Wednesday, October 14, 2009
A Small Taste of Thanksgiving... In October!
More comfort food! I bought one of those turkey breast portions (about 3 lbs). So lean and so high in protein! Rinse turkey, and pat dry. Place skin side up in a roasting pan. I loosened skin from breast and spread some italian seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, and ground pepper under skin. I then rubbed a little olive oil (1 tsp) over turkey breast and sprinkled with more pepper and paprika. Bake for about 1 hour at 350 degrees (or until turkey reaches an internal temp. of 165). This made a surprisingly good amount for a family of four and a lunch! This worked out to be (for 4oz): 2.5 blocks fat, 3.5 blocks protein!
I got this yummy recipe from a friend of mine... and made a paleo version. Perfect with the turkey... just like Thanksgiving!
Butternut Squash & Apple Bake:
1/2 butternut squash, sliced
1 apple (any variety) chopped
1 T water
2 tsp olive oil
1 T agave syrup
Bake squash, apples and water for about 20 minutes at 350 degrees. Remove from oven and add olive oil, agave nectar (toss together slightly) and sprinkle with cinnamon. Bake for an additional 20 minutes. I liked this a lot! :)
I cooked this right along with with the turkey breast and they were both done around the same time! This adds about 2.5-3 blocks carbs to balance out the meal. I added some steamed zucchini as well.
Hope you enjoy this Fall meal! :)