Holiday Chocolate Linguine

Thursday, December 22, 2011 by Dreamfields Recipes & More

Holiday Chocolate Linguine Ingredients:

8 ounces uncooked Dreamfields Linguine (Note: Two ounces of uncooked linguine is equal to a 1/2-inch circle of linguine.)
2 cups milk, divided
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3 tablespoons maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Cinnamon or vanilla frozen yogurt or ice cream
Shaved white chocolate, diced mango and strawberries (optional)

Directions:

 

 

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain; rinse with cold water, and drain again.
  2. Meanwhile, in small bowl, combine 1/4 cup milk and cornstarch, stirring until smooth and cornstarch is dissolved.
  3. In large saucepan, stir together remaining 1-3/4 cups milk, cocoa, maple syrup, and cinnamon. Place over medium-high heat; bring to boil, stirring constantly. Stir in cornstarch-milk mixture; stir constantly until mixture thickens. Remove from heat and continue stirring.
  4. Place pasta in large bowl; add chocolate sauce, reserving about 1/3 cup. Toss pasta and sauce, coating pasta completely.
  5. Divide pasta among 4 to 6 individual serving dishes. Drizzle with reserved sauce. Serve with frozen yogurt. Garnish with shaved white chocolate, diced mango and strawberries, if desired.

Makes 4-6 servings.

Nutrition information (1/4 of recipe): 317 calories; 12 g protein; 63 g carbohydrates; 4 g total fat; 2 g saturated fat; 10 mg cholesterol; 63 mg sodium; 7 g total dietary fiber.
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Stove Top Mac n Cheese

Thursday, October 20, 2011 by Dreamfields Recipes & More

Looking for a kid-friendly weeknight meal or a quick and delicious side dish? Try our Stove Top Mac n Cheese!

Dreamfields Pasta has about the same high fiber as whole wheat pasta, but without out the gritty textrure. Enjoy the taste of traditional pasta!

Dreamfields Pasta is made from the finest durum wheat semolina to give you delicious old-world taste and al dente texture for your special pasta dishes.

Stove Top Mac n Cheese- Low Carb MenusIngredients:

1 box Dreamfields Elbows
1 cup prepared light Alfredo sauce
2 cups shredded reduced fat Cheddar Cheese or part-skim mozzarella cheese or a combination
1/2 cup skim milk

Directions:
 

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and return to pan; remove from heat.
  2. Immediately add Alfredo sauce, cheese and milk to pasta; stir constantly until cheese is melted. Add additional milk if necessary for desired consistency. Serve immediately.

Stir-ins: Cooked chicken, turkey, ham cubes, hot dog pieces, meatballs, cooked chicken or turkey sausage, cooked broccoli florets, green peas, chopped tomato or halved cherry tomatoes.

Makes 6 servings.


Nutrition information (1/6 of recipe): 372 calories; 21.5 g protein; 51 g carbohydrates; 5.5 g total dietary fiber; 3.5 g soluble fiber; 4 g other carbohydrates; 3 g total sugars; 11 g total fat; 6.5 g saturated fat; 30 mg cholesterol; 466 mg sodium; 355 mg calcium.

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Low Carb Dinner Recipes  |   Low Carb Dieters

Asian Pork and Pasta with Dreamfield Pasta

Tuesday, August 23, 2011 by Dreamfields Recipes & More

Dreamfields Pasta loves to share new and delicious recipes for our fans to try! Cooking low carb is one of our specialties. Search the best low carb recipes and rate your favorites at: http://www.dreamfieldsfoods.com/healthy-pasta-recipes.html.

The combination of delicious pasta and pork tenderloin is phenomenal!

 

Asian Pork and Pasta with Dreamfields PastaAsian Pork & Pasta

From the kitchen of Dreamfields Pasta

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes

Ingredients:

1/2 box Dreamfields Angel Hair
1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions, green part only
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1/2 cup reduced-sodium, fat free chicken broth, vegetable broth or white wine
2 teaspoons cornstarch
2 teaspoons reduced-sodium soy sauce, divided
1 pork tenderloin (about 1 pound), trimmed
2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
2 teaspoons shredded fresh ginger
2 teaspoons minced garlic
2 teaspoons olive or peanut oil
1 cup snow peas, strings removed
1 cup bell pepper strips (about 1/4 inch thick)
1 cup coarsely shredded carrots

Directions:

 

 

