Turkey and Black Bean Pita Bread Tacos!

January 22, 2014 at 6:27 PM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products, Joseph's Pita Bread, Sargento's Cheese, tacos | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Turkey and Black Bean Pita Bread Tacos




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Went out about 7 am this morning to get the morning paper and it was C-O-L-D, how COLD minus 6 degrees. Thankfully there was no wind blowing so there wasn’t a wind chill factor for a change. I had already had my breakfast, work out, and shower by the time my parents were up and having their breakfast. So while they were eating I thought I would go ahead and clean the pots and pans Mom had used to make their breakfast. When I cook I try to eat healthy by using the right oils, food, and watching the serving portion sizes. But as I started to clean up for Mom it was amazing how much cooking oil she uses. I poured out enough cooking oil to fix my meals for a week, she uses Vegetable Oil where I use Canola Oil and Extra Virgin Olive Oil. But she cooks as she was taught by her Mom, my Grandmother. I’ve been cooking and eating healthier ever since 2001, when I lost my leg to cancer. Just different styles of cooking, I don’t think I could ever go back to not eating healthy. For dinner tonight It’s Taco Night! I prepared Turkey and Black Bean Pita Bread Tacos.




I used my usual and favorite Gound Turkey, Jennie-O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast. The Jennie-O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast is 120 calories, 1.5g of Fat, and 0 carbs and comes out perfect every time! To prepare the Turkey I fried it in a medium size skillet 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 drained and rinsed them before I added them. Black Beans with Ground Turkey is a perfect pairing for Tacos. Mixed well until everything was coated and then simmered another 5 minutes until heated through.



For my other Taco toppings I used 1 small can of Mario Sliced Black Olives, 1 small diced Tomato, Sargento 4 Cheese Mexican Shredded Reduced Fat Cheese, Dole Shredded Lettuce, Old El Paso Taco Sauce, and all in a Joseph Flax, Oat Bran and Whole Wheat Pita Bread. I love these Pita Breads! 50 Calories, 1g Fat and only 4 Net Carbs! I use them instead of Bread when I can. For dessert later a Healthy Choice Chocolate Swirl Frozen Yogurt.




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:
* 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





Joseph’s Flax, Oat Bran, and Whole Wheat Pita BreadJoseph’s Flax, Oat Bran, and Whole Wheat Pita BreadJosephs Pita Bread

Flax Variety Pack Now enjoy some of Joseph’s most popular products together in one package! The Flax Variety Pack allows you to enjoy three packages of our Flax Pita Bread, Mini Flax Pita Bread, and Flax Lavash.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 pita (28.3g)

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 10 Calories 50

% Daily Values*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 25mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 0g
Protein 5g

Bison Sirloin & Sauteed Mushrooms w/ Green Beans, Diced New Potatoes, and…

February 7, 2012 at 5:35 PM | Posted in baking, bison, dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Food, greenbeans, Healthy Life Whole Grain Breads, low calorie, low carb | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Bison Sirloin & Sautéed Mushrooms w/ Green Beans, Diced New Potatoes, and Whole Grain Bread

I had a petite Bison Sirloin Steak & Sautéed Mushrooms for dinner tonight. I seasoned it with McCormick Grinder Steak House Seasoning and lightly pan fried it on medium low heat until medium rare. I topped it with some Baby Bella Sautéed Mushrooms that I seasoned with Sea Salt, Ground Smoked Cumin, Ground Thyme, and Parsley.

For sides I had Green Beans, Diced Potatoes, and Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread. For dessert later something new, Pillsbury Apple Turnover. After baking the Turnover I topped it with a scoop of Breyer’s Carb Smart Vanilla Ice Cream. I left the Apple Turnover description below.

Pillsbury Real Apple Turnovers 6 ct box

Keep refrigerated 1. heat oven To 400 F. unroll dough; separate into 6squares. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. 2. clip corner Of fruitfilling pouch. Fill each square with filling. 3. fold dough overfilling, bringing edges together To form triangles. Seal tip. 4. bake at400 F. for 9 To 12 minutes or until golden brown. Clip small corner of icing packet; drizzle over hot turnovers. Serve warm. Do not freeze or microwave unbaked dough.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 57 G
Servings Per Container 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 160
Calories from Fat 70
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8 G     13
Saturated Fat 2 G
Trans Fat 3 G
Cholesterol 0 Mg
Sodium 260 Mg
Total Carbohydrate 24 G
Dietary Fiber 0 G
Sugars 12 G
Protein 2 G

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