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
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/sides/roasted-root-vegetables/

 

 

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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
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/17932/ingredients/meat-poultry/chicken/main-dish/

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

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

December 16, 2018 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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All about the Turnip….

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.

Roasted Root Vegetables

November 9, 2018 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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I have a delicious and perfect side dish for any meal, Roasted Root Vegetables. New Potatoes, Beets, Turnips, Carrots, Celery,and Shallots are the Root Vegetables you’ll need. You can find this recipe at Jennie – O Turkey website. It’s just one of many delicious and healthy side dishes at the Jennie – O site. Be sure to check it out for some great recipes for Thanksgiving! Enjoy and Make the SWITCH in 2018! https://www.jennieo.com/

Roasted Root Vegetables
This is a Gluten Free Recipe

Whether from farmer’s market, the grocery store, or your own backyard, roasted root vegetables make a gorgeous side dish or appetizer. Slightly browned and tender, they’re as soft as snow but way more flavorful! Color your plate with a nutritious array of fresh veggies that bake in half an hour! They’re the perfect accent to a wintery main course.

INGREDIENTS
1 (1-pound) butternut squash, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
8 ounces small new potatoes, halved
8 ounces beets, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
8 ounces turnips, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
3 carrots, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
3 large shallots, quartered
1 tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves, chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
1½ teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
½ cup chopped fresh parsley leaves

DIRECTIONS
1) Heat oven to 400°F.
2) In large bowl, toss together butternut squash, potatoes, beets, turnips, carrots, shallot, rosemary, olive oil, brown sugar, salt and pepper.
3) Transfer mixture to 2 parchment paper-lined jellyroll pans; spread in single layer. Bake 30 minutes, stirring half way through, until vegetables are tender and slightly browned.
4) Garnish with chopped fresh parsley leaves, if desired.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING

Calories 110
Protein 2g
Carbohydrates 22g
Fiber 4g
Sugars 8g
Fat 2g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 410mg
Saturated Fat 0g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/1200-roasted-root-vegetables

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

August 9, 2018 at 5:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Our friend the Turnip……….

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.

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

December 9, 2016 at 6:25 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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All about Jicama….

 
Pachyrhizus erosus, commonly known as jicama, Mexican yam bean, or Mexican turnip, is the name of a native Mexican vine, although the name most commonly refers to the plant’s edible tuberous root. (Wiki)

 
Jicama’s health benefits are mainly derived from the unique mixture of vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, and other organic compounds, including dietary fiber, vitamin C, vitam E, folate, vitamin B6, pantothenic acid, potassium, magnesium, manganese, copper, iron, and a small amount of protein.

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