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  1. Tex-Mex Turkey Burgers with Chipotle Ketchup

    May 15, 2013 by Kristin

    1 small onion, chopped

    2 jalapeño chilies, chopped

    4 garlic cloves, chopped

    1 ½ pound of lean ground turkey meat

    1 tbsp. sweet smoked paprika

    1 ½ tsp. ground cumin

    1 ½ tsp. ground coriander

    1 tbsp. oregano

    Salt and pepper

    4 slices of low fat sharp cheddar cheese

    4 slices of low fat pepper jack cheese

    4 whole wheat burger rolls

     

    Chipotle Ketchup

    1 cup of tomato sauce

    3 tbsp. purred chipotle chilies in adobo sauce

    2 tbsp, stevia

    2 tbsp. vinegar

    1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce

    (Combine all of these ingredients in a saucepan and simmer on low heat until its thick for about 20 minutes, can be stored in the fridge for up to 1 week)

     

    1. In a bowl, combine turkey meat, onion mixture, paprika, cumin, coriander, and oregano; season with salt and pepper.  Make into 4 patties.
    2. Cook in a skillet and cook over medium heat until it has reached desired doneness.
    3. Put cheese on top in the last 2 minutes of cooking.
    4. Serve with bun and enjoy!

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  2. Healthy Southwestern Egg Rolls (they’re baked not fried..shhhh)

    August 8, 2012 by Kristin

     

    • 1 skinless, boneless chicken breast
    • 2 tablespoons minced green onion
    • 2 tablespoons minced red bell pepper
    • 1/2 cup frozen corn kernels
    • 1/4 cup black beans, rinsed and drained
    • 1 cup of freshly chopped spinach
    • 1/2 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
    • 1 pinch ground cayenne pepper
    • 5 whole wheat tortillas

    1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Cut the chicken into small pieces so it can fit into the tortilla when you are done.  Cook the chicken in a pan for about 7 minutes or until done. Remove chicken.

    2. Now cook the onion, pepper, corn, beans, spinach, parsley, cumin, chili powder, and cayenne pepper all together. Cook for about 2 minutes.

    3. Now add the chicken back to the pan and cook all ingredients for about 2-3 minutes.

    4. Remove pan from the burner.

    5. Place about 2-4 tablespoons of the mixture in the tortillas and wrap them tightly.

    6. Place them on a greased baking sheet ( I used a cooking spray) and spray the tops of them lighting with a cooking spray.  This will help them to be crunchy.

    7. Bake for about 20-25 minutes or until the edges are brown.

    Honestly, I was so surprised how these turned out.  My husband and my father-in-law both approved.  In the words of my father-in-law, “Those were damn good, sweetheart.”  I also had a scoop of fat free sour cream and salsa on the side.

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  3. Great Way to Start Your Day!

    August 1, 2012 by Kristin

    This has to be one of my favorite breakfasts, an egg on top of a 100 calorie veggie patty and 1/2 of a 100 calorie bun, so its really only 50 calories.  Total calories of this meal: 220!  Its filling and satisfying.

    I recommend buying veggie patties from Whole Foods.  This brand has a half serving of veggies, lots of fiber and protein, and low in calories.

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  4. Spicy Avocado Chicken

    June 18, 2012 by Kristin

    So I was looking in my fridge and I had 2 avocados, an onion, and chicken breast.  I came up with spicy avocado chicken.  I used some spices from the spice cabinet to make it a little tangy.

    Ingredients:

    • chicken breasts
    • Mexican chili powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon of salt and pepper
    • 1 avocado
    • 1/2 onion
    • 1 tablespoon of chopped cilantro
    • 1 tablespoon of lime juice
    • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
    • pinch of sugar
    1. Use the salt and pepper and chili powder to season the chicken breasts.
    2. Cook the chicken in a skillet in medium heat and use coconut oil instead of olive oil.  Cook the chicken until it is cooked all the way through.
    3. While the chicken is cooking, mince the onion and avocado, and mix with olive oil, cilantro, lime juice, and sugar.  Spoon the mixture onto the cooked chicken and serve!

    I guess my theme for dinner tonight was green :)

     

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  5. Healthy Avocado Fish Tacos

    April 30, 2012 by Kristin

    I love, love, love, fish tacos!  But, they aren’t exactly the healthiest dish.  So I decided to try to make it a bit healthier without compromising taste.  I hope you all enjoy it!

    INGREDIENTS:

    DIRECTIONS:

    1. Mix the avocado, onion, lime juice, cilantro, and salt and pepper in a bowl and set it aside.
    2. Heat a pan until hot. Coat the fillets on both sides with the blackening spices.
    3. Cook the fish for about 4-5 minutes on both sides.
    4. Once the fish is cooked, remove it from the heat.
    5. Break the fish into pieces and place them on the tortillas. Then, put some of the avocado mixture on top. You can also garnish with fat free sour cream or cheese as well.

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  6. Creamy Dijon Chicken Breast

    April 17, 2012 by Kristin

    • skinless chicken breast 2-4 of them
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon of thyme
    • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 3 tablespoons chopped shallots or onions
    • 1/2 cup fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth
    • 1 rosemary sprig
    • 4 tablespoons of fat free sour cream
    • 3 teaspoons Dijon mustard
    • 1 tablespoon of flour (to help thicken the sauce)

    Preparation

    1. Sprinkle chicken with salt and black pepper and thyme. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add olive oil to pan. Add chicken; sauté until done. Transfer to a serving platter. Add shallots to pan; sauté for 2 minutes. Stir in chicken broth and rosemary sprig; bring to a boil. Cook 2 minutes. Stir in sour cream and flour; cook 2 minutes. Remove from heat, and discard rosemary. Stir in Dijon mustard. Spoon over chicken.
    2. I also paired this dish with some green beans and mushrooms.  I just cooked the green beans and mushrooms over medium heat in a pan with 2 tablespoons of olive oil until they beans were soft.
    3. I have some quinoa and rice mixture in the picture too.

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