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Mac and Cheese Steak Pasta – Recipe

This looks delicious. Maybe not for those looking at calorie counts.
Mac and Cheese Steak Pasta

Mac and Cheese Steak Pasta
Servings: 8
1 box pipette
2 teaspoons butter, unsalted
1 cup panko breadcrumbs
1 tablespoon garlic powder
2 tablespoons low-sodium vegetable broth
1 cup yellow onion, sliced
3 cups green peppers, sliced
1 ½ cup button mushrooms, sliced
6 ounces lean steak, bottom round or top sirloin, ½” diced
1 ½ cup non-fat evaporated milk
1 cup provolone cheese, shredded
1 ½ cups mild cheddar cheese, shredded
1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil; cook the pasta according to the directions, drain
2. In a medium sized skillet, heat butter over medium heat; once butter is melted add panko breadcrumbs and mix together stirring until golden brown
3. Remove from heat and add garlic powder
4. In a large skillet heat broth over medium heat and sauté onions, peppers and mushrooms until onions are translucent and slightly caramelized, about 10 minutes; season to taste with salt and pepper
5. Add beef and cook until heated through
6. In a large saucepan whisk evaporated milk and both cheeses over medium heat; continue whisking until cheese is melted and mixture is thick
7. Season to taste with salt and pepper; add pasta into cheese mixture
8. Stir in onions, peppers and beef, coating with cheese mixture, stirring until evenly combined
9. Top with toasted breadcrumbs
Photo Credit: Lou Manna
Calories: 458.7 Fat: 13.8g Total Carb: 59g Protein: 26.5g

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Did You Know – 01/19/2015


1. 24% Is the percentage by which purchases of empty calorie desserts, such as cakes, pastries, and doughnuts, dropped between 2005 and 2012 according to a US study


2. According to the Journal Positive Psychology ’11’ is the average number of weeks it takes for someone to get over a break-up.


3. According to a study published in the British Medical Journal, When you lose weight 84% of the fat lost turns into carbon dioxide and leaves the body through the lungs. The remaining 16% becomes water and leaves the body through sweat, tears and urine


4. Research shows that when a woman is most fertile her voice alters subtly and the change is enough to let a guy know its a great time for you to reproduce.
Its all down to hormonal changes that accompany a woman’s menstrual cycle. Research at James Madison University in the US involved study participants listening to recordings of women’s voices. It revealed an increase of 20% in electrical activity in participants skin and a 5 percent increase in heart rate, when a woman was at peak fertility. The changes took place within five seconds of hearing her voice, long before the listener was aware of it.


5. Danish scientists have discovered that those with blue eyes have just one ancestor. Apparently a genetic mutation took place somewhere between 6000 and 10,000 years ago that led to the existence of every blue eyed person walking on the planet today.
“Originally we all had brown eyes” University of Copenhagen professor Hans Eiberg says. “But a genetic mutation affecting the OCA2 gene in our chromosomes resulted in the creation of a ‘switch’ which literally turned off the ability to produce brown eyes”. The switch reduced melanin production in the iris, and DNA testing shows this happened at the same point for everyone with blue eyes, while people with brown or green eyes show a lot more variation in that part of their DNA

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Calorie Light – Tummy Tight

I think that is why you have to eat every 2 hours as 3oz amounts would not leave me very satisfied.

Feeling hungry? 10 most filling calorie-light foods

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Feeling Hungry? – Consider These.

I rather like this list. Maybe for the next 2 days we should probably reduce our calorie intake to make up for all we ate Christmas day. It is not a big list and certainly doable. If you are feeling hungry maybe you could make a conscious effort to stick to what is on this list.

Feeling hungry? 10 most filling calorie-light foods

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Super Foods And Calorie Count

I thought this was an interesting chart and a helpful one.

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Chicken Cacciatore

Does this not look good? Calorie count is also impressive. Had to share.

Chicken Cacciatore with Mushrooms

This Italian favorite is super simple and satisfying. Using fresh herbs gives the tomato sauce a “cooked-all-day” taste in just minutes. Zucchini and summer squash are at their peak right now, and Italian seasonings compliment their mild flavor for a hearty, healthy side.

Prep Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 26 minutes
Makes 4 servings

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
4, 6-ounce boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
8 ounces (about 2 cups) fresh white mushrooms, sliced 1/4 inch thick
1 small garlic clove, crushed through a press
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper to taste
1/2 cup apple juice
1 can (14 1/2 ounces) Italian-style plum tomatoes with juice
1/3 teaspoon dried (or 1 teaspoon fresh) oregano
2 tablespoons chopped, fresh parsley

In a large skillet, heat oil; add the chicken and mushrooms. Cook over medium-low heat until golden, about 3 minutes per side. Add the garlic and salt and pepper to taste and stir until blended. Transfer the chicken and mushrooms to a side dish.
Add the apple juice to the skillet. Increase the heat to high and bring the apple juice to a boil, scraping up any browned pieces from the bottom of the skillet, until reduced to a thin film. Add the tomatoes and heat to boiling, breaking the whole tomatoes into pieces with the side of a wooden spoon or spatula.
Return the chicken, mushrooms and any juices to the skillet. Add the dried oregano or, if using fresh oregano, add later. Bring to a gentle simmer over medium-low heat, stirring occcasionally; cover and cook until the chicken is cooked through, about 8 minutes.
Transfer the chicken to a serving platter.
Boil the tomato sauce over high heat, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened, about 3 minutes. Spoon the tomato sauce over the chicken and serve immediately.

(per serving)
Calories: 273.7
Protein: 41.8g
Dietary Fiber: 2.6g
Total Fat:5.9g
Saturated Fat: 1.1g
Cholesterol: 97.4mg
Calcium: 64.2mg
Sodium: 247.6mg


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Did You Know……4/19/2010

Who is responsible for paying off reverse mortgage when the borrower dies?.
The person who inherits the house must pay off the reverse mortgage, which falls due when the borrower dies. For more information go to AARP.org

Greenery is good for our air
Research reveals specific species may rid your home of toxins. One study found that weeping fig and Fatsia japonica help remove formaldehyde gas released from some carpets and curtains.

If You cut TV viewing time in half per day.
Cutting daily television viewing time by half from 5 hours to two and half hours would help the average adult burn 119 more calories – about what it takes to walk one mile.
“If they continued this calorie burn every day, it would amount to about 12 pounds a year,” says lead researcher Jennifer J. Otten, PhD, a postdoctoral research fellow at Stanford University School of Medicine in Palo Alto California.

If you find a way to save $25 a week
You free up $100 a month. Invest it and in 25 years you could have $80,000.

That you can heal burns using spray on skin
Scientists have developed a new technic that allows them to harvest skin cells from a small biopsy and suspend them in a solution. The mixture is sprayed directly on the burn, cells rapidly divide and migrate to cover a wound up to 80 times larger than the donor site.
Technology is already available in Europe, Australia, Canada and China and being tested for FDA approval – you may see it here in less than 5 years. – Lauren Dzubow, University Of Pennsylvania

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