Got Lunch


Today’s Tasty Thursday offers a low-calorie option if you are looking for ideas for what to pack in your children’s lunchboxes. This recipe is simple and tasty so you may find yourself making an additional serving so you can pack your own lunch too. You are sure to be satisfied with the main course – a turkey sandwich – as well as the side items. Yes, there are a few!

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Mini-Turkey Sandwich

1 whole-grain dinner roll

1 teaspoon mustard

2 ounces no salt added deli-style turkey breast

½ ounce reduced-fat cheddar cheese

1 romaine lettuce leaf

Cucumber Sandwich

4 cucumber slices

1 teaspoon hummus

1 teaspoon sunflower seeds


½ cup blueberries and strawberries, sliced

1 (2-ounce) Greek yogurt tube


Spread mustard on the roll.

Top it with turkey, cheese, and lettuce to make a sandwich.

Spread ½ teaspoon hummus on 1 cucumber slice.

Top it with ½ teaspoon sunflower seeds and top again with another cucumber slice to make a sandwich.



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You Will Need Less than $10

MooShuChickenTo be exact, our partners at The American Diabetes Association estimate that you can make this dish for $8.74, and prep time is only 10 minutes because your crockpot will do all the work.  Not a bad option now that it is almost fall and the rhythm of life has picked up.

This Tasty Thursday recipe will serve four,  is low in calories – only 260 per serving – and has plenty of potassium – 675 mg.  Dust off that crock pot, gather the vegetables and protein, and enjoy.

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Happy September!


Crock Pot Moo Shu Chicken


12-ounce bag broccoli slaw

3 carrots, shredded

1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, thinly sliced

3 tablespoons and 1 ½ teaspoons hoisin sauce

¼ cup low-sodium, fat-free chicken broth

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 ½ teaspoons, low-sodium soy sauce

1 tablespoon cornstarch

4 low-carb whole wheat tortillas


1. Layer the coleslaw mix and carrots in the bottom of crockpot. Top with the chicken.

2. In a small bowl, mix the hoisin sauce, garlic, soy sauce, and cornstarch. Pour over the chicken mixture and set the crockpot (one or two words; you have it as two above) on high for 4 to 6 hours.

3. Warm the low-carb tortillas and serve 1 ½ cups of mixture over the tortilla.

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