Low Fat Turkey Recipes
Low Fat Turkey Recipes questions and answers
Q: any good low fat recipes with ground turkey?
A: I use ground turkey absolutely anywhere I would use ground beef. My family actually prefers it. It seems to be less dry than ground beef but in many dishes no one would be able to tell the difference. If you have a good Sloppy Joe recipe substitute turkey-its my husbands favorite.
Q: What's the best recipe for a low-fat turkey meatloaf?
A: My low Carb recipe Italian Turkey Loaf 1 Medium spaghetti squash 1 lb of ground turkey 1 egg (or 2 egg whites) 1 14.5 can of diced tomatoes 1 small onion chopped (divided) 1 med. cloves of garlic minced (divided) 2 tbsp oregano (divided) 2 tbsp basil (divided) 2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese (divided) no-stick spray olive oil Preheat oven 350 degrees. Slice squash lengthwise remove seeds. Spray inside w/ no stick olive oil spray (salt if desired). Set aside cavity side up. Mix together ground turkey, half of minced garlic, half of chopped onion, 1 tbsp Parmesan, 1 egg (or 2 egg whites), 1 tbsp oregano, and 1 tbsp basil. Divide meat loaf mix & fill each cavity packed firmly. Place in 9 x 13 cake pan cover w/ foil. Bake 45 minutes, remove foil, sprinkle w/ 1 tbsp Parmesan bake uncovered 15 minutes. While main dish is baking sauté remaining onion & garlic in small no-stick sauce pan (use minimum no-stick spray) until soft & transparent, add can of diced tomatoes, remaining basil & oregano bring to boil then reduce heat to simmer, stirring occasionally as it thickens. Makes 4 servings, 8 carbs per serving. Approximate 240 calories per serving. Rounds out nicely w/ a side salad:) *My 19 year old son loves this recipe, saying that he likes it better than regular spaghetti! :)
Q: anyone got a low fat chicken/turkey fahita recipe?
i am wanting to cook chicken or turkey fahita (think thats what they are called with the tortilla wraps) But the ones in the pack are full of fat, so has anyone got a recipe for the spicy mix although i dont want it too spicy. Also does anyone know if they sell wholemeal tortilla wraps ooopps i have spelt it wrong its Fajitas lol
A: low fat chicken fajitas Ingredients 2 pounds chicken breast, fat trimmed and cut into thin strips 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil 3 fresh limes, juiced 3-5 tablespoons fajita seasoning 2 medium onions, diced or sliced to your preference 2 bell peppers, cut into thin strips 3-4 yellow zucchini, sliced into 1/4 inch pieces and then quartered 6 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 pound cherry tomatoes, halved 1 can fat-free refried beans for garnish, chipotle based salsa for garnish, hickory smoked sharp cheddar cheese, grated for garnish, low-fat sour cream for garnish, fresh cilantro, finely chopped 1 package flour tortillas (no-fat varieties available) Serves / Yields 6 Preparation Instructions Mix the oil, juice from the limes, and fajita seasoning in a sealable container. I tend to use a large Ziplock plastic bag for this purpose. Add the chicken, coat thoroughly and marinate overnight in the refrigerator. Once ready to begin cooking, spray the inside of a large frying pan with PAM or Weight Watchers spray. Quickly begin to brown the garlic, stirring rapidly. Then add the chopped onions and combine with the garlic. Stirring often, cook until the mixture begins to soften and brown. After cooking the onions, set them aside. Use the same large frying pan to cook the chicken and marinade combination, again on high heat. Lowering heat, cook until mixture is essentially dry and set aside, keeping the chicken warm. Using either gas or charcoal, spray the grill rack with PAM or weight watchers spray. Using medium to high heat, grill the bell peppers and yellow zucchini until they take on grilling marks. In a cast iron skillet placed inside the grill, cook the tomato halves. Simmer uncovered until they become slightly dry. Stir occasionally so they don’t burn. Heat the refried beans in an appropriate container and set aside, keeping them warm until ready to serve. Wrap medium or large tortillas inside a thin cotton towel. Place inside a microwave oven and heat just until well warmed so as not to cause them to become dry. Perhaps using a buffet approach to serving, each person can fill a warmed tortilla with whatever ingredients suit any person’s particular tastes. Helpful Hints There are many options, variations and alternatives, more than I can really begin to address. The variation that most immediately comes to mind is forgoing the tortilla and simply creating a mound of whichever ingredients seem most desirable at the time.
