Spicy turkey vegetable quinoa

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Turkey veggie quinoa

 

That’s right.

This looks so good that I figured it was more beneficial to start this post with a picture rather than words.

If I had to use words to describe this, I think I’d go with “filling but light.” Or “absolutely delicious.” Wouldn’t you agree?

Turkey Veggie Quinoa 2013-06-19 18.26.05

 

This is a super easy meal that comes together in a flash and combines a healthy amount of veggies and protein. Enjoy!

Spicy turkey vegetable quinoa
Serves 4

  • 1 lb. ground turkey, cooked
  • 3/4 c. quinoa, cooked
  • 2 cups peppers (color of choice)
  • 1/2 c. corn (I used frozen)
  • 1 can fire-roasted tomatoes
  • 1/2 tbsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  1. Spray a large saucepan with cooking spray. Crumble in your ground turkey and cook until no longer pink.
  2. Meanwhile, boil 1 1/2 c. water with 3/4 c. quinoa, stirring frequently until all water is absorbed.
  3. Once turkey is almost cooked, add in peppers and corns. Cook for about five minutes until vegetables begin to brown.
  4. Add in can of fire-roasted tomatoes and cooked quinoa. Stir in spices.
  5. Simmer for about five minutes, until all vegetables are heated through.
  6. Enjoy!

How to level up this recipe:

  • To make this vegetarian, add 1 can of black beans instead of ground turkey.
  • Top with some avocado for a bit of healthy fats.

 

How to level down this recipe:

  • Use brown rice instead of quinoa.
  • For added flavor, top with salsa and/or a dollop of plain greek yogurt or low-fat sour cream!
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