Chef on a Diet—After 2 Weeks: Down 5

I kept to my goal of losing 2 pounds for the week, for a total weight loss of 5 lb! Again, Friday night was my biggest challenge. Yes, you guessed it—we hit the brewery and the Old Place. I kept to the food portion of my diet, but because of drinks, I did wind up calling Friday night a cheat night. Maybe I need to move!

Of course when I eat at home and have my pre-made meals from California Chef, it is much easier for me to stay on track. I am finding I love anything w/ lean ground turkey. I loved my Turkey Chili Mac & Cheese, Turkey Meatballs, Turkey Genovese Pizza, and of course my Guiltless Turkey Nachos last week. Try the nachos and let me know what you think:

Guiltless Turkey Nachos: 340 Calories

1 brown rice tortilla (or whole wheat)

¼ cup pinto beans

¼ cup salsa

2 oz. cooked lean ground turkey

¼ cup 2% Mexican cheese

2 tsp. chopped cilantro

2 tsp. chopped green onion

2 tsp. chopped jalapeños

  1. Spray the tortilla w/olive oil cooking spray and cut into 8 wedges. Place on baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes until crispy.
  2. Place 6 of the tortilla chips on the bottom of a plate.
  3. Spread beans on chips.
  4. Toss turkey in salsa and then spread over beans.
  5. Sprinkle cheese on top of turkey, and then top with cilantro, onions, and jalapeños.
  6. Microwave or bake in oven when ready to eat.
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