Black Bean and Turkey Tacos with Fiesta Flats Tacos

March 20, 2014 at 5:13 PM | Posted in ground turkey, Jennie-O Turkey Products, Ortega, tacos | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Black Bean and Turkey Tacos with Fiesta Flats Tacosblack-bean-turkey-fiesta-flats-005

 

 

A beautiful sunny day out for the first day of Spring! Had a cool breeze blowing all day but it still hit about 40 degrees. Nothing going on today but the NCAA March Madness! The Tournamentstarted today at 12:15 with games on till Midnight. So if you’re a College Basketball fan, which I am, It’s your time of year! For dinner tonight, one of my favorites, Taco Night! Black Bean and Jennie – O Turkey Tacos with the new Ortega Fiesta Flats.

 

 

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As usual when it’s Turkey Tacos it’s Jennie -O Ground Turkey! Love the Jennie -O Turkey Products, always fresh and low calorie and low carb. I started by frying the Ground Turkey in Canola Oil and seasoned it with Sea Salt, Ground Roasted Cumin, Cilantro Flakes, and 1 package of Old El Paso Low Sodium Taco Seasoning. As I added the Taco Seasoning Mix I also added 1 can of Bush’s Low Sodium Black Beans, I had drained and rinsed them before I added them. Black Beans with Ground Turkey is a perfect pairing for Tacos, added flavor and protein. Mixed well until everything was coated and then simmered another 5 minutes until heated through. As i said the Black Bean and Gound Turkey mix is a perfect one for Tacos, they complement each other very well.

 

 

 

For my other toppings I used 1 small can of Mario Sliced Black Olives, Sargento 4 Cheese Mexican Shredded Reduced Fat Cheese, Dole Shredded Lettuce, Dean’s Guacamole Dip, Old El Paso Taco Sauce, and all in a Ortega Fiesta Flats. I love Taco Nights! You can have so many different types of Tacos with so many different toppings, just endless options for dinner. The New Ortega Fiesta Flats have quickly become one of our favorite Taco Shells. They make a nice option to the regular Taco Shell. Their 150 calories and 17 net carbs per serving, 2 Shells make a serving. They’re nice size, so you can load them up with healthy toppings. Another plus is they hold their shapes, even after you add toppings and after a couple of bites. We keep box of these in the pantry. For dessert later a bowl of Del Monte No Sugar Added Peach Chunks.

 

 

 

 
Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey BreastJennie O Make the Switch

 

Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast
Our leanest ground turkey, all natural, 99 percent fat-free with no gluten.
Product Features:
99% fat-free
Gluten Free
All Natural
The Biggest Loser® Product
20-oz (1.25 lbs) or 40-oz package (2.5 lbs)

Cooking Instructions:
STOVE TOP METHOD:
* Spray skillet with nonstick cooking spray.
* Preheat skillet over medium-high heat.
* Add ground turkey to hot skillet.
* Stir to crumble, approximately 14 to 16 minutes.
* Always cook to well-done, 165°F. as measured by a meat thermometer.

 

Nutritional Information
Serving Size 112 g Total Carbohydrates 0 g
Calories 120 Dietary Fiber 0 g
Calories From Fat 15 Sugars 0 g
Total Fat 1.5 g Protein 26 g
Saturated Fat .5 g Vitamin A 0%
Trans Fat .0 g Vitamin C 0%
Cholesterol 55 mg Iron 4%
Sodium 70 mg Calcium 0%

 

– See more at: http://www.jennieo.com/products/3-Extra-Lean-Ground-Turkey-Breast#sthash.JhJa9l2O.dpuf

 

 

 
Ortega Fiesta FlatsOrtega Fiesta Flats

ORTEGA® Fiesta Flats™ was recently selected by Better Homes and Gardens magazine as the winner of the 2014 Best New Product Award in the Mexican Foods Category.

New, Ortega® Fiesta Flats™ Taco Shells deliver flavor and fun in every crunchy bite! These uniquely shaped, flat bottom, crispy taco shells have raised edges, perfect for piling on loads of toppings! Whether it’s a meal, appetizer or a quick and easy snack, Ortega® Fiesta Flats™ Taco Shells turn any occasion into a fiesta!

Ingredients
Whole Grain Yellow Corn Flour, Palm Oil, Salt.
Fiesta Flats Taco Shells
Flat Bottom, Yellow Corn

150
Calories
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 3 fiesta flats (30 g)
Per Serving % Daily Value*
Calories 150
Calories from Fat 63
Total Fat 7.0g 11%
Saturated Fat 3.0g 15%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 120mg 5%
Carbohydrates 19.0g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2.0g 8%
Sugars 0.0g
Protein 2.0g
Vitamin A 0% · Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 2% · Iron 2%

 
http://www.ortega.com/products/ortega-fiesta-flats_90194

Healthy Harvest Turkey Lasagna w/ Baked French Bread

March 14, 2014 at 5:16 PM | Posted in ground turkey, Jennie-O Turkey Products, Lasagna, Pillsbury, Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Pasta | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Healthy Harvest Turkey Lasagna w/ Baked French Bread

 

 

 
Fairly nice day out today, a high in the 50’s. This sinus infection has really kicked my butt! Still not feeling up to par but managed to get out and pick up a few items at the store I needed and then back to bed. Dinner tonight; Healthy Harvest Turkey Lasagna w/ Baked French Bread.

