Recipes from the Health Fair

This year’s Health Fair at South Jordan Rec Center was a blast! It was fun to get to know the patrons better, answer their questions on healthy living AND have them try my favorite healthy recipes!


I had to share these recipes  with my readers as well. These are great meals to make for the family. Along with the meal recipes, I have also included a fabulous brownie recipe from me to you!

Turkey Enchiladas

3 lbs.  lean ground turkey
1  medium onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, chopped
1 can of olives, sliced into thirds
2 tsp. cumin
1 tsp chili powder
1 24-26 oz. can of green chile enchilada sauce
5  whole wheat tortillas, cut into 2″ squares
1/2 c. grated  cheese

Place ground turkey in a frying pan on medium heat. Cook until it begins to crumble. Add onion, garlic, olives, cumin and  chili powder. Stir together and continue to cook over medium heat until meat is browned. Place the meat in the crock pot and stir in the enchilada sauce. Place the tortilla squares on the top in an even layer. Cook on low 2-3 hours. Sprinkle cheese on top about 5 minutes before serving. Allow cheese to melt, and enjoy! This can also be made in a casserole pan. Cut the tortillas in half instead of 2″ squares and layer tortillas, meat/sauce, tortillas, meat/sauce, tortillas and top with remaining sauce and cheese. Bake on 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until cheeses is melted, and edges are bubbly. You can serve these with a little bit of low fat sour cream to add a bit of a creamy texture if you like.

White Chicken Chili

1 medium onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, chopped
3 c. low-sodium chicken broth
2 cans of cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
2 cans navy beans, rinsed and drained
3 c. cooked chicken breast, cubed or shredded
1 can of chopped green chilies
2 tsp. cumin
1/2 tsp chipolte chili powder
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
4 green onions, chopped
1/4 c. grated cheese

Place all ingredients in a crock pot. Stir. Cook on low for 3-4 hours. Sprinkle green onions and cheese on top just before serving.

Dark Chocolate Cherry Brownies

Confession of a brownie-holic: I seriously can only make this recipe twice a year, and I have to make sure that there are going to  be people at my house to eat them….or else I would. They are not super sweet, which is my favorite part I think. Or maybe it’s the chunks of cherries, or it could be the dark chocolate chips….Oh, just try them and see what your favorite part is!

3/4 c. whole wheat flour
3/4 c. organic cane sugar
3/4 c. dark cocoa
1 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. sea salt
1/3 c. all fruit cherry preserves
1/3 c. water
3 Tbs. butter
1 tsp. almond or cherry extract
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 large egg white
1/3 c. dark chocolate chips

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8 x 8 x 2 baking pan with baking spray. Mix all dry ingredients together in a medium mixing bowl. Place preserves, water and butter in a small saucepan and bring it to a boil. Remove from heat, stir in extract and let cool slightly. Pour into dry mixture and stir together gently. Add egg and egg white. Stir. Add the chocolate chips. Stir. Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 25-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted into middle comes out clean. You can choose to sprinkle these with a little bit of powdered sugar if you’d like, but I promise that they are yummy just the way they are!   🙂

My recipes got a thumbs up from these two cuties at the fair!


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