Healthy Potato Recipes

June 16, 2021 at 9:37 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell Website and Magazine it’s Healthy Potato Recipes. Find some Delicious and Healthy Potato Recipes with recipes including Stuffed Potatoes with Salsa and Beans, Melting Potatoes, and Roasted Chicken Thighs, Potatoes and Scallions with Herb Vinaigrette. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. You can also subscribe to one of my favorite Magazines, the EatingWell Magazine. So find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Stuffed Potatoes with Salsa and Beans
Taco night meets baked potato night with this simple recipe for loaded baked potatoes with salsa, beans and avocado. This easy, healthy family dinner comes together with just 10 minutes of active time, so you can make it on even the busiest of weeknights. This recipe is just as delicious with sweet potatoes in place of russets………..

Melting Potatoes
The name for these spuds hints at their creamy interior. Roasting these melting potatoes at high heat ensures they get crunchy on the outside. Then, adding a little broth at the end allows the potatoes to absorb the liquid, making the insides extra moist.

Roasted Chicken Thighs, Potatoes and Scallions with Herb Vinaigrette
Roasting chicken thighs directly on top of the vegetables bastes the scallions and potatoes with delicious drippings in this healthy dinner recipe. Serve with steamed broccoli, sautéed spinach or a mixed green salad…………

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Potato Recipes
https://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/19313/ingredients/vegetables/potatoes/

Appetizer of the Week -Sweet Potato Minestrone

June 12, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Appetizer of the Week, Appetizers, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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This week’s Appetizer of the Week is a Sweet Potato Minestrone. To make this week’s recipe some of the ingredients you’ll be needing are Onion, Celery, Sweet Potatoes, Great Northern Beans, Tomatoes, Spices, Kale, Grated Parmesan Cheese and more! 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 2021! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Sweet Potato Minestrone
The calendar is showing October, and that can only mean one thing — we’re in sweet potato season! Perfect for warming up on a crisp fall evening, this hearty soup is jam-packed with nutrients. And with its blend of sweet potatoes, Great Northern beans, tomatoes and kale, it’s as beautifully colored as the autumn leaves

Ingredients
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
3/4 cup diced onion
1/2 cup diced celery
2 cups diced peeled sweet potatoes
1 can (about 15 ounces) Great Northern beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (about 14 ounces) no-salt-added diced tomatoes
3 cups water
3/4 teaspoon dried rosemary
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
2 cups coarsely chopped kale leaves (lightly packed)
4 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Directions
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1 1/2 cups

1 – Heat oil in large saucepan or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion and celery; cook and stir 4 minutes or until onion is softened. Stir water, sweet potatoes, beans, tomatoes, rosemary, salt, if desired, and pepper into saucepan. Cover and bring to a simmer; reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes.

2 – Add kale; cover and cook 10 minutes or until tender.

3 – Ladle soup into bowls; sprinkle with cheese.

Note: Choose kale in small bunches with firm leaves and a rich, deep color. Avoid bunches with limp, wilted, or discolored leaves. To remove the tough stems, make a “V-shaped” cut where the stem joins the leaf. Stack the leaves and cut them into pieces.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 286 calories, Carbohydrates: 48 g, Protein: 13 g, Fat: 6 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 4 mg, Sodium: 189 mg, Fiber: 11 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/sweet-potato-minestrone/

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Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week – Turkey Blend Burger Bowls FRIDAY

May 28, 2021 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 Turkey Blend Burger Bowls. To make this week’s Recipe some of the ingredients that you’ll be needing are JENNIE-O® Turkey Burger Blends,  Sweet Potatoes, Baby Spinach, Black Beans, Quinoa, Honey, and more! You can find this recipe along with all the other Delicious and Healthy Recipes at the Jennie – O Turkey website. Stay Safe and Make the SWITCH in 2021!   https://www.jennieo.com/

Turkey Blend Burger Bowls
Swap out the bun for Southwestern mix-ins to make this bowl an easy go-to dinner or meal-prep favorite. Sweet potatoes, black beans, quinoa, and avocados make for a satisfying, mouthwatering meal that works all year ‘round.

Total Time – under 1 hour
Serving Size – Makes 4 Servings

Ingredients
1 (16-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Turkey Burger Blends

2 sweet potatoes, peeled, cubed and roasted

3 cups baby spinach leaves, chopped

1 (10-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained

1 cup cooked quinoa

1 cup halved cherry tomatoes

4 green onions, chopped

3 avocado, sliced, if desired

4 tablespoons fresh lime juice

½ cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves

4 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons honey

½ teaspoon kosher salt

¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Directions
1) Cook turkey as specified on the package. Always cook to well-done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer.

