Broken Teepee: #Ad Smart Eating is Easy AND Delicious #JustAddTyson #cbias

Friday, January 10, 2014

#Ad Smart Eating is Easy AND Delicious #JustAddTyson #cbias

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When my husband and I bought our little piece of paradise in Montana we weren't just settling down after traveling the country in a fifthwheel trailer for three years - we were changing everything. It was the start of a new life living healthy. We bought a piece of land large enough to plant a big garden and support a small herd of dairy goats. Then came the chickens. We were going to do all we could to adopt a lifestyle of healthy eating while still living well. I can let you know that after being here for seven years it does involve a bit of work but it is very much worth the effort.

The garden produces all of our vegetables, the goats our milk and the chickens provide meat and eggs. We generally end up with a deer every year and barter provides additional meat and fish for the freezer. But there are times that I need something quick yet healthy to help me pull together a meal. The hubby is fire chief in our town and he often has meetings at night. He runs in and runs back out again 20 minutes later. He does take a light lunch to work.

I like to feed him fresh, flavorful meals. He is trying to lose some weight right now so on two nights a week I have calorie restrictions due to the program he has chosen to follow. On the other nights I still keep things healthy yet tasty. To that end having Tyson Grilled & Ready in the refrigerator or freezer makes sense. One night - a diet night - I made him kale wraps that he really enjoyed.

I used the Tyson Grilled & Ready Seasoned Steak Strips. Now, I must admit that the look of the steak was a bit disappointing but the taste made up for the appearance. It was tender and well seasoned.

Tyson Grilled & Ready, Kale Wraps, #ad

Kale Wraps with Apple, Onions, Peppers and Beef

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Serves 1 - a 350 calorie meal

3 oz Tyson Grilled & Ready Seasoned Steak Strips
7 oz sliced onions and peppers
3 large kale leaves
1 small apple, cored and julienned, a few pieces reserved for garnish
salt and pepper to taste
3 TBS blueberry balsamic vinegar

Filling for Kale Wraps, Tyson Grilled & Ready Seasoned Steak Strips, #ad

Add the onions to a non-stick saute pan with a sprinkling of salt and pepper. Add 1 TBS of the blueberry balsamic. (If you don't have the flavored vinegar a regular balsamic will work just as well.) If it seems dry add a bit of water. After the onions have gotten quite soft and picked up a bit of color add in the peppers. Cook until they are warmed through but still a bit crisp. Trim the kale leaves and chop the cores and add to the pan. Add the Tyson Grilled & Ready Seasoned Steak Strips and heat until warmed through. Toss in the apple pieces and mix.

Kale wraps, Tyson Grilled & Ready Seasoned Steak Strips, #ad

Divide the mixture between the three kale leaves roll as tightly as you can. Don't worry if some falls out of the ends - you can stuff it back in. Cut the wraps in half and arrange on a plate.

Kale Wraps, Tyson Grilled & Ready Seasoned Steak Strips, #ad

Take the remaining apple slices and use in a decorative way - we do eat with our eyes first! Drizzle with the remaining 2 TBS balsamic vinegar.

One of my favorite ways to make food taste delicious without adding lots of fat and wasted calories is to use flavored vinegars. They add a remarkable flavor depth to meals and are not as sour or harsh as you might expect. Try some - you'll be happy you did. Hubby loved this meal - he said it filled him up and left him satisfied. He loved the combination of flavors.

I also wanted to try the Grilled & Ready chicken so I pulled some crepes out of the freezer. I love to have options in my freezer for fun meals and crepes definitely fall into that category. They are easy to make and they freeze beautifully.

Tyson Grilled & Ready Chicken and Clementines, #ad

The chicken and some seasonal clementines helped me make a very tasty meal. It was easy to pull together and looks much fancier than it really is. I served it with a simple salad.

