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Turkey Tacos for Thanksgiving


Never one for convention, I decided to make a Tex-Mex Thanksgiving dinner for my boyfriend and I.  I got this recipe from a comment on Lifehacker’s What’s Your Go To Date Recipe and made one modification. They taste so good and they are very hypoglycemic-friendly (high protein, low carb).

Serves 3


  • 2 packages of Sauzon (not included in the nutrition info, it wasn’t an option on the calculator).
  • 1 lb package of 97% lean turkey
  • 9 corn (not blended, fully corn) tortillas
  • 3/4 cup Mexican-style shredded cheese
  • 1 red onion, chopped (I only use a small portion on each)
  • 1 5.3 oz cup of Fage Greek Yogurt plain (this is a healthy sour cream substitute)
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Wing sauce


  • Toast the corn tortillas on both sides
  • Cook the turkey, add both packets of Sauzon about half way through, cook until brown
  • Sprinkle some of the cheese on the tortillas
  • Add on the turkey
  • Sprinkle on a bit more cheese
  • From original directions: If you need to keep this warm, place in oven on lowest setting until ready to serve
  • Top with 1 Tbsp of Greek Yogurt, some red onion, and however much cilantro you want on each taco
  • Drizzle hot sauce on top
  • Enjoy the deliciousness

Nutrition information (from SparkPeople Recipe Calculator):

Recipe makes 3 servings
Nutritional information is amount Per Serving
  • Calories 440.9
  • Total Fat 11.2 g
  • Saturated Fat 4.8 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 0.0 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 0.0 g
  • Cholesterol 101.6 mg
  • Sodium 724.2 mg
  • Potassium 85.0 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 31.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber 4.0 g
  • Sugars 3.2 g
  • Protein 53.0 g
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.




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I found a recipe in my Health Magazine for Quinoa and chickpea burgers. Normally that would be a huge stretch for me, but they sounded amazing so I thought I’d give them a try.



SOOOOOOO good! I didn’t think I’d love this recipe, but I chowed it down. And I felt full for hours afterwards.


Variances to recipe that I made:

– Did not add the chile

– Used 2 whole wheat pocket thins instead of a pita for the “bun”

– Factored Greek Yogurt (in substitute of sour cream) into the calorie count

– Added lettuce to the pocket thins as well, so it was the burger, Greek yogurt and lettuce in mine.

– I don’t have a food processor and my blender failed to blend it (too dense) so I used a hand mixer.


Nutrition info. the way I made it via Spark People’s Recipe Calculator:

Nutrition Facts

User Entered Recipe
  4 Servings

Amount Per Serving
  Calories 436.7
  Total Fat 6.7 g
  Saturated Fat 0.6 g
  Polyunsaturated Fat 2.2 g
  Monounsaturated Fat 0.9 g
  Cholesterol 40.9 mg
  Sodium 993.2 mg
  Potassium 292.5 mg
  Total Carbohydrate 78.9 g
  Dietary Fiber 15.8 g
  Sugars 6.7 g
  Protein 22.8 g
  Vitamin A 4.7 %
  Vitamin B-12 5.5 %
  Vitamin B-6 24.3 %
  Vitamin C 6.0 %
  Vitamin D 2.2 %
  Vitamin E 1.4 %
  Calcium 22.1 %
  Copper 10.3 %
  Folate 18.7 %
  Iron 25.2 %
  Magnesium 20.2 %
  Manganese 43.7 %
  Niacin 15.8 %
  Pantothenic Acid     5.3 %
  Phosphorus     18.6 %
  Riboflavin 19.2 %
  Selenium 12.7 %
  Thiamin 6.2 %
  Zinc 9.1 %

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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Here’s a light, but very filling recipe for a sandwich for lunch. I eat it with some cut vegetables and it keeps me pretty full until my 3 p.m. snack. Enjoy!



  • 2/3 of a Ciabatta Roll
  • 2 tbsp hummus
  • 2 strips cooked bacon
  • A couple of strips of red pepper

Variation: Boomtown Coffee in Houston makes a variation of this sandwich that includes tomato and avocado, but doesn’t include the bacon. Hypoglycemics need the additional protein, which is why I included the bacon. 


According to Spark Recipe’s Recipe Calculator, the nutritional information for the way I make the sandwich is below. It shows the carbohydrate (between 40 and 60 g) and protein (between 7 and 15 g) combination that hypoglycemics need to stay even in blood sugar.


Nutrition Facts 

User Entered Recipe 

  1 Serving

Amount Per Serving
  Calories 325.9
  Total Fat 8.9 g
  Saturated Fat 2.2 g
  Polyunsaturated Fat 1.0 g
  Monounsaturated Fat 1.1 g
  Cholesterol 10.0 mg
  Sodium 890.9 mg
  Potassium 129.8 mg
  Total Carbohydrate 51.3 g
  Dietary Fiber 3.7 g
  Sugars 1.3 g
  Protein 12.8 g
  Vitamin A 42.6 %
  Vitamin B-12 0.0 %
  Vitamin B-6 7.4 %
  Vitamin C 118.0 %
  Vitamin D 0.0 %
  Vitamin E 1.3 %
  Calcium 1.4 %
  Copper 8.6 %
  Folate 7.9 %
  Iron 4.7 %
  Magnesium 5.9 %
  Manganese 13.0 %
  Niacin 1.8 %
  Pantothenic Acid     0.7 %
  Phosphorus     5.6 %
  Riboflavin 1.7 %
  Selenium 1.2 %
  Thiamin 5.0 %
  Zinc 3.7 %

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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