Ground Turkey Skillet Dinner

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

Ground Turkey Skillet Dinner

Course Main Course
Servings 6
Calories 287 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 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

Instructions
 

  • 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!

Shrimp and Rice Noodle Stir Fry

Shrimp and rice noodle stir fry is another authentic recipe from Yuhong’s Country Kitchen! Make sure to subscribe so you won’t miss any of her great recipes!

Shrimp and Rice Noodle Stir Fry

Shrimp and Rice Noodle Stir Fry

(Courtesy: Yuhong Sun
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese

Ingredients
  

  • 5 green onions
  • 1 carrot
  • 2 bok choy
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1 oz ginger root (4” knob)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 1 tsp crushed chili pepper
  • ½ lb raw shrimp
  • 1 ib rice noodles*
  • 2 eggs

Cooking sauce:

  • 4 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp chili sauce
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • ¼ cup water plus more if needed
  • Dash of black pepper
  • Dash of salt

Instructions
 

  • Cut the white portion of the green onion, carrot and bok choy into 2” julienne slices.  Thinly slice the garlic and cut ginger into 1” julienne slices.  Slice the green tops of the onions into rounds.
  • Combine all the ingredients for the cooking sauce.  Mix thoroughly and set aside.
  • Heat 3 tbsp olive oil in a wok or heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Add crushed chili pepper.
  • When oil is hot, add ginger and garlic.  Cook for one minute or until fragrant, stirring constantly. 
  • Add carrot, cook for one minute and then add bok choy.  Stir fry for an additional minute.  
  • Place shrimp in the pan and cover the pan.  When the shrimp is cooked, add noodles** and cooking sauce.  Pour in a little more water if the stir fry seems too dry.
  • Push stir fry to one side of the pan and add the remaining 2 tbsp of oil.  
  • Crack eggs directly into the pan and use the spatula to scramble them.  Mix into stir fry ingredients and continue to cook until the eggs are set.
  • Sprinkle with green onion rounds before serving.
  • *You can use any type of long noodle (spaghetti, linguine, etc) in this recipe.
  • **If using dried rice noodles, cover with lukewarm water, soak for 30 minutes and drain.  If using dried spaghetti, cook al dente according to package directions and drain.  Fresh noodles do not need any preparation and can be added to the pan as is.
  • Hack:  Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or frozen in serving-sized portions for up to 2 months.
  • Hack:  Shrimp can be purchased individually from the seafood counter at most grocery stores.  They can be purchased frozen in large portions if you wish to keep some on hand.  Thaw needed amounts before cooking. 
  • Hack:  Seafood can be thawed overnight in the refrigerator.  It can be thawed more quickly by placing it in a sealed bag and submerging them in a bath of cold water for about an hour.
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Did you know?  Shrimp is a healthy addition to your diet.  It provides a high amount of nutrients that aren’t abundant in other foods!

If you love spicy Asian-themed shrimp dishes, try this spicy Szechuan shrimp recipe or Thai peanut shrimp rice bowl!

Asian Stir Fry Green Beans

Asian Stir Fry Green Beans is a simple, healthy and easy-to-make side dish that will shine at the dinner table!

Asian Stir Fry Green Beans

 

1 lb fresh whole green beans

2 cups water

1 tbsp canola oil*

Salt and pepper to taste

 

Wash and drain green beans.  Cut or break off stem ends.

Place a skillet over high heat.  Add beans and water.  Cover the skillet and allow it to steam until water evaporates.

When the pan is dry, move beans to the side of the pan, creating a well in the center.  Add canola oil to the well and stir fry beans for 1-2 minutes.  Add salt and pepper to taste.

Serve immediately.

*Any oil with a high smoke point would work in this recipe.

 

4 servings, 60 calories per serving

Hack:  Store leftover beans in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or freeze, tightly wrapped, for up to 10 months.

Hack:  For more instructional videos for making traditional Chinese cuisine, visit Yuhong’s Country Kitchen on YouTube!

 

Gongpao Chicken

Gongpao Chicken

 

12 oz boneless, skinless chicken breast

1 egg white

5 tbsp soy sauce, divided

1 tbsp cornstarch

2 tbsp black (Chinese) vinegar

1 tbsp sugar

1 cup vegetable oil + 2 tbsp

½ cup peanuts and/or cashews

1 green pepper, chopped

4 cloves garlic, minced (4 tsp.)

3 dried or fresh red Thai peppers, chopped

1” knob ginger, minced or grated

3 green onions, thinly sliced

2 cups fresh basil leaves (1.5 ounces)

Dash salt

 

Cut chicken into 1” cubes and place into a bowl.  Add egg white, 2 tbsp soy sauce and cornstarch.  Gently mix with your hands for 2 minutes.

Mix remaining soy sauce, vinegar, and sugar in a small bowl and set aside.

Heat 1 cup vegetable oil and peanuts/cashews in a heavy skillet and turn on the heat to medium-high.  Cook nuts to golden brown and remove from oil.

Add chicken to the same oil and cook until there is no more pink, 6-8 minutes.  Remove from the pan.

Add green pepper and saute until slightly tender, about 10 minutes. Remove from the pan.

Add 2 tbsp oil and turn the heat up to high.  When the pan is heated, add garlic, red peppers and ginger.  Cook until aromatic, 1-2 minutes.

