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posted: 02/03/15

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These Healthy Sloppy Joes have all the yumminess of the original but without all the fat and with less calories!

These Healthy Sloppy Joes have all the yumminess of the original but without all the fat and with less calories!

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Please tell me I’m not the only one who can’t hear the words “Sloppy Joe” without hearing Adam Sandler singing and seeing Chris Farley dancing around in a hair net.

Can you believe this is the first time that I’ve made Sloppy Joes for my family? I think probably because I just don’t typically buy ground beef, and also because my kids kind of flip out everytime they spill. Which is ironic, because they have no problem leaving their toys literally every place there is, but a drop of milk on the table? The world has come to an end.

So, first, I made these Healthy Sloppy Joes. I switched out the ground beef for some Jennie-O ground turkey and I switched out the 1/4 cup of brown sugar and replaced it with 2 TBSPs of Truvia brown sugar baking blend. So I cut the fat and the calories by a ton but didn’t sacrifice any of the flavor. It still had that classic Sloppy Joe flavor and was delicious!

These Healthy Sloppy Joes have all the yumminess of the original but without all the fat and with less calories!

And then because of my hypocritical dinner time neat freaks, I made them into Sloppy Joe Noodle Bowls! I scooped some up over some whole wheat noodles, and handed them some forks! Problem solved.

These Healthy Sloppy Joes have all the yumminess of the original but without all the fat and with less calories!

Either way, it makes for such an easy, delicious, and nutritious weeknight dinner!

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Healthy Sloppy Joes

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Ingredients

  • 1.25 pounds ground turkey
  • 2 TBSPs brown sugar stevia mix I used Truvia Brown Sugar Baking Blend
  • 1 TBSP grill seasoning
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 1 TBSP red wine vinegar
  • 1 TBSP Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cups crushed tomatoes
  • 2 TBSPs tomato paste
  • low calorie rolls or whole grain pasta for serving

Instructions

  • Spray a pot with cooking spray and place over medium heat. Mix together the brown sugar baking blend and the grill seasoning and set aside.
  • Brown the ground turkey and add the brown sugar/grill seasoning. Once the meat is cooked, add the onion, red peppers, vinegar, and Worcestershire sauce, cooking and stirring often until the vegetables are soft.
  • Add in the crushed tomatoes and tomato paste and stir until well combined. Reduce the heat to low, and continue cooking about five more minutes.
  • Serve over whole wheat pasta or on low calorie buns.
Author: Lisa Longley

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Recipe adapted from Rachel Ray’s Sloppy Joes

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These Healthy Sloppy Joes have all the yumminess of the original but without all the fat and with less calories!

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  1. ColleenB. says

    Who doesn’t like good Sloppy Joes? These look Fantastic and actually just looking at these are making me hungry.
    Thanks 4 the recipe

    • Lisa Longley says

      Thanks Colleen!

  2. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says

    I don’t think Adam Sandler, but I do think about 7th grade and home ec and the boy I liked. These sloppy joes would be 100x better than those! :)

    • Lisa Longley says

      Hahahaha! Thanks Dorothy!

  3. Rachel says

    YUM! Love the idea of serving on noodles…my boys are also total weirdos about spilling food!

    • Lisa Longley says

      Lol! So glad its not just my kids!

  4. Amanda @ The Anti Mom Blog says

    hahah of course! you got to think of adam sandler!! not only the chris farley lunchlady skit but billy madison too! “have some more sloooooppy joes!” and now i want some for dinner!! pinning :)

  5. Latrisha says

    I actually sing that part of the song when I make my sloppy joes. Kids have gotten to a point that they just roll their eyes and carry on with what ever they were doing before. Great twist using turkey instead of beef.

    • Lisa Longley says

      Hahahaha! That’s awesome Latrisha!

  6. Amber says

    Awwww man I just bought plum tomatoes for this recipe instead of canned crushed tomatoes!!! Ooo well I’m gonna dice these bad boys up and hope it still works!!!

    • Lisa Longley says

      How did it turn out Amber?

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