Recipe of the Week: Turkey Taco Lunch Box

Recipe of the Week: Turkey Taco Lunch Box

Lunch time at work is the most dangerous time for people looking to make healthy eating choices. Imagine walking into work with dry, bland chicken and cold broccoli, while everyone else is enjoying all the treats and snacks you shouldn't be eating.

Meal prepping is the best way to keep up with your health goals, but that doesn't mean you just have to eat grilled chicken and green veggies all the time! Try out this fresh and filling taco meal prep that will have you excited to whip your lunch box out of the fridge.

Recipe Courtesy of: SweetPeasAndSaffron.com

Ingredients:

Rice

 

  • 3/4 cup uncooked brown rice

  • 1/8 tsp salt

  • zest of 1 lime

Turkey

  • 3/4 lb lean ground turkey

  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning of choice

Salsa

  • 1 jalapeno minced

  • 1/4 cup red onion minced

  • juice from 1/2 a lime

  • 1/8 tsp salt

  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes quartered

Other:

 

  • one 12 oz/341 mL can corn kernelsdrained & rinsed

  • 1/4 cup shredded cheese cheddar or mozzarella

Instructions:

  • Cook brown rice according to package directions, adding the lime zest and salt to the cooking water.
  • Cook turkey over medium heat, tossing in the taco seasoning and breaking it up as you cook. Cook for 10 or so minutes, until cooked through.
  • Combine all salsa ingredients and toss together.
  • To assemble lunch bowls: 
  • 1/4 portion of cooked rice (roughly ½ cup)
  • 1/2 cup corn kernels
  • 1/2 cup cooked taco meat
  • 1/4 portion of salsa (just over ½ cup)

One Serving Equals: 387 calories, 42g carbohydrates, 23g protein, 10g fat, 655mg sodium, 5g fiber, and 9g sugar.

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