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Ground Turkey Breast, 3 Ways

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Whether you’re low-carbing, dieting, or just trying to incorporate more healthy, home-cooked food into your diet, ground turkey breast can be a super-versatile addition to your repertoire. It’s unglamorous and pretty tasteless on its own, but it’s a blank slate for lots of flavor options and a great way to get a lean protein hit. Here are three ways I’ve been enjoying it lately.

Ground Turkey Breast, Mexican Style
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Ingredients
  • 1 lb. ground turkey breast
  • chopped bell peppers (often you can find these pre-chopped, which makes this even easier
  • chopped onion (again, pre-chopped makes this come together in mere minutes!)
  • minced garlic (fresh is tastiest, but Trader Joe’s makes a nice minced garlic in a jar – I’m a broken record here)
  • chili powder to taste
  • ground cumin to taste
  • Kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • olive oil cooking spray, or fat of your choice
  • salsa for serving
Instructions
  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add your oil. Add the turkey to the skillet and start breaking it up with a spoon to get it into small pieces as it cooks. Once it’s approximately ½-way cooked (it’ll turn from pink to whitish), add the onions, bell peppers, garlic and spices and keep breaking it up and stirring it until the onion and bell peppers are soft and the turkey is fully cooked.
Notes
Serve this straight up, over mixed greens, with rice, in tortillas – the sky’s the limit. Add salsa to taste.

 

This next one might strike you as odd, but it’s really pretty darn tasty! Great breakfast option.

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Ground Turkey Breast, Sweet Breakfast Style
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Ingredients
  • 1 lb. ground turkey breast
  • 1 large apple, cored and chopped into ½-inch chunks
  • 1 T. coconut oil
  • cinnamon to taste
  • pumpkin pie spice to taste
  • nutmeg to taste
  • stevia to taste
Instructions
  1. Add the coconut oil to a large skillet and heat it over medium high heat to melt.
  2. Once melted, add the turkey breast and break it up with a spoon to get it into small pieces as it’s browning.
  3. Once turkey is almost cooked through, add the chopped apple, stevia and the spices.
  4. Cook until the apple is tender and the turkey is cooked through.
Notes
Serve warm.

 

This last one is so easy, and so flavorful – serve it up in romaine lettuce cups or over noodles or rice – your call.

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Ground Turkey Breast, Thai Style
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Ingredients
  • 1 lb. ground turkey breast
  • olive oil cooking spray, or fat of your choice
  • chopped bell pepper
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • ½ c. chopped cilantro
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 t. minced ginger
  • Bragg’s liquid aminos, coconut aminos, tamari or soy sauce
Instructions
  1. Place large skillet over medium-high heat and add the fat of your choice to the pan.
  2. Add the turkey and use a spoon to break it up as it browns.
  3. Once the turkey is about ½-way cooked, add the pepper, onion, garlic and ginger and keep stirring and breaking up the turkey.
  4. Cook until the turkey is cooked through and the onions and peppers are soft.
  5. Add liquid aminos/soy sauce/etc. to taste, and stir in chopped cilantro just before serving.
Notes
Serve atop rice, noodles, or fold into lettuce cups (romaine is nice and sturdy, and has a nice crunch).

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  • http://www.facebook.com/Fitknitchick Tamara Grand

    Love the third, thai style option. I’ve been enjoying these types of flavours more and more lately! (Love it when cheetos are the featured image in your header; my daughter’s favourite food!)

    • http://twitter.com/SemiSweetOnline Sarah Isenberg

      I love Cheetos! Hardly ever eat them, but when I do, look out! I’m insatiable.