Healthier Fried Burritos: A Low Sodium Recipe

Healthier Fried Burritos: A Low Sodium Recipe #SoFab

Fried Ground Turkey and Rice Burritos: A Surprisingly Heart-Healthy Meal Option

Fried foods aren’t typically associated with healthy recipes, but if done right, they aren’t as bad for you as you think. These Turkey and Brown Rice Fried Burritos are so indulgent, you might be temped to feel guilty about adding them to your diet, but you really don’t have to because we’ve taken a few steps to make them lower in sodium and fat. Using no-salt added spices, lean ground turkey instead of beef, brown rice, and just a bit of canola oil for quick frying makes these delicious fried burritos a healthier option to traditional recipes for this Mexican delight.

Healthier Turkey & Brown Rice Fried Burritos
 
A lower sodium, lower fat alternative to traditional fried burritos.
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 4 large burritos
Ingredients
  • 1 lb lean ground turkey
  • 1 can low sodium tomato soup
  • 1 pkg Mrs. Dash Taco Seasoning
  • 1 cup precooked brown rice
  • 1-4 oz can green chiles, undrained
  • 1 cup water
  • ¼ cup red onion
  • 4 flour tortillas
  • 5 tbsp canola oil
Instructions
  1. Cook lean ground turkey until almost done.
  2. Add chopped onion and cook until tender.
  3. Add tomato soup, Mrs. Dash Seasoning, water, and chiles, and heat over low heat for about 10 minutes.
  4. While meat mixture is simmering, cook brown rice according to package instructions.
  5. Mix rice in with meat mixture and remove from heat.
  6. In a large frying pan, heat the canola oil.
  7. Burrito wrap about 4-5 tbsp of the meat and rice mixture in each tortilla.
  8. Fry burritos over low-medium heat for about 3 minutes on each side, until nicely browned.
  9. Serve with a side of corn, homemade refried beans, and your favorite salad vegetables.

If you decide to double or triple the lean turkey and rice filling for this recipe, you can freeze it and use it for later. This filling makes a delicious party dip. Just heat it up, add cheese, and serve it with tortilla chips. It’s also perfect for stuffed peppers. Simply put the mixture in the gutted bell peppers and heat in the oven for 30 minutes for a delicious family meal.

We hope you love this recipe for Healthier Fried Burritos as much as we do. If you enjoyed this low sodium recipe, be sure to visit our Low Sodium section. Don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter so you never miss a single healthy recipe. And for daily recipe inspiration, like us on Facebook, follow us on Pinterest, and stop by our Google+ Community to see all of the amazing recipes our community members are sharing. Enjoy!

Sriracha Spicy Chili Oil – Hack

Bottom of the Bottle Hack: Sriracha Spicy Chili Sauce #SoFab

Sriracha Spicy Chili Oil

If you love Sriracha sauce as much as we do, you don’t let a bit of the magic sauce go to waste. Now that Sriracha sauce is pretty easy to come by, it has become a staple in most kitchens. If you aren’t willing to waste a drop of this versatile sauce and you’ve already shaken until nothing comes out, we have a bottom of the bottle hack that will help you get the most out of your Sriracha.

Grab some peanut, grape seed, olive, or vegetable oil and pour about a teaspoon into the bottle and shake it up. You just turned what would have been garbage into an incredible marinade, stir fry sauce, or spicy garlic bread enhancer.

Make the most of your money and never waste a single drop in the bottom of the bottle of your favorite sauce. If you like this quick kitchen hack, be sure to find more like it in our Kitchen Hack section. We’ll be back with more Bottom of the Bottle Hacks too so be sure to stop back by often!

SNICKERS® Chocolate Biscotti

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SNICKERS® Chocolate Biscotti by Life a Little Brighter

We love coffee and finding delicious treats that pair perfectly with our coffee pretty much makes our day complete. When we came across this recipe for SNICKERS® Chocolate Biscotti from Life a Little Brighter, we just knew this was something we had to try. The idea of mixing SNICKERS® bars with an already delicious Chocolate Biscotti recipe is nothing short of brilliant and the result is amazing. If you’re looking for something decadent to pair with your morning or evening coffee, this is definitely the recipe you’ll want to try.

