Sometimes it feels like such a struggle to find healthy dinner recipes that are also quick, kid-friendly, and not super expensive or complicated. I’ve been LOVING my Fixate cookbook to find recipes for me and my family! (Psst: if you want one too, check out my coach site!)
One of our favorite recipes from the cookbook is the Turkey Sloppy Joe recipe. It has lean protein and veggies in one dish, and the flavor is great! I love the versatility of serving it on whole wheat buns, in lettuce wraps, over zoodles, or just in a bowl. The best part is the my little guy will eat it, too! I’ve taken this meal as a dinner for new moms, given it to people coming home from the hospital, and shared it with family and friends–everyone raves about it! It’s not exactly quick if made all at once, so I’ve been chopping the veggies and cooking the veggies/meat the night before so I can just throw the sauce together and cook it all in under 30 minutes the night we want to eat it. Pre-prepared sauce is a necessity–you can do your favorite homemade tomato sauce or use a simple jarred sauce. I’ll share my favorite sauce recipe soon!
Fixate Turkey Sloppy Joes (makes 4 servings, 1.5 cups each)
1 tsp olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 lb lean ground turkey
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 1/2 cup tomato sauce
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
3 tbsp tomato paste
1 tsp hot pepper sauce
1 tbsp pure maple syrup or raw honey
Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and bell pepper; cook, stirring frequently, for 4-5 minutes, or until onion is translucent.
Add garlic; cook, stirring frequently, for 1 minute. Transfer onion mixture to a medium bowl. Set aside.
Add turkey to same skillet; cook, over medium heat, stirring frequently to break up the turkey, for 8-10 minutes, or until the turkey is no longer pink. Season with salt and pepper.
Add onion mixture, tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, tomato paste, pepper sauce, and maple syrup. Mix well. Reduce heat to medium-low; gently boil, stirring occassionally, for 15-20 minutes, or until sauce has thickened.
Serve warm with whole wheat buns, lettuce wraps, zoodles, or plain!