Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week – Luau Turkey Tacos Tortilla Style

January 17, 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 Luau Turkey Tacos Tortilla Style. To make this week’s dish you’ll need JENNIE-O® Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast, Whole Wheat Tortillas, Red Bell Peppers, Spinach, Spices and more! 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! http://www.jennieo.com/

Luau Turkey Tacos Tortilla Style
Ingredients
1 (20-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast
½ cup finely diced red bell pepper
2 tablespoons chopped garlic
1½ tablespoons chopped ginger
1 teaspoon red chili flakes, if desired
⅓ cup rice wine vinegar
¼ cup low-sodium soy sauce
¼ cup fat-free low-sodium chicken broth
¼ cup finely chopped green onion
¼ cup finely chopped cilantro
8 whole wheat tortillas
2 cups finely cut spinach

Directions
1) In large non-stick skillet, cook ground turkey as specified on package. Always cook to well-done, 165ºF as measured by a meat thermometer. Add bell pepper, garlic, ginger and chili flakes, if desired. Cook 30 seconds or until fragrant. Do not brown the garlic or the dish will taste bitter. Add vinegar and cook 2 minutes, or until most of the vinegar has evaporated. Add soy sauce and cook 2 minutes until it reduces to about 2 tablespoons liquid in pan. Add broth and cook 2 minutes or until liquid reduces to about ¼ cup.
2) Remove from heat. Stir in green onions and cilantro. Cover to keep warm.
3) Place two tortillas on each plate and fill each half full with spinach and then top with ⅓ cup of the turkey mixture. Serve hot.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

Nutritional Information
Calories 400 Fat 7g
Protein 41g Cholesterol 70mg
Carbohydrates 44g Sodium 810mg
Fiber 3g Saturated Fat 2g
Sugars 2g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/905-luau-turkey-tacos-tortilla-style

Easy Turkey Sausage Egg Bake

January 17, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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I have another Jennie – O Turkey Recipe to pass along to all of you; Easy Turkey Sausage Egg Bake. This one is made using JENNIE-O® All Natural* Turkey Sausage, Florentine Egg Substitute, Spinach, Skim Milk, Mustard, Whole Wheat Bread, and Cheddar Cheese. Start you morning off with a delicious and healthy Easy Turkey Sausage Egg Bake. Enjoy and Make the SWITCH in 2020 https://www.jennieo.com/

Easy Turkey Sausage Egg Bake
Treat yourself to breakfast by prepping this hearty, carb-conscious bake the night before — then just hop out of bed and pop it in the oven. Under 300 calories per serving!

INGREDIENTS
1 (16-ounce) package JENNIE-O® All Natural* Turkey Sausage
1 (15-ounce) carton Florentine flavored cholesterol-free real egg product
1 cup chopped spinach
2 cups skim milk
½ teaspoon ground mustard
5 slices whole grain 100% whole wheat bread, cut into cubes
1 cup shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese

DIRECTIONS
1) Cook sausage as specified on the package. Always cook to well-done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer. Drain and set aside. Whisk together eggs, spinach, milk and mustard.
2) Lightly spray 8 ramekins or 10-ounce custard cups with non-stick cooking spray. Divide the bread among the ramekins. Top with sausage and pour egg mixture (about ½ cup) into each cup. Cover and refrigerate several hours or overnight. To bake, heat oven to 350°F. Place ramekins or cups on baking sheet. Bake, uncovered, 30 minutes or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING

Calories 260
Protein2 8g
Carbohydrates 12g
Fiber 1g
Sugars 4g
Fat 11g
Cholesterol 75mg
Sodium 900mg
Saturated Fat 5g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/652-easy-turkey-sausage-egg-bake

Slow Cooker Spinach Dip

December 6, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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I have a 2nd Jennie – O Turkey Appetizer Recipe to pass along, Slow Cooker Spinach Dip. What’s more perfect for a snack or appetizer than a Creamy and Delicious Spinach Dip! Plus it’s made using your Slow Cooker. You’ll be using the JENNIE-O® Lower Sodium Turkey Bacon made with Sea Salt to help make this one. You’ll also need two different kinds of Cheese, Spinach, and Artichoke Hearts. You can this recipe at the Jennie – O Turkey website. Enjoy and Make the SWITCH in 2019! https://www.jennieo.com/

Slow Cooker Spinach Dip
Your can always judge a good spinach dip by the speed in which it disappears. And though this one is cooked in a slow cooker, it moves lightning fast! This creamy and delicious Spinach Dip has two different kinds of cheese, turkey bacon and artichoke hearts for a special, tangy zing. And because it’s in a slow cooker, you can set it and forget it!

