Turkey Shepherd’s Pie

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Traditional shepherd’s pie is made with mashed potatoes, so we’ve lightened this recipe with the use of cauliflower instead. We also swapped the ground beef for lean ground turkey and made sure to include lot of vegetables. We hope you enjoy this twist on a traditional favorite.

This recipe can be used while on the diabetes or weight loss programs. Make it a complete meal by enjoying with 1 serving of permitted crackers and a large green salad, if desired.

Recipe highlights:

  • Great source of protein
  • Excellent source of vitamins
  • Good source of fiber
  • Good source of Vitamin C and K

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Steak and Lentil Soup

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This soup is full of vegetables and healthy lentils. Although we recommend that red meat be enjoyed sparingly, this recipe is made healthier by using flank steak instead of more traditional cuts of meat that have more fat. This recipe makes many servings so you can enjoy with family, or freeze the leftovers to use another time.

Recipe highlights:

  • Excellent source of protein
  • Full of Iron
  • Full of vitamin B12
  • Antioxidant rich

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Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps

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This meal includes all of the flavor of tacos but with lettuce leaves instead of tortillas. This simple meal includes a variety of healthful benefits like vitamins A,C, and fiber from the lettuce. The pico de gallo salsa aids in body detoxification and strengthening the immune system, and the pinto beans contain fiber, protein, and more vitamins. These are just some of the health benefits for this quick and flavorful mean, enjoy!

This recipe includes our taco seasoning and pico de gallo recipes. We suggest making them ahead of time to cut back on prep time.

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Tex-Mex Chicken Soup

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Nothing tastes better than a bowl of homemade chicken soup and if you haven’t made the attempt yourself, this recipe is definitely the one to try. With the protein you need, the chicken and broth help create a comforting feel and add to the nutritional advantage this recipe contains. As does the included pico de gallo, which is an excellent source of iron and vitamins C and E. All together, this soup produces a powerhouse of health benefits that you just don’t want to miss out on.

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Black Bean Salad with Grilled Cilantro Chicken

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This salad is fresh and citrusy while the chicken is flavorful and savory. This takes a bit of preparation to make sure you give the chicken enough time to marinate, but the results are wonderful. This chicken would also be great over a green salad. Enjoy!

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Greek Chicken Salad

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This salad is made using our Zesty Greek Salad Dressing on the blog as a marinade for the chicken. It’s a great way to use up leftover dressing and helps keep the chicken tender while grilling without using oil. Feel free to be creative with the veggies in the salad. Enjoy!

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