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5 of the Best Ways to Cook Ground Turkey

In News by Tyler Perez

Preparing your meals is one of the most important aspects of achieving a healthy balanced diet. Knowing what to eat, how much to eat, and when to eat are critical points to a well-balanced diet; however, these critical points are often over looked and/or ignored because of our busy schedules.

Want to eat healthier but don’t know where to start? We have your back! Here are a few fast ground turkey recipe ideas to help jump start your macros for the week. Ground turkey is healthier than beef, more affordable than lamb, and is extremely versatile. KEEP READING!

meal prep ground turkey Turkey with Pasta and Broccoli

Ah, pasta is a meal prepping staple. With modern versions of pasta, you should be able to get a brand such as Barilla Protein Pasta to keep you on the right track. Viola!

This meal should only take you 15 minutes of prepping and 10 minutes to cook:

Directions

  1. Cook the pasta according to the package directions, adding the broccoli during the last minute. Drain and return the pasta and broccoli to the pot.
  2. Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the turkey, garlic, fennel seed, and red pepper and cook, breaking up the meat with a spoon, until browned, 3 to 5 minutes; season with ½ teaspoon salt.
  3. Toss the turkey mixture with the pasta and broccoli and the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil. Serve with Parmesan.

meal prep ground turkeyTurkey Loaf with BBQ Sauce… Say No More!

Meat load smeat loaf. Ground turkey lightens up this classic dish and to top it off with your favorite BBQ Sauce is just what the doctor ordered.

This meal should only take you 20 minutes of prepping and 25 minutes to cook:

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 450° F. In a large bowl, combine the turkey, bread crumbs, egg, onion, and 2 tablespoons each of the milk and ketchup; season with ½ teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon pepper.
  2. On a rimmed baking sheet, form the mixture into a loaf and top with the remaining ¼ cup ketchup. Bake until cooked through, 30 to 35 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, cover the potatoes with enough cold water to cover by 1 inch. Add 1 teaspoon salt and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until very tender, 20 to 25 minutes. Drain and return the potatoes to the pot. Add the butter, the remaining ½ cup of milk, and ¼ teaspoon pepper and mash to the desired consistency.
  4. Bring a second large saucepan of water to a boil; add 1 tablespoon salt. Add the green beans and cook until just tender, 4 to 5 minutes. Drain and run under cold water to cool. Serve with the meat loaf and mashed potatoes.

meal prep ground turkeySloppy Joes, sub the Slop with Turkey!

The famous Einstein thought of time as being rela
tive. Let’s look at sloppy joes the same way; it’s all relative!

What do you get when you mix ground turkey, BBQ sauce, tomato sauce, and Worcestershire together? A whole lot of relative flavor!

This meal should only take you 15 minutes of prepping and 15 minutes to cook:

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the turkey, onion, and garlic and cook, breaking the meat up with a spoon, until browned, 3 to 5 minutes..
  2. Mix the tomato sauce, sugar, barbecue sauce, and Worcestershire into the turkey mixture; season with ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Reduce heat and simmer until thickened, 3 to 5 minutes
  3. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, whisk together the sour cream, vinegar, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Add the cabbage and carrots and toss to combine.
  4. Serve the turkey mixture on the buns with the coleslaw .

meal prep ground turkey Turkey Taco Tuesdays

Who doesn’t like taco Tuesdays? And if you don’t then who are you , really? Get ready for this turkey-chorizo taco to spice up your life.

This meal should only take you 15 minutes of prepping and 15 minutes to cook:

Directions

  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the onion and chorizo until the chorizo is crisp, 3 to 5 minutes.
  2. Add the turkey to the skillet, season with ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper, and cook, breaking the meat up with a spoon, until no longer pink, 3 to 5 minutes.
  3. Divide the turkey-chorizo mixture among the tortillas and top with sour cream, avocado, salsa, and cilantro; serve with lime wedges.

meal prep ground turkeyTurkey Thai Salad

This one is sure to overload your taste buds. A crispy, crunchy, sweet & sour salad that will leave you wanting more. Don’t forget to add that Sriracha for increase heat and flavor!

This meal should only take you 20 minutes of prepping and 20 minutes to cook:

Directions

  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the turkey and cook, breaking it up with a spoon, until browned, 3 to 5 minutes.
  2. Add the fish sauce, sugar, and ¼ cup water to the skillet and cook, stirring, until the liquid has almost evaporated, 2 to 4 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, toss the cabbage, cucumber, mint, and peanuts with the lime juice. Top with the turkey mixture and serve with lime wedges.

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