Recipes by Jackie

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Quinoa Salad

Quinoa Salad by Jackie

One of my coworkers brought this salad for a pot luck. With a couple of quick changes I made it just a little more diabetic friendly. Thanks Marilyn!I added all ingredients (except the mandarin oranges which will break up if not careful), then tossed lightly to blend in dressing. It is delicious right away, but even better if…

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Zesty Bean Salad

Zesty Bean Salad by Jackie

Or is it Salsa?You can make half of this recipe or triple it easily. It is a great side dish with BBQ Chicken or as a lunch salad. I often talk about eating bright colors to make food less boring, this is like confetti to your eyes and mouth! Oh yes, it IS Easy Peasy!Ingredients:Fresh: Roma Tomatoes, 4 nice red ones, dicedA…

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Fish Taco Quick!

Fish Taco Quick! by Jackie

Ingredients:2 pieces of cod (tilapia, haddock or other mild fish)Shredded cabbage or fresh Cole slaw mixIn a non stick skillet place garlic and olive oil and heat to medium heat.Place fish fillets into pan and cook about 4 minutes a side depending on the thickness of the fish pieces. When almost done I break up the fillets in the…

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Italian Turkey Sausage Pasta

Italian Turkey Sausage Pasta by Jackie

This is one of those "what do I fix for dinner?" ideas, when you feel like hearty comfort food in a healthier way.Cook turkey as per package, I usually start off poaching it in water, then browning on all sides.Bring pasta water to boil and cook to al dente or the tenderness you and your family enjoy.In another skillet saute peppers,…

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Healthy Whole Wheat Banana Nut Bread

Healthy Whole Wheat Banana Nut Bread by Jackie

OR is it Pumpkin Bread?I have made this bread three times now with a couple of "tweaks". Once using butter, once with canola oil and once with unsweetened apple sauce in place of the fat. All three were delicious and moist. Of course we know which is the healthier choice, don't we?Ingredients:Pour into a greased and floured bread…

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Fresh Chicken Pasta With a Twist and a Kick

Fresh Chicken Pasta With a Twist and a Kick by Jackie

FLAVORFUL, COLORFUL, OH SO HEALTHY AND BEST OF ALLIT IS EASY PEASY!Ingredients for 4 servings (with some leftover)You can bake or poach your chicken in advance. I like to bake my chicken with added chicken stock to keep it moist. Cut then in 1" cubes.While your pasta is cooking (per box directions) : zest the lemon set aside,…

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Choices of Blueberries, Blackberries, Raspberries and Strawberries, are abundant at the markets. It just makes my mouth water naming them. This is a healthier option for a early summer dessert that will make the whole family happy. The ease of preparation helps too!Ingredients:4-5 Cups Berries of your choice. Today I used all…

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Quinoa Pilaf

Quinoa Pilaf by Jackie

Cook Quinoa as directed on box- 1 Cup Quinoa to 2 cups of water, bring to boil then turn heat down and simmer 10-15 minutes. You will see a transformation of the quinoa as it cooks. This is what it lookslike after it is prepared.Gently sauté mushrooms, yellow pepper and red pepper in 2 tsp. olive oilToss the sautéed vegetables into…

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Bran Muffins

Bran Muffins by Jackie

A GREAT START OF THE DAY OR A GRAB AND GO FOR BREAKFAST ON THE RUN, HEALTHY, HIGH FIBER BRAN MUFFINS.INGREDIENTS:Combine the cereal, wheat bran and boiling water, stir well and set aside.Mix the whole wheat flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt together, set aside.In a larger bowl, beat the brown sugar twin or splenda,…

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Lamb Stuffed Peppers

Lamb Stuffed Peppers by Jackie

BEAUTIFUL, HEALTHY, DELICIOUS AND QUICK!Ingredients:Clean and Cut peppers in half lengthwise, carefully remove seeds and pithy parts. Set aside.Add remaining ingredients together in a bowl and mix well. Fill peppers generously with mixture.Place pepper side down in baking pan, in preheated oven.Please check out other…

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