Diabetic Dish of the Week – Mexican Turkey Frittata

April 4, 2017 at 4:58 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dish of the Week, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is a Mexican Turkey Frittata. Its only 170 calories and 4 carbs per serving! You can find this recipe along with all the other delicious and healthy recipes at the Jennie – O website. Enjoy and Make the Switch! https://www.jennieo.com/

 

 

Mexican Turkey Frittata

This flavorful egg and turkey frittata recipe will wake up your taste buds.
Makes 9 servings

Ingredients

1 (16-ounce) package JENNIE-O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast
1/4 teaspoon cumin
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 green bell pepper, chopped
2 cups sliced small mushrooms
1 tablespoon chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, finely chopped
3 cups egg substitute or 12 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 cup shredded low-fat Mexican blend cheese
1/3 cup sliced green onions

 

DIRECTIONS

1) Heat oven to 350°F. Mist 8 x 8-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Cook ground turkey as specified on the package. Always cook to well-done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer. Sprinkle with cumin; stir to mix.
2) In large skillet over medium-high heat, add oil, green pepper, mushrooms and chipotle peppers. Cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until mushrooms are cooked.
3) In large bowl, whisk eggs, milk and cilantro until well mixed. Stir in turkey, cheese, mushroom mixture and green onions. Spoon mixture into baking dish. Bake 30 to 40 minutes or until set.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165F

 

Nutritional Information (Per Serving)
Calories: 170
Protein: 24g
Sodium: 300 mg
Cholesterol: 40 mg
Fat: 6g
Saturated Fat: 3g
Dietary Fiber: 0g
Sugars: 3g
Carbohydrates: 4g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/971-mexican-turkey-frittata

3 Bean Turkey Chili w/ Johnny Cakes

March 20, 2017 at 4:54 PM | Posted in Bush's, chili, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: 3 Bean Turkey Chili w/ Johnny Cakes

 

 
For Breakfast this morning I had one of my favorites, Skillet Potatoes and Ham for Breakfast. I used 1 package of Simply Potatoes Steakhouse Seasoned Diced Potatoes and a package of Meijer Diced Ham to prepare it. Just cook the Potatoes according to the package instructions and with about 5 minutes of cooking time left add the Diced Ham. I topped it with a Sunnyside Up Fried Egg. Just love these skillet Meals! Also had the morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. It was house cleaning day today, vacuumed and dusted. I wanted everything looking good because I think they will be releasing Dad from rehab! He’s made great progress the past week and has regained a lot of his strength. Looking forward to his return. Tonight’s Dinner, 3 Bean Turkey Chili w/ Johnny Cakes.

 

Rainy day outside today. Had a high of 62 degrees along with a couple of passing Thunderstorms. A good day to stay in and make some Chili!! I’m making my 3 Bean Turkey Chili for Dinner tonight! I prepared the Turkey and mixed the Beans last night. So this morning I already had the Crock Pot set up and ready along having the Turkey and Beans ready also. So its my 3 Bean Turkey Chili and I made some Johnny Cakes. For Dessert later a bowl of Del Monte No Sugar Added Diced Mangos. Below is the ingredients and cooking directions for the 3 Bean Turkey Chili and the Johnny Cakes.

 

 

To make this I’m using Jennie -O Lean Ground Turkey. The 3 Beans I use are 1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s Chili Beans (Black Beans), 1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s Chili Beans ( Kidney Beans), 1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s Chili Beans (Great Northern Beans) drained and rinsed, Then I mix in 1 Red Onion (medium Chopped or Minced), 1 Jalapeno Pepper (Seeded and Chopped), and 3 Cloves Minced Garlic. For my spices I use 1 Packet McCormick Chili Mix, 2 Cans (6 oz.) Hunt’s Tomato Paste (2 cans), 1/2 Tsp Ground Cocoa Chili Blend (McCormick), 1/2 Tsp Ground Chipotle Chili Pepper (McCormick), 2 Tbs. Ground Roasted Cumin (McCormick), 2 tbsp Ground Cinnamon (McCormick), 1 Tbs of Cilantro Leaves (McCormick), and 5 Dashes of Frank’s Hot Sauce or to taste (I usually add a lot more dashes!). What’s good about this recipe you can use your own favorite Spices and make your own tweaks to it and it turns out delicious.

 

 

 

First thing I do is get the Crock Pot out and put in a Glad Crock Pot Liner. The Liners are incredible, just line your Crock Pot with one and spray it with Pam Cooking Spray. Now you are set to go. It makes for one easy clean up, just remove it when done and give the inside of your Crock Pot a quick wipe down and your clean up is done! On with the recipe.

 

 

I prepared the Beans and Ground Turkey last night. I started by opening all 3 cans of Bush Beans into a large bowl and stirred until mixed. Then in the morning, I added the Beans to Crock Pot. To prepare the Turkey, I started by browning the Jennie -O Ground Turkey. Using a large skillet sprayed with Pam Cooking Spray and 1 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Preheat the skillet on medium heat. When heated I add the Ground Turkey and all the Seasonings and Tomato Paste, stirring often. When the Turkey has browned I put it in a large plastic container and on into the fridge after it had cooled a bit. Then this morning I added to the Crock Pot. Throw in a 1/2 cup of Water, stirred twice, and put the lid on the Crock Pot and set on low for 5-6 hours. The full recipe and list of ingredients is at the end of the post.