 

 

 

Healthy Harvest Lasagna Bread
I wanted a hot dinner but I wanted something easy to prepare so I went to the freezer and pulled out some of the frozen Healthy Harvest Turkey Lasagna. I had made a batch of this a while back and froze some of it. It freezes up and reheats real good. I let it thaw in the fridge and then microwaved it. Came out as good as the day it was made! I’ll leave the recipe for this from a previous post. Along with the Lasagna I baked a loaf of Pillsbury Rustic French Bread. For dessert later a Skinny Cow Chocolate Truffle Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

 
I used the recipe that was on back of the Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Lasagna Box, Healthy Harvest Easy Lasagna. I made using the following; 1lb Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast, 3 cups (26 oz jar) Ragu Light Tomato and Basil Spaghetti Sauce, 1 small container of Baby Bella Mushrooms (sliced), 1 1/2 cups Water, 1 3/4 cups (15 oz container) Miceli’s Lite Ricotta Cheese, 2 cups (8 oz) Sargento Shredded Mozzarella/Provolone Cheese, divided, 1/2 cup grated Kraft Parmesan Cheese, 2 Eggs, 1/4 cup chopped fresh Parsley, 1/2 tsp Sea Salt, 1/4 tsp ground Black Pepper, and 9 pieces Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Lasagna, uncooked. Cutting calories and carbs by using Ground Turkey Breast and the Miceli’s Lite Ricotta Cheese.

 

 
Then to prepare it I just went by the instructions on the box which are: Heat oven to 350°F. In 3-quart saucepan over medium-high heat, brown meat; drain. Add spaghetti sauce, mushrooms, and water; simmer about 10 minutes. Meanwhile, in medium bowl, stir together ricotta cheese, one-half mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, eggs, parsley, salt and pepper. 5. Pour about 1 cup sauce on bottom of 13×9-inch baking dish. Arrange 3 UNCOOKED pasta pieces lengthwise over sauce; cover with 1 cup sauce. Spread one-half cheese filling over sauce. Repeat layers of RONZONI HEALTHY HARVEST LASAGNA, sauce and cheese filling. Top with layer of RONZONI HEALTHY HARVEST LASAGNA and remaining sauce; sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Cover with foil. Bake 45 minutes. Remove foil; bake additional 10 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting. The Lasagna came out perfect! You should come out with one delicious dish of Homemade Lasagna!

 

 

 
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Ingredients

1lb ground beef
3 cups (26 oz jar) spaghetti sauce
1 small container of baby bella mushrooms, sliced
1 1/2 cups water
1 3/4 cups (15 oz container) ricotta or small curd cottage cheese
2 cups (8 oz) shredded mozzarella or Monterey Jack cheese, divided
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 eggs
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
9 pieces RONZONI HEALTHY HARVEST LASAGNA, uncooked

 

Directions

Heat oven to 350°F. In 3-quart saucepan over medium-high heat, brown meat; drain. Add spaghetti sauce, mushrooms, and water; simmer about 10 minutes. Meanwhile, in medium bowl, stir together ricotta cheese, one-half mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, eggs, parsley, salt and pepper. 5. Pour about 1 cup sauce on bottom of 13×9-inch baking dish. Arrange 3 UNCOOKED pasta pieces lengthwise over sauce; cover with 1 cup sauce. Spread one-half cheese filling over sauce. Repeat layers of RONZONI HEALTHY HARVEST LASAGNA, sauce and cheese filling. Top with layer of RONZONI HEALTHY HARVEST LASAGNA and remaining sauce; sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Cover with foil. Bake 45 minutes. Remove foil; bake additional 10 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting.

 

Nutritional Info
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 277.3
Total Fat: 9.7 g
Cholesterol: 75.8 mg
Sodium: 519.1 mg
Total Carbs: 25.1 g
Dietary Fiber: 3.3 g
Protein: 23.9 g

Healthy Harvest Turkey Lasagna w/ Baked French Bread

February 23, 2014 at 6:22 PM | Posted in ground turkey, Jennie-O Turkey Products, Lasagna, pasta | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Healthy Harvest Turkey Lasagna w/ Baked French Bread

 

 

 
Well our fling of Spring Weather ended, only a high in the mid 30’s out today. It rained a bit this morning and then turned to snow flurries on and off the rest of the day. Not much warmer next week and they say it will be in the single digits a few mornings. It sure seems like it’s been one long Winter. So what better way to heat the inside up than some Turkey Lasagna! For dinner tonight I made some Healthy Harvest Turkey Lasagna w/ Baked French Bread.

