Sunday, July 28, 2013

Scrumptious Sunday

Looking for mostly healthy & yummy recipes!?

Grilled Turkey Mexiburgers

1 lb lean ground turkey
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
1/4 teaspoon onion salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
4 burger buns
2 oz reduced-fat Monterey Jack cheese shredded 1/2 cup
1/4 cup Old El Paso® Thick 'n Chunky salsa

Heat grill. In medium bowl, mix ground turkey, parsley, onion salt and pepper.
Shape mixture into 4 patties & place patties on gas grill over medium heat (or on charcoal grill 4 to 6 inches from medium coals)
Cook 11 to 13 minutes or until thoroughly cooked, turning once.
Place 2 tablespoons cheese on each cooked patty.
Place patties on bottom halves of buns.
Top each with salsa and top halves of buns.

Nutrition Info:
Serving Size: 1 Sandwich Calories 330 (Calories from Fat 110)
Total Fat 12g (Saturated Fat 4g)
Cholesterol 85mg
Sodium 600mg
Total Carbohydrate 23g
Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 6g, Protein 32g
% Daily Value (based on a 2,000 calorie diet):
Vitamin A 6%; Vitamin C 2%; Calcium 18%; Iron 14%

This is so good! I eat a lot of ground turkey so it's nice to mix it up with some new flavors!

Smoky Ranchero Corn

1/4 lb mesquite-smoked or regular bacon (cut into small pieces)
1/4 cup sliced green onions
1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
11 oz of corn
1/4 cup ranch salad dressing
1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
2 lime slices
2 fresh cilantro sprigs

Cook bacon in large skillet over medium heat until crisp.
In same skillet, combine cooked bacon, onions, bell pepper and corn.
Reduce heat to low; cook 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring occasionally.
Meanwhile, in small bowl, combine salad dressing, lime juice, cumin and red pepper flakes; mix well.
Add dressing mixture to corn mixture; mix well.
Remove skillet from heat. Stir in chopped cilantro.
Garnish with lime slices and cilantro sprigs.

Nutrition Info:
Serving Size: 2/3 Cup
Calories 150 (Calories from Fat 80)
Total Fat 9g (Saturated Fat 2g)
Cholesterol 5mg
Sodium 480mg
Total Carbohydrate 13g
Dietary Fiber 2g, Sugars 7g, Protein 3g
% Daily Value (based on a 2,000 calorie diet):
Vitamin A 8%; Vitamin C 10%; Calcium 0%; Iron 4%

Mexican Hot Chocolate Sugar Cookies

(So this isn't exactly healthy, but it goes with the Mexican theme)

2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
1 roll (16.5 oz) refrigerated sugar cookies (of course you can make your own)
1/2 cup chopped cinnamon-flavored chewy candies
1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips

Heat oven to 350°F.
In small bowl, mix sugar, cinnamon and chili powder; set aside.
In large bowl, break up cookie dough.
Stir or knead in chopped candies and miniature chocolate chips until well mixed.
Shape dough into 1 1/2-inch balls; roll in sugar mixture.
On ungreased cookie sheets, place balls 2 inches apart.
Bake 10 to 14 minutes or until edges are golden.

Nutrition Info:
(not provided)

So there you have it! A healthier Mexican Style Meal. Like my previous Scrumptious Sunday, this isn't necessarily kid-friendly, but still yummy & still easy!