This is the Cycle 1 recipe of the The 17 Day Diet that won my husband over. This is the recipe that lock, stock and barrel sold him on the diet and kept him going through the 1st cycle.
I’ll admit it, taking a steak and potatoes and beer boy and saying – “Oh, by the way for 17 days – it’s nothing but veggies, protein and low carb fruits… oh, did I mention you are only supposed to drink water and green tea” it’s sort of like waving raw meat in front of a crocodile — dangerous.
Here’s the thing. This diet, it’s worked for us.
Nathan has lost and maintained the loss of 40 pounds. I have lost and maintained the loss of 30 pounds.
This isn’t so much a recipe, as a suggestion.
It’s more a … here’s how we put this together.
It may not work for y’all. Do the research give it a chance, it might work for you.
- 1 1/2 lb fresh ground turkey
- 1/4 to 1/2 C Homemade Taco Seasoning
- 1/4 C water
- 2 C spinach or other leafy dark green salad mix
- 1/2 C pico de gallo
- In a medium skillet over low - medium heat, add 1 1/2 lb ground turkey and 2 Tbsp taco seasoning. Cook, stirring occasionally, until done.
- Add 2 Tbsp to 1/4 C more taco seasoning and 1/4 C water, cover and simmer for 15 minutes to 1 hr.
To Serve: Take your favorite dark leafy green salad mix, top it with 1/4 to 1/2 C turkey taco meat and then top that with 1/4 C of your favorite pico de gallo.
This is a quick and delicious recipe, the turkey taco meat is easily customizable to your family's taste preferences and the serving is up to you! Served atop greens, garnished by pico de gallo, topping nachos or as a quesadilla filling -- this is a delicious and easy alternative to traditional taco meat
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I know, it wasn’t a *real* recipe, but it’s one that has proved invaluable to us. It’s one of our favorites.
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