It’s Getting Expensive to Eat Healthy


Okay I don’t know if everyone else out there has the problem of trying to figure out how you are supposed to eat healthier in this economy.  When the food that’s supposed to be the healthiest for you cost more money and you are trying to budget a certain amount of money for your monthly or even weekly food expenses, it can be so easy to just get what’s not good for you.  It is a problem I constantly struggle with because I want to eat certain things that are the better choice but what I usually have money for is the cheaper option which 9 times out of 10 isn’t the better option.  It’s even harder now because as hard as I tried to keep my daughter from developing the same weight problem that I had as kid, she has already begun to pick up more weight than she is supposed to be weighing.  And she is a very picky eater.  Well I found this recipe online that I think is healthy, that she might like, and that isn’t too expensive to make.  I’m going to try it over the next week or so but I thought that I would share it for anyone out there looking for a new recipe to try.  If someone fixes it before I do let me know how it turns out. 


Apple-Glazed Turkey

Makes: 2 servings

Prep: 10 mins
Broil: 9 mins 


  • 1 turkey breast tenderloin (about8 ounces)

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil or cooking oil

  • 1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon dried sage leaves, crushed

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon apple jelly, melted

  • 4 very thin slices lemon

  • Fresh sage leaves (optional)



Preheat broiler. Split turkey tenderloin in half horizontally to make two portions, each about 1/2 inch thick. Place turkey on the unheated rack of a broiler pan. In a small bowl, combine lemon juice, oil, seasoned salt, dried sage, and garlic. Brush mixture on both sides of each turkey portion.

Broil turkey 4 to5 inchesfrom the heat for 5 minutes. Turn turkey; place lemon slices on turkey. Broil for 2 minutes more. Using a clean brush, brush with apple jelly. Broil for 2 to 3 minutes more or until tender and no longer pink (170 degrees F). Slice the turkey. If desired, garnish with fresh sage leaves. 


Jimmetta Carpenter


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Writing as “Jaycee Durant”


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