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Taco Salad | Friday Foodie Feature

Hello Friends and Happy Fri-Yay!

Today’s Friday Foodie Feature is dedicated to  

MY BEST FRIEND FOR LIFE, KAREN!

HAPPY 53RD BIRTHDAY KAREN!

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY KAREN!

In the late 80’s, my hubby who at the time was my fiance and I went to Fort Lee, NJ, to visit her at her mother’s house.  She had just flown in from Cali with her first born son, RJ and for lunch she made a Taco Salad.  Neither one of us had ever had it and it was also the first time I had ever eaten an avocado.  I fell in love with the recipe and over the years, have made it during the warmer months.  Last week when I chose to make it for this week’s feature I didn’t realize that it would be on her Birthday!  Further proof that we were meant to be friends for life!

Taco Salad with Black Beans

 

This is such an easy-to-prepare salad and my men simply loves it, Malik was having a fit because he had to wait until I took the pictures!

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb Ground Turkey – fully cooked

  • 1 package Taco Seasoning

  • 1 Can of Black Beans

  • Iceberg Lettuce – shredded

  • 1/2 Avocado – diced

  • 1 Package of Cherry Tomatoes – halved

  • 1 Cup of Mexican Blend Shredded Cheese

  • Catalina Dressing

  • Tortilla Chips

  • OPTIONS: Cilantro, Black Pepper, Hot Sauce, Sour Cream

Ingredients for Taco Salad

Thoroughly cook the Ground Turkey then add Taco Seasoning and 1/3 cup of water – preparing according to package directions.

Wash veggies, cut tomatoes in half, shred the lettuce and dice the avocado.  Drain and rinse can of black beans.

Wash all veggies and rinse and drain black beans

 

Put lettuce, tomatoes, avocado, and black beans into a bowl and top with taco seasoned ground turkey.

Add veggies and black beans into a bowl

Add taco seasoned ground beef to bowl

Pour in just enough Catalina dressing to lightly coat then mix.

Serve with Tortilla Chips and top with options - sour cream and hotsauce

Serve with Tortilla Chips and top with options, sour cream and Hot Sauce.

Thank you Karen for introducing me to this salad and thank you for being my friend!

Best Friends for Life

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Tasty Turkey Lasagna | #SwitchtoTurkey

Hello Friends and Happy Fri-Yay!

Today’s Foodie Feature is not a Slow Cooked meal, but a tasty

Turkey Lasagna made with JennieO Ground Turkey.

Tasty Turkey Lasagna

Ingredients

  • 1 package Jennie-O Lean Ground Turkey
  • 1 Jar of spaghetti sauce, divided
  • 1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce
  • 1 cup total of chopped peppers, carrots and onions 
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried Italian Seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red peppers
  • 1 container of Ricotta Cheese (15 oz)
  • 1 package frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 3 cups Italian blend shredded cheese
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 12 lasagna noodles, cook and drained
  • 1 tsp minced garlic (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 ~ and spray baking pan with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.

Cook JennieO Ground Turkey until done

Cook turkey until well done then pour in 1/2 jar of spaghetti sauce, tomato sauce, add peppers, carrots, onions, Italian seasoning and red pepper flakes. Simmer for 5 minutes.

  Jennie-O Ground turkey

Cook lasagna noodles according to package directions and lay flat onto wax paper.

Tasty Turkey Lasagna

Mix ricotta cheese, spinach, 2 cups of shredded cheese and egg.  Place 6 noodles in pan, and spread mixture on top of each noodle, then add ground turkey mixture.

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Top first layer of noodles with turkey and sauce mixture

Cover with remaining noodes

Cover with remaining noodles and spaghetti sauce then top with Parmesan or additional shredded cheese.

Add remaining sauce

Sprinkle with shredded cheese or fresh parmasean

Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes.  Remove foil and then bake an additional 15 minutes or until sauce is bubbly.

Tasty Turkey Lasagna

I served with Garlic Texas Toast and a Marinated Roasted Red Pepper for a tasty Friday night meal for my men.

Here’s a coupon to help you save on your next purchase of JennieO Ground Turkey.

 


$1.00 off 2 JENNIE-O Ground Turkey

 

Stay Blessed – No Stress in 2014!

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Super Foods for Seniors – Chapter 5

Hello Friends and Happy Monday

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and was able to get outside to enjoy the beautiful warm weather, it was definitely the best Saturday since the new year began.  Spring is right around the corner so it’s time to start thinking about ditching the bulky sweaters for more body revealing clothing which makes Chapter 5 of Super Foods for Seniors ~ Body Slimming Secrets perfectly timed. Super Foods for Seniors - Chapter 5 body slimming secrets

Menopause is making it very difficult for me to lose weight, even though I try to eat the right foods and limit my wine consumption, I know I need to increase calorie burning exercises.  However, in addition to exercise the following foods can help tame the fat and fight the flab.

  •  Tomatoes – tomato based foods to replace fats like gravies/sauces i.e. salsa
  • Barley – this grain has been listed as a Super Food in every chapter, it swells to make you full for longer periods of time

  • Black Beans – High in Fiber – eat more foods with high fiber to lose weight faster

  • Squash – Sweetened it up by sprinkling with cinnamon

  • Lemon Juice – Replace butter with lemon juice on veggies to rev up the flavor lemon juice

  • Spices – Rosemary, garlic, nutmeg, cinnamon, mint, etc. are taste boosters for low-cal dishes

  • Oats – nonfattening foods can improve your mood and stop you from overeating.

  • Brown Rice – healthy fiber to fill you up

  • Water – no explanation needed

  • Turkey – use ground turkey instead of ground beef

    #SwitchToTurkey

    #SwitchToTurkey

  • Green Tea – rejuvenates metabolism which helps burn more calories

  • Chestnuts – perfect lo-cal snack available September through February

  • Olive Oil – use instead of other fats and oils

  • Salmon – high in Omega-3 fatty acids aids in weight loss

  • Apples – a crisp apple to satisfy a craving for sweets

  • Creamy Yogurt – with fruit or as a veggie dip or potato topper

  • Turnip Greens – use in soup yogurt

  • Orange Juice – drink 1/2 hour before you eat

  • Applesauce – unsweetened as a substitute for butter or oil in baking

  • Popcorn – mid-afternoon snack topped with a dash of olive oil

  • Pear – high in fiber snack to make you feel full longer popcorn

  • Cottage Cheese – low fat or no fat to replace ricotta in your Italian recipes

  • Cayenne – spice up your dish with this fat burning spice, hot peppers or small amounts of Tabasco Sauce – which is great on popcorn as well

Smart steps to safe weight loss:

  • Eat only what you can burn

  • Control your portions

  • Eat more plant than animal foods

  • Exercise regularly

  • Keep a food diary

  • Set realistic goals

  • Don’t DIEt – just eat healthy

Most people want to lose a few pounds but eating the right foods alone won’t make it happen, it must be combined with some form of exercise.  Check with your health care professional before starting any new exercise regiments to stay safe and healthy.

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 Stay Blessed ~ No Stress in 2014!

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