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  • The Low Fat Chick 2:05 pm on July 20, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Crock Pot Turkey Tacos 

    Turkey Tacos

    Here in the tri-state area, we have been experiencing a heat wave of 100 degrees or higher everyday. This is far from normal for my home in CT and my daily commute to NYC for work.  The heat has become so unbearable that I have taken refuge in the house and become overly acquainted with my HDTVs and reading on my tablet.  Electronics have been getting me through the heat wave, so why not go a step further and avoid using the hot stove for cooking?  Enter the Crock Pot. Years ago I always thought using a Crock Pot was cheating when cooking, but when I received one for Christmas years ago from my cousin, my thoughts quickly changed.  The Crock Pot has been the answer to me avoiding long periods over a hot stove in this heat wave.  Enter fantastic, easy, Crock Pot Turkey Tacos!  I found this recipe in a book but modified it for greater flavor.  The results are a tasty, lighter taco, which can easily fool the beef eaters out there. My niece could not tell these had turkey and ate every bite. Perfect for the family, as the  flavor is great, but not spicy.  We served these with a side of low fat refried beans for a full, filling dinner.  Who knew healthier tacos could taste amazing and be easy to cook?!


    1 lb lean ground turkey (85% Lean / 15% Fat)
    1 medium onion, chopped
    6 oz tomato paste
    1/2 cup medium chunky salsa
    1 tsp chili powder
    1/2 tsp cumin
    1/4 tsp oregano, dried
    1 tsp red pepper flakes
    1/2 tsp salt
    8 taco shells, yellow corn
    1 cup 2% cheddar cheese, shredded
    1 cup lettuce, shredded


    Brown turkey and onion in a large skillet over medium heat, stirring to separate meat.  Combine turkey mixture, tomato paste, salsa, chili powder, cumin, oregano, red pepper flakes, and salt in Crock Pot. Cover and cook on low for 4 to 5 hours.

    To serve, spoon 1/4 cup turkey mixture into each taco shell.  Top each taco with cheddar cheese and lettuce.

    Nutrition Facts

    Servings: 4 (2 tacos per serving)
    Serving size: 1/4 of recipe
    Calories 456
    Total Fat 27g

    • Jueseppi B. 3:13 pm on July 20, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Reblogged this on The ObamaCrat.Com™.

    • Karista 12:32 pm on July 22, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      These look so delicious! What a great idea for a summer meal and in the crock pot! I’ve been so unbelievably busy, it’s been a while since I visited. Hope you are doing well!! Karista

      • The Low Fat Chick 11:18 pm on July 24, 2013 Permalink | Reply

        Hi Karista!! I am doing very well. So glad to hear you have been busy, as you have such a wonderful website with great postings. Keep up the good work!

    • Misty Taller 1:42 pm on July 31, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      OMG truly love mexican this recipe is a must try! sounds great and I am glad you are feeling better!

  • The Low Fat Chick 12:19 pm on March 9, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Red Onion and Basil Turkey Burger 

    Red Onion and Basil Turkey Burger

    Burger anyone? I love turkey burgers so much that I cannot remember the last time I actually ate a beef burger. Lean turkey meat is like a blank canvas, as it takes on so many flavors with ease.  Not only is the burger easy to flavor but so is making this burger. After a long week at work, it took me no time to make this.  Perfect for my Friday night of pure relaxation.


    1 medium red onion, divided
    1/2 cup packed fresh basil leaves
    1 lb lean ground turkey (93% lean 7% fat)
    3 cloves garlic, minced
    2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
    1 tsp honey
    1 tsp salt
    1/2 tsp black pepper
    4 fresh burger rolls


    Cut red onion in half. Finely chop one half, set aside. Cut the other half into slices, set aside.

    Finely chop 1/4 cup of basil. Set the other 1/4 cup aside for topping the burger.

    In a bowl combine turkey, garlic, chopped red onion, chopped basil, balsamic vinegar, honey, salt, and pepper. Use your hands to fully blend the ingredients, but be gentle and not over work the meat.

    Divide evenly into 4 portions and create patties.

    Broil for 8-10 minutes on one side till firm. Gently flip and broil for 5 minutes, or until done.

    Serve on buns topped with sliced red onions, basil leaves, and your favorite condiments.

    Nutrition Facts

    Servings: 4
    Serving size: 1/4 of recipe (7.3 ounces).
    Calories 311.22

    % Daily Value
    Calories From Fat  108.68  35%
    Total Fat 12.14g  19%
    Saturated Fat  3.07g  15%

  • The Low Fat Chick 5:02 am on January 6, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Sesame Turkey Burger 

    sesame turkey burger 1-1-2013

    Happy New Year!  I have been on a break from blogging for a few months as the holidays, work deadlines, and family priorities took over.  With it being the new year, my foodie resolution is to get back to creating recipes and blogging.  While I maintained a healthy eating lifestyle during my blogging break, I did not do much as far as developing new recipes.  Well, New Years day I had an itch to make a turkey burger, but I wanted to make a new flavorful burger.  What I came up with is this recipe, which is soooo delish!  The use of quality, dried spices makes this a quick, easy recipe with top notch flavor. I topped this burger with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and ketchup and could not get enough. When I ate the last burger, I was sad it was gone.  Definitely a new favorite for me!


