Before you get the hang of it, the thought of meal prep might make you think of an entire day spent slaving away in the kitchen, using up every last pan and storage container you own. When you put it that way, ordering takeout sounds so much easier. But getting ready for the week doesn’t have to be such a process at all. As long as you find easy recipes and cook enough servings at once, you can be in and out of the kitchen in an hour. Seriously! Over the next couple of weeks I am going to share some of my easy meal prep recipes with you.. you’ll be fulfilling those New Year’s resolutions in no time.
First up…Turkey Taco Salad.
Up until recently, if you looked in my fridge you would never find ground turkey in there. Ever. I had never used it before and had absolutely no idea what to do with it and it never made its way on my shopping list. Today, that’s another story. I. am. obsessed. We hardly eat ground beef anymore and instead we substitute with turkey. Chili? No problem. Tacos? Absolutely! Meatballs? Hell ya!! Taco Salad? BRING IT ON! I started making this salad for dinner but my fiance and I were so in love, it got put on the meal prep rotation. It is so simple and quick to make and requires limited ingredients. I like to package everything separately when meal prepping so nothing gets soggy and mushy. during the week. Obviously, if you are making this and eating it right away you an toss everything together and enjoy.
Here is what you will need:
♥ 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
♥ 1 1/2 pounds of ground turkey*
♥ 1 package (1.25oz) of taco seasoning
♥ 6 cups of sliced/shredded romaine lettuce
♥ 1/2 cup of pico de gallo (homemade of store bought)
♥ 6 tablespoons of Greek yogurt
♥ 6 tablespoons of shredded Mexican cheese blend
♥ 1 lime cut into wedges
Here is what you will need to do:
♥ Heat the olive oil in a large stockpot of dutch oven over medium high heat. Add the ground turkey and cook until browned. This should take about 3-5 minutes. Make sure to crumble the turkey as it cooks. Stir in the taco seasoning and drain an excess fat.
♥ Place the romaine lettuce into resealable sandwich bags.
♥ Fill the pico de gallo, Greek yogurt and cheese into separate containers with lids. I personally like to use these shot cups but you can use anything you have as long as it seals.
♥ Place everything into your meal prep containers and enjoy!!
** You could substitute the ground turkey for ground pork or beef if you wanted to.
Are you a ground turkey newbie also? What do you use ground turkey for? What is your favorite meal prep?
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