Healthy Potato Recipes

May 11, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Potato Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Potato Recipes like; Roasted Cauliflower and Potato Curry Soup, Skillet Lemon Chicken and Potatoes with Kale, and Mustard-Crusted Potatoes. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Potato Recipes
Find healthy, delicious potato recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at eating well.

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…………..

Skillet Lemon Chicken and Potatoes with Kale
This easy one-pan skillet-roasted lemon chicken is perfect for weeknight dinners. Juicy chicken thighs are cooked in the same pan as baby potatoes and kale for a satisfying meal with the added bonus of minimal cleanup………..

Mustard-Crusted Potatoes
This simple potato side dish really delivers on taste. A mix of Yukon Gold and sweet potatoes (you could also use red new potatoes or fingerlings) are roasted in a scrumptious mustard-turmeric sauce and coated with mustard seeds and coriander seeds which form a nice crust…….

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

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It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday – Southern Sweet Potato Soup

May 4, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, It's Chili Soups or Stews Saturday | Leave a comment
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This week’s It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday is a recipe for Southern Sweet Potato Soup. Some of the ingredients you’ll need are; Sweet Potatoes, Onion, Celery, Peanut Butter, Whipping Cream Molasses, and more! You can find this recipe at the CooksRecipes website which has a huge selection of recipes to please all tastes! Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Southern Sweet Potato Soup
This creamy spiced sweet potato soup, with a touch of peanut butter, is the perfect starter to a fall or winter holiday meal.

Recipe Ingredients:
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 medium onion, chopped
1 celery rib, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
2 cups chicken broth
1 large sweet potato, peeled and sliced
1 1/2 tablespoons peanut butter
1 (1 1/4-inch) cinnamon stick
1 1/2 cups whipping cream*
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup whipping cream
2 teaspoons molasses
Pinch of salt
Pinch of ground nutmeg
Suggested Garnishes: chopped dry-roasted peanuts, fresh thyme sprigs

Cooking Directions:
1 – Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat; add onion and celery, and sauté 10 minutes or until tender. Add garlic, and sauté 1 minute.
2 – Stir in broth and next 3 ingredients. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer 15 to 20 minutes or until potato is tender. Remove and discard cinnamon stick. Process sweet potato mixture in a blender or food processor until smooth. (Caution! Hot liquids create steam which will blow the top off the blender! Be sure to securely hold blender lid down!)
3 – Return mixture to Dutch oven; stir in 1 1/2 cups whipping cream and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thoroughly heated.
4 – Beat 1/4 cup whipping cream, molasses, pinch of salt, and nutmeg until soft peaks form. Serve with soup, and garnish, if desired.
Makes 4 servings.

*1 1/2 cups half-and-half (light cream) may be substituted for 1 1/2 cups whipping cream.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/soup/southern-sweet-potato-soup-recipe.html

Healthy Gnocchi Recipes

March 26, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Gnocchi Recipes. Here’s some Delicious and Healthy Gnocchi Recipes with recipes including; Skillet Gnocchi with Shrimp and Asparagus, Chicken and Gnocchi Dumplings, and Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Sage Cream Sauce. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website and Magazine. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Gnocchi Recipes
Find healthy, delicious gnocchi recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Skillet Gnocchi with Shrimp and Asparagus
The gnocchi cooks right in the skillet, along with shrimp, shallots, asparagus and Parmesan cheese, in this gnocchi recipe. Look for shelf-stable gnocchi near other pasta. Serve with baby arugula salad with vinaigrette and a glass of pinot grigio……….

Chicken and Gnocchi Dumplings
This crowd-pleasing gnocchi recipe is perfect for an easy weeknight comfort meal. Get all the flavors of chicken and dumplings without having to make the dumplings when you use gnocchi in their place………………..

Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Sage Cream Sauce
Recipe provided by Silk. Fun to make with friends, these tender gnocchi shine in a sage-infused shallot and wine sauce……

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Gnocchi Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/19254/ingredients/pasta-noodle/pasta-by-shape/gnocchi/

It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday – Chicken and Sweet Potato Chili for Diabetics

March 23, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, It's Chili Soups or Stews Saturday | Leave a comment
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This week’s It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday is a recipe for Chicken and Sweet Potato Chili for Diabetics. Sweet Potatoes and Chicken combine to make one healthy and hearty Chili! The dish is 258 calories and 27 net carbs per serving. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website which has a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes along with Diabetes Management Tips, Diabetic News, and more so be sure to check it out soon! Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Chicken and Sweet Potato Chili for Diabetics

Ingredients
1 to 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch chunks
2 teaspoons canola oil
1 cup chopped onion
3/4 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts or chicken tenders, cut into 3/4-inch chunks*
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 can (14 1/2 ounces) diced fire-roasted tomatoes, undrained
1 can (16 ounces) no-salt-added kidney beans or pinto beans, drained
1/2 cup chipotle or jalapeño salsa

Directions
1 – Place sweet potatoes in large saucepan and add enough water to cover. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 5 minutes or until almost tender. Drain sweet potatoes; set aside. Heat oil in large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion; cook and stir 5 minutes.

