I originally started this blog as a place to store tried and true recipes for my family. It didn't take long to discover how supportive and fun the blog community was and I became hooked! I rarely create my own recipes, but I still hope you'll enjoy the recipes that I find and tweak a bit.
I survived the day of indulgence, well, attacked is probably a better word. I definitely let myself have the day off and it was glorious. It's amazing the things you realize that you miss, like dark meat, and sour cream, and good old SUGAR. Needless to say, we had a very delicious day, but I'm happy to be back on the Livefit wagon.
This is a recipe that's come in handy quite a few times. One of the most important parts of our meals is that we're getting in the right balance of protein, complex carbs and veggies. This dish covers it all in one big skillet, and it's so delicious and filling. Brown rice with egg whites and ground turkey. It might not sound as appetizing as the real thing, but it's flavored so well that I honestly couldn't tell much of a difference. The kids loved it and it's very filling. Go ahead and use chopped up leftover turkey if you still have some in your fridge.
Turkey Fried Rice Adapted from The Best of Clean Eating from Clean Eating Magazine
1 teaspoon plus 1 tablespoon olive or safflower oil, divided 1 lb lean ground turkey fresh ground black pepper, to taste 2 teaspoons plus 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce, divided 1/2 yellow onion, sliced thinly 1/2 red bell pepper, finely chopped 1 carrot, peeled and finely chopped 1 bunch broccoli, cut into bite sized pieces (1 cup) 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger sea salt, to taste 3 minced garlic cloves 1/2 cup frozen peas, thawed 3 cups cooked brown rice 4 egg whites (or two regular eggs) 1 tablespoon fish sauce (optional) 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions fresh cilantro for garnish chile sauce for garnish
In a very large nonstick skillet or wok, heat one teaspoon oil over medium high heat. Add turkey and break up to form a single layer in pan, season with pepper. Brown meat, stirring occasionally until cooked through, three to five minutes. Stir in two teaspoons soy sauce. Remove turkey and set aside.
Return skillet to stove and add remaining tablespoon of oil. Add onion, red pepper, carrot, broccoli and ginger and season with salt and black pepper. Cook over medium-high heat until vegetables are slightly soft, about five minutes. Add garlic and cook for two more minutes.
Stir in peas and rice, and cook until completely heated through, about five minutes.
Push rice mixture over to one side of pan and add eggs to now empty side. Allow eggs to fully cook, stirring occasionally, three to five minutes, and then stir eggs into rice mixture.
Add turkey and any accumulated juices to skillet. Stir in fish sauce, remaining two tablespoons soy sauce and green onions. Garnish with cilantro and chile sauce if desired.