Peter's Turkey Sauté with Tomato Sauce and Veggies

It's no secret. The men of my household take meal prep seriously. And my partner Peter is the captain of our good ship Tasty Noms. Clients are always asking for quick, easy and healthy recipes that won't break the bank. And just last week a fellow massage student pal of mine looked longingly over her peanut butter sandwich at my salmon, sweet potatoes and steamed broccoli and asked "how do you do it?!" Based on the popularity of my recent turkey meat loaf recipe I thought I'd share one of my favorites from Chef Peter: turkey sauté with tomato sauce and veggies. 

What You'll Need

  • 1lb lean ground turkey
  • Olive oil
  • Canned organic diced tomatoes (no salt added)
  • Salt, black pepper and garlic powder
  • Italian seasoning (We use parsley, oregano and basil. If you don't have these you can use basic Italian seasoning.)
  • Frozen veggies of your choice (we use organic broccoli and/or cauliflower)
  • Option: if you need more carbs you'll want some frozen brown rice but it's plenty filling without it

What To Do

  • Add about 2 tablespoons of olive oil to a skillet and turn the burner to high medium.
  • Once the skillet is hot add the ground turkey and season with a pinch of salt, black pepper and garlic powder. 
  • Brown the turkey and make sure it's completely cooked.
  • Add the can of tomatoes to the skillet and continue to sauté on medium low for about 10 minutes uncovered.
  • Turn the heat completely off and then add your seasoning, mix and let cool.
  • Once cool you can serve right away or if you're prepping to eat later place 1/4-1/2 cup brown rice (optional) on the bottom of your containers, layer with frozen veggies and top with 1/2 the turkey sauté and place in the fridge.
  • When it's time to eat, simply microwave for about 90s.