2) Place sweet potatoes, spinach, black beans and quinoa in individual serving bowls. Top with burgers, tomatoes, green onions and avocado slices.

3) In small bowl, whisk together dressing ingredients. Drizzle over bowls.

Nutrition
Calories 490
Protein 22g
Carbohydrates 59g
Fiber 13g
Sugars 13g
Fat 22g
Cholesterol 30mg
Sodium 440mg
Saturated Fat 4g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/turkey-blend-burger-bowls/

20 Healthy Spring Meals You Can Make in 20 Minutes

May 12, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell Website and Magazine it’s 20 Healthy Spring Meals You Can Make in 20 Minutes. Here’s some Delicious and Healthy Spring Meals You Can Make in 20 Minutes, find recipes like Stuffed Sweet Potato with Hummus Dressing, Mediterranean Cod with Roasted Tomatoes, and Smoked Trout and Spinach Scrambled Eggs. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. You can also subscribe to one of my favorite Magazines, the EatingWell Magazine. So find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Stuffed Sweet Potato with Hummus Dressing
Hearty yet simple to prepare, this stuffed sweet potato with black beans, kale and hummus dressing is a fantastic 5-ingredient lunch for one!……………

Mediterranean Cod with Roasted Tomatoes
Oregano, thyme and paprika flavor the cod in this 15-minute, Mediterranean-inspired meal. Olives, capers and roasted cherry tomatoes add color and zest to each bite………….

Smoked Trout and Spinach Scrambled Eggs
Elevate plain-Jane scrambled eggs with smoked trout and fresh spinach in this healthy breakfast recipe………………

* Click the link below to get the 20 Healthy Spring Meals You Can Make in 20 Minutes
https://www.eatingwell.com/gallery/7676590/healthy-spring-meals-in-20-minutes/?

Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes

May 5, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell Website and Magazine it’s Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes. Find some Delicious and Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes with recipes including Sweet Potato-Black Bean Burgers, Roasted Cauliflower and Potato Curry Soup, and Slow-Cooker Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. You can also subscribe to one of my favorite Magazines, the EatingWell Magazine. So find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes
Find healthy, delicious sweet potato recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Sweet Potato-Black Bean Burgers
These vegan sweet potato-black bean burgers spiced with curry powder are easy to make. Blending the mixture with your hands gives you a soft, uniform texture then the outside gets crispy by cooking in a cast-iron pan. To make this recipe gluten-free too, use gluten-free oats and serve the patty in a lettuce wrap, omitting the bun…………….

Roasted Cauliflower and Potato Curry Soup
In this healthy cauliflower soup recipe, roasting the cauliflower first adds depth and prevents the florets from turning to mush. A little tomato sauce and coconut milk give the broth a rich, silky texture. Serve with a dollop of sour cream or yogurt, if desired……………….

Slow-Cooker Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows
The genius hack in this recipe: topping sweet potatoes with marshmallows while they’re still piping hot from the slow cooker yields a baked marshmallow topping that’s typical with baked sweet potato casseroles……………….

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes
https://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/19319/ingredients/vegetables/sweet-potato/

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

May 5, 2021 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Oh those Sweet Taters

Look for small to medium sweet potatoes, which are sweet and creamy. (The larger ones tend to be starchier.) The skin should be firm, smooth, and even-toned. The deeper the color of the potato, in general, the richer it is in the antioxidant beta-carotene. The best way to store raw cut sweet potatoes is in a cool, dark, dry place. You should refrain from refrigerating them as a temperature that is too cold and even too hot can ruin them. In a cool, dry storage space, raw cut sweet potatoes can last up to two months.

Ambrosia Stuffed Sweet Potato

March 30, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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I have a recipe for a Ambrosia Stuffed Sweet Potato. To make this Tater you’ll be needing Sweet Potatoes, Light Sour Cream, Marshmallow Creme, Sweetened Flaked Coconut, Pecans, Crushed Pineapple, and Dried Apricot Halves. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all Tastes, Diets, or Cuisines so be sure to check it out today for any of your recipe needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Ambrosia Stuffed Sweet Potato
Baked sweet potatoes stuffed with an ambrosia mixture of nuts, coconut and fruit. Serve this recipe as a healthy breakfast alternative or as a dinnertime side dish with baked chicken, turkey or ham.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 medium sweet potato, about 8 ounces
3 tablespoons light sour cream
2 tablespoons marshmallow creme
1 tablespoon sweetened flaked coconut
1 tablespoon chopped pecans
4 teaspoons drained crushed pineapple
4 dried apricot halves, chopped

Cooking Directions:
1 – Preheat oven to 400°F (205°C).
2 – Wash the sweet potato, pat dry and pierce in several places with a fork.
3 – Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or microwave for 5 to 7 minutes, or until tender when pricked with a fork. Let cool slightly.
4 – Combine the remaining ingredients in a bowl; blend well.
5 – Working lengthwise, slice sweet potato in half. Use a spoon to scoop out all but 1/4 inch of the flesh from each half.
6 -Place the scooped-out potato in a bowl, mash lightly with a fork; add about one-half of the ambrosia mixture to the mashed sweet potato; blend well. Spoon this mixture back into the potato skins and top each with the remaining ambrosia. Serve immediately.