 

 

 

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I used the recipe that was on back of the Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Lasagna Box, Healthy Harvest Easy Lasagna. I used the following; 1lb Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast, 3 cups (26 oz jar) Ragu Light Tomato and Basil Pasta Sauce, 2 of Green Giant Sliced Mushrooms, 1 1/2 cups Water, 1 3/4 cups (15 oz container) Miceli’s Lite Ricotta Cheese, 2 cups (8 oz) Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Mozzarella/Provolone Cheese, divided, 1/2 cup grated Kraft Parmesan Cheese, 2 Eggs, 1/4 cup chopped fresh Parsley, 1/2 tsp Sea Salt, 1/4 tsp ground Black Pepper, and 9 pieces Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Lasagna, uncooked. Cutting calories and carbs by using Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast and the Miceli’s Lite Ricotta Cheese, Egg Beaters, Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Pasta, Ragu Light Tomato and Basil Pasta Sauce and Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Cheese.

 

 

 
Then to prepare it I just went by the instructions on the box which are: Heat oven to 350°F. In 3-quart saucepan over medium-high heat, brown Turkey; drain. Add spaghetti sauce, mushrooms, and water; simmer about 10 minutes. Meanwhile, in medium bowl, stir together ricotta cheese, one-half mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, eggs, parsley, salt and pepper. 5. Pour about 1 cup sauce on bottom of 13×9-inch baking dish. Arrange 3 UNCOOKED pasta pieces lengthwise over sauce; cover with 1 cup sauce. Spread one-half cheese filling over sauce. Repeat layers of RONZONI HEALTHY HARVEST LASAGNA, sauce and cheese filling. Top with layer of RONZONI HEALTHY HARVEST LASAGNA and remaining sauce; sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Cover with foil. Bake 45 minutes. Remove foil; bake additional 10 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Lasagna came out perfect! Everything tasted so fresh and as usual the Jennie -O Turkey was star bringing everything together to make one delicious dish! Plenty of leftovers for another meal or to freeze for later use. I’ve frozen this several times and it always comes out great after reheating. I left the original recipe at the bottom of the post. With just a few changes I saved on calories, carbs, and fat grams.I also baked a loaf of Pillsbury Rustic French Bread. For dessert later tonight, while watching The Amazing Race All-Stars, a Healthy Choice Frozen Dark Fudge Swirl Frozen Yogurt.

 

 

 

 
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Ingredients

1lb ground beef
3 cups (26 oz jar) spaghetti sauce
1 small container of baby bella mushrooms, sliced
1 1/2 cups water
1 3/4 cups (15 oz container) ricotta or small curd cottage cheese
2 cups (8 oz) shredded mozzarella or Monterey Jack cheese, divided
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 eggs
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
9 pieces RONZONI HEALTHY HARVEST LASAGNA, uncooked

Directions

Heat oven to 350°F. In 3-quart saucepan over medium-high heat, brown meat; drain. Add spaghetti sauce, mushrooms, and water; simmer about 10 minutes. Meanwhile, in medium bowl, stir together ricotta cheese, one-half mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, eggs, parsley, salt and pepper. 5. Pour about 1 cup sauce on bottom of 13×9-inch baking dish. Arrange 3 UNCOOKED pasta pieces lengthwise over sauce; cover with 1 cup sauce. Spread one-half cheese filling over sauce. Repeat layers of RONZONI HEALTHY HARVEST LASAGNA, sauce and cheese filling. Top with layer of RONZONI HEALTHY HARVEST LASAGNA and remaining sauce; sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Cover with foil. Bake 45 minutes. Remove foil; bake additional 10 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting.

 

Nutritional Info
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 277.3
Total Fat: 9.7 g
Cholesterol: 75.8 mg
Sodium: 519.1 mg
Total Carbs: 25.1 g
Dietary Fiber: 3.3 g
Protein: 23.9 g

 

 

 

Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey BreastJennie O Extra Lean Ground

 

Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast
Our leanest ground turkey, all natural, 99 percent fat-free with no gluten.
Product Features:
99% fat-free
Gluten Free
All Natural
The Biggest Loser® Product
20-oz (1.25 lbs) or 40-oz package (2.5 lbs)

Cooking Instructions:
STOVETOP METHOD:
* Spray skillet with nonstick cooking spray.
* Preheat skillet over medium-high heat.
* Add ground turkey to hot skillet.
* Stir to crumble, approximately 14 to 16 minutes.
* Always cook to well-done, 165°F. as measured by a meat thermometer.

