I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I don’t make resolutions but I do set goals. Goals that get my on my feet more, laughing more and eating more of the kinds of foods that not only help me feel better, but that taste great. I admit to having a few (25) extra pounds that I can stand to lose, but I know when it comes to following a strict diet that I just don’t have the willpower to stick with big changes all at once. If I want to make progress in my life I need to plan one or two things I can change out every other week or so. Making small but healthy changes is helping me get fit and making it stick.
Last year I cut out coke and decided to move more. I lost and kept off 10 pounds. This year my goals are to continue on the life changing path I have started by taking my vitamins every day and swapping out less healthy foods for food that is leaner and greener. Butterball Turkey is going to help me get started. Turkey is low in fat, high in protein, and provides many other health benefits that will help me on my way. My favourite swap so far is making pizza night healthier by replacing extra cheese and pepperoni with Butterball Turkey and Broccoli. The recipe is super easy and tastes amazing. The secret is in the sauce and in the turkey.
Turkey Broccoli Pizza
- Pizza dough (store-bought or home-made – we make ours in the bread machine)
- 1-2 cans (213ml each) pizza sauce (to taste – hubby likes his pizza saucy, I don’t so he spreads my side thin)
- 1/4 cup BBQ sauce (same as above)
- 2 cans mushrooms drained
- 1/2 – 1 cup left over Butterball turkey breast or 2-3 slices of Butterball luncheon meat. More if you are making the whole pizza a turkey pizza. Use enough so you have some in every bite.
- 1/2 – 1 cup cooked broccoli (I like lots)
- 350g shredded Mozzarella
- Olives (optional)
- Avocado (optional)
Prepare your dough on a cookie sheet, pour on sauce and half the BBQ sauce and spread out. Lay out the turkey then cover with the extra BBQ sauce. Add broccoli, then mushrooms and cover with cheese. Add olives if you want. Bake in 400F oven for 11 minutes then broil until cheese is a nice golden brown. Let stand 5 minutes before cutting. Enjoy! I promise you won’t even miss the pepperoni, and if you do try Butterball Turkey Pepperoni that has half the fat of regular pepperoni.
I have learned lots of new things hanging out on the Butterball Facebook page and by clicking through the website. Did you know…
Butterball turkeys are processed in a nut free facility with ingredients declared nut free by their suppliers. It should be noted however that we do not ban nuts from lunches, but employees must follow a strict washing and changing policy before entering the plant.
I think that is just fantastic. We don’t have any food allergies any longer, but for those that do this makes one less thing to worry about feeding your family. Give Butterball a follow on twitter and on Facebook for more low-fat recipe ideas, contests and more! I’ll be blogging some of my favourites over the next 4 month and trying some new recipes too.
Do you have a turkey recipe you love?