Healthy Turkey Meatballs!

We’ve been blessed with so many great recipes this summer, and our latest is no exception! Check out these Healthy Turkey Meatballs submitted by Yelitza Velazquez of Plymouth, Connecticut; this delicious homemade recipe is 225 calories per serving, and makes around 3 servings worth of these yummy meatballs. The process of creating your own homemade turkey sausage further enhances the nutritional benefits of this recipe, with 26.9 grams of protein per serving, 46% of your DV of Vitamin C, and only 5.4 grams of carbs! Give this recipe a try, and share your thoughts with us by leaving a rating & comment below; we know you’ll enjoy it! Happy Cooking. – Tasty25 Staff

 

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CALORIE COUNT: 225 Calories Per ServingSERVING SIZE: 164 grams.

 

What you need:

3 Turkey breasts

1/3 Cup red peppers (Chopped)

1/2 Onion (Chopped)

1 Tbsp. garlic powder

1 Tsp. turmeric

1 Tsp. pepper

1/2 Tsp. sea salt

1 Tsp. rosemary

1 Tsp. thyme

3 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil (Separated)

Directions: (Approximate cook time: 25 minutes; Servings: 3.)

  1. Take your 3 thawed-out turkey breasts, and place them in a food processor or blender, along with 2 Tbsp. of olive oil; process until texture is smooth.

  2. Next, place your ground turkey breast in a medium-sized bowl, and mix with all of the additional ingredients, except for your last Tbsp. of olive oil; mix ingredients together until evenly incorporated together.

  3. Place your stovetop on medium-high heat, and put a large skillet on the fire with your 1 Tbsp. of olive oil; next, make 15-20 meatballs from your bowl of mixed ingredients, and place them in the skillet.

  4. Cook the meatballs in the skillet, turning each one frequently to prevent burning and to ensure each meatball is cooked thoroughly; meatballs are done whenever meat at the center of the meatball is fully cooked.

  5. When done, take meatballs from skillet, and serve while hot; for an appetizer, serve meatballs with toothpicks on a plate covered in low-sodium barbecue sauce, or for lunch & dinner serve over pasta, or with sweet potato & avocado.

  6. Eat & enjoy!

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Paleo Chicken Salad Cucumber Bites!

Summer is here, and we’re glad to be back! We couldn’t think of any better way to up the ante than giving you these delicious Paleo Chicken Salad Cucumber Bites from Tasty25 Foodologist & New Orleans, LA native, Amber Constant. This creative recipe is a crisp & refreshing way to stay food conscious during the summer season, and works perfectly as a party snack platter, or a meal by itself. Best thing about it? It feeds 4 people at 255 calories per serving, contains over 22 grams of protein, and is also high in Vitamins A & B6! Trust us when we say, this is one Tasty25 creation you won’t wanna just look at. Share your thoughts with us by leaving a rating & comment below, and we hope you enjoy. Happy Cooking! – Tasty25 Staff

 

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CALORIE COUNT: 255 Calories Per ServingSERVING SIZE: 349 grams.

 

What you need:

3 Large cucumbers

1 1/2 Cup shredded chicken breast (2 chicken breasts)

1/3 Cup celery, chopped fine

1/3 Cup red onion, chopped fine

1/3 Cup shredded carrot

1/3 Cup pecans, chopped

2 Tbsp. hemp seeds

1 Tbsp. black sesame

2 Tbsp. kelp seasoning

1 Tsp. paprika

1/2 Tsp. cayenne

1 Tsp. black pepper

1/2 Tsp. ground mustard

2 Tbsp. avocado

1 Tbsp. fresh chopped parsley

1/4 Cup Veganaise

1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar

Olive Oil (For Cooking Chicken Breasts)

Directions: (Approximate cook time: 15 minutes; Serves 4 adults.)

  1. Turn on your stovetop to medium-high heat.

  2. Place a large skillet on the stovetop, and cook your chicken breasts in olive oil for 8-10 minutes, turning every 90 seconds; after your chicken is thoroughly cooked, shred chicken in a bowl, and set aside.

  3. Next, with your cucumbers set aside, mix all of the spices, avocado, apple cider vinegar, and Veganaise together; set aside.

  4. Then, mix all of your remaining ingredients, including the shredded chicken, in a separate bigger bowl.

  5. Take your cucumbers, and cut them into 1/2 inch slices; then mix together both bowls of ingredients.

  6. Place 1 Tbsp. of the chicken salad mixture in between 2 cucumber slices; repeat, and serve immediately.

  7. Eat & enjoy!

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Amber Constant is Tasty25 Magazine’s “Foodologist” from New Orleans, LA.

 

Spicy Buffalo Baked Taquitos!

