Zesty Turkey Tenderloin With Vegetables

Zesty Turkey Tenderloin With Vegetables

Note: This recipe is especially for teens with diabetes, but can be a nutritious part of almost anyone's diet.

This low-sodium recipe counts as only ½ carbohydrate exchange. This leaves room for you to serve it with your favorite side dish!

Prep time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Preheat broiler.
  2. Combine cumin and garlic in a small bowl and rub mixture on both sides of turkey.
  3. Place turkey on broiler pan and broil for 5 minutes. Turn and broil 5 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 185ºF (85ºC). Juices should run clear and the turkey should not be pink in the center.
  4. While turkey is cooking, combine vinegar, sugar substitute, and cornstarch in saucepan and mix until smooth.
  5. Stir in zucchini, squash, onions, cilantro, and jalapeño peppers.
  6. Cook and stir vegetables over medium heat until mixture boils and thickens. Cook and stir 2 minutes more after mixture begins to thicken.
  7. Spoon over turkey.

Serves: 4

Serving size: 4 oz. turkey meat and approximately ½ cup vegetables

Nutritional analysis (per serving):
212 calories
24 g protein
4 g fat
1 g sat. fat
9 g carbohydrate
2 g fiber
74 mg cholesterol
104 mg sodium
30 mg calcium
2 mg iron

Diabetic exchanges:
½ carbohydrate exchange

Note: Nutritional analysis may vary depending on ingredient brands used.

Variations and suggestions:
Serve with brown rice. Be sure to count your carbohydrates in the side dishes.

Reviewed by: Allison Brinkley, RD, CNSC, LD/N
Date reviewed: July 2012





Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.

© 1995-2014 The Nemours Foundation/KidsHealth. All rights reserved.





Bookmark and Share

Related Resources
Web SiteNational Center for Nutrition and Dietetics Offering nutrition information, resources, and access to registered dietitians.
OrganizationAmerican Diabetes Association (ADA) The ADA website includes news, information, tips, and recipes for people with diabetes.
Related Articles
About Recipes for Teens With Diabetes These recipes are especially for teens with diabetes, but it can be a nutritious part of almost anyone's diet. Teens with diabetes may need to pay extra attention to the amount of carbohydrates they eat to maintain control of their blood sugar levels.
3-Day Food Diary If you have diabetes, you can use this printable sheet to record what you eat over a 3-day period.
Diabetes Center Our Diabetes Center provides information and advice for teens about treating and living with diabetes.
Carbohydrates and Diabetes If you have diabetes, your doctor may have recommended keeping track of how many carbohydrates (carbs) you eat. But what exactly are carbs and how do they affect your blood sugar?
Eating Out When You Have Diabetes Eating out is probably a part of your social scene. If you have diabetes, you can pretty much eat the same foods as your friends and family. You just have to keep track of what you eat and eat certain foods in moderation.
Meal Plans and Diabetes People with diabetes don't need to be on strict diets, but do need to pay attention to what they eat and when. Crack open the cookbooks and surf to your favorite recipe website because it's time to plan meals that you love!
iGrow iGrow
Sign up for our parent enewsletter