 

Then sit back and enjoy the aroma, that usually starts after an hour or so of simmering! I love a thick Chili and this one works! The Jennie – O Ground Turkey combined with all those Beans and Spices is a perfect match. Served it topped with some Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese and a couple of shakes of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce. Also a side of Johnny Cakes, recipe below.

 

 

 

 

To prepare the Johnny Cakes (I love these…) all you’ll need is: Pam w/ Olive Oil Non – Stick Spray, 1/4 cup Extra Light Virgin Olive Oil, 1 3/4 cups Low Fat Buttermilk, and 2 cups Martha White Self Rising Enriched White Corn Meal Mix. Just mix all your ingredients in a large bowl. Spray your Pam on a Flat Top Griddle or large Skillet and preheat on medium low, I use the Flat Top Griddle. When the Griddle is heated add your batter. You can make the Cakes any size you want from half-dollar size to regular pancake size cakes. After the bottom side turns golden brown flip over and let the other side get golden brown. The Cornbread works perfect with Chili! I had a Diet Peach Snapple to go with my Dinner.I forgot, did I tell you how much I love this Chili!

 

 
3 Bean Turkey Chili
Ingredients
1 lb. package Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast
2 Cans (6 oz.) Hunt’s Tomato Paste
1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s Chili Beans (Red Beans)
1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s Chili Beans ( Kidney Beans)
1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s Chili Beans (Great Northern Beans), drained and rinsed
1 Packet McCormick Chili Mix
1/2 Red Onion (medium), Chopped or Minced
1 Jalapeno Pepper, Unseeded and Chopped
4 Cloves Minced Garlic
1/2 Tsp Ground Cocoa Chili Blend (McCormick)
1/2 Tsp Ground Chipotle Chili Pepper (McCormick)
2 Tbs. Ground Roasted Cumin
2 Tsps Ground Cinnamon
1 Tbs of Cilantro Leaves
5 Dashes of Frank’s Hot Sauce or to taste.
1/2 Cup of Water
Shredded Cheese, I use Grated Dutch Gouda or Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Cheddar Cheese (Topping)
Oyster Crackers
Frank’s Hot Sauce or to taste.

Directions:
*Brown Turkey in large saucepan on medium-high heat 10 min. or until no longer pink, stirring occasionally. Add all remaining spices and ingredients except 1 can of the tomato paste and water.
*ADD to slow cooker and add in the remaining 1 can of tomato paste and 1/2 cup of water.
*COVER with lid. Cook on HIGH 3 to 4 hours (or on LOW 5 to 6 hours).

*Serve in bowl or mug with cheese and oyster crackers, A Tablespoon of fat-free sour cream, Chopped Onions, or serve with some home made cornbread.

 

 

 

Johnny Cakes (My way)

Ingredients:

Pam w/ Olive Oil Non – Stick Spray
1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 3/4 cups Buttermilk
2 cups Martha White Self Rising Enriched White Corn Meal Mix

Directions:

Just mix all your ingredients in a large bowl.
Spray your Pam on a Flat Griddle or large Skillet and preheat on medium low, I use the Flat Griddle.
When the Griddle is heated add your batter. You can make the Cakes any size you want from half-dollar size to regular pancake size cakes. After the bottom side turns golden brown flip over and let the other side get golden brown. Serve while warm and enjoy!

Turkey Tacos and Refried Beans

February 26, 2017 at 6:13 PM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products, Old El Paso Products, Ortega | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Turkey Tacos and Refried Beans

 

 

For Breakfast I prepared some more of the Pioneer Peppered White Gravy along with 2 slices of toasted Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread. I love Gravy!! Also fried up 2 Jennie – O Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links and topped it off with Turkey Tacos 002that morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Our area here in West Chester has run the full gauntlet of weather! In the last 2 days its been 80 degrees and sunny, heavy rain and thunder storms, dropping temperatures with snow and sleet, and now this morning snow flurries and in the 20’s! All 4 seasons in 2 plus days! After Breakfast it was house cleaning day. Dusted (my least favorite chore), vacuumed, and cleaned the stove and oven. Had a very restless night last night. Dealing with the Phantom Pains, first time in a while. I had a bad case of them lasted for almost the entire day and night. Sure wish they come up with a cure for these. Anyway after Lunch I went up and seen Dad at the rehab center. It looks as though he may be released sometime next week, hope so! For Dinner tonight Turkey Tacos and Refried Beans.

 

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Well Taco Tuesday came early! I had been wanting Tacos for some time, and tonight is the night! When making Turkey Tacos I love using Jennie -O Ground Turkey Breast! Love all the Jennie -O Turkey Products, always fresh and low calorie and low carb. I started by frying the Ground Turkey till it was no longer pink in Extra Light Olive Oil and seasoning it with Sea Salt, Ground Roasted Cumin, Cilantro Flakes. As the Turkey was finishing cooking I added, 1 can OF Bush’s Chili Beans – Black Beans, 1 package of Old El Paso Low Sodium Taco Seasoning and 3/4 cup Water, continued to cook and stir for an additional 6 minutes. Jennie -O and Old El Paso together make one fine Taco!

