Kitchen Hint of the Day!

March 20, 2021 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Zucchini buying and storage hints………….

Look for squash that’s small just 6- to 8-inches in length and still relatively thin. The zucchini should feel heavy for its size. The skin should be dark green and smooth and free of blemishes. If the skin looks slightly shriveled, it probably hasn’t been freshly picked.

To store zucchini in the fridge, keep the squash whole, dry and unwashed. Store them in a plastic or paper bag with one end open to encourage air circulation, and pop them in the refrigerator crisper drawer. They’ll keep there for 1 to 2 weeks, though you’ll probably see the skin start to shrivel over time.

Appetizer of the Week – Chunky Grilled Vegetable Guacamole

March 13, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Appetizer of the Week, Appetizers, CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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This week’s Appetizer of the Week is Chunky Grilled Vegetable Guacamole. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Canola Oil, Zucchini, Red Bell Pepper, Avocado, Red Onion, Lime, and Cilantro. There’s 80 calories and 2 net carbs per serving. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all Tastes, Diets, or Cuisines so be sure to check it out today for any of your recipe needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Chunky Grilled Vegetable Guacamole
The best thing to say about this recipe is… — yum! Enjoy this delicious guacamole as a snack or appetizer with whole grain tortillas. It’’s also nice as a side to grilled fish, chicken or any Mexican dish.

Recipe Ingredients:
2 tablespoons canola oil – divided use (plus more for the grill)
1 small zucchini, cut lengthwise in 3 long strips
1 red bell pepper, cored, seeds removed, sliced in half
1 just ripe avocado, peeled, sliced in half
1/2 small red onion, sliced in half
Juice of 1 lime
1/4 cup cilantro, minced

Cooking Directions:
1 – Prepare grill by brushing with canola oil. Preheat grill to medium-high.
2 – Lightly brush both sides of vegetables with 1 tablespoon of the canola oil. Place zucchini strips, bell pepper, avocado and onion halves on the grill for about 3 to 4 minutes per side.
3 – Remove from grill. Finely dice zucchini, pepper and onion. Place in large bowl. Add avocado and mash in.
4 – Stir in remaining canola oil, lime juice and cilantro. Refrigerate until serving.
Makes 8 (1/4 cup) servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe): Calories 80; Total Fat 7g; Saturated Fat 1g; Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 0mg; Potassium 185mg; Carbohydrates 4g; Fiber 2g; Sugars 1g; Protein 1g.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/appetizer/chunky_grilled_vegetable_guacamole_recipe.html

Fast-Paced Turkey Frittata

March 5, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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I have a recipe for a Fast-Paced Turkey Frittata. To make this recipe you’ll be needing Egg Substitute, Plain Low Fat Yogurt, Water, Dill Weed, JENNIE-O® DELI FAVORITES® Hickory Smoked Turkey Breast, Zucchini, Carrots, and Butter. The Frittata is 70 calories and 3 carbs per serving. You can find this recipe along with all the other Delicious and Healthy Recipes at the Jennie – O Turkey website. Stay Safe and Make the SWITCH in 2021! https://www.jennieo.com/

Fast-Paced Turkey Frittata
Egg-based recipes are the cornerstone of any good brunch, and this Fast-Paced Turkey Frittata takes the cake. Chock full of veggies and Hickory Smoked deli turkey, this gluten free recipe has 70 calories per serving!

Total Time – 30 Minutes
Serving Size – 4 Servings

Ingredients
1 ¼ – cup eggs substitute or 5 eggs
¼ – cup plain low-fat yogurt
2 – tablespoons water
¼ – teaspoon dried dill weed
4 – slices JENNIE-O® DELI FAVORITES® Hickory Smoked Turkey Breast, cut into 0.5-inch pieces
½ – cup shredded zucchini
¼ – cup shredded carrot
1 – tablespoon butter

Directions
1) In medium bowl, whisk eggs, yogurt, water and dill weed; set aside. In medium skillet over medium heat, cook turkey, zucchini and carrot in butter 2 to 3 minutes or until vegetables are tender.

2) Spread mixture evenly over bottom of skillet. Pour egg mixture into skillet. Reduce heat to medium. As eggs begin to set, run a spatula around the edge of the skillet, lifting egg mixture to allow uncooked portion to run underneath.

3) Cook 10 to 12 minutes or until eggs are set. Cut into 4 wedges.

