Ground Turkey With Bell Peppers

ground turkey with bell peppersMany members ask our weight loss doctor for recipes that are quick and easy to make, yet low carb and nutritious. While it may sound like a difficult bill to fill, it’s actually not, thanks to all of our wonderful members sharing their favorites with us on a regular basis.

This dish is extremely easy to prepare but packs a nutritious punch. One half cup of lean ground turkey is loaded with 32 grams of protein, which makes it an excellent source of essential amino acids. Turkey is also a dense source of B-complex vitamins, which promote healthy blood circulation, specifically vitamin B6, which protects against cardiovascular disease. Turkey is also an excellent source of selenium, which supports immunity and protects your body from free radical damage.

One important thing to note—it’s very important to choose lean ground turkey. Otherwise, it will have a higher fat content, which is something our weight loss doctor wants our members to avoid. If you prefer to use ground beef, again choose lean and opt for grass-fed beef, if possible. Ground beef is an excellent source of protein, iron, vitamin B-12 and zinc, which can boost immunity.

Ingredients
1 cup of lean ground turkey (or lean grass-fed beef)
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
¼ cup scallions, chopped
¼ cup spinach, chopped
1 bell pepper, chopped
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Warm the extra virgin olive oil in a pan on medium heat. Start by adding the chopped scallions to the pan—you can turn the heat up a little too. Stir the scallions for a minute or two before adding the lean ground turkey or beef. Stir while it cooks and season with the freshly ground pepper and Kosher salt. If there are other spices you like, add them in! When the turkey looks like it’s about halfway cooked, add the spinach and bell pepper. Stir fry until the mixture is cooked all the way through and enjoy!

image: kalynskitchen.com

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