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clean eating recipe

since our big lifestyle change in july we have changed the way we handle our meals.  before july, i would cook (not so healthy) dinners 5 or 6 days a week.  we would go out once a week for dinner and just grab leftovers, fast food, or whatever junk we had around the house for lunch.

these days…i cook healthy meals 3 to 4 nights a week.  i also prep clean meals once or twice a week that we can eat for lunches, my husband can take to work, or that i can reheat on a busy evening.  this was one of my meal prep days.

i started with the dashing dish recipe for “wendy’s” crockpot turkey chili.  this makes 8 servings.  i typically eat it with a little reduced fat sharp cheddar & a dollop of plain greek yogurt.

Clean eating crockpot turkey chili

then i made a mexican bowl.  i started with a pound of lean ground turkey.

ingredients:

- 1 lb of lean ground turkey

- packet of taco seasoning (or you can make your own)

- cooked brown rice (i made what the package suggested for 4 servings)

- 2 cans of black beans, rinsed and drained

directions:

- i cooked the turkey through before adding the taco seasoning.  then i simply gathered 4 containers and layered 1/2 cup black beans, 2/3 cup of the prepared brown rice, and 1/4th of the ground turkey (approximately 4 ounces).  i did have some left over this day and put together a small fifth container.

when serving i use lots of fresh salsa (my mom’s is the best!).  you can also add reduced fat shredded cheddar, fat-free sour cream or plain greek yogurt, avocado, cilantro, jalapenos, etc.  whatever mexican toppings your heart desires!

Clean eating mexican bowls with ground turkey, brown rice, and black beans
Clean eating mexican bowls with ground turkey, brown rice, and black beans
Clean eating mexican bowls with ground turkey, brown rice, and black beans

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  • Amber Allen - I just came across your blog today on pinterest. I’m going to be trying this recipe this coming week. Today I cleaned out my families pantry, freezer and fridge of all the unhealthy, processed foods. It’s time for a new start.

  • Jessica Schlee - think i might just try next week…

  • Sarah McDonald Goodwin - These were delicious! I added avacado and tomato to mine. My husband and I are just starting out clean eating journey and these are a fabulous lunch choice!

  • Adrienne Rourke - Great food for road trip, often can’t find healthy food on the road, make my own pack it up, will add this to my list.

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