Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps

“I received a free sample of Kikkoman soy sauce mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Kikkoman and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.”

This dish is extremely quick, easy, hearty and full of delicious flavors. The best part is I used Kikkoman’s Less Sodium Soy Sauce so I reduced the sodium intake on this! Soy sauce is rich in savory unami flavor that gives this dish a bursting flavor! This dish can be served as lunch, dinner, snack or even an appetizer by making these bite size.

This dish is light and has an abundance of fresh flavor! I used spinach and carrots as my veggie because that’s what I had in my fridge as leftovers from another recipe. However you can use other veggies such as zucchini, squash, bell peppers, kale or eggplant–the possibilities are endless! Use what you have!

Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps

Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps

This dish is extremely quick, easy, hearty and full of delicious flavors--It also takes less than 30 minutes to make!

Ingredients

1 lb. ground turkey

1 Tbsp. canola oil

1 small yellow onion; diced

2 cloves of garlic; minced

1 cup of fresh spinach; roughly chopped

1/2 cup shredded carrots

1/4 cup hoisin sauce

2 Tbsp. Kikkoman Less Sodium Soy Sauce

2 tsp. sesame seeds

1/2 tsp. freshly grated ginger

Green onions; thinly sliced for garnishing

1 head of butter lettuce

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a medium frying pan on high heat. Add onions and garlic and cook for a few minutes until onions are translucent.
  2. Add ground turkey, spinach, carrots and ginger. Cook until turkey meat is fully cooked and browned.
  3. Once turkey is cooked, drain to remove access fat then put in a medium bowl. Stir cooked turkey meat with hoisin sauce, Kikkoman Less Sodium Soy Sauce and sesame seeds.
  4. To serve, spoon in meat mixture onto butter lettuce leaves. Sprinkle with green onions and sesame seeds.
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If you are wanting to make more of a meal out of this, simply add cooked quinoa, rice or brown rice to the turkey meat! I like to keep it light for most of my meals but there are times where I crave those extra carbs. This dish is perfect because you are getting lean protein and vegetables–a perfect combination to eating healthy and getting the right nutrients in too.

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Easy Ahi Tuna Poke

“I received a free sample of Kikkoman soy sauce mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Kikkoman and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.”
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I partnered with Kikkoman and had the opportunity to create this delicious sodium saving recipe! It is bursting with flavor by using Kikkoman’s Less Sodium Soy Sauce , it is also simple to make! I love poke and it’s not too often that you can find a good poke. I have always wanted to make my own poke but it always seemed so intimidating to make and prepare because it is made with raw fish. Luckily I live in Monterey so finding fresh fish around here is easier than most places. I got my fresh sashimi/sushi-grade tuna from Monterey Fish Company here in town. You should be able to find fresh sashimi/sushi-grade tuna at a specialties grocery store or your local grocery store that has a relatively large seafood department.

This recipe makes me extra happy because by using Kikkoman’s Less Sodium Soy Sauce, I am significantly cutting down the sodium intake that it usually found in poke.

Easy Ahi Tuna Poke

Easy Ahi Tuna Poke

Ingredients

2 1/2 Tbsp. Less Sodium Kikkoman Soy Sauce

1 tsp. Kikkoman rice wine vinegar

1 1/2 tsp. toasted sesame oil

1 tsp sesame seeds; plus more for garnishing (I used black and white seeds)

1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes

3 scallions; thinly sliced plus more for garnishing

1 lb. sushi grade Ahi tuna; cubed into 1 inch pieces

Top with cubed avocado; optional

Top with sliced cucumbers; optional

Instructions

  1. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the Less Sodium Kikkoman Soy Sauce, Kikkoman rice wine vinegar, sesame oil, sesame seeds and red pepper flakes until combined.
  2. Add the cubed tuna and scallions and mix with a spoon. Mix gently as the fish is delicate. Mix until tuna cubes are covered in the dressing. Cover with plastic wrap and let marinade in refrigerator for at least 20 minutes. This will allow all the flavors to enhance, do not skip this step.
  3. Once marinated, scoop poke into bowls and top with more sesame seeds and scallions. Serve over brown or white rice, chopped romaine lettuce, seaweed salad, or simply eat it as is!
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img_8206There are so many different ways that you can eat this poke, my boyfriend and I kept it simple and ate this poke as is! BUT you can also eat it over white or brown rice, chopped romaine salad or with sliced cucumbers or crackers. This poke is light and makes the perfect edition to your healthy eating New Year’s resolutions! 🙂

