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Chili Macaroni and Cheese

Add this vitamin D to your diet to help bolster calcium absorption for stronger bones and nails.

| September 8th, 2011

Standout Beauty Nutrient: 221 mg of Vitamin, D or 22% RDA.

Beauty Benefits: Vitamin D increases calcium absorption to build stronger bones. It also promotes stronger nails and treats nail disorders.

Bonus Nutrients: This lean turkey gives a meaty taste without the aging fats.

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Ingredients:

  •  6 oz uncooked 100% whole wheat elbow macaroni, cavatappi or other short shape pasta.
  •  1 tablespoon Canola Oil
  •  ½ cup Sweet Onion – fine diced
  •  1 tablespoon Fresh Garlic – minced
  •  ½ cup Red Pepper – fine diced
  •  ½ cup Green Pepper – fine diced
  •  1 lb 99% Lean Ground Turkey
  •  ¼ teaspoon Thyme
  •  ½ teaspoon Salt
  •  ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  •  ½ teaspoon Black Pepper
  •  8 oz Ketchup - < 2g sugar per serving
  •  2 C canned crushed tomatoes
  •  1 teaspoon Hot pepper sauce
  •  1 tablespoon Dijon Mustard
  •  1 teaspoon Rice Vinegar – sugar free
  •  1 teaspoon Agave Nectar
  •  8 oz Shredded low fat mozzarella

Preparation

  • Cook pasta according to directions on package, drain and set aside.
  • Place canola oil in large non-stick sauté pan on medium heat and spread to coat pan bottom.
  • Add onions and sauté until light golden add garlic, sauté one minute then add red and green peppers and sauté until peppers are tender.
  • Add ground turkey, breaking into small pieces and season with thyme, salt and black pepper.
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