Meal Prep Turkey Taco Bowls are a healthier version of takeout that’s lower in calories and big on flavor! Made with homemade seasoning for an EASY and filling veggie-protein-packed lunch or dinner. Paleo + Gluten Free + Low Calorie
Tacos tacos tacos! When you’re losing weight they’re you’re best friend. Or are they?
When I was working in Mexico several years ago, I fell in love with the food. But my body….yeah it fell in love with the food too and it showed it in the two sizes I creeped up while working there. Oh but the food was so good.
Looking back, I know that food was comforting for me. Filling a void. I had moved half way across the country after graduating college. While I had close friendships and hung out with the other U.S. transplants that worked at the manufacturing plant with me, it wasn’t the same as having my own friends and family nearby. So food it was!
Food fills an emotional void for many people. In my membership program framework I work with people to fill this void. I talk specifically about overcoming this because often the 1:1 clients I coach don’t realize how they’re using food to nourish a missing ingredient in their lives. It’s hard to overcome, but the key is bringing awareness to the behavior.
All that to say food is fuel and nourishment for the body, and just because you love eating a certain food doesn’t mean you have to give it up! It just means you need to find healthier versions of them!
Meal Prep Turkey Taco Bowls
These Meal Prep Turkey Taco Bowls are hearty, nourishing and bursting with Mexican flavors! An easy, low carb recipe that doubles as lunch or dinner. They take 15 minutes to cook in one skillet. I love having only one dish to clean!
What You Need
- Turkey Breast (or another lean meat)
- Bell Pepper
- Jarred Salsa
- Homemade Taco Seasoning
Divide the meal into 4 meal prep containers so lunch or dinner is pre-portioned and for the week. This makes eating much easier when you don’t have to think about measuring or portioning. Serve them over shredded lettuce, greens of choice or cauliflower rice.
These turkey taco bowls are made Paleo, but if you’re not Paleo focused you can add quinoa, rice or beans to the meal for healthy carbs. While I love the premise of the Paleo diet, I often find people are not eating enough carbohydrates and they are necessary for a healthy diet.
Meal Prep Turkey Taco Bowls
- Heat a large skillet to medium heat with extra virgin olive oil.
- Place bell peppers in the skillet and sauté 5 minutes or until slightly tender.
- Add the ground turkey breast with salt, pepper and homemade taco seasoning.
- Use a spatula to break up the meat and mix in the seasonings.
- Cook until the meat is browned, stirring it frequently.
- Stir in the salsa then transfer to 4 meal prep containers filling with lettuce and peppers.
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