Recipe: Simple Ground Turkey

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So much flavor, so little time (actually though because it literally takes about 8 minutes total to throw this deliciousness together..)

This recipe is fitting I guess since Thanksgiving was yesterday after all…(didn’t even think about that haha) SO I hope this might be a little easier than roasting an entire turkey…

I’m still nibbling on this as a quick snack throughout the day and it’s getting better and better as the days go by in my opinion…

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What you’ll need:

  • Ground Turkey
  • Spices: Italian seasoning, dried oregano, salt/pepper, lemon pepper, cumin
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Handful of baby tomatoes, red/yellow peppers, chives

How to make:

  • Drizzle big pan with olive oil
  • Throw in the entire pack of ground turkey first since this will take longer to cook than the veggies
  • Season the turkey with the spices listed (I put extra cumin in for a little more kick) and mix.
  • Throw in the chopped veggies and mix again.
  • Let it all sizzle and cook, while simultaneously chopping up the turkey as you go so it remains as little separated chunks.

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^All the juices and flavors really come out after a few minutes of cooking. Also, don’t mind the mess I made on the stove…Clean cooking is overrated though let’s be real.

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I threw it over a bed of lettuce with: avocado, beets, feta, and hot pickled carrots/onions and lemon!!

so.simple. SO. GOOD.

Just throw onto salads, lettuce wraps, or eat it on its own as a side dish! I like to eat it with some Cholula or mustard on its own. YUM.

Favorite Plant-based Proteins

This week I decided to try going vegan. Why? No reason honestly, except to see if my body reacts well. Maybe I’ll get more glowy skin, ditch sugar cravings, who really knows. I did this for a few days when I lived in D.C. and I just remember it being so easy, but I wasn’t paying enough attention to how my body was reacting both mentally and physically so that’s what i’m doing this time! Maybe even more than a week because why not…

The big part for me in veganism is the protein aspect. I workout a lot and I know my body needs carbs and protein or else I will seriously have the worrrst, most fatigued workouts ever, (and get moody) which is no fun. I know I get plenty of carbs from the fruit I eat all day, starchy veggies, and beans, but regarding the protein aspect: People usually stay away from meatless diets because animal meats have complete proteins, aka: they contain the essential amino acids we need that our bodies can’t produce on it’s own. So, I’ve made a list of the plants that provide plenty of protein, AND when combined with one another, they create these essential amino acids we need.

This list is comprised of the ones I personally eat the most.

As a reference:

1 egg = 6 grams of protein

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