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Breakfast Apple Cookies

Apple cookies are the easiest treats to make! Thanks to Peace Cereal who sent me a few samples of cereals to try and this was one of my creations. It is quick, easy, healthy and the best part; it’s delicious!  (Also, if anyone has any tips or tricks to making peanut butter look pretty when spreading, let me know!)  The most common way to eat cereal is to pour it in a bowl, add milk and eat it with a spoon. This is a great way to get more out of your cereals by using it in different ways. You can find Peace Cereals by HERE. They have tons of healthy breakfast cereals. This cereal in particular has whole rolled wheat, rye, barley & oat mixed with dried dates, raisins, sunflower and flax seeds, almonds & walnuts. It is a great combination of crunchy, chewy and sweet in a bite! It also has plenty of whole grains, fiber & protein in one serving. You can try this with any type of cereal in your pantry, enjoy!
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Breakfast Apple Cookies

Breakfast Apple Cookies

Ingredients

1 Fuji apple; sliced into 1/4 inch slices

2 Tbsp creamy peanut butter

Fruit, Seed & Nut Muesli Cereal by Peace Cereal

Instructions

  1. Spread peanut butter on smoothly on to apple slices.
  2. Sprinkle Fruit, Seed & Nut Muesli Cereal on each slice. Enjoy!
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Open Faced Veggie Omelet

  This quick breakfast is super easy and there are no tricky flips to making this omelet (unlike regular omelets) because there is NO flipping required! If you are trying to eat clean, this will work for you because this is a great combination of protein and vegetables. I first made this after traveling on a business trip this past fall and all I was wanting when I got home was healthy meals. I went to the store and bought a variety of vegetables not knowing what I was making and ended up with this breakfast omelet and this Hummus Veggie Sandwich with these vegetables.  This recipe is meant to be very simple and you can top it with avocado, shredded cheese, crumbled sausage or your favorite hot sauce–YUM!

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Open Faced Veggie Omelet

Open Faced Veggie Omelet

Ingredients

1/2 tsp. olive oil to grease pan

3 large eggs

1 tsp. milk

Salt to taste

Black pepper to taste

4 thin slices of red onions

3 thin slices of tomatoes

5 thin slices of bell peppers (any color)

1/4 cup wilted spinach

1/2 tsp. parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, beat the eggs with a whisk until beaten. Add milk, salt and pepper. (the milk will make the eggs fluffier)
  2. Heat a medium frying pan and grease with olive oil. Add eggs and make sure the frying pan is covered with the egg mixture. Swirl the pan with your hand to ensure eggs cover entire pan. Place vegetables on omelet and let cook until set for 4-5 minutes. Cover with a lid and let cook for another 3 minutes to be sure vegetables are softened. Slide omelet onto plate, sprinkle with parmesan cheese and enjoy!
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Meyer Lemon Poppy Seed Green Beans

The Holidays are officially here and Christmas is in just a few days so we can indulge in our favorite dishes. There have been plenty of days this season where I have slipped off my tracks and indulged in more cookies and sweets than vegetables just because…tis’ the season. Here is a healthy side dish to make for any meal or Holiday. These sweet crunchy green beans pair perfectly with poppy seeds and sweet Meyer Lemons. I work for a produce company so there are plenty of healthy recipes I am inspired by and this happens to be one of them. You can also find this recipe on DudaFresh.com. Don’t forget your greens this season! #theRecipeReduximg_7482

Meyer Lemon Poppy Seed Green Beans

Meyer Lemon Poppy Seed Green Beans

Ingredients

Ingredients:

1 ½  pounds green beans

2 Dandy® Meyer lemons; zest and juice

1 small yellow onion; chopped

2 Tbsp. poppy seeds

2 Tbsp. honey

2 Tbsp. olive oil

½ tsp. dried thyme

½ tsp. black pepper

1 tsp. Kosher salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. In a large bowl, toss the green beans with the zest and juice of the Dandy® Meyer lemons. Mix until combined then add in the onion, poppy seeds, honey, olive oil, thyme, salt and pepper.
  2. Mix until green beans are coated then place on baking sheet to bake in oven for 15-20 minutes. Serve hot with other holiday favorites.
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