Mediterranean Turkey Burger

August 16, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | 2 Comments
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I have another Jennie – O Turkey Burger Recipe to pass along to all of you, Mediterranean Turkey Burger. Made using JENNIE-O® Lean Ground Turkey along with Feta Cheese,Mint and Garlic, and Breadcrumbs with toppings of Greek Yogurt, Lettuce, and Tomato. This served in a Whole Wheat Pita Bread. The Burger is only 210 calories and 12 net carbs per serving. You can find this recipe along with all the other Delicious and Healthy Recipes at the Jennie – O Turkey website. Enjoy and Make the SWITCH in 2019! https://www.jennieo.com/

Mediterranean Turkey Burger
Feta cheese, mint and garlic are mixed into this Mediterranean turkey burger patty, giving it a lot of flavor without a lot of fat and under 300 calories per serving!

INGREDIENTS
1 (16-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Lean Ground Turkey
⅓ cup whole wheat breadcrumbs
⅓ cup crumbled low-fat feta cheese
1 egg white
1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint leaves
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon minced garlic
½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
olive oil cooking spray
¼ cup non-fat Greek yogurt
2 teaspoons chopped fresh dill
3 whole-wheat pita breads pockets
2 tomatoes, sliced
2 cups shredded romaine lettuce

DIRECTIONS
1) In large bowl, combine turkey, breadcrumbs, feta cheese, egg white, mint, oregano, garlic and pepper. Divide and shape the meat mixture into 6 (½-inch) patties.
2) Lightly spray large, non-stick skillet with cooking spray. Place patties in skillet on stove top on medium high heat. Cook 18 minutes, covered, turning 2 to 3 times and internal temperature reaches 165°F. as measured by a meat thermometer. Always cook to well-done.
3) For topping, in small bowl, combine yogurt and dill.
4) To assemble burgers, spread yogurt topping inside each pita half. Cut patties in half; place inside pita halves. Add tomato and lettuce.

* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING

Calories 210
Protein 19g
Carbohydrates 14g
Fiber 2g
Sugars 2g
Fat 7g
Cholesterol 55mg
Sodium 290mg
Saturated Fat 2g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/768-mediterranean-turkey-burger

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Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week -Turkey Peppers with Couscous

April 19, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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This week’s Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week is a Turkey Peppers with Couscous. Made using, my favorite, JENNIE-O® Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast. Some of the other ingredients you’ll be using are; a Mix of Bell Peppers (Yellow, Green, and Red), Red Onion, Diced Tomatoes, Couscous, Feta Cheese, and more! Stuffed and delicious! You can find this recipe along with all the other delicious and healthy recipes at the Jennie – O Turkey website. Enjoy and Make the SWITCH in 2019! https://www.jennieo.com/

Turkey Peppers with Couscous
Middle Eastern flavors, including roasted pine nuts, crumbled goat cheese, couscous and lean ground turkey, fill colorful bell peppers for a dinner that’s under 500 calories per serving.

INGREDIENTS
4 bell peppers, mix of yellow, green and red
½ cup chopped red onion
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 (16-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast
2 teaspoons dried basil leaves
½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes or seasoned diced tomatoes, drained
1 (5.45-ounce) package sun-dried tomato flavored couscous, prepared according to package directions
6 ounces crumbled feta or goat cheese
¼ cup toasted pine nuts
¾ cup fresh breadcrumbs
paprika, if desired

DIRECTIONS
1) Heat oven to 375°F. Cut bell peppers lengthwise through stems keeping stem halves intact. Cut peppers in half again forming quarters. Discard seeds and veins. Cook in boiling water 5 to 6 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain and place cut side up in 13×9-inch baking dish.
2) Coat large skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally; add ground turkey. Cook turkey as specified on the package. Always cook to well-done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer. Add basil leaves and pepper. Cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add diced tomatoes and prepared sun-dried tomato flavored couscous; cook 5 minutes or until heated through. Remove from heat; stir in crumbled feta cheese and toasted pine nuts. Mound mixture into pepper quarters.
3) Sprinkle fresh breadcrumbs over filled peppers. Sprinkle with paprika, if desired. Bake 30 minutes or until bread crumbs are golden brown, filling is hot and peppers are tender.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING

Calories 390
Protein 42g
Carbohydrates 37g
Fiber 6g
Sugars 7g
Fat 10g
Cholesterol 70mg
Sodium 850mg
Saturated Fat 5g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/384-turkey-peppers-with-couscous

