Oh hey life…didn’t see you there behind all that school
Clearly we’re big fans of changing things up and adding “editions” to boring old meal prep monday…we’re potentially borderline ADD.
Today we had one of those “hey we have people to impress with our wonderful food and we only have an hour to make everything” moments…. SO we decided to do meal prep monday IN A RUSH.
Now everyone’s probably currently thinking “wow this is probably going to be like canned soup and grilled cheese because no delicious food can come from only an hour of cooking time”. YOU ARE INCORRECT! (Although there was some initial doubt that we could do it… it has been confirmed that we are culinary super heros.)
The first thing on today’s menu is a SUPER simple turkey chili! 🙂 Takes about 15 minutes to prep everything and then it cooks for 30 minutes.
Tablespoon coconut oil
Pound of ground turkey
1/2 Red Onion, chopped
2 Cups water
Can of crushed tomatoes
Can of kidney beans, drained and rinsed
Can of chick peas, drained and rinsed
Couple cloves of garlic, minced
2 Tablespoons chili powder
1/2 Teaspoon oregano
1/2 Teaspoon cayenne (or more if you’re a spice-aholic like us?)
1/2 Teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 Teaspoon Sea Salt
1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper
1- Heat up the oil in a pot over medium heat, cook the ground turkey until evenly brown, then add the onion and cook it till it’s tender
2-Pour in the water…then add everything else…Bring to a boil…Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 30 minutes
YAY TURKEY CHILI!!!
We also figured that chili deserved a side dish!! SO we also made a little mixed salad with some baby kale and baby spinach, added some fresh green beans, carrots and some BEAUTIFUL cherry tomatoes and to top off that already delicious salad some pumpkin seeds! (secret addiction)
For the dressing it was a super simple apple cider vinegar and honey dressing!
1 part apple cider vinegar
3 parts olive oil
1 part honey
Some salt and pepper
Little bit of water to loosen up the honey a little bit
SO YUMMY! (plus you get the added bonus that apple cider vinegar is AMAZING for you… especially when added with dark leafy greens like spinach and kale – it helps you absorb all the calcium in those greens!!) You might even say that’s a DOUBLE BONUS?!
Hope everyone’s monday was excellent! Have a great week! Happy Prepping!!