Healthy Cheating

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Lothlorien, Sep 24, 2007.

  1. Lothlorien

    Lothlorien Active Member Staff Member

    I've been trying to eat healthy the past few weeks, making some subtle changes, like trying ground turkey vs. hamburger. I made tacos last week with it and although it wasn't bad, it was strange-looking, which made it weird to eat.

    So, I was making my Escarole and Bean Soup today and I always put mini meatballs in the soup. I decided to cheat and use 1/3 ground meatloaf mix(ground pork, veal and hamburger) to 2/3 turkey. They came out really well! They looked normal too.

    Anyone else have any "Healthy Cheating" tips to offer?
  2. witzend

    witzend Well-Known Member

    You can add Browning Sauce to turkey to make it a more appetizing color. Also, good no-stick pans that need very little oil to cook in helps, as well as grilling meat instead of frying helps.
  3. SRL

    SRL Active Member

    Drat, another food thread. I thought by the subject line we were going to be talking about Raoul.
  4. timer lady

    timer lady Queen of Hearts

    Ground turkey hasn't gone over well here. I'll mix the turkey with either half lean ground beef or with lean ground pork. I find myself using ground pork more & more.

    It's really hard to overcome the "dryness" of the turkey.

    Good luck finding other substitutes - I'll have to give it some more thought.
  5. SRL

    SRL Active Member

    I haven't had much luck incorporating turkey into recipes we've been familiar with. Much better luck with finding new ones. My kids like this burger recipe much better than regular burgers. I substitute garlic powder for the fresh to make it easier.
  6. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    Drat, another food thread. I thought by the subject line we were going to be talking about Raoul.

  7. Jen

    Jen New Member

    Dietiing doesnt go with-o increase cost but I would also use 4.5 gm fat only Hamburger. Of course ate alot of chicken. Healthy choice ham, spaghetti sauce, , adn love no sugar added smuckers jelly on wheat toast.

  8. scent of cedar

    scent of cedar New Member


    A food thread!


    I had my heart set on something spicier, too!

  9. tinamarie1

    tinamarie1 Member

    lol......are our minds in the gutter or what?! I thought the same thing when I read the title of this post.
    As for ground turkey, bleck bleck pooo...I couldn't handle the texture, I am weird like that.
    As for Raoul...Im not sure but I bet he's wayyy yummmeee
  10. Big Bad Kitty

    Big Bad Kitty lolcat

    I'm guesing he is hot.

    But maybe he's not! I'm thinking we're not so picky here on this board...