Easy Healthy Ground Turkey Chili

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Easy Healthy Ground Turkey Chili

With the cooler weather, wouldn’t you like to warm up with a bowl of steaming, ground turkey chili? Our ground turkey chili recipe is so easy to make that you can feed your whole family without the hassle of complicated cooking. Eat it as is or serve over rice or pasta.

Easy recipe: Serves 4
 12 oz ground turkey
 1 can kidney beans, drained
 1 onion, diced
 2 jalapenos, core and seed removed, diced (or can be replaced with 1/2 tbsp chili powder)
 1 1/2 cups of grape tomatoes (or replaced with stewed tomatoes from can)
 1 tsp red chili flakes (optional)
 1 bell pepper, core and seed removed, diced (any color)
 2 tbsp cilantro, roughly chopped (half for cooking and half for topping)
 1 cup fat free chicken broth 
 1/3 cup of fat free feta cheese for topping (or replace with you favorite cheese)
 Salt to taste
 Olive or coconut oil spray

Cooking instructions
 Spray cooking oil in a sauce pan and set to medium-high heat. Add onion, bell pepper and jalapeno and cooking until tender
 Add turkey, kidney bean, tomatoes, red chili flakes, 1/2 amount of cilantro and chicken broth. Bring mixture to boil and then reduce heat to simmer for 25 minutes covered
 Add salt to taste when you know that the turkey is already cooked. Add black pepper if desired
Once the simmering is done, scoop chili into a bowl and top with feta cheese and cilantro. 

Enjoy your Fablicious healthy ground turkey chili!

Teriyaki Turkey Meatball

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Teriyaki Turkey Meatball

Who doesn’t love meatballs! They’re so easy to make and can be enjoy as a snack or meal. This dish goes well with rice, salad, pasta or by itself. You can have fun adding your favorite ingredients too. Here is an easy recipe of teriyaki turkey meatball

Easy recipe: Serves 6
 1 lb lean ground turkey
 6 oz white button mushrooms, diced
 2 egg whites, whisk
 8 stalks of green onion, chopped or cut
 1/2 onion, diced
 3 tbsp teriyaki sauce
 1 tsp sesame oil (optional)
 1 tsp minced garlic (or garlic powder)
 Salt to taste
 1 cucumber, sliced

Cooking instructions
 Preheat oven to 375°F
 Mix the all the above ingredients (turkey, mushrooms, egg whites, green onion, onion, teriyaki sauce, sesame oil, garlic and salt) except cucumber in a bowl 
 Scoop a small mixture onto your palm and roll into a ball
 Place all meatballs onto a cooking sheet and bake them for 20 minutes (or until meatballs are cooked)
 Remove and let cool for 5 minutes. Serve each meatball with a slice of cucumber and secure with toothpick if needed
If you prefer your meatball a little more moist, heat 1/4 cup of teriyaki sauce and pour over meatballs before serving

Calories: about 145 per serving

Enjoy!

Jalapeño Ground Turkey Stuffed Peppers

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Jalapeno Ground Turkey Stuffed Peppers

I’m always striving to create simple recipes like this jalapeño, ground turkey and onion stuffed in bell peppers. They are easy to cook and utilizing less ingredients. If you are like me, I prefer to spend more time enjoying my meals with friends and family than in the kitchen. Hopefully, you already have most of the ingredients at home.
 
Easy recipe: Serves 2
 2 large bell peppers (green or red), cut half length wise, core and seeds removed
 8 oz ground turkey
 1 to 2 jalapeño, core and seeds removed, diced (optional)
 1 onion, sliced or diced
 1/2 envelope of taco seasoning 

 1 tsp garlic powder
 1/3 cup mozzarella cheese
 6 tbsp salsa (optional)
 Olive or coconut oil spray
 
Cooking directions
 Preheat oven to 375°F

 Place bell peppers on a baking tray and spray oil on both sides of peppers. Place baking tray in heated oven with peppers inside face down and bake for 15 minutes
 Mix together ground turkey, jalapeño, onion, garlic and taco seasoning in a bowl
 Remove bell peppers from oven. Scoop mixture onto the cavity of bell peppers
 Bake stuffed peppers for another 30 minutes, remove at 20 minutes to add mozzarella cheese on top. Bake for another 10 minutes or until cheese melt
Serve with salsa if desired

Calories: about 329 per serving
Enjoy the spicy, meaty taste of jalapeño ground turkey stuffed peppers!