 

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For toppings I used; Sargento Reduced Fat 4 Cheese Mexican, Sliced Black Olives, Sliced Green Olives, Ortega Smoky Chipotle Taco Sauce, Sliced Jalapenos, and Shredded Lettuce. For my Taco Shells I used the Old El Paso Stand N’ Stuff Taco Shells (Whole Grain Corn). Add the Jennie – O Turkey and you got you some mouth watering and delicious Tacos! Love these Taco Nights. I also heated up a can of Old El Paso Fat Free Refried Beans for a side for Mom. For dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.

 

 
Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast

Our leanest ground turkey, all natural, 99 percent fat-free with no gluten.
Product Features:Jennie O Extra Lean Ground
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

 
Old El Paso Stand n’Stuff Taco Shell

Taco Shells are deliciously crunchy corn shells! Each shell is made with sunflower oil, so they are low in salt and cholesterol. Just fill with seasoned beef mince, fresh salad, cheese and Taco sauce and get crunching!

STAND N STUFF® TACO SHELLS
Stand’n Stuff® Taco Shells are deliciously crunchy, corn shells with a flat bottom so they stand up! What’s more, each Taco shell is made with sunflower oil, so they are low in salt and cholesterol! Just fill with seasoned beef mince, fresh salad, cheese and Taco sauce for a Mexican fiesta everyone will enjoy!

Nutrition Factsold El Paso Stand Stuff
Serving Size 2 shells (27 g)
Per Serving % Daily Value*
Calories 130
Calories from Fat 54
Total Fat 6.0g 9%
Saturated Fat 2.5g 12%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 115mg 5%
Carbohydrates 16.0g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1.0g 4%
Sugars 0.0g
Protein 2.0g
http://www.oldelpaso.com.au/products/shells/stand-n-stuff-taco-shells-140g/23.aspx

3 Bean Turkey Chili w/ Johnny Cakes

February 10, 2017 at 6:01 PM | Posted in Bush's, chili, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: 3 Bean Turkey Chili w/ Johnny Cakes

 
For Breakfast this morning I Scrambled some Egg Beater’s Egg Whites seasoning it with Lite Salt, Ground Black Pepper, and a dash of Ortega Smoky Chipotle Taco Sauce. I like using the Smoky Chipotle whenever I can, nice heat and a lot of flavor. Then I heated up a few slices of Boar’s Head Sweet Sliced Ham and toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin. Loaded the Egg Whites, Ham, and a slice of Sargento Reduced Calorie Swiss Cheese on to the English Muffin and I had a delicious Breakfast Sandwich to start this day! Also had the morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. It was house cleaning day today, vacuumed and dusted. After Lunch went over to the rehab center to spend some time with Dad. He seems to be getting stronger and he’s working hard in therapy. Just don’t know if he’ll be strong enough to return home, sure hope so. Tonight’s Dinner, 3 Bean Turkey Chili w/ Johnny Cakes.

 
It’s been a long time since I’ve felt a wind as cold as yesterday’s was, stayed in the teens all day! It was windy all day 3 Bean Turkey Chili w Johnny Cakes 006and the wind was so cold it would take your breath away! Not as windy today and a high in the 40’s. But these cold days make me want to have Chili, nothing better than Chili! And I’m ready for some Chili! You can use Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast or Wild Idea Ground Buffalo. Either version turns out great! I had 2 containers left in the freezer that I sat in the fridge overnight to thaw. So its my 3 Bean Turkey Chili and I made some Johnny Cakes. For Dessert later a bowl of Dole Sliced Peaches. Below I’ve left a post that has the ingredients and full recipe for both the 3 Bean Turkey Chili and Johnny Cakes. Enjoy!

 
To make this I’m using Jennie -O Lean Ground Turkey. The 3 Beans I use are 1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s Chili Beans (Black Beans), 1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s Chili Beans ( Kidney Beans), 1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s Chili Beans (Great Northern Beans) 3 Bean Turkey Chili w Johnny Cakes 001drained and rinsed, Then I mix in 1 Red Onion (medium Chopped or Minced), 1 Jalapeno Pepper (Seeded and Chopped), and 3 Cloves Minced Garlic. For my spices I use 1 Packet McCormick Chili Mix, 2 Cans (6 oz.) Hunt’s Tomato Paste (2 cans), 1/2 Tsp Ground Cocoa Chili Blend (McCormick), 1/2 Tsp Ground Chipotle Chili Pepper (McCormick), 2 Tbs. Ground Roasted Cumin (McCormick), 2 tbsp Ground Cinnamon (McCormick), 1 Tbs of Cilantro Leaves (McCormick), and 5 Dashes of Frank’s Hot Sauce or to taste (I usually add a lot more dashes!). What’s good about this recipe you can use your own favorite Spices and make your own tweaks to it and it turns out delicious.

 

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First thing I do is get the Crock Pot out and put in a Glad Crock Pot Liner. The Liners are incredible, just line your Crock Pot with one and spray it with Pam Cooking Spray. Now you are set to go. It makes for one easy clean up, just remove it when done and give the inside of your Crock Pot a quick wipe down and your clean up is done! On with the recipe.

