How make a healthier Sloppy Joe!! (Tasty Tuesday Tip)


Hey Everybody! I came across a recipe for a light Sloppy Joe! If you were anything like me, growing up we always made Sloppy Joy from a can–get some ground meat and add sauce right?? This right here is “taste good“. It is packed with flavor and on top of that, are getting more nutrients. The variety of vegetables offers more color to your plate! Sometimes making changes with your kids can take time, but my husband and I loved these. Remember, Small Steps Equals BIG Change!! Take small steps to add more veggies to your favorite dishes and be a great way to start!!



3 cups raw spinach, 1 cup of navy beans, diced celery and onion, 1 cup of tomato sauce, 8 oz can diced tomatoes w/green chilies, 2 tsp grainy mustard, 4 tsp ketchup, 1 cup shredded carrot




The first thing you want to do is brown your meat, it can be chicken or turkey. I chose ground chicken. Guess what?? If you want to go meatless, omit the meat and just do a veggie Sloppy Joe. I did season meat with lite salt and garlic powder.


Next, add shredded carrot, chopped spinach(I did end up chopping after taking this picture. Stir together.


Next I added the navy beans to the dish!!


Add remaining ingredients–tomato sauce, ketchup, mustard, tomatoes w/chilies, celery, onions.


Enjoy!!! Yummy!! Oh yea, coleslaw mix(no mayo) was also added to bottom of bun before topping with mixture!!!!!!!

This is just another way to take a dish you enjoy and make it your own. Be Creative and take Steps to a Healthier you!!!


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