Saturday, September 27, 2014

Healthy Turkey and Black Bean Tacos

My husband found a recipe in the Costco Connection magazine (of all places!) that looked good.  I tweaked it to make it a little healthier.  It was VERY quick and easy and tasted really good.  We loved the different textures and it was a nice change from plain old tacos.  Yummy!!

Healthy Turkey and Black Bean Tacos
adapted from Costco Connection Magazine

1 lb ground turkey
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 cups canned black beans (drained and rinsed)
2-3 TBSP taco seasoning (depending on your liking)
1 (15 oz) can petite diced tomatoes, drained
8 taco shells or corn tortillas
1 c shredded cheese
any topping you would like to add

Brown the turkey with the chopped onion until browned.  Stir in black beans, taco seasoning and diced tomatoes, and let simmer over medium low heat for 5 minutes.

Serve in tortillas or shells with cheese and toppings.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Green Flop Jello

This recipe comes from Taste of Home magazine.  Our grand-kids really like Jello with our Sunday dinner, so when I saw this recipe, I wanted to give it a try.  I would say it is more of a dessert than a salad, but it is really quite yummy!  When I served it, I used an ice-cream scoop, and it gives it a fun look.  It is quick and easy to put together-using a blender for part of it.  A fun new thing to try with Jello!

Green Flop Jello
from Taste of Home Magazine

2 cups lemon-lime soda
2 pkg (3 oz each) lime gelatin
6 oz cream cheese, softened
2 cups lemon-lime soda, chilled
1 carton (12 oz) frozen whipped topping, thawed

1. Microwave 2 cups soda on high 1-2 minutes (I did it for 3 to get it hot enough) or until hot.  Place hot soda and gelatin in a blender; cover and process until gelatin is dissolved.  Add cream cheese, process to blend.

2. Transfer to a large bowl; stir in chilled soda.  Whisk in whipped topping.  Pour into a 3 qt. bowl.  Refrigerate, covered, for 4 hours or until firm.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Light Tacos

This isn't really so much a recipe, but a new way to make tacos that we REALLY love!  I replaced hamburger with ground turkey - (which you can't tell the difference once you have added the taco seasoning.)  I replaced the regular tortillas with a new 100 calorie/ high fiber tortilla that is really good!  It is made by Mission and is an Artisan tortilla -the one I tried and liked is Corn and Whole Wheat Blend. (there are other flavors, such as blue corn/flax seed, and another one I can't remember right now) The tortilla is soft and has almost a nutty flavor.  I heated the tortillas in a dry pan for a few seconds on each side.  Top with avocados, tomatoes and cheese - SO good!

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