Category Archives: TURKEY RECIPES

Healthy Turkey Tacos

Healthy Turkey Tacos is an easy recipe for a Hawaiian-Style taco meal that uses lettuce leaves as the shells. It has an optional recipe for Pineapple salsa included also. Taco Ingredients include: Ground turkey, lettuce leaves, cilantro, ginger, garlic, green onions and bell peppers. It is well seasoned and takes about (1) Hour to make these awesome tacos. This is a low calories, low fat, low sugars, low carbohydrates, low cholesterol, low sodium, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers, (4 PointsPlus), (3 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes: (4) servings. Serving Size: (2) tacos per serving. Healthy Turkey tacos will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.healthy-turkey-tacos

Prep Time: About 20 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 35 Minutes.
Total Time: 55 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

(1 lb) extra-lean ground turkey
1/2 cup finely diced red bell pepper
2 Tbsp chopped garlic
1-1/2 Tbsp chopped ginger root
1 tsp crushed red pepper, if desired
1/3 cup rice wine vinegar
1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
1/4 cup fat-free low-sodium chicken broth
1/4 cup finely chopped green onions
1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro
8 butter lettuce leaves, or
8 large leaves from 1 large head radicchio

2 cups finely cut spinach for “nesting” in cups.
Suggestion: Serve topped with Pineapple Salsa if desired. (Recipe below)

Chicken Monterey Soup

Chicken Monterey Soup is a delicious, easy and quick (1 Hour), stove top recipe for a hearty, well-seasoned, chicken or turkey vegetable soup. Ingredients include: Cooked chopped chicken or turkey, carrots, celery, onions, tomatoes and apples. This is also a healthy, low calories, low calories, low sugars, low carbohydrates, low cholesterol, low sodium, diabetic-friendly, heart-healthy and Weight Watchers (5 SmartPoints), (5 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes (6) servings with a 1-2/3 cups per serving size. Chicken Monterey Soup will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.chicken-monterey-soup

Prep Time: 20 minutes.
Cooking Time: 35 Minutes.
Total Time: About 1 Hour.

INGREDIENTS:

1 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 cup chopped onions
1 cup sliced celery
1/3 cups chopped cooking apples
3 tsp curry powder
1/4 tsp salt
3 cups low-sodium chicken broth
3 cups water
2 cups chopped, cooked chicken or turkey

Healthy Roast Turkey

Healthy Roast Turkey is a great recipe for a delicious, well seasoned and herbed Christmas turkey. It includes a dry rub and gravy recipe. This is a 12 to 14 lb. turkey recipe. NOTE: You will need to refrigerate the turkey for 12 to 24 hours before cooking to let the rub work; so plan ahead of time. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low carbohydrates, low sugars, low sodium, low cholesterol, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (5 SmartPoints), (5 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes: (12) servings. Healthy Roast Turkey will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.healthy-roast-turkey

Cooking Time: About 3 Hours.
Total recipe time: About 15-28 Hours,
(Includes marinating time of 12-24 Hours).

INGREDIENTS:

Rub:

1 (12-14 lb) turkey
4 bay leaves
2 Tbsp kosher salt
1 tsp ground black pepper, (or more)

For Turkey & Gravy:

3 Tbsp. unsalted butter, softened
1/4 cup minced fresh sage + 2 Tbsp, divided
2 cups hot water
3-4 cups low-sodium chicken broth, divided
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup chopped shallots
1 cup apple brandy

Easy 7-Layer Salad

Easy 7-Layer Salad is a delicious recipe for large gatherings, holiday crowds and events. Makes: 12 servings. Ingredients include: green peas, fresh spinach, green onions, mayonnaise and Cheddar cheese all layered and then refrigerated. The only cooking will be for the bacon and it takes a total time of 1 Hour-20 Minutes including refrigeration to make. Use it as a light meal or possibly as a side. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low carbohydrates, low cholesterol, low sodium, low sugars, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (4 SmartPoints, (3 PointsPlus) recipe. Easy 7-Layer Salad will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.easy-7-layer-salad

Prep Time: 20 Minutes.
Total Time: 1 Hour-20 Minutes

INGREDIENTS:

1 red bell pepper, chopped
4 green onions, sliced
1 (10 oz) box frozen peas, thawed, drained
3/4 cup low-fat Mayonnaise w/olive oil
3/4 cup shredded 2% Cheddar cheese
4 slices cooked turkey bacon, chopped

Italian Bean-Sausage Soup

Italian Bean-Sausage Soup is a delicious, and quick recipe for an Italian sausage soup that is all done in less than an hour. Key ingredients: Italian turkey sausage, Cannellini beans, tomatoes, celery root and seasonings. A good option for a lunch or a light supper. Add a side-salad if desired to make it a meal. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low carbohydrates, low sugars, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (5 SmartPoints), (4 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes: (8) servings. Italian Bean-Sausage Soup will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.
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Prep Time: 15 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 30 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

4 Italian turkey sausage links, casings removed
1 large onion, chopped
1 cup chopped fennel bulb
1 cup chopped peeled celery root or turnip
1 (14-1/2 oz) can no-salt diced tomatoes, undrained
3 cups water
4 bay leaves
1 Tbsp low-sodium beef base
2 tsp Italian seasoning
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
2 (15 oz) cans Cannellini beans, rinsed, drained
Shaved Parmesan cheese, optional