Sweet Whipped Turnips

November 7, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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I have a recipe for Sweet Whipped Turnips. These are made using Turnips, Carrots, Apple, Water, Low Calorie Margarine, Skim Milk, Splenda Brown Sugar, Nutmeg, Ground Pepper, and Salt. One delicious Side Dish and it’s only 94 calories and 13 net carbs. 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 Whipped Turnips
Apples, nutmeg, and a bit of brown sugar blend give this whipped root vegetable mixture delightfully sweet undertones!

Ingredients
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes.

1 pound turnips
1 pound carrots
1 apple, about 3 inches in diameter
6 cups water
2 tablespoons low-calorie margarine
1/3 cup skim milk
2 tablespoons Splenda Brown Sugar Blend
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
Dash salt

Directions
Yield: 6 servings
Serving size: 1/2 cup

1 – Peel turnips and carrots and chop into chunks. Peel and core apple and chop into chunks. Place turnip, carrot, and apple chunks in a 3-quart saucepan. Add 6 cups water and bring to a boil. After boil is reached, reduce heat to medium and cook for 30 minutes or until all pieces are tender. Remove from heat, pour into a colander and let drain completely. Place turnip, carrot, and apple mixture in a food processor (or use handheld mixer and large bowl), combine with all remaining ingredients, and whip until desired consistency (add additional tablespoon of milk if desired).

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 94 calories, Carbohydrates: 17 g, Protein: 2 g, Fat: 2g, Saturated Fat: <1 g, Cholesterol: <1 mg, Sodium: 180 mg, Fiber: 4 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/sweet-whipped-turnips/

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One of America’s Favorites – Succotash

September 20, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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A simple succotash prepared with kidney instead of lima beans

Succotash (from Narragansett sohquttahhash, “broken corn kernels” is a vegetable dish consisting primarily of sweet corn with lima beans or other shell beans.

Other ingredients may be added such as onions, potatoes, turnips, tomatoes, bell peppers, corned beef, salt pork, or okra.

Combining a grain with a legume provides a dish that is high in all essential amino acids.

Succotash has a long history. The dish was introduced as a stew to North American colonists in the 17th century by indigenous peoples. Composed of ingredients unknown in Europe at the time, it gradually became a standard meal in the cuisine of New England and is a traditional dish of many Thanksgiving celebrations in the region, as well as in Pennsylvania and other states.

Because of the relatively inexpensive and more readily available ingredients, the dish was popular during the Great Depression in the United States.[citation needed] It was sometimes cooked in a casserole form, often with a light pie crust on top as in a traditional pot pie.

A “kitchen sink” succotash made with corn, lima beans, okra, andouille sausage, shrimp, tomato, onion, garlic, and basil

Sweet corn (a form of maize), American beans, tomatoes, and peppers are New World foods.

Catherine Beecher’s 19th-century recipe includes beans boiled with corn cobs from which the kernels have been removed. The kernels are added later, after the beans have boiled for several hours. The corn cobs are removed and the finished stew, in proportions of 2 parts corn to 1 part beans, is thickened with flour.

Henry Ward Beecher’s recipe, published in an 1846 issue of Western Farmer and Gardner, adds salt pork, which he says is “an essential part of the affair.”

In some parts of the American South, any mixture of vegetables prepared with lima beans and topped with lard or butter is called succotash.

Sweet Whipped Turnips

September 13, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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Keeping with the Southern theme of cooking I have a Diabetic Side Dish Recipe for Sweet Whipped Turnips. These are made using Turnips, Carrots, Apple, Water, Low Calorie Margarine, Skim Milk, Splenda Brown Sugar, Nutmeg, Ground Pepper, and Salt. One delicious Side Dish and it’s only 94 calories and 13 net carbs. 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 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Sweet Whipped Turnips
Apples, nutmeg, and a bit of brown sugar blend give this whipped root vegetable mixture delightfully sweet undertones!

Ingredients
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes.