 

Nutritional Information
Serving Size 112 g Total Carbohydrates 0 g
Calories 120 Dietary Fiber 0 g
Calories From Fat 15 Sugars 0 g
Total Fat 1.5 g Protein 26 g
Saturated Fat .5 g Vitamin A 0%
Trans Fat .0 g Vitamin C 0%
Cholesterol 55 mg Iron 4%
Sodium 70 mg Calcium 0%

 

– See more at: http://www.jennieo.com/products/3-Extra-Lean-Ground-Turkey-Breast#sthash.JhJa9l2O.dpuf

Black Bean and Turkey Tacos with Fiesta Flats Tacos

February 21, 2014 at 7:07 PM | Posted in ground turkey, Jennie-O Turkey Products, Ortega | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Black Bean and Turkey Tacos with Fiesta Flats Tacos

 

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We missed the damaging part of the storm that moved through the region. Got a lot of heavy rain with some strong winds from time to time. The rain did get rid of most of our snow that was left though. I actually think it’s more windy today than overnight. Went to Kroger to pick up a few items and was heading home on I-75 and it was struggle for everyone driving as the winds were very high. For dinner tonight, one of my favorites, Taco Night! Black Bean and Jennie – O Turkey Tacos with the new Ortega Fiesta Flats.

 

 

 

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As usual when it’s Turkey Tacos it’s Jennie -O Ground Turkey! Love the Jennie -O Turkey Products, always fresh and low calorie and low carb. I started by frying the Ground Turkey in Canola Oil and seasoned it with Sea Salt, Ground Roasted Cumin, Cilantro Flakes, and 1 package of Old El Paso Low Sodium Taco Seasoning. As I added the Taco Seasoning Mix I also added 1 can of Bush’s Low Sodium Black Beans, I had drained and rinsed them before I added them. Black Beans with Ground Turkey is a perfect pairing for Tacos, added flavor and protein. Mixed well until everything was coated and then simmered another 5 minutes until heated through. The Black Bean and Gound Turkey mix is a perfect one for Tacos, they complement each other very well.

 

 

 

For my other toppings I used 1 small can of Mario Sliced Black Olives, Sargento 4 Cheese Mexican Shredded Reduced Fat Cheese, Dole Shredded Lettuce, Dean’s Guacamole, Old El Paso Taco Sauce, and all in a Ortega Fiesta Flats. I love Taco Nights! You can have so many different types of Tacos with so many different toppings, just endless options for dinner. First time we tried the New Ortega Fiesta Flats. They make a nice option to the regular Taco Shell. Their 150 calories and 17 net carbs per serving, 2 Shells make a serving. They’re nice size, so you can load them up with healthy toppings. Another plus is they seem to hold their shapes, even after a couple of bites. I’ll keep box of these in the pantry. For dessert later a Weight Watchers Mini Ice Cream Cone.

 

 

 
Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey BreastJennie O Make the Switch

 

Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast
Our leanest ground turkey, all natural, 99 percent fat-free with no gluten.
Product Features:
99% fat-free
Gluten Free
All Natural
The Biggest Loser® Product
20-oz (1.25 lbs) or 40-oz package (2.5 lbs)

Cooking Instructions:
STOVE TOP METHOD:
* Spray skillet with nonstick cooking spray.
* Preheat skillet over medium-high heat.
* Add ground turkey to hot skillet.
* Stir to crumble, approximately 14 to 16 minutes.
* Always cook to well-done, 165°F. as measured by a meat thermometer.

 

Nutritional Information
Serving Size 112 g Total Carbohydrates 0 g
Calories 120 Dietary Fiber 0 g
Calories From Fat 15 Sugars 0 g
Total Fat 1.5 g Protein 26 g
Saturated Fat .5 g Vitamin A 0%
Trans Fat .0 g Vitamin C 0%
Cholesterol 55 mg Iron 4%
Sodium 70 mg Calcium 0%

 

– See more at: http://www.jennieo.com/products/3-Extra-Lean-Ground-Turkey-Breast#sthash.JhJa9l2O.dpuf

 

 

 

Ortega Fiesta FlatsOrtega Fiesta Flats

ORTEGA® Fiesta Flats™ was recently selected by Better Homes and Gardens magazine as the winner of the 2014 Best New Product Award in the Mexican Foods Category.

New, Ortega® Fiesta Flats™ Taco Shells deliver flavor and fun in every crunchy bite! These uniquely shaped, flat bottom, crispy taco shells have raised edges, perfect for piling on loads of toppings! Whether it’s a meal, appetizer or a quick and easy snack, Ortega® Fiesta Flats™ Taco Shells turn any occasion into a fiesta!

