Healthy Eats: Pesto Turkey


Hello Lovelies!

Today we are going to dive into this extremely simple recipe of Turkey with pesto sauce. You can pair this with salad, pasta, quinoa or anything else you want in your tummy. Today I will be putting our turkey on a bed of greens to make a simple yet filling salad.


Pesto Sauce (you can make your own but I have store bought ones)
Turkey Cutlets (you can substitute it for whatever protein you like)
Mushroom (cut up)
Mayo (optional)
Salad/Pasta/Quinoa/Etc (whichever you prefer)



Step 1: You will need to prepare your turkey by doing a simple brine. Since turkey doesn’t really have fat, it’s really hard to keep the turkey moist without brining it first. Just have the turkey sit in a bowl of salt water for at least an hour if you didn’t have time to prepare it (makes a huge difference if its overnight though). You can pre-brine your meat as well and just have them in plastic baggies for whenever you are ready to use it. This will ensure that your turkey is nice and plumped with moisture.





Step 2: Place your cutlets in a small tray and spread the top with pesto sauce. If you want, you can mix a little bit of mayo with your pesto. This will help make your turkey even more moist. I used mayo on the left two and just plain pesto on the right two. Top it off with mushrooms and onions and you’re ready to plop it in the oven (350f for about 13min or until its cooked) **You can actually put the veggies on the bottom of the turkey. It only makes sense to place the protein on a bed of veggies but I’m not sure why I did it the other way around when I took the pictures -_-**

Step 3: While your turkey is baking you can prepare your pairing.



Step 4: Plate and you’re ready to chow. You can add some extra pesto sauce onto your pairing to add more flavor. You might have noticed that no additional salt is needed because when we brined the meat it somewhat marinated it and the pesto sauce has enough aroma and flavor that no extra sodium is needed.



I like to place hot protein on top of my salads mainly because I don’t feel satisfied if I am eating something that is cold. If you are someone that never feels satisfied after a salad then try heating up your protein and enjoying it that way. The other plus side to heating up your protein would be that you can probably even skip out on using a dressing because the juice/sauce from the meat will be enough to act as a substitute therefor cutting the extra fat/sodium/calories that comes with salad dressings.

Turkey isn’t the tastiest or most tender meat out there but it is the least fatty of them all which is why you would see that I try to use turkey meat whenever possible. I am still experimenting to see which way is the best in preparing it so that its more palatable. Make sure you don’t overcook your cutlet because when you do it becomes really tough.

Hope you enjoyed this and let me know if you have any healthy tasty recipe ideas you want to share!
❤ Jessica

July Conscious Box

ImageI have been a long time subscriber of Birch Box.. the beauty monthly subscriptions. But after a bout a year I realize that it was really fun receiving the box but after I probably only use about 1/4 of the samples I receive because I’m always scared that my skin will act negatively towards the products.

So.. I stopped and now after a couple months I wanted to find something that was more on the food side. Not gourmet food or snacks but healthier food options. Since going to a health food store can be sooo overwhelming that being able to be introduced to new healthy snacks and products sounds like a really great idea. So after researching I have decided to subscribe with Conscious Box for $19 a month. (which is on the cheaper side compared to the other health conscious box out there)

For my first month, here are the items that I received. Tried out some and some are still waiting to be tried and tested.

I am really excited to try the Last Round Hangover Drink and the Bottle Bright cleaner since I have a tumbler thats just stained by coffee and tea.


Its still too early to tell if this is worth it or if I recommend it since this was my first box. So you’re gunna have to wait for a couple more months until I make my final judgement. but I can’t wait for my August box to be delivered because its like christmas everytime I receive one of these boxes!