This has to be one of my best-kept secrets for following Weight Watchers right here. Two ounces of Jenny-O Turkey Ham yields a decent, tasty protein serving. And the possibilities for using the ham are endless.
At $4-$6 for one of these hams, you get a protein that’s economical for your wallet and waistline. Here are some of my favorite ways for using it:
- In Egg Beaters omelets, with cheese and veggies
- As meat for pizza (using a whole-wheat pita with a tablespoon or two of spaghetti sauce and 1 oz. of part-skim mozzarella)
- Diced in a 0-point Progresso soup, like Italian Vegetable
- Diced or julienned in a salad
- Diced in a black beans entrée (take undrained can beans and add cumin, garlic, onion, lime juice, cayenne and salt to taste; heat through; serve over brown rice)
- In split pea soup made in the slow cooker, with chicken broth and finely diced carrots
- Served with light cream cheese or one wedge of light Laughing Cow cheese on a light English muffin for breakfast
- Diced In a Flatout style wrap or a low-carb flour tortilla, with 1 oz. part-skim mozzarella and spinach sautéed in minced garlic and 1 tsp of olive oil (you could also spread a serving of light cream cheese or 1 light Laughing Cow cheese wedge on the wrap to make this more filling.)
- Mixed with cannellini beans, a little red onion, 1 oz. part-skim mozzarella cheese, and 2 T fat-free Italian dressing, served on a bed of spinach
- Eaten as-is, just 2 oz. of the meat as a snack
- Served in a cold pasta salad, with whole wheat rotini (or penne), fat-free ranch dressing, and one steamer bag of mixed vegetables (run the pasta and vegetables through cold water)
When making multiple serving recipes, just determine how many servings the cooking will yield and add 2 oz. of the turkey ham for each serving.
Are you a Jenny-O turkey ham fan? Let me know how you use yours!