November 26, 2014

Skinny Recipe: Turkey Cutlets with Citrus Pan Sauce

This is part of my Thanksgiving recipe series. Every day leading up to Thanksgiving, I’ll share a new recipe to complete a wonderful, flavorful dinner without tons of added calories, fat and carbs. Check out past recipes here.

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If the idea of cooking an entire Thanksgiving turkey for hours on end just doesn’t sound appealing, this recipe if for you. Especially if the entire family likes white meat, you can make these turkey cutlets instead of wasting all that dark meat no one wants. Instead of serving them with sodium ladened gravy, try the light and refreshing citrus sauce. Pair with a warm salad like this Baby Spinach and Bacon salad and a nice glass of wine. You’ll have plenty of room for dessert, like the White Chocolate Mousse with Raspberry Sauce from yesterday.

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients

8 slices turkey scaloppini, about 1 ¼ pounds
3/4 cup orange juice
Juice of ½ lemon
Juice of ½ lime
1 tablespoon finely chopped shallots
1 tablespoon Stevia In The Raw® Bakers Bag
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
2 tablespoon unsalted butter, chilled, cut in small cubes
Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

Directions

Coat a large skillet generously with cooking spray and set it over medium-high heat. When the pan is heated, arrange the turkey in one layer. Cook for 2 minutes, turn, and cook the slices for 2 minutes more. Continue turning the cutlets every 2 minutes, until they are white in the center, about 6 minutes. Transfer the turkey to a plate, and cover loosely with foil.
Add the orange, lemon and lime juices, and the shallots to the pan. As they bubble, use a wooden spatula to scrape up any browned parts. Add the stevia and ginger. Boil until the sauce is reduced to 1/2 cup, 3-4 minutes. Off the heat, add the butter and whisk vigorously until it is incorporated into the sauce. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
To serve, place 2 cutlets each on 4 dinner plates and spoon one-fourth of the sauce over each serving.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 290
Fat: 15g
Carbohydrates: 5g
Protein: 31g
Fiber: <1g
Sodium: 230mg

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November 26, 2014

Quick Tip: Lighten up Thanksgiving

Consider cutting added fat from potatoes, rice, and vegetables this week. Instead, try an herb seasoning mix, fat-free Ranch dressing, or vinaigrette in a spray-on bottle.

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November 25, 2014

Skinny Recipe: Thanksgiving Day Roasted Vegetable Stuffing

This is part of my Thanksgiving recipe series. Every week leading up to Thanksgiving I will share a new recipe to complete a wonderful, flavorful dinner without tons of added calories, fat and carbs. Check out past recipes here.

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Photo courtesy Flickr user mroach

The average Thanksgiving Day meal could be as much as 4,500 calories and 229 grams of fat! This healthier, yet tasty, version of the classic calorie-busting stuffing will save you about 150 calories. With extra veggies and crunchy French bread, you’ll never miss the added calories and fat from a traditional stuffing recipe.

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November 24, 2014

Skinny Recipe: Thanksgiving Day Parmesan Mashed Potatoes

This is part of my Thanksgiving recipe series. Every week leading up to Thanksgiving I will share a new recipe to complete a wonderful, flavorful dinner without tons of added calories, fat and carbs. Check out past recipes here.

Mashed potatoes are my favorite part of the Thanksgiving Day meal. I could probably forgo everything else for an entire plate of creamy, buttery, cheesy mashed potatoes. But that’s not really a good idea when you’re trying to lose weight, or at least NOT gain the average one pound per holiday that most people gain.

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Photo courtesy Flickr user Gwen

 

So, using the Calorie Control Council‘s guide to healthy recipe substitutions, I’ve come up with this healthier version of mashed potatoes that saves you about 70  calories per serving without getting rid of all that wonderful cheesy flavor.

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