    1 lb 99% Lean Ground Turkey
    3 Tbsp sesame seeds
    2 Tbsp soy sauce, reduced sodium
    1 Tbsp ground basil, dried
    3 Tbsp granulated onion
    1 Tbsp garlic powder
    2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
    2 Tbsp peanut oil, divided
    1 tsp black pepper
    4 wheat hamburger buns, split


    Mix together, gently, the first 7 ingredients in a bowl. Add in 1 Tbsp peanut oil and pepper, and continue to mix gently. Place bowl in the fridge for an hour.

    Form meat mixture into 4 patties and set aside.

    In a skillet, heat remaining peanut oil on medium heat. Place patties in skillet, reduce heat slightly and cook for 2-3 minutes, or until brown. Gently flip patties and continue to cook for 2-3 more minutes, or until done. Be sure to resist the urge to cook at a high heat so you do not burn the juices on the outside of burger.

    Serve each burger on buns with your favorite toppings.

    Nutrition Facts

    Servings: 4
    Serving size: 1/4 of recipe (6.9 ounces).
    Calories 371.92

    % Daily Value
    Calories From Fat  111.61  30%
    Total Fat 12.82g  20%
    Saturated Fat  3.26g  16%

    • Jueseppi B. 3:29 pm on January 6, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Reblogged this on The ObamaCrat.Com™ and commented:
      Allow me to introduce you guys to The Low Fat Chick….beauty, intelligence and a knowledge of what keeps us all healthy and still able to enjoy flavor and YummYness….meet Ms. Summer.

      • The Low Fat Chick 11:38 am on January 12, 2013 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks Jueseppi for the wonderful introduction! Glad to share my recipes with your readers.

        • Jueseppi B. 12:22 pm on January 12, 2013 Permalink

          The pleasure is all mine Ms. Summer.

    • Karista 5:26 pm on January 10, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      This looks so delish! I love a good burger and this makes it so tasty and guilt free. 🙂

  • The Low Fat Chick 4:00 pm on June 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Spicy Turkey Spaghetti 

    After a long day at work, I was exhausted and hungry. What can I make that is quick and tasty? Well, spaghetti with meat sauce is simple enough. Spicy is my thing so I developed the following with my favorite ingredient, crushed red pepper flakes. A touch of spinach and whole wheat pasta increase the nutrition value, while the combination of onions and peppers presents a gorgeous cornucopia of colors. 


    3/4 pounds reduced fat ground turkey
    1 green pepper sliced
    1 red pepper sliced
    1 small yellow onion sliced
    1/4 cup chopped frozen spinach
    6 green onions, chopped
    2 tablespoons garlic powder
    1 teaspoon seasoned salt
    1/4 cup crushed red pepper flakes
    3 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
    1 25 oz jar of marinara sauce, preferably organic
    1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
    16 oz of whole wheat spaghetti


    • In a frying pan, combine turkey, peppers, yellow onion, green onions, garlic powder, seasoned salt, red pepper, and basil.
    • Heat pan on high. Once meat is sizzling, turn down to med-high. Cook till meat is no longer pink.
    • Pour sauce in pan, add spinach, and turn heat to high. Once bubbling, reduce heat to medium and cook for 5 minutes. Stir occasionally to break up the spinach.
    • Top spaghetti with 1 cup sauce. Sprinkle parmesan on top.

    Servings:  About 6 servings.
    Calories: About 350 per serving.

  • The Low Fat Chick 3:24 pm on June 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Honey Mustard and Arugula Turkey Burgers 

    I love eating hamburgers. I look back on the days of being a teenager and wolfing down a burger anytime without health issues. Well, those days are long gone and now I have to watch my blood pressure, which means less red meat. What else can I eat? Turkey burgers! This recipe really hit the nail on the head with flavor and ease of preparation. Topping with peppery arugula beautifully compliments the mustard, so I recommend not substituting lettuce. My family absolutely loved these burgers.


    1/2 cup coarse-grained mustard, divided
    4 tsp honey
    1 lb ground turkey, 85% lean 15% fat
    1/4 tsp salt
    1/4 tsp black pepper
    1 cup arugula
    1/4 cup ketchup
    4 wheat hamburger buns, toasted, split


    • Preheat broiler on high.
    • Whisk 1/4 cup mustard and honey in a small bowl until smooth.
    • Combine turkey, mustard mixture, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Mix well. Form into four 4 oz, 1/2 inch-thick burgers.
    • Broil the first side for 7 to 10 minutes, till browned and firm. Gently flip burgers, as they will be tender, and broil for 3 to 5 minutes.
    • Serve on buns topping each burger with 1/4 cup arugula, 1 Tbsp ketchup, and 1 Tbsp mustard.

    Nutrition Facts

    Servings: 4
    Serving size: 1/4 of recipe (7.6 ounces).
    Calories 471.45

    % Daily Value
    Calories From Fat 217.65  46%
    Total Fat 24.92g  38%
    Saturated Fat 5.79g  29%

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