Turkey Meatballs

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These turkey meatballs pack some serious protein, plus I subbed flour for oatmeal, therefore upping the fiber and nutritional value!

These little babies equal 85 calories, 7 grams protein and 5 carbs each.

This particular batch I topped with barbeque sauce, however, spaghetti sauce would probably be a better option.

Recipe and directions below!  Enjoy!

Turkey Meatball recipe

Step 1

Grind Oats down to powder form.

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Step 2

Mix all ingredients together by hand.  Get messy, folks!

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Step 3

Form into golf size balls, place on greased pan, bake at 400 for 25 minutes.

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Step 4

Remove from oven and simmer into sauce of choice.  Serve.  Devour.

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Recipe for Black Bean Patties

Don’t run away yet.  Trust me, these are worth trying!

Filled with black beans, artichokes, olives and green chiles.  Seasoned with hot sauce, chili powder and cumin.  Thickened up with oatmeal!

Spicy, Healthy and Cheap to make.



• 15 oz. black beans
• 4 oz. can diced chiles
• ½ onion
• 3 garlic cloves
• 6 oz. jar artichoke hearts
• 12 large black olives
• 3 Tbsp. Egg Whites (or 1 egg)
• 1 Tbsp. chili powder
• 1 Tbsp. cumin
• 1 Tbsp. hot sauce
• ¾ cup oatmeal


• Drain and rinse black beans
• Mash black beans and chiles
•Chop onion, garlic, artichokes and olives in food processor.  My processor is tiny so I had to chop the onions and garlic in one round and artichokes and olives the second round.
•Add chopped mix, egg whites and seasoning to beans
• Once ingredients are combined, add oatmeal.  Mix should be sticky
• Place in refrigerator for 15 minutes
• Form 6 patties, place on prepared baking sheet
• Bake 30 minutes, flipping half way through
• If desired ‘fry’ patty on pan sprayed with olive oil for a few minutes if you prefer a crisper outside.
I added a little hot sauce on top for a bit more kick (I could eat Cholula Hot Sauce on most everything).
Black Bean Patties
Nutritional Info for 1 patty (if making 6 patties)
146 Calories
22 grams Carbohydrates
9 grams Protein

Healthy Baked Chicken Enchiladas

If you are like me, when you hear the word enchilada you think red sauce and cheese.  Extra cheese.

This recipe goes a whole new direction by using Greek Yogurt and minimal cheese and still tastes great.  This recipe packs some extra protein power as well.




Sincere apologies for the less than appetizing coloring.  iPhones not ideal for food.  Clearly.

On a positive note, I received a call from Sony today saying they received my camera, and it goes in for repair tomorrow!

They also said they would call every three days to update me on the status.

A+ for customer service.

But, one has to ask what kind of surgery they are performing on the darn thing if it’s in for that long?  Dang!


Moving on…


Healthy Chicken Enchiladas

  • 1-2 cooked and shredded chicken breasts
  • 1 1/2 cups Greek Yogurt
  • 1 1/2 cups salsa
  • 1 Can Diced Green Chile’s
  • 2 Tbsp. Hot Sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. Enchilada Seasoning
  • Corn tortillas
  • Reduced Fat Cheddar Cheese
  • Black Olives

* All Ingredients are estimates.  Add or subtract amounts as desired *

1) Mix together shredded chicken, yogurt, chile’s, salsa, hot sauce and seasoning.

2) Spread mixture in center of corn tortilla, roll, place seam side down in prepared 9×13 pan.

3) Repeat until pan is full.

4). Spray EVOO on the top of each corn tortilla, sprinkle with cheese and olives.  Cover with foil and bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes.


5) Remove foil, add extra cheese if desired, serve, enjoy!


Printable Recipe

Baked Chicken Enchiladas

Spinach Mushroom Smothered Chicken Recipe


You must try this recipe. One of my Top 5 recent favorites. I took an existing recipe found on Pinterest and made it a little better for you by omitting and adding a few ingredients.

Spinach Mushroom Smothered Chicken

Chicken Ingredients

4 chicken breasts
2 Tbsp. Olive oil
Garlic powder
Seasoned salt
Fresh mozzarella cheese

Spinach Ingredients

9 oz Spinach bag
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
2 cloves garlic – minced
Laughing Cow Cream Cheese Spread
1/8 cup Parmesan Cheese

Mushroom Ingredients

1 pkg sliced button mushrooms
4 cloves garlic
2 Tbsp Olive Oil


In cast iron pan, heat olive oil, add chicken breasts, season as desired and cook over medium heat until browned on both sides.


While chicken is cooking, prepare mushrooms.

1. Heat oil, add garlic, cook over medium heat until garlic is fragrant.
2. Add mushrooms and sauté until browned.
3. Remove mushrooms and set aside.

In same pot, cook spinach mixture.

1. Start by adding olive oil, garlic, pepper and spinach to pan.
2. Allow spinach to completely wilt.
3. Add container of 8 cheese wedges and 1/8 cup Parmesan cheese, stir until melted.
4. Add mushrooms back to mixture.



Once chicken has browned on both sides, remove from cast iron skillet and transfer to a 9×13 lightly oiled casserole dish. Top with a slice of fresh mozzarella.


Pile spinach, mushroom and cheese mixture over mozzarella.


Place in 350 degree oven and cook for 20 minutes.  I covered mine for the last half so as not to dry the mixture out.