Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Friday, November 16, 2012
Mini Turkey Meat Loaves
Makes 8 mini meat loaves
1 yellow onion, diced
1 red pepper, diced
2 stalks celery, diced
2 carrots, peeled and grated
1 pound lean ground turkey or chicken
2 egg whites
1 teaspoon ground thyme
1/2 teaspoon rubbed (ground) sage
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 cup ketchup
8 bay leaves (optional)
Preheat oven to 425°. Spray a standard 12-cup muffin tray with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
Coat a large sauté pan with nonstick cooking spray and sauté the onions for about 5 minutes over medium heat. Add the pepper, celery, and carrots, and sauté for an additional 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and cool to room temperature.
In a large bowl, add ground meat, egg whites, cooled vegetables, thyme, sage, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper. Using your hands, mix the ingredients until they are fully incorporated.
Divide the seasoned meat mixture among 8 muffin cups, smoothing the top of each mini meat loaf to make it level. Coat each mini meat loaf with ketchup and apply a bay leaf, if desired. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.
Serving Size: 2 mini loaves
Cooked mini meat loaves may be frozen for up to 2 months.
Total fat: 8 g
Saturated fat: 2 g
Cholesterol: 80 mg
Sodium: 646 mg
Carbohydrate: 13 g
Fiber: 3 g
Protein: 26 g
Source: Joy Bauer, MS, RD
Sunday, November 11, 2012
It was wonderful, as I visited Applebee’s today, November 11, 2012. I shook the hands of so many and thanked them for their service. The smile I received, along with their handshake, was so beautiful. If fact, one veteran had his service dog with him. We discussed our service dogs and what they can do and honoring them for what they can do for us. Tribute to Veterans, past and present, thank you Applebee’s.
*Reposted from Wednesday, November November 11, 2009 below.
Thank you for your service. What a beautiful world we live in because of your service and your sacrifice!
Who says that there’s no such thing as a free lunch—or even a free dinner? Today, Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar Restaurants around the country are offering a free meal for veterans and military active-duty personnel.
With the 3rd years of this kind of promotion and with that in mind, restaurants are in “all-hands-on-deck” mode. The restaurants have been completely decorated in patriotic themes, and all staff will be wearing read, white and blue.
To qualify for the free meal, customers must bring military identification, such as a Uniform Services Identification Card, Uniform Services Retired Identification Card, current leave and earnings statement, veterans’ organization card, a photograph in uniform, a DD214 form, a commendation. Or, just wear their uniforms.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Turmeric is the yellow-colored spice found in curry powder. Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, functions as both an anti-inflammatory and an antioxidant, and it may help prevent cancer by interfering with aspects of cellular signaling. In laboratory animals, curcumin has been shown to help prevent cancer of the breast, colon, stomach, liver, and lung. Using curry powder to spice up chicken and egg dishes is an easy way to incorporate it into your diet — and it has the added bonus of adding flavor to your meals, without any calories!
Source: Joy Bauer, MS, RD
Saturday, November 3, 2012
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