SNICKERS® Chocolate Biscotti
 
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 20 biscotti
Ingredients
  • For biscotti:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 4 ounces SNICKERS® Almond bars, chopped or broken into small pieces
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • For topping:
  • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup chopped almonds
Instructions
  1. Gather your ingredients.
  2. Head over to the original recipe on Life a Little Brighter for full preparation and cooking instructions.
  3. Enjoy this delicious breakfast bar with your favorite cup of coffee!

We hope you love this recipe for SNICKERS® Chocolate Biscotti as much as we do. If you like this recipe, visit our Breakfast section for even more recipes to help you start your day off right. Don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter so that you never miss a single recipe, and you can visit our Pinterest boards for even more incredible breakfast food inspiration. Enjoy!

Lighten the Menu: Healthy Salads and Side Dishes

Lighten up the dinner menu with these 6 salad and side dish recipes #SoFab

6 Healthy Salad and Side Dish Recipes Perfect for Your Spring Menu Plan!

When spring rolls around, we all try to lighten our dinner menus using fresh, in-season vegetables as the basis for many of our meals. If you’re on the hunt for deliciously satisfying light menu items to pair with your main course for dinner, we think you’ll love these 6 healthy salads and side dishes. Harness the flavors of spring and enhance that grilled fish or chicken with any one of these recipes, and your family will leave the table smiling and satisfied.

  • This Ginger Curried Vegetables recipe is about as simple as side dishes get. It’s so fresh and delicious, flavorful and exotic, and it only takes 15 minutes to make. Pair this with fish for a meal that’s packed with protein and nutritious vegetables.
  • Serve this Sesame Chicken Salad with Honey Sesame Dressing in large portions by itself for dinner paired with some bread or in smaller portions alongside your favorite Asian dish. Grilled chicken, dried cranberries, crunchy lo-mein noodles, all served over fresh greens and drizzled with a delicious Honey Sesame Dressing.
  • What we love most about this Tomato and Asparagus Salad is that it features such a variety of tastes and textures while utilizing the best of the season’s flavors and fresh ingredients. This salad would pair beautifully with some seasoned grilled chicken.
  • If you’ve never tasted a Vietnamese egg roll (Chả Giò), you’re in for a treat. The wrapper is thin, light, and crispy. The filling is usually comprised of pork and shrimp with noodles and mushrooms. This is not the typically greasy egg roll you’re used to, it’s much healthier and very delicious!
  • If you love those Greek salads you get at your favorite restaurant, you’re going to love this recipe for Greek Salad and Dressing. All of the fresh flavors of spring with a Greek twist make this a salad you won’t be able to resist.
  • If your family is the type that absolutely has to have bread with each meal, consider serving up this Easy Sun-Dried Tomato and Feta Quick Bread with dinner. This bread can be table-ready in about 30 minutes and it enhances any meal with its amazing flavor combination.

We hope you enjoy the flavors of spring with these 6 healthy salads and side dishes as much as we do. If you enjoyed these healthy meal enhancers, be sure to subscribe to our newsletter so you never miss a single recipe. For daily recipe inspiration, like us on Facebook, follow us on Pinterest, and stop by our Google+ Community to see all of the amazing recipes our community members are sharing. Enjoy!

Copycat Chipotle® Cilantro-Lime Brown Rice Recipe

Copycat Chipotle® Cilantro-Lime Brown Rice Recipe

Copycat Chipotle® Cilantro-Lime Brown Rice Recipe

If you love Mexican food and Chipotle® is one of your favorite restaurants, you’re going to love this recipe! We love the fresh tastes of lime and cilantro in this Copycat Chipotle® Cilantro-Lime Brown Rice recipe. If you’re looking for a healthy filler for tacos, burritos, or enchiladas, this rice works wonderfully. We also love making a burrito bowl with greens, tomatoes, beans, chicken breast, and this flavorful brown rice. It’s so versatile and delicious and tastes just like the restaurant-style variety.

Now that spring is in the air, it is time to lighten up your dishes. Adding in a brown rice will help you gain some good energy and will keep you full longer. This rice also works great alone for lunch, or as a dinner side dish with chicken or fish.

