Sloppy Joe’s

Healthy Cooking: Sloppy Joes
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This is a healthy meal and the kids are going to love it! Lots of flavor and low on calories!

Ingredients:

  • 2 ½ pounds of ground turkey
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • ½ cup chopped green bell pepper
  • ½ cup chopped tomato
  • 1 cup no-salt added ketchup
  • 7 tablespoon barbecue sauce
  • 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon celery seed
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 8 hamburger buns
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Directions:

Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat; cook and stir turkey, onion, bell pepper, and tomato until turkey is crumbly and longer pink, about 5 min. Stir in ketchup, barbeque sauce, mustard, vinegar, celery seed, black pepper, and red pepper flakes. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 min, stirring occasionally. Serve and enjoy!

Cuban Picadillo

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsps olive oil
  • 1 white onion (yellow, finely chopped about 1 cup)
  • 1 red bell pepper (cored and seeded finely chopped about 34 cup)
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 4 cloves clove garlic (finely chopped about 4 teaspoons)
  • 2 tsps ground cumin
  • 2 tsps dried oregano
  • kosher salt
  • black pepper                             
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 11/2 lbs ground turkey
  • 1 cup canned tomatoes (diced)
  • 2 tbsps worcestershire sauce
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 8 oz of red potatoes peeled and cubed

 

Directions:

1. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add onion and bell pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 5 to 7 minutes. Add tomato paste, garlic, cumin, oregano, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, 1 teaspoon pepper, and bay leaves and cook until fragrant and tomato paste darkens in color, about 2 minutes. Add wine and cook until reduced to 1/4 cup, about 5 minutes.

2. Add meat and cook, stirring and breaking up chunks, until no longer pink, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, raisins, and potatoes. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook until potatoes are tender, about 12 minutes.

3. Remove cover and season to taste with salt and pepper. Remove and discard bay leaves. Serve with yellow rice and black beans.

Egg White Muffins

Everyone is short on time in the morning, busy lives with work and getting kids off to school. This is a recipe that is simple, can be prepared the night before and the whole family will love them. Easy to throw in the microwave to heat up and eat in the car if you are running late.

This recipe makes 12 egg muffins

Ingredients:

  • 1 large carton of all whites- egg whites 
  • 1 bellpepper
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 cups of spinach
  • 1 tbsp of black pepper
  • 1 tsp of sea salt

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 - Spray a muffin pan with spray oil - Add in your veggies to each cup - 1/3 cup of egg whites per each muffin - Sprinkle your salt & pepper on each one - Place in the oven for 20-25 min or until you no longer see liquid - Enjoy!

 

Sweet Potato Hash Browns

Sweet Potato Hash Browns- Great For Breakfast!

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Ingredients

1/4 cup canola oil

1 red onion, thinly sliced (about 2 cups)

1 green bell pepper, diced (about 2 cups)

2 pounds sweet potatoes, quartered and cut into 1/4-inch slices

1 teaspoon ground cumin

2 teaspoons sea salt

1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes

1/2 cup green onions, chopped

Directions

Pour the oil into a large skillet and place over high heat. Add the onion and bell pepper and saute, stirring, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the potatoes, cumin, salt and red pepper flakes, lower the heat to medium-high and cook, stirring occasionally, for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the potatoes are fork tender and some are browned. The potatoes will begin to stick as they cook. Just continue to turn with a spatula. Stir in half of the green onions, top with the remainder, and serve immediately.

Shrimp & Crab Enchiladas

Shrimp & Crab Enchiladas

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Ingredients-

  • 1 pack of Artisan Whole grain tortillas
  • 8 oz shredded low fat cheddar cheese
  • 8 oz crab meat drained
  • 1 pound of cooked medium shrimp, deveined
  • 20 oz of jalapeno salsa
  • 8 oz of plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup of green onions (chopped)
  • Sea Salt & Pepper to taste

Directions-

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Lay out tortillas on a flat surface

Mix the shrimp, crab meat, and cheese together in a bowl- leave some cheese for the topping

In the middle of each tortilla place filling, sprinkle with sea salt & pepper, and then roll up

You will be placing these side by side in a 9x13 glass cooking pan (spray cooking oil on pan)

Pour jalapeno salsa on top 

If you have remaining mixture, place on top of salsa

Sprinkle with remaining cheese

Cover with aluminum foil

Bake for 30 min, remove foil and bake uncovered for an additional 15min

Top each one with Greek yogurt and green onions

I served with gluten free chips and homemade Guacamole

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Grilled Chicken over a Wheat Spaghetti Alfredo topped with Bell Peppers & Tomatoes

Cindy's Grilled Chicken Alfredo over whole grain spaghetti  topped with Bell Peppers & Tomatoes

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Ingredients:

  • 4 Thin Sliced Chicken Breasts
  • 1 tablespoon of Cumin
  • 1 tablespoon of Chili Powder
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic
  • 1 tablespoon of onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon of garlic powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon of black pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon of sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon of Italian Seasoning
  • 3 tablespoon of smart balance butter spread (Seperated)
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 2 Roma Tomatoes
  • 1 package of Whole grain Spaghetti noodles
  • 1/2 cup of fat free cream cheese
  • 1/2 tablespoon of corn starch or wheat germ
  • 1/2 cup of skim milk

Directions:

  1. In a skillet, melt 1 tablespoon butter spread, Grill chicken and peppers in a skillet until no longer pink
  2. Sprinkle Cumin, Italian Seasoning & Chili Powder on chicken
  3. Boil your pasta as directed on box
  4. In a medium sauce pan over low-medium heat, melt 2 tablespoons of smart balance butter and add garlic
  5. Add in skim milk, corn starch, and fat free cream cheese- turn down to simmer-low 
  6. Add in salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder
  7. Stir often until even consistency and do not let sauce boil.
  8. Place your noodles on the plate, top with Alfredo sauce, side of chicken and top with cooked peppers and fresh sliced Roma tomatoes