Last week we shared some ideas to take along with you while you grocery shopped. This week will be how to meal prep with some items from the grocery store. Ground Turkey taco bowls are one of my favorite meal preps. It is extremely easy, quick, yummy, and filling. I usually get three meals out of this meal prep and I use them for lunch or dinner!
- You will need;
- 1 lb ground turkey
- 2 bell peppers (I typically use red and orange but it is a personal preference)
- 1 yellow onion (again it’s a preference on which type of onion)
- 1 tsp of paprika
- 1 tsp of garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp of cayenne pepper (if desired)
- salt and pepper to taste
Print out this photo to take shopping with you!
It’s best to cook the ground turkey first. Place the turkey in the skillet and add the garlic powder, paprika, cayenne pepper, and salt and pepper. Mix the seasoning into the turkey and cook it over medium high heat. Make sure the turkey is cooked through, dump it in a bowl and set it aside. In the photos the yellow onion cubed and the peppers are sliced into small strips. Place the vegetables into the skillet that you cooked the turkey in- the juices from the turkey add flavor to the vegetables without having to season them! Cook the vegetables until soft and remove from the heat.
Next, portion out the vegetables into three containers. One cup of bell peppers weights about 6.2 ounces. After the vegetables have been placed in the storage containers-weight out your protein. I typically weigh out 4 oz of protein for each meal. This gives exactly three servings of 4 ounces of ground turkey. Place the turkey over the vegetables and allow to cool before putting the lid on and storing. This minimizes condensation build up.
This whole process usually takes about 25 minutes and it is super easy. I found it best to set aside one day a week for meal preparation. It’s easier this way if you live a busy lifestyle and it takes up minimal time. The vegetables can be purchased pre-cut making this process quicker and easier as well. You can also hot sauce to it when eating it to add more flavor! This recipe leaves a lot of room to change for taste-the flavor profile can be changed as well to make it very functional in every meal preparation! Enjoy!