Healthy Sloppy Joes

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Serves 4


2 baked sweet potatoes

1 lb lean ground turkey or beef

1/4 onion, chopped

1 green pepper, chopped

1 clove of minced garlic

1/2 tsp chili powder

1/2 tbs cumin

1 tbs honey (or slightly more to taste)

1 14oz can of diced tomatoes

1 6oz can of tomato paste


1. Spray pan with cooking spray and sauté the onions and peppers until tender. Add

garlic and sauté for an additional minute.

2. Add meat to the same skillet and cook through.

3. Next, add spices, honey, tomatoes, and paste to the pan.

4. Simmer all together on low for 10-15 minutes.

5. Cut sweet potato in half and mash each side a bit to form bowls. Divide sloppy joe

mixture over each half.

6. Top with cheese (optional)

Adapted from Confessions of a Fit Foodie


Turkey Taco Skillet

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Yield: 6 servings


• 1/2 pound lean ground turkey (I use 99% lean)

• 1/2 of a yellow onion, diced

• 2 cloves of garlic, minced

• 4 ounce can diced green chiles

• 2 teaspoons chili powder

• 1 teaspoon cumin

• 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt

• Black pepper to taste

• 15 ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained

• 14.5 ounce can diced fire roasted tomatoes

• 1/2 cup frozen corn

• 1/4 cup jarred salsa

• 1/2 cup rinsed quinoa

• 1/2 cup water

• 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese

• 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

• Cilantro for garnish (optional)


1. Spray a large skillet generously with cooking

spray and heat over medium-high heat.

2. When the skillet is hot add in the diced onion and

cook for about 2 minutes until it starts to soften.

3. Add in the ground turkey and minced garlic and

cook until the meat is almost cooked through,

breaking it up into crumbles with a spoon as it


4. Stir in all the spices and the diced green chiles,

cooking for another minute.

5. Add in the black beans, corn, fire roasted

tomatoes and quinoa, stirring until everything is


6. When the mixture starts to bubble add in the

water, cover the skillet with a lid and lower the

heat to medium-low.

7. Simmer for about 15-20 minutes or until the

quinoa is cooked, it should still have a slight bite

to it, but not be hard and crunchy.

8. Sprinkle the shredded cheese on top and cover

with the lid cooking until the cheese is melted.

9. Serve as is, in tortillas for tacos, or on top of your favorite greens.

Adapted from Spoonful of Flavor

Chicken and Sweet Potato Hash

Love this recipe from the Country Heat Meal Plan!
2 tsp olive oil

1 medium onion, chopped

1 medium green bell pepper, chopped 

2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled, chopped

1 lb raw ground 93% lean turkey breast I used ground chicken

2 cloves garlic, finely chopped (or minced)

1 1/2 tsp finely chopped fresh thyme (or 1/2 tsp dried thyme)

Sea Salt and ground black pepper (to taste)

Heat oil in medium skillet over medium high heat.

Add onion, bell pepper, and sweet potatoes; cook, stirring frequently. This takes about 10 minutes or cook until onion is translucent and sweet potatoes are tender-crisp.

Add turkey, cook, stirring frequently until turkey is cooked through and sweet potatoes are soft (about another 6-10 minutes).

Add garlic and thyme and season with salt and pepper (optional). Cook for an additional 1 minute stirring frequently.  

Serve and Enjoy!

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DIY Seasoning Mixes


Homemade Taco Seasoning


1 tablespoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano

1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon black pepper


In a small bowl, mix together chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, red pepper flakes, oregano, paprika, cumin, salt and pepper. Store in an airtight container.



Homemade Ranch Mix

Serves: 1/2 pint
2 tsp salt
4 tbsp parsley
3 tsp dill weed
2 tsp dried chives
4 tsp garlic powder
4 tsp onion powder
4 tsp dried onion flakes
2 tsp black pepper
Mix all ingredients together and store in a 1/2 pint mason jar or other air tight container.

2 tbsp = 1 package

You can add to greek yogurt to make an amazing dressing!

chili-seasoning-1-of-1DIY Chili Seasoning


  • 4 tablespoons of chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 3 teaspoons sea salt
  • 4 teaspoons black pepper


  1. In a medium bowl, combine chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, crushed red pepper flakes, cayenne pepper, oregano, paprika, ground cumin, sea salt, and black pepper.
  2. Store in an air tight container at room temperature.


DIY Italian Seasoning


  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried sage


  1. Whisk all seasonings together in a bowl until combined. Use immediately or store in a sealed container.

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