Low-Calorie Dinner Recipes for Weight Loss

July 20, 2017 at 5:25 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website its Low-Calorie Dinner Recipes for Weight Loss. Delicious low calorie Dinners with recipes like; Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili, Inside-Out Lasagna, Sweet Potatoes with Warm Black Bean Salad, and more! Find these and all the other Delicious and Healthy recipes at the EatingWell website, plus don’t forget the EatingWell Magazine. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.eatingwell.com/

 

Low-Calorie Dinner Recipes for Weight Loss
Find healthy, delicious low-calorie dinner recipes for weight loss, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

 

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili
Make a double batch of this quick vegetarian chili, full of black beans and sweet potatoes, and eat it for lunch the next day or freeze the extras for another night. We love the smoky heat from the ground chipotle, but omit it if you prefer a mild chili. Serve with tortilla chips or cornbread and coleslaw……..

 

Inside-Out Lasagna
Here we take basic lasagna ingredients—ricotta cheese, pasta and tomatoes—and skip the layering and long baking time to make a super-quick and satisfying meal for the whole family. To cut down on prep time, look for presliced mushrooms. For meat lovers, brown some crumbled turkey sausage along with the onions and garlic. Serve with: Steamed broccoli and whole-grain baguette…….

 

Sweet Potatoes with Warm Black Bean Salad
For a satisfying last-minute supper, it’s hard to beat a sweet potato zapped in the microwave. The fragrant filling of beans and tomatoes adds protein. Be sure to eat the skin, which is full of fiber, as well……

 

* Click the link below to get all the Low-Calorie Dinner Recipes for Weight Loss
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/18573/weight-loss-diet/dinner/

What Is The Difference Between A Sweet Potato And A Yam?

July 15, 2017 at 5:05 AM | Posted in sweet potatoes | Leave a comment
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I was curious was there a difference between a Sweet Potato and Yam? The answer: YES. I came across the Sweet Potato website (http://www.ncsweetpotatoes.com/) and found the answer. I’ve also found an excellent website that gives you everything you need to know about the Sweet Potato along with a good selection of recipes. Enjoy and check the site out!

Yam vs. Sweet Potato:

A true yam is a starchy edible root of the Dioscorea genus, and is generally imported to America from the Caribbean. It is rough and scaly and very low in beta carotene.

Depending on the variety, sweet potato flesh can vary from white to orange and even purple. The orange-fleshed variety was introduced to the United States several decades ago. In order to distinguish it from the white variety everyone was accustomed to, producers and shippers chose the English form of the African word “nyami” and labeled them “yams.”

Today the U.S. Department of Agriculture requires labels with the term ‘yam’ to be accompanied by the term ‘sweet potato.’ Despite the label regulations, most people still think of sweet potatoes as yams regardless of their true identity.

http://www.ncsweetpotatoes.com/sweet-potatoes-101/difference-between-yam-and-sweet-potato/

Soup Special of the Day!………Calypso Beef Soup

June 18, 2017 at 5:17 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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This week’s Soup Special of the Day is Calypso Beef Soup. Ground Beef, Sweet Potatoes, and Black-Eyed Peas are just 3 of the ingredients that you’ll be using. It’s from the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine which has a large selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes. Check it out today. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://diabeticgourmet.com/

 

Calypso Beef Soup

This recipe is an excellent source of protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, iron, selenium and zinc; and a good source of fiber.

Ingredients

1-1/2 pounds 95% ground beef
1 cup diced peeled sweet potato
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
1 teaspoon curry powder
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 cups water or ready-to-serve beef broth
1 can (15-1/2 ounces) black-eyed peas, rinsed, drained
1 can (13-1/2 ounces) light unsweetened coconut milk
2 cups packed fresh baby spinach leaves
3 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme
Salt and ground black pepper
Directions

1 – Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add ground beef; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking into 3/4-inch crumbles and stirring occasionally. Remove from skillet with slotted spoon. Pour off drippings in pan; add sweet potato, onion, bell pepper and curry powder. Cook 4 to 5 minutes or until onion and pepper are crisp-tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in flour; cook and stir 1 minute.
2 – Stir in water, black-eyed peas and coconut milk; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 5 to 8 minutes or until sweet potato is tender. Stir in spinach and thyme. Cook 1 minute or until spinach wilts. Season with salt and black pepper, as desired.