Mexican Turkey Meatball Subs

March 15, 2019 at 5:01 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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For this week’s 2nd Jennie – O Turkey Recipe its a recipe for Mexican Turkey Meatball Subs. To make this dish you’ll need one of my favorites that I use quite often, JENNIE-O® Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast. Your nomemade Turkey Meatballs simmered in Chipotle Salsa and Mexican Spices. Then served on Sub Rolls and topped with some Wholly Guacmole Dip and Feta Cheese! Dinner is served! You can find this recipe at the Jennie -O Turkey website. https://www.jennieo.com/

Mexican Turkey Meatball Subs
Turkey meatballs simmered in Chipotle salsa and Mexican spices bring a lot of flavor to this sandwich recipe. Ready in under 30 minutes, it’s an easy weeknight dinner you’ll definitely want to try.

INGREDIENTS
1 (16-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast
2 tablespoons olive oil
¼ cup egg substitute or 1 egg, beaten
½ cup panko breadcrumbs
2 garlic cloves, minced
¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 teaspoon ground cumin
salt and freshly ground pepper, if desired
4 ounces HERDEZ® chipotle salsa
4 sub rolls
8 tablespoons WHOLLY GUACAMOLE® dip
½ cup crumbled feta cheese

DIRECTIONS
1) Heat oven to 425°F. In large bowl, combine ground turkey, oil, egg, breadcrumbs, garlic, cilantro, cumin and salt and pepper, if desired. Mix until combined, do not pack meat too tightly while mixing. Roll mixture into 1½-inch meatballs using wet hands to reduce sticking (yields 16 meatballs). Place meatballs on silicone baking mat or parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Bake 15 minutes or until well-done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer.
2) In a large sauté pan bring chipotle salsa to simmer. Add cooked meatballs; stir. Simmer 10 minutes or until hot.
3) To assemble sandwiches, toast rolls until golden. Spread guacamole on top and bottom of each roll. Fill each roll with 4 meatballs and sprinkle with cheese.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING

Calories 440
Protein 37g
Carbohydrates 34g
Fiber 6g
Sugars 6g
Fat 19g
Cholesterol 70mg
Sodium 950mg
Saturated Fat 6g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/823-mexican-turkey-meatball-subs

Spinach Puffs

December 21, 2018 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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Here’s the Appetizer from Jennie – O, Spinach Puffs. Its a Puff Pastry stuffed with Spinach, Ricotta and Tomato-basil Feta Cheese. Perfect for that Christmas Day Dinner table! 210 calories and 15 carbs per serving. You can find this recipe at the Jennie – O Turkey website. Merry Christmas and Make the SWITCH in 20181 https://www.jennieo.com/

Spinach Puffs
This quick and creative holiday side dish recipe is a tasty way to fill out your holiday spread. Flaky puff pastry stuffed with spinach, ricotta and tomato-basil feta cheese. Under 300 calories per serving!

INGREDIENTS
1 (10-ounce) package frozen spinach, thawed and well drained
½ cup crumbled tomato-basil feta cheese
½ cup ricotta cheese
2 teaspoons chopped fresh dill leaves
2 eggs, divided
1 (17.3-ounce) package frozen puff pastry sheets, thawed
2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
¼ teaspoon garlic salt

DIRECTIONS
1) Heat oven to 400°F.
2) Squeeze excess liquid from spinach and coarsely chop. In medium bowl, combine spinach, feta, ricotta, dill and 1 egg. Cut 1 pastry sheet into 3 equal rectangles, along seams. Cut 1 strip from remaining sheet, giving 4 rectangles. Reserve remaining cut sheet for later use. Cut each rectangle into 3 equal squares, giving 12 squares. Place each square in cup of lightly greased 12-cup muffin pan. Divide spinach mixture evenly among squares.
3) Beat remaining egg in a small bowl. Pinch edges of pastries closed and brush with egg. Bake for 25 minutes or until pastry is puffed and browned. Sprinkle with lemon peel and garlic salt.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING

Calories 210
Protein 7g
Carbohydrates 16g
Fiber 1g
Sugars 2g
Fat 14g
Cholesterol 35mg
Sodium 330mg
Saturated Fat 4.5g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/1023-spinach-puffs

Watermelon Feta Turkey Pizza

September 14, 2018 at 5:01 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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Passing along another Jennie – O Turkey recipe, Watermelon Feta Turkey Pizza. Made using JENNIE-O® Applewood Smoke Flavor Turkey Breast Tenderloin along with Feta Cheese and Kalamata Olives all served on a slightly charred slice of Watermelon. You can find this recipe along with all the other delicious and healthy recipes at the Jennie – O Turkey website. Enjoy and Make the SWITCH in 2018! https://www.jennieo.com/

Watermelon Feta Turkey Pizza
You’ll never see this on any pizza delivery menu! You take a slightly charred slice of watermelon and top it like a Mediterranean pizza—complete with Feta cheese, Kalamata olives and JENNIE-O® Applewood Smoke Flavor Turkey Breast Tenderloin. With sweet and savory flavors, this nutritious watermelon pizza recipe will have guests’ mouths watering!

