As part of the Make The Switch campaign we decided to give up our unhealthy white bread and bakery goodies in favor of a healthier alternative. I’m happy to say that my kids haven’t missed it at all! We’ve replaced white bread with whole grain wheat bread which they love and choose healthy fruit crisps in place of bakery goodies. We also decided to start swapping out other meats in favor of turkey. We really love turkey and I have been using it in place of beef more and more often. It is so healthy for you and you really can’t tell the difference in your recipes. We’ve even inspired members of our family to Make the Switch!
While shopping for healthy food products to donate, I noticed that not only do they have ground turkey which I already use in many of my recipes, but they also had Italian Seasoned Ground turkey. I picked up a package of this with spaghetti in mind! I love the flavor of Italian ground sausage but hate all the grease. The turkey seamed like a great alternative to greasy sausage.
Here is our donation that we put together for our local food shelf. I chose healthy foods as I think that often the foods that are donated aren’t always the best for you. I want kids in need to be able to eat healthy too! With the Italian seasoned ground turkey, whole grain pasta and jarred sauce they can easily make a healthy and delicious meal. I also included a kid friendly favorite, turkey franks. They taste just like hot dogs and after serving them to a dozen of our friends kids I can honestly say not a single one noticed the difference. I also included turkey bacon which is delicious and can be used to make a breakfast of bacon, eggs and toast! There are so many healthy possibilities with turkey!
My kids learned the value of donating healthy food to kids in need. It boggled their minds that some kids don’t have food to eat. It was such an important lesson to instill in them and by including them in the whole process it really sunk in and they still talk about it!
After donating the food we picked up we headed home to make a meal of our own! One of our favorite turkey recipes is my famous turkey chili! It’s to die for! I decided I wanted to try something new and took out our Italian seasoned ground turkey. I browned it in a pan and added spaghetti sauce for a quick, easy dinner.
It smelled and looked amazing but would it pass the test? I served it to the kids first to see what they thought of it.
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