<p>(BPT) - With the hectic back-to-school season underway, it&rsquo;s time to get back to easy weeknight meals. Preparing a wholesome and delicious dinner may feel extra stressful when time is scarce. That&rsquo;s why many busy families rely on slow cookers to get them through the week. In fact, slow cooking can speed up your meal planning in a big way.</p><p>Ready to go straight from the freezer to the slow cooker or oven, <a href="http://www.jennieo.com/products/113-OVEN-READY%E2%84%A2-Boneless-Skinless-Turkey-Breast" rel="nofollow">JENNIE-O(R) OVEN READY(TM) Turkey Breast</a> is a great-tasting, time-saving meal option for busy parents doing their best to balance work and school schedules, according to Vicky Braun, slow cooker recipe guru and inventor of the <a href="http://www.lidpocket.com/" rel="nofollow">Lid Pocket</a>(R), a hands-free lid holder for slow cookers.</p><p>&ldquo;Weeknight meals are easy if you have a few tried-and-true techniques to fall back on,&rdquo; says Braun. &ldquo;Requiring no prep and very little cleanup, one of my favorite convenient meal solutions is to slow-cook a JENNIE-O OVEN READY Turkey Breast one day and then use it as a basis for quick recipes and nourishing snacks throughout the week.&rdquo;</p><p>Braun offers the following tips to keep in your apron pocket for easy weeknight meals:</p><p>Talk turkey. Simply place a JENNIE-O OVEN READY Turkey Breast in the slow cooker with a small amount of water before you head to work and by the time you return home, you&rsquo;ll have a great-tasting, perfectly cooked, wholesome turkey breast to enjoy with your loved ones.</p><p>Stir things up. For a hot and simple meal, cut the cooked turkey breast into strips and combine with your favorite vegetables for a quick stir-fry. Serve alone or with rice or pasta.</p><p>Spread the love. Make a turkey spread to serve on crackers as an appetizer or fun snack. Put cooked turkey in the blender along with onions, garlic, salt, cilantro and/or parsley, plus light mayo or low-fat cream cheese.</p><p>Have fun with fajita pizza. Create savory <a href="http://www.jennieo.com/recipes/715-Turkey-Fajita-Pizzas" rel="nofollow">fajita pizzas</a> with tasty turkey breast meat, bold taco cheese and plenty of nutritious veggies for a fun and convenient family meal.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Soup&rsquo;s on. Instead of relying on canned soups for quick meals, use cooked turkey meat to make a delicious soup in your slow cooker every week. It&rsquo;s an easy and satiating meal for active kids, and a great way to work more vegetables into their diet.</p><p>Snack attack. Cut cooked turkey into cubes and place it into snack-sized zip-close bags along with cubes of low-fat cheese to send with kids for a portable, protein-packed snack.</p><p>Ensure food safety. Remember to always cook turkey to a well-done 165 F as measured by a meat thermometer.</p><p>For further information on JENNIE-O OVEN READY Turkey Breast and more convenient slow cooker recipes, visit <a href="http://www.jennieo.com/recipes/collection/220-Slow-Cooker" rel="nofollow">JennieO.com</a> or <a href="http://www.switchtoturkey.com/" rel="nofollow">SwitchToTurkey.com</a>.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>JENNIE-O Turkey Fajita Pizzas Recipe</p><p>Makes six servings</p><p>Prep time: Under 15 minutes</p><p>Total time: More than 1 hour</p><p>Nutritional information:</p><p>Calories: 310</p><p>Protein: 25g</p><p>Carbohydrates: 25g</p><p>Fiber: 2g</p><p>Sugars 8g</p><p>Fat: 12g</p><p>Cholesterol: 55mg</p><p>Sodium: 560mg</p><p>Saturated fat: 6g</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Ingredients</p><p>1 (2 to 2 1/2-pound) package JENNIE-O OVEN READY Turkey Breast</p><p>6 (8-inch) CHI-CHI&rsquo;S(R) Soft Tortillas, warmed</p><p>2/3 cup barbeque sauce</p><p>2 green bell peppers, sliced into rings</p><p>1 red onion, sliced</p><p>1 1/2 cups taco cheese</p><p>CHI-CHI&rsquo;S Thick and Chunky Salsa, if desired</p><p>CHI-CHI&rsquo;S Tortilla Chips, if desired</p><p>Directions</p><p>In slow cooker, cook turkey as specified on the package. Always cook to well-done, 165 F as measured by a meat thermometer. Shred three cups of turkey. Refrigerate remaining turkey for another meal.&nbsp;<br> <br> Heat oven to 425 F and spray two baking sheets with cooking spray. Arrange tortillas on baking sheets. Spread with sauce. Top with bell pepper, turkey, onion and cheese. Cook 10- to-12 minutes or until tortillas are golden brown. Serve with salsa and chips, if desired.</p>

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