To stay on track with my nutrition, I have found that making vegetables a large part of my meals has been key.
I try to incorporate as many veggies as possible into every meal I make. Even if Im following a recipe I will add more of what it is calling for and/or add my own favorites. Or at least what I have in the house at the time.
Bell pepper can pretty much go into every dinner I make. We go through about 6 a week. And if I can’t seem to add in veggies to a meal, I will just roast a bunch of them and use them as a side. Along with a salad. We always have a salad. Read about that here.
What’s For Dinner?
One of my families favorite meals right now is a mixture of Ground Turkey, Bell Peppers, Onions, Brussel Sprouts and Minced Garlic. It also includes the oh so flavorful Braggs Liquid Amino.
Now if you don’t know what liquid aminos is.. the simple answer is that its a higher protein substitution for soy sauce. Still made from soybeans, still has a higher sodium content like traditional soy sauce, but there is no preservatives! And it has a greater purpose for your body. Amino acids are needed to break down food, repair bodily tissue, and grow those muscles!
The List of Ingredients.
The even better part about this meal is that it is Quick and Easy!! One Pan and about 20 minutes is all it takes. This is super customizable, so create your own amazing version.
- Chop as many Peppers and Onions as you want, or usually in my case what I have leftover in my fridge. I usually use 2 peppers and a half onion.
- Wash and chop Brussel Sprouts, about a pound.
- Cook up your ground turkey, about 1 – 1 1/2 pounds. I add Minced Garlic, Garlic and Onion powders, and black pepper.
- Then toss in your chopped veggies.
- Add a couple tablespoons of Braggs Liquid Aminos, and Voila.. Dinner is done! And delicious!
Even my three year old will gobble this down, when the only thing I can usually get him to eat is some bread and peanut butter.
I weigh and record everything. I use a food scale to weigh the veggies raw, after they have been chopped. The Ground turkey after it has been cooked. And then everything all together once the dish is done. Divide by the number of servings I want and record it all into the MyFitness Pal app.
It changes a little each time I do it. Maybe there are more peppers and less onion, because thats what I have. Or I divided up the bulk ground turkey a little bit different then last time. But according to the last time I made this dish, after weighing everything with my food scale and recording it into the app, the macros come out to be:
For 6 Servings
In my opinion, those are some great numbers! For me, at least, this meal fits into my daily life perfectly. It makes for great leftovers too! Divide it up into meal prep containers and have it for lunch throughout the week. It is very filling and will help keep you on track.
Give it a try! Get creative! Enjoy!
- 1 - 1.5 Pounds of Ground Turkey
- 2 Bell Peppers
- 1 Small Onion
- 1 Pound Brussel Sprouts
- Minced Garlic, To Taste
- Black Pepper, Onion and Garlic Powder, To Taste
- 2-3 TBSP Braggs Liquid Aminos or Soy Sauce
Cook the Ground Turkey with the minced garlic and spices. Set aside
Cook all chopped veggies until soft and then add back in the ground turkey and the Liquid aminos or soy sauce and stir well.