Return nuts, chicken and green peppers back into the pan.  Add sauce and green onion.  Cook, stirring constantly, until all ingredients are hot.  Add basil and cook just until wilted.

Serve with rice, if desired.

 

6 servings, 535 calories per serving

Hack:  Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or frozen in serving size 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.

Hack:  Chop leftover green onions and freeze in a sealable freezer bag or container for future use. While they won’t retain the crispness that would make them suitable for salads or garnish, they will be fine for cooking.

Hack:  For more instructional videos for making traditional Chinese cuisine, visit Yuhong’s Country Kitchen on YouTube!

 

Chinese Potato Noodles

In this video, Yuhong’s Country Kitchen will show us how to make authentic Chinese potato noodles. It’s a quick and easy side dish for any meal!

Chinese Potato Noodles

 

1 large potato

2 tbsp vegetable oil

2 dried chili peppers (optional)

2 tbsp black (Chinese) vinegar

Pinch of salt

2 green onions

 

Wash and peel the potato.  Using a mandoline, spiralizer or knife, cut the potato into thin shreds, 2”-3” inches long.  Cover in cold water and soak for 3 minutes.  Rinse thoroughly to remove starch.

Heat oil and chili peppers (if desired) over high heat.  When the oil is hot, remove chilis and add potatoes, vinegar and salt.  Saute for 5 minutes and add green onions.

Serve hot or cold.  Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

 

3 servings, 180 calories per serving

Hack:  Chop leftover green onions and freeze in a sealable freezer bag or container for future use. While they won’t retain the crispness that would make them suitable for salads or garnish, they will be fine for cooking.

Hack:  For more instructional videos for making traditional Chinese cuisine, visit Yuhong’s Country Kitchen on YouTube!

 

Beef Pepper Steak Stir Fry

Over rice, on a sub, with potatoes or by itself …it’s good any way at all! How do you like your beef pepper steak stir fry?

Beef Pepper Steak Stir Fry

Beef Pepper Steak Stir Fry

Course Main Course
Servings 2
Calories 285 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 green pepper, thinly sliced
  • ½ onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced (1 tsp)
  • 1 cup Korean Beef, thinly sliced

Instructions
 

  • Heat olive oil in a heavy saute pan over medium heat.  Add green pepper, onion, jalapeno pepper and garlic.  Saute until tender, about ten minutes.
  • Add beef and saute just until warmed through, about 2 minutes.
  • Hack: Serve with rice or horseradish potatoes, if desired.
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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!

Do you want more ideas on how to use your leftovers?  Click here for my thoughts on the subject!

Authentic Chinese Chicken Stir Fry

Today, Yuhong’s Country Kitchen shows us how to make authentic Chinese chicken stir fry. Make sure to subscribe to her channel so you don’t miss any videos!

Chinese Chicken Stir Fry

Chinese Chicken Stir Fry

(Courtesy Yuhong Sun)
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 4
Calories 500 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast, sliced thin
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 3 thin slices fresh ginger root
  • 5 tbsp vegetable oil, divided
  • ½ onion, sliced
  • 1 green pepper, sliced
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 cups cooked rice, hot

Sauce:

  • 1 tbsp fresh garlic, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced (3 teaspoons)
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ½ tsp brown sugar
  • Chili oil to taste

Instructions
 

  • Mix ingredients for the sauce and set aside.
  • In a small bowl, mix chicken, egg and cornstarch.
  • In a heavy saute pan or wok, heat 3 tbsp oil and ginger slices.  Add chicken and saute until no longer pink. Remove chicken and ginger from the pan.
  • Add 2 tbsp oil to saute pan.  Saute onion and pepper until just beginning to cook through but still has a crunch.  Add chicken and sauce to pan and heat through.
  • Serve over rice.
  • Hack:  Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or freeze in servings-sized portions for up to 3 months.
  • Hack:  Place leftover rice while still warm (to retain moisture) in serving-size containers and freeze for up to 3 months.
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For more instructional videos for making traditional Chinese cuisine, visit Yuhong’s Country Kitchen on YouTube!

Suggestion:  Serve this with a side of Yuhong’s Asian Stir Fry Green Beans!

 

Scrambled Egg with Spinach, Tomato and Onion

Scrambled Egg with Spinach, Tomato and Onion make a fast and easy low-carb breakfast, packed with protein to start your day off strong!

Scrambled Egg with Spinach, Tomato and Onion

Scrambled Egg with Spinach, Tomato and Onion

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 1 person
Calories 297 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • ½ cup sweet onion, chopped
  • ¾ cup vegetable broth
  • 8 oz frozen spinach
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • Balsamic Vinegar to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 eggs
  • Splash of milk

Instructions
 

  • Place onion in a saute pan with ¼ cup broth. Cook over medium-low heat until onions are soft and golden. Add vegetable broth as needed, ¼ cup at a time. Add spinach and tomato. Turn up the heat to medium and simmer until most of the liquid is gone. Add balsamic vinegar and salt to taste. Remove to plate.
  • Add eggs and milk to a small bowl and scramble with a fork. Spray saute pan with cooking spray. Add eggs and cook to desired doneness. Add salt and pepper to taste. Remove to plate with spinach mixture and enjoy!
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Did you know?  Despite the negative press that eggs have received in the past, they can absolutely be a part of a healthy diet!

Suggestion:  If you want to add a few carbs to your breakfast, try pairing this with a gourmet veggie bagel!

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