Jalapeño Ground Turkey Flatbread

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Jalapeño Ground Turkey Flatbread

There are days that I crave for Mexican food but some of it may not be the healthiest. Especially if you are in a Mexican restaurant, calories can quickly add up! Here is a healthier recipe of jalapeño, ground turkey, pico de gallo and cheese with flatbread.
This delicious easy recipe can be made into snack or meal.
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Easy recipe: Serves 2
 4 oz ground turkey
 2 whole grain flatbreads (or your favorite tortilla). Featured here is whole grain middle eastern flatbread from Trader Joe’s
 2 tbsp taco seasoning
 1 jalapeño chili, core and seeds removed, diced
 1/2 onion, diced
 2 to 3 tbsp pico de gallo (or salsa)
 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese (or your favorite cheese)
 Olive or coconut oil spray
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Cooking instructions
 Preheat oven to 375°F
 Spray cooking oil in a cooking pan over medium-high heat. Add onion and jalapeno. Stir fry for about 2 minutes
 Add ground turkey and taco mix to the mixture and stir fry till ground turkey is cooked
 Scoop mixture in between 2 layers of flatbread. Add pico de gallo and then cheese on top layer of flatbread
 Bake until cheese is melted, about between 10 to 15 minutes
Tip: If you don’t like your cheese melted, you can save a step by heating the flatbread in a microwave for 30 seconds and skip the baking 
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Calories: about 285 per serving
Enjoy! The jalapeño, ground turkey with pico de gallo and cheese with flatbread is delicious and satisfying.

 

Chicken and Pea Curry

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I enjoy all types of curry ranging from Indian, Thai, Chinese and Japanese. If I have to pick one favorite, it would be the exotic taste of Indian chicken curry. Yum! While at home, I like to make my simple recipe with chicken and pea curry using common ingredients. You can substitute or add in your favorite ingredients, such as seafood, string bean and potatoes for this dish!
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Easy recipe: Serves 4
2 chicken breasts, cubed
 1 cup green pea (frozen or from can)
 1 red bell pepper, core and seed removed, sliced
 1 medium onion, sliced
 3 cloves garlic, crushed and skin removed
 2 1/2 tbsp curry power
 1 cup light coconut milk
 1/2 cup fat free chicken stock
 1 tsp chili power, chili flakes or chili sauce (optional)
 1 lime, zest and then quartered
 2 tbsp cilantro (more if you preferred)
 2 tbsp cornstarch (optional if you prefer curry not thicken)
 Salt and pepper to taste
 Olive or coconut oil spray
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Cooking instructions
 Spray cooking oil into a medium sized cooking pot over medium-high heat. Add onion and stir fry for about 2 minutes
 Add bell pepper, curry power and chili powder to the pot and continue cooking for another minute
 Add chicken to the mixture and stir fry everything together (coating chicken with mixture) for about 2 minutes
 Stir in coconut milk, chicken stock, lime zest, garlic and bring to boil. Lower heat and simmer covered for 45 minutes
 At 30 minutes into simmering, stir in green peas. Add salt and pepper to taste. Mix cornstarch with a little cold water and stir in pot to thicken curry (skip this step if you prefer more soupy than thick curry)
 Remove and top with cilantro. Squeeze lime juice and serve
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Enjoy this delicious chicken pea bell pepper curry with brown rice, whole grain pita bread or naan!

 

Mango Avocado Cucumber

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Mango Avocado Cucumber

You may end up craving this fresh snack, so be prepared for a Mango Avocado Cucumber-Attack! One of my favorite fruits is mango. I love the taste of mix mango and cucumber. Together the combination of mango, avocado, cucumber and cilantro creates different tastes and textures, sweet and soft and crisp and crunchy!

This simple mango avocado cucumber recipe requires no cooking. It’s a winner for me and I hope it is for you too.

Easy recipe: Serves 3
 1 medium avocado, mashed
 1 mango, diced
 1/2 a cucumber, diced (skin removed if you prefer)
 1/2 medium onion, diced (or shallots)
 2 tbsp cilantro, roughly chopped
 1/2 to 1 tsp chili flakes (skip this if you prefer non spicy)
 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
 1 tbsp of lime juice
 2 limes, cut into 4 wedges each (optional)
 3 pieces whole grain flatbread, about 6” diameter, cut into 4 pieces each (Trader Joe’s offers 100% whole wheat middle eastern flatbread)
 Salt and to taste (optional)

Preparation instructions
Mix mango, cucumber, cilantro, chili flakes and lime juice in a bowl.
Add salt to taste.
 Spread each cut flatbread with avocado and top with mixture.
Squeeze with a wedge of lime and enjoy!

