Friday, January 19, 2018

Jennie - O Recipe of the Week - Open-Face Turkey Sandwich

This week's Jennie - O Recipe of the Week is an Open-Face Turkey Sandwich. This one uses sliced JENNIE-O® Tender Browned Turkey Breast along with Red Bell Peppers, Yellow Bell Peppers, Green Onions, Herbed Cream Cheese, and all served on toasted Sour Dough Bread. You can find this recipe at the Jennie - O Turkey website. Enjoy and Make the SWITCH in 2018! https://www.jennieo.com/

Open-Face Turkey Sandwich
It’s a classic for a reason. Chop up a bell pepper, grab some JENNIE-O® Tender Browned Turkey Breast straight from the deli and serve up an astoundingly lean lunch in under 15 minutes!

INGREDIENTS
½ cup thinly sliced red bell pepper
½ cup thinly sliced yellow bell pepper
6 green onions, sliced
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 slices sourdough bread, toasted
3 tablespoons herbed cream cheese
½ pound thinly sliced JENNIE-O® Tender Browned Turkey Breast, from the service deli

DIRECTIONS
1) In skillet, saute pepper strips and green onions in olive oil. Spread bread with herbed cream cheese. Top with turkey. Arrange vegetable mixture on turkey.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING

Calories 320
Protein 20g
Carbohydrates 40g
Fiber 3g
Sugars 4g
Fat 9g
Cholesterol 35mg
Sodium 860mg
Saturated Fat 3g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/87-open-face-turkey-sandwich

Cracked Pepper Philly Melt

I'm passing along another Healthy and Delicious Sandwich Recipe from the Jennie - O Turkey website, Cracked Pepper Philly Melt. And this one uses thin sliced JENNIE-O® DELI FAVORITES® Oven Roast Turkey Breast along with Onions, Bell Peppers, Pepperoncini Peppers, Swiss Cheese, Mayo, and served on Hoagie Buns. You can find this recipe along with all the other delicious and healthy recipes at the Jennie - O Turkey website. Enjoy and Make the SWITCH in 2018!  https://www.jennieo.com/

Cracked Pepper Philly Melt
Layers of melted Swiss cheese, thinly sliced deli turkey, bell peppers, sautéed onion and pepperoncini make up this flavorful melt. Ready in under 15 minutes, this recipe makes for an easy weeknight dinner. And this one uses thin sliced JENNIE-O® DELI FAVORITES® Oven Roast Turkey Breast

INGREDIENTS
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 cup sliced yellow onion
½ cup thinly sliced green bell peppers
½ cup thinly sliced red bell peppers
¼ cup pepperoncini peppers, drained and sliced
8 ounces JENNIE-O® DELI FAVORITES® Oven Roast Turkey Breast, from the service deli
¼ cup mayonnaise
4 hoagie buns, split and grilled
4 slices Swiss cheese, halved

DIRECTIONS
1) In skillet over medium-high, heat oil. Add onion and cook 5 minutes or until softened. Add peppers; cook until tender. Remove from heat and reserve.
2) Heat turkey in microwave 10 to 15 seconds or until hot. Spread mayonnaise on hoagie bottoms. Top with turkey, pepper mixture and cheese. Replace bun top.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING

Calories 320
Protein 24g
Carbohydrates 29g
Fiber 4g
Sugars 6g
Fat 14g
Cholesterol 45mg
Sodium 980mg
Saturated Fat 5g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/175-cracked-pepper-philly-melt

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

Ginger......


You can keep raw ginger in a sealed plastic bag in your freezer, and it will last pretty much forever. Plus no need to defrost it before you grate it into your dishes.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Alfredo Pasta w/ Chicken Breasts

Dinner Tonight: Alfredo Pasta w/ Chicken Breasts





To start this morning off I toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin and topped with some Smucker's Sugarless Blackberry Jam. Outside this morning it was 17 degrees but the good about today is we are above freezing! 34 degrees and Sunny! After Breakfast I headed out to the Grocery Stores! I was having the dreaded Cabin Fever and I couldn't wait to get out! I first stopped at Meijer for all my items and then on to Kroger for Mom. They say 50 degrees on Sunday but rain. I'm fine with that, just slow down the snow! So for Dinner tonight Alfredo Pasta w/ Chicken Breasts.





l I’m having the Bear Creek Alfredo Pasta Mix tonight for Dinner. Love all the Bear Creek Products I’ve tried so far. Comes packaged with the Pasta and Sauce Mix. I'll add the Chicken.













To prepare it; I added 4 cups of water to a 2 1/2 quart saucepan and brought to a rolling boil. Whisked
in the Pasta and Sauce Mix. Brought it back up to a rolling boil. then reduced the heat to a medium boil. Cooked for 15 minutes, stirring often. Removed it from the heat and let it sit for 8 minutes. The sauce thickened up perfectly. I like my sauces on the thick side and this one turned out great.The Pasta was good size with good taste and as I said the Alfredo Sauce was spot on! A great dish from Bear Creek to have in the Pantry.







For the Chicken I used Perdue Perfect Portions Boneless and Skinless Chicken Breasts – Italian
Style. I love using these, just keep them in the freezer until needed. To prepare them; Lightly coat a skillet with Pam Cooking Spray. Heat the pan over medium-high heat, add breasts and brown 1 minute per side. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and cook 10 minutes, to 170ºF internal temperature, turning frequently. Fried and done! These also bake up perfectly also.