2 – Add chicken, garlic, and chili powder; cook 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Add tomatoes, beans, salsa, and sweet potatoes; bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered 10 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.

*This is easier to do if chicken is partially frozen.

**Note: Sweet potatoes are the star of this chili and they’re nutritional superstars, too. One sweet potato provides about two and a half times the Recommended Daily Allowance for healthy adults of vitamin A, plus fiber, potassium and vitamin C.

Yield: 4 servings.

Serving size: 1 1/2 cups per serving.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 258 calories, Carbohydrates: 34 g, Protein: 27 g, Fat: 1 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 49 mg, Sodium: 496 mg, Fiber: 7 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/soups-stews/chicken-and-sweet-potato-chili/

One of America’s Favorites – Mashed Potatoes

February 4, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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Mashed Potato

Mashed potato (British English) or mashed potatoes (American English and Canadian English), colloquially known as mash, is a dish prepared by mashing boiled, peeled potatoes. Milk and butter are frequently used in preparation and it is frequently whipped at the end. The dish is usually a side dish to meat and/or vegetables. The closely related smashed potatoes dish is made with unskinned potatoes and it is hand mashed and not whipped.

Recipes for making the dish started appearing in 1747 with an entry in The Art of Cookery by Hannah Glasse. Dehydrated and frozen mashed potatoes are available in many supermarkets.

Mashed potato may be used as an intermediary ingredient for other dishes such as dumplings and gnocchi, in which case the potatoes may be baked or boiled, and may or may not have dairy or seasoning added.

The use of “floury” types of potatoes is recommended, although “waxy” potatoes are sometimes used for a different texture. There are a multitude of “floury” types, but the most commonly known include russet, golden wonder, and red rascal potatoes. Butter, vegetable oil, milk and/or cream are usually added to improve flavor and texture, and the potatoes are seasoned with salt, pepper, and any other desired herbs and spices. Popular ingredients and seasonings include: garlic, cheese, bacon bits, sour cream, crisp onion or spring onion, caramelised onion, mayonnaise, mustard, horseradish, spices such as nutmeg, and chopped herbs such as parsley.

One French variation adds egg yolk for pommes duchesse or Duchess potatoes; piped through a pastry tube into wavy ribbons and rosettes, brushed with butter and lightly browned. Pomme purée (potato puree) uses considerably more butter than normal mashed potato – up to one part butter for every two parts potato. In low-calorie or non-dairy variations, milk, cream and butter may be replaced by soup stock or broth. Aloo Bharta, an Indian sub-continent variation, uses chopped onions, mustard (oil, paste or seeds), chili pepper, coriander leaves and other spices.

Mashed potato served with Frankfurter Rippchen, sauerkraut and mustard

Mashed potato can be served as a side dish, and is often served with sausages in the British Isles, where they are known as bangers and mash. Mashed potato can be an ingredient of various other dishes, including shepherd’s and cottage pie, pierogi, colcannon, dumplings, potato pancakes, potato croquettes and gnocchi. Particularly runny mashed potatoes are called mousseline potatoes.

In the United Kingdom, the cold mashed potato is mixed with fresh eggs and then fried until crisp to produce the potato cake. This dish is thought to have originated in Cornwall and is a popular breakfast item. When instead combined with meat and other leftover vegetables, the fried dish is known as bubble and squeak.

A popular accompaniment to mashed potatoes in the United States is gravy. The most common forms of gravy paired with mashed potatoes are beef gravy or turkey gravy, though vegetable gravy is becoming more common as the vegetarian and vegan trends see a rise in popularity.

A potato masher is a utensil which can be used to prepare the potatoes, as is a potato ricer. They may also be whipped with an electric hand mixer, or with sufficient boiling, can be mashed effectively with a durable wooden spoon and brute force.

 

Clean-Eating Christmas Recipes

December 12, 2018 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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Just in time for Christmas from the EatingWell website and Magazine its Clean-Eating Christmas Recipes. Healthy and Delicious Clean-Eating Christmas Recipes like; Spiced Maple Cranberry Sauce, Creamy Green Beans and Mushrooms, and Easy Mashed Sweet Potatoes. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy this Christmas! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Clean-Eating Christmas Recipes
Find healthy, delicious clean-eating Christmas recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell. Our clean-eating recipes are made with real, whole foods and limit processed foods and refined grains. Plus, they are lower in sodium, sugar and calories.

Spiced Maple Cranberry Sauce
Most homemade cranberry sauces are made with sugar, but this one— flavored with unsweetened applesauce and spices— gets its sweetness from the maple syrup that’s added in after cooking………….

