Kitchen Hint of the Day!

September 29, 2017 at 5:25 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Oh those Sweet Potatoes…….

 

How healthy are Sweet Potatoes you ask – 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.

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Quick and Easy Chili Recipes

September 27, 2017 at 5:25 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Quick and Easy Chili Recipes. It’s the first week of the Fall Season which means its Prime Time Chili Season! Delicious Chili recipes like; Chili-Cheese Nachos, Easy Vegetarian Chili, and Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili for Two. Find these and much more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.eatingwell.com/

 

Quick and Easy Chili Recipes
Find healthy, delicious black bean chili recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

 

Chili-Cheese Nachos
Make nachos a healthy dinner when you top them with an easy 30-minute chili. Serve this healthy recipe with sliced scallions, avocado, fresh tomatoes and sour cream, if desired…..

 

Easy Vegetarian Chili
Canned beans and tomatoes make this quick vegetarian chili recipe ready to go in just 30 minutes. Serve over rice or couscous, or with tortilla chips for added crunch, and add extra toppings as you see fit—sliced scallions, chopped fresh cilantro, diced avocado and sliced jalapeños are all tasty choices…..

 

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili for Two
This satisfying vegetarian chili for two is studded with black beans and sweet potatoes. Serve with some warmed corn tortillas and tossed salad with orange segments and avocado……

 

* Click the link below to get all the Quick and Easy Chili Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/18951/cooking-methods-styles/quick-easy/dinner/chili/

Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week – Rustic Roasted Turkey Pot Roast and Vegetables

September 22, 2017 at 5:28 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 – Rustic Roasted Turkey Pot Roast and Vegetables. This week’s recipe just screams of a Fall Comfort Food Recipe! Made with JENNIE-O® Bone-in Turkey Pot Roast along with a variety of Vegetables, Spices, and Apple Cider Vinegar. You can find this recipe at the Jennie – O Turkey website. Enjoy and Make the SWITCH! https://www.jennieo.com/

 

Rustic Roasted Turkey Pot Roast and Vegetables
Who doesn’t love quick, weeknight dinners? This classic comfort food recipe is not only extremely tasty, it’s ready in under 1 hour!

INGREDIENTS

2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
1 red onion, cut into 8 wedges2 parsnips, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
1 red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
4 tablespoons olive oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
½ teaspoon salt
⅛ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
½ teaspoon dried basil
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
¼ teaspoon Italian seasoning
¼ cup fresh parsley, loosely torn
2 pounds JENNIE-O® Bone-in Turkey Pot Roast, cut into pieces

DIRECTIONS

1) Heat oven to 400°F.
2) In large bowl, combine sweet potatoes, onion, parsnips, bell pepper, olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, basil, vinegar, Italian seasoning and parsley; mix well. Place vegetable in large baking pan. Bake 20 minutes, stir and add turkey pot roast. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until vegetables are tender and golden brown.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING
Calories310
Protein20g
Carbohydrates21g
Fiber3g
Sugars7g
Fat16g
Cholesterol80mg
Sodium880mg
Saturated Fat3.5g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/1044-rustic-roasted-turkey-pot-roast-and-vegetables

Diabetic Dish of the Week – Sweet Potato Stew

September 19, 2017 at 5:48 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week – Sweet Potato Stew. Thank you to Diana for passing along this recipe! Enjoy and Eat Healthy!

Sweet Potato Stew

Ingredients

1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup grated peeled sweet potato
1 cup reduced-sodium vegetable broth or water
2 slices turkey bacon, crisp-cooked and crumbled
1 cup fat-free half-and-half
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon reduced sodium Worcestershire sauce
black pepper
1/4 cup minced fresh parsley

Directions
1 – Place onion, celery, sweet potato, broth, turkey bacon, garlic, paprika, and Worcestershire sauce in slow cooker. Cover; cook on low 6 hours or until vegetables are tender.
2 – Increase heat to high. Slowly stir in half-and-half. Add water, if needed, to reach desired consistency. Cook, uncovered, 35 minutes on high or until heated through.
3 – Season to taste with pepper. Stir in parsley.

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Roasted Vegetables

September 11, 2017 at 5:30 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is Roasted Vegetables. Simple, easy to make, and delicious Casserole dish! Substitute your own favorite Vegetables to make this dish that goes great with everything or by its self. Enjoy and Eat Healthy!

 

Roasted Vegetables

Ingredients
1 small butternut squash, cubed
2 red bell peppers, seeded and diced
1 sweet potato, peeled and cubed
4 Yukon Gold potatoes, cubed
1 red onion, quartered
1/2 tablespoon roasted cumin
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
1/4 cup extra light olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
* If you would like to add some heat try a sprinkle of red pepper flakes

Directions
1 – Preheat oven to 475 degrees F (245 degrees C).
2 – In a large bowl, combine the squash, red bell peppers, sweet potato, and Yukon Gold potatoes. Separate the red onion quarters into pieces, and add them to the mixture.
3 – In a small bowl, stir together cumin, thyme, rosemary, olive oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper. Toss with vegetables until they are coated. Spread evenly on a large roasting pan.
4 – Roast for 35 to 40 minutes in the preheated oven, stirring every 10 minutes, or until vegetables are cooked through and browned.

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

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