To serve everything I took a bowl and made a bed of the Alfredo Pasta, sliced up 1 of the Chicken Breasts and added them to the top of the Pasta. And topped everything off with some Kraft Reduced Fat Grated Parmesan Cheese. Excellent dish! Past and Chicken is a natural. I think I may be having leftovers for Dinner tomorrow night! Also had a Diet Dr. Pepper to drink. For Dessert later a bowl of Smart Pop – Pop Corn.










Bear Creek Alfredo Pasta Mix

The kitchens of Bear Creek® are always cooking up family pleasing dishes. Like our savory pasta
sides. Just add water and in minutes you have a dish that’s hearty and creamy. With 7 delicious varieties to choose from, the only problem will be deciding which is your favorite.

Alfredo
A classic Italian dish given a bit of a ripple by Bear Creek®. Hearty mafalda pasta enveloped in a creamy, buttery Parmesan sauce.

Yields about 4 one-cup servings.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 CUP PREPARED
Servings Per Container 4.0
Amount Per Serving
Calories 290 Calories
Calories From Fat 80 Calories
% Daily Value
Total Fat 9.0 g 14.0
Saturated Fat 4.5 G 23
Trans Fat 0 G
Cholesterol 5 Mg 2
Sodium 610 Mg 25
Total Carbohydrate 44.0 g
Dietary Fiber 1 G 4
Sugars 5 G
Protein 8.0 g
http://www.bearcreekcountrykitchens.com/pasta.php

It's Nuts I tell you...........DELUXE PASTEL CHOCOLATE BERRY MIX


From the nuts.com website (https://nuts.com/) its DELUXE PASTEL CHOCOLATE BERRY MIX. It's a mix of cherries, apricots, blueberries all covered with milk chocolate with a pastel coverture! This is just one of the many Snacks you can purchase at the Nuts website (https://nuts.com/). But besides the large selection of delicious and healthy Snacks you can also choose from items like; NUTS, DRIED FRUIT, CHOCOLATES and SWEETS, COFFEE and TEA, COOKING and BAKING, and GIFTS. Plus there's FREE shipping on orders over $59, see for details. So be sure to check the site out today. Now more on the DELUXE PASTEL CHOCOLATE BERRY MIX. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018!



DELUXE PASTEL CHOCOLATE BERRY MIX
Snack on a berry chocolatey jubilee with our deluxe pastel chocolate berry mix. Milk chocolate-
covered cherries, dried apricots and dried blueberries with pretty pastel coverture. Deluxe pastel berry mix makes a great dessert or sweet snack.

Ingredients
hole dried cherries, apricots, blueberries, white and milk chocolate, sugar, partially hydrogenated palm oil, natural and artificial flavors, fd&c red 40, lake blue 2, yellow 5 & 6, confectioner's glaze, (chocolate contains: sugar, cocoa mass, non-fat milk, cocoa butter, soy lecithin, vanilla, vanillin) **MAY CONTAIN OCCASIONAL PIT FRAGMENT** Packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and milk products.

Approximately 80 pieces per pound.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size 40g (~1.4 oz.)

Amount per serving
Calories 200
Calories from Fat 90
%DV
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 5mg 1%
Sodium 25mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 24g
Protein 1g
https://nuts.com/chocolatessweets/dried-fruit/berry-mix/chocolate.html




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Sweet Potato Casserole

Came across a Diabetic Friendly Recipe for Sweet Potato Casserole. Instead of Sugar it calls for Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener. It's 190 calories per serving. I found this recipe at the CooksRecipes website. The Cooks site has a huge selection of Recipes for all tastes and cuisines. Check it out today! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018!  https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Sweet Potato Casserole
A diabetic-friendly side dish to serve with turkey or ham during the holiday season.

Recipe Ingredients:

4 medium sweet potatoes
3/4 cup Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
1/2 cup milk
2 teaspoons grated orange rind
1/4 cup fresh orange juice
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 extra large egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons butter, melted
1 cup panko crumbs*
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
2 tablespoons butter, melted
3 tablespoons maple syrup

Cooking Directions:

1 - Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Lightly grease a 13x9x2-inch baking dish.
2 - Place sweet potatoes on a baking sheet; bake for 1 hour or until done. Cool to touch. Peel and mash. Reduce oven to 350°F (175°C).
3 - Combine sweet potatoes and next 8 ingredients in a large bowl. Beat at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Spoon into baking dish.
4 - Combine panko and remaining ingredients; sprinkle crumb mixture over top of casserole. Bake for 1 hour or until casserole is thoroughly heated.
Makes 14 (1/2 cup) servings.

*Panko is a Japanese-style breadcrumb that is sold in some supermarkets and in Asian food markets. They are delicate crisp crumbs that add a light crisp texture to foods.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/14 of recipe; 1/2 cup): Calories: 190; Calories from Fat: 70; Total Fat: 8g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 30mg; Sodium: 95mg; Total Carbs: 29g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugars: 10g; Protein: 4g.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/sweet_potato_casserole_recipe.html

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

Sliced Apples.........


I use this hint all the time; To prevent sliced apples from browning, lightly squeeze lemon or lime juice on the pieces.