Q: Does anyone know how to make a low fat, healthy turkey chili?
I don't eat beef and I LOVE chili so does anyone know a turkey chili recipe?? ok first person, what the hell is wrong with you? I'm not trying to lose weight, I just happen to eat healthy. Please do the world a favor and go crawl under a rock forever.
A: 1 lb ground turkey 1 onion Garlic to taste (I use several cloves) 1 can tomato paste (small 8 oz. can) 1 can tomato sauce 1 can pinto beans (you can add another if you like beans) chili powder to taste (I use about 2 Tbs.) cumin (1-2 Tbs.) cayenne pepper (for extra heat) (be careful with this because you can add too much really easily-- I usually add just one or two pinches) Cook the ground turkey and onion until browned. Add the garlic and spices, stir to combine. Add the tomatoes (both types) and the beans. Let it simmer on med-low for about 10-15 minutes. Enjoy! You can also add bell peppers, fresh tomatoes, hot peppers, or anything else you like.
Q: do you have any easy low fat recipes....for example here a couple....?
I have been on a diet and lost 35lbs so far, I am SO TIRED of eating the same ole thing.. I want some new and EASY recipes that are low fat and low sugar would be nice (if not thats ok, I will use splenda). Like these I can share with you...Cake: one cake mix (use dry powder only) mix in a can of diet soda, bake and eat!!! its that easy (dark soda for dark cake, clear soda for white cake) or use ground turkey instead of hamburger in tacos with fat free sour cream and wheat shells. Or chicken breast and veggies(fresh or frozen) in a baking foil bag, bake, open bag, eat *be sure to add a pototo cut in half, then you can use fat free squirt butter and sour cream for a great baked pototo. You get the point.... enjoy these and send me some new ones PLEASE!!!!!
A: i know a great bannana recipe my mom loves it's called frozen bannana yogurt. first you get a plate any kind i use paper plates then get a little bowl pour some yogurt in the bowl and you can stir it if you want. then get a bannana and cut it into slices on the plate and take a spoon, toothpick, ect. i use a toothpick and drop a bannana slice in the bowl and stir it around for about 10 sec. and then pick it up and put it on the plate do this with all the slices put it in the freezer for 24 hours or what ever time you make it just let it sit over night then in the morning at what ever time you want take them out and eat them. also if you have left over yogurt in the bowl what i do is i drizzel it over the bannana slices so it's easier to clean then in the morning the yogurt frezzes toughter so i break it off and thats it it's so easy i can do it and i'm a little kid only 10
Q: Any good Whole Wheat low fat low calorie and low sugar recipes?
This may be a tough one, because I'm somewhat of a picky eater . But I am on a diet where I am not eating any red meat, no white flour, and lower amounts of sugar. I'm looking for some tasty recipes involving, turkey, chicken, veggies, even some cheese. We love vinegar garlic..etc.
