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Taco Tuesday!

Taco Tuesday? well sort of! Tonight Mia stepped into the kitchen to prep a delicious Taco Salad! The meal is super fast & easy, a twist on your usual Taco. With basically two steps & 10 minutes, you can have yourself a yummy meal (make sure you make enough for seconds 😉 you’ll want them) trust me.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

  • 1 jar of salsa
  • sour cream or ranch dressing
  • 2 pounds of ground turkey
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 4 taco shells (crunched into pieces)
  • 2 packets of taco seasoning
  • 3 heads of romaine lettuce; chopped

Serves 6

Start by prepping the salad; chop lettuce, cut tomatoes, peppers and taco shells and place into a large salad bowl. In a large skillet on high, heat ground turkey until brown.

After 6 minutes or when turkey is brown, drain fat. Add 1 1/4 cup of water and both packets of taco seasoning to the ground turkey and cook for 7 minutes until liquid is dissolved.

Top salad with salsa, ground turkey & ranch dressing!

Easy as 1, 2, 3…yummmmm!

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Turkey Chili!!!!!!

Yummy, one of my favorites…turkey chili! My sister Taia hates chili so since she was working late tonight, I decided it would be a perfect night to make it considering the twins & I love it.
What you will need:

  • 1 pound of ground turkey
  • 2 packets of chili seasoning

(By accident I grabbed one taco seasoning 😦 )

  • 2 peppers one red, one green
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 cans of red kidney beans
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 can of stewed tomatoes
  • 1 6 ounce can of tomato paste
  • cheddar cheese

Start by browning the ground turkey over medium heat, add garlic. Chop the onion & peppers and add to pot.

Now add tomatoes, beans, chili seasoning, tomato paste stir together & cook over low/medium heat for 20 minutes. (Make sure to stir every 5 minutes).

2 steps & your done! how easy was that? Top chili with cheddar cheese, I also added tortilla chips to my bowl to scoop the chili with! 🙂


Lets Eat! a healthy dinner ready in 20 minutes, you cant beat it!

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Skillet Angel Hair & Turkey Meatballs!

After a long day of nothing but rain ugh, I was definitely in the mood to come home and cook! I was in the mood for angel hair & turkey meatballs (turkey meatballs=less fat) were trying to eat healthy over here! 🙂 Tonight I made a fast sauce with tomatoes, garlic & chickpeas. It was very tasty, try it!

What you will need for the meatballs:

1 1/2 pounds of ground turkey

1/4 cup of italian breadcrumbs

1/2 cup of grated parm. cheese

salt/pepper

1/2 cup of fresh parsley

2 tablespoons of milk

2 eggs

oil

Take all your ingredients, except oil & place in a mixing bowl.

Make sure to wash your hands, of course, & mix ingredients together.

Heat oil in a skillet on medium & start rolling meat into little balls (whichever size your prefer)

Cook meatballs in the skillet for 3 minutes or longer on each side, until fully cooked.

When they are finished you can eat them plain or add them to your marinara sauce!

Moving on to the pasta…

What you will need:

1 pound of angel hair pasta

1 can of diced tomatoes

1 small can of peeled whole tomatoes

salt/pepper

1/2 teaspoon basil

fresh parsley

1 can of chickpeas

1/2 of grated cheese

3 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar

oil

4 cloves of garlic
Serves : 5

In a large skillet, heat oil on medium. Add garlic and tomato, cook for 10 minutes stirring occasionally.In a separate pot start boiling water for the pasta.

Next add salt & pepper, basil, can of chickpeas drained & some chopped fresh parsley.

Cook for 8 minutes. When water is boiling, add angel hair cook for 5-7 minutes.

When pasta is done, drain & add to the sauce skillet; cook for 4 more minutes.

After 4 minutes, pour pasta & sauce into a serving bowl. Add cheese & 3 Tablespoons of Balsamic Vinegar,mix together. Balsamic Vinegar is the secret ingredient, I’ve never tried this before in a pasta sauce but let me tell you it makes a difference! yum.

Dinner is ready!

buon appetito!!!

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