Fried Ground Turkey & Rice Burritos

Fried Ground Turkey and Rice Burritos: A Low Sodium Recipe

Fried Burritos: A Surprisingly Heart-Healthy Dinner Option

 

My family loves Mexican food and although I’m not a huge fan of fried foods, they absolutely love fried foods of any kind, including burritos. Since I try to keep things on the healthy side and completely low sodium, I have perfected my recipe for fried burritos to satisfy their love of fried and spicy foods and combine it with my love of only serving them heart-healthy dishes. The coolest thing about this recipe is that the filling I use for this flavorful dish is also the same one I use for stuffed peppers and party dips, so making a big batch that you can freeze for later is an added bonus!

Fried Ground Turkey & Rice Burritos
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Mexican
 
Ingredients
  • 1 lb lean ground turkey
  • 1 can low sodium tomato soup
  • 1 pkg Mrs. Dash Taco Seasoning
  • 1 cup precooked brown rice
  • 1-4 oz can green chiles, undrained
  • 1 cup water
  • ¼ cup red onion
  • 4 flour tortillas
  • 5 tbsp canola oil.
Instructions
  1. Cook lean ground turkey until done.
  2. Add chopped onion and cook until tender.
  3. Add tomato soup, Mrs. Dash Seasoning, water, and heat over low heat for about 10 minutes.
  4. While meat mixture is simmering, cook brown rice according to package instructions.
  5. Mix rice in with meat mixture and remove from heat.
  6. In a large frying pan, heat the canola oil.
  7. Burrito wrap about 4-5 tbsp of the meat and rice mixture in each tortilla.
  8. Fry burritos over low-medium heat for about 3 minutes on each side, until nicely browned.
  9. Serve with a side of corn, homemade refried beans, and your favorite salad vegetables.

  Fried Burritos are a delicious low sodium meal!

If you decide to double or triple the filling for this recipe, you can freeze it for later to make delicious party dips (just heat it up and add cheese and serve it with tortillas) or stuffed peppers (put the mixture in the gutted bell peppers and heat in the oven for 30 minutes) for a delicious family meal. These fried burritos are great for lunch or dinner and their simplicity is almost silly. Even though they’re fried, you’ll feel good knowing that you’re serving a heart-healthy meal your family will request on the regular. Simple, delicious, and a real crowd pleaser, this recipe is one you’ll definitely want to add to your box.

Lower Sodium Vegetable Egg Rolls

Delicious Vegetables Egg Rolls that are lower in sodium than the traditional recipes

We love oriental food in my house, but because we watch our sodium intake, we typically eat it at home due to the high sodium content this cuisine usually presents. Egg rolls are a great side for stir fries, perfect party appetizers, and they’re great for lunch all by themselves. When I make egg rolls, I usually make a big batch and keep a couple out for lunch the next day and freeze the rest in baggies for another meal. This recipe for lower sodium vegetable egg rolls is my favorite, but you can easily add chicken or pork if you’d like.

Lower Sodium Vegetable Egg Rolls
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Serves: 12 egg rolls
 
Ingredients
  • 1 pkg egg roll wrappers
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 cups shredded cabbage
  • ½ cup shredded carrots
  • 4 green onions, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp low sodium Soy Sauce
  • 2⅓ cups cooking oil (I use Canola for frying)
Instructions
  1. Heat ⅓ cup Canola oil in a large frying pan on the stove top.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, toss the cabbage, carrots, and green onions with the soy sauce and ginger.
  3. Heat vegetable mixture in the oil until tender but not mushy, about 5 minutes.
  4. Lay out the egg roll wrappers, one at a time, and place about 2 tablespoons of the vegetable mixture in the middle.
  5. Roll the bottom up, then both sides in, then roll the last flap to complete.
  6. Note: If you put a thin layer of water on the perimeter of the wrap, it holds much better.
  7. In a large skillet, heat 2 cups of cooking oil for frying.
  8. Fry the egg rolls on one side for about a minute, flip them and do the same on the other side until the entire egg roll is golden brown.

  Lower Sodium Vegetable Egg Rolls

Although these egg rolls are way lower in sodium than traditional recipes, I need to point out that they are still higher in sodium than most of my recipes, but they’re incredibly delicious and I’m sure you’ll love them too. If you want to add meat to these egg rolls, cook up some chicken or ground pork and cut the vegetables in the recipe in half. My family especially loves when I make these with shredded chicken and serve them with some homemade sweet and sour sauce. Restaurant taste, restaurant quality, less than half the sodium. Here’s a heart-healthy recipe you’ll want to add to your recipe arsenal for sure!

The Best Guacamole Recipe Ever {Low Sodium Recipe}

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Guacamole. People seem to love it or hate it. Me? I have mixed emotions about it. I often get it served up with quesadillas at different Mexican restaurants and I always end up scraping it off because I really don’t feel like eating 3 day’s worth of my salt intake in one little scoop. It’s so salty and that just isn’t very heart healthy, plus to me, it doesn’t even taste good. I’ve had friends’ guacamole recipes that I have liked much better than the sodium-laden restaurant varieties, but I’m here to tell you, if you’re looking for the best guacamole recipe on the internet that’s low in sodium too, stop searching because you just found it. Guacamole is perfect on your game day table, at picnics and gatherings, and it’s great as a sandwich spread as an alternative to *SHUDDER* mayonnaise. With just a few simple ingredients, you can put this deliciousness together in no time.

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The Best Guacamole Ever!
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This guacamole recipe is low in sodium and tastes better than the sodium-laden restaurant varieties.
Ingredients
  • 2 large avocados
  • 1 vine ripened tomato
  • ¼ cup onion
  • 1 lemon or lime (your choice depending on your flavor preference)
  • 10 shakes of your favorite hot sauce (more or less depending on how hot you like it)
  • ½ capful malt or apple cider vinegar
Instructions
  1. Cut avocados in half, remove pit, scoop meat out, and place in a mixer.
  2. Quarter tomato and chop onion, then put them in your mixer.
  3. Cut your lemon and squeeze the juice over the avocado mix in the mixer.
  4. Pour in your desired amount of hot sauce and the vinegar.
  5. Mix to desired consistency. We like ours a little lumpy, but not too much.
  6. Store unused portion in a covered container in the refrigerator with a slice of onion on top of it to keep it from turning brown.

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If you try this, I promise you’re going to love this recipe. Serve it up as a healthier party snack and your guests will thank you too. Guacamole is such a healthy dip or spread and it’s absolutely perfect on burgers. Since you’ll ditch the sodium with this recipe, but not sacrifice any taste, you’ll never feel guilty about satisfying your snacking cravings again.