Ingredients
Whole Grain Yellow Corn Flour, Palm Oil, Salt.
Fiesta Flats Taco Shells
Flat Bottom, Yellow Corn

150
Calories
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 3 fiesta flats (30 g)
Per Serving % Daily Value*
Calories 150
Calories from Fat 63
Total Fat 7.0g 11%
Saturated Fat 3.0g 15%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 120mg 5%
Carbohydrates 19.0g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2.0g 8%
Sugars 0.0g
Protein 2.0g
Vitamin A 0% · Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 2% · Iron 2%
http://www.ortega.com/products/ortega-fiesta-flats_90194

You’re invited to join the Jennie-O Switch Circle…..

February 18, 2014 at 4:51 PM | Posted in ground turkey, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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A couple of weeks ago I was invited by Jennie – O to become a member of the Jennie-O Switch Circle, an online network of influential bloggers who will receive sneak peaks of all things Jennie-O. The other day I received a packet from Jennie – O that had recipes and coupons in it. I wouldn’t have been invited if not for all my subscribers to my blogs and all of your comments and input. So thank you to Jennie – O for the invite and thank you to all the many readers! I left a copy of the invite letter below.

 

 

Jennie O Make the Switch
Hi Mark,

I hope this message finds you well. I’m reaching out today on behalf of Jennie-O, a brand on a mission to show the world it’s easy to eat well with nutritious, delicious turkey. We’re big fans of the great, inspirational content you share on your blog and also noticed that many of the recipes you post include Jennie-O turkey products.

On behalf of the Jennie-O team, I’d like to invite you to join the Jennie-O Switch Circle, an online network of influential bloggers who will receive sneak peaks of all things Jennie-O.

As a member of the Switch Circle, you will be among the first to learn about new Jennie-O products, valuable coupons, contests and giveaways, delicious recipes and much, much more. Throughout the year, Jennie-O will also provide complementary coupons so you can sample Jennie-O products and recipes and share your thoughts with your fans.
Feel free to reach out to me directly with any questions. We look forward to hearing from you!

Best,
_______
On behalf of Jennie-O Turkey Store

Black Bean and Turkey Tacos w/ Refried Beans

February 3, 2014 at 6:16 PM | Posted in ground turkey, Jennie-O Turkey Products, Ortega, Sargento's Cheese, tacos | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Black Bean and Turkey Tacos w/ Refried Beans

 

 
Not to bad out this morning, in the low 20’s! A beautiful Winter’s Day out today, high around 31 and sunny all day. We just missed a good snow overnight though. We usually are the area that gets hit but this one went just south and east. They got 6″ or more in some areas. We’ll wait and see what happens with the next storm coming through Tuesday Night into Wednesday. I’ll have to stock up on some products this week, some nice sales going on at Meijer and Kroger this week. For dinner tonight I prepared Black Bean and Turkey Tacos, also adding some of my new favorite ingredients the Delallo Tri-Color Pepperazzi Spicy Sweet Peppers.

 

 

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I used Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast. Love the Jennie -O Turkey Products, always fresh and low calorie and low carb. I fried it in Canola Oil and seasoned it with Sea Salt, Ground Roasted Cumin, Cilantro Flakes, and 1 package of Old El Paso Low Sodium Taco Seasoning. As I added the Taco Seasoning Mix I also added 1 can of Bush’s Low Sodium Black Beans, I had drained and rinsed them before I added them. Black Beans with Ground Turkey is a perfect pairing for Tacos, added flavor and protein. Mixed well until everything was coated and then simmered another 5 minutes until heated through.

 

 

 

For my other toppings I used 1 small can of Mario Sliced Black Olives, Sliced Pepperazi Spicy Sweet Peppers, Sargento 4 Cheese Mexican Shredded Reduced Fat Cheese, Dole Shredded Lettuce, Old El Paso Taco Sauce, and all in a Ortega Whole Grain Corn Taco Shells. Got to have the Ortega Whole Grain Corn Taco Shells, lower in carbs and calories than most other brands and seem to stay fresher than others also. I love Taco Nights! You can have so many different types of Tacos with so many different toppings, just endless options for dinner. For dessert tonight a Del Monte No Sugar Added Peach Chunks Cup.

 

 

 

Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey BreastJennie O Extra Lean Ground

 

Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast
Our leanest ground turkey, all natural, 99 percent fat-free with no gluten.
Product Features:
99% fat-free
Gluten Free
All Natural
The Biggest Loser® Product
20-oz (1.25 lbs) or 40-oz package (2.5 lbs)

Cooking Instructions:
STOVETOP METHOD:
* Spray skillet with nonstick cooking spray.
* Preheat skillet over medium-high heat.
* Add ground turkey to hot skillet.
* Stir to crumble, approximately 14 to 16 minutes.
* Always cook to well-done, 165°F. as measured by a meat thermometer.