As the weather begins to get warmer each day, here’s a yummy Mexican recipe to bring in the flavors of Spring! Check out these Spicy Buffalo Baked Taquitos submitted by Tasty25 contributor Amber Constant of New Orleans, Louisiana; these delicious ethnic treats are a healthy twist to a Mexican delight, filled with meat, veggies, and all sorts of great spices! The meal feeds 4 adults at only 320 calories per serving, low in sodium, and they’re packed full of protein, dietary fiber, and much more. Share your thoughts with Amber by leaving a rating & comment below, and we hope you enjoy. Happy Cooking! – Tasty25 Staff

 

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CALORIE COUNT: 320 Calories Per ServingSERVING SIZE: 161 grams.

 

What you need:

1 Cup of white onion, chopped

2 Cloves of garlic, minced

1/4 Cup diced red bell pepper

1/4 lb. Raw buffalo meat, ground (96-98%lean)

1/4 Cup fresh salsa

1/4 Cup goat cheese

1/4 Cup black bean spread (I used Cedars brand.)

1/4 Cup white bean spread (I used Cedars brand.)

1/4 Cup cooked quinoa

1 Package of Sprouted Corn Tortillas

1 Tbsp. kelp

1 Tsp. ground black peppercorn

2 Tsp. cumin

1 Tsp. paprika

2 Tsp. cayenne powder

2 Tsp. chili powder

1 Tbsp. dried cilantro, or more if using fresh

Coconut Oil (For Brushing)

Directions: (Approximate cook time: 25 minutes; Serves 4 adults.)

  1. Preheat oven to 425F. In a skillet, saute onions for 4 minutes; Add red pepper, then saute for 2 minutes, adding garlic until aromatic. (1 minute or so.)

  2. Next, add the buffalo meat and seasonings; Cook for 5min or until browned; Add your cooked quinoa, and stir until evenly distributed.

  3. Add in goat cheese, salsa, bean spreads, and additional seasonings if needed; Stir until evenly distributed and heated for 2-3 minutes.

  4. Open tortillas, place filling inside, and make tight rolls; Place all on a baking sheet, and brush lightly with coconut oil (Or olive oil.)

  5. Bake for 10-15min. (Bake until browned and crispy on the outside.)

  6. Remove from oven, and serve hot.

  7. Eat & enjoy!

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Amber Constant is a Tasty25 Magazine contributor from New Orleans, LA.

 

The Editor’s Own: Fresh Sunburst Salsa!

Greetings everyone! I’ve got a great new recipe for you today that I created during our first Tasty25 food tasting party on Cinco de Mayo; and I must add, everyone LOVED it! Try out my Fresh Sunburst Salsa recipe; it’s light, refreshing, and full of delicious flavors. Ingredients include fresh tomatoes, onions, green bell pepper, garlic, cilantro, and more! It’s also only 40 calories per serving, and goes well with multigrain salsa chips, or toasted tortillas. Before you get to work on making my Tasty25 creation, be sure to join our healthy eating community and stay connected with us by placing your email address in the subscription sidebar on the right; also tell your friends & family about the great things we’re doing at Tasty25! Happy Cooking everybody, and don’t forget to send me a photo to editor@tasty25.com after you try it out! Much health, wealth, and prosperity. – David Jones II, Editor of Tasty25 Magazine

 

 

What you need:

2 Medium slicing tomatoes

1 Cup of onions

1/2 Cup of green bell pepper

1/2 Cup shredded parmesan cheese

6 Garlic cloves

1 Fresh lemon

2 Tbsp. fresh cilantro

1/2 Tsp. sea salt

Freshly ground black pepper (To taste)

 

 

Directions: (Approximate cook time: 5 minutes; Serving size – 2-4 adults)

  1. Chop your tomatoes, onion, garlic, and bell pepper into fine pieces, and combine in a medium sized bowl. (Make sure to thoroughly wash your fruit first!)

  2. Taking a large spoon, crush ingredients and stir until mixed evenly.

  3. Next, add 2 Tbsp. of fresh lemon juice along with the shredded parmesan cheese, finely chopped cilantro, salt, and ground black pepper to taste; Repeat step 2.

  4. Serve immediately, or refrigerate for 15-20 minutes for cold salsa.

  5. Eat & enjoy!

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Breaded Chicken Cubes!

