Turkey Fajitas

Thursday 11 July 2019

This is another quick and simple supper we enjoyed recently that is low in fat, carbs and sugars.   That's because I make the fajita seasoning from scratch . . .  not from  packet.

It is quite surprising the amount of sugar that will be in a ready-prep seasoning packet!!  Or maybe not.  We have been conditioned through the years to eat sugar in just about everything without even knowing it.

Its only been in recent years that healthy studies have confirmed that it really isn't fat that is our enemy, but sugar. There are several generations of people who have been sadly misinformed about that, and I am one of them.

For years I have been buying and eating low fat this and low fat that, only to keep getting, well . . .  fatter.  When you take the fat out of things you take out a lot of the flavour and sadly the need to put the flavour back in has resulted in gross amounts of sugar being added to things in on form or another.

This recipe uses full fat Greek Yogurt as a garnish to the finished fajitas.  It is rich and creamy and a little bit goes a long way.  I add some green Tabasco sauce to it to give it some spark! 

Ideally you should use iceberg lettuce to hold the fajitas, as it forms a bit of a cupping shape, but I didn't have any, so used Cos (Romaine) lettuce on this occasion.  I just dolloped the fajita filling and the sour cream on top, and ate it like a salad.

If you are not bothered by carbs, by all means enjoy the filling in some warmed soft tortillas  . . .  Todd did.  He still eats them with a knife and a fork however. He thinks that eating with ones hands is a bit barbaric. 

I've been following this low carb, low sugar, low calorie diet for about a week or so now, and nothing had budged.  *Sniff*sniff*

I am trying very hard not to get discouraged.  In that week I have sniffed but not eaten  . . .  fresh strawberry pie  . . .

Just for-going the pastry was torture for me.  Pastry is my favourite thing.  Our whole family loves pastry. If it is in pastry, we are all over it like a rash.  Sweet or savoury. It doesn't matter.

I shall keep slogging along. After all I didn't gain the weight in a week and I won't lose it in a week.  I just hope I start to see some progress soon.  Its so easy to be discouraged!

Yield: 4

Turkey Fajitas

Spicy and yes, delicious. I am sure you get tired of that word.  Quick and easy as well. If you are not watching the carbs or calories, you can have this with some salsa and warmed tortillas. Maybe even some Guacamole. What's good about this dish is there is no sugar in it. You won't miss it. I promise.


For the turkey:
  • 1 TBS rapeseed oil
  • 400g turkey breast steaks, cut into thin strips (about 1 pound)
  • 1 medium red onion, peeled and cut into wedges
  • 1 red pepper trimmed, de-seeded and cut into thin strips
  • 1 yellow or green pepper trimmed, de-seeded and cut into thin strips
  • 1 tsp hot smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • salt and black pepper to taste
To serve:
  • 8 ice berg lettuce leaves (cup shaped)
  • a handful of fresh coriander leaf, coarsely chopped (cilantro)
  • 100g full fat Greek Yogurt (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 tsp green Tabasco sauce
  • lime wedges


How to cook Turkey Fajitas

  1. Heat the oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add the turkey, onion and peppers. Cook, stirring and tossing together, until the turkey is cooked through and the peppers and onions are crispy tender. Add all of the spices, and salt and black pepper to taste. Cook for another minute or two. Scatter the coriander leaf over top and serve immediately.
  2. Stir the Tabasco sauce into the Greek yogurt, just to marble it. Spoon the turkey mixture into lettuce leaves to serve. Top with a dollop of yogurt and pass the lime wedges.
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There are less than 200 calories in this tasty dish, which is in fitting with the 800 Fast diet. If you are only low carbing it, you could certainly have some cheese on top, or even if you are not on a fast day a bit of cheese would be okay.  I don't think, on a non-fast day, a small tortilla would even be out of line, but I am holding to the less carbs the better school!!  Interestingly I haven't felt like I was starving.  Oh, I have had cravings for sure . . . but that's all they were.


  1. :) Good on you and the lean cuisine:):)

    1. I am about to be sorely tempted today Monique! I may not hold up to it in the face of BBQ! lol xoxo

  2. I can never get my head around Mexican food, Fajitas and Tortillas are total blanks in my mind, just don't understand them. And, like your husband, I don't like eating from my hand.

    1. Ahh, I am such a North American sometimes. I adore Tex Mex anything! xoxo


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