Sara Lee Heart Healthy Recipes for National Nutrition Month {GIVEAWAY}

Did you know that March is National Nutrition Month?  Good health is so closely tied in to good nutrition, and I don’t know about y’all, but I need to refocus.  I need to reevaluate my family’s diet, and get back to the basics of fresh, wholesome meals and snacks.  I’m working on fitting more ‘super foods’ into our diet, as well as increasing our fiber.  I also need to really watch my sodium and focus more on a heart-healthy diet.  As I’ve mentioned before, heart disease is very prevalent on my mom’s side of the family.  My mother was hospitalized a few months back due to dangerously high blood pressure, which caused symptoms of a heart attack, including arm pain and numbness, nausea, headache, etc. It was extremely scary, since my mom lost her father when he was in his early 60’s from a massive heart attack.

Obviously, I can’t control genetics, but I can control other risk factors like diet, stress and exercise.  Sara Lee Premium Meats is here to help with the diet part!  Also, having some of these quick and easy, yet delicious nutrition-minded recipes at your fingertips will also help decrease stress levels when it comes to meal planning 🙂

It’s no secret that I love a good deli sandwich, so I was immediately drooling over this Spicy Turkey Wrap.

This wrap has some of my favorite things – avocado, lime juice, jalapeno and cilantro!
Spicy Turkey Wrap
Prep Time: 10 minutes 
Makes: 1 serving 
1 7-8” whole wheat flour tortilla 
2 tablespoons fresh mashed avocado 
1 teaspoon lime juice 
2 ounces thinly sliced of sliced-to-order Sara Lee® Premium Oven Roasted Turkey Breast 
1/4 cup shredded lettuce 
2 tablespoons chopped tomato 
1 teaspoon chopped fresh jalapeno pepper 
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro (optional) 

Directions: 

1. Spread tortilla with avocado combined with lime juice. 
2. Fill with remaining ingredients; roll up and serve immediately.

  
Nutrition per serving: serving size:1 tortilla, Calories: 260, Fat: 9g, Sat Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 30 mg, Carbohydrates: 28g, Fiber: 5g,Sodium: 690 mg, Protein: 17g

Maybe you’re more of a salad person? No problemo – 
Cilantro-Lime Chicken Salad
Prep Time:   20 minutes                                               
Makes:4 servings (about 2-1/2 cups each)
Ingredients:

Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette:
1/4   cup fresh lime juice
1      tablespoon canola oil
1/4   teaspoon ground cumin
1/8   teaspoon ground red pepper
Salad:
8     cups fresh baby mixed salad greens
1     cup frozen corn, cooked, drained
2     medium tomatoes, seeded, chopped
1/2  cup black beans, rinsed, drained
1/2   lb. piece sliced-to-order Sara Lee® Premium Lower Sodium Oven Roasted Chicken Breast, cut into thin strips
2     corn tortilla, cut into 1-inch strips
        Cooking spray
1/4   cup reduced fat Mexican cheese blend
Directions:
1.     For dressing: Combine lime juice, oil, cumin and red pepper; mix lightly. Set aside.  
2.     For salad: Combine salad greens, corn, tomato, black beans, green onion and chicken; toss lightly.
3.     Spray small fry pan with cooking spray. Cook and stir tortilla strips over medium heat until crispy.  
4.      Toss salad with dressing; sprinkle with cheese and tortilla strips, before serving.
Nutrition per serving: serving size:1/4 salad, Calories: 280, Fat: 9g, Sat Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 35 mg, Carbohydrates: 29g, Fiber: 8g,Sodium: 620 mg, Protein: 21 g


or maybe this one?
Turkey Citrus Avocado Salad
Prep Time:   20 minutes                                               
Makes:4 servings
Ingredients:
Citrus Vinaigrette:
1/2   cup fresh grapefruit juice
2      tablespoons honey
2      tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Salad:
6      cups fresh baby spinach
1       grapefruit, peeled, sectioned
1/2   avocado, peeled, pitted and thinly sliced
1      cup cherry tomatoes
1/2    cup thinly sliced red onions
1/2    lb. piece sliced-to-order Sara Lee® Premium Lower Sodium Oven Roasted Turkey Breast
2      tablespoons pumpkin seeds (optional)  

Directions:
1.     For dressing: Combine grapefruit juice, honey and olive oil.
2.     Combine spinach, grapefruit, avocado, tomato and red onion; mix lightly.  
3.     Add salad dressing; toss lightly. Sprinkle with pumpkin seeds, before serving, if desired.
Nutrition per serving: serving size:1/4 salad, Calories: 240, Fat: 9g, Sat Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 30 mg, Carbohydrates: 29g, Fiber: 6g,Sodium: 420 mg, Protein: 15 g
So….I’m starving now! To help you make one of these recipes, or your own nutritious dish, Sara Lee has provided me with some coupons to giveaway!  I will give one winner (2) coupons good for a FREE 1/2 lb. of Sara Lee meat or cheese at the service deli or ONE package of any Sara Lee pre-sliced meat or cheese located in the deli section (up to $6.29).  Personally, I’m for anything that helps me out with the grocery bill!

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Recipes, photos and coupons were provided by Sara Lee, no other compensation was received.  All opinions expressed are my own.

15 thoughts on “Sara Lee Heart Healthy Recipes for National Nutrition Month {GIVEAWAY}

  1. Never thought to put cilantro in a wrap – I'm gonna try it! We've been trying to bring a little more healthy back into our diet too and it's HARD. I'm trying to find that balance between spending a ton of time making things fresh and using shortcuts. I know it's there somewhere!

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