A: WHOLE WHEAT LOW FAT MUFFINS 2 c. whole wheat flour 1/3 c. firmly packed light brown sugar 2 tbsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. salt 4 c. Peach OR Raspberry Muselix cereal 2 c. nonfat milk 2 egg whites 2/3 c. applesauce, unsweetened Combine cereal and milk in bowl and let stand about 3 minutes; stir well. Add egg whites and applesauce; blend well. Add flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Mix well enough to moisten flour. Spray muffin pans with nonstick cooking spray. Fill muffin pans 3/4 full. Bake at 375 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Makes 2 dozen muffins SALAD ON THE WILD SIDE 1 c. wild rice 1/2 c. natural long grain rice 3 tbsp. instant chicken bouillon granules 8 oz. fat free turkey ham, cut in julienne strips 1 1/2 c. hot pepper cheese, cut in julienne strips 1 1/2 c. broccoli flowerets, broken small 2 carrots, peeled, cut into thin rounds 1 1/2 c. walnut halves 1 1/2 c. red pepper strips 1/4 c. red onion, sliced thin, cut in 1/2 inch lengths DRESSING: 1 c. Puritan oil 4 tbsp. lemon juice 4 tbsp. cider vinegar 1 tsp. dry mustard 1 tsp. curry powder Rinse wild rice in hot water, drain. In saucepan, combine wild rice with 4 1/3 cups water and chicken bouillon. Simmer, covered for 30 minute. Add long grain rice, simmer 20 additional minutes until water absorbed and rice is tender. Allow rice to cool. In large bowl, toss rice with ham, pepper cheese, broccoli, walnuts, carrots, red pepper and onions. Add a few grinds fresh black pepper. Emulsify oil, vinegar, lemon juice, dry mustard and curry powder in hand held shaker or with wire whisk. When thickened, pour over salad and toss well to mix. Makes 12 medium size servings SAM BURGERS OR KTZITSOT (PATTIES) 2-2 1/2 lb. ground turkey (90% fat free) 4 med. size zucchini 3 med. size carrots 3 cloves garlic 1 lg. onion 3 egg whites 1 egg yolk Diced parsley & dill (2 tbsp. of each) 4-5 pieces of bread Cornmeal Canola or safflower oil Use a grater to shred the zucchini, carrots, onion and garlic. Saute in a hot skillet with approximately 1 tablespoon oil for 5 minutes. Place in bowl; add 3 egg whites, 1 egg yolk and the 2-2 1/2 pounds of turkey. Mix well and combine with 4-5 pieces of soaked bread. When mixture becomes cohesive, put a skillet on a low flame; spoon out a tablespoon of mixture, make into patty and dip it completely into cornmeal, place patties into a skillet to which a small quantity of oil has been added, so that patties won't burn; turn once every 3-4 minutes until well browned. Then remove with spatula and place on paper towel to drain. Approximately 30 patties can be made from this mixture. If made into smaller patties, can be used for hors d'oeuvres. Serve warm. This tasty dish can be frozen.
Q: Looking for low fat healthy recipes including deserts. According to the diet I can only eat the following foo
Chicken cutlets Fish including Salmon Low carb green and white veggies Pork Tenderloin Egg White Omelette Turkey Thin Fat trimmed Steaks
A: Grilled chicken with Mustard is awesome, just grab whatever mustards are in the house, marinade for a 15 min - 8hrs, whatever works in your scheduled and grill on the grill or on the forman. Serve with a salad, brocolli, spinach.... what ever kind of veggies you like. Another favorite of mine is spaghettisquash, its super easy. Cut it length wise, scoop out the seeds and then get a glass pan used for pies or brownies. Fill it with water about an 1/8 of an inch deep and put the cut squash face down. Then stick it in the microwave for 6-8 min on high. Scoop it out with a fork and serve with a little butter. Its great! For dessert, try a crustless pumpkin pie and substitute splends for sugar. Cut up strawberries, black berries or rasberries and serve with a little whipped cream. A 1.6 oz bar of dark chocolate is supposed to have great health benifits and isn't too many calories. My favorite treat is a grande non-fat latte with a half of splenda. You get some dary and it curbs all my sweet cravings.
Q: Can I substitute low fat ground beef for turkey in a slow cooker recipe?
A: Yes, you can I substitute ground beef for turkey sometimes I substitute turkey for ground beef as well.................
Q: Please can you give me low cal/fat recipe idea for the family?
We like all the normal stuff fish turkey chicken veg rice salad fruit etc... we have quite a meditteranian(excuse the spelling) diet, but am looking for something new to try. Do you have any good recipies?