INGREDIENTS
1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
½ cup chopped green onions
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 (15-ounce) can quartered artichoke hearts, rinsed and drained
1½ cups shredded white Cheddar cheese
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 cup low-sodium vegetable broth
½ cup sour cream
½ cup mayonnaise
1½ teaspoons seasoned pepper
6 slices JENNIE-O® Lower Sodium Turkey Bacon made with Sea Salt
assorted sliced vegetables and crackers, if desired

DIRECTIONS
1) In lightly greased slow cooker, stir together spinach, green onions, garlic, artichoke, cheeses, vegetable broth, sour cream, mayonnaise and seasoned pepper. Cook on HIGH 4 hours.
2) Cook turkey bacon as specified on the package. Always cook to well-done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer. Finely chop bacon. Place bacon on top of spinach dip. Serve with sliced vegetables or crackers, if desired.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING

Calories 140
Protein 10g
Carbohydrates 11g
Fiber 2g
Sugars 2g
Fat 7g
Cholesterol 25mg
Sodium 410mg
Saturated Fat 3g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/1201-slow-cooker-spinach-dip

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Italian Vegetarian Bake

November 4, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is a Italian Vegetarian Bake. This a Vegetable Casserole made using; Zucchini, Onion, Celery, Vegetarian Vegetable Flavor Bouillon Cube, Spinach, Spices, Mozzarella Cheese, Ricotta Cheese, Romano Cheese, and BUITONI Refrigerated Marinara Sauce. Now that’s Italian! The recipe is from one of my favorite recipe sites, the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find one of the largest selections of recipes you can find. Recipes to please all tastes, diets, and cuisines so check it out today. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Italian Vegetarian Bake
Serve squares of this deliciously wholesome vegetable casserole topped with marinara sauce and shredded Romano cheese.

Recipe Ingredients:
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 large zucchini, diced (about 2 cups)
1 small onion, chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped
2 large cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 MAGGI Vegetarian Vegetable Flavor Bouillon Cube
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese – divided use
3/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs
3/4 cup ricotta cheese
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
1/4 cup BUITONI Refrigerated Freshly Shredded Romano Cheese
1 (15-ounce) container BUITONI Refrigerated Marinara Sauce

Cooking Directions:
1 – Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease 9 x 5-inch loaf pan.
2 – Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add zucchini, onion, celery, garlic, bouillon and crushed red pepper; cook, stirring frequently, for 4 to 6 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Remove from heat.
3 – Combine spinach, 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, bread crumbs, ricotta cheese, eggs and Romano cheese in large bowl until blended. Stir in vegetable mixture. Press mixture into prepared pan. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese.
4 – Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until golden brown. Cool in pan on wire rack for 5 minutes. Heat sauce until warm. Slice; serve with sauce.
Makes 6 servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/italian_vegetarian_bake_recipe.html

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – ELBOWS WITH FRESH SPINACH

September 30, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is – ELBOWS WITH FRESH SPINACH. Made using Dreamfields Elbows, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Garlic, Spinach, Grape Tomatoes, and Parmesan Cheese. The recipe comes from the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website which has a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes. The Dish is 193 calories per serving. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

ELBOWS WITH FRESH SPINACH
Ingredients

8 ounces Dreamfields Elbows
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
10 ounces spinach (fresh or frozen)
4 ounces cherry or grape tomatoes
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese

Directions

Prepare Dreamfields Elbows according to package directions.
In a large skillet over medium-high heat, sauté garlic in olive oil for 3 minutes.
If using fresh spinach, coarsely chop. If using frozen spinach, thaw and drain. Place spinach in saute pan and cook until wilted, about 7 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Toss spinach with tomatoes and hot pasta. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 193
Fat: 7 grams
Saturated Fat: 1 grams
Fiber: 4 grams
Sodium: 111 milligrams
Cholesterol: 3 milligrams
Protein: 8 grams
Carbohydrates: 0 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/elbows-with-fresh-spinach

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – Pasta Pie

September 25, 2019 at 6:03 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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This week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week is – Pasta Pie. This is made using Wild Idea Ground Buffalo along with Jill’s Italian Seasoning, Pasta, Pesto (Recipe Included), Spinach, Tomatoes, Mozzarella Cheese, Parmesan Cheese, Eggs, Cream, and Seasonings. Suggested side dish would be a Salad. You can find this Recipe and purchase the Wild Idea Ground Buffalo along with all the other Wild Idea Products at the Wild Idea Buffalo website. So Enjoy and make 2019 a Healthy One! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

Pasta Pie (serves 8)
Made with garden fresh ingredients this recipe believe it or not is light and so good. Serve it up with a delicious salad for a simple, fab, flavorful meal!