Tyson Grilled & Ready, Chicken and Clementine Crepes, #ad

Chicken and Clementine Crepes

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Serves 2

4 crepes
1 small package (6 oz ) Tyson Grilled & Ready Chicken Breast Strips
2 Clementines, zest one, peel both and cut the segments in half
4 Clementines, juiced
1/2 cup Pomegranate juice
2 TBS honey
Fresh ground pepper to taste
1/2 tsp tarragon
salt
1/2 cup toasted almonds, chopped

Mix the Tyson Grilled & Ready Chicken Breast Strips with the clementine zest. Set aside. Combine the clementine and pomegranate juices with the honey, a pinch of salt and as much pepper as you would like.

Clementine and pomegranate sauce, Tyson Grilled & Ready, #ad

Place a saucepan over medium heat and cook the juice mixture until it reduces in half. Add the tarragon and cook for one more minute. Remove from heat.

Filling for chicken and clementine crepes, Tyson Grilled & Ready, #ad

Warm the chicken over low heat. Add the clementine segments and about 1/4 of the juice mix. Stir in 1/2 of the chopped almonds.

Rolled crepes, Tyson Grilled & Ready, #ad

Divide the chicken mixture between the four crepes and roll.

Chicken and Clementine Crepes, Tyson Grilled & Ready Chicken Breast, #ad

To serve place one crepe on the plate. Cut the second crepe in half and arrange. Drizzle the sauce over top and sprinkle with the chopped almonds.

This was DELICIOUS! Bold, bright flavors with the tender, tasty Tyson Grilled & Ready Chicken Breast Strips. It was delightfully accented by the tart pomegranate and citrus flavors. The pepper gave it a bite of heat and the almonds added a nice crunch.

Tyson Grilled and Ready in Walmart, #ad

So now I'm sure you want to run right out to Walmart and get your own Tyson Grilled & Ready, don't you? It is available in both the freezer section and the fresh meat section. Some of you are lucky enough to live near a Walmart that will be offering BIG Tyson fun;  1,067 Walmarts will be hosting a SUPER 'fridge full of Tyson Grilled & Ready! There will also be product demos so you sample some delicious chicken and beef. The demos will occur January 16 - 19 so check with your Walmart to see if it is participating - my Montana store is not.

You don't have to sell off everything you own and move to goat farm in Montana (who DOES that?!?) to begin living well. You can incorporate simple changes a little at a time into your daily routine. Why not let the Just Add This program from Tyson help? It runs from January to March 2014 and you can have daily tips and recipes delivered to your inbox. There are weekly prizes for the duration of the program. To help you make your meals easy and delicious Walmart is offering all Grilled & Ready products on rollback! The smaller packages I purchased are $2.50 and the larger are $5.97.

Would you like to see a lot of other great recipes with Tyson Grilled and Ready? Of course you do! Check out this Pinterest Board. Then you can follow Tyson on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with all the news.

Disclosure: I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser.

49 comments:

  1. I've never had a crepe with meat in it before, but now that I'm thinking about it...why the heck not?!

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    1. I make them quite often - with shrimp or scallops. Very tasty indeed!

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    2. I just had a crêpe with meat at lunch today - my first crêpe of any kind ever LOL. It had chicken, spinach, artichokes and mushrooms - yummy!

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    3. They are! And you really can put just about anything in them. You can play with the batter flavorings too. A whole new world....

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  2. I love Tyson Grilled and Ready, they make healthy meals a breeze. I think I'd love those Chicken and Clementine Crepes!

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    1. I was really happy with how all the flavors came together - the seasoning on the Tyson chicken breasts added another layer.

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  3. I just love yippee writing style and your recipes look delish. I didn't know you could get kale in big leaves. Thanks for the tip!

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    1. My husband grew them! I put them in the freezer and they thawed beautifully.

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  4. My husband keeps Tyson cooked meat in the freezer for his "pizza-tillas". He puts the meat, pizza sauce, mushrooms, and cheese in a tortilla, zaps it in the microwave for a couple of minutes, and he has a pizza-flavored quesadilla. Love that you followed your heart in moving to Montana. My husband and I have considered doing something like that many times!

