Archive for May, 2011

This salad is great for a warm spring or summer night. It’s light, filling and refreshing! Not to mention it’s SO easy to make with Tyson’s Grilled and Ready Chicken Strips!


2 servings of grilled chicken breast

20 green beans, steamed slighty

2 slice of bacon, chopped up

1 tomato, sliced

Carrots to your liking

1/2 cup Zesty Italian Dressing, divided

Cheddar cheese, grated

Lettuce(how much is up to you)


  1. Place chicken is a resealable plastic bag. Add 1/4 cup of the dressing, set aside. Turn bag over and over several times to evenly coat chicken. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes.
  2. Pre-heat grill or a grill pan to medium heat. Remove chicken from marinade. Grill chicken strips for about 6 to 8 minutes on each side or until cooked through. If you are using the Tyson grilled strips, you only need to grill for about 2 minutes on each side.
  3. Place lettuce on a plate, top with the veggies, then chicken, the cheese and drizzle the remaining Italian dressing over the salad.


I was sent a free coupon from Foodbuzz to try out the Tyson Grilled Chicken Strips.

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Healthy Joes

I remember being a kid and asking my Mom what was for dinner and she’d say “sloppy joes”. Immediately, I get super excited because they were SO yummy. Then I grew up and thought they were the most disgusting thing ever! Until recently, when she made them again and it tasted good again.  I waned to lighten up the typical sloppy joe recipe so help us save some calories.  So here is a lighter version:


3/4 lb of ground turkey

1 cup onion, chopped

1 medium bell pepper, chopped

1 1/2 cup of tomato sauce

1 medium zucchini, shredded

1 tablespoon of chili powder

1 teaspoon of paprika

1/2 teaspoon of fresh garlic, minced

Salt and pepper to taste

Hamburger buns


  1. Brown turkey meat. Remove from pan and drain. Add back to pan and cook with onions, peppers, garlic over medium heat until onion is tender.
  2. Stir in tomato sauce, zucchini, chili powder, paprika, garlic, salt and pepper, bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat and let it simmer for about 5 minutes, uncovered.
  4. Serve on hamburger rolls.


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