I love soups and chili on a cold winter day like today! The ones I truly love are not the most healthy, but to my delight I found this recipe; No Bean Turkey and Sweet Potato Chili by SkinnyTaste.
My photo does not do this justice, but this Turkey Chili hits the spot. I added cauliflower rice to the bottom of the bowl instead of white rice and it was not only delicious but very filling and not a lot of calories!
I am adding the recipe here below, but you can click on the link above and get her full version recipe with pics!
20 oz lean ground turkey
kosher salt to taste
1/2 cup onion chopped
3 garlic cloves chopped
10 oz Rotel with green chilies
8 oz tomato sauce
3/4 cup water
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1 bay leaf
1 medium sweet potato, diced
cilantro for garnish if you like
In large skillet, brown the turkey and season with salt and cumin
After meat is browned, add onion and garlic and cook for 3 minutes over med heat
Add Rotel, tomato sauce, water, cumin, chili powder, paprika and bay leaf
Cover and simmer about 20 to 25 minutes for potatoes to soften
Remove bay leaf and serve
Add sour cream and cilantro if you desire (or rice)
I hope you enjoy this recipe. Be sure to go to SkinnyTaste for full recipe!
…like a big Pizza Pie
My daughter, Claire, loves Pizza! She loves all Italian food, but Pizza is her absolute favorite. She wanted to make a healthier version of this wonderful slice of heaven.
I found a recipe from The Skinnytaste Cookbook made with Lavash bread and homemade marinara sauce.
This recipe is low cal and tastes great. My daughter went back to college and made it the next night as well. I posted the recipe from Gina’s website here Lavash Bread Pizza and below as well. You can find it at the top of this post also. Enjoy!
Lavash Flatbread Pizzas
Servings: 2 • Serving size: 2 squares • Old Points: 4 pts • Points+: 5 pts
Calories: 191.8 • Fat: 4.7 g • Protein: 12.2 g • Carb: 23.9 g • Fiber: 1.4 g • Sugar: 1.4 g
- 9×12″ lavash flatbread
- olive oil spray
- 3 tbsp marinara sauce
- 2 oz reduced fat shredded mozzarella
- pinch dried oregano
- 2 tbsp fresh basil
Preheat oven to 450°. If you have a pizza stone, heat it as well.
Spray lavash lightly with oil then top with sauce. Too much sauce will make the bread soggy so don’t over-do it.
It is not easy for me to find the perfect balance in my life. I am naturally an “all or nothing” kind of girl, especially where food is concerned. If I am eating “bad”, then I am eating bad; if I am eating “good”, then I am eating good! Sometimes I struggle with having that favorite cupcake or candy and popcorn at the movies. Usually when I say yes to those types of sweets, I tend to eat bad all day, which leads to all week, which leads to waiting until Monday to eat healthy again! Yes, balance is hard for me.
I find this to be true in so many areas of my life, not just with food. I am trying to learn that there is a good balance out there somewhere that will work for me.
The last two weeks have proven to be better. I have enjoyed a healthier kitchen while still baking and tasting some of my favorite sweets as well as having a drink, in moderation, of course! I found the scale did not go up!
Today I made one of my favorite things from the SKINNYTASTE website, Stuffed Bell Peppers. I love how these taste, they fill me up and don’t add a ton of calories.
I made some with cheese and some without. If I pour salsa on them, I find I can do without the extra calories or flavor from the cheese. I am not saying it is not better with cheese, because what is not better with cheese? But I can still enjoy without!
I have used her recipes and cookbook many times and loved everything I have tried. If you don’t already have her book, it is a great one to have on your kitchen counter!
Find the recipe here Turkey Stuffed Peppers. If you are interested in her cookbook, take a peek here and see what you think! The Skinnytaste Cookbook: Light on Calories, Big on Flavor. I hope you enjoy!
…goodbye to cupcakes anyway, and hello healthy cookbooks!
Well, not until I make cupcakes for work first!
Okay…I am good on sweets now. At least until February, when of course I have to bake plate after plate of Valentine treats! But for now my family and I are all making healthy choices!
I pulled out The Skinnytaste Cookbook again. I used this many times in 2015 but put away as October came around and I was in the baking/sweets/candy mode.
January always brings about a desire to make changes for the better. So instead of eating at my favorite Mexican restaurant (for the millionth time in last 2 months) I stayed home and made the Buttermilk Oven “Fried” Chicken. I made this a few times last year and my family really liked it. This time I followed the recipe in full (I usually take short cuts) and the chicken was so moist and was just enough with my sweet potato. Give this a try if you want great flavor, fewer calories, and don’t want to feel as if you are giving up on taste.
Recipe for Chicken is here on my blog as well as cupcakes. Here are links to both.
(My husband took this pic…teasing me that this is his new beer/food blog! He thinks he is so funny!) Not bad for a first try!! 🙂