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Sloppy Joes

I hope you’re having a great week. Mine has been pretty stressful. Exercise is such an amazing (and healthy outlet) for stress relief. Needless to say, I have been working out A LOT this week.  🙂 

Tonight’s meal is a reader’s request. They requested a healthier version of the traditional Sloppy Joe.

Mission Sloppy Joe is ON!

 Sloppy Joes

 Sloppy Joe, Slop, Sloppy Joe…. (that was an Adam Sandler reference just in case you missed it) 🙂 

Here are the ingredients that you’ll need (for a serving of 6):
1lb. lean ground turkey
½ cup of diced red onion
1 large red bell pepper
15 oz. stewed tomatoes
8 oz. tomato sauce (oops, forgot to include in picture)
4 tbsp. bbq sauce
Pepper to taste
Whole wheat buns (be sure they do not contain HFCS)

First brown the turkey in a non-stick pan.

While the meat is browning, dice the red pepper and red onion.

Next, place the red pepper and onion in a pan with some cooking spray. Cook until soft. Once they are soft, add them to the turkey.

Add the stewed tomatoes, tomato sauce, bbq sauce, and pepper. Simmer for about 5 minutes.

Place onto a whole wheat bun and add a nice healthy side salad. Enjoy!

Mission Sloppy Joe was a huge success! Not only did this meal only take 20 minutes to make from start to finish, but it made enough for dinner and lunch tomorrow (and 2 lunches the next day).

Nutrition information:  Each sandwich had only 340 calories! Red bell peppers are an excellent source of Vitamins A and C. The antioxidants in red bell peppers help reduce the body’s free radicals. The tomatoes in this recipe are a great source of lycopene, which helps to protect cells.

I absolutely love reader’s requests, so if you would like to see your favorite meal made-over Operation Nutrition style, let me know. 🙂

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  1. The Lunch Lady !!!

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