A: 1/2 can (7-1/2 ounces) tomatoes 3/4 cup sliced fresh mushrooms 1/4 cup chopped onion 1/4 cup chopped green pepper 3 tablespoons dry red wine 1 clove garlic, minced 1/2 teaspoon oregano, crushed 1/4 teaspoon salt Dash of pepper 2 medium whole chicken breasts, skinned, boned, split Paprika 2 teaspoons cornstarch 2 tablespoons cold water 4 ounces spaghetti, cooked In a medium skillet, cut up the undrained tomatoes. Add mushrooms, onions, green pepper, wine, garlic, oregano, salt and pepper. Place chicken pieces on the tomato mixture in skillet. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, cover and simmer for 25 minutes. Keep warm. Combine cornstarch and cold water; stir into skillet mixture. Cook and stir until mixture is thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir 2 minutes more. Arrange chicken and spaghetti on platter; spoon sauce over chicken.
Q: Best low calorie/fat reduced casserole recipes?
Any casserole recipes that are lower in fat/calories that you would recommend? I prefer seafood, chicken, or turkey if meat is included. Thanks!
A: you know I've discovered most casseroles arent very low cal and fat reduced. Most of them use a can of "CREAM of" Somethin or the other. My advice any casserole you make use a tomato base.
Q: Any good recipes for trying not to get really fat this time pregnant girl ?
Im trying to stay away from the red meat this time, Ill eat more towards the third trimester, but right now Im trying to stick with a 2300 calrie diet and taking fish oil with my daily shake. Any good recipes with chicken , I dont eat pork so , chicken or turkey please..Any good ones, LOW CAL LOW FAT.
A: Chicken Wraps 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1/2 (16 ounce) package broccoli coleslaw mix 1 cup shredded cabbage 3/4 cup cooked chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces salt and pepper to taste 1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans, undrained 3 tablespoons mayonnaise 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 1 teaspoon ground cumin 4 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper salt and pepper to taste 4 (10 inch) flour tortillas Heat oil in a large heavy skillet over medium high heat. Saute onion and 2 cloves crushed garlic until onions are soft and translucent, about 3 minutes. Stir in the broccoli coleslaw mix, and cook until tender. Add the cabbage and chicken and toss for a minute or two. Remove from heat and season with salt and pepper to taste. In a blender, combine garbanzo beans, mayonnaise, mustard, cumin, garlic, onion powder, lemon pepper, salt and pepper. Blend until smooth and creamy. Heat tortillas for a few seconds in the microwave for easier folding. Spread each tortilla with sauce, then put a large heap of the slaw mixture on top. Wrap like you would a burrito.
Q: I am looking for a recipe high in saturated fat, low in calories, tastes good?
I am looking for a recipe high in saturated fat, low in calories, tastes good to adhere to the diet the doctor gave me. Can anyone offer something. I have a house full of kids that must approve as well. Could be Chicken, Turkey, or Meatless. No Beef or Pork Doctors orders. Ok for those of you who think I am out of my mind. My weight is up but my cholesterol is to low. This is what all the test she has been running turned up and I need a specialized diet.
A: Will never ever happen. Carbs=4 calories per gram. Fats=9 calories per gram. Anything fatty will be through the roof in calories. Sorry. True. ------------- ADDENDUM: Work with the doctor to get the good cholesterol up. Just eating more fat is not the answer, because bad fats and bad cholesterol will come along with the good. Please read the attached links. It appears chicken livers prepared by baking or boiling, would do what you need: increase cholesterol without too many calories. One of these pages I link has high cholesterol foods. Foods high in cholesterol are not necessarily the ones we traditionally think of as fatty. Check them out. Good luck.
Q: Share your best ground turkey recipes?
Please....no meatloaf, burgers, or chili.......I'd prefer soup and casserole recipes that have strong enough flavors that work well with ground turkey. I already have tried replacing ground beef with ground turkey in several favorite recipes, but some come out too bland. Also, I am using ground turkey to promote a leaner, lower fat diet......please do not share recipes that are loaded with high fat ingredients. Thanks! Please, I really want recipes that you have tried/tasted with ground turkey, not suggestions to replace ground beef with turkey in other recipes!
