Easy Meal Prep: Ground Turkey Bowls

Wise words despite the smug, slightly judgmental face

Wise words despite the smug, slightly judgmental face

The key to healthy eating is preparation. By creating a supply of nutritious, delicious meals that we can quickly grab at a moments notice, we take away the choice between eating something healthy and picking up something convenient but bad for us. Let’s be honest, at the end of a long day at work, we just don’t have the mental capacity or physical energy to cook what our body truly needs. But have no fear, the secret key lies in meal preparation. Just pick out a single day of the week where you can prepare several meals for the days ahead and your chances of successfully adhering to a healthier diet will increase ten fold. To help you get started, I wanted to share my go-to recipe: Ground Turkey Veggie Bowls. Super easy, delicious, affordable, and full of healthy vegetables and energy-packed fats and proteins. Trust me, if I can do this, you can too!!


Ground Turkey Veggie Bowls

Servings: 9

Prep Time: 20 mins

Total Time: 40 mins

Ingredients

Justice ingredients…. ASSEMBLE!!!!!!

Justice ingredients…. ASSEMBLE!!!!!!

 
  • 1 Large Onion

  • 2 Green Bell Peppers

  • 1 oz Garlic

  • 10 oz Spinach

  • 9 oz Sliced Mushrooms

  • 10 oz Matchstick Carrots

  • 1 Cucumber

  • 4 Tbsp Olive Oil

  • 2 pounds of Ground Turkey (93% lean, 7% fat)

  • Seasoning: Salt & Pepper work great but I love to use a Chili Mix

Instructions

  1. Clean and wash all your vegetables and mushrooms

  2. Dice your cucumber and set aside in a separate bowl

  3. Dice your garlic and set aside in a separate bowl

  4. Dice your onions and bell peppers and set aside in a separate bowl

  5. Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil to your pan. Set the heat to medium-high and then add in the garlic. Cook the garlic for ~3 minutes

  6. Add your ground turkey to the pan and break it up as it cooks. Add seasoning (I like to use Chili mix but simple salt and pepper works great too). We’ll let this cook while we move on to the next step

  7. In a separate pan, add 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Set the heat to medium-high and then throw in your diced onion and bell peppers. Add seasoning (I like to use Chili mix but simple salt and pepper works great too). Cook for ~5 minutes

  8. Once your turkey is fully cooked (you should see no more pink), add in half of your spinach. Add more seasoning and then mix the spinach into the turkey to help it wilt with heat

  9. Once your onion and bell peppers have cooked for ~5 minutes, add in your mushrooms. Let these cook for a few minutes. Then, add in the second half of your spinach. Add more seasoning and then mix the spinach in to help it wilt with the heat

  10. Once the spinach in both pans has wilted and is well mixed in, take your pan with the ground turkey and dump it into your pan with the vegetables. Mix well

  11. Set out your bowls or containers on the counter. Open your bag of matchstick carrots and layer the bottom of each bowl with an equal amount of carrots

  12. Use a large spoon or ladle to scoop out the meal into bowls or containers

  13. Take your diced cucumber and add an equal amount to the top of each bowl or container

  14. Let the food cool before you put them in your freezer or fridge to store for the week ahead

 
 

Notes / Tips

  • It easiest do to this recipe with two large pans or even pots. You’ll need one to be big enough to hold everything together at the end

  • For storage, I’m a huge fan of Pyrex 4-cup round dishes. You can find them on Amazon here

  • For added flavor, I love to add salsa, sriracha, or even ketchup / mustard (deconstructed hamburger :D) to my bowls before eating

  • When I’m waiting for things to cook, I like to preemptively clean the bowls and utensils I no longer need so I don’t have a huge clean up waiting for me at the very end

  • If you’re looking for a healthy dessert to top this meal off, try out ChipMonk’s low-carb, diabetic and keto friendly treats! You can see our products here

NUTRITION

These bad boys come in at just under 250 calories per bowl but with a WHOPPING 24g of protein, 13g of fat, and just 8g of net carbs. With nutrition like this, there’s no guilt in grabbing seconds!

 

You are now a meal prep master! If you loved this recipe or have any feedback please leave a comment or shoot us a message at info@chipmonkbaking.com. Stay awesome and #GETMONKED!