Tag Archives: turkey

January 2012 is Lifestyle Change at Breakfast

Posted on 29. Jan, 2012 in Food, Uncategorized

We have been talking all month about small lifestyle changes because 2012 is our year to get in gear! Little changes make a big difference in the long run. As opposed to strict denial of everything which is ultimately going to lead to going back to your old ways. (more…)

Be Cautious when ordering lunch — a salad can blow your whole day!

Posted on 11. Jan, 2012 in Food, Uncategorized

Here’s an example of how easy it is to waste an entire’s day’s worth of calories on one bad lunch out. (more…)

Weekly Tips for November 28, 2011

Posted on 27. Nov, 2011 in Uncategorized

Well, it is official — “The Holidays are here!”. Even though we still may think it is summertime here in Southern Cal or a warm autumn in the rest of the country, the calendar does not lie. (more…)

Turkey Pumpkin Lasagna

Posted on 27. Nov, 2011 in Food

PUMPKIN LASAGNA

Nothing tastes better than freshly baked lasagna on a chilly fall day! (Southern California RockIt Moms ignore that statement!) Made with lean turkey and whole-wheat noodles, this dish is as satisfying as it is healthy. Vegetarians can opt to leave out the turkey. Although my homemade vegetable lasagna is epic, this one is great too!

 

Ingredients:

2 c. pumpkin, pureed

2 c. lean ground turkey

1 c. low fat ricotta

1 onion, chopped

1 zucchini, cubed

1 c. mushrooms, chopped

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 tbsp. olive oil

1 lb. whole-wheat lasagna noodles, cooked

1/2 c. low-fat mozzarella cheese, shredded

Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Saute onion and mushrooms with olive oil and minced garlic, then add ground turkey. Set aside after cooked all the way through. Mix ricotta cheese with pumpkin puree. Place a layer of noodles in an 8×8 pan, then a layer of the pumpkin mixture. Top with turkey mixture, and repeat. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese, then bake for 20 minutes.

What to do with that leftover turkey?

Posted on 23. Nov, 2011 in Food

How much turkey salad, turkey chili and turkey leftovers can you eat? Here are some recipes for that leftover turkey that is new and different. (more…)

Shopping for Thanksgiving AND Saving $$$

Posted on 20. Nov, 2011 in Uncategorized

The holidays can be so expensive so here are good tips for saving money where you can… (more…)

Chicken Verde from Skinny Crock Pot

Posted on 14. Nov, 2011 in Food

Posted by Jennett Cenname Pulley

 

4-6 boneless skinless chicken breasts

1 tablespoon cumin

1 tablespoon chili powder

several minced garlic cloves

1 diced onion

1 can green chilis (mild)

1/2 jar green salsa (mild)

1 jar red salsa (your choice of heat)

*diced jalapenos optional (more…)

Tips for Week of November 14, 2011

Posted on 14. Nov, 2011 in Uncategorized

The Holidays are coming! The Holidays are coming! Here comes Thanksgiving aka “5000 calorie meal”, Hannauka, Christmas, New Years, Work Parties, Cookie Parties, Sleigh Rides, New Year’s Eve and every kind of Football and/or Bowl Party.  How do you compete with all of this craziness and maintain your health, fitness and nutrition? This week’s tips are here for you and to keep those extra pounds away from your hardworking 2011 body! (more…)

Turkey Jambalaya

Posted on 25. Jan, 2011 in Food

Andouille sausage adds a kick to the Cajun classic from Louisiana. Rice and shredded turkey absorb a flavorful mixture of tomatoes and spices until they’re bursting with flavor. Be prepared this is a SPICY recipe.  Not all tastebuds will enjoy it.

Ingredients

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 1/2 cups chopped onion

1 teaspoon bottled minced garlic

1 cup chopped green bell pepper

1 cup chopped red bell pepper

2 1/2 teaspoons paprika

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1 cup uncooked long-grain rice

2 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth

1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained

2 cups shredded cooked turkey

6 ounces andouille sausage, chopped

2 tablespoons sliced green onions

Preparation

Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; sauté 6 minutes or until lightly browned. Stir in bell peppers and next 5 ingredients (bell peppers through black pepper); sauté 1 minute. Add rice; sauté 1 minute. Stir in broth and tomatoes; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes. Add turkey and sausage; cover and cook 5 minutes. Sprinkle with green onions.

Nutritional Information – Serving size 1 cup

Calories:249 (27% from fat)

Fat:7.6g (sat 2.4g,mono 3.4g,poly 1.3g)

Protein:17.3g

Carbohydrate:27.4g

Fiber:2.7g

Cholesterol:42mg

Iron:2.7mg

Sodium:523mg

Calcium:37mg

Super Bowl Casserole

Posted on 05. Feb, 2010 in Food

super bowl

Turkey Tamale Casserole

Ingredients

1 package ground turkey meat

1 15 oz. can diced tomatoes

1 15 oz. can tomato sauce OR 1 cup salsa

1 tablespoon minced garlic

1 tablespoon chili powder OR 1 package taco seasoning mix

salt and pepper to taste

1 8.5 oz. box Jiffy Cornbread mix

1 15 oz. can creamed corn

shredded cheddar cheese

sour cream (more…)