Copycat Chipotle® Cilantro-Lime Brown Rice Recipe
 
Copycat Chipotle® Cilantro-Lime Brown Rice Recipe
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Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Ingredients
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • ⅔ cup brown rice
  • 2 tsp fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 lime
Instructions
  1. Prepare your rice according to package instructions.
  2. Add the olive oil to the drained rice.
  3. Let the rice cool.
  4. Chop cilantro and stir it into the rice.
  5. Add the juice of one lime into the rice mixture slowly, mixing as you add the juice.
  6. Stir in the salt.
  7. Enjoy!

We hope you enjoy this healthy side dish as much as we do. If you’re looking for more side dish recipes for your next family meal, visit our Side Dishes section for inspiration. For daily recipe ideas, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and find us on Pinterest. Enjoy!

6 Irresistible Cookie Recipes

6 Delicious Cookie Recipes for Spring #SoFab

These 6 Cookie Recipes are perfect for spring!

Everyone loves cookies. They’re perfect for parties, after school snacks, and there are so many varieties, they are a great option for dessert. If you love cookies and you’re always on the lookout for new recipes, you’ll definitely want to try out these 6 irresistible cookie recipes. Simple to make and simply delicious, you can’t go wrong with cookies!

  • This recipe for Lime Macarons is perfect for springtime. Bright in color and full of flavor, these cookies would be a hit at any spring fling!
  • If you love the flavor combination of chocolate and peppermint, this recipe for Peppermint Patty Stuffed Chocolate Cookies is the one you’ll want to try. These easy 5-ingredient cookies are amazingly simple to make and will be loved by all.
  • If you love cookies but don’t want all of the guilt associated with eating them, you definitely need to try this recipe for Healthier Biscochos. Vegan and gluten free, these little balls of awesome will become your new favorite dessert recipe.
  • Although scones aren’t really a cookie, we felt compelled to share this recipe for White Chocolate Cherry Scones with you here. These decadent scones are perfect as an indulgent breakfast or served as a dessert after dinner.
  • If you adore the flavor of mocha, you’re going to love this simple recipe for Mocha Meringues. Cocoa powder and just a little bit of espresso give these meringues a beautiful color and a delicate flavor that everyone will love.
  • Another sweet cookie recipe you’ll want to try is this one for the Best Sorghum Cookies ever. Simple to make, serve these cookies hot out of the oven or freeze them for later.

We hope you enjoy these simple and delicious cookie recipes as much as we do. If you’d like to find more recipes like these, be sure to visit our dessert section. You can also like us on Facebook for daily recipe inspiration and join in on the conversations in our Google+ Community to see what others are sharing. Enjoy!

Chickpea and Mango Salsa

Chickpea and Mango Salsa

Chickpea and Mango Fruit Salsa

Are you ready for spring? The fresh flavors of spring always inspire healthy recipes and this Chickpea and Mango Salsa is a healthy snacking option you’re going to love. This delicious salsa is full of nutritional fruits and vegetables, and the chickpeas add protein to make it the perfect midday snack. Using a combination of fresh and canned ingredients makes this recipe a snap.

We added mango to this salsa because of its high nutritional value. Based on our research, mangos contain needed antioxidants, are high in fiber, help to alkalize the body, aid in the digestive process, and are even said to help people with diabetes.

Try this salsa with some fresh tortilla chips or serve it as a side dish with any of the following recipes:

Mango Fruit Salsa

Chickpea and Mango Salsa
 
A fresh chickpea and fruit salsa
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Recipe type: Snack
Ingredients
  • 3 Can Tomatoes and Green Chiles
  • 1 Can Green Chiles
  • 1 Can Chickpeas
  • 1 Can Corn and Pepper Mix
  • 1 Avocado
  • Juice of ½ Lime
  • 1 Mango
  • 1 Nectarine
  • ½ Red Onion
  • 1 or 2 jalapeños depending on your heat preference
  • 1 Tbsp Garlic
  • Dash of Sea Salt
  • Cilantro
Instructions
  1. Chop all of the fresh ingredients and place in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add the lime, garlic, and sea salt in with the fresh ingredients.
  3. Open all the canned items and mix into the fresh ingredients in the bowl.
  4. Serve as a snack or side dish.
  5. Refrigerate unused salsa in an airtight container.

