I'm not a very inspired cook. I am also quite a lazy cook. In my search for well-balanced meals, that are easy to make, I've experimented a little with flavors and come up with my own recipes. My taste buds are wimps.. so feel free to add seasonings and spices to my recipes that suit your own buds! Mine will have flavor, but may be quite mild by your own standards.
4 servings, 298 calories per serving
1 lb ground turkey
1/2 cup chopped onions
8 oz. can of tomato sauce
15 oz. can of garbanzo beans (chick peas)
+ Fry the ground turkey in a pan on the stove until most of the pink is gone.
+ Sprinkle turmeric and cinnamon (your option how much) over the turkey and add 1/2 cup chopped onions. (Feeling lazy? I'm a big fan of frozen vegetables. You can buy onions, peppers, mushrooms - pre-cut and frozen. All you have to do is dump them into the pan!)
+ Continue frying, while combining the ingredients in the pan, until the turkey is no longer pink.
+ Add the cans of tomato sauce and garbanzo beans (drained) and simmer a bit until everything is heated through.
Serve with vegetables for a complete meal! Some ways I enjoy eating this:
+ over stir-fry veggie mix (frozen, just microwave to heat!)
+ over broccoli (same, I buy those bags that are frozen and nuke them for 5 minutes)
+ with my Italian Artichoke side dish for a journey across the Mediterranean!
I try to keep my meals to about 400 calories each. This meal works great for that once I add in my veggies of choice! On my nutrition plan, each meal is balanced with 1 Protein, 1 Carb, and as many vegetables as I like. This meal also meets those needs.
1 Protein = Ground Turkey (4 oz.)
1 Carb = Garbanzo Beans (a can has 3.5 servings, I split a can into 4 servings)
1 Vegetable = Onions and Tomatoes (plus whatever additional vegetables I add to fill my plate)
Please let me know how you've served yours in the comments below! xo-d