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    1. Oooh they sound yummy! I will have to pick up some tortillas and try them as I have plenty of Tyson Grilled & Ready to use! Thanks!

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  5. Both of these sounds scrumptious. I never would have thought of a crepe as holding anything other than breakfast food.

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    1. Depending on the make up of the crepe batter they can hold just about anything. I make a seafood crepe in a mornay sauce that is to die for....

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    2. I'll probably make them for our anniversary so the recipe will eventually show up

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  6. I love crepes with meat! My favorite are the ones with feta.

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    1. I do too! I make them quite frequently. And with Tyson they are so very easy to pull together

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  7. OMGoodness! I can't decide which recipe I want to try first. Either way, I'm headed to Walmart to pick up the supplies because I'm hungry now! #client

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    1. It does make it easy when you can find everything you need in one place like Walmart!

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  8. Do you think the crepes would be just as luscious without the almonds? I am allergic to them. I agree Tyson makes a healthy meal QUICK! Love the way your chopped the apples.

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    1. I think they would. Grapes would add crunch and be a welcome addition.

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  9. Hi am pinning these. I really need to make more of your recipes. These look amazing! Can you come cook for me?

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    1. Awww, thank you. It would be a bit of a commute....could I bring a goat?

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  10. I've been a fan of lettuce wraps ever since I first had one many years ago. My wife makes them for us regularly. I hadn't thought of using kale as the wrapper but that's kind of a natural isn't it? Thanks.

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    1. These were from our garden this summer. I froze them whole and it worked pretty well.

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  11. Your recipes and meals are so appealing, enticing and healthy. Thanks for your creativity and wonderful talent. We eat kale daily and love it saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Thank you. My husband loves it. I'm not much of a greens eater.

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  12. since I'm not a cook, when you make any of these, please be sure to let me know & i'll be right over!!!! LOL!!!

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  13. I love kale and my husband loves crepes. I have pinned both recipes.

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    1. That's how it works in this household! Thanks.

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    2. I am always on the lookout for different savoury crepe recipes.

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  14. I have never tried the Tyson Grilled and Ready. Next time I'm at Walmart I am going to look for this product. Looks like there are a lot of options in preparing it. Your recipes look very yummy! I'd love to have you as my cook too!!

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    1. Awww, thanks. Both the Tyson Chicken and Steak were very tasty and easy to use so I was happy to have them in my 'fridge for quick meals.

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  15. We use Grilled and Ready chicken strips quite often, especially on days when both my husband and I have work and get home too late to start cooking from scratch. We use it to make so many things, from fajitas to salads to a spicy tomato chicken dish we put over rice. Really good! I didn't know they made steak strips as well! I will need to find those and maybe do a steak and chicken fajita for this weekend!

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  16. Wow, I want all of this in my belly ASAP! Thanks!

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    1. They are not that hard to make at all. Either meal!

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  17. It sounds like a lovely life you live out there in Montana. Thanks for sharing your delicious recipes!

    -Patricia

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    1. Patricia, it really is. We both enjoy it even with the work. We eat very well and I love to come up with new recipes. Thank you

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  18. This sounds really yummy and healthy at the same time:-) I'm a big kale fan, so I think I might have to give this a try!

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  19. Now you've made me hungry. Your recipes sound really good, and I love the chicken. My husband and I have always wanted to visit Montana.

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    1. That's how we ended up here! I wanted to see Montana.....

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  20. I love savory (and sweet) crepes. Do you make your own to freeze? I am hoping to work on my skills this coming week. New pan... new hobby. I agree that it is nice to have faster options. Being a farmer's wife I know how much work it is to grow and raise your own food. It is quite exhausting!

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    1. I do - they freeze beautifully. You just need to put a piece of wax paper or parchment in between each one. Then you just pull out however many you need.

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  21. I've never tried kale before! These look great! #client

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    1. Thank you. My husband loves it. This was the first year we grew it in the garden.

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