This ground turkey stir fry is a quick, easy and delicious recipe that you can make at home. It is such a healthy meal as it is packed with nutritious vegetables, healthy fats, and lean protein. You can use a bulk version of this recipe as a meal prep for the week.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
It is said that a healthy diet is essential for good health and nutrition. It not only nourishes your body with good fuel but it also protects you against chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer.
That is why I wanted to share this recipe with you. It is so delicious that Toby and I eat this every week as it contains healthy proteins, fats, and a variety of vegetables. And, if you cut it small enough, you can incorporate vegetables you don’t like to eat but are good for you and you won't even notice it. Great for picky eaters.
Tip: This recipe is great for leftover ingredients that you used in other recipes and don’t know what to do with it.
1 pound ground turkey
2 tablespoons olive oil or avocado oil divided
1 medium onion
1 carrot stick
3 multicolored bell peppers
3 small to medium tomatoes
3-4 cloves of garlic minced
1 thumb (1 inch) of ginger minced
3 stalks of celery
1 tbsp of turmeric
1/2 tbsp of sugar
Salt & pepper to taste
Optional for serving: chopped scallions, sesame seeds
Prep all ingredients before getting started. Cut all vegetables into bite size pieces.
Heat large skillet to medium high and wait until it get hot. Add one tablespoon of olive oil/ avocado oil and warm the oil. Add the ground turkey and sauté it until it's cooked through over medium-high heat (about 8-10 minutes), breaking the meat up with your spoon as you go along.
Transfer the meat to a plate or bowl.
Add the rest of the olive oil to the same skillet and sauté the garlic, and ginger for about a minute or until fragrant. Be careful not to burn it. Add the onions and continue sautéing until soft. Add and sauté the tomatoes until the juice comes out of the tomatoes.
Add the turkey back into the skillet, then stir in the salt, pepper sugar, and turmeric. Let it bubble up for a minute or two so it thickens a bit (this isn't a super thick sauce). Continue stirring so everything is nicely coated.
Add in the remaining vegetables and cook them for 3-4 minutes, stirring often. Veggies will end up tender-crisp, but you can cook them for a bit longer if you prefer. Season with salt & pepper as needed
Serve over rice or noodles. I served it with chopped scallions, sesame seeds sprinkled on top of couple slices of avocado. Enjoy!
Substitutions, variations and tips:
You can easily change up to any vegetables you like! Just be sure to cut them around the same size so that they cook at a similar rate.
Any type of protein will work such as Ground chicken, ground pork or beef in this recipe instead of the turkey. Just be sure that it is cooked through.
Add your favorite spices to the dish. My favorites are chili flakes, turmeric, cumin, paprika, and sometimes curry.