Yes, Turkey Chili can taste as hearty as Beef My recipe for Turkey Chili was an experiment. Could I make a chili as satisfying as a beef chili but using turkey? Often I find ground turkey lacking a lot of flavor for my palate and usually prefer the heartier flavor of beef over either ground chicken or ground turkey. My addition of low sodium soy sauce in this recipe picks up the umami flavor for that heartier taste more like a beef chili. The exact soy sauce I used is by Lee Kum Kee. This soy has become my new go to because it isn’t as salty as other low sodium brands I have used and the flavor is deep and rich. This is a great recipe for a beginning level cook too. Quick, very simple to make, no need for take out and will reheat very well as most stew type dishes do. Cutting cholesterol for better health? Go leaner with the ground white meat only turkey. Another option is to substitute ground white meat chicken in this recipe would work well also for watching cholesterol. If you use all white meat ground turkey the cholesterol is less
Mango Banana Smoothie If you’re looking for a refreshing nutrition packed start to your morning or even later in the day this Mango Banana Smoothie is a favorite of mine. I often buy frozen mango chunks but I will use in this either fresh or frozen bananas. By using fruit no ice is needed when blending so there is no dilution of flavors. Mango Banana Smoothie Ingredients 1 cup cubed frozen mango cubes 3/4 cup sliced ripe banana (about 1 medium) 2/3 cup milk or almond milk 1 teaspoon honey 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract Preparation: Place frozen mango and the remaining ingredients in a blender. Process until smooth. Pour into a tall glass and enjoy! To freeze your own mangos: If using fresh mangos, peel and cube then arrange the mango cubes in a single layer on a baking sheet; freeze until firm (about 1 hour).
Is losing that extra poundage you’ve gained during the last 2 months of feasting a New Year’s Resolution? So here we are…it’s the first Monday of January 2016 and many of us are deciding to kick up health the “diet” we blew over the holiday season. Do not beat yourself up mentally if you’ve gained this past holiday season. It’s the long term eating of better nutrition that will make the difference for you. Here’s some of my ideas on that. Remember variety is good for you mentally and physically. Good healthy starts in your mindset. Today is the first day of the rest of your soon to be healthier life….don’t think “diet” think health. If you deny yourself the foods and flavors you love you will binge. The key to losing and keeping it off is to love what your eating and yes smaller portion size too. Trust me….I know how it is to lose a LOT of weight. Without weighing and measuring food I took a new and healthy approach years ago and lost well over 100 pounds on my own. No surgeries or diet pills. Weight loss starts in you mind!!! It’s what is