Turkey Tacos Night!

December 5, 2013 at 6:09 PM | Posted in Sargento's Cheese, tacos, turkey, vegetables | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Turkey Tacos

 

 

 

This morning it was about 54 degrees, but I guess that was our high for the day as it’s been dropping ever since. rain on and off and windy, blowing in our winter storm I guess. We’re supposed to get 2″-4″, we’ll see though. Got my tests results back and my sugar looked real good they said as did everything else except for my thyroid, which it was a little off. I just have to adjust my medicine. As most former Cancer patients, you usually have a Thyroid trouble depending on your type of Cancer and treatment. For dinner tonight; it’s Turkey Tacos Night!

 

 

Turkey Tacos w Jim. Dean Crumbles 004

For the Turkey I used Jimmy Dean Fully Cooked Turkey Sausage Crumbles. Kroger had the bags on sale so I thought I would give it a try! It comes pre-cooked so all you have to do is heat it up for about 8 minutes. As it was heating I added Sea Salt, Cilantro Flakes, and a 1/2 packet of Old El Paso Low Sodium Taco Seasoning. I really liked this! Great taste and real easy to heat up and use. I’ll buy another bag and keep it in the freezer.

 

 

 

 

I used Ortega Whole Grain Corn Taco Shells. Their a good size Taco Shell with 110 calories and 12 Net carbs per serving (2 Shells). Then for my other Taco ingredients I used 2 tablespoons of Del Monte Summer Crisp Sweet Corn Kernels, sliced Black Olives, Shredded Lettuce, and Sargento Reduced Fat Mexican 4 Cheese. I topped them with Daisy Reduced Fat Sour Cream and Old El Paso Original Taco Sauce. When building my Tacos I always use the Shredded Lettuce as the first layer. The Lettuce helps soak up any moisture so the bottom of your Taco doesn’t get soggy. I love Tacos, easy to make and always delicious! For dessert later a Healthy Choice Chocolate Swirl Frozen Yogurt.

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 
Jimmy Dean Fully Cooked Turkey Sausage CrumblesJimmy Dean Fully Cooked Turkey Sausage Crumbles

Stove Top Instructions:

Remove sausage crumbles from package and place in a large skillet.
Heat and stir over MEDIUM heat for 6 to 8 minutes or until hot.
Serve as desired.
Microwave Instructions:

Place ½-cup sausage crumbles into a microwave-safe bowl; cover with plastic wrap.
Microwave on HIGH for 30-40 seconds or until hot. Stir before serving.
Serve as desired.
Once opened, use or freeze within 7 days.

Caution: Always follow preparation directions. For safety reasons, do not heat in packaging, on a plate or in paper products. Do not cover with a paper towel. Varying from these instructions may cause sparking hazards.
INGREDIENTS: TURKEY, CONTAINS 2% OR LESS OF: WATER, SALT, POTASSIUM LACTATE, SODIUM LACTATE, DEXTROSE, SUGAR, SPICES, CARAMEL COLOR, YEAST EXTRACT, SODIUM DIACETATE, BHT, CITRIC ACID. COOKED IN BEEF FAT.
Jimmy Dean – Hearty Sausage Crumbles (Turkey) (Fully Cooked) 60% Less Fat

Calories 70 Sodium 480 mg
Total Fat 4 g Potassium 400 mg
Saturated 1 g Total Carbs 1 g
Polyunsaturated 0 g Dietary Fiber 0 g
Monounsaturated 0 g Sugars 1 g
Trans 0 g Protein 11 g
Cholesterol 35 mg

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Turkey and Black Bean Tacos w/ Refried Beans

August 26, 2013 at 5:25 PM | Posted in beans, Jennie-O Turkey Products, Sargento's Cheese, tacos | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Turkey and Black Bean Tacos w/ Refried BeansTurkey and Blackl Bean Tacos 005

 

 

 

I’m back up to par today! My voice is back and full of energy. Well we’ve ben lucky avoiding the heat and humidity for the most part this Summer but our luck has run out. High 80’s to low 90’s and very humid most of this week, thank goodness for air – conditioning. For dinner I prepared Turkey and Black Bean Tacos w/ Refried Beans.

 

 

I love Tacos! So versatile, you can put about anything you want in them and so many varieties of Taco Shells. For my Tacos I used Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast, 120 calories and 0 carbs. My favorite Ground Turkey there is. 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 drained and rinsed them before I added them. I’ve found Black Beans are a perfect pairing with Ground Turkey.

 

 

For my other toppings I used 1 can Green Giant Steam Crisp Super Sweet Yellow and White Whole Kernel Corn, 1 small can of Mario Sliced Black Olives, 1 small diced Tomato, Sargento 4 Cheese Mexican Shredded Reduced Fat Cheese, a bag of Dole Shredded Lettuce, and all in a Ortega Whole Grain Corn Taco Shells. Add it all up and you have yourself some down right delicious Tacos! I also heated up a can of Old El Paso Fat Free Refried Beans. For dessert later a bowl of Del Monte No Sugar Added Peach Chunks.

