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LEAP Chicago's Healthy Recipe Ideas: "Fuel Your Fitness: 3 Healthy Ground Turkey Recipes

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At LEAP, we understand the vital role that nutrition plays in achieving your fitness goals. One versatile and protein-packed ingredient that could be a staple in your diet is ground turkey.

In this blog post, we'll tantalize your taste buds with three mouthwatering, healthy recipes that showcase the delicious potential of ground turkey. Get ready to enjoy meals that not only support your fitness journey but also satisfy your culinary cravings.

Turkey and Quinoa Stuffed Peppers:


  • 1 lb lean ground turkey

  • 1 cup quinoa, cooked

  • 4 bell peppers, halved and seeds removed

  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed

  • 1 cup corn kernels

  • 1 cup salsa

  • 1 teaspoon cumin

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • Shredded cheese for topping (optional)


  • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).

  • In a skillet, cook the ground turkey until browned. Drain excess fat.

  • In a large bowl, mix together the cooked turkey, quinoa, black beans, corn, salