brown rice or bulgur
1 1/2 ounces pine nuts or slivered almonds, toasted
2 ounces spinach leaves, coarsely chopped
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

Directions
* Place hot rice in large bowl, add remaining ingredients and toss gently, yet thoroughly until spinach is slightly wilted.
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/spinach-pine-nut-whole-grain-pilaf/

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Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week – Mediterranean Turkey Pita

May 8, 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 a Mediterranean Turkey Pita. To make this week’s recipe you’ll need JENNIE-O® Lean Ground Turkey, Oregano, Garlic Salt, Cucumber, Pita Flat Breads, Spinach Leaves, Tomato, Chopped Ripe Olives, and Feta Cheese. Pita, Pita, Pita! 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/

Mediterranean Turkey Pita
Get your feta fix with all the fixings. Chock full of veggies and Mediterranean flavors, this quick and easy pita recipe is under 300 calories per serving and ready in under 30 minutes.

INGREDIENTS
1 (16-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Lean Ground Turkey
½ teaspoon dried oregano
½ teaspoon garlic salt
⅔ cup fat-free ranch dressing
¾ cup chopped cucumber
6 (6-inch) pita flat breads
1 cup chopped fresh spinach leaves
1 large tomato, chopped
1 (2.25 ounce) can ripe olives, drained and chopped
½ cup crumbled feta cheese

DIRECTIONS
1) Cook ground turkey as specified on the package. Always cook to well-done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer. Add oregano and garlic salt; mix well.
2) In small bowl, combine dressing and cucumber. Top each pita with turkey mixture. Drizzle with dressing mixture. Top with spinach, tomato, olives and feta cheese.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING

Calories 270
Protein 19g
Carbohydrates 24g
Fiber 1g
Sugars 3g
Fat 10g
Cholesterol 65mg
Sodium 710mg
Saturated Fat 4g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/339-mediterranean-turkey-pita

Jennie – O Recipe of the Week – Porcupine Turkey Sliders

March 13, 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 Recipe of the Week is – Porcupine Turkey Sliders. Made using JENNIE-O Lean Ground Turkey, Onion, Garlic, Brown Rice, Cranberries, Spinach Leaves, Egg Substitute, Worcestershire Sauce, and Spices. 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/

Porcupine Turkey Sliders
The addition of brown rice gives these little patties a prickly look, and cranberries provide a burst of flavor that complements the savory turkey. Great for weeknight dinners at under 300 calories per serving!
Ingredients

2 tablespoons minced yellow onions
¼ cup minced celery
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 (20-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Lean Ground Turkey
1 cup cooked brown rice
2 tablespoons chopped dried cranberries
¾ cup chopped spinach leaves
½ cup egg substitute or 2 eggs
½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 teaspoon Worchestershire sauce
⅛ teaspoon crushed red pepper
12 small whole wheat buns
12 small lettuce leaves
2 medium tomatoes, cut into 12 slices
1 medium red onion, sliced

Directions
1) In large skillet, add onions, celery, garlic and oil. Sauté 5 minutes or until tender. Set aside.

2) In large mixing bowl combine turkey, cooked rice, cranberries, spinach leaves, egg and pepper, Worcestershire sauce, red pepper and cooked onion mixture. Divide turkey mixture into 12 equal portions and form patties ½-inch thick and 3-inch diameter. Place in large skillet on medium heat. Cover. Cook 15 minutes turning 2 to 3 times and until internal temperature reaches 165° F. as measured by a meat thermometer. Always cook to well-done.

3)Serve on buns with lettuce leaves, tomato, red onion and slider patty.

* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING

Calories 180
Protein 12g
Carbohydrates 20g
Fiber 2g
Sugars 3g
Fat 6g
Cholesterol 30mg
Sodium 200mg
Saturated Fat 1.5g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/502-porcupine-turkey-sliders

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – DEEP DISH RUSTIC BUFFALO PIZZA

January 15, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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This week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week is a DEEP DISH RUSTIC BUFFALO PIZZA. Deep Dish Pizza like you’ve never had! Made using Wild Idea Buffalo Italian Sausage, Spinach Leaves, Eggs, Cloves, Red Bell Peppers, Jarred Roasted Red Peppers, Jarred Sun -Dried Tomatoes, Grated Parmesan Cheese, Provolone Cheese, and Salt and Pepper. The recipe also includes a recipe for the Pizza Crust. You can find this recipe and purchase the Wild Idea Buffalo Italian Sausage along with all the other Wild Idea Products at the Wild Idea Buffalo website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

DEEP DISH RUSTIC BUFFALO PIZZA
Buffalo Rustic Pizza serves 8 to 12
This is an adaptation of a recipe from a gourmet magazine, from years ago.

Ingredients: Prep ingredients before making crust.

1 lb. Wild Idea Buffalo Italian Sausage

2 lbs. spinach leaves, washed

4 eggs

15 oz. ricotta cheese

2 garlic cloves, minced

5 red bell peppers, roasted, peeled, seeded and coarsely chopped

or 24 oz. jarred roasted red peppers, coarsely chopped

8.5 oz. jarred sun-dried tomatoes, flash processed

2 cups Parmesan cheese, grated

8oz. provolone cheese, sliced

salt and pepper

Dough Ingredients:

4 cups flour

2 teaspoons sugar

1 cup cold salted butter, sliced

4 eggs, lightly beaten

 

Instructions:

1.) Brown meat in heavy large skillet over medium high heat. Remove sausage from pan leaving a little fat in skillet. Cover sausage and set aside.

2.) In same skillet, over medium heat, add half of the spinach, cover, but toss occasionally until all leaves are wilted. Place wilted spinach in colander and repeat same step with remaining half of spinach.

3.) Press spinach with back of spoon in colander to push out water. Season spinach with a pinch of salt and pepper.

4.) In bowl, mix eggs, then add ricotta and garlic. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper.

5.) In mixing bowl, using a pastry hook, mix together dough ingredients in order listed. Mix until incorporated.

6.) Form dough into a ball and removing 1/3 of dough. Roll 2/3 of dough out on floured parchment paper or plastic wrap, forming large 16” circle. Roll out remaining dough in the same fashion into a 10” circle.

7.) Remove paper from top of dough and slide your hand under the bottom paper. Gently flip dough into a 9” spring-form pan. Press dough down lightly into pan and up pan sides.

8.) In this order, layer your ingredients inside dough; half of spinach, half of ricotta mixture, all of the red bell peppers, half of parmesan, all Buffalo Italian Sausage, all provolone, all sun-dried tomatoes, remaining spinach, remaining ricotta and remaining parmesan.

9.) Remove paper from top of remaining dough and slide your hand under the bottom paper. Gently flip the dough onto the top of the pie. Pinch dough seams together, using a little water if necessary.

10.) Place foil around pan to avoid any dripping from pan. Bake in 375* preheated oven, for 1½ hours. Remove and allow to rest for 10 minutes before cutting.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/93348097-deep-dish-rustic-buffalo-pizza

 

Wild Idea Buffalo – ITALIAN SAUSAGE
What do you get when you cross a bison and Italian spices? A way to indulge in a fantastic Italian Sausage, with fewer consequences. Tasting straight from the corner meat shop, it creates a healthier form of Italian dishes, without sacrificing a bit of flavor. Once you’ve tried it will be a staple in your house!

Ground sausage, not in links.

Ingredients: 100% Grass-fed Buffalo, Organic Spices: {Black Pepper, Crushed Red Pepper, Fennel Seeds, Garlic Powder, Oregano, Paprika} Red Wine Vinegar, Salt, Water.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/collections/brats-sausages-hot-dogs/products/1-lb-italian-sausage

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