Kitchen Hint of the Day!

September 11, 2017 at 5:27 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Oh Nuts…….

 

Save some money – Whole nuts are often more expensive than those in smaller pieces, so if your recipe calls for chopped pecans/walnuts/peanuts, go ahead and buy them that way. If you love eating nuts as much as me, you’ll always have some on hand!

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Kitchen Hint of the Day!

July 17, 2017 at 4:51 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | 2 Comments
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Oh nuts…….

 

When buying Nuts – Whole nuts are often more expensive than those in smaller pieces, so if your recipe calls for chopped pecans/walnuts/peanuts, go ahead and buy them that way. You’ll save money and it will be less work for you, it’s a Win Win!

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

June 28, 2017 at 5:24 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Nutty oils……..

 

Oils that are made from nuts, such as walnut or hazelnut, have rich, intense flavors, making them ideal for use in salads or flavoring savory dishes. Once opened store them in the refrigerator , since they deteriorate quickly.

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/

Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week – Chicken Pear and Avocado Salad

April 28, 2017 at 5:13 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 a Chicken Pear and Avocado Salad. In this week’s recipe you’ll be using JENNIE-O® Turkey Bacon and JENNIE-O® Honey BBQ Seasoned Chicken Breast. Add Pears, Avocados, and Walnuts you’ll have a Salad that’s a Meal! You can find this recipe along with all the other delicious and healthy recipes at the Jennie – O website. So Enjoy and Make the Switch! https://www.jennieo.com/

 

 

Chicken Pear and Avocado Salad

Crisp turkey bacon, sweet pear, rich avocado and honey barbeque seasoned chicken breast a top fresh salad greens deliver big flavor.

INGREDIENTS

8 cups spring mix salad greens
3 slices JENNIE-O® Turkey Bacon, diced
2 cups JENNIE-O® Honey BBQ Seasoned Chicken Breast
1 avocado, sliced
1 Bosc pear, thinly sliced
¼ cup chopped walnuts, toasted
¼ cup thinly sliced red onion
honey mustard salad dressing
DIRECTIONS

1) Cook turkey bacon as specified on the package. Always cook to well-done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer. Chop and set aside.
2) In large serving bowl, place salad greens. Top with turkey bacon, chicken, avocado, pear, walnuts and onion. Drizzle with desired amount of salad dressing.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING
Calories360
Protein27g
Carbohydrates23g
Fiber8g
Sugars13g
Fat20g
Cholesterol60mg
Sodium980mg
Saturated Fat2g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/1105-chicken-pear-and-avocado-salad

Grilled Avocado and Applewood Turkey Kale Salad

February 10, 2017 at 6:12 AM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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I have a bonus recipe from Jennie – O Turkey along with the “Recipe of the Week”, Grilled Avocado and Applewood Turkey Kale Salad. This one is made using JENNIE-O® Applewood Smoke Flavor Turkey Breast Tenderloin and a Kale Salad. The recipe is from one of my favorite sites, Jennie – O. Enjoy and Make the Switch! https://www.jennieo.com/

 

 

Grilled Avocado and Applewood Turkey Kale Salad

It’s time to taste for yourself why everyone is talking about kale. Start with this delicious recipe, featuring greens topped with grilled avocados, applewood smoke turkey tenderloin, tomatoes and onions.

INGREDIENTSgrilled-avocado-applewood-turkey-kale-salad

1½ cups JENNIE-O® Applewood Smoke Flavor Turkey Breast Tenderloin
3 avocados, pitted and halved
¼ cup olive oil, divided
1 teaspoon kosher salt
¼ cup fresh lime juice, divided
12 cups chopped fresh kale
½ cup toasted pumpkin seeds
2 large heirloom tomatoes, sliced
½ cup thinly sliced red onions
1 cup toasted walnuts halves
kosher salt and pepper to taste