Nutritional Information (Per Serving)
Calories: 308
Protein: 30g
Sodium: 327 mg
Cholesterol: 76 mg
Fat: 11g
Saturated Fat: 6g
Dietary Fiber: 4g
Carbohydrates: 22g

http://diabeticgourmet.com/recipes/html/819.shtml

Healthy Root Vegetable Recipes

May 31, 2017 at 5:27 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website its Healthy Root Vegetable Recipes. Delicious and healthy Root Vegetable Recipes including; Cider-Glazed Roots with Cinnamon Walnuts, Chile-Garlic Roasted Sweet Potatoes, and Root Vegetable Stew with Herbed Dumplings. Find these and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.eatingwell.com/

 

 

 

Healthy Root Vegetable Recipes
Easy, healthy recipes for root vegetables, including carrots, parsnips, beets, potatoes and more.

 

 

 

Cider-Glazed Roots with Cinnamon Walnuts
Here we roast a variety of roots with a brown sugar-cider glaze. Make them instead of candied sweet potatoes at your Thanksgiving celebration. If you include red beets, the whole dish will take on a gorgeous ruby hue…….

 
Chile-Garlic Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Give ordinary roasted sweet potatoes a big flavor boost with this quick, Asian-inspired seasoning mix………

 
Root Vegetable Stew with Herbed Dumplings
This root vegetable stew is flecked with sausage and topped with whole-wheat herbed dumplings. Turn up the heat by using hot Italian sausage or make it crowd-pleasing with sweet sausage. If you find beets or turnips with their greens still attached, the greens of one bunch should yield just enough for this dish. Otherwise use whatever dark leafy greens look fresh at the market……….

 

 
* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Root Vegetable Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/22304/ingredients/vegetables/root/slideshow/healthy-root-vegetable-recipes/

Slow Cooker Appetizers and Side Dishes

February 15, 2017 at 6:29 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website its Slow Cooker Appetizers and Side Dishes. Diabetic Friendly appetizers all made with your slow cooker! Recipes like Five-Spice Chicken Wings, White Bean Spread, and Maple-Ginger Sweet Potatoes. Find them all atone of my favorite recipe sites, Diabetic living Online. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 

 

Slow Cooker Appetizers and Side DishesDiabetic living logo
Fix these diabetes-friendly appetizers and side dishes quickly, then let them simmer in the slow cooker until they’re ready to serve. We’ve also suggested some fresh salad and vegetable dishes to pair with your slow cooker meals.

 

 

Five-Spice Chicken Wings

Slow-cooked wings soak up the flavor of plum sauce and spices, creating an Asian taste sensation. Sprinkle with slivered green onions for a pop of color……

 
White Bean Spread

Make this dip ahead of time and chill for 24 hours, if you like. Bring the spread to room temperature before serving with crispy whole wheat pita chips……

 
Maple-Ginger Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes, apples, dried cranberries, and grated fresh ginger mingle their respective flavors to give you a sweet dish that’s delicious and low in calories. Make sure you choose light pancake syrup to infuse the dish with maple flavor……

 

 

* Click the link below to get all the Slow Cooker Appetizers and Side Dishes
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/appetizer/slow-cooker-appetizers-side-dishes

Clean-Eating Snack Recipes

January 26, 2017 at 6:31 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website its Clean-Eating Snack Recipes. Healthy and delicious clean eating snack recipes. Including recipes; Spiced Chickpea “Nuts”, Roasted Eggplant and Feta Dip, and Loaded Sweet Potato Nacho Fries (Can’t wait to try this one). Find them all at the EatingWell website or if you subscribe to the EatingWell Magazine! http://www.eatingwell.com/

 
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Find healthy, delicious clean eating snack recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

 

 

Spiced Chickpea “Nuts”

When roasted in a hot oven, chickpeas become super crunchy. They’re a great low-fat substitute for nuts when salty cravings hit…..

 
Roasted Eggplant and Feta Dip

This roasted eggplant and feta dip gets a kick from a fresh chile pepper and cayenne pepper. There are countless variations on this classic Greek dip. Out-of-season eggplant or eggplant that has been heavily watered often has an abundance of seeds, which make the vegetable bitter. Be sure to taste the dip before you serve it; if it’s a touch bitter, you can remedy that with a little sugar. Serve with toasted pita crisps or as a sandwich spread……

 
Loaded Sweet Potato Nacho Fries

Bump up the vitamin A and fiber when you swap tortilla chips for sweet potatoes in this healthy recipe. Serve as an appetizer at your next party or turn it into dinner by adding chicken, tofu, shrimp or more beans for protein…..

 

 

* Click the link below to get all the Clean-Eating Snack Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/18327/clean-eating/snacks

Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week – Southwestern Turkey-Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash

January 13, 2017 at 7:06 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 a Southwestern Turkey-Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash. This one is made with JENNIE-O® All Natural Turkey Sausage along with Eggs, Sweet Potatoes, Bell Peppers, Jalapeño, and a host of Spices. Start the day off with a bang, and a healthy one too! 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/

 

 

Southwestern Turkey-Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash

Brunch at home with this trendy hash recipe. Southwestern flavors mingle with peppers, sweet potato hash and turkey breakfast sausage for a delicious weekend breakfast.

