Turkey Stuffed Zucchini, Yellow Squash and Red Peppers
Sep25

Turkey Stuffed Zucchini, Yellow Squash and Red Peppers

This is one of my favorite ways to make ground turkey, and to use up gorgeous yellow squash from the Farmer’s Market—and it’s easy, healthy and kid friendly. Use this recipe as a starting point, and make it your own! My husband jokingly (kind of) asked me why I would take the time to make this when there are so many good stuffed peppers on the market. (I obviously hadn’t left enough of a break between my favorite TJ’s and Costco stuffed peppers… and now this homemade version!) However, after asking for seconds, Mr. Picky proclaimed this to be one of his favorite things that I make. Hmm. I use brown rice as a binder (instead of panko) for extra whole-grain goodness, and sauté the squash middles with onions and garlic to add texture and sneak even more veggies into the dish. Minsley cooked brown rice from Costco makes it a snap! If you don’t like bell peppers, just use yellow squash and/or zucchini—it’s your house, so you can use whatever you like! You can even substitute ground chicken to change it up. Extra-lean ground turkey breast would lower the fat and calories, but it wouldn’t be as tasty or moist (or satisfying!), so I recommend using 93% lean.  I’ve used Giada’s Tomato Basil Pasta Sauce (Target) and Trader Joe’s Low Fat Tomato Basil Marinara, and they both work great. Your  favorite marinara sauce would be perfect! Scoop out the flesh with a melon baller Stuff veggies with turkey mixture Cover with marinara and parmesan The most accurate way to tell if poultry is cooked through is with an instant read thermometer. (165 degrees) Click here for Orna’s Trader Joe’s Shopping List >> Click here for Orna’s Costco Shopping List >> Cool Tools Instant read thermometer Turkey Stuffed Zucchini, Yellow Squash and Red Peppers 2013-09-25 00:44:24 Serves 6 10 WW PP per serving Write a review Save Recipe Print 384 calories 15 g 140 g 22 g 32 g 6 g 306 g 454 g 4 g 0 g 13 g Nutrition Facts Serving Size 306g Servings 6 Amount Per Serving Calories 384 Calories from Fat 200 % Daily Value * Total Fat 22g 34% Saturated Fat 6g 32% Trans Fat 0g Polyunsaturated Fat 5g Monounsaturated Fat 8g Cholesterol 140mg 47% Sodium 454mg 19% Total Carbohydrates 15g 5% Dietary Fiber 3g 10% Sugars 4g Protein 32g Vitamin A15%Vitamin C210% Calcium19%Iron18% * 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 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 1/4 pounds 93% lean ground turkey 2 red...

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Gnudi: Spinach and Ricotta Dumplings
Mar13

Gnudi: Spinach and Ricotta Dumplings

If you’re looking for a pasta fix without all the carbs, this is your dish! When I first saw Giada de Laurentiis make these Italian pillows of ravioli, without the pasta—known as Gnudi, or Gnocchi—I couldn’t wait to try them. Seeing them in Food Network Magazine a while later was the push I needed. I usually make them with whole-milk ricotta, but today I used the low fat version and I didn’t miss a thing, so I’m going with this light version! It’s a delicious, simple, relatively low-fat recipe. Pairs well with a salad and some crusty, warm bread. Or with Trader Joe’s Breaded Chicken Tenderloin Breasts for extra protein. Click here for Orna’s Trader Joe’s Shopping List with Weight Watchers Power Foods and PointsPlus values >> To Squeeze the Spinach I use the Trader Joe’s Chopped Spinach which comes in a 16-oz bag; leave it in the refrigerator overnight to thaw, and then it might still need some more time on the counter. Sauté the leftovers in olive oil spray to fill you up! Set it in a colander over the bowl you’re going to use (set them both on your scale and pour in 10 ounces. Then squeeze it in your hands over the colander. When you think you’ve squeezed it enough, squeeze it some more! Then wrap it in a double layer of paper towels and give one more squeeze till totally dry. Discard the water and wipe the bowl dry before placing the spinach in it. Separate into small pieces with your fingers. Sam’s favorite store-bought sauce is  Buitoni Marinara Sauce. If you prefer a lighter, lower fat sauce try Trader Giotto’s Organic Tomato Basil Marinara.     Next up I’ll be trying Scott Conant’s Spinach and Ricotta Gnudi, with a Porcini Puree. I’ve been salivating over them ever since I saw him make them on The Best Thing I Ever Made. Love that show! Did anyone see that episode? Have you tried making them? Cool Tools Medium Cookie Scoop Spider or Slotted Spoon for removing the Gnudi Microplane Grater, for grating the nutmeg Silicone Spatula, for mixing the Gnudi Gnudi: Spinach and Ricotta Dumplings 2013-08-06 15:33:24 Serves 6 9 Weight Watchers PointsPlus for four balls with sauce Write a review Save Recipe Print Prep Time 20 min Cook Time 10 min Total Time 30 min Prep Time 20 min Cook Time 10 min Total Time 30 min 323 calories 18 g 120 g 20 g 19 g 11 g 243 g 760 g 6 g 0 g 7 g Nutrition Facts Serving Size 243g Servings 6 Amount Per Serving Calories 323 Calories from Fat...

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