Doonbuggy’s Healthy Turkey Wraps

I have called my friend Dawn “Doonbuggy” forever.  I have no idea why except that it used to bug the heck out of her.  I think I knew that she hated it when her grandma called her “Dew Drop”, so I had to come up with my own way to annoy her.  What else are friends for I ask you?

Anyway, I know it’s good old New Year’s resolution time, and I for one am starting my diet once again for the fourth year in a row.   This year the plan is to really lose some weight instead of gain.  I don’t really have a plan except to use My Fitness Pal and record everything I eat.  Hopefully the humiliation in front of myself will help!  If it doesn’t I will continue to talk myself into thinking I look cute a little plump.  That’s plan B.

Doonbuggy has always been a healthy eater.  She made this wrap for me a couple of months ago when she had me over for dinner.  It is guilt free and really scrumptious.

It’s starts out easy enough with four Jennie O turkey patties.  You just fry them up in a pan and season them with some salt and pepper.  If you can find the ones that are already seasoned, that’s even better.

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Set the patties on a plate and cover them with foil to keep them warm.  In the same skillet take a beautiful, orange bell pepper and cut it into strips.

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To cut a bell pepper without spilling seeds everywhere, hold it upright and cut off the “cheeks” of the pepper.  The core will be left intact, still holding into the seeds.

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Put the strips into the same skillet you cooked the turkey patties in and sautee them until you get a little color on them.

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Take four large whole wheat tortillas and place them onto each of four dinner plates.  Cover them with a couple of tablespoons of salad dressing.  I used Ceasar because it’s what I had in the fridge.  Dawn used Bleu Cheese.  I think any dressing would be great on these.

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Place a little bit of spring greens or other lettuce mix onto the tortilla.  Be generous, you are getting your daily dose of greens in this dish.

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Place 1/4 of the peppers onto each tortilla.

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Slice each of the turkey patties in half and place them on top of the peppers.

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Fold it over like a taco and serve with some juicy corn on the cob, just like Dawn did!

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You will enjoy this one, and so will your waistline.

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Here’s to eating a little better in 2014!

Shauna

Comments

  1. chad havey says:

    What a delicious meal

  2. Looks yummy! You look gorgeous no matter what size you are.

  3. Great idea!

  4. Dawn Miller says:

    Thank you for posting my recipe. And thanks for telling everyone my crazy grandma’s lovely nickname she had for me ;-). The jalapeno jack turkey patties are my favorite.

    • I loved your recipe and it was nice to have my friend of so many years cook for me. I guess I know how much love I put into food, so I really feel that when I get to have food made by people important to me. I couldn’t find those dang Aleppo turkey burgers-you are going to have to tell me where those are at the store. Sorry about the publicizing of the nick name from Nanny :) I have always thought it was so funny!

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