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain; return to pan. Toss with green onions and sesame oil; set aside.
  2. In small bowl, stir together broth and cornstarch until cornstarch is dissolved. Stir in 1 teaspoon soy sauce; set aside.
  3. Cut pork into 1/4-inch thick slices. In small bowl, stir together hoisin sauce, shredded ginger, garlic and remaining 1 teaspoon soy sauce. Add pork; stir to coat completely. Set aside.
  4. Heat olive oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add snow peas; cook and stir 1 minute. Add bell pepper and carrots; cook and stir 2 to 3 minutes until vegetables are crisp-tender. Remove from skillet.
  5. Add half of pork to same skillet; cook and stir 2 minutes, just until cooked through. Remove from skillet. Repeat with remaining pork. (If pork is sticking to pan, add additional oil, 1 teaspoon at a time.) Return cooked pork to skillet. Stir cornstarch mixture to combine. Add to pork. Cook and stir until thickened and clear. Return vegetables to skillet and heat through.
  6. Serve pork and vegetables over pasta.

Makes 4-6 servings.
Nutrition information (1/4 of recipe): 390 calories; 30 g protein; 47 g carbohydrates; 10 g total fat; 2 g saturated fat; 61 mg cholesterol; 363 mg sodium; 7 g total dietary fiber.

Angel Hair con Tilapia with Dreamfields Pasta

Friday, August 12, 2011 by Dreamfields Recipes & More

Dreamfields Pasta loves to share new and delicious recipes for our fans to try! Cooking low carb is one of our specialties. Search the best low carb recipes and rate your favorites at: http://www.dreamfieldsfoods.com/healthy-pasta-recipes.html.

This recipe is delicious with the perfect amount of spice to it! If you don’t like to cook with wine, you can substitute with a white grape juice.

Angel Hair con Tilapia with Dreamfields PastaAngel Hair con Tilapia

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 16 minutes

Ingredients:

1 box Dreamfields Angel Hair
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup chopped green onion
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1/2 cup julienne or thickly shredded carrots
1/2 to 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
Salt and pepper
1 cup (8 ounces) marinara sauce
2 tablespoons sliced fresh basil
1 pound tilapia fillets (2 to 4 fillets)
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup dry white wine
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup toasted sliced almonds

Directions:

 

 

  1. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add onion, parsley, garlic and carrots; stir well. Add red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Continue cooking about 5 minutes, until onion is browned, stirring frequently. Add marinara sauce and fresh basil. Cook 4 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions.
  3. Place tilapia fillets in skillet. Pour lemon juice and wine over fish. Cook 2 minutes; turn carefully with spatula. Continue cooking 2 minutes or until cooked through (fish flakes easily when tested with fork). Remove from heat. Remove fish from skillet. Cut into 1-inch wide pieces.
  4. Drain pasta; toss pasta with sauce in skillet. Gently stir in fish. Top with Parmesan cheese and toasted almonds.

Makes 6 servings.

Note: To toast almonds, spread on rimmed baking pan. Place in 350°F oven 8 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring occasionally. Remove from oven; cool completely.

Nutrition information (1/6 of recipe): 440 calories; 28 g protein; 55 g carbohydrates; 12 g total fat; 3 g saturated fat; 39 mg cholesterol; 325 mg sodium; 8 g total dietary fiber.

 

 

Sesame-Soy Edamame & Pasta Salad with Dreamfields Pasta

Friday, August 5, 2011 by Dreamfields Recipes & More

Dreamfields Pasta loves to share new and delicious recipes for all of our fans to try!

Cooking low carb is one of our specialties. For more recipes please visit our website at: http://www.dreamfieldsfoods.com/healthy-pasta-recipes.html.

You can search the best low carb recipes and rate your favorites!


Sesame-Soy Edamame & Pasta Salad with Dreamfields Pasta Sesame-Soy Edamame & Pasta Salad

From the kitchen of Dreamfields Pasta

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

1 box Dreamfields Rotini
3 cups frozen shelled edamame
1 cup radishes, diced
1/2 cup packed fresh cilantro, stems removed, chopped
3 green onions, thinly sliced

Dressing:
3 tablespoons vegetable or canola oil
2 tablespoons pickled ginger, chopped
2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
2 tablespoons light soy sauce
2 teaspoons sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
3 cloves garlic, minced

Directions:

  1. Prepare Dreamfields pasta according to package directions. With 3 minutes left to cook pasta, add edamame. Drain; rinse with cold water and drain again.
  2. Meanwhile, in small bowl, whisk together dressing ingredients; set aside.
  3. In large bowl, toss pasta and edamame with radishes, cilantro and green onions. Add dressing; toss to coat.
  4. Serve at room temperature or cover and refrigerate to chill.

