Thursday, April 19, 2018

Lettuce Wraps (PF Changs Knock Off)

Photo and recipe from Damn Delicious

1/2 Tbsp olive oil
1 lb ground turkey 
1/2 bag spinach, chopped (optional)
2-3 garlic cloves, minced
1 onion, diced
1/4 c hoisin sauce
2 Tbsp soy sauce
1 Tbsp rice wine vinegar
1 Tbsp grated ginger
1 tsp sriracha (optional)
1- 8oz can water chestnuts, drained and chopped
2 green onions, thinly sliced
1 head butter lettuce

Heat oil in a large pan over medium high heat.  Add turkey, season with salt and pepper, and cook until browned.  Add spinach and mix until wilted, if you are adding spinach- not in original recipe but adds more greens.

Stir in garlic, onion, hoisin, soy sauce, vinegar, ginger and sriracha until onions are translucent, about 1-2 minutes.

Stir in chestnuts and green onions until tender, about 1-2 minutes.

Friday, March 23, 2018

Greek Turkey Burgers

Pretty yummy- everyone liked.  Don't need the yogurt sauce- neither Gary nor kids would eat it.  Turkey burgers did not have a lot of flavor- need to tweak the recipe (more worcestershire sauce and dijon, maybe add feta).  To cook, I cooked like my meatballs- 15 minutes each side in a 350 oven.  Didn't get browned that way so then I put in a skillet for a few minutes.  Added feta.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Sweet Potato Protein Brownies

1/2 cup powdered peanut butter (mixed with about 1/3 cup water to make it pb consistency)
1 scoop chocolate protein powder
150 grams (about 1/2 cup) cooked sweet potato (peel and microwave for about 3 minutes)
2 egg whites
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup cocoa powder
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp baking soda

Preheat oven to 350 and spray an 8x8 baking dish with cooking spray.

Add the sweet potato to a food processor and process until smooth.  Add the rest of the ingredients and process until batter is smooth- scrape down sides of bowl as needed.

Pour batter into prepared baking dish and bake for 25 minutes.  Cool and cut into 9 squares.  I store them in the refrigerator.

85 calories and 7 grams protein each.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Powdered PB Protein Brownies

3 egg whites
3/4 cup water
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup powdered peanut butter
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 scoop chocolate protein powder
1 packet stevia
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup honey

Preheat oven to 325.  Spray an 8x8 baking dish with cooking spray.

In a small bowl, whisk together egg whites, water and vanilla.

In a large bowl, whisk together powdered pb, cocoa powder, protein powder, stevia, soda and salt.  Stir in the egg white mixture and mix well.  Stir in the honey.  Pour into prepared dish and bake for 30 minutes.  Cool and cut into 9 squares.

88 calories and 9 grams protein each.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Butternut Squash Salad with Farro and Pepitas

Photo and recipe from Smitten Kitchen

My new favorite salad- so amazing!

1 medium butternut squash, peeled and cut into cubes
2 tbsp olive oil
1 cup farro (maybe try barley next time?)
1/3 cup salted pepitas (I used about 1/4 cup salted sunflower seeds)
3 ounces crumbled feta
1 tbsp. sherry vinegar (I used red wine vinegar)
1 tbsp. water
1/2 heaping tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. granulated sugar
1/2 small red onion, finely chopped (try shallots next time)

Preheat oven to 375.  Place the squash on a large baking sheet and coat with 1 tbsp. oil.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Roast until tender, about 25 minutes, turning halfway through (if you remember!).  Set aside to cool.

While squash is roasting, cook farro per package directions.  Drain and cool.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together vinegar, water, salt and sugar.  Stir in the onion.  Set in the fridge for at least 20 minutes.

In a large bowl, mix together squash, farro, red onion and its brine, cheese and seeds.  Toss with 1 tbsp. oil.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Kielbasa Egg Casserole with Spinach

6 eggs
6 egg whites
1 package turkey kielbasa, sliced
half a bag spinach, chopped
2 oz. feta

Preheat oven to 350.  Cook kielbasa.  Whisk eggs with salt and pepper.  Pour into greased 13x9 baking dish.  Top with spinach, then kielbasa, then feta.  Bake for 40 minutes. (Doesn't really need the feta- might omit next time- would make each piece 197 calories).

Cut into 6 pieces.  220 calories each.