Tonight is New Year’s Eve! I love the promise and hope that comes with every New Year; a New Year where we are given a clean slate for new dreams, new memories, new successes and new joys.
2012 was an amazing year for the Dancing Hotdogs family, filled with lots of joy but I am sad to say a healthy lifestyle was not always on top of our list. Eddy and I have both hit our thirties and with that comes a new mission of being healthier people.
That is why I am so excited to be working with The American Cancer Society (ACS) and their Healthier Holiday Table campaign.
Did you know that being physically active can reduce your risk of several types of cancer, including breast, colon, endometrial, and prostate? The Society recommends that adults get at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity or 75 minutes of vigorous intensity activity each week (or a combination of these), preferably spread throughout the week.
Did you know that eating lots of fruits and vegetables can help reduce your cancer risk? The American Cancer Society recommends eating at least 2½ cups of vegetables and fruits each day.
To get more tips and resources for a healthier 2013 and a life filled with more birthdays head over to http://www.cancer.org/healthy/index and to help everyone start their New Year with a little healthier recipe below is my Healthier Holiday Table Recipe for Ground Turkey Primerva.
You will need
2 lb ground turkey
2 (16 ounce) package brown rice pasta
2 tablespoons of grape seed oil
1/2 red onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, diced
2 green bell peppers, chopped
2 cups of baby spinach
10 scallion bulbs, chopped
½ cup of chicken broth
4 tablespoons of fat-free cream cheese
½ cup grated parmesan cheese
1 tsp of Adobe seasoning
1 tsp of oregano
1 tsp of salt and pepper
Check out my video putting it together.
- In large sauce pan on medium heat brown ground turkey in grapeseed oil, (10 minutes.)
- When almost completely browned drop in all your vegetables and seasoning minus spinach and parmesan cheese.
- Drain ground turkey of fat and incorporate the chicken broth and two tablespoons of cream cheese. Mix all together and cook of some of the liquid, (10 minutes.)
- In another large pot, boil lightly salted water and drop in your brown rice pasta. Cook for allotted time until al dente. Once ready drain and put in large casserole container.
- Once ground turkey sauce is starting to cream up, add final two tablespoons of cream cheese and spinach.
- Once ground turkey sauce is nice and creamy and spinach has wilted pour over pasta.
- Top Ground Turkey Primavera with fresh parmesan cheese and ENJOY!
Disclosure: I have partnered up with the American Cancer Society and their Healthier Holiday Table but as always my post is my unbiased opinions.