Makes 10 side dish servings.

Nutrition information (1/10 of recipe): 240 calories; 11 g protein; 36 g carbohydrates; 7 g total fat; 1 g saturated fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 183 mg sodium; 6 g total dietary fiber.

Linguine Carbonara with Dreamfields Pasta

Monday, July 25, 2011 by Dreamfields Recipes & More

Dreamfields Pasta loves to share new and delicious recipes for our fans to try! Cooking low carb is one of our specialties. For more recipes please visit our website at: http://www.dreamfieldsfoods.com/healthy-pasta-recipes.html.

This dish is so easy to make, you can whip it up in no time! Plus, it's a delicious dish that your family will love!

You can search the best low carb recipes and rate your favorites!

Linguine Carbonara with Dreamfields Pasta Linguine Carbonara
By Chef Marilyn Harris


Ingredients:

1 box Dreamfields Linguine (or Spaghetti)
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
6 strips good quality bacon, diced
4 large eggs, at room temperature
2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves, chopped
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

Directions:
 

  1. Cook the linguine according to directions.
  2. In a small skillet heat the olive oil and cook the bacon until crisp.
  3. In a large metal bowl beat the eggs. Beat in the thyme and cheese.
  4. When the pasta is done, drain and add immediately to the egg mixture.
  5. Add the bacon-olive oil and toss well until the sauce thickens.
  6. Season to taste with the salt and pepper.
    Serve immediately in warm bowls.

Expert Advice on Eating Out on a Low Carb Lifestyle

Wednesday, July 6, 2011 by Chris Timman
Roberta Duyff, MS, RD, FADA, CFCS (MO)Here is some expert advice from Roberta Duyff, MS,RD, FADA, CFCS. Roberta is a well respected person in nutrition and a member of the Dreamfields Pasta Advisory Board.


Question: How can I make good choices for eating out that won't raise my blood glucose?

Answer: When you eat out, you need to be as diligent about your food choices and eating schedule as you do when you eat at home -- and you need to fit your choices into your overall eating plan for diabetes management. Start by choosing a restaurant that offers the types of foods that match your plan. Be menu savvy when you order -- even decide ahead what you'll order so you aren't tempted. Try this: For appetizers, look for "free" foods, such as raw vegetables or clear broth, or choose fruit, crackers, or soup to fit into your eating plan. For the main course, look for meat, fish, and poultry that's broiled, toasted, baked, or grilled; skip the sauce or gravy, or order it on the side so you control how much you eat. Choose side vegetables that are grilled, steamed, stewed, or raw; skip sauces. For starchy sides, try plain rice or pasta, or a baked or boiled potato, not fries; ask for spreads (butters or margarine) or sour cream on the side, again so you control how much. For bread, again ask for plain bread, rolls, or crackers. For salads, order vegetable or fresh fruit salad with dressing on the side, or dress the salad with only vinegar or lemon juice. And for dessert? Fresh fruit is a good choice, or you might have a small portion of frozen yogurt, plain angel food cake, plain ice cream, or sherbet. For all menu items, be portion smart, so you eat the right amount; know how to estimate portion sizes. No matter what your choices, fit them into your overall meal planning approach for diabetes management.

Italian Summer Pasta with Dreamfields Pasta

Wednesday, June 22, 2011 by Dreamfields Recipes & More
Congratulations to our weekly Pasta Salad Extravaganza winner!

Over the Summer we are running a Pasta Salad Extravaganza Contest to get the latest on low carb recipes we can all enjoy, and that include Dreamfields Pasta, of course!

The winning pasta salad recipe for this week is a great mix of Dreamfields high fiber pasta and delicious colorful veggies! And once again, whether you are on a low carb diet or controlling diabetes you can make this recipe work for you by adding your favorite veggies and dressing!

Italian Summer Pasta
by Stephanie Tiegs

Ingredients:

8 ounces cut grilled chicken breast
2 tablespoons light soy sauce
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1 tablespoon water
1 clove garlic, slightly crushed

1 box Dreamfields Penne pasta
2 medium zucchini, halved lengthwise and cut into 1/2-inch slices
1/2 yellow or red pepper, chopped
8 ounces grape or cherry tomatoes, halved if large
2-3 tablespoons fresh herbs of choice (I used basil, oregano, and parsley)
your favorite Italian salad dressing, to taste
salt and fresh pepper, to taste
optional: sliced black olives, added just before serving