 

Nutritional Information
Serving Size 112 g Total Carbohydrates 0 g
Calories 120 Dietary Fiber 0 g
Calories From Fat 15 Sugars 0 g
Total Fat 1.5 g Protein 26 g
Saturated Fat .5 g Vitamin A 0%
Trans Fat .0 g Vitamin C 0%
Cholesterol 55 mg Iron 4%
Sodium 70 mg Calcium 0%

 

– See more at: http://www.jennieo.com/products/3-Extra-Lean-Ground-Turkey-Breast#sthash.JhJa9l2O.dpuf

 

 

 

 

Ortega Whole Grain Corn Taco ShellsOrtega Shells

 

Excellent Source of Fiber and 16 grams of Whole Grains per serving. Each package contains 10 Taco Shells, total net weight of 4.9 oz.

Product Detail
Ortega Whole Grain Taco Shells are rich with flavor and texture and offer the fiber and complex carbohydrates your body needs. Our unique recipe combines whole kernel corn with whole grains for a delicious way to nourish and satisfy your body and the entire family. Plus, only Ortega Taco Shells are carefully placed in a proprietary freshness pack to cushion and protect them from breaking. Each freshness pack is then vacuum sealed to keep the shells fresh and crisp. Taste the Difference!

Ingredients
Whole Yellow Kernal Corn, Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Maltodextrin, Corn Bran, Water, Salt, Hydrated Lime.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 2 shells

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 50Calories 110

% Daily Values*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 160mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 0g
Protein 2g

 

http://www.ortega.com/products/ortega-whole-grain-taco-shells-10ct_17103

Turkey-Stuffed Peppers

January 14, 2014 at 10:18 AM | Posted in ground turkey, Jennie-O Turkey Products, rice | Leave a comment
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Turkey-Stuffed Peppers
Old fashioned stuffed bell peppers with a healthy twist, made with Ground Turkey and Brown Rice!

 
Ingredients:
1 pound Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast
4 medium green, red or yellow Bell Peppers
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup uncooked Brown Rice
3 tablespoons Hunt’s Ketchup
1/2 teaspoon Sea Salt
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
Sauce:
1 (14 1/2-ounce) can Hunt’s Italian-style Stewed Tomatoes, undrained
1 tablespoon Hunt’s Ketchup
1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
1/2 teaspoon Dried Oregano
Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Cut tops off bell peppers; remove seeds.
2. Combine ground turkey, onion, brown rice, 3 tablespoons ketchup, sea salt, 1/2 teaspoon oregano and pepper in large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Spoon into peppers; stand peppers in 8 x 8-inch baking dish.
3. Combine sauce ingredients; pour over peppers. Cover dish tightly with aluminum foil.
4. Bake for 1 1/2 hours to medium (160°F | 70°C) doneness, until turkey is not pink in center and juices show no pink color.

 

Makes 4 servings.

Turkey Meatloaf Sandwich w/ Mashed Potatoes

January 11, 2014 at 6:26 PM | Posted in Aunt Millie's, Bob Evan's, ground turkey, Jennie-O Turkey Products | 1 Comment
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Today’s Menu: Turkey Meatloaf Sandwich w/ Mashed Potatoes

 

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Spent one long night last night fighting those Phantom Pains again! Didn’t get a full nights sleep and it bothered me through out the night. It did finally let it up around 6:00 this morning. So after a night of that I was starving this morning! I usually eat a light Breakfast but being as hungry as I was I had a Breakfast with a lot more calories and carbs than I normally have, but it was one delicious Breakfast! I made a Turkey Goetta and Hash Brown Hash topped with a Sunny Side Up Egg along with Wheat Toast and a Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. After Breakfast I had to take my car back up to finish some minor repairs and caught up on some laundry. For dinner it was all leftovers! I had yesterday’s Turkey Meatloaf on a Bun and a side of Mashed Potatoes.

 

 

 

I love this Turkey Meatloaf, I need to make it a lot more often. I use Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast always when I make it. To make my Sauce topping I need Ketchup, Worcestershire Sauce, and Heinz 57 Sauce. For the Meatloaf you just combine your spices, (Roasted Ground Cumin, Onion Powder, Parsley, Ground Thyme, Sea Salt, Pepper) melted Butter, and Minced Garlic with the Ground Turkey, Ketchup, and Bread Crumbs. Put equal amounts in your pans or pan and bake at 350 degrees for 50 – 55 minutes. And as all recipes you can add your own Choice of ingredients. I left the full recipe at the end of the post. So I warmed up a couple of slices of the Meatloaf and topped it with a bit more of the Meatloaf Sauce and served it on an Aunt Millie’s Reduced Calorie Whole Grain Sandwich Bun.

 

 

 
For a side I heated up the leftover Bob Evan’s Mashed Potatoes. then for dessert later tonight a Del Monte No Suagar Added Mango Chunk Cup.