Nutrition
Calories 70

Protein 8g

Carbohydrates 3g

Fiber 0g

Sugars 2g

Fat 3.5g

Cholesterol 20mg

Sodium 300mg

Saturated Fat 2g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/fast-paced-turkey-frittata/

CHICKEN PAD THAI

February 28, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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I have a recipe for CHICKEN PAD THAI to pass along. To make this recipe some of the ingredients you’ll be needing are Chicken Breast, Honey, Chili Garlic Sauce, Peanut Butter, Zucchini, Pad Thai Stir-Fry Noodles, Bean Sprouts, Cabbage and more! Another Delicious and Healthy Recipe from the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. You can also sign up to receive wonderful recipes, engaging articles, helpful and healthful tips, critically important news and more. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

CHICKEN PAD THAI
Recipe for Chicken Pad Thai with only 9 grams of carbs per serving from our diabetic Thai recipes area. Includes nutritional info for diabetes meal planning.
Peanuts are a low glycemic index food. Their slow digestion causes sugar to gradually be released into the blood, which can have positive effects on blood sugar control.
Substituting plant-based proteins like peanuts for animal proteins and low-quality carbohydrates can reduce diabetes risk by up to 21-percent.
This recipe is also a good source of Vitamin A (109%), Vitamin C (47%), iron (10%) and calcium (7%).

Ingredients

1 pound chicken breast
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon honey
2 teaspoons chili garlic sauce
3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon peanut butter
1/4 cup water
1 medium zucchini, spiralized (about 1 cup)
2 medium carrots, spiralized (about 1 cup)
1 cup cooked pad thai stir-fry noodles
1 cup bean sprouts
1 cup thinly sliced cabbage
1 lime, quartered
1/4 cup unsalted peanuts, crushed
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro

Directions

1 – Season chicken with pepper, to taste. In large, nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, heat olive oil and cook chicken until fully cooked and juices are clear.
2 – Remove chicken from pan and allow to rest 5 minutes before slicing.
3 – To make sauce: In small bowl, whisk together honey, chili garlic sauce, rice wine vinegar, soy sauce, peanut butter and water.
4 – Add zucchini, carrots, rice noodles and chicken to pan; pour sauce over and toss to coat.
5 – Toss in bean sprouts and cabbage.
6 – Serve with lime wedge, crushed peanuts and cilantro.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 295
Fat: 12 grams
Saturated Fat: 2 grams
Fiber: 4 grams
Sodium: 792 miligrams
Cholesterol: 60 miligrams
Protein: 27 grams
Carbohydrates: 22 grams
Sugars: 9 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipe/chicken-pad-thai

Italian Ground Turkey Stuffed Peppers

February 19, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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I also have a recipe for an Italian Ground Turkey Stuffed Peppers. These are made using Bell Peppers, JENNIE-O® Lean Italian Seasoned Ground Turkey, Olive Oil, Onion, Garlic Cloves, Zucchini, Roma Tomatoes, Red Pepper Flakes, Long Grain and Wild Rice, and Grated Pepper Jack Cheese. This one is sure to heat up these cold Winter’s Nights! You can find this recipe along with all the other Delicious and Healthy Recipes at the Jennie – O Turkey website. Stay Safe and Make the SWITCH in 2021! https://www.jennieo.com/

Italian Ground Turkey Stuffed Peppers
Time for a flavorful update to your go-to stuffed pepper recipe with Italian seasoned ground turkey, pepper jack cheese, Roma tomatoes and zucchini.

Total Time 1 Hour
Serving Size Makes 6 Servings

Ingredients
6 – bell peppers, any color
1 – (16-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Lean Italian Seasoned Ground Turkey
2 – tablespoons olive oil
1 – onion, finely diced
2 – cloves garlic, chopped
1 – medium zucchini, finely diced
4 – Roma tomatoes, seeded and finely diced
red pepper flakes, if desired
salt and freshly ground black pepper, if desired
1 – cup cooked long-grain and wild rice
1 ½ – cups grated pepper jack cheese, divided

Directions
1) Preheat oven to 350°F.
2) Cut tops off peppers. Remove and discard stems. Finely chop tops; set aside. Scoop out seeds and membrane. Place peppers cut side up in baking dish just large enough to hold them upright.
3) Spray skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Preheat skillet over medium-high heat. Add ground turkey to hot skillet. Stir to crumble, approximately 14-16 minutes. Always cook to well-done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer. Remove ground turkey from skillet and set aside.
4) Wipe out skillet and add olive oil. Add onions, chopped peppers and cook 3 to 4 minutes, until soften. Add garlic, zucchini and cook another minute. Add tomatoes and season with red pepper flakes and salt and black pepper, if desired. Cook until heated through. Stir in ground turkey, rice and 1 cup cheese.
5) Fill peppers with rice mixture and top with remaining ½ cup cheese. Pour a small amount of water into the bottom of the baking dish. Cover with foil and bake 30 minutes. Uncover and bake 15 to 20 minutes or until the peppers are soft and the cheese is melted.

