Turkey, Pickle ‘n’ Pepper Rollups
Oct04

Turkey, Pickle ‘n’ Pepper Rollups

The ultimate low carb, high protein snack! Great for kids’ lunch boxes, or any time hunger strikes. Your carb-counting, celery-munchin’ girlfriends will be sooo happy if you serve these at your next gathering! I personally consider these to be Weight Watchers Power Foods, so I wouldn’t declare any points when doing Simply Filling Technique. ( A tiny bit of barbecue sauce or hummus won’t kill you—just don’t down it by the spoonful!) Trader Joe’s Smoked Turkey Breast is only 50 calories for four, fat free slices, and they’re the perfect size and thickness to hold up to your sauce of choice. But any cold cut will do the job! I LOVE TJ’s new Carolina Gold Barbecue Sauce, with a slightly sweet and spicy, mustardy tang! A little goes a long way. Spread it on your turkey and roll around a slice of pickle and roasted red pepper for a beautiful, healthy appetizer/snack/lunch… the possibilities are endless! For something a little heartier, use your favorite hummus. I’m partial to Trader Joe’s Eggplant Hummus, because it’s lower in fat and calories than regular hummus, without losing flavor or texture. Try a slice of avocado and Persian cucumber, with Trader Joe’s Cilantro Salad Dressing to change things up a little!   Click here for my Trader Joe’s Shopping List   Hummus Rollups 2013-10-04 09:07:27 Yields 4 3 WW PP for 4 rollups Write a review Save Recipe Print 29 calories 2 g 7 g 1 g 4 g 0 g 42 g 396 g 0 g 0 g 0 g Nutrition Facts Serving Size 42g Yields 4 Amount Per Serving Calories 29 Calories from Fat 7 % Daily Value * Total Fat 1g 1% Saturated Fat 0g 1% Trans Fat 0g Polyunsaturated Fat 0g Monounsaturated Fat 0g Cholesterol 7mg 2% Sodium 396mg 16% Total Carbohydrates 2g 1% Dietary Fiber 1g 3% Sugars 0g Protein 4g Vitamin A1%Vitamin C4% Calcium1%Iron2% * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. Does this look wrong? Ingredients 4 slices (56 g) Trader Joe's Fat Free Smoked Turkey Breast 2 tablespoons Trader Joe's Eggplant Hummus 1 oz Trader Joe's Fire Roasted Red Peppers, cut into 1/2 inch slices 1 Trader Joe's Kosher Dill Pickle (1 oz), cut lengthwise into quarters Instructions Spread each turkey slice with 1/4 tablespoon hummus. Place a pickle and red pepper slice near the edge; roll up and enjoy! beta calories 29 fat 1g protein 4g carbs 2g more OrnaBakes http://www.ornabakes.com/ Saucy Rollups 2013-10-04 09:04:59 Yields 4 2 WW PP for 4 rollups Write a review Save Recipe Print...

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Pan-Seared Turkey Cutlets with Pearl Couscous and Black-Eyed Peas
Jun05

Pan-Seared Turkey Cutlets with Pearl Couscous and Black-Eyed Peas

This recipe in the June issue of Food Network Magazine caught my eye; fresh, healthy, easy and yummy—and you can find almost all the ingredients at Trader Joe’s. I much prefer Israeli couscous (a/k/a pearl couscous, or maftoul) to smaller, traditional couscous. Made from “pasta pearls,” it has the same texture and satisfying toothsome bite as pasta. (Try Near East Basil & Herb Pearled Couscous for a quick and easy side dish.) I forgot to pick up a lime at Trader Joe’s (why do I ALWAYS forget a key ingredient?!), and anyway, I thought the lime and chili rub might be a) a bit plain, and b) a bit spicy for hubby And so the tweaking began… – lemon for lime – a bit of Cumin, and TJ’s lovely South African Smoke Seasoning Blend, and you have a mediterranean dish with a South African twist!                   I’d never heard of black-eyed peas until I started making my Cowboy Caviar—now my favorite and most popular savory recipe. THE BEST Cowboy Caviar—healthy dip/salad/snack >> If you haven’t tried it yet, take the leftover black-eyed peas and make a batch! (I also love the cumin in this recipe.) I used Allens canned black-eyed peas in both recipes, but you can use frozen too. You can find them at Gelsons Market If you can’t find them, substitute with black beans or even edemame! Gourmet Blends slightly sweet White Balsamic Vinegar and fruity Meyer Lemon Olive Oil add the perfect finishing touches. If you don’t have them, a splash of lemon and a pinch of sugar will do. You can purchase Leonardo e Roberto’s Gourmet Blends Balsamics and Olive Oils at GourmetBlends.us >> Serve with Trader Joe’s Eggplant Hummus—sprinkled with a little Paprika to make it look pretty. Only 1 Weight Watchers PointsPlus value for 2 tablespoons I wasn’t sure if picky hubby or picky toddler would go for the couscous-with-veggies-side (they didn’t), so I made the pan-roasted potatoes for backup. Orna’s super-easy Pan-Roasted Potatoes See Trader Joe’s Shopping List for how to make them >> Wrap the leftovers (sans potatoes) in a Whole Wheat Middle Eastern Flatbread for a tasty lunch!   Orna’s Notes Trader Joe’s cutlets can be a little tough. Next time I’ll try some from Whole Foods and see how they turn out. I’ll also add a couple of diced Persian Cucumbers at the end, to up the veggies and give a bit of a crunch. Cool Tools Masterclad  Pro Series Non-stick 12-inch sauté pan >> Pan-Seared Turkey Cutlets with Pearl Couscous and Black-Eyed Peas 2013-08-06 18:17:55 Serves 4 12 Weight Watchers PointsPlus Values per...

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