Turkey wraps, pesto pizza of ‘The Biggest Loser’

Looking to get fit but still enjoy your food? Cheryl Forberg, nutritionist for “The Biggest Loser,” shares three calorie-saving recipes from the book “The Biggest Loser 30-Day Jump Start”— including Southwestern turkey salad wraps, pesto pizzettas and a pumpkin smoothie — to help you shed those unwanted pounds while still eating tasty meals.

Southwestern turkey salad wraps
Servings:

Makes 6 (1⁄2-cup) servings (about 3 cups turkey salad)

Ingredients

  • Dressing

    • 1⁄2 cup plain fat-free Greek-style yogurt
    • 2 tablespoons low-sugar barbecue sauce
    • 1 teaspoon lime juice
    • 1 teaspoon chili powder
    • 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1⁄4 teaspoon ground coriander
  • Turkey

    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 3⁄4 cup diced yellow onion
    • 1 teaspoon chopped garlic
    • 16 ounces cooked boneless, skinless turkey breast or turkey tenders, cut into short, 1⁄2"-thick strips
    • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
    • 1⁄2 cup chopped dried prunes or dried cherries or other berries
    • 3 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Wraps

    • 6 La Tortilla Factory whole-grain tortillas (7" diameter)
    • Chopped romaine lettuce (optional)
    • Diced fresh tomato (optional)

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Pesto pizzettas
Servings:

Makes 12 servings

Ingredients

    • 1 tube (24 ounces) precooked, ready-to-heat polenta (see note), cut into twelve 1⁄2" slices
    • 1⁄4 cup low-fat marinara sauce
    • 2 tablespoons basil pesto or bottled pesto (see note)
    • 1⁄4 roasted red bell pepper, cut into thin strips
    • 4 artichoke hearts, thinly sliced
    • 3⁄4 cup shredded low- or reduced-fat mozzarella or Italian cheese blend
    • Fresh basil or thyme

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Frosty pumpkin smoothie
Servings:

Makes 2 servings

Ingredients

    • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree, fresh or canned
    • 1/2 cup fat-free Greek-style yogurt and extra for garnish
    • 1/2 cup fat-free milk
    • 2 tablespoons agave nectar
    • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
    • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
    • 5 ice cubes
    • A pinch of ground nutmeg

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