This recipe is a healthy take on a comfort food favourite. With whole vegetables providing fibre, minerals and vitamins and lean ground turkey for protein, it's a crowd pleaser. This recipe is a food prep Sunday must as it stores in the fridge up to a week for lunches, or freezes well for a nutrient dense last minute meal idea
Adapted from recipe by William Davis MD.
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 pound organic ground turkey breast
- 2 red or yellow peppers chopped
- 2 carrots chopped
- 1 large onion chopped
- 4 large garlic cloves minced
- 2 tablespoons chilli powder
- 1 tablespoon ground cumin
- 1 tablespoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 28 oz BPA free can of diced tomatoes (Can always peel and dice fresh tomatoes instead for extra deliciousness and increased nutritional value)
- 2 cups organic chicken broth (can be homemade!)
- 1 8 oz BPA free can of tomato puree (can also be home made if you have the time)
- 2 small zucchini chopped
- dairy free cheese for topping (optional)
- In a large pot over medium-high heat, heat the coconut oil. Cook the turkey, peppers, carrots, and onions, stirring frequently until turkey is no longer pink.
- Add the garlic, chilli powder, cumin, oregano and salt. Cook, stirring constantly for another minute.
- Add diced tomatoes (with juice), chicken broth and tomato puree. Bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes.
- Stir in the zucchini. Return to a simmer. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender.
- Top with dairy free cheese, if using.
** This recipe can also be made in a slow cooker! Cook turkey over medium-high
heat and pour off any fat. Add to crock pot with all the other ingredients
(except the cheese) and cook on high for 2-4 hours or low for 6-8 hours.
Written by Kate Orlando, NutriChem Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Sports Nutrition Expert
Kate graduated from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition in 2010. As a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Sports Nutrition Expert she is passionate about helping people on their journey to health. Kate recognizes that there is no one-size- fits-all approach to wellbeing. She uses education, lifestyle assessment and meal planning to create a personalized approach to help her clients achieve their goals.
As a marathon and trail runner, Kate understands first hand the important correlation between food and performance, and works with clients to support digestion, optimal energy and recovery. She is a certified Sigvaris fitter and is currently enrolled in the Health and Fitness Promotion Program at Algonquin College. Kate has special interest in digestive health, weight loss, energy and sports nutrition.
Call: 613-695-5405 to book an appointment with Kate.