Nutrition
Calories – 240
Protein – 24g
Carbohydrates – 16g
Fiber – 2g
Sugars – 5g
Fat – 8g
Cholesterol – 60mg
Sodium – 630mg
Saturated Fat 2.5g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/italian-ground-turkey-stuffed-peppers/

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Crescent Zucchini Pie

February 1, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is – Crescent Zucchini Pie. Zucchini like you’ve never had before, baked in Crescent Rolls into a pie! Along with the Zucchini you’ll add; Onion, Mushrooms, Eggs, Italian Seasoning, Dijon Mustard, and 2 types of Cheese. Bake for about 25 minutes and done. It’s 132 calories and 7 net carbs per serving! No Meat needed here! The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all Tastes, Diets, or Cuisines so be sure to check it out today for any of your recipe needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Crescent Zucchini Pie

Recipe Ingredients:
1 (8-ounce) container refrigerated crescent rolls
2 tablespoons butter or olive oil
3 cups thinly sliced zucchini
1 cup chopped onion
1 (4-ounce) can sliced mushrooms, drained
4 large eggs
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 cup shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese

Cooking Directions:
1 – Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
2 – Coat a 9-inch deep-dish pie plate with cooking spray.
3 – Separate crescent rolls into eight triangles and arrange in the pie dish with points toward center. Press to seal seams.
4 – In a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt the butter (or heat oil if using oil); add the zucchini, onions and mushrooms, and sauté until tender, about 5 minutes.
5 – In a large bowl, beat together eggs, Italian seasoning and mustard; beat to mix.
6 – Add vegetables to egg mixture, mixing thoroughly; pour over crust.
7 – Bake pie until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean, about 20 to 25 minutes.
Makes 5 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/5 of recipe): Calories: 132; Total Fat: 6g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 214mg; Total Carbs: 10g; Fiber: 3g; Protein: 9g; Sodium: 93mg.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/crescent_zucchini_pie_recipe.html

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

February 1, 2021 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Buying Zucchini……..

 

Look for small, firm zucchini with blemish-free, vibrant green skin. Zucchini gets bitter as they grow bigger, so avoid any overly large squashes. Zucchini can be stored unwashed in the refrigerator for up to 5 days loosely wrapped in a plastic bag.

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – Buffalo Lasagna WEDNESDAY

December 23, 2020 at 6:03 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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This week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week is – Buffalo Lasagna. Here’s a recipe that will take your Lasagna to a higher level! Lasagna using Wild Idea Buffalo Italian Sausage. I made Italian Buffalo Meatballs using the Buffalo Italian Sausage, delicious! You can find this recipe and purchase the Wild Idea Buffalo Italian Sausage along with all the other Wild Idea Products at the Wild Idea Buffalo website. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

BUFFALO LASAGNA
This is my quick version of Lasagna. It’s a bit lighter than my traditional recipe and a good go-to dish to prepare in advance for a quick heat and eat meal at the end of a busy day.
(serves 6)

Ingredients:

1 – Batch Buffalo Meat Sauce
1 – pkg. no boil lasagna sheets
1 – lb. fresh mozzarella, sliced
8oz. – parmesan, grated
* optional roasted zucchini

Buffalo Meat Sauce Ingredients:

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 – pound Wild Idea Buffalo Italian Sausage
1 – onion, diced
1 tablespoon fresh garlic, chopped
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon dried basil
2 teaspoon dried crushed fennel
½ teaspoon fresh rosemary, finely diced
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 – cup red wine
1 quart crushed tomatoes, (rinse jar with 1 cup water)
1 tablespoon brown sugar
½ tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon lemon juice

Preparation of Sauce:

1 – Heat olive oil in heavy sauce pan over medium high heat.
2 – Coarsely crumble in Buffalo Italian Sausage and stir once.
3 – Add onion, garlic and dried spices. Stir to incorporate. Continue to cook until sausage is lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
4 – Add red wine and stir.
5 – Add remaining ingredients. Let ingredients come to full heat, stirring occasionally.
6 – Reduce heat to low and simmer uncovered for 30 minutes or until desired thickness is achieved. Stir occasionally.
7 – Season to taste.
Assembly:

1 – Lightly oil lasagna pan or casserole dish.
2 – Cover bottom of pan with one cup meat sauce.
3 – Layer with lasagna sheets, meat sauce, and mozzarella. (Roasted zucchini may be added to layers if you choose.)
4 – Repeat layers 2 to 3 times based on pan size, ending with a thin layer of meat sauce on top.
5 – Cover with foil and bake at 375* for 45 minutes or until bubbly.
6 – Cover top with grated Parmesan and allow to melt or lightly brown.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/93462721-lasagna

 

 

 