1 pound turnips
1 pound carrots
1 apple, about 3 inches in diameter
6 cups water
2 tablespoons low-calorie margarine
1/3 cup skim milk
2 tablespoons Splenda Brown Sugar Blend
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
Dash salt

Directions
Yield: 6 servings
Serving size: 1/2 cup

1 – Peel turnips and carrots and chop into chunks. Peel and core apple and chop into chunks. Place turnip, carrot, and apple chunks in a 3-quart saucepan. Add 6 cups water and bring to a boil. After boil is reached, reduce heat to medium and cook for 30 minutes or until all pieces are tender. Remove from heat, pour into a colander and let drain completely. Place turnip, carrot, and apple mixture in a food processor (or use handheld mixer and large bowl), combine with all remaining ingredients, and whip until desired consistency (add additional tablespoon of milk if desired).

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 94 calories, Carbohydrates: 17 g, Protein: 2 g, Fat: 2g, Saturated Fat: <1 g, Cholesterol: <1 mg, Sodium: 180 mg, Fiber: 4 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/sweet-whipped-turnips/

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Kitchen Hint of the Day!

September 13, 2020 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Buying Turnips……………………

Choose small turnips, which will be the youngest, with the sweetest flavor and best texture. They should be heavy for their size and firm, without any nicks or cuts. If the greens are attached, they should be brightly colored and fresh. Turnips will keep, tightly wrapped in the refrigerator, for up to two weeks.

Roasted Root Vegetables

December 17, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | 1 Comment
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I’ve got a side dish for the Holiday Stuffed Beef Tenderloin, Roasted Root Vegetables. For this side dish you’ll need Sweet Potatoes, Turnips, Red Onions, Baby Carrots, Garlic, and Seasoning. The Dish is 120 calories and 15 net carbs per serving. This recipe also comes from the Diabetes Self Management website. Looking for Diabetic Friendly Recipes? Be sure to check out the Diabetes Self Management website. You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One!  https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Roasted Root Vegetables
Ingredients
2 sweet potatoes (about 1 pound), scrubbed, peeled, and cut into 32 wedges
3 turnips (about 8 ounces), peeled and cut into 18 wedges
1 medium red onion, cut into 16 wedges
1 1/2 cups baby carrots
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 cloves garlic, crushed
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Directions
1 – Preheat oven to 425°F. Place cut vegetables in large bowl. Add oil, garlic, salt, and pepper and toss.

2 – Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until vegetables are tender and browned; stirring occasionally.

Yield: 6 servings.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 120 calories, Carbohydrates: 19 g, Protein: 2 g, Fat: 5 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 340 mg, Fiber: 4 g
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Healthy Chicken Main Dish Recipes

December 8, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From thge EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Chicken Main Dish Recipes. Winner, Winner Chicken Dinner Recipes with recipes like Slow-Cooker Chicken and Honey-Glazed Root Vegetables, Slow-Cooker Sweet and Spicy Glazed Chicken, and Chicken Cacciatore Hoagies. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Chicken Main Dish Recipes
Find healthy, delicious chicken main dish recipes including chicken and pasta, easy chicken casseroles, low-calorie chicken recipes, and chicken pot pie. Healthier Recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Slow-Cooker Chicken and Honey-Glazed Root Vegetables
This beautiful slow-cooker chicken dish should be a standby for day-of decisions to host dinner. In the spring, substitute baby white turnips and baby carrots for the regular varieties. To reduce prep time, cut the vegetables the night before; refrigerate. Place in the slow cooker with the browned chicken the next day…………………

Slow-Cooker Sweet and Spicy Glazed Chicken
You can fully indulge in the sticky-sweetness this slow-cooker chicken dish offers when you know that calories, saturated fat, carbs and sugar are in check……………..

Chicken Cacciatore Hoagies
This easy chicken cacciatore, the Italian braised hunter’s dish, gets a touch of Philly when you turn it into a sandwich and call it a hoagie. This is a chicken sandwich recipe to remember………..

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Chicken Main Dish Recipes
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It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday – Vegetable-Chicken Noodle Soup

October 12, 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 Recipe is Vegetable-Chicken Noodle Soup. Made using Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast, Celery, Leeks, Carrots, Turnips, Fat-Free Reduced-Sodium Chicken Broth, Yolk-Free Wide Noodles, and Herbs and Spices. One Hearty Soup! The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you’ll also find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, and Diabetes Management Tips. You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine while at the site. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Make 2019 aHappy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Vegetable-Chicken Noodle Soup
Ingredients
1 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup thinly sliced leek (white part only)
1/2 cup chopped carrot
1/2 cup chopped turnip
6 cups fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth, divided
1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
1 1/2 teaspoons fresh thyme or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary leaves or 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 ounces uncooked yolk-free wide noodles
1 cup boneless skinless chicken breast, cooked and diced

Directions
1 – Combine celery, leek, carrot, turnip, and 1/3 cup chicken broth in large saucepan. Cover; cook over medium heat 12 to 15 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally.

