Healthy Turkey Skillet Burrito is a low calorie dinner recipe that is high protein and high fiber. The perfect weight loss meal! Gluten Free + Low Calorie
There is seriously nothing better than a quick, one skillet meal like this Healthy Turkey Burrito Skillet!
It requires minimal ingredients and prep times, uses only one dish (less to wash YES!) and is OH SO TASTY!
Why Making Your Own Burrito Bowl Is Better For You
Most restaurant burrito bowls have 600-800 calories (depending on what you put in them). This healthy burrito bowl recipe has 392 calories which is far less calories than your favorite restaurant burrito bowl.
Less Fat – Using 99% lean ground meat reduces the amount of fat in traditional burrito bowls. Extra virgin olive oil adds healthy fat in the right amount.
High Fiber – The black beans add a ton of fiber 13 grams per serving to this recipe. Fiber is something I talk about in my weight loss training. It’s a critical ingredient for hormone health and weight loss. The total carbs in this recipe are 39, but NET CARBS are 26 because of the fiber!
High Protein – There’s 39 grams of protein per serving. 25-40 grams is optimal per meal for men and women. The higher protein means you’re blood sugar will be well balanced and you’ll have fewer cravings.
Ingredients For Healthy Burrito Skillet
- Ground Turkey, 99% lean (or ground chicken)
- Black Beans, canned
- Bell Peppers
- Red Onions
- Cumin, Smoked Paprika, Coriander
- Salt, Pepper
How To Make Burrito Bowl In A Skillet
Step one to making a burrito bowl is to heat a large skillet with olive oil with the bell peppers, onions, garlic salt and pepper. You will cook them 5-7 minutes until they are slightly tender.
Step two is adding the meat with the cumin, smoked paprika and coriander then using a spatula or wooden spoon break up the meat. Cook it 5-7 minutes or until the meat is browned.
Step three is draining the black beans and rinsing them. Add the black beans and salsa to the skillet. Stir to combine and cook another 2-3 minutes to heat through then serve with optional toppings (below)!
What To Serve With Burrito Bowl
You can add many delicious toppings to serve with your burrito bowl while keeping it healthy!
- Greek yogurt with salsa – I love using it in place of sour cream for a higher protein addition. I even like to make a dip with Greek yogurt and salsa for veggie snacking.
- Lettuce – Adding lettuce to your burrito bowl added VOLUME to the meal which means more water, more nutrients and more filling. Any greens you love will work!
- Cauliflower Rice – I love adding cauliflower rice into a burrito bowl for the same reason above VOLUME. The recipe already has a starchy carb so adding rice isn’t necessary unless you’re trying to increase your calories.
- Avocado or Jalapeño – If you want to make this a true burrito bowl, you can add one or both of these. If you do add avocado, pay attention to the portion. It’s healthy, but still has calories!
Substitutions For Healthy Turkey Burrito Skillet
- Meat – Ground chicken can be substituted for the ground turkey. You can substitute ground beef, but this will increase the calories and fat content.
- Beans – Lentils or any bean variety may be substituted for black beans. You can also use dry beans. If you do that, cook them according to package instructions in a separate pot. Once cooked, you can add the beans to this recipe. If you can’t tolerate beans, then omit them and substitute quinoa.
- Bell Peppers – Zucchini, eggplant, summer squash or any squash variety could easily be substituted for bell peppers.
Healthy Turkey Skillet Burrito
Healthy Turkey Skillet Burrito is a low calorie dinner recipe that is high protein and high fiber. The perfect weight loss meal!
Add extra virgin olive oil to a large skillet and bring to medium heat. Add the red onion, bell peppers, garlic, salt and pepper. Stir and cook 5-7 minutes until the veggies are almost soft.
Add the ground turkey to the skillet with the cumin, smoked paprika and coriander then use a spatula to break up the meat as it cooks. Cook another 5-7 minutes until the meat is browned.
Drain the black beans and rinse in a colander. Add the beans and salsa to the skillet. Stir and cook another 2-3 minutes to heat the beans.
Serve immediately with optional toppings recommended in the blog post. Store leftovers in the refrigerator up to 5 days.
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