Wild Idea Buffalo 1 LB. ITALIAN SAUSAGE

What do you get when you cross a bison and Italian spices? A way to indulge in a fantastic Italian Sausage, with fewer consequences. Tasting straight from the corner meat shop, it creates a healthier form of Italian dishes, without sacrificing a bit of flavor. Once you’ve tried it will be a staple in your house!
https://wildideabuffalo.com/collections/brats-sausages-hot-dogs/products/1-lb-italian-sausage

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Barley-Stuffed Peppers

November 30, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is – Barley-Stuffed Peppers. To prepare this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Reduced Sodium Vegetable Broth, Mushrooms, Quick Cooking Barley, Sweet Peppers, Egg, Shredded Reduced Fat Mozzarella Cheese, Tomato, Zucchini, Bread Crumbs, dried Red Chili Peppers, and more! The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all Tastes, Diets, or Cuisines so be sure to check it out today for any of your recipe needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Barley-Stuffed Peppers
These stuffed peppers use barley filling instead of Mom’s old-fashioned hamburger stuffing—and they’re just as comforting.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 cup reduced-sodium vegetable broth
1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
2/3 cup quick-cooking barley
2 large red, yellow, and/or green sweet peppers (about 1 pound)
1 egg, beaten
3/4 cup shredded reduced-fat mozzarella cheese (3 ounces)
1 large tomato, peeled, seeded, and chopped (about 3/4 cup)
1/2 cup shredded zucchini
1/3 cup soft bread crumbs
1 tablespoon snipped fresh basil or 1/2 teaspoon dried basil, crushed
1 teaspoon snipped fresh rosemary or 1/8 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
1/8 teaspoon onion salt
Several dashes bottled hot pepper sauce
Fresh rosemary (optional)
Dried red chile peppers (optional)

Cooking Directions:

1 – In a medium saucepan combine the broth, mushrooms, and barley. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 12 to 15 minutes or until barley is tender. Drain thoroughly.
2 – Cut sweet peppers in half lengthwise; remove seeds and membranes. If desired, precook pepper halves in boiling water for 3 minutes. Drain on paper towels.
3 – In a medium mixing bowl stir together the egg, 1/2 cup of the cheese, the tomato, zucchini, bread crumbs, basil, rosemary, onion salt, and bottled hot pepper sauce. Stir in cooked barley mixture. Place peppers, cut side up, in a 2-quart rectangular baking dish. Spoon barley mixture into the pepper halves.
4 – Bake stuffed peppers, covered, in a 350°F (175°C) oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until filling is heated through. Sprinkle remaining cheese over the peppers. Return to oven; bake 2 minutes more. Carefully transfer peppers to a serving platter. If desired, garnish with fresh rosemary and dried red chile peppers.
Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): calories: 195, total fat: 5g, saturated fat: 2g, cholesterol: 62mg, sodium: 364mg, carbohydrate: 28g, fiber: 5g, protein: 12g, vitamin C: 213%, calcium: 17%, iron: 8%.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/barley-stuffed_peppers_recipe.html

Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – Santa Fe Grilled Vegetable Salad

September 6, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Side Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Side Dish of the Week is a Santa Fe Grilled Vegetable Salad. Some of the ingredients you’ll be needing are Baby Eggplants, Squash, Zucchini, Bell Peppers, Onion, Spices, Herbs, and more. One delicious sounding Salad! 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/

Santa Fe Grilled Vegetable Salad
Who says barbecue foods can’t be healthy? Make the most of your next cookout with this salad, chock-full of veggies. A quick turn on the grill and splashes brings out their best flavors!

Ingredients
2 baby eggplants (about 6 ounces each), cut in half lengthwise
1 medium yellow summer squash, cut in half lengthwise
1 medium zucchini, cut in half lengthwise
1 medium green bell pepper, quartered
1 medium red bell pepper, quartered
1 small onion, peeled and cut in half
1/2 cup orange juice
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 medium cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Nonstick cooking spray
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

Directions
Yield: 8 servings
Serving size: 1 cup salad

1. Combine all ingredients except nonstick cooking spray and cilantro in large bowl; toss to coat.

2. Spray cold grid of grill with nonstick cooking spray. Prepare coals for direct grilling. Place vegetables on grill, 2 to 3 inches from hot coals; reserve marinade. Grill 3 to 4 minutes per side, or until tender and lightly charred; cool 10 minutes. (Or, place vegetables on rack of broiler pan coated with nonstick cooking spray; reserve marinade. Broil 2 to 3 inches from heat 3 to 4 minutes per side, or until tender; cool 10 minutes.)

3. Remove peel from eggplant, if desired. Slice vegetables into bite-size pieces; return to marinade. Stir in cilantro; toss to coat. Garnish as desired.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 63 calories, Carbohydrates: 11 g, Protein: 2 g, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 1 mg, Sodium: 70 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/salads/santa-fe-grilled-vegetable-salad/

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