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This is a perfect fall dinner! Make it ahead of time & then ready to warm up on busy weekday night. It is quick and easy to make and of course, healthy! Top with sour cream (or better yet, greek yogurt), chopped avocado, green onions, shredded cheddar cheese and a side of whole wheat bread or whatever completes your favorite chili recipe! 

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ngredients: 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
1 pound ground turkey breast
1/2 onion, chopped
1 red pepper, chopped
2 cups water
1 (28 oz) can diced tomatoes, low salt 
1 (15 oz) can low salt kidney beans - drained and rinsed
2 garlic cloves, chopped
2 TB chili powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon oregano, dried
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
 
*greek yogurt, shredded cheese, sliced jalapenos, avocado, green onion - optional

Directions: 
1. Heat oil in large pan over medium heat. Add ground turkey and cook until evenly browned. Stir frequently to crumble.
2. Add in remaining ingredients and bring to boil.
3. Reduce heat and simmer on low, with cover on for 30 minutes. 
4. Add more seasonings to reach desired flavor.

Yield: 8 1 cup servings

Nutrition Facts: 145 calories, 1 gram fat, 35 mg cholesterol, 190 mg sodium, 14 grams carbs, 4 grams fiber, 4 grams sugar, 18 grams protein, 18% Vitamin A, 50% Vitamin C, 6% Calcium, 12% Iron


 
 
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This is one of my favorite homemade dressings. It is so quick and easy to make. Works great on vegetable salads, grain salads, or to marinate your chicken or tofu.  

Ingredients:
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar (any vinegar would probably do)
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1 teaspoon grainy mustard

Directions:
Combine all ingredients and shake well. I use the Chef’n Emulstir (available at Sur La Table, Amazon, Bed, Bath and Beyond or Sears) but you can use anything similar!

Yield: 1 cup (8 2-Tablespoon servings)

Nutrition Facts per 2 TB: 139 calories, 14 grams fat, 2 grams saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 11 mg sodium, 3 grams carbohydrates, 0 grams fiber, 2 grams sugar, 0 grams protein, 0% vitamin A, 0% vitamin C, 1% calcium, 1% iron