Ingredients:

1 – pound Wild Idea Ground Buffalo
1 – tablespoon olive oil
1 – 1 oz. pkg. Jill’s Italian Seasoning (or other Italian seasoning)
8 – ounces pasta, linguini, spaghetti or other, cooked el dente
½ – cup pesto (*recipe below or pre-made pesto)
2 – cups packed, chopped, fresh spinach
1 – cup chopped tomatoes, seeded
8 – ounces shredded mozzarella cheese
4 – ounces shredded parmesan cheese
2 – eggs, beaten
¼ – cup cream

Preparation:

1 – In a sauté pan over medium high heat add the oil and crumble in the ground buffalo meat.
2 – Add the Italian seasonings and stir in to incorporate. Break up the meat with a spatula as you stir and continue to brown the meat.
Remove meat from heat and cover.
3 – Lightly oil into a deep-dish pie pan.
4 – In a large bowl toss the pasta with the pesto.
5 – Add the meat, spinach, tomatoes, the mozzarella cheese and half of the parmesan cheese, tossing to incorporate.
6 – Whisk the eggs with the cream and toss into the pasta mixture.
7 – Press the ingredients into a deep-dish pie pan and cover with foil.
8 – Bake at 375° for 30 minutes.
9 – Uncover the pie and cover with remaining Parmesan cheese and continue to cook until cheese is melted.
10 – Remove form the oven and allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving.
11 – Drizzle with a little more pesto and garnish with fresh tomatoes. Note: If making ahead of time and refrigerating for baking later increase cooking time by 10 minutes.

Basil Pesto
Ingredients:

2 – cups fresh basil leaves, packed
2 – cups shredded Parmesan cheese
3 – garlic cloves, chopped
1 – teaspoon salt
1 – teaspoon pepper (I like a little more)
1 – tablespoon lemon juice (I like a little more)
1 – cup olive oil

Preparation: Place all ingredients in blender and puree until smooth. Refrigerate.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/meat-pies-oh-my

Healthy Vegetarian Recipes

August 20, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Vegetarian Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Vegetarian Recipes with recipes including; Apple Ricotta Pancakes, Greek Spinach Pie Calzone, and Slow-Cooker Vegetable Stew.Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Plus you subscribe to the EatingWell Magazine. Each issue packed with Healthy and Delicious Recipes and Healthy Living Tips and Ideas. So Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

 

Healthy Vegetarian Recipes

Find healthy, delicious vegetarian recipes including vegetarian breakfasts, lunches and dinners. Healthier Recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Apple Ricotta Pancakes
These healthy apple pancakes puff to perfection thanks to the right combination of ingredients, including a mixture of double-acting baking powder and baking soda (using both ensures the batter will spread out evenly and rise well). Ricotta cheese makes pancakes moister than using milk alone, and it packs nearly four times more protein than whole milk. Walnut oil is full of healthy fats and has a rich, nutty flavor, and white whole-wheat flour packs in more fiber than all-purpose flour. A bit of buttermilk adds a nice tang to these flapjacks. All in all, it adds up to a healthy breakfast that’s sure to impress…………………..

Greek Spinach Pie Calzone
This spinach pie-inspired calzone is stuffed with the traditional spanakopita filling, but is made with prepared pizza dough so it’s much easier than making pies with phyllo. Serve this easy calzone recipe for a weeknight dinner, or slice them and serve as part of a casual party spread…….

Slow-Cooker Vegetable Stew
Potatoes and beans make this tomato-based crock-pot vegetable stew super-hearty. You could also add briefly sautéed chunks of zucchini or fresh corn kernels just before serving, or add another can of cannellini beans for more substance. A dollop of pesto on top is also super-delicious. Adding homemade garlic croutons is an easy way to elevate this healthy dinner…………

* Clickthe link below to get all the Healthy Vegetarian Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/18005/lifestyle-diets/vegetarian/

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

July 12, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Buying Spinach…………

Fresh spinach should be medium to dark green, fresh-looking and free from evidence of decay. It should be stored loosely packed in a sealed plastic bag in the fridge where it will keep for about four days. Do not wash spinach before storing, as the moisture will cause it to spoil, although do ensure it is washed properly before consumption as the leaves and stems may collect soil and chemicals. Raw spinach has a milder taste that some describe as metallic once cooked. If cooking, opt for steaming, sautéeing or microwaving spinach rather than boiling to preserve the nutrients.

