Cover girl Lori Harder loves food, so to keep cravings at bay and her midsection trim, she experiments with clean recipes for her Busy Girl Healthy Life website. “I like to make healthy versions of whatever I’m craving,” she says. Her favorite clean creation is her Italian ground turkey, which can be shaped into a sausage, patty or even meatballs. “Use this low-calorie, low-fat recipe in place of any ground sausage in any recipe!” says Lori.
My Favorite Recipe: Healthy Italian Ground Turkey
Ready in 30 minutes • Makes 4 servings
- 16 oz lean ground turkey
- 2 tsp olive oil (optional, but recommended if using 98 percent lean ground turkey)
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 2 tsp Italian seasoning
- 3 tbsp fennel seed
- 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1/2 tsp smoky paprika
- 1/4 tsp ground cayenne pepper (optional)
- Sea salt and pepper, to taste
Heat olive oil in frying pan. Add the ground turkey and all seasonings and cook until well done. Break up turkey while frying to hamburger consistency. Serve.
Nutrients per serving (3-4 oz): Calories: 160, Total Fats: 4 g, Saturated Fat: 0 g, Trans Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 55 mg, Sodium: 75 mg, Total Carbohydrates: 3 g, Dietary Fiber: 2 g, Sugars: 0 g, Protein: 27 g, Iron: 1 mg
TIP: This recipe can be doubled or tripled, then packaged in desired serving sizes and frozen.
Try more of Lori’s recipes at BusyGirlHealthyLife.com.