INGREDIENTS
½ (24-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Applewood Smoke Flavor Turkey Breast Tenderloin
1 watermelon slice, cut 1-inch thick from center of the widest part
½ cup crumbled Feta cheese
¼ cup Kalamata olives, sliced
¼ cup chopped mint leaves
1 tablespoon balsamic glaze

DIRECTIONS
1) Prepare grill for medium heat. Cook turkey tenderloin as specified on the package. Always cook to well-done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer. Shred and set aside.
2) Grill watermelon slice 3 to 5 minutes or until slightly charred. Cut into wedges. Place shredded turkey on watermelon slices.
3) Top with Feta cheese, olives and mint leaves. Drizzle with balsamic glaze.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING

Calories 120
Protein 12g
Carbohydrates 7g
Fiber 1g
Sugars 5g
Fat 4.5g
Cholesterol 35mg
Sodium 520mg
Saturated Fat 2.5g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/1153-watermelon-feta-turkey-pizza

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – BUTTERNUT SQUASH CROSTINI

February 12, 2018 at 6:06 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is – BUTTERNUT SQUASH CROSTINI. I love Butternut Squash and this is a fantastic appetizer using the Butternut Squash. Only 30 calories and 5 carbs per serving! You can find this recipe at the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. The Diabetic Gourmet site has a huge selection of Delicious and Diabetic Friendly Recipes, so check it out today! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

BUTTERNUT SQUASH CROSTINI
Ingredients

8 slices Roman Meal bread (or similar whole grain, sliced bread), toasted or grilled
2 cups butternut squash, broiled and cut into 1/4-inch cubes
4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
32 fresh basil leaves

Directions

1 – Cut each piece of toast into quarters for a total of 32 pieces.
2 – Combine squash, cheese, maple syrup and thyme in medium bowl.
3 – Top toast quarters with about 1 tablespoon squash mixture each. Top with fresh basil leaves.

Recipe Yield: Yield: 32 servings

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 30
Fat: 1 grams
Sodium: 65 milligrams
Cholesterol: 5 milligrams
Protein: 1 grams
Carbohydrates: 5 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/butternut-squash-crostini

New Potatoes with Spring Peas

October 7, 2017 at 5:22 AM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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Passing along a delicious and healthy side dish that would go good with most any meal, New Potatoes with Spring Peas. Made using; New Potatoes and Spring Peas along with feta cheese, Kalamata olives and mint. It’s another delicious one from the Jennie – O Turkey website. Enjoy and Make the SWITCH! https://www.jennieo.com/

 

New Potatoes with Spring Peas

An easy potato recipe, featuring feta cheese, Kalamata olives and mint.

INGREDIENTS

1¾ pounds small red or Yukon gold potatoes, cut into quarters2 tablespoons plus ¼ cup olive oil, divided
1 cup crumbled feta cheese
½ cup Kalamata pitted olives, sliced lengthwise into quarters
½ cup fresh or frozen peas, thawed2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
salt and pepper, if desired

DIRECTIONS

1) Heat oven to 425°F. Toss potatoes with 2 tablespoons olive oil. Place on rimmed baking sheet. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until tender.
2) In bowl, toss together potatoes, cheese, olives, peas, olive oil and mint. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING
Calories220
Protein6g
Carbohydrates21g
Fiber2g
Sugars1g
Fat13g
Cholesterol15mg
Sodium330mg
Saturated Fat3.5g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/957-new-potatoes-with-spring-peas

Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week – Turkey Gyros

October 6, 2017 at 5:06 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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This week’s Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week is – Turkey Gyros. Made with JENNIE-O® All Natural Turkey Breast Tenderloin, if you’ve never tried the Tenderloin you are going to love it! It cooks up perfectly and is so moist. Make Gyros like you’ve never made with this week’s recipe. Enjoy and Make the SWITCH! https://www.jennieo.com/

 

Turkey Gyros
You’re in for a lunchtime treat with these gyros! The seasoned turkey breast takes a little time in the slow-cooker, but once you shred that tender tenderloin with your fork, your patience will be rewarded. Have fun topping them how you like!

