Texas Turkey Chili


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Serves 6-8 Cook Time 1 hour

Ingredients:
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 1/4 C yellow onion, chopped
1 Tbsp garlic minced
1 1/4 C green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 small sweet banana pepper, chopped
1 lb lean white meat ground turkey
1/4 lb Italian style turkey sausage
1 Tbsp chili powder
1/2 tsp cumin
dash cardamon
dash coriander
1 bay leaf
1 (12oz) can low-sodium diced tomatoes
kosher salt, pepper and hot sauce to taste

Directions:

  1. Heat oil in a large skillet until fragrant. Add onions, garlic, bell and banana peppers and saute, stirring occasionally, until tender (about 3 min.)
  2. Add turkey and cook until no longer pink. Use a wooden spoon to break meat into “crumbles”.
  3. Turn heat down to a low simmer and add the rest of the ingredients, mix to incorporate flavors.
  4. Simmer on low for 1 hour. This is also excellent in a crock pot.

Recommended for patients on the Modified Profast (Fast and Flexible) Program,  Nutriplus (Balance Your Pyramid) Program or Maintenance Program.

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Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes


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Use fresh cauliflower instead of frozen. Frozen cauliflower contains too much water and will effect the texture of your mashed “potatoes”.

Serves 4  Cook Time 50 minutes

Ingredients:
1 large cauliflower head, chopped
2 cloves garlic, mashed and roughly chopped
3 Cups low sodium vegetable broth ( chicken broth works too)
to taste black pepper
1/3 Cup grated parmesan cheese (optional)

Directions:

  1. In a large stock pot, boil cauliflower and garlic in broth for 40 minutes (or until fork tender. Drain remaining broth after removing from stove.
  2. Place cauliflower in an electric mixer and blend until completely mashed. Add the pepper Top with parmesan cheese.

Makes 4 Cups: Per Cup 50 Calories, 6g Carbs, 3g Protein, .5g Fat, 4g Fiber

Recommended for patients on the Modified Profast (Fast and Flexible) Program,  Nutriplus (Balance Your Pyramid) Program or Maintenance Program.

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Roasted Brussel Sprouts


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Brussel sprouts get a bad rap for a good reason. Most of us remember bitter, soggy, mushy, pale “bounce-able” balls rolling around our plates. Well, not this time. This recipe for brussel sprouts is sure to redeem their reputation wit ha sweet savory balance that features a Maple Flavored Pancake Syrup (made by Walden Farms) that has zero calories, sugar and fat. Too good to be true?

Serves 4-6 Cook Time 20-25 minutes

Ingredients:
2 tsp olive oil
1 lb fresh brussel sprouts, cut in half through the stem (do not use frozen)
2 shallots peeled and cut into half moons
2 tbsp + 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
2 tbsp Walden Farms Maple Flavored pancake Syrup
1 tsp fresh thyme
1 tbsp Smart Balance butter substitute
Pinch cayenne pepper
Salt & Pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Heat oil in a non-stick skillet over medium heat until the oil is shiny. Carefully place the sprouts, cut side down, and cook until brown (5-7 min) stirring occasionally.
  2. Stir in the shallots, 2 tbsp vinegar, syrup, thyme, salt, pepper and cayenne. The cayenne does not add any heat in this dish. It helps the brussel sprout bring out its own flavor.
  3. Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover, and cook until the sprouts are bright green and just tender, (6-8 min).
  4. Uncover, increase the heat to medium-high and cook until the liquid has evaporated (3-5 min)As soon as the liquid has evaporated, remove from the heat, stir in the remaining tsp of vinegar and butter substitute and serve.

Recommended for patients on the Modified Profast (Fast and Flexible) Program,  Nutriplus (Balance Your Pyramid) Program or Maintenance Program.

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