 

 

 

I started by opening all 3 cans of Bush Beans into a large bowl and stirred until mixed. I then added the Beans to the3 Bean Turkey Chili w Johnny Cakes 005 Crock Pot. To prepare the Turkey, I started by browning the Jennie -O Ground Turkey. Using a large skillet sprayed with Pam Cooking Spray and 1 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Preheat the skillet on medium heat. When heated I add the Ground Turkey and all the seasonings and Tomato Paste, stirring often. When the Turkey has browned I add from the skillet to the Crock Pot. Throw in a 1/2 cup of Water, stirred twice, and put the lid on the Crock Pot and set on low for 5-6 hours. The full recipe and list of ingredients is at the end of the post.

 

 

 

3 Bean Turkey Chili 002

Then sit back and enjoy the aroma that usually starts after an hour or so of simmering! I love a thick Chili and this one works! The Jennie – O Ground Turkey combined with all those Beans and spices is a perfect match. Served it topped with some Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese and a couple of shakes of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce. Also a side of Johnny Cakes, recipe below.

 

 

 

 

To prepare the Johnny Cakes (I love these…) all you’ll need is: Pam w/ Olive Oil Non – Stick Spray, 1/4 cup Extra 3 Bean Turkey Chili w Johnny Cakes 004Light Virgin Olive Oil, 1 3/4 cups Low Fat Buttermilk, and 2 cups Martha White Self Rising Enriched White Corn Meal Mix. Just mix all your ingredients in a large bowl. Spray your Pam on a Flat Top Griddle or large Skillet and preheat on medium low, I use the Flat Top Griddle. When the Griddle is heated add your batter. You can make the Cakes any size you want from half-dollar size to regular pancake size cakes. After the bottom side turns golden brown flip over and let the other side get golden brown. The Cornbread works perfect with Chili! I had a Diet Dr. Pepper to go with my Dinner.I forgot, did I tell you how much I love this Chili!

 

 

 
3 Bean Turkey Chili
Ingredients
1 lb. package Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast3 Bean Turkey Chili w Johnny Cakes 001
2 Cans (6 oz.) Hunt’s Tomato Paste
1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s Chili Beans (Red Beans)
1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s Chili Beans ( Kidney Beans)
1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s Chili Beans (Great Northern Beans), drained and rinsed
1 Packet McCormick Chili Mix
1/2 Red Onion (medium), Chopped or Minced
1 Jalapeno Pepper, Unseeded and Chopped
4 Cloves Minced Garlic
1/2 Tsp Ground Cocoa Chili Blend (McCormick)
1/2 Tsp Ground Chipotle Chili Pepper (McCormick)
2 Tbs. Ground Roasted Cumin
2 Tsps Ground Cinnamon
1 Tbs of Cilantro Leaves
5 Dashes of Frank’s Hot Sauce or to taste.
1/2 Cup of Water
Shredded Cheese, I use Grated Dutch Gouda or Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Cheddar Cheese (Topping)
Oyster Crackers
Frank’s Hot Sauce or to taste.

Directions:
*Brown Turkey in large saucepan on medium-high heat 10 min. or until no longer pink, stirring occasionally. Add all remaining spices and ingredients except 1 can of the tomato paste and water.
*ADD to slow cooker and add in the remaining 1 can of tomato paste and 1/2 cup of water.
*COVER with lid. Cook on HIGH 3 to 4 hours (or on LOW 5 to 6 hours).

*Serve in bowl or mug with cheese and oyster crackers, A Tablespoon of fat-free sour cream, Chopped Onions, or serve with some home made cornbread.
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Johnny Cakes (My way)

Ingredients:johnny-cakes-005 (1)

Pam w/ Olive Oil Non – Stick Spray
1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 3/4 cups Buttermilk
2 cups Martha White Self Rising Enriched White Corn Meal Mix

Directions:

Just mix all your ingredients in a large bowl.
Spray your Pam on a Flat Griddle or large Skillet and preheat on medium low, I use the Flat Griddle.
When the Griddle is heated add your batter. You can make the Cakes any size you want from half-dollar size to regular pancake size cakes. After the bottom side turns golden brown flip over and let the other side get golden brown. Serve while warm and enjoy!

Soup Special of the DAY! – Turkey Wild Rice Soup

January 15, 2017 at 6:08 AM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products, soup, Soup Special of the Day | Leave a comment
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This week’s Soup Special of the Day is Turkey Wild Rice Soup. Its made with JENNIE-O® Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast along with Onions, Carrots, Wild Rice, and Cranberries. This one warms the insides up by just saying the name, Turkey Wild Rice Soup. It’s from the Jennie – O website which has a fantastic selection of healthy and delicious recipes. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2017! https://www.jennieo.com/

 
Turkey Wild Rice Soup

Is this the greatest soup of all time? If it isn’t, it’s definitely in the running. Carrots, cranberries, hearty wild rice and a creamy, savory broth form a brilliant, magical soup that’s under 300 calories per serving.

