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Instructions: Mix and chill. Serve with your favorite vegetables, chopped or torn into bite-size pieces.
Ingredients: 1 pound of lean ground turkey 1/2 packet taco seasoning 1 cup of salsa 1 can of fat free refried beans 1 cup plain Greek yogurt 1/2 cup low fat cheddar Jalapenos to taste
Instructions: 1. Brown the turkey and add the seasoning and salsa. 2. Take a 9×9 inch pan and spread the refried beans over the bottom. 3. Layer with the ground turkey and salsa. 4. Top with the Greek yogurt, cheese and jalapeños. 5. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. 6. Serve with healthy pita chips.
HEALTHY PITA CHIPS Pass on the potato chips and try this healthier alternative instead.
Ingredients: 1 bag of whole wheat pita pockets (in your grocery store bread aisle) Olive oil flavored Pam cooking spray Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions: 1. Preheat oven to 350. 2. Cut pita pockets into small triangles and place on a pan. Spray with Pam and sprinkle salt and pepper. Or if you like things a li’l spicy, sprinkle with cajun seasoning. 3. Bake for 7 minutes and serve with your favorite dips or hummus.
Ingredients: 1 bag of cut Kale Olive oil flavored Pam cooking spray Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions: 1. Preheat oven to 350. 2. Place kale leaves on a cookie sheet and spray with Pam. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. 3. Bake for 10 minutes.
Ingredients: 1 pound of lean ground turkey 1 cup whole wheat bread crumbs 1 egg 1 tsp. parsley 1 tsp. basil 1 tsp. oregano Garlic, salt and pepper to taste
Instructions: 1. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Roll into small balls and place on baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray or covered in non-stick aluminum foil. 2. Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes. 3. Serve with toothpicks and your favorite marinara sauce or gravy. In a pinch I love to use Emeril’s All Natural Tomato & Basil Pasta Sauce.
For quick and easy gravy: Dissolve a low sodium chicken, turkey, or beef bouillon cube in 2 Tbsp. of water, then mix in 8 ounces of nonfat Greek yogurt. You can add finely chopped basil, thyme and rosemary for extra flavor. Not only delicious….but nutritious, too!
Josette Puig is a health and fitness professional who believes true transformation begins from the inside out. Having been overweight and suffering from depression, Josette completely transformed herself. An entrepreneur, she runs GetJosette.com, where she services clients with health, diet and exercise tips. She is certified in sports nutrition and weight management.