Turkey Meatballs in Pitas

Another one of our wonderful Facebook fans shared this delicious “healthy recipe!”

Things needed:

  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 12 ounces ground turkey
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 2 (6-inch) whole-wheat pitas, cut in half
  • 4 Romaine lettuce leaves
  • 1/4 cup plain low-fat yogurt

Preparation

Combine 1 cup tomato and 1/4 teaspoon each cumin, salt, and black pepper; set aside. Combine turkey, 3 tablespoons cilantro, and 1/4 teaspoon each cumin, salt, and black pepper. Shape into 12 (1 1/2-inch) meatballs. Heat vegetable oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Brown meatballs. Divide among pita halves, and top each with 1 lettuce leaf, 1/4 cup tomato mixture, and 1 tablespoon yogurt.

Nutritional Info

  • CALORIES 264
  • FAT 11g (sat 3g, mono 4g, poly 4g)
  • PROTEIN 20g
  • CARBOHYDRATE 21g
  • FIBER 3g
  • CHOLESTEROL 74mg
  • IRON 3mg
  • SODIUM 435mg
  • CALCIUM 64mg

As seen on Health.com

Grilled Chicken with White Barbecue Sauce

Another one of our wonderful Facebook fans shared this delicious “healthy recipe!”

Things needed:

  • Chicken: 8 (8-ounce) bone-in chicken breast halves
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle chile powder
  • Cooking spray

Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup light mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • Dash of salt

Preparation

Preheat grill to medium-hot using both burners.

To prepare chicken, loosen skin from breasts by inserting fingers, gently pushing between skin and meat. Combine salt and next 4 ingredients (salt through chile powder); rub under loosened skin.

Turn left burner off (leave right burner on). Coat grill rack with cooking spray. Place chicken on grill rack over right burner; grill 5 minutes on each side or until browned. Move chicken to grill rack over left burner. Cover and cook 35 minutes or until done, turning once. Remove chicken from grill; discard skin.

To prepare sauce, combine mayonnaise and remaining ingredients, stirring with a whisk.  Serve with chicken.

Nutritional Info

  • CALORIES 252 (25% from fat)
  • FAT 6.9g (sat 1.3g, mono 1.4g, poly 3.4g)
  • PROTEIN 34.4g
  • CARBOHYDRATE 10.9g
  • FIBER 0.6g
  • CHOLESTEROL 91mg
  • IRON 1.5mg
  • SODIUM 536mg
  • CALCIUM 26mg

(As seen on Health.com)