Zesty Turkey Tenderloin With Vegetables


Zesty Turkey Tenderloin With Vegetables

Note: This recipe is 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.

This low-sodium recipe counts as only 1/2 carbohydrate exchange. This leaves room for you to serve it with your favorite side dish!

Prep time: 30 minutes


1 lb. boneless and skinless turkey breast tenderloin
1 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 tbsp. red wine vinegar
2 tsp. sugar substitute with sucralose
2 tsp. cornstarch
1 c. tomatoes, chopped
1/2 c. zucchini, chopped
1/2 c. yellow squash, chopped
1/2 c. onion, chopped
2 tbsp. fresh cilantro, chopped
1 tbsp. jalapeño pepper, chopped


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 185 degrees Fahrenheit (85 degrees Celsius). 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 1/2 cup vegetables

Nutritional analysis (per serving):

212 calories
34 g protein
4 g fat
1 g sat. fat
9 g carbohydrate
2 g fiber
74 mg cholesterol
104 mg sodium
50 mg calcium
2 mg iron

Diabetic exchanges:

1/2 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, LD/N, CNSD
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