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Jennie-O Luau Turkey Tacos


Servings: (4 complete lean and green) 2 taco servings

For Filling:
1 1/4 pounds Jennie-O extra lean ground turkey (1 package)
1/2 cup finely diced red bell pepper
2 tablespoons chopped garlic
1 1/2 tablespoons chopped ginger
1 teaspoon red chili flakes (optional)
1/3 cup rice wine vinegar
1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
1/4 cup fat-free low sodium chicken broth
1/4 cup finely chopped green onion
1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro

For Taco Cups:
8 butter lettuce cups and/or 1 large radicchio – 8 whole large leaves reserved for cups
2 cups finely cut spinach for “nest” in cups

In a large nonstick sauté pan, cook JENNIE-O® Extra Lean Ground Turkey over medium high heat for about 3 minutes. (It will still be somewhat pink.) Add bell pepper, garlic, ginger (and chili flakes, if using), and cook for about 30 seconds, or until you can smell the garlic and ginger. (Do not brown the garlic or the dish will taste bitter.) Add vinegar and cook for 2 minutes, or until most of the vinegar has evaporated. Add soy sauce and cook for about 2 minutes until it reduces to about 2 tablespoons liquid in pan. Add broth and cook for 2 minutes or until liquid reduces to about less than a 1/4 cup. Check to make sure the turkey is cooked to well-done (165 degrees F on a meat thermometer). Remove from heat. Stir in green onions and cilantro. Cover to keep warm. There will be 3 cups of the mixture. Place two radicchio/lettuce cups on each plate and fill each half full with spinach and then top with 1/3 cup of the turkey mixture. Serve hot.

Pineapple Salsa

Pineapple Salsa – Yield Approx 2 cups
Eight 1/4 cup servings

2 cups pineapple in 1/2 inch dice
12 cherry tomatoes, quartered
1/4 cup finely diced Maui or sweet onion
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
2 tablespoons of minced fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons minced fresh mint
salt and pepper if desired

Gently toss to combine all ingredients.

Nutrition Analysis for 1 Luau Turkey Taco (in Lettuce Cup)
Calories 112
Calories from Fat 10
Total Fat 1 gram
Sat Fat 0 grams
Trans Fat 0
Cholesterol 40 mg
Sodium 560
Total Carbohydrate 7
Fiber 2
Sugar 5
Protein 17

Nutrition for One 1/4 cup serving Pineapple Salsa
Cals 30
Fat 0
Sat Fat 0
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 0
Carb 7 g
Sugars 5 g
Protein 1 g

Taken from biggestloser.com

Taco Bake

Taco Bake – Serves 4
1/4 cup reduced fat cream cheese
1/2 cup egg beaters
2 Tbsp fat free milk or unsweetened almond milk
1/2 tsp taco seasoning
4 oz low fat mexican cheese blend, shredded

20 oz lean ground turkey
or beef
2 tsp taco seasoning
1/2 cup tomato puree – or chop tomatoes then puree to equal 1 cup
4 oz can diced green chiles
2 oz mexican cheese blend, shredded
8 cups shredded lettuce

For the crust, beat the cream cheese and egg beaters until smooth. Add the milk and seasonings. Spray with Pam a 9″x13″ baking dish; sprinkle the shredded cheese over the bottom of the pan. Pour the egg mixture as evenly over the cheese as possible. Bake at 375 deg F for 25 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before adding the toppings.

For the topping, brown the ground meat and drain any fat. Stir in the seasoning, tomato puree and chiles. Spread over the crust. Top with cheese. Reduce oven to 350 deg F and bake for another 20 minutes or until hot and bubbly.
Let cool for 5 minutes and then sprinkle the lettuce over the top and serve. The picture shows cilantro but no lettuce.


This is a lean and green Medifast recipe, which is compliant with the Take Shape For Life program.

Asian Lettuce Wraps


This recipe make 2 Lean & Green servings


14oz ground turkey or 10oz lean ground beef (2 leans)

2 cups shredded cabbage (4 greens)

1 Tbsp low sodium soy sauce (3 condiments)

1 Tbsp fresh grated ginger

1 tsp fresh minced garlic

sprinkle of crushed red pepper (optional)

Romaine or butter lettuce leaves


Cook meat and add cabbage after the meat is no longer pink. Add the soy sauce, ginger and garlic over the meat and cabbage and continue to cook on high until the cabbage starts to wilt. Sprinkle on the crushed red pepper. Serve in the lettuce leaves (lettuce wraps)

My Big {Skinny} Greek Turkey Burger

My Big {Skinny} Greek Turkey Burger

Slightly adapted from the Novice Chef Blog


7 oz raw, ground turkey, 85%-94% lean (should yield 3.75 oz cooked serving (3/4 Lean)

1 oz reduced fat feta cheese (1/4 Lean)

1/2 tsp oregano (1 condiment)

1/4 tsp garlic powder (1 condiment)

1/4 tsp salt (1 condiment)

1/4 cup red pepper, chopped (1/2 green)

1/4 cup Baby spinach leaves, chopped (1/4 green)


Place turkey, feta, red pepper, spinach and seasonings into a mixing bowl. Mix until just combined.

Form patties and cook however you like to cook burgers. Grill (indoor or out), cook in hot skillet, or broil under broiler. Cook for 3-4 minutes per side or until an internal thermometer has reached 165 degrees.

Servings: 1 Lean, 3/4 of 1 Green and 3 Condiments.  Add 2 ¼ more greens