Lately, I have been in meal prep mode and let me tell you, this turkey taco skillet is perfect for it. Make one 15 minute meal, and I’m set for lunch for four days. It’s a huge pay off!
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Turkey Taco Skillet
At the time of writing this, I’m looking to up my protein for my personal health and wellness goals.
It’s not an easy task, getting the amount of protein I need requires eating a lot (I’m not complaining, we all know how much I love to eat). So if I can double whammy it into one meal that has a high protein value that tastes phenomenal, well I’m a happy girl.
Don’t forget, if you’re looking to establish healthy habits (like adding more vegetables to your diet in fun and tasty ways) be sure to secure a spot in the 30 Days to a Healthy Habits Challenge.
How to get more fiber
In addition to upping my protein, I am also trying to reach my fiber goals. I do my best to get the recommended 25 grams of fiber a day that’s suggested for women.
Fruit, vegetables, grains, legumes are all sources of fiber.
In the case of this turkey taco skillet? The beans and vegetables boost this one pot dinner to be a high source of fiber with a whopping 12 grams of fiber per serving (which is 1/4 of the whole dish).
Calories in Turkey Taco Skillet with/without Cheese
The main recipe card is the recipe without the cheese but does include the optional avocado. The calorie and macronutrient information is: Calories: 365kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 14g for 1/4 of the skillet.
Calories and macros WITH tex mex cheese
Calories: 465kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 22g
As you can see 1/4 of this recipe is super high in protein and fat, which means it’s going to leave you satisfied (aka full) for quite a while!
Calories and macros without cheese and avocado
Calories: 284kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 7g
How many containers for Ultimate Portion Fix?
The full recipe has 8 greens, 4 reds, 2 yellow, 3 teaspoons.
If you add the optional toppings you can add 4 blues. Just remember that no sugar added salsa makes it a green, if it has added sugar, it’s a purple.
Per serving here are the counts: 2 greens, 1 red, 1/2 yellow, 3/4 teaspoon.
If you add the optional toppings add in 1 blue. Just remember that no sugar added salsa makes it a green, if it has added sugar, it’s a purple.
How to Make a Taco Skillet
Making this is easy, all you need is one pan and that’s it.
This makes clean up a breeze! I personally love using my large cast iron pan (here’s the one I have) for this recipe.
Picky Eater Tip: If you have a picky eater, I recommend serving it over the cauliflower rice instead of mixing the rice in with the skillet. This makes it look prettier, and if your littles are anything like mine, that matters.
High protein recipes you’ll love:
- Hidden Veggie Meatballs
- Easy Greek Chicken
- Vegetable Lentil Stew
- Healthy Turkey Chili
- Healthy Chicken Stuffed Peppers
- Butternut Squash Chili Recipe
- Protein Peanut Butter Cups Recipe
Tip: I recommend doubling this recipe, that way you have lunch for a few days! I haven’t frozen this recipe so I’m not sure if it freezes well, but I don’t see why not.
Turkey Taco Skillet
- 1 tbsp avocado oil
- 1 lb ground turkey
- 1 green pepper diced
- 1 orange bell pepper diced
- 1 onion diced
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 cup canned black beans drained and rinsed
- 1 tbsp chili powder
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1 4oz can diced green chiles 127ml
- 1 can fire roasted tomatoes
- 3 cups cauliflower rice
- 1 avocado
- 1 cup tex mex cheese
- In a large cast iron skillet, heat the avocado oil over medium heat. Once the oil begins to shine, add the ground turkey and start cooking for 2 minutes.
- Add the onions, green, and orange pepper and sautee for 4 minutes, then add the garlic. Scramble fry it for another 1-2 minutes.
- Add the black beans and spices. Stir and then add the canned chiles and fire roasted tomatoes. Bring to a simmer and stir for five minutes. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.
- Serve over cauliflower rice and top with optional toppings: diced avocado, salsa, tex mex cheese, greek yogurt, cilantro, jalapenos, etc.
Nutritional InformationCalorie information does not include optional cheese. Without cheese and avocado: WITH cheese and avocado:
Containers for 21 Day Fix and other UPF programsThe full recipe has 8 greens, 4 reds, 2 yellow, 3 teaspoons. If you add the optional toppings you can add 4 blues. Just remember that no sugar added salsa makes it a green, if it has added sugar, it’s a purple. Per serving here are the counts: 2 greens, 1 red, 1/2 yellow, 3/4 teaspoon. If you add the optional toppings add in 1 blue. Just remember that no sugar added salsa makes it a green, if it has added sugar, it’s a purple.
Picky Eater TipIf you have a picky eater, I suggest serving it over caulifower rice instead of mixing it in. It looks prettier that way and if your little one eats with their eyes like mine do, this works better.
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