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Classic Italian Layered Salad

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Classic Italian Layered Salad from Life Could Be a Dream

Springtime always inspires us to turn to fresher foods for meals since so many fresh vegetables are in season during the spring. We love antipasto, but we wanted to find a lighter version to satisfy this craving. This recipe for Classic Layered Salad from Life Could Be a Dream is exactly what we were looking for! This salad uses some beautiful, fresh vegetables, tangy olives, Hormel Pepperoni, and toasted day-old bread for a bit of crunch. This healthy twist on a traditional Italian favorite is a family meal everyone will love.

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Classic Italian Layered Salad
 
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Recipe type: Salad
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • 12 slices day old crusty bread–ciabatta is a good choice!
  • ¼ cup olive oil, plus more for brushing
  • 3 cloves garlic, smashed to a paste
  • 3 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 4 anchovy filets, coarsely chopped *optional*
  • 1 Tbsp capers, roughly chopped
  • ½ cup kalamata olives, pitted and roughly chopped
  • 6 ripe large tomatoes, roughly cubed
  • 1 small cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup Hormel Pepperoni Minis, divided
  • 1 large handful basil leaves, roughly chopped
  • Salt and pepper
  • Lettuce leaves
Instructions
  1. Gather your ingredients.
  2. Visit the original recipe on Life Could Be a Dream for preparation and cooking instructions.
  3. Enjoy your healthy meal!

We hope you enjoy the flavors of spring with this recipe for Classic Italian Layered Salad as much as we do. Be sure to find more recipes like this in our Salad section. If you enjoyed this delicious dish, be sure to subscribe to our newsletter so you never miss a single recipe. And for daily recipe inspiration, like us on Facebook, follow us on Pinterest, and stop by our Google+ Community to see all of the amazing recipes our community members are sharing. Enjoy!

30-Minute Soups Perfect for Lunchtime

4 30-Minute Soups Recipes that are perfect for lunch! #SoFab

30-Minute Soups are perfect for lunch!

What’s for lunch? We know time is of the essence during lunch time with busy schedules so we thought we’d share these simple 30-minute soups with you to help you get a delicious meal on the lunch table in a snap. These 4 soup recipes offer amazing flavor, they are very satisfying, and they are all super simple to make.

  • This Italian Tortellini Soup makes a quick and delicious meatless meal for a busy week day and it’s so hearty that it’s great for dinner too. This recipe uses a vegetable broth with all kinds of pasta and veggie goodness that even the pickiest eaters will enjoy.
  • Fresh and Healthy Cauliflower Soup is perfect for those days when you’re feeling a little under the weather. It takes minimal effort and not more than 30 minutes of your time to put this healthy, comforting soup on the table for lunch or dinner.
  • Because this Red Beans and Sausage Barley Stew uses canned beans, you won’t have to spend hours simmering it. Most of the ingredients are pantry staples, so the recipe is perfect when you’re stumped for lunch or dinner.
  • A quick and easy meal option, this kid-friendly Meatball Soup is ready in under a half an hour and is filled with all sorts of healthy ingredients your whole family will love.

We hope you love these simple 30-Minute Soups as much as we do. If you enjoyed these easy meal ideas, be sure to subscribe to our newsletter so you never miss a single recipe. And for daily recipe inspiration, like us on Facebook, follow us on Pinterest, and stop by our Google+ Community to see all of the amazing recipes our community members are sharing. Enjoy!

Stuffed Acorn Squash

A Healthy Side Dish: Stuffed Acorn Squash #SoFab

Stuffed Acorn Squash

Tired of the same old side dishes like corn, green beans, or peas? Serve up something unique that’s satisfying and delicious like this simple recipe for Stuffed Acorn Squash. Fresh squashed stuffed with spanish rice, kidney beans, and loaded with Mexican flavor, this is a great side dish for dinner that’s also delicious as a healthy lunch all by itself.

Stuffed Acorn Squash #SoFab

We love just about anything stuffed. This Stuffed Acorn Squash is not just for fall or winter. It is a great healthy side dish or eaten as a light lunch with a salad. Acorn squash contains 13% of the RDA of potassium and 11% of the RDA of magnesium in each 1/2 cup serving. It’s also a good source of vitamin C. We used the flavors of Mexico with cumin, garlic, oregano, salt, and coriander to make this side dish pop with flavor to enhance any meal.

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