2 – Stir in remaining 5 2/3 cups broth, parsley, thyme, rosemary, vinegar, and pepper; bring to a boil. Add noodles; cook until noodles are tender.

3 – Stir in chicken. Reduce heat to medium; simmer until heated through.

Yield: 6 servings.

Serving size: about 1 cup soup.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 98 calories, Carbohydrates: 12 g, Protein: 10 g, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 18 mg, Sodium: 73 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/soups-stews/vegetable-chicken-noodle-soup/

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Bountiful Harvest Vegetable Salad

October 9, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, salad | 1 Comment
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I came across this salad, Bountiful Harvest Vegetable Salad, at the Diabetes Self Management website and wanted to pass it along to every one! Some of the ingredients you’ll be needing are Onion, Garlic, Brown Sugar, Turnips, Baby Salad Greens, and Walnut Pieces. Again you can find this recipe along with all the other Diabetes Friendly Recipes at the Diabetes Self Management website. So Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Bountiful Harvest Vegetable Salad
Ingredients
1 tablespoon hazelnut or olive oil
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
3/4 cup malt vinegar
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 cup chopped parsnips
1 cup chopped turnips
1/2 cup parsley and cilantro leaves
3 cups baby salad greens
1/2 cup toasted walnut pieces
1 cup chopped radish
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions
1 – Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onions and cook until golden brown, 5–7 minutes. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds more. Stir in vinegar and sugar and bring just to a simmer. Remove from heat and keep dressing warm.

2 – Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add parsnips and turnips and simmer until vegetables are just tender, 8–10 minutes. Drain well.

3 – Arrange parsley, cilantro, and salad greens on a platter and top with hot vegetables. Garnish with walnuts and radish. Drizzle with warm dressing, and serve immediately.

Yield: 6 servings.

Serving size: 1/6 of recipe.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 145 calories, Protein: 3 g, Fat: 9 g, Saturated Fat: 8 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 45 mg, Fiber: 4 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/salads/bountiful-harvest-vegetable-salad/

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

March 25, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Healthy Turnips…………

Turnips are loaded with fiber and vitamins K, A, C, E, B1, B3, B5, B6, B2 and folate (one of the B vitamins), as well as minerals like manganese, potassium, magnesium, iron, calcium and copper. They are also a good source of phosphorus, omega-3 fatty acids and protein.

It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday – Oven Baked Beef Stew

March 9, 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 Oven Baked Beef Stew. Beef Stew Meat, Onions, Tomatoes, Tapioca, Carrots, Turnips, New Potatoes, and 2 Ears of Corn all make up this week’s recipe of Oven Baked Beef Stew. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website which has a huge selection of recipes for all tastes, diets, and cuisines. So check it out today. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Oven Baked Beef Stew
No recipe image available.Beef stew simmered long and slow in the oven with new potatoes, carrots, turnips and corn.

Recipe Ingredients:
2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch cubes
2 medium onions, diced
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 (16-ounce) cans whole tomatoes, undrained
1/3 cup uncooked quick-cooking tapioca
1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
1 tablespoon cumin seed
1 teaspoon salt and ground pepper to taste
4 medium carrots, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 medium turnip, cut into 1/2-inch strips
8 small new potatoes, cut in half
2 ears corn (frozen or fresh)*, cut into fourths

Cooking Directions:
1 – Mix all ingredients except corn, potatoes, carrots and turnip in Dutch oven, breaking up tomatoes.
2 – Cover and bake at 325°F (160°C) for 2 hours, stirring 2 or 3 times during the first 1 1/2 hours of cooking.
3 – Stir in carrots and turnip.Cover and bake 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
4 – Add potatoes and corn and cook 1 hour or longer or until beef and vegetables are tender.
Makes 8 servings.

*If you are using fresh corn, add about 1/2 hour before serving time.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/beef/oven-baked-beef-stew-recipe.html

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