Spicy Turkey Meal Prep Bowls are incredible and super easy. They are ideal if you are looking for something to fill you up while providing valuable nutrients.
Do you have a love/hate relationship with meal prepping? That is going to change today! You guys…this spicy turkey meal prep bowl recipe only takes 30 minutes to throw together, and you will have 4-6 servings! How amazing is that?
Whether you’re working from home or going to work everyday, having lunch prepped and ready can be a game-changer in staying on the healthy living path you want.
Meal prepping can seem daunting before you begin, but throughout the week, when you have your meals ready to go makes it 100% worth it. So, even if you are new to meal planning and prepping, you don’t want to miss these turkey bowls. They are drool-worthy.
- Olive Oil – Did you realize that olive oil is a great source of antioxidants? It’s why it’s one of my go-to oils instead of vegetable oil! You can also swap it with avocado oil or other healthy oils if you want.
- Ground Turkey – Rich in vitamin B, protein, and zinc, ground turkey is a wonderful choice for this recipe. You could swap it for ground beef, or sausage too.
- Bell Pepper – I recommend a variety of colors of bell peppers. I like the yellow and red together in this bowl. No matter what color you eat, they offer vitamin C, folate, iron, fiber, and vitamin C.
- Onion – Either yellow or white onions will work well for this dish.
- Seasonings – Garlic powder, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper are a fantastic combination with the other ingredients.
- Diced Tomatoes – I enjoy using canned diced tomatoes because they have so much flavor. Don’t drain off the juice!
- Chickpeas – They will give you some valuable nutrients such as fiber, protein, folate, iron, and manganese.
- Tabasco – Add a little bit of a kick to the turkey bowls with some tabasco or your favorite hot sauce.
- Spinach – If you are looking to add many nutrients to your diet, spinach is a great way to go. It’s filled with calcium, vitamin C, folic acid, iron, vitamin B6, and potassium.
- White Rice – Rice is a great filler and also adds a lovely texture and flavor to the recipe.
HOW TO MAKE SPICY TURKEY MEAL PREP BOWLS
1. Prepare the rice according to the packaging directions.
2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet or dutch oven using medium heat. Once hot, add in the ground turkey. Break it apart into smaller pieces and cook for 7 minutes. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
3. Add bell peppers, onions, and seasonings to the skillet. Continue to sauté for 7minutes or until the veggies have softened
4. Next, add in the tomatoes and chickpeas. Continue cooking for 5 minutes.
5. Add the spinach to the skillet and let it cook for 2-3 minutes or until it has wilted. This will give the dish time to let the flavors blend together.
6. Place 1/4-1/2 cup of the cooked rice into your meal prep container. Then mix in the ground turkey mixture evenly.
SPICY TURKEY MEAL PREP BOWL FAQS
DO I HAVE TO MAKE THE BOWLS SPICY?
No, it’s not required to make them spicy. If you want less spice or none at all, that is more than fine. You can simply cut back or omit the tabasco sauce and red pepper flakes. I love the heat that it has, but not everyone wants spicy food.
HOW LONG DO THE MEAL PREP BOWLS LAST?
They can be stored in the fridge for up to 5 days. Naturally, you will need to make sure they are kept airtight and chilled until you are ready to heat them back up. I recommend these Glass Meal Prep Containers. (affiliate link)
HOW DO YOU REHEAT LEFTOVERS?
You’ll need to place it in the microwave and warm it for 1-2 minutes, then check it. Stir and reheat if needed. It heats up pretty quickly, so it won’t take long at all. It’s also a good idea to cover it with a damp paper towel, so it doesn’t dry the rice out or make a huge mess.
I think you will love being able to grab these turkey bowls, reheat them, and eat them for lunch or busy weeknights when you don’t have time to cook.
Still hungry for more? Well, you are in luck because I have some amazing recipes that I think you are going to go crazy for. Check out my Vegan Asian Noodle Bowl, Vegetable Grain Bowl, and 20-Minute BBQ Chicken Quinoa Bowl!
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Spicy Turkey Meal Prep Bowls
Whether you work from home or go to work everyday, these Spicy Turkey Meal Prep Bowls make healthy eating easy for your busy life! Make with lean ground turkey and vegetables, this makes a flavorful and filling lunch.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 4-6 servings 1x
- Category: recipes
- Method: meal prep
- Cuisine: American
- Diet: Gluten Free
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 pound ground turkey
- Kosher salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
- 1 red bell pepper, seeds and stem removed, diced
- 1 yellow bell pepper, seeds and stem removed, diced
- 1 white or yellow onion, diced
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1 can diced tomatoes, with juices
- 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 1–2 tablespoons tabasco or any hot sauce you prefer
- 2 cups fresh spinach
- 2 cups cooked white or brown rice, for serving
- Cook the rice according to package instructions. Set aside.
- In a large skillet pan or Dutch Oven, heat olive oil over medium heat. When hot, add ground turkey. Break apart the meat into small pieces as it cooks. Cook the meat for 7 minutes. Salt and pepper to taste.
- Add diced bell peppers, onions, garlic powder, red pepper flakes to the skillet. Saute for 7 minutes or until vegetables have softened.
- Add diced tomatoes and chickpeas. Continue cooking for 5 minutes.
- Add spinach and let it wilt for 2-3 minutes. Let the entire mixture of flavors come together.
- How to Meal Prep it: Depending on the size of your containers, you will add ¼-½ cup cooked rice to each container. Add the ground turkey veggie mixture evenly between the containers.
Recommended: Glass Meal Prep Containers
- Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe
- Calories: 258
- Sugar: 5.5 grams
- Fat: 12.6 grams
- Saturated Fat: 2.9 grams
- Trans Fat: 0 grams
- Carbohydrates: 13.6
- Fiber: 2.6 grams
- Protein: 24.3 grams
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