Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Drop a Dress Size Dinners: Turkey Stir-Fry

Today's drop a dress size recipe is really cool, because most of the time when you think "healthy" you think chicken. And frankly, I get tired of chicken after a while. So I decided to do this recipe with Turkey! It has a richer flavor and is really tender, so you will defiantly notice the difference! Plus, turkey is CHEAPER than chicken!!

Turkey Stir-Fry
Grocery List:
2 navel oranges
1 Tbsp vegetable oil
One 1-lb turkey tenderloin, cut into bite-sized strips
1 red pepper, cut in broad strips
8 oz snow peas, strings removed
1 bunch scallions (green onions), cut into 1-in. diagonal pieces
1/2 cup stir-fry sauce
1 1/2 cups pineapple chunks (with juice)
Serve with: cashews and rice

How to make it:
1. Grate 1 tsp orange zest. Slice off peel and pith; cut orange segments.

2. Heat 1 tsp oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add half of turkey and stir-fry 2 minutes, or until browned; remove to a plate. Repeat with 1 tsp oil and remaining turkey.

3. Add 1 tsp oil and the pepper strips to skillet. Sauté 3 to 4 minutes. Add snow peas; reduce heat to medium. Stir-fry 1 to 2 minutes until peas are crisp-tender. Add scallions, sauce and zest. Simmer; stir in turkey and pineapple. Cook 1 minute. Top with oranges and cashews. Serve with rice.

Nutritional Information:
5g fat
5g fiber
5 WW points


Anonymous said...

We tried this meal tonight, and loved it! We did use salted cashews, which made the meal a little too salty. I would change that the next time around. The oranges added a nice balance and new combination!

The Gourmet Momma said...

Oh, I'm so glad you liked it! you know I didn't even think to say non-salted cashews...I guess because we don't keep salted nuts here! But I am glad you will try it agian! :)

Thanks so much for your comment!!