Wednesday, July 11, 2012

What's For Lunch...Healthy Taco Wrap!

What's for lunch today: Turkey, black bean, brown rice, Mexican wrap on whole wheat tortilla with spinach, Greek yogurt taco sauce and a 40 cal slice of cheese...yum-o! This is one of my favorite lunch wraps!

Rice/Bean/Turkey mixture directions:
Brown 1 pound of extra lean ground turkey and add a box of uncooked brown rice, two cans of black beans (drained), two packages of taco seasoning and water per rice directions. Cook as per rice box directions. 

Greek yogurt taco sauce directions:
Add a couple of tablespoons of taco seasoning to 1 cup of plain non fat Greek yogurt and stir...add more seasoning if you like a stronger taco taste.

Garnish with spinach and I used a slice of ultra thin Sargento colby-jack cheese

Sunday, July 1, 2012

4th of July Pasta Salad

 Pasta salad is an all American favorite, perfect for the upcoming 4th of July holiday! I originally had this salad at a friends house I was visiting for a playdate and I couldn't wait to try making it myself! See how I made this beautiful healthy salad by watching my video below.

1 package grape tomatoes
1 can whole pitted black olives
1 cup part skim mozzarella cubes
1 family size package prepared light cheese tortellini (I used Bertoli)
1 bottle of your favorite Italian dressing (I used Ken's Light Italian)

Prepare the tortellini per package directions and drain and cool by running cold water over it. Place tortellini in large bowl and add tomatoes, olives, cheese and dressing and stir to mix. Chill in refrigerator for 1-2 hours before serving.