Kale Turkey Pasta Bake

Whole grain pasta, fresh kale (or spinach), extra lean ground turkey topped with a reasonable amount of part skim mozzarella cheese and baked until golden. This turkey pasta bake is perfect for a fairly quick weeknight meal, leftovers the next day and a meal prep. You could even assemble the casserole and freeze with plastic wrap on top. When ready to eat, bake from frozen and increase baking time by 15 – 20 minutes. I remember when I was pregnant and almost due, I stocked up my freezer with…
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Mini Turkey Meatloaf

I’m all about mini food lately: Thai turkey meatballs, Mexican turkey meatballs, turkey quinoa meatballs. Just because it’s so easy to serve, grab or pack. Banana oat protein muffins or quinoa egg muffins, I’m minimizing any meal and packing with protein. And trust me – you won’t be disappointed. These mini turkey meatloaves are delicious and are a breeze to make. I think I just got tired of slicing the meatloaf and drizzling it with ketchup.:) Tender ground turkey combined with sweet bell pepper and the flavours a chipotle pepper…
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Ground Turkey and Potatoes

This quick ground turkey and potatoes dinner idea is to die for! And before you go “Oh my gosh, potatoes are starch, carbs and make me fat!” I have BIG news for you: potatoes are good for you, especially with skin on. They are full of fiber and complex carbs, combined with lean protein like turkey and stalky/filling greens like broccolini, and you got yourself a bikini body meal! Yes, that’s right – 216 calories, 4 g of fat, 19 g of carbs and 22 g of protein….
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Ground Turkey Stew

As I am writing up this ground turkey stew recipe and finishing the last bowl of it, I’m thinking I should make stews more often. Definitely! Stew is healthy and quick stovetop meal that keeps well refrigerated for days. Plus, it’s so easy to control the macros: want more protein=> add more meat, want more veggies=> add greens, less carbs=> no problem, don’t add any if you wish. Try my slow cooker pumpkin stew with chicken and quinoa stew with beef. As I keep doing Insanity, I have to be creative…
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Greek Turkey Meatballs with Mint Yogurt Sauce

  Lean and flavourful turkey meatballs that are ready in 30 minutes. There will be plenty for lunch leftovers and Mint Yogurt Sauce is so good. In case you are wondering who needs 51 meatballs at a time, I do. These are “baby” meatballs and stay fresh refrigerated for up to 3 – 4 days and freeze beautifully. I love leftovers and cooking in big batches makes my life so much easier for those busy extracurricular activities nights and next day lunches. I got 3 men in the…
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Green Split Pea Soup

Back in the 80s, kids were raised on soups in any former Soviet Union republic. And that’s how I grew up although I hated green split pea soup. Soups are cheap, filling and easy. They are also easy to make healthy and leftovers for 3 days are a bonus. We ate soup every day. Every single day at 2PM. There was no such thing as lunch at noon. Traditionally green split pea soup is made with ham which is full of nitrates. And I might break the news for…
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Crockpot Turkey Chili from The Biggest Loser

Before I leave you with a to-die-for crockpot turkey chili, I want to wish you and your family Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Take this time to enjoy  your family, friends and all loved ones! Thank you so much for reading my blog and cooking my food. Thank you for everything!:) As for me, I’ll be enjoying clean food, spending time with family/friends and on the ski slopes. We are teaching our 7 year old to snowboard. Wish me luck and I’ll need lots of wine.:) And like…
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Clean Leftover Turkey Pesto Quesadillas Recipe

I couldn’t think of an easier and healthier way to use the leftover turkey – quesadillas. Easy to make and serve, and kids love them. With quesadillas I can be over with lunch/dinner in 30 minutes and there is usually plenty leftovers left. When I make them, I cook only one time that day. Leftover cooked turkey meat mixed with broccoli, dried cranberries, cheese and then stuffed inside whole wheat tortillas. Basil makes these quesadillas really stand out. A couple of days ago I tried to find preservative free…
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Thai Turkey Meatballs in 30 Minutes

Today is not a story day. Today is super awesome Thai turkey meatballs day! I got my new dishwasher that can even make Thai meatballs.:) In all seriousness, we have a deal: I make the meatballs and he does the dirty job. And he knows his job really well. Meatballs don’t have to be smothered in tomato sauce (hello, slow cooker porcupine meatballs), nor they have to be simmered for hours (hi, meatless meatballs). They can have your favourite Thai flavours, be cooked in a skillet, within 30 minutes….
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Cabbage Rolls Casserole

Being from Ukraine, I ate a lot of cabbage rolls in my life. My grandma used to make the best cabbage rolls and they were simple. Over the years in Canada, I have tasted some store-bought and deli made cabbage rolls. They were small, full of rice and bacon and made with sour cabbage. For me, a cabbage roll is the size that you can eat only 2 or 3, meaty and juicy. You mash it in your plate, make a big unappetizing looking mess with sour cream on…
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