INGREDIENTS

1 (24-ounce) package JENNIE-O® All Natural Turkey Breast Tenderloin
½ teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano leaves
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
1 tablespoon chopped fresh garlic
6 pitas
Add Greek yogurt, cucumber slices, cherry tomato halves, feta cheese, and fresh mint leaves, if desired.

DIRECTIONS

1) Sprinkle tenderloin with salt, pepper and rub with oregano, thyme and garlic. Place tenderloin in slow-cooker and cook on HIGH 4 hours. Always cook to well-done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer. Shred with 2 forks.
2) Assemble pitas with yogurt, cucumber, turkey, tomatoes, feta and mint, if desired.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING
Calories180
Protein23g
Carbohydrates17g
Fiber1g
Sugars0g
Fat1.5g
Cholesterol50mg
Sodium800mg
Saturated Fat0.5g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/1184-turkey-gyros

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Polenta Stacks

June 12, 2017 at 5:25 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is Polenta Stacks. This dish combines baked polenta, eggplant slices and feta cheese and topped with a roasted vegetable sauce. It’s from one of my favorite recipe sites, CooksRecipes. The Cooks site has a large selection of recipes to please all tastes and cuisines. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

 

 

Polenta Stacks

A Mediterranean-style dish of baked polenta, eggplant slices and feta cheese topped with a rosemary-seasoned, roasted vegetable sauce.

 

Recipe Ingredients:

Vegetable cooking spray
12 slices (1/2-inch) eggplant, unpeeled (about 12 ounces)
8 whole garlic cloves, unpeeled
2 pounds Italian plum tomatoes, cut into wedges
1 large onion, cut into thin wedges
1 medium yellow bell pepper, chopped
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary leaves
1 (15-ounce) can Great Northern or light red kidney beans, rinsed, drained (1 1/2 cups)
1 (16-ounce) package prepared polenta, cut into 12 slices
4 ounces feta or goat cheese, crumbled

Cooking Directions:

1 – Line two large jellyroll pans with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray. Arrange eggplant and garlic on one pan; combine tomatoes, onion, and bell pepper and arrange on second pan. Spray all vegetables with cooking spray and sprinkle lightly with salt and ground black pepper. Sprinkle tomato mixture with sugar and rosemary.
2 – Roast vegetables at 450ºF (230ºC) for 30 minutes, removing garlic when browned and soft, 10 to 15 minutes.
3 – Top eggplant slices with polenta slices and cheese. Squeeze garlic from cloves; mix garlic and beans into tomato mixture. Return both pans to oven and roast 10 minutes longer.
4 – Arrange three polenta-eggplant slices on each serving plate; spoon tomato-bean mixture over.
Makes 4 servings.

* Tip: Plain, Italian-herb, sun-dried tomato, or wild mushroom polenta can be used in this recipe.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories 432; Fat 10g; % Calories from Fat 20; Carbohydrate 69g; Folate 177mcg; Sodium 635mg; Protein 22g; Dietary Fiber 15g; Cholesterol 15mg.
http://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/polenta_stacks_complex_recipe.html

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Butternut Squash Crostini

June 5, 2017 at 5:31 AM | Posted in Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is Butternut Squash Crostini. It comes from the Diabetic Gourmet website, which also has an excellent magazine (Diabetic Gourmet Magazine). The Diabetic Gourmet site is loaded with delicious and Diabetic Friendly Recipes, check it out today. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://diabeticgourmet.com/

 

 

Butternut Squash Crostini

Ingredients

8 slices Roman Meal bread (or similar whole grain, sliced bread), toasted or grilled
2 cups butternut squash, broiled and cut into 1/4-inch cubes
4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
32 fresh basil leaves

 
Directions

1 – Cut each piece of toast into quarters for a total of 32 pieces.
2 – Combine squash, cheese, maple syrup and thyme in medium bowl.
3 – Top toast quarters with about 1 tablespoon squash mixture each. Top with fresh basil leaves.
Nutritional Information (Per Serving)
Calories: 30
Protein: 1g
Sodium: 65 mg
Cholesterol: 5 mg
Fat: 1g
Carbohydrates: 5g
http://diabeticgourmet.com/recipes/html/1284.shtml

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