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Bean and Spinach Dumplings on Wild Mushrooms

April 22, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is Bean and Spinach Dumplings on Wild Mushrooms. Where’s the Beef, who cares with this week’s recipe! Its Savory bean and spinach dumplings served atop sautéed wild mushrooms. The Dish is only 276 calories per serving. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website which has a huge selection of recipes for all cuisines so check it out today. So Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Bean and Spinach Dumplings on Wild Mushrooms
Savory bean and spinach dumplings served atop sautéed wild mushrooms.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups cooked navy beans, drained and rinsed (or use canned, rinsed and drained)
1/2 cup onion, chopped
3 tablespoons olive oil – divided use
1 cup fresh spinach, chopped
1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped
1/2 cup cornmeal
1 cup freshly grated Romano cheese – divided use
3/4 teaspoon ground black pepper – divided use
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 large egg white
20 fresh (or dried and reconstituted) wild mushrooms, such as morels or porcini
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/4 teaspoon salt – divided use
2 cloves garlic, chopped

Cooking Directions:
1 – Purée beans in a food processor or blender. Set aside.
2 – Sauté onion in 2 tablespoons oil for 2 minutes. Add bean purée and cook 1 minute. Add spinach and cilantro and cook 2 minutes. Transfer mixture to a bowl. Add cornmeal and mix well. Then add half the cheese, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, nutmeg, and egg white. Combine thoroughly.
3 – Coat a large baking dish with 1 tablespoon oil. Set aside.
4 – Bring 3 quarts of water to a boil.
5 – Dip a teaspoon in cold water, then fill the wet spoon with batter and drop the dumpling into saucepan of boiling water. Repeat until all batter is used. Cover and simmer dumplings for 2 to 3 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and place in baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining grated cheese and bake for 10 minutes at 350°F (175°C).
6 – If using fresh wild mushrooms, clean thoroughly. If mushrooms are dried, soak in tepid water for 20 to 60 minutes, until reconstituted. Drain thoroughly, squeezing out any excess liquid. Slice mushrooms into large pieces.
7 – Cook mushrooms in two batches. Sauté first batch in 2 tablespoons butter in a wide skillet over high heat for 2 minutes. When mushrooms begin to lose their juices, add 1/8 teaspoon each of salt and pepper, and half the garlic. Cook for another 3 minutes. Remove mushrooms from skillet and place on warm platter. Repeat for next batch.
8 – Place dumplings over mushrooms. Serve immediately.
Makes 4 servings

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories: 276g; Carbohydrates: 39g; Fat: 9g; Cholesterol: 8mg; Protein: 15g; Fiber: 9g; Sodium: 225mg (560mg using canned beans)
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/bean_and_spinach_dumplings_on_wild_mushrooms_recipe.html

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Vegetarian Slow-Cooker Chili

April 1, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is – Hearty Vegetarian Slow-Cooker Chili. A big thank you to Jeannie P. for sharing this recipe! Vegetables and Spices combine to make this week’s recipe. A great side for this Chili would be a fresh baked loaf of Crusty Bread. So Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One!

Hearty Vegetarian Slow-Cooker Chili

Ingredients
1 tablespoon extra light olive oil
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 yellow bell pepper, chopped
2 onions, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
1 cup frozen corn kernels, thawed
1 zucchini, chopped
1 yellow squash, chopped
6 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon dried parsley
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 (14.5 ounce) cans diced tomatoes with juice
1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 (15 ounce) can low – sodium garbanzo beans, drained
1 (15 ounce) can low – sodium kidney beans, rinsed and drained
2 (6 ounce) cans tomato paste
1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce, or more if needed
1 cup vegetable broth, or more if needed
crusty loaf bread

Directions
1 – Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat, and cook the green, red, and yellow bell peppers, onions, and garlic until the onions start to brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Place the mixture into a slow cooker. Stir in spinach, corn, zucchini, yellow squash, chili powder, cumin, oregano, parsley, paprika, sea salt, black pepper, tomatoes, black beans, garbanzo beans, kidney beans, and tomato paste until thoroughly mixed. Pour the tomato sauce and vegetable broth over the ingredients.
2 – Set the cooker on Low, and cook until all vegetables are tender, 4 to 5 hours. Check seasoning; if chili is too thick, add more tomato sauce and vegetable broth to desired thickness. Cook an additional 1 to 2 hours to blend the flavors. Serve with the crusty loaf bread of your choice.

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