INGREDIENTS

1 (16-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Extra Lean Ground Turkey BreastTurkey Wild Rice Soup
1 cup chopped onion
½ cup chopped carrots
6 cups water
2 tablespoons HERB-OX® chicken flavored bouillon granules
½ cup uncooked wild rice, rinsed
½ cup dried cranberries
½ teaspoon poultry seasoning
½ teaspoon dried thyme leaves
¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
½ cup flour
2 cups milk
DIRECTIONS

1) Cook turkey as specified on the package. Always cook to well-done, 165ºF as measured by a meat thermometer. Stir in onion and carrots. Cook over medium-high heat 3 to 5 minutes or until vegetable are tender.
2) Stir in water, bouillon granules, wild rice, cranberries, poultry seasoning, thyme and pepper; bring to boil. Reduce heat. Cover and simmer 45 to 55 minutes or until rice is tender.
3) In small bowl place flour. Gradually add milk, stirring until smooth. Stir flour mixture into soup. Cook over medium heat until soup bubbles and thickens slightly.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATIONJennie O Make the Switch
PER SERVING
Calories290
Protein29g
Carbohydrates40g
Fiber3g
Sugars15g
Fat2g
Cholesterol45mg
Sodium140mg
Saturated Fat0.5g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/308-turkey-wild-rice-soup

3 Bean Turkey Chili w/ Johnny Cakes

January 5, 2017 at 6:00 PM | Posted in beans, chili, Jennie-O Turkey Products, spices and herbs, turkey chili | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: 3 Bean Turkey Chili w/ Johnny Cakes

 

 
For Breakfast this chilly morning I Scrambled some Egg Beater’s Egg Whites seasoning it with Lite Salt, Ground Black Pepper, and a dash of Ortega Smoky Chipotle Taco Sauce. I like using the Smoky Chipotle whenever I can, nice3 Bean Turkey Chili w Johnny Cakes 006 heat and a lot of flavor. Then I heated up a few slices of Boar’s Head Sweet Sliced Ham and toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin. Loaded the Egg Whites, Ham, and a slice of Sargento Reduced Calorie Swiss Cheese on to the English Muffin and I had a delicious Breakfast Sandwich! Also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Went out to get the morning papers and it was snowing pretty good out there. I salted the driveway, which is on a hill, last night before I went to bed. Which helped somewhat. Not long after Breakfast I got the Crock Pot ready and put my Chili on. Which is tonight’s Dinner, 3 Bean Turkey Chili w/ Johnny Cakes.

 

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Picked a perfect day to make Chili, our first snow of the Winter is falling. They call for 2-3 inches, what better on a Winter’s Day than Chili! And I’m ready for some Chili! You can use Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast or Wild Idea Ground Buffalo. Either version turns out great! I had none left of the last batch in the freezer so it was time for a new batch!

 

 
To make this I’m using Jennie -O Lean Ground Turkey. The 3 Beans I use are 1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s Chili Beans (Black Beans), 1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s Chili Beans ( Kidney Beans), 1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s Chili Beans (Great Northern Beans) 3 Bean Turkey Chili w Johnny Cakes 001drained and rinsed, Then I mix in 1 Red Onion (medium Chopped or Minced), 1 Jalapeno Pepper (Seeded and Chopped), and 3 Cloves Minced Garlic. For my spices I use 1 Packet McCormick Chili Mix, 2 Cans (6 oz.) Hunt’s Tomato Paste (2 cans), 1/2 Tsp Ground Cocoa Chili Blend (McCormick), 1/2 Tsp Ground Chipotle Chili Pepper (McCormick), 2 Tbs. Ground Roasted Cumin (McCormick), 2 tbsp Ground Cinnamon (McCormick), 1 Tbs of Cilantro Leaves (McCormick), and 5 Dashes of Frank’s Hot Sauce or to taste (I usually add a lot more dashes!). What’s good about this recipe you can use your own favorite Spices and make your own tweaks to it and it turns out delicious.

 

3-bean-turkey-chili-001
First thing I do is get the Crock Pot out and put in a Glad Crock Pot Liner. The Liners are incredible, just line your Crock Pot with one and spray it with Pam Cooking Spray. Now you are set to go. It makes for one easy clean up, just remove it when done and give the inside of your Crock Pot a quick wipe down and your clean up is done! On with the recipe.

 

 
I started by opening all 3 cans of Bush Beans into a large bowl and stirred until mixed. I then added the Beans to the3 Bean Turkey Chili w Johnny Cakes 005 Crock Pot. To prepare the Turkey, I started by browning the Jennie -O Ground Turkey. Using a large skillet sprayed with Pam Cooking Spray and 1 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Preheat the skillet on medium heat. When heated I add the Ground Turkey and all the seasonings and Tomato Paste, stirring often. When the Turkey has browned I add from the skillet to the Crock Pot. Throw in a 1/2 cup of Water, stirred twice, and put the lid on the Crock Pot and set on low for 5-6 hours. The full recipe and list of ingredients is at the end of the post.

 

 

3 Bean Turkey Chili 002
Then sit back and enjoy the aroma that usually starts after an hour or so of simmering! I love a thick Chili and this one works! The Jennie – O Ground Turkey combined with all those Beans and spices is a perfect match. Served it topped with some Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese and a couple of shakes of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce. Also a side of Johnny Cakes, recipe below.

 

 
To prepare the Johnny Cakes (I love these…) all you’ll need is: Pam w/ Olive Oil Non – Stick Spray, 1/4 cup Extra Light Virgin Olive Oil, 1 3/4 cups Low Fat Buttermilk, and 2 cups Martha White Self Rising Enriched White Corn 3 Bean Turkey Chili w Johnny Cakes 004Meal Mix. Just mix all your ingredients in a large bowl. Spray your Pam on a Flat Top Griddle or large Skillet and preheat on medium low, I use the Flat Top Griddle. When the Griddle is heated add your batter. You can make the Cakes any size you want from half-dollar size to regular pancake size cakes. After the bottom side turns golden brown flip over and let the other side get golden brown. The Cornbread works perfect with Chili! I had a Diet Dr. Pepper to go with my Dinner. For dessert later a slice of the Hill and Valley Sugar Free Angel Food Cake, purchased at Meijer, topped with Cool Whip Free. I forgot, Did I tell you how much I love this Chili!

