Asian Grilled Turkey Tenderloin with Pineapple – Part 2: Grill Something Unexpected {Podcast #288}

In Part 2 of our Grill Something Unexpected series, we feature turkey tenderloin, a moist and tender cut that lends itself to the outdoor grill. 

My Asian-inspired marinade made with soy sauce, ginger, lime juice, garlic, toasted sesame oil, and honey adds a slightly sweet, slightly salty flavor, and the grilled pineapple rounds out the meal.

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June is National Turkey Lovers’ Month®. While most of us look forward to turkey with all the fixins on Thanksgiving, there’s a wide variety of turkey cuts including the drumstick, thigh, breast, tenderloin, cutlets, ground, and wing/drumette that can be used for breakfast, lunch, dinner and even snacks all year long. Turkey can easily be prepared by grilling, baking, roasting, pan frying or broiling. 

On this week’s Cooking with the Moms radio podcast, I share my recipe for Asian Grilled Turkey Tenderloin with Pineapple and highlights from my Farm to Fork turkey farm tour, which I attended last summer in Ohio.

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A Roundup of 18 Grilled Fruit and Vegetable Recipes – Part 1: Grill Something Unexpected

Looking for new ways to add more fruits and vegetables to your family’s diet? Grill them! Grilling brings out the natural sweetness of vegetables and makes fruit even sweeter.

My roundup of 18 grilled produce recipes below and my family-pleasing Grilled Broccoli with Garlic highlight why grilling fruits and veggies is easy and unexpected. And if you want even more grilling inspiration, be sure to check out part 2 in our series and podcast, featuring our Asian Grilled Turkey Tenderloin with Pineapple.

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When most people think of grilling, burgers and chicken may come to mind, but vegetables and fruits can be cooked on the grill just as easily and with amazing results.

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My new recipe for Grilled Broccoli with Garlic (courtesy of my sister, Diane) is a winner because it’s easy, delicious, and nutritious. Scroll down for the recipe.

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Mango Coconut Soft Serve – A Healthy Frozen Dessert

This healthy frozen dessert is perfect for Cinco de Mayo or any day of the year. Every luscious spoonful is sweetened naturally with mango and banana and just a drizzle of agave is blended in.

If you’re trying to cut back on added sugar in your diet, this is the dessert for you!

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There’s so much goodness in this soft serve “ice cream” frozen dessert—fiber, protein, and vitamin C—so let’s celebrate!

{Our frozen treat is technically not ice cream, but it sure tastes like it.}

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It’s hard to believe that a frozen, decadent-tasting dessert could have just 210 calories along with 7 grams of protein, 4 grams of fiber, and nearly 50% of your vitamin C requirement for the day.

And yes, that’s cottage cheese in the recipe, which delivers a creamy texture and a satisfying hit of protein.

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Strawberry Peanut Overnight Oats

Start your family’s day with our Strawberry Peanut Overnight Oats. Each nourishing bowl has 16 grams of protein, 7 grams of fiber, and 20% of the bone-building calcium you need each day.

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We created this recipe for Planters Peanuts and were compensated for our work. All opinions are our own.

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Whether you’re a busy mom juggling family and work commitments or a 10-year-old whose favorite part of the day is playing kickball at recess, waking up to a wholesome (and flavorful) breakfast is your winning ticket to feeling alert and energized all morning long.

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Arugula, Farro and Pistachio Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette

Add a healthy, flavorful spin to homemade vinaigrette with convenient frozen raspberries, and then toss the dressing into this nutrient-packed salad made with arugula, pistachios, farro, goat cheese, chickpeas, avocado, carrots… and raspberries! 

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In case you don’t have a ‘favorite’ go-to salad, we’re here to fill your salad void with a new recipe made with greens, grains, and a dressing featuring frozen red raspberries. It’s as flavorful as it is gorgeous! {We created this recipe in partnership with the National Processed Raspberry Council. We were compensated for our work, and all ideas are our own.}

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A Healthy and Gorgeous Green Smoothie Bowl

Energize your family’s day with this Gorgeous Green Smoothie Bowl. Made with kiwi, baby spinach (or kale!), frozen banana, and other good-for-your-family ingredients, you can serve this for breakfast or as an after-school snack.

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Scroll down for the recipe, or check out in our free download of The Smoothie Bowl Coloring Cookbook.

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We loved this recipe so much, that we chose it for the cover of our book.

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Cottage Cheese, Orange, and Pomegranate Protein Bowls – {The Recipe Redux}

Power up your your morning with this protein-packed breakfast bowl made with low-fat cottage cheese, pistachios, hemp seeds, orange slices, pomegranate arils, and coconut chips. Kid friendly? You bet it is!

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I always tell my children that the best part of my day is my morning cup of coffee. Can you relate? It’s warming and gives me the jolt I need to get the day going. While my boys can’t relate (just yet), they can relate to being hungry in the morning. Heck, they’re hungry all the time. Growing kids, and all of us for that matter, should eat a nutrient-rich meal in the morning (especially protein), but more times than not, breakfast is sort of forgotten or gobbled up quickly in the form of a piece of toast or a bowl of cereal.

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Frozen Raspberry & Mango Smoothie Bowl for a Healthy, Fiber-Rich Breakfast or Snack

Combine frozen raspberries and fresh mango with Greek yogurt and chia seeds for this colorful, healthy, and perfect-for-breakfast-or-snack smoothie bowl.

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The new 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans encourage everyone to eat a variety of fruits and vegetables, limit calories from added sugar and saturated fats, and reduce sodium intake, and this Frozen Raspberry & Mango Smoothie Bowl fits right into those recommendations.

This Frozen Raspberry & Mango Smoothie Bowl is from our newly-released book, The Smoothie Bowl Coloring Cookbook. It’s low in sodium, contains no added sugar, and it has just 1 gram of saturated fat. Each serving provides a much-needed 9 grams of dietary fiber, which can help maintain a healthy weight, reduce risk of diabetes and heart disease, and keep our digestive systems running smoothly.

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Gluten-Free Amaranth Cashew Burfi — A Dessert Makeover {Recipe Redux January Challenge}

This Amaranth Cashew Burfi treat is a healthy twist on a traditional Indian dessert. Made with amaranth, cashews, raisins, oats, ground flaxseed, honey, and cardamom, it’s easy to make, vegan, and gluten free.

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We participate in The Recipe Redux blogger cooking challenge, and this month’s assignment was to pick a new ingredient that you’ve never used before and to create something with it. 

We worked with our intern, Lauren, on this recipe and post, and chose AMARANTH as our experimental ingredient! 

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