Meat & Poultry

November 26, 2014

Skinny Recipe: Turkey Cutlets with Citrus Pan Sauce

This is part of my Thanksgiving recipe series. Every day leading up to Thanksgiving, I’ll share a new recipe to complete a wonderful, flavorful dinner without tons of added calories, fat and carbs. Check out past recipes here.

turkey cutlets in a citrus sauce

If the idea of cooking an entire Thanksgiving turkey for hours on end just doesn’t sound appealing, this recipe if for you. Especially if the entire family likes white meat, you can make these turkey cutlets instead of wasting all that dark meat no one wants. Instead of serving them with sodium ladened gravy, try the light and refreshing citrus sauce. Pair with a warm salad like this Baby Spinach and Bacon salad and a nice glass of wine. You’ll have plenty of room for dessert, like the White Chocolate Mousse with Raspberry Sauce from yesterday.

Makes 4 servings


8 slices turkey scaloppini, about 1 ¼ pounds
3/4 cup orange juice
Juice of ½ lemon
Juice of ½ lime
1 tablespoon finely chopped shallots
1 tablespoon Stevia In The Raw® Bakers Bag
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
2 tablespoon unsalted butter, chilled, cut in small cubes
Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste


Coat a large skillet generously with cooking spray and set it over medium-high heat. When the pan is heated, arrange the turkey in one layer. Cook for 2 minutes, turn, and cook the slices for 2 minutes more. Continue turning the cutlets every 2 minutes, until they are white in the center, about 6 minutes. Transfer the turkey to a plate, and cover loosely with foil.
Add the orange, lemon and lime juices, and the shallots to the pan. As they bubble, use a wooden spatula to scrape up any browned parts. Add the stevia and ginger. Boil until the sauce is reduced to 1/2 cup, 3-4 minutes. Off the heat, add the butter and whisk vigorously until it is incorporated into the sauce. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
To serve, place 2 cutlets each on 4 dinner plates and spoon one-fourth of the sauce over each serving.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 290
Fat: 15g
Carbohydrates: 5g
Protein: 31g
Fiber: <1g
Sodium: 230mg

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October 9, 2014

Skinny Recipe: Chicken Cacciatore

Chicken cacciatore usually involves breaded, skin-on chicken thighs pan fried and smothered with sugary tomato sauce and cheese. To lighten up this recipe, I used skinless chicken breasts, increased the veggies, and decreased the added sugar. The whole family will love this easy dinner and you’ll be proud to serve it!

light chicken cacciatore
Photo courtesy Flickr user alanagkelly


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September 26, 2014

Skinny Recipe: Sweet and Sour Pork with Pineapple

Love Sweet and Sour Pork, but hate the way all that added fat, sodium and carbs make you feel later? Try my lightened up version of your favorite Chinese dish with half the calories of a traditional fast food recipe. The difference is in the extra veggies, stir frying instead of deep frying, and replacing the sugar in the sauce with Splenda. Skip the rice and serve with a big helping of steamed vegetables like mushrooms, celery, bok choy, snow peas, carrots and broccoli.

sweet and sour pork with extra veggies


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August 28, 2014

Skinny Recipe: Grilled Steak and Veggie Kabobs

All week I’m posting recipes you can use to make a wonderfully delicious, healthy Labor Day weekend meal. Check back daily for a new dish to add to your menu!

Like many of the other recipes I posted this week for Labor Day, these delicious steak and veggie kabobs can be prepared the night before. Spend more time with family and friends and less time prepping in the kitchen while everyone else parties it up!

steak and vegetable kabobs
Photo courtesy Flickr user Clay Junell


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