A: I adore this lasagna! It's a little time consuming, but it definitely pays off! Makes a lot, but tastes wonderful reheated also! Lasagna Lite 9 whole wheat lasagna noodles 1/2 cup onions, chopped 3 garlic cloves, minced 1 lb ground turkey 1 cup mushrooms, thinly sliced 1 green pepper, deseeded and diced 1 large tomato, diced 3 cups tomato sauce 2 teaspoons oregano 1 teaspoon basil 1 teaspoon dried parsley 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper 6 cups fresh spinach, chopped 2 cups fat-free ricotta cheese 3 teaspoons dried chives 8 ounces part-skim mozzarella cheese, grated Directions Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a large nonstick frying pan with vegetable cooking spray. Cook onion and garlic for several minutes stirring constantly. Add turkey and cook (crumbling the meat fine) until barely done about 4 minutes. Add the mushrooms and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Add the green pepper, tomato, tomato sauce, oregano, basil, parsley and pepper and simmer 2-3 minutes. Remove frying pan from heat. While the sauce is cooking, cook noodles in a large pot of boiling water that has been sprayed with vegetable cooking spray until al dente. Drain noodles and rinse with cold water and drain. In a bowl, combine ricotta and chives, mix in spinach. Spray a 9x13-inch baking pan with vegetable cooking spray. Arrange 3 lasagna noodles on the bottom of the pan. Spread evenly with one third of the ricotta mixture, then one third of the turkey mixture, and sprinkle with one third of mozzarella. Repeat twice with remaining ingredients. Bake for about 25 minutes or until cheese bubbles. Cool at least 5 minutes before cutting. Enjoy!
Q: I need low fat and healthy Thanksgiving recipes, but I want something that's delicious and down home.?
I don't want something that calls for odd indredients like rhubarb, or zuchinni squash. I'd like something that taste great but just lower fat and calories. If you have time to copy and paste, or type up a few delicious sides for my turkey day dinner I would be the happiest person out there. I keep looking online, but haven't found anything yummy sounding yet. I know there is something out there. Please help. Wow the 1st 3 suggestions are awesome. I love the idea of adding fresh mushrooms to the greenbeans instead of creamed soup for a casserole. Thank you all for your help.....I appreciate it with my "healthy" heart.
A: This is from my Aunt's recipe box last year and although I don't really like Sweet Potatoes, I took a liking to this dish when I tasted it with the Turkey Breast! Peeled and Sliced Sweet Potatoes, Peeled and sliced Tart Apples, sprinkle of dark brown sugar, honey, cinnamon and nutmeg and a drizzle of condensed milk. Put into a glass baking dish, covered with tin foil and baked for about 45 minutes at 350 degrees. Uncover for the last 10 minutes and sprinkle some butter cubes and raisins on top, then continue baking for another 10 minutes and enjoy!!!!!!!! It's not my recipe, but one that I enjoyed immensely! Hope this is what you're looking for today, Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!
Q: turkey casserole?
How do you make a non or low fat turkey casserole? pl do let me know the recipes and thanks for your time.
A: here's a good one that i've tried, it was real good... Wild Rice & Turkey Casserole 1 Tbsp. Mrs. Dash Onion & Herb Seasoning Blend 10.75 Oz. can low-fat cream of celery soup, undiluted 2 1/2 cups water 1 cup uncooked wild rice mixture 1/4 lb cooked skinless turkey breast, shredded vegetable cooking spray Preheat oven to 375 coat a cassserole dish with vegetable cooking spray. Empty soup into casserole Add water slowly into the soup while stirring. Add rice, Mrs. Dash Onion & Herb and turkey, mix well. Bake, uncovered 45 minutes. Remove from the oven and stir again Put back in the oven and bake an additional 15 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.