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

August 2, 2013 at 5:17 PM | Posted in beans, cheese, Jennie-O Turkey Products, low calorie, low carb, tacos | 1 Comment
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Today’s Menu: Black Bean and Turkey TacosBlack Bean and Turkey Tacos 001

 

 
Another beautiful cool morning here. Got out early and hit the stores. Started at Walmart for some of the Meat, Bakery, and basic staples for the pantry. Then off to Kroger for the rest of the Meats, Produce, Cheese, and Deli. I’m still amazed at the big difference in prices between Walmart and Kroger. Anymore I only buy what I can’t find at Walmart. You can save hundreds by purchasing center aisle products from Walmart, Pasta, Can Goods, Paper Products, and such. Stay out of Kroger center aisles! For dinner one of my favorites, Black Bean and Turkey Tacos.

 

 

I used Jennie – O Ground Turkey, 99% Fat Free (120/0). I pan fried it in Canola Oil and I seasoned it a bit with Cilantro, Sea Salt, and Smoked Ground Cumin and I used 1 packet of Old El Paso Taco Seasoning. As the Turkey was finishing up I added a can of Bush’s Low Sodium Black Beans, before adding them I rinsed them off with cold water in a strainer. I mixed the Turkey and Black Beans in the pan until well mixed and continued cooking until the Turkey was done and the Beans were heated.

 

 

I used Ortega Whole Grain Corn Taco Shells. Their a good size Taco Shell with 110 calories and 12 Net carbs per serving (2 Shells). Fewer calories and carbs than the Old El Paso Taco Shells. For the Taco fillers I had Green Giant Summer Crisp White and Yellow Kernel Corn, sliced Black Olives, shredded Lettuce, Sargento Reduced Fat Mexican 4 Cheese, and Old El Paso Medium Taco Sauce. To assemble my Taco I first layered the bottom with shredded Lettuce, the Lettuce helps soak up any moisture so the bottom of your Taco doesn’t get soggy. After the Lettuce I layered in my ground Turkey/Black Beans, then Black Olives, Corn, Taco Sauce topped with the Shredded Cheese! Love these Tacos! I also heated up a can of Old El Paso Fat Free Refried Beans for Mom and Dad. For dessert later a Healthy Choice Chocolate Swirl Frozen Yogurt Cup.

 

 

 

 

 

Ortega Whole Grain 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

It’s Taco Friday, Black Bean and Ground Turkey Tacos!

July 19, 2013 at 5:08 PM | Posted in cheese, cooking, Honeysuckle White Turkey Products, Ortega, tacos | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: It’s Taco Friday, Black Bean and Ground Turkey Tacos!

Black Bean and Turkey Tacos 007

 

 

Last day of the heat and humidity for at least a few days they say, at last! We even had a couple of real heavy showers throughout the day, which we needed. Me I went to Walmart early this morning but not my usual Walmart I normally go to. I switched Walmarts, the one I normally go to was going down hill fast. The produce department wasn’t stocked a lot of times with near expired fruits and vegetables and the other aisles were hardly ever fully stocked. Worse of all was their electric carts, which I need being an amputee. Of late the carts are broke or won’t charge, always having to switch carts at least twice on every visit. So I go to a different one now and it’s great. Plenty of working carts and everything well stocked! For dinner it’s Tacos! I prepared Black Bean and Ground Turkey Tacos.

 

 

Black Bean and Turkey Tacos 001

I used Honeysuckle White Ground Turkey, 99% Fat Free (130/0). I pan fried it in Canola Oil and I seasoned it a bit with Cilantro, Sea Salt, and Smoked Ground Cumin and I used 1 packet of Old El Paso Taco Seasoning. As the Turkey was finishing up I added a can of Bush’s Low Sodium Black Beans, before adding them I rinsed them off with cold water in a strainer. I mixed the Turkey and Black Beans in the pan until well mixed and continued cooking until the Turkey was done and the Beans were heated.

 

 

 

 

 

I usually use Old El Paso Stand Up Taco Shells but while at Walmart I picked up a different one, Ortega Whole Grain Corn Taco Shells. Their a good size Taco Shell with 110 calories and 12 Net carbs per serving (2 Shells). Fewer calories and carbs than the Old El Paso Taco Shells.

 

 

 

For the Taco fillers I had Green Giant Summer Crisp White and Yellow Kernel Corn, sliced Black Olives, shredded Lettuce, Sargento Reduced Fat Mexican 4 Cheese, and Old El Paso Medium Taco Sauce. To assemble my Taco I first layered the bottom with shredded Lettuce, the Lettuce helps soak up any moisture so the bottom of your Taco doesn’t get soggy. After the Lettuce I layered in my ground Turkey/Black Beans, then Black Olives, Corn, Taco Sauce topped with the Shredded Cheese! Love these Tacos! Making Tacos also gave me the chance to use my new Taco Holders! I had never seen these before I purchased them at Walmart earlier today. Their made of hard plastic and you just sit your Taco Shell in it and it keeps it upright, a lot easier to load up the Taco and keeps it together when your eating it and you want to sit it down. For dessert/snack later some Ritz Whole Grain Crackers topped with some Philly Reduced Fat Cream Cheese.

 

 

 

 

 

Ortega Whole Grain Taco Shells 10ctOrtega 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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