 
DIRECTIONS

1) Cook turkey tenderloin as specified on the package. Always cook to well-done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer. Cut into pieces and set aside.
2) Drizzle avocado halves with 2 tablespoons olive oil. Sprinkle with salt. Prepare grill for medium-high heat. Grill avocado 2 to 3 minutes or until slightly charred. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons lime juice; set aside.
3) In large bowl, toss together kale, turkey, pumpkin seeds, tomatoes, onions and walnuts. Whisk together remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil and remaining 2 tablespoons lime juice. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Pour desired amount over salad.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATIONJennie O Make the Switch
PER SERVING
Calories310
Protein15g
Carbohydrates22g
Fiber6g
Sugars2g
Fat20g
Cholesterol15mg
Sodium470mg
Saturated Fat2.5g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/1108-grilled-avocado-and-applewood-turkey-kale-salad

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

January 4, 2017 at 6:09 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Oh Nuts……

 

The easiest way to shell pecans, walnuts, and other nuts? Freeze them first. It shrinks the nut away from the shell and makes the job a breeze. Another way to shell nuts is to soak them in boiling water for 15 minutes.

Mom’s making Buckeyes and Walnut Chocolate Fudge!

December 6, 2016 at 6:29 AM | Posted in baking, dessert | Leave a comment
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I wish you could all get a whiff of the Chocolate aroma in the kitchen today! Mom is making her area famous yearly batches of Buckeyes and Walnut Chocolate Fudge! Everyone that’s had the Buckeyes are of the same opinion, the best they’ve ever had! The thing that sets these apart from other Buckeye Candies is the Rice Krispies she adds. So if you’re looking for a Buckeye Candy Recipe, look no further. Same with the Walnut Fudge, such a creamy, deep and rich Chocolate taste! The bad part is neither is Diabetic Friendly, but I’ll still have a half a piece of each from time to time. And both make perfect Christmas Gift that everyone enjoys!

 
The Old Family Buckeye Recipe
It’s that time of year when the requests start coming in for my Mom’s Buckeyes. Back when I was working I was everyone’s favorite person when I would bring in a batch of my Mom’s Buckeyes. It’s been 15 years since I lost my leg to melanoma cancer and unable to work but to this day I still get request’s from fellow past workers for my Mom’s Buckeyes. It seems that everyone that has had them all say the same thing “The best Buckeyes I’ve ever had!” I think it’s the Rice Krispies that sets them apart from other Buckeye Candies. When you make a batch of these and try them I’m sure you’ll agree, let me know! These are not diabetes friendly but they are delicious. We tried making them by using reduced fat Peanut Butter and Sugar Free Chocolate but they just didn’t come out the same.

 
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Ingredients:

Recipe will make about 60 balls

1 – Stick Butter, Blue Bonnet Light Stick Butter
1 – Box (1 LB) Confectioner Sugar
2 – Cups Jiff Smooth Peanut Butter
3 – Cups Rice Krispies
1 – 12 oz. Package Chocolate Chips
1 – Small Bar Hershey’s Milk Chocolate
1/2 Bar Paraffin Wax
Directions:

* In a large bowl mix Butter, Sugar, Peanut Butter, and Rice Krispies (With Hands)
* Chill the mixture for at least 2 hours.
* Then take the mixture and roll into individual balls. The size can vary no set size.
* Melt all the Chocolate and Paraffin Wax in a double broiler or in a sauce pan on low heat stirring until smooth.
* With one or two forks dip each of the balls into the Chocolate/Wax. Drain excess off the balls and place on a sheet pan covered with wax paper and refrigerate for several hours until Chocolate has hardened into a shell covering the balls.
* Now enjoy them!

 
Well like the Buckeye recipe above this ones not so Diabetic friendly but they sure are good! You can make it a somewhat lower in calories and carbs by using Splenda instead of the Sugar it calls for. This is a great Fudge recipe. My Mom has made this for as long as I can remember. Hope you enjoy it as much as all of us. Enjoy!
Walnut Fudge

Chocolate Walnut Fudge

Chocolate Walnut Fudge

Ingredients:

3 Cups Sugar or Splenda Equivalent
3/4 Cup Margarine
2/3 Cup Evaporated Milk
7 oz. Jar of Marshmallow Cream
1 12 oz. bag Toll House Chocolate Chips
1 Cup Chopped Walnuts (More if wanted, to taste)
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

Instructions:

Combine Sugar, Margarine, and Evap. Milk in a large pot and heat to a boil for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and add Chocolate Chips, Marshmallow Cream, Nuts, and Vanilla stirring till well mixed. Pour mixture into a greased 13×9 pan. Refrigerate until firm. Cut into desired size pieces.