Creamy Green Beans and Mushrooms
This take on a green bean casserole from José Andrés features perfectly cooked green beans in a mushroom sauce made with real cream. Andrés even gives the traditional canned french-fried onions a run for their money with some freshly frizzled shallot rings. Serve for Thanksgiving or as a side for roast beef or roast chicken………….

Easy Mashed Sweet Potatoes
This quick mashed potato recipe has just 5 ingredients and is dinner-ready in 20 minutes. Using sweet potatoes for this classic side dish adds color to your plate along with a little sweetness and a boost of Vitamin A. With classic and simple flavors, it can easily be paired with any of your favorite dishes…………

* Click the link below to get all the Clean-Eating Christmas Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/22841/holidays-occasions/christmas/clean-eating/

It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday – Sweet Potato Stew

December 8, 2018 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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For this week’s It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday recipe its, Sweet Potato Stew. Sweet Potatoes along with Onions, Celery, and Bacon all combine to make this Stew Recipe! It’s from the Diabetes Self Management website. The Diabetes Self Management website has a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly recipes along with Diabetes Management tips, News, and more so check it out today! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

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 bacon, crisp-cooked and crumbled
1 cup fat-free half-and-half
Black pepper
1/4 cup minced fresh parsley

Directions
1 – Place onion, celery, sweet potato, broth, and bacon in slow cooker. Cover; cook on LOW 6 hours or until vegetables are tender.

2 – Increase heat to HIGH. Stir in half-and-half. Add water, if needed, to reach desired consistency. Cook, uncovered, 30 minutes on HIGH or until heated through.

3 – Season to taste with pepper. Stir in parsley.

Yield: 4 servings. Serving size: 1 1/2 cups stew.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 112 calories, Carbohydrates: 18 g, Protein: 5 g, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 13 mg, Sodium: 280 mg, Fiber: 2 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/soups-stews/sweet-potato-stew/

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

November 17, 2018 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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About those Sweet Potatoes…….

Sweet potatoes are a rich source of fiber as well as containing a good array of vitamins and minerals including iron, calcium, selenium, and they’re a good source of most of our B vitamins and vitamin C. One of the key nutritional benefits of sweet potato is that they’re high in an antioxidant known as beta-carotene, which converts to vitamin A once consumed.

SWEET POTATO PIE

November 11, 2018 at 6:01 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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I’m passing along a recipe for a Diabetic Friendly SWEET POTATO PIE. Dessert is served with a Diabetic Friendly SWEET POTATO PIE. The Sugar is substituted with Equal Spoonful or Granulated Sweetner. Perfect Dessert for your Thanksgiving table! It’s from one of my favorite sites the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. At the Diabetic Gourmet site you’ll find a full menu of delicious and Diabetic Friendly recipes. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy during the Holiday Season! https://diabeticgourmet.com/
Ingredients

Pastry for single-crust 9-inch pie
2 cups cooked, mashed sweet potatoes (about 2 Pastry for single-crust 9-inch pie pounds)
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup Equal Spoonful or Granulated*
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 can (12 ounces) evaporated fat-free milk
Light whipped topping (optional)
Grated nutmeg (optional)
* May substitute 24 packets Equal sweetener

Directions

1 – Roll pastry on floured surface into a circle 1 inch larger than inverted 9-inch pie plate. Ease pastry into plate; trim and flute edge. Set aside.
2 – Blend sweet potatoes in mixing bowl on medium speed of mixer until smooth. Stir in eggs, Equal, flour, lemon juice, vanilla, spices, salt and evaporated milk. Pour mixture over pastry shell.
3 – Bake in preheated 400F oven 40 to 45 minutes or until filling is set and sharp knife inserted into center comes out clean.
4 – Cool pie completely on wire rack. Cover and refrigerate. Garnish top of pie with whipped topping and grated nutmeg, if desired. Cut pie into wedges.

Recipe Yield: Yield: 8 servings

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 197
Fat: 6 grams
Sodium: 316 milligrams
Cholesterol: 58 milligrams
Protein: 7 grams
Carbohydrates: 28 grams

https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/sweet-potato-pie-3

Soup Special of the Day!…..Sweet Potato Bisque

October 28, 2018 at 5:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Soup Special of the Day | 2 Comments
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This week’s Soup Special of the Day is a Sweet Potato Bisque. Made using Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Onion, Garlic, Celery, Bacon, and Orange Juice. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website which is loaded with with delicious and healthy recipes to please all tastes, diets, or cuisines. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Sweet Potato Bisque
Sweet Potato BisqueA 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.
Cook for about 2 minutes to render the fat.
2 – 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.
3 – Add the potatoes and stock and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat and simmer for about 30 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender.
4 – Add Splenda® Sugar Blend for Baking and cayenne.
5 – 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.
6 – 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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