Makes 2 servings. Recipe can be increased as needed.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/sidedish/ambrosia_stuffed_sweetpotato_recipe.html

Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – Gourmet Sweet Potato Casserole

March 21, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Side Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Side Dish of the Week is a Gourmet Sweet Potato Casserole. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Sweet Potatoes, Salt, Fat Free Half and Half, Large Eggs, Vanilla Extract, Ground Cinnamon, Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener, Light Butter, Honey, Pecans, Old-Fashioned Oats, and All Purpose Flour. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all Tastes, Diets, or Cuisines so be sure to check it out today for any of your recipe needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Gourmet Sweet Potato Casserole
Once you taste this, you won’t ever go back to the marshmallow-topped variety. The potatoes taste the same no matter how you cook them — oven-baked, microwaved, or boiled. So, use the technique that works best for you.

Recipe Ingredients:
5 orange-fleshed sweet potatoes
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup fat-free half-and-half
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
1/4 cup light butter
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1/3 cup quick or old-fashioned oats
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

Cooking Directions:
1 – Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Lightly grease a 9×13 inch baking dish.
2 – Bake sweet potatoes 35 minutes in the preheated oven, or until they begin to soften. Cool slightly, peel, and mash.
3 – In a large bowl, mix the mashed sweet potatoes, salt, half-and-half, eggs, vanilla extract, cinnamon and Splenda® Granulated Sweetener. Transfer to the prepared baking dish.
4 – In a medium bowl, combine 1/4 cup butter, honey, chopped pecans, and oats. Mix in flour with a pastry blender or your fingers to create the consistency of course meal. Sprinkle over the sweet potato mixture.
5 – Bake 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until topping is crisp and lightly browned.
Makes 8 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe): Calories 230 | Calories from Fat 70 | Fat 7g (sat 2.5g) | Cholesterol 65mg | Sodium 150mg | Carbohydrates 36g | Fiber 2g | Sugars 20g | Protein 5g.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/gourmet_sweet_potato_casserole_recipe.html

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

February 17, 2021 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Buying Sweet Potatoes…………..

When buying Sweet Potatoes look for small to medium sweet potatoes, which are sweet and creamy. (The larger ones tend to be starchier.) The skin should be firm, smooth, and even-toned. The deeper the color of the potato, in general, the richer it is in the antioxidant beta-carotene.

Sweet Potato Bisque

January 5, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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I have a recipe to pass along for everyone, Sweet Potato Bisque. Some of the ingredients you’ll be using are Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Onion, Garlic, Celery, Bacon, Orange Juice, Splenda® Sugar Blend and more! The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all Tastes, Diets, or Cuisines so be sure to check it out today for any of your recipe needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Sweet Potato Bisque
A smooth, rich bisque with sweet potatoes, carrots, onion, garlic, celery, bacon and orange juice.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 slices bacon, diced
1/2 cup diced onion
1/2 cup diced carrots
1/2 cup diced celery
4 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
1/2 cup fresh orange juice
2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
4 new potatoes, peeled and diced
6 cups flavorful chicken or vegetable stock
1 tablespoon Splenda® Sugar Blend
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 pinch salt and freshly ground black pepper

Cooking Directions:
1 – Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat; add bacon.
2 – Cook for about 2 minutes to render the fat.
3 – Add onion, carrot, celery, and garlic, and sauté for 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently. Then add the orange juice and reduce to thick syrup.
4 – Add the potatoes and stock and bring to a boil.
5 – Reduce heat and simmer for about 30 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender.
6 – Add Splenda® Sugar Blend for Baking and cayenne.
7 – Ladle mixture into a blender and pure thoroughly in batches; strain and season with salt and pepper. If the soup is too thick, thin with a little chicken or vegetable stock.
8 – Serve warm.
Makes 8 (3/4 cup) servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe; 3/4 cup): Calories 180 | Calories from Fat 45 | Fat 5.0g (sat 1.0g) | Cholesterol 0mg | Sodium 860mg | Carbohydrates 29g | Fiber 3g | Sugars 8g | Protein 5g.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/sweet_potato_bisque_recipe.html

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