* You may be tempted to leave the heat on while stirring the chips. While this would normally be ok, you really shouldn’t do that in this recipe. If the mixture stays at a boiling temperature, you may be in for a nasty surprise when you add the vanilla. Bottom line: it’s safer for you and better for the fudge if the mixture cools down just a tad before the vanilla goes in. As long as you keep stirring, the chips will melt just fine.

The Health Benefits of Eating Nuts Includes Living Longer

December 1, 2016 at 6:26 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line, Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website its – The Health Benefits of Eating Nuts Includes Living Longer. At the Diabetic Living website you’ll find a fantastic selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes along with healthy tips, All at the Diabetic Living Online website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 

 

The Health Benefits of Eating Nuts Includes Living LongerDiabetic living logo

Eating a handful of nuts every day could add years to your life, according to a large, well-done study. Find out how to get the benefits, plus learn tips for enjoying nuts more often.

A Handful of Nuts a Day

If your nut-eating is limited to the occasional snack on an airplane or smear of peanut butter on your toast, you could be missing out on some major health benefits. It’s been known for a while that eating nuts is linked with a reduced risk of major diseases, including type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. But only recently has nuts’ connection with longevity become clear.

New Science on Nuts

A few small studies previously suggested that eating nuts may decrease risk of dying prematurely. Then a large study in the New England Journal of Medicine (November 21, 2013) found that eating nuts seven or more times per week was linked with a 20 percent lower risk of dying, in general, compared with not eating nuts. Even eating nuts just once a week was linked with an 11 percent lower risk of dying. The study also showed that the more frequently people ate nuts, the lower their risk for most major causes of death, including cancer and heart disease.

To conduct the study, researchers periodically surveyed 119,000 women and men over a 30-year period, asking how frequently they ate a 1-ounce serving of nuts, as well as tracking changes in their health and other diet and lifestyle influences. Although this type of study can’t prove cause and effect, the fact that it was a large study with a lengthy follow-up period strengthens its findings. Additionally, this new study is supported by previous clinical studies showing that eating nuts might help lower cholesterol levels, decrease high blood sugar, reduce insulin resistance, and keep blood vessels healthy…..

 

 

* Click the link below to read the entire article – The Health Benefits of Eating Nuts Includes Living Longer
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/food-to-eat/nutrition/health-benefits-eating-nuts-includes-living-longer

Sweet and Savory Nut Recipes

October 27, 2016 at 5:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website its Sweet and Savory Nut Recipes. Diabetic Friendly and protein packed nut recipes, recipes like; Chocolate-Orange Pistachio Bars, Cilantro Chicken with Peanuts, and Cashew Truffles. You can find all the recipes at the Diabetic Living Online website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy. http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 

 

Sweet and Savory Nut RecipesDiabetic living logo

Nuts are packed with protein and contain plenty of healthy fats. Get your fill with these delicious varieties of sweet and savory nut recipes that are diabetes-friendly.

 

 

Chocolate-Orange Pistachio Bars

You get a serving of two bars topped with rich chocolate and chopped pistachios for just 21 grams of carb. Have just one bar to cut the carb and calorie count even more…..

 
Cilantro Chicken with Peanuts

Forget takeout! Whip up this fast Asian-style chicken dish for a healthy meal at home with only 6 grams of carb when served over shredded cabbage……

 
Cashew Truffles

Only five ingredients go into this fun, low-carb dessert. Not only is the creamy chocolate in this recipe covered in chopped cashews, you also get a surprise cashew in the middle of the truffle……….

 

 

* Click the link below to get all the Sweet and Savory Nut Recipes
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/popular/sweet-savory-nut-recipes

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