Calories: about 305 per serving

Pineapple Asparagus Chicken Fried Rice

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Pineapple Asparagus Chicken Fried Rice

Stir things up a bit and say Aloha to this delicious recipe. Pineapple and Asparagus pair up for a healthy Hawaiian holiday from traditional fried rice.Easy recipe: Serves 4
 1 cup uncooked brown rice, cook according to package directions
 1/2 onion, diced
 1 chicken breast, cooked and diced (can cook in boiling water, for 15 minutes)
 3/4 cup pineapple, diced
 3/4 cup asparagus, cut to bite size
 1 egg, whisked (or replaced with 2 egg whites)
 2 tbsp soy sauce
 1 tsp sesame oil
 1 tsp garlic powder
 Olive or coconut oil spray
 Salt to taste

Cooking directions
Spray cooking oil in a cooking pan over medium-high heat. Add onion and stir fry for about 1 minute
 Add bell peppers and cook for 1 minute
 Add asparagus and cook until it starts to get tender (between 3 to 5 minutes depending on the size of asparagus)
 Stir in pineapple, chicken and egg and stir fry until egg is almost cooked
 Add rice, soy sauce, sesame oil and garlic power (and salt if needed) to mixture and cook until egg is cooked and rice is hot
 Remove and enjoy!

Serve as a main course or as a side to your FAB Hawaiian feast!
Calories: about 300 per serving

 

Chicken Tomato Salad Mix Snack

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Chicken Tomato Salad Mix Snack

Want a light yet filling afternoon snack? Chicken Tomato Salad Mix Snack can be eaten as a meal too!

Easy recipe: Serves 4
 1 cooked chicken breast, diced (I usually make my batch of cooked chicken topped with rosemary and lemon slices, seal in a parchment pouch and baked at 400 degrees for 1/2 an hr)
 16 grape tomatoes, diced (or regular size tomatoes, diced)
 1/2 onion, diced
 1 tbsp cilantro, roughly chopped
 1 6-oz Yoplait light plain yogurt (or vanilla flavor)
 1 to 2 limes, squeezed (can be replaced with lemon juice if preferred)
 6 cocktail or persian cucumbers, halves lengthwise (or regular size cucumber, sliced)
 Salt to taste
Optional: Add 1 mango, diced if you prefer your salad mix to be sweeter

Preparation directions
 Mix all top 6 ingredients in a bowl. Add salt to taste if desired
Serve with cucumbers

Calories: about 138 per serving
Enjoy!

Green Eggs and Bam!

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Green Eggs and Bam!

Even if you know about the famous breakfast fortified with 8 essential vitamins, you’re going to love this version! This easy recipe is packed with powerful nutrients that are proven natural mood boosters, like spinach, which has folic acid, antioxidants and magnesium. This ingredient alone combats anxiety and irritability and is linked to an overall good mood! Make this low calorie dish your most important meal anytime of the day and enjoy the FAB flavor of green eggs and BAM!

Easy Recipe: Serves 2
 1 egg (or substitute with 2 egg whites)
 2 egg whites
 2 cups organic spinach
 1 small tomato, diced
 6 white mushrooms, sliced
 1/2 Italian squash, grated (or zucchini if you prefer)
 2 tbsp fat free crumbled feta cheese, optional (or your favorite cheese)
 2 tbsp salsa, optional (or pico de gallo)
 1 tsp garlic, minced
 1 tbsp onion, diced
 Salt to taste
 Olive or Coconut oil spray

Cooking directions
 Spray cooking oil in a cooking pan over medium-high and add garlic. Cook garlic stirring for about 1 minute or until garlic turns light brown, be careful not to burn or scorch the garlic
 Add mushrooms and stir fry for about 3 minutes. Add tomato to mushrooms and stir fry for 2 minutes. Then add spinach, squash and salt to the mixture and stir fry until spinach begin to wilt. Remove from heat and set aside
 Spray cooking oil in a small skillet (about 6 inches diameter base) over medium-high heat. Add onion and stir fry for about two minutes
 Turn heat to low and spread the onion across the skillet. Whisk eggs and egg whites together in a bowl and then pour into the skillet
 When eggs are half way set, add in the vegetable mixtures. Let the eggs fully set. Remove from heat and top with feta cheese
Top with salsa if desired and serve

Calories: about 120 per serving
Enjoy the FABlicious goodness!