It’s also really easy to make components of it ahead of time during weekly meal prep so all you have to do is assemble & reheat when you’re hungry. I LOVE meals like that!!
I first saw this recipe on The Biggest Loser and decided I could make my own version by adding & adjusting to the original recipe. I have yet to make it for anyone that doesn’t (A) love it & (B) ask for the recipe. Gotta love a meal that satisfies every time!!
· 1 pkg. Extra Lean Jennie-O Lean Turkey (you can use any meat you like, but this is the leanest, best option I have found)
· 1 whole onion (I usually use a yellow onion... but pick what ya like)
· 2 whole bell peppers (I like red ones, but any color will work)
· 1 pkg. sliced mushrooms
· Southwest seasoning (I buy the store brank at Fresh & Easy, but any meat/veggie seasoning you like will work…even a fajita or taco seasoning packet!)
· 1 medium sweet potato
· ¼ cup plain Greek yogurt
· ¼ cup salsa (I like green salsa, but any kind works)
· 6-9 grape tomatoes
· 1 green onion
· ¼ avocado
In a skillet or frying pan, sauté the onion, peppers, & mushrooms using as little cooking spray or oil as you can get away with. I tend to use a tiny bit of olive oil cooking spray just to make sure the veggies won’t stick… it doesn’t take much. Season with your spice of choice as you cook. Once the veggies start to look about half cooked (3-5 minutes) add in the ground turkey & additional seasoning for the meat. Continue cooking until the turkey is cooked all the way through.
While the meat & veggie mix is cooking, prepare your sweet potato. You can bake it in an oven or if you are pressed for time like I usually am, you can microwave it. They even have some that come wrapped in plastic so they steam themselves in the microwave. Easy peasy.
In a container that makes for easy pouring (like a measuring cup) mix the Greek yogurt & salsa. Set aside.
When the potato is done, top it with ¾ cup of the turkey + veggie mix. Pour the Greek yogurt + salsa over the top. Garnish with sliced green onion, halved grape tomatoes, & diced avocado (the coolness + texture of these paired with the warm potato and veggie/meat mixture is AWESOME! Thank you mindful eating class for having me take note of such things!!).
Serve, enjoy, & try not to get caught licking the plate! Or do. It’s good clean fun!
NOTE: You will end up with lots of extra turkey + veggie mixture. Pop that stuff in a tuperware & pair ¾ cup servings with additional veggies and a healthy carb (like brown rice or quinoa) as needed for fast meals throughout the week!