 

 
3 Bean Turkey Chili
Ingredients
1 lb. package Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast3 Bean Turkey Chili w Johnny Cakes 001
2 Cans (6 oz.) Hunt’s Tomato Paste
1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s Chili Beans (Red Beans)
1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s Chili Beans ( Kidney Beans)
1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s Chili Beans (Great Northern Beans), drained and rinsed
1 Packet McCormick Chili Mix
1/2 Red Onion (medium), Chopped or Minced
1 Jalapeno Pepper, Unseeded and Chopped
4 Cloves Minced Garlic
1/2 Tsp Ground Cocoa Chili Blend (McCormick)
1/2 Tsp Ground Chipotle Chili Pepper (McCormick)
2 Tbs. Ground Roasted Cumin
2 Tsps Ground Cinnamon
1 Tbs of Cilantro Leaves
5 Dashes of Frank’s Hot Sauce or to taste.
1/2 Cup of Water
Shredded Cheese, I use Grated Dutch Gouda or Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Cheddar Cheese (Topping)
Oyster Crackers
Frank’s Hot Sauce or to taste.

Directions:
*Brown Turkey in large saucepan on medium-high heat 10 min. or until no longer pink, stirring occasionally. Add all remaining spices and ingredients except 1 can of the tomato paste and water.
*ADD to slow cooker and add in the remaining 1 can of tomato paste and 1/2 cup of water.
*COVER with lid. Cook on HIGH 3 to 4 hours (or on LOW 5 to 6 hours).

*Serve in bowl or mug with cheese and oyster crackers, A Tablespoon of fat-free sour cream, Chopped Onions, or serve with some home made cornbread.
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Turkey Whole Wheat Taco Boats

December 30, 2016 at 5:52 PM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products, Old El Paso Products, Ortega, tacos | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Turkey Whole Wheat Taco Boats

 

 

 

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For Breakfast this morning I heated up a couple of Jimmy Dean Turkey Sausage Links, Poached an Egg, toasted 2 slices of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread, and made a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Cold and windy day out there today. About 26 this morning and a high of 33 degrees. Had some Snow Flurries on and off also. Good day to stay in and get caught up on a few things around the house. For Dinner tonight its Turkey Whole Wheat Taco Boats.

 

 

 

It had been a while since I had the Old El Paso Taco Boats, and the first time I’ve had the Whole Wheat Boats. Love these things but I just don’t have them that often. They are nice size and are perfect for stuffing them with ingredients. The Whole Wheat version is 130 calories and 19 net carbs per serving, 2 Boats per serving. And 2 of them is plenty for your meal!

 
To make these I’ll need; For the Taco – 1 package Old El Paso Whole Wheat Taco Boats, 1 packturkey-whole-wheat-taco-boats-001age Old El Paso Taco Seasoning Mix – 25% Less Sodium, 1 tablespoon Extra Light Olive Oil, 1 lb Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast, Ground Roasted Cumin and Dried Cilantro – to taste, 2/3 cup Water. For the Toppings – 1 cup canned Old El Paso™ refried beans – heated, 1 cup Daisy Reduced Fat Sour Cream, 1 cup shredded Sargento 4 Cheese Mexican Reduced Fat Cheese, 1 small can Lindsay Sliced Black Olives, and 1 cup Shredded Lettuce. With these ingredients you know this is going to be delicious! The Ortega Smoky Chipotle Taco Sauce that I use has to be the best Taco Sauce I’ve ever had! Love this stuff. It has a fantastic taste to it with just the right amount of heat.

 

 

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To start I prepared the Taco Boats. I preheated the oven on 325 degrees. Next I wrapped 2 of the Tortillas in foil and placed them on a small cookie sheet. Baked them for 7 minutes, until warmed through. Removed them from the oven, left the foil on them to keep them warm.

 

 

 

 

 

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As the Tortillas were heating up in the oven I prepared the I’m using Jennie -O extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast. Love all the Jennie -O Turkey Products, always fresh and low calorie and low carb. I started by frying the Ground Turkey till it was no longer pink in Extra Light Olive Oil and seasoning it with Sea Salt, Ground Roasted Cumin, Cilantro Flakes. As the Turkey was finishing cooking I added 1 package of Old El Paso Low Sodium Taco Seasoning and 3/4 cup Water, continued to cook and stir for an additional 6 minutes. Jennie -O and Old El Paso together make one fine Taco!

 

 

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And as the Turkey was cooking and the Taco Boats baking, I heated up the can of Refried Beans. I used a small sauce pan that I sprayed with Pam Cooking Spray and added a 1/2 tablespoon of the Extra Light Olive Oil. I always add the Olive Oil to the Refried Beans,it gives a creamier texture and prevents it from sticking in the sauce pan. Always be careful of over heating these besides extra cleaning of your pan it also affects the texture of the Beans. Took the pan off the burner when heated and set aside until needed.

