Dive into flavor with these recipes. Think jalapeno popper chicken salad, stuffed pepper casserole.
By JULIE BRINKLEY
If you like a little spice in your life these recipes are for you.
Flavorful meals don’t have to be full of fat; a few simple adjustments and you can enjoy one that’s super tasty and healthy.
JALAPENO POPPER CHICKEN SALAD
20 oz. cooked chicken breasts, diced or shredded
8 slices turkey bacon, cooked and chopped
1/2 cup 2% plain Greek yogurt
1/4 cup chopped pickled jalapenos
1 tbsp. juice from jarred jalapenos
4 ounces light cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp. light mayonnaise
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp Mrs. Dash seasoning
2/3 cup reduced fat sharp cheddar cheese
HOW TO MAKE IT
Combine chicken, yogurt, jalapenos, juice from jalapenos, cream cheese, mayonnaise, garlic powder and seasoning in large bowl; stir until combined.
Gently stir in turkey bacon and cheddar cheese.
Divide into 5 equal portions and serve as a lettuce wrap, stuffed in a cooked sweet bell pepper or with an assortment of fresh veggies
STUFFED PEPPER CASSEROLE
15 oz. cooked lean ground beef (21 oz. raw)
1/4 cup onion, diced
2 tsp. minced garlic
1 1/2 cups green peppers, chopped
1 (14.5 oz) can Rotel
1 cup no sugar added marinara sauce
3/4 cup cauliflower rice
1 tbsp. soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
HOW TO MAKE IT
In large skillet over medium high heat, add ground beef, onion and garlic; cook until browned.
Add the rest of the ingredients except the mozzarella cheese; stir to combine and transfer mixture into a casserole baking dish.
Cover with aluminum foil and bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes.
Take out of the oven, sprinkle mozzarella cheese and bake an additional 5 to 10 minutes or until cheese melts. Divide into 4 equal servings.