Sometimes, I really enjoy being creative and trying out new recipes to make healthier versions of my favorite foods. Other times, I don’t want to cook, I don’t know what to cook, and I’m starving. Can you relate?
For this #foodiefriday, I wanted to post a simple meal that I cook anytime time I find myself helplessly searching Pinterest for a recipe. Check it out below:
What you need:
1lb 93% lean ground turkey
1 can of sliced carrots
1/3 cup Long grain rice (really, any kind!)
What you do:
Add 1/3 cup of your rice to a rice cooker. This is literally my favorite cooking hack ever! I don’t have to even think about cooking. I just throw in the rice and some water, and twenty minutes later, my rice is done!
In the meantime, add your ground turkey to a skillet. Season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Brown turkey.
At the same time, put carrots into a sauce pan on low-heat. Add in pepper and wait to boil.
Through it all onto a plate, add a La Croix to the picture (and mustard if you will), and you have yourself a healthy and quick dinner!
For me, lunch is the hardest meal to plan. Half of the week I am at home, and the other half I am on campus in class. For the days I am not at home, I have been packing a bento boxed lunch to take with me! It’s kind of like a grown-up version of a lunchable, but I love being able to pick at it throughout class without making any disruptions! This recipe is also super easy to personalize and make your own. Any of the ingredients below can be substituted for other veggies, fruits, and granola bars. Check it out below!
What You Need:
Favorite Type of Lunch Meat (I used crack pepper turkey!)
Mini Sweet Bell Peppers
Reduced Fat String Cheese
What You Do:
First, throw in one serving of lunch meat.
Next, add in the string cheese. I use the cheese to separate my meat from my produce.
Then, add in your veggies and fruit. I typically add 3 bell peppers and 5 strawberries.
Finally, wrap your granola bar (I use fig bars) in foil or place into a sandwich bag and lay on top of other food.
Now, throw it in your backpack, purse, or car, and enjoy as needed!
I recently tried this meal, and it is my absolute favorite at the moment! Not only does it require minimal ingredients, but it takes 30 minutes maximum to make! Check it out below.
What you need:
2 containers of Green Giant Veggie Spirals Butternut Squash
16 ounces of 93% Lean Ground Turkey
2 Cups of Spinach
What You Do:
First, throw your veggie spirals in the microwave for roughly 5 minutes. That way, they are fully defrosted and cooked before you add them to your dish!
Next, turn stove on medium-high heat. Add your turkey and all of the seasonings listed above to a skillet. For the seasonings, I added between 1-2 tablespoons of everything! Now, let your turkey brown.
After your meat is cooked, added both packages of veggie spirals into your pan. Mix with the meat before adding spinach. Continue to cook until all of spinach is sautéed.