200 Calorie Turkey Primavera & NYC Food Blogger Bake Sale


It feels good to sit in front of my computer for the first time in a week and let my fingers do the talking again. Between deadlines, wedding to do lists, running back and forth to the post office and NYC every few days has completely taken over any down time I had to blog. But I do have food photos to share and keep your interest for the next few seconds.
This past weekend I baked some Toblerone Brownie Cookies for the NYC Food Bloggers Bake Sale for Share our Strength's No Kid Hungry Campaign. My sad cookies looked repulsive in comparison to the macarons, brown butter rice krispie treats, savory cupcakes and salty sweet brownies. It was exciting to meet all of the wonderful New York food bloggers who came out to volunteer and donate their baked goodies and services. (For complete list of sponsors and bloggers who participated check out this link) I am so thrilled to have been able to have been around such warm bloggers with big hearts. (For more photos check out my portfolio)


I recently made a light turkey pasta for lunch. I whipped out my wok and started tossing my veggies and uncapping the seasonings. A simple dish made with whole wheat spaghetti, seasoned ground turkey and fresh zucchini, asparagus and yellow peppers. A quick and guilt free lunch with out having to sacrifice flavor, just the calories. Enjoy!


The 5 star culinary makeover group has a new challenge coming up. In this restaurant wars themed challenge, we were placed into groups of three, chose a team leader and decided on a restaurant theme and name. I've joined forces with Alisha from The Ardent Epicure and Marisa from Cook's Book to bring you a tropical paradise themed restaurant, and mango is the guest of honor. Stay tuned for the debut of our menu this month. And make sure to stop by Marisa and Alisha's site for some great recipes and mouth watering photos.

Check out my first product review for Easy Eats (the gluten free magazine)! Pineapple Artichoke Chimichurri Sauce made with a hot sauce containing African Bird's Eye Chili. Take a peek!

Nutrition Facts


200 calories
7.9 grams of fat
20.3 grams of carbs
4.7 grams of fiber
15.5 grams of protein
41% Vitamin A
104.6% Vitamin C
36.2% Manganese

1/2 cup of ground turkey meat
1 teaspoon of paprika
3/4 teaspoon of garlic salt
1 teaspoon of onion powder
1 garlic clove sliced thin
1/2 cup of sliced asparagus spears
1/2 cup of sliced zucchini
1/4 cup of sliced yellow peppers
10 roasted cherry tomatoes
1/4 cup of warm water
olive oil for sauteeing
extra paprika, garlic salt and onion powder for seasoning veggies
1/2 cup of whole wheat spaghetti
sprinkle of parmesan or Asiago cheese
  1. Prepare water for boiling pasta as directed on package. While water boils, move onto the next steps.
  2. Season ground turkey meat with paprika, garlic salt and onion powder. Sautee over medium high heat in a wok with a thin coat of olive oil until just cooked through, set turkey meat aside.
  3. In same wok, add a tad more olive oil and keep the flame at medium high. Add garlic clove and when the it turns a golden color quickly add the vegetables and toss to coat with olive oil, season with the extra paprika, garlic salt and onion powder. Continue to toss or stir for 3-5 minutes until the veggies are cooked but still have a crunch to them.
  4. Add the cooked turkey meat and water, lower heat to medium for until the water reduces. Taste and re-season if need be.
  5. Cook pasta during the last few minutes of cooking turkey and veggies. Toss ingredients together, serve warm. Sprinkle cheese as desired. Yield two servings.

11 comments:

  1. seriously awesome looking food!

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  2. Looks like a great event! :)
    And that turkey primavera looks so gorgeous and colorful, I have to try it :)

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  3. It's so great that you participated in the bake sale! And I am sure your cookies did not look sad at all & they were probably super tasty to boot.

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  4. This pasta looks delicious!
    The bake sale looks like it was lots of fun. Can't wait to see what you guys come up with for your makeover, love that you guys are working on teams!

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  5. Love how light but flavorful your turkey primavera sounds!

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  6. Kym... this looks sooooo good!! 200 calories... are you kidding me!! That means I can have a double portion if I'm on the 400 calorie diet right. :) Really well done!!

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  7. This looks great, can't believe it's only 200 calories!

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  8. KYM!!! I baked for the Miami Food Bloggers Bake Sale how exciting great minds think alike! Hope the sale went well I can see a ton of people showed up!! I made rainbow cupcakes and caramel brownies. But I also wanted to comment and say that I would love for lunch that turkey primavera!!!! Omg it looks so good and healthy!

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  9. What a fun even you were involved in! Sounds like you're a busy girl these days! I never think to use ground turkey meat. Looks delicious and as you say, guilt-free!

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  10. sounds like you're having a blast!

    && that recipe looks delicious :)

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  11. This dish is wonderful. And how great to live in an area where you can meet fellow foodies.

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