 

 
With everything heated I assembled my Taco Boat. Unwrapped the heated Taco Boats, I first added some Lettuce to turkey-whole-wheat-taco-boats-015the bottom of the Boat. The Lettuce down first helps to keep too much moisture from softening up the bottom of the Taco Boats. Next I added a layer of Turkey Taco Meat, then I sprinkled some of the sliced Black Olives, next a thin coat of the Refried Beans, more Lettuce, the Shredded Cheese, and finally the Chipotle Taco Sauce. And what a meal, Taco Night just got better! The Taco Boats held together great and the ingredients all worked together to make one delicious dish. Below I left a list of all the ingredients. For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding topped with Cool Whip Free.

 

 

 

Turkey Whole Wheat Taco Boats
Ingredients
1 package Old El Paso Whole Wheat Taco Boatsturkey-whole-wheat-taco-boats-001
1 package Old El Paso Taco Seasoning Mix – 25% Less Sodium
1 tablespoon Extra Light Olive Oil
1 lb Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast
Ground Roasted Cumin and Dried Cilantro, to taste
2/3 cup Water
Toppings
1 cup canned Old El Paso™ Refried Beans, heated
1 cup Daisy Reduced Fat Sour Cream
Ortega Smoky Chipotle Taco Sauce, to taste
1 cup shredded Sargento 4 Cheese Mexican Reduced Fat Cheese
1 small can Lindsay Sliced Black Olives
1 cup Shredded Lettuce

 

Old El Paso Whole Wheat Taco Boatsold-el-paso-whole-wheat-taco-boats

Traditional ground beef gets a flavor boost with fresh basil, serrano chiles and soy sauce, then is stuffed in whole wheat boats topped with fresh veggies.

Ingredients
Whole Grain Wheat, Water, Glycerin, Interesterified Soybean Oil, Baking Powder (sodium aluminum phosphate, baking soda). Contains less than 2% of: Corn Syrup Solids, Vital Wheat Gluten, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Mono and Diglycerides, Salt, Potassium Sorbate and Calcium Propionate (preservatives), Fumaric Acid, DATEM, Enzymes. Contains Wheat Ingredients
https://www.oldelpaso.com/Products/shells-tortillas/whole-wheat-taco-boats.aspx

Jennie – O Recipe of the Week – Luau Turkey Tacos

December 30, 2016 at 6:21 AM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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This week’s Jennie – O Recipe of the Week is Luau Turkey Tacos. Kicked up Tacos using JENNIE-O® Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast served in Lettuce or Radicchio large leaves instead of Taco Shells. As always you can find this recipe at the Jennie – O website along with all the other delicious and healthy recipes, Enjoy and Make the Switch in 2017! https://www.jennieo.com/

 

 

Luau Turkey Tacos

INGREDIENTS

1 (16-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breastluau-turkey-tacos
½ cup finely diced red bell pepper
2 tablespoons chopped garlic
1½ tablespoons chopped ginger
1 teaspoon red chili flakes, if desired
⅓ cup rice wine vinegar
¼ cup low-sodium soy sauce
¼ cup fat-free low-sodium chicken broth
¼ cup finely chopped green onion
¼ cup finely chopped cilantro
8 butter lettuce cups and/or 1 large head radicchio – 8 whole large leaves reserved for cups
2 cups finely cut spinach for “nest” in cups

 
DIRECTIONS

1) In large non-stick skillet, cook ground turkey as specified on package. Always cook to well-done, 165ºF as measured by a meat thermometer. Add bell pepper, garlic, ginger and chili flakes, if desired. Cook 30 seconds or until fragrant. Do not brown the garlic or the dish will taste bitter. Add vinegar and cook 2 minutes, or until most of the vinegar has evaporated. Add soy sauce and cook 2 minutes until it reduces to about 2 tablespoons liquid in pan. Add broth and cook 2 minutes or until liquid reduces to about ¼ cup.
2) Remove from heat. Stir in green onions and cilantro. Cover to keep warm.
3) Place two radicchio/lettuce cups on each plate and fill each half full with spinach and then top with ⅓ cup of the turkey mixture. Serve hot.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATIONJennie O Make the Switch
PER SERVING
Calories170
Protein29g
Carbohydrates9g
Fiber1g
Sugars2g
Fat2g
Cholesterol55mg
Sodium490mg
Saturated Fat0.5g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/904-luau-turkey-tacos

Healthy Harvest Turkey Lasagna and Baked French Bread

December 24, 2016 at 5:58 PM | Posted in Lasagna | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Healthy Harvest Turkey Lasagna and Baked Bread Sticks

 

 

 

 

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For Breakfast this morning I fried up a couple of Jennie – O Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links, some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns, toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin, and had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Healthy way to start a Christmas Eve Day! It was a rainy night and early morning here in West Chester. Only had a low of 37 degrees and it was about 45 degrees for a high, cloudy and a light shower. Not a lot going on today. Made quite a few phone calls, wishing friends and family Merry Christmas! For Dinner tonight I prepared a family favorite, Healthy Harvest Turkey Lasagna and Baked Bread Sticks. Merry Christmas Everyone!