INGREDIENTS

1 tablespoon olive oilsouthwestern-turkey-sweet-potato-breakfast-hash
1 (1-pound) package JENNIE-O® All Natural Turkey Sausage
1 small onion, chopped
1 medium sweet potato, peeled and chopped
1 small red bell pepper, chopped
1 small green bell pepper, chopped
1 jalapeño, seeded and sliced
1 teaspoon ground chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon kosher salt, if desired
6 medium eggs, if desired
¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves

DIRECTIONS

Heat oven to 400°F.
1) In large cast-iron skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Cook turkey sausage as specified on the package. Always cook to well-done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer; crumble. Add onion and sweet potato and cook 5 minutes. Stir in bell peppers, jalapeño, chili powder, cumin, paprika and salt, if desired. Make 6 wells and pour eggs into wells, if desired. Remove from heat.
2) Bake 20 minutes or until egg whites are set and yolk is cooked to desired degree of doneness. Sprinkle with cilantro.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATIONJennie O Make the Switch
PER SERVING
Calories 200
Protein 20g
Carbohydrates 8g
Fiber 2g
Sugars 3g
Fat 11g
Cholesterol 80mg
Sodium 790mg
Saturated Fat 2.5g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/1103-southwestern-turkey-sweet-potato-breakfast-hash

Diabetic Dish of the Week – Sweet Potato Casserole

December 27, 2016 at 6:04 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dish of the Week, Diabetic Recipe of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is – Sweet Potato Casserole. This one has various versions and on many web sites and blogs. I went with the one on CooksRecipes website. The Cooks site is loaded with recipes that will suit any taste or cuisine. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2017! http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

 

Sweet Potato Casserole

Recipe Ingredients:

4 medium sweet potatoes, peeled, cooked (about 1 3/4 pounds)Cooksrecipes 2
1/2 to 1 cup fat-free sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 1/2 teaspoons Equal® for Recipes or 18 packets Equal® sweetener or 3/4 cup Equal® Spoonful™
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 cup coarsely chopped pecans (optional)

Cooking Directions:

Mash sweet potatoes with potato masher or beat with electric mixer until smooth. Mix in remaining ingredients, except pecans. Spoon sweet potato mixture into ungreased 1-quart casserole or soufflé dish; sprinkle with pecans.
Bake, uncovered, at 350°F (175°C) until hot throughout, about 30 minutes.
Makes 6 servings (about 1/2 cup each).

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe): 165 cal., 4 g pro., 38 g carbo., 0 g fat, 0 mg chol., 27 mg sodium.
http://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/sweet-potato-casserole-diabetic-recipe.html

One of America’s Favorites – Sweet Potato Pie

December 12, 2016 at 6:10 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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A slice of sweet potato pie

A slice of sweet potato pie

Sweet potato pie is a traditional dessert, originating in the Southern United States. It is often served during the American holiday season, especially at Thanksgiving, and is similar in many ways to pumpkin pie. Marshmallows are sometimes added as a topping, but this was adopted more in the Northern United States than in the South.

It is usually made as a large tart in an open pie shell without a top crust. The filling consists of mashed sweet potatoes, milk, sugar and eggs, flavored with spices such as nutmeg. Other possible ingredients include vanilla or banana extracts. The baked custard filling may vary from a light and silky to dense, depending on the recipe’s ratio of mashed potato, milk and eggs.

 

 

 

Though creamy vegetable pie recipes date back to Medieval Europe, sweet potato pie appears in the southern United States from the early colonial days. Like many sweet potato recipes, sweet potato pie was likely developed by African-American slaves from traditional African cuisine, making it a staple of soul food today. Recipes for sweet potato pie first appeared in printed cookbooks in the 18th century, where it was included with savory vegetable dishes. By the 19th century, sweet potato pie was more commonly classified as a dessert.

 

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

December 12, 2016 at 6:06 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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The Sweet Tater (Potato)…….

 
Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin A (in the form of beta-carotene). They are also a very good source of vitamin C, manganese, copper, pantothenic acid and vitamin B6. Additionally, they are a good source of potassium, dietary fiber, niacin, vitamin B1, vitamin B2 and phosphorus.

Also one medium sweet potato will provide well over 100% of your daily needs for vitamin A, as well as 37% of vitamin C, 16% of vitamin B-6, 10% of pantothenic acid, 15% of potassium and 28% of manganese. You’ll also find small amounts of calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, vitamin E, thiamin, riboflavin and folate.

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