We’ve got a pretty nifty recipe for you today from one of our own! This recipe of Breaded Chicken Cubes was sent in by Jordan Bridges, Chief of Marketing for Tasty25 Magazine! Trust us when we say that they’re an excellent blend of wholesome flavor & health. Jordan’s Breaded Chicken Cubes make for a great appetizer, or a delicious addition to any salad mix. Give this recipe a try, and let us know what you think by rating or leaving a comment below. Have a great day, and Happy Cooking! – Tasty25 Staff

 

 

What you need:

1/2 Pound chicken breasts (Cut into cubes)

1 Small package of unseasoned bread crumbs. (Use gluten-free bread crumbs to make recipe gluten free!)

1 Egg

2 Tsp. basil

Tsp. oregano

1/4 Tsp. sea salt

1 Tsp. ground black pepper

Extra-virgin olive oil

Directions: (Approximate cook time: 25 minutes; Serves 2-4 adults.)

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees °F.

  2. Rinse and cut chicken breasts into cube chunks.

  3. In a medium-sized bowl, mix egg, salt, pepper, oregano, and basil until evenly mixed; Coat chicken in seasoned egg mix.

  4. Place bread crumbs in an additional medium-sized bowl, then take coated chicken chunks and evenly coat in bread crumbs.

  5. Lightly grease a baking pan with olive oil; Bake chicken for 15-17 minutes, or until crispy.

  6. Place toothpicks in chicken chunks and serve on a plate, or add to any salad.

  7. Eat & enjoy!

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The Editor’s Own: Honey Glazed Baby Carrots!

Hi Tasty25ers! I have an awesome new personal recipe for you; but first i’d like to say that it’s been SO inspiring  to receive great new recipes each week from individuals all across the world, who made the decision to take a few minutes out of their day in order to share the gift of healthy nutrition. Since we launched in February of this year, our food conscious community has grown by leaps & bounds, and we now have THOUSANDS of subscribers to Tasty25 Magazine through our site and social networks! Is this not amazing, or what?! I surely think so! Join our healthy eating community and stay connected with us by placing your email address in the subscription sidebar on the right, and tell your friends & family about the great things we’re doing at Tasty25!

The recipe I have for you today is one of my personal favorites! Try out my Honey Glazed Baby Carrots; they’re so delicious, and go great with any meal as a side-dish or appetizer. And the best part is that it’s only 75 calories per serving, and you’re getting over 300% of your daily suggested serving of Vitamin A, a vitamin that’s essential for the health of your eyes! Happy Cooking to everyone, and don’t forget to send me a photo to editor@tasty25.com after you try it out! – David Jones II, Editor of Tasty25 Magazine

 

 

What you need:

3 Cups mini carrots

1/3 Cup water

1 Tbsp. honey

1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice

2 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley

1 Tsp. grated lemon peel

2 Tsp. unsalted butter

1/4 Tsp. salt

Freshly ground pepper (To taste)

Directions: (Approximate cook time: 10 minutes; Serving size – 2-4 adults)

  1. Combine your carrots, water, honey, butter, and the salt in a large skillet; Bring all ingredients to a simmer over medium-high heat.

  2. Cover the skillet, and cook until tender for about 5-7 minutes.

  3. Uncover and cook, stirring often, until the liquid is a syrupy glaze, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in lemon juice, the grated lemon peel, and pepper.

  4. Sprinkle with parsley and serve.

  5. Eat & enjoy!

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Mojito Fruit Salad!

A true one-of-a-kind healthy & delicious recipe! This Mojito Fruit Salad, sent in by Lillian Vargas from San Antonio, TX, is a tasty & creative way to get in your daily serving of fruit, along with 100% of your daily suggested Vitamin-C intake! This sweet tasting treat takes only 5 minutes to make, and can be served fresh or chilled in the refrigerator for an hour before serving. Rate and comment below, let us know what you think, and Happy Cooking!  – Tasty25 Staff

 

 

What you need:

1 Cup cubed, seeded watermelon

1 Cup seedless grapes

1 Cup cubed cantaloupe

1 Cup strawberries (Cut in halves.)

1 Cup kiwi (Peeled & cut into quarters.)

1 Cup fresh blueberries

3 Sprigs fresh mint

1 Tsp. white granulated sugar

1 Tsp. honey

2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice

Directions: (Approximate cook time: 5 minutes; Serving size – 4-6 adults)

  1. Mix the watermelon, grapes, cantaloupe, strawberries, and kiwi in a bowl with a tight-fitting lid; Top fruit mixture with blueberries.

  2. Stir mint, sugar, and lime juice together in a bowl, crushing mint with the back of a spoon while mixing to extract flavors; Pour over fruit mixture.

  3. Just before serving, gently toss or flip the sealed bowl several times to coat the fruit with the dressing. (Serve fresh, or refrigerate 1 hour before serving for cold salad.)

  4. Eat & enjoy!

 Thanks Lillian for sending in this wonderful arrangement to Tasty25 Magazine! What’s your Tasty25 creation? Send in your recipe, and be featured on Tasty25 by going to the “Submit Your Tasty25 Creation” page.