Taco Salad

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Taco SaladIngredients:

8 c dark leafy greens
1 1/4 lbs extra lean ground turkey
1/8 c water
1 can black beans, no salt added, rinsed, drained
homemade taco seasoning
2 mangos, diced
1/2 c homemade guacamole
1/2 c salsa (no sugar added)

Directions:

1. Add ground turkey to large skillet over medium high heat.
2. While turkey is cooking, add spices together for taco seasoning in a small dish. When turkey is no longer pink and cooked through, add taco seasoning and water to cooked turkey. Stir together until turkey is well coated with seasoning.
3. Add black beans to cooked turkey. Simmer about 5 minutes, or until black beans are cooked through.
4. Divide leafy greens between 4 bowls (about 2 c in each bowl). Add 1/2 c of turkey and black bean mixture on top of greens. Top with mango, 2 tbsp. guacamole, and 2 tbsp. salsa.

Yields 4 servings, serving size 1 salad

Coconut Rolled Dates | My favorite dessert

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coconut rolled datesIngredients:
1/2 c unsweetened coconut
1 lb pitted Deglet dates

Directions:
1. Place coconut flakes in small bowl. Set aside.

Coconut2. Add dates to food processor attached with multipurpose blade. Pulse until dates are chopped finely. Since they are very sticky, they will form a ball in the food processor. It might be necessary to run a rubber spatula down the side of the processor bowl and pulse a few more times.

Processed dates3. Scoop out 1/2 tbsp. of dates and roll in the palm of your hands to shape. Roll shaped dates in coconut flakes.

4. Store in air tight container.

Yields about 25 dates, Serving size 2 coconut rolled dates

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