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

Vegistrone Soup

Vegistrone Soup is a delicious and easy to prepare no-meat, minestrone soup that takes less than (2) hours from start to finish. Ingredients include: Celery, green beans, carrots, spinach, bell peppers and pinto beans cooked in vegetable broth and topped with Parmesan cheese. This is also a healthy, healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sugars, low sodium, low carbohydrates, diabetic-friendly, heart-healthy, vegetarian and Weight Watchers (4 PointsPlus), (6 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes (10) servings with a (2) cup serving size. Vegistrone Soup will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.

Prep Time: 45 Minutes.
vegistrone-soupCooking Time: 1 Hour.
Total Time: 1-3/4 Hours.

INGREDIENTS:

2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
2 cups chopped onions
2 cups chopped celery
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup chopped green bell peppers
2 cups chopped carrots
2 cups frozen cut green beans, thawed
2 quarts low-sodium vegetable broth
2 cups water
1 (15 oz) can tomato sauce
1 (14 oz) can diced tomatoes
1 (15 oz) can kidney or pinto beans, rinsed
1 bay leaf
1 (10 oz) box frozen chopped spinach, thawed
1/2 cup thinly sliced fresh basil
10 Tbsp freshly grated Parmesan cheese

NOTE:
For a spicer soup; adjust and add seasonings of your choice to taste, (Optional).

Broccoli-Quinoa Slaw

Broccoli-Quinoa Slaw is an easy and delicious side recipe for a sweet and tangy slaw. It will be a welcome addition for your Christmas, Thanksgiving and Easter meals also. Summary: Shredded fresh broccoli, quinoa and almonds are combined with a made from scratch, lemon juice vinaigrette dressing. (Dressing recipe is included). This is also a healthy, low fat, low calories, low cholesterol, low sugars, low carbohydrates, low sodium, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly, vegetarian and Weight Watchers (4 SmartPoints), (4 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes: (8) servings. Broccoli-Quinoa Slaw will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.

Prep Time: 20 Minutes.
broccoli-quinoa-slawTotal Time: 70 minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

For the Slaw:

1 lb fresh broccoli
1/2 cup quinoa, uncooked
1/2 cup slivered almonds
1/4 cup fresh basil, coarsely chopped

For the Dressing:

1/2 cup water
1-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
1-1/2 tsp low-sodium vegetable broth
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp lemon juice
2 Tbsp stone-ground mustard
1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 Tbsp Truvia® Nectar
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper

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