 
Just not in the mood for Ham or Turkey and Lasagna sure sounded good! As usual I’m using Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast, which I had in the freezer so I sat it in the fridge to thaw overnight. I use the recipe that’s on Healthy Harvest Turkey Lasagna and Baked French Bread 002back of the Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Lasagna Box as a guide. Making changes to some of the ingredients to reduce calories and carbs. I used the following; 1lb Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast, 3 cups (26 oz jar) Ragu Pasta Sauce, Sliced Mushrooms (optional), 1 cup Water, 1 3/4 cups (15 oz container) Kroger Part Skim Milk Ricotta Cheese, 2 cups (8 oz) or more Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Mozzarella Cheese (divided), 1/2 cup grated Kraft Parmesan Cheese, 1/2 cup chopped fresh Parsley, 1/2 tsp Sea Salt, 1/4 tsp ground Black Pepper, and 6 pieces Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Lasagna, uncooked. Cutting calories and carbs by using Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast and the Kroger Part Skim Milk Ricotta Cheese, Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Pasta, and Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Cheese.

 

 

Ready for the oven!

Ready for the oven!

Then to prepare it, Heat oven to 350°F. In a skillet, over medium-high heat, brown Turkey; season to taste and drain of excess fat. Add the Pasta Sauce, Mushrooms, and Water; simmer about 10 minutes. Pour about 1 cup Sauce on bottom of a 13×9 foil pan. Arrange 3 UNCOOKED pasta pieces lengthwise over sauce; cover with 1 cup sauce. Spread one-half Ricotta Cheese and Mozzarella Cheese over Sauce. Repeat layers of RONZONI HEALTHY HARVEST LASAGNA, Sauce and Ricotta Cheese, Mozzarella. 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.

 

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The Lasagna comes out perfect, love this recipe! Everything tasted so fresh and as usual the Jennie -O Turkey was the 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. The original recipe is at the end of the post. I also baked a loaf of Pillsbury Bread Sticks. I really don’t need Bread to go with Lasagna but Mom and Dad wanted some. For dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.

 

 
Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Whole Grain Lasagna

IngredientsHealthy Harvest Turkey Lasagna and Baked French Bread 002

1 lb 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 Breast
Our leanest ground turkey, all natural, 99 percent fat-free with no gluten.
Product Features:Jennie O Extra Lean Ground
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%

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Healthy Harvest Turkey Lasagna and Baked French Bread

November 21, 2016 at 5:43 PM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products, Lasagna | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Healthy Harvest Turkey Lasagna and Baked French Bread

 

 

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For Breakfast this morning I fried up a couple of Jennie – O Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links, some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns, toasted a slice of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread, and had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Good way to start the day! It’s a another cold morning out there out today, a high of 44 degrees and partly sunny. I was caught up on everything so I got the paper shredder out finished up shredding paid bills, insurance papers, and such. Mostly Mom’s junk. Afterward did a few things around the house that needed done. For Dinner tonight its Healthy Harvest Turkey Lasagna.

 

 

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I had 2 portions of the Lasagna in the freezer that I had sat in the fridge overnight to thaw. Then when it was time for Dinner I put it in a microwavable bowl and heated it up. The Lasagna holds up very good being froze and reheated. When heated, I added some Kraft Reduced Fat Grated Parmesan Cheese to top it off and served! It came out delicious, so glad that I can freeze the leftovers for future Dinner! Below I’ve left a past post that has the ingredients and cooking instructions below. For Dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.

 

 
As usual I’m using Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast, which I had in the freezer so I sat it in the fridge to Healthy Harvest Turkey Lasagna and Baked French Bread 002thaw overnight. I use the recipe that’s on back of the Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Lasagna Box as a guide. Making changes to some of the ingredients to reduce calories and carbs. I used the following; 1lb Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast, 3 cups (26 oz jar) Ragu Pasta Sauce, Sliced Mushrooms (optional), 1 cup Water, 1 3/4 cups (15 oz container) Kroger Part Skim Milk Ricotta Cheese, 2 cups (8 oz) or more Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Mozzarella Cheese (divided), 1/2 cup grated Kraft Parmesan Cheese, 1/2 cup chopped fresh Parsley, 1/2 tsp Sea Salt, 1/4 tsp ground Black Pepper, and 6 pieces Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Lasagna, uncooked. Cutting calories and carbs by using Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast and the Kroger Part Skim Milk Ricotta Cheese, Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Pasta, and Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Cheese.

 

 

Ready for the oven!

Ready for the oven!

Then to prepare it, Heat oven to 350°F. In a skillet, over medium-high heat, brown Turkey; season to taste and drain of excess fat. Add the Pasta Sauce, Mushrooms, and Water; simmer about 10 minutes. Pour about 1 cup Sauce on bottom of a 13×9 foil pan. Arrange 3 UNCOOKED pasta pieces lengthwise over sauce; cover with 1 cup sauce. Spread one-half Ricotta Cheese and Mozzarella Cheese over Sauce. Repeat layers of RONZONI HEALTHY HARVEST LASAGNA, Sauce and Ricotta Cheese, Mozzarella. 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 comes out perfect, love this recipe! Everything tasted so fresh and as usual the Jennie -O Turkey was healthy-harvest-turkey-lasagna-002the 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. The original recipe is at the end of the post. I also baked a loaf of Pillsbury French Bread. I really don’t need Bread to go with Lasagna but Mom and Dad wanted some. For dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar, really like these for dessert.

 

 

 

 
Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Whole Grain Lasagna

Ingredients

1 lb ground beef
3 cups (26 oz jar) spaghetti sauce
1 small container of baby bella mushrooms, slicedHealthy Harvest Turkey Lasagna and Baked French Bread 002
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

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