This ground turkey skillet dinner is a one-skillet meal that’s low-calorie, low-carb and makes clean-up a breeze! What’s not to love??
Ground Turkey Skillet Dinner
Calories 287 kcal
- 1 lb ground turkey*
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 4 cloves garlic, minced (4 tsp)
- 4 dried Thai peppers (or to taste)
- 2 cups onions, sliced (1 large onion)
- 4 cups carrots, sliced (1 pound)
- 4 cups Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved (1 pound)
- 1" knob of fresh ginger, minced or grated (1 tbsp)
- 1 tsp salt
- ½ tsp black pepper
- 2 tbsp lime juice
Cook turkey in a skillet over medium heat until no longer pink. Add 1 tsp of coconut oil if necessary to keep it from sticking.
Remove turkey from pan and set aside. Melt coconut oil in the pan.
Turn heat down to medium-low. Add garlic and Thai peppers. Saute for 3 minutes, remove peppers from the pan and discard them.
Add onions, carrots, Brussels sprouts, ginger, salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender and caramelized, 45-60 minutes.
Stir in turkey, heat to warm. Toss with lime juice and serve.
*Feel free to use your favorite ground meat or poultry.
Hack: Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or freeze in serving-sized portions for up to 3 months.
Hack: Do you know that you can freeze fresh ginger root? Grating it in its frozen state is easier than grating it fresh and, if you choose organic ginger, you don’t have to peel it! Simply place it in a sealed freezer bag or container and pop it in the freezer.
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Did you know? Brussels sprouts are part of the cruciferous collection of vegetables that are associated with lowering the risk of some types of cancer.
Suggestion: Try this with a side of baked rice pilaf!
Filipino Chicken Pancit is an easy, one-skillet meal that’s low in calories and packed with nutrition! Use a tamari-style soy sauce to make it gluten-free!
Filipino Chicken Pancit
Calories 310 kcal
- 12 oz rice spaghetti or other thin rice noodles
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil, divided
- 1 lb ground chicken
- 1 onion, minced
- 2" knob fresh ginger, minced
- 3 cloves garlic, minced (3 tsp)
- 2 stalks celery, minced
- 3 carrots, minced
- 1 head green cabbage, shredded
- 1 cup chicken broth, plus more if needed
- 1 tbsp sesame oil
- 1 tbsp Chinese black vinegar
- 3 tbsp soy sauce
- ½ tsp black pepper
- Green onions, sliced (optional)
Soak rice noodles in hot water for 35 minutes. Drain noodles and set aside.
In a large skillet, heat 1 tbsp vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Add ground chicken and cook until no pink remains, 3-5 minutes. Remove from skillet and set aside.
Place the remaining oil in the pan along with the onion, ginger, garlic, celery and carrots. Saute until vegetables are softened and onions are translucent, 10-12 minutes.
Add cabbage to the pan, cover and cook for 5 minutes. If all the cabbage doesn’t fit into the pan, cover and cook down until you can add the remaining cabbage.
Uncover and add 1 cup chicken broth, sesame oil, vinegar, soy sauce, pepper and chicken. Cook for 5 minutes or until cabbage is softened.
Stir noodles into the pan and cook until noodles are cooked to the desired softness. If it seems too dry, add additional chicken bouillon.
Garnish with sliced green onions, if desired.
Hack: Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or freeze in serving sized portions for up to 2 months.
Hack: Leftover chicken and/or dehydrated vegetables can be used in this recipe!
Hack: Do you know that you can freeze fresh ginger root? Grating it in its frozen state is easier than grating it fresh and, if you choose organic ginger, you don’t have to peel it! Simply place in a sealed freezer bag or container and pop it in the freezer.
Hack: Check the produce department for loose carrots and celery stalks. If you don’t see them, ask a clerk if they’re available.
Hack: Ask the produce clerk to cut a head of cabbage into wedges so you’ll only have to buy what you need. They’ll wrap the leftover pieces and put it back on the shelf for sale.
Hack: Shop the salad bar if you just need a small amount of an item that you don’t think you’ll use again before it “goes over”.
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Did you know that cabbage is an important part of a healthy diet? Check out the facts here!
No frills here…just the best classic meatloaf recipe out there! Serve it as a main course at dinner and then use the leftovers for sandwiches!
Best Classic Meatloaf Recipe
Calories 290 kcal
- 1 lb meatloaf mix (beef, pork and lamb)*
- 1 cup dried bread crumbs**
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- ½ cup diced onion
- ½ cup milk
- 1 egg, beaten
- ¼ cup ketchup
- 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tsp dried parsley
- ¾ tsp salt
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- ¼ tsp black pepper
- ½ cup ketchup
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
Preheat oven to 350°F.
In a large bowl add meatloaf mix, bread crumbs, 2 tbsp brown sugar, onion, milk, egg, ¼ cup ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, parsley, salt, garlic powder and black pepper. Combine well and press into loaf pan.
Mix ingredients for topping and spread over meatloaf mixture.
Bake, uncovered, for 55 - 60 minutes until internal temperature reaches 160°F. Allow to rest for 10 minutes before slicing or removing from pan.
* Many supermarkets and butcher shops sell a meatloaf mix of beef/pork/lamb or beef/pork. Ground pork and/or lamb can be reduced or eliminated by increasing ground beef. Ground chicken or turkey can also be used.
** Rolled oats or almond flour can be used in place of flour for a gluten-free option.
Hack: This meatloaf can be made and stored, covered, in the fridge for up to 48 hours before cooking. Cooked leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Hack: Slice leftover meatloaf and place in a single layer on a cookie sheet in the freezer. When frozen, stack pieces in a freezer bag or container, separating slices with parchment paper. Store in the freezer for up to 4 months.
Hack: Frozen or dehydrated onions can be used in this recipe!
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Did you know? Beef has gotten a bad rap due to its high fat and cholesterol content but the health benefits make it a healthy addition to a balanced diet!
Suggestion: Serve this with Horseradish Mashed Potatoes