 

 

 
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Ingredients

2 Tablespoons Blue Bonnet Light Stick Butter
3 Cloves Garlic, Minced
1 lb Jennie O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast
1 Slice of uncooked Oscar Mayer Low Sodium Turkey Bacon
1/2 Cup Progesso Italian Style Breadcrumbs
1/4 Cup Egg Substitute (Egg Beaters)
1 1/4 Cups Hunt’s Catsup
4 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
3 Tablespoons Heinz 57 Sauce
2 Teaspoons Smoked Cumin
2 Teaspoons Onion Powder
2 Teaspoons Ground Thyme
2 Teaspoons Parsley
3/4 Teaspoon Sea Salt
1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper

Directions

1. Melt butter in a skillet.
2. Add the Garlic in melted butter for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
3. Place mixture in a large bowl to cool for 5 minutes.
4. Combine turkey, bread crumbs, egg, 1/4 cup of the catsup, 1 table spoon Worcestershire sauce, spices, and garlic mixture.
5. Press meatloaf into a loaf pan. Place the one slice of Turkey Bacon across the top of the meatloaf.
6. Take the remaining catsup and add 3 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce and
3 Tablespoons Heinz 57 Sauce, and stir to well mixed. Add as a topping for the meatloaf. Baste the meatloaf with half of mixture and baste it again after 30 minutes of baking.
7. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 50-55 minutes.
8. (Internal temperature should reach 165 degrees.) Remove from oven and let stand 5 minutes before serving.

 

 

 

Aunt Millie’s Reduced Calorie Whole Grain Hamburger Buns

Aunt Millie’s Hearth Buns are made with whole grain flour, are generously-sized and add a special touch to your grill outs.

Weight Watchers ® PointsPlus ® Value: 3*
*The PointsPlus ® value for this product was calculated by Aunt Millie’s and is provided for informational purposes only. This is not an endorsement, sponsorship or approval of this product or its manufacturer by Weight Watchers International, Inc., the owner of the Weight Watchers ® and PointsPlus ® trademarks.

Nutrition
Facts
Serving size 1 Bun (60g)
Servings per Container 8

Calories 110
Calories from fat 10
Amount/Serving %DV*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0.5g 3%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated 0g
Monounsaturated 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 210mg 9%
Potassium 70mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Fiber 7g 27%
Sugars 1g
Protein 5g

 

http://www.auntmillies.com/products/ProductView.aspx?prod=5885&cat=Buns

Turkey Meatloaf w/ Mashed Potatoes, Whole Kernel Corn, and Wheat Bread

January 10, 2014 at 6:32 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, ground turkey, Jennie-O Turkey Products | 4 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Turkey Meatloaf w/ Mashed Potatoes, Whole Kernel Corn, and Wheat Bread

 

 

 
Another day and another day of arguing with my prescription insurance. I’m beginning to wonder if it’s worth the hassle of switching insurances to save a little money. Live and learn. Warmed up to 40 degrees today, big improvement there! For dinner tonight, nothing but comfort food! I prepared Turkey Meatloaf w/ Mashed Potatoes, Whole Kernel Corn, and Wheat Bread.

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For the Turkey I used Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast. To make your Sauce topping you’ll need Ketchup, Worcestershire Sauce, and Heinz 57 Sauce. For the Meatloaf you just combine your spices, (Roasted Ground Cumin, Onion Powder, Parsley, Ground Thyme, Sea Salt, Pepper) melted Butter, and Minced Garlic with the Ground Turkey, Ketchup, and Bread Crumbs. Put equal amounts in your pans or pan and bake at 350 degrees for 50 – 55 minutes. It comes out one delicious Turkey Meatloaf! And as all recipes you can add your own Choice of ingredients. I left the full recipe at the end of the post. Almost forgot, lots leftover so this will make some incredible Meatloaf Sandwiches!

 

 

 
For one side I prepared a must when having Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes. I used Bob Evan’s Mashed Potatoes, as usual. Easy to prepare and comes out perfect every time. Then I also heated up a small can of Del Monte Whole Kernel Sweet Corn along with a slice of Klosterman Wheat Bread that I buttered with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. For dessert later a Healthy Choice Chocolate Swirl Frozen Yogurt.

 

 

 

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Ingredients

2 Tablespoons Blue Bonnet Light Stick Butter
3 Cloves Garlic, Minced
1 lb Jennie O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast
1 Slice of uncooked Oscar Mayer Low Sodium Turkey Bacon
1/2 Cup Progesso Italian Style Breadcrumbs
1/4 Cup Egg Substitute (Egg Beaters)
1 1/4 Cups Hunt’s Catsup
4 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
3 Tablespoons Heinz 57 Sauce
2 Teaspoons Smoked Cumin
2 Teaspoons Onion Powder
2 Teaspoons Ground Thyme
2 Teaspoons Parsley
3/4 Teaspoon Sea Salt
1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper

Directions

1. Melt butter in a skillet.
2. Add the Garlic in melted butter for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
3. Place mixture in a large bowl to cool for 5 minutes.
4. Combine turkey, bread crumbs, egg, 1/4 cup of the catsup, 1 table spoon Worcestershire sauce, spices, and garlic mixture.
5. Press meatloaf into a loaf pan. Place the one slice of Turkey Bacon across the top of the meatloaf.
6. Take the remaining catsup and add 3 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce and
3 Tablespoons Heinz 57 Sauce, and stir to well mixed. Add as a topping for the meatloaf. Baste the meatloaf with half of mixture and baste it again after 30 minutes of baking.
7. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 50-55 minutes.
8. (Internal temperature should reach 165 degrees.) Remove from oven and let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Black Bean and Turkey Tacos w/ Refried Beans

January 4, 2014 at 7:32 PM | Posted in ground turkey, Jennie-O Turkey Products, Ortega, Sargento's Cheese, tacos | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Black Bean and Turkey Tacos w/ Refried Beans

 

 

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Another cold start to the day , 11 degrees. Then another sunny afternoon and it actually got up to about 34 degrees! Still forecasting doom and gloom snow and Artic Air coming though. Took Mom’s car in for a tune-up and new tires for her and then to Kroger had to pick up a bag of Shredded Lettuce for part of tonight’s dinner and Mom wanted some Pork Chops for dinner tomorrow. For dinner tonight I prepared Black Bean and Turkey Tacos w/ Refried Beans.

 

 

 

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I used Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast. Love the Jennie -O Turkey Products, always fresh and low calorie and low carb. I fried it in Canola Oil and seasoned it with Sea Salt, Ground Roasted Cumin, Cilantro Flakes, and 1 package of Old El Paso Low Sodium Taco Seasoning. As I added the Taco Seasoning Mix I also added 1 can of Bush’s Low Sodium Black Beans, I had drained and rinsed them before I added them. Black Beans with Ground Turkey is a perfect pairing for Tacos, added flavor and protein. Mixed well until everything was coated and then simmered another 5 minutes until heated through.

 

 

 
For my other toppings I used 1 small can of Mario Sliced Black Olives, 1 can of Hunt’s Stewed Tomatoes, Sargento 4 Cheese Mexican Shredded Reduced Fat Cheese, Dole Shredded Lettuce, Old El Paso Taco Sauce, and all in a Ortega Whole Grain Corn Taco Shells. Got to have the Ortega Whole Grain Corn Taco Shells, lower in carbs and calories than most other brands and seem to stay fresher than others also. I love Taco Nights! You can have so many different types of Tacos with so many different toppings, just endless options for dinner. For dessert tonight a bowl of Breyer Carb Smart Vanilla Ice Cream topped with some Smucker’s Sugar Free Hot Fudge Topping!

 

 

Jennie O Extra Lean Ground

Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast

 

Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast
Our leanest ground turkey, all natural, 99 percent fat free with no gluten.
Product Features:
99% fat free
Gluten Free
All Natural
The Biggest Loser® Product
20-oz (1.25 lbs) or 40-oz package (2.5 lbs)

Cooking Instructions:
STOVETOP METHOD:
* Spray skillet with nonstick cooking spray.
* Preheat skillet over medium-high heat.
* Add ground turkey to hot skillet.
* Stir to crumble, approximately 14 to 16 minutes.
* Always cook to well-done, 165°F. as measured by a meat thermometer.

 

Nutritional Information
Serving Size 112 g Total Carbohydrates 0 g
Calories 120 Dietary Fiber 0 g
Calories From Fat 15 Sugars 0 g
Total Fat 1.5 g Protein 26 g
Saturated Fat .5 g Vitamin A 0%
Trans Fat .0 g Vitamin C 0%
Cholesterol 55 mg Iron 4%
Sodium 70 mg Calcium 0%

 

– See more at: http://www.jennieo.com/products/3-Extra-Lean-Ground-Turkey-Breast#sthash.JhJa9l2O.dpuf

 

 

 
Ortega Whole Grain Corn Taco ShellsOrtega Shells

 

Excellent Source of Fiber and 16 grams of Whole Grains per serving. Each package contains 10 Taco Shells, total net weight of 4.9 oz.

Product Detail
Ortega Whole Grain Taco Shells are rich with flavor and texture and offer the fiber and complex carbohydrates your body needs. Our unique recipe combines whole kernel corn with whole grains for a delicious way to nourish and satisfy your body and the entire family. Plus, only Ortega Taco Shells are carefully placed in a proprietary freshness pack to cushion and protect them from breaking. Each freshness pack is then vacuum sealed to keep the shells fresh and crisp. Taste the Difference!

Ingredients
Whole Yellow Kernal Corn, Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Maltodextrin, Corn Bran, Water, Salt, Hydrated Lime.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 2 shells

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 50Calories 110

% Daily Values*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 160mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 0g
Protein 2g

 

http://www.ortega.com/products/ortega-whole-grain-taco-shells-10ct_17103

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