Healthy Fall Recipes SUNDAY

November 5, 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 Healthy Fall Recipes. Cool fall Weather with a Hot and Delicious Fall Meal! Diabetic Friendly recipes like; Green Beans with Bacon and Walnuts, Smoky Baked Beans, and Mini Cinnamon Empanadas. Find these and more all at the Diabetic Living Online website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 

Healthy Fall Recipes
Football and cool weather aren’t the only signs that fall has finally arrived. Grab a plate and dig in to one of these recipes that bring out the best fall flavors. Find new ideas on how to add pumpkin, hearty soup, chunky chili, comforting casseroles, and something to satisfy your sweet tooth — yep, we’ve got it all!

Green Beans with Bacon and Walnuts
Adding bacon to a green bean side dish gives it that flavor everyone loves about bacon — buttery, salty goodness — all for only 6 grams of carb per serving……

Smoky Baked Beans
Baked beans are even better with bacon. This flavor-filled recipe serves eight people; bring it to your next gathering and watch it disappear…….

Mini Cinnamon Empanadas
Dessert with a festive flair, these bite-size sugary bites are a sweet way to end any Mexican-style meal. Plus, two mini empanadas have only 9 grams of carb…….

 

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Fall Recipes
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/popular/healthy-fall-recipes

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Walnut Crusted Baked Salmon w/ Roasted Asparagus and Roasted Butternut Squash

October 23, 2017 at 5:01 PM | Posted in fish | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Walnut Crusted Baked Salmon w/ Roasted Asparagus, Roasted Butternut Squash, and Baked Multi Grain Bread

 

 

Popped in a couple of Eggo Low Fat Nutri Grain Waffles in the toaster and made a cup of the Bigelow Decaf Green Tea for Breakfast this morning. I’ve loved Eggo Waffles since I was a kid. Well not a lot going on outside today, Rain and Thunderstorms on and off all day. So it was all indoor fun today. I cleaned the stove and refrigerator. Then hit the pantry, checked the expiration dates on everything and straightened it up. watched some TV the last half of the afternoon. The oven is going to get a work out tonight as I’m baking the whole meal. I’m having a Walnut Crusted Baked Salmon w/ Roasted Asparagus, Roasted Butternut Squash, and Baked Multi Grain Bread.

 

I purchased the fresh Atlantic Salmon from the Kroger Seafood Department. I’m going to prepare it using the Walnut Crusted Baked Salmon recipe. I haven’t had Salmon or used this recipe in a while. To make I’ll need; salmon fillets (4 ounces each), 4 teaspoons Dijon Mustard, 4 teaspoons Honey, 2 slices Whole Grain Bread (torn into pieces), 3 tablespoons finely chopped Walnuts, 2 teaspoons Extra Light Olive Oil, and 1/2 teaspoon Dried Thyme. To prepare it; Start by preheating the oven to 400°. Place the Salmon on a baking sheet coated with Pam cooking spray. Mix the Mustard and Honey; brush over the Salmon. Place the Bread in a food processor; pulse until coarse crumbs form. Transfer to a small bowl. Stir in Walnuts, Olive Oil and Thyme; press it onto the Salmon Fillet.

 

Bake 12-15 minutes or topping is lightly browned and fish just begins to flake easily with a fork. The Salmon came out perfect, moist and delicious. The Walnut Crust is perfect for the Salmon. The Walnuts, Honey, Dijon Mustard, Thyme, and fresh Bread Crumbs all combine perfectly. Love this recipe.

 

 

 

 

I prepared Roasted Asparagus for one side. To prepare the Asparagus I just needed Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Cloves Roasted Asparagus Garlic (minced), Sea Salt, Freshly grated Black Pepper, Lemon Juice, and Shredded Parmesan Cheese. Rinse clean the asparagus. Break the tough ends off of the asparagus and discard. Lay the asparagus spears out in a single layer in a baking dish or a foil-covered roasting pan. Drizzle olive oil over the spears, roll the asparagus back and forth until they are all covered with a thin layer of olive oil. (Alternatively you can put the asparagus and oil in a plastic bag, and rub the bag so that the oil gets evenly distributed.) Sprinkle with minced garlic, salt, and pepper. Rub over the asparagus so that they are evenly seasoned. Place pan in oven and cook for approximately 8-10 minutes, depending on how thick your asparagus spears are, until tender when pierced with a fork. Drizzle with a little fresh lemon juice and shredded Parm Cheese before serving.

 

Then for one side I prepared some Roasted Butternut Squash, easy recipe for some delicious Butternut Squash! And this too has quickly become a favorite. I purchased 1 small package of Diced Butternut Squash at Kroger. They sell packages of it that they dice up. This is a lot easier than peeling and seeding one yourself, especially if you don’t have a good knife to cut it. I’ll need; 1 package of Diced Butternut Squash, Crumbled Bacon Bits, 1 tablespoons Extra Light Olive Oil, 1 1/2 teaspoons McCormick Grinder Sea Salt, and 1 teaspoon McCormick Grinder Peppercorn Medley.

 

 

 

To prepare it; Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Place the Squash on a sheet pan and drizzle with the Olive Oil, Salt, and Peppercorn and toss well. Arrange the squash in one layer and roast for 25 to 30 minutes, until the Squash is tender, turning once with a spatula. And done, very easy to prepare. With the small amount of Seasoning and Olive Oil, it really brings out the flavor of Butternut Squash! For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

 

Walnut-Crusted Salmon

Ingredients:

4 salmon fillets (4 ounces each)
4 teaspoons Dijon mustard
4 teaspoons honey
2 slices whole wheat bread, torn into pieces
3 tablespoons finely chopped walnuts
2 teaspoons canola oil
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400°. Place salmon on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Mix mustard and honey; brush over salmon. Place bread in a food processor; pulse until coarse crumbs form. Transfer to a small bowl. Stir in walnuts, oil and thyme; press onto salmon.
Bake 12-15 minutes or topping is lightly browned and fish just begins to flake easily with a fork. Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts
1 fillet equals 295 calories, 17 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 57 mg cholesterol, 243 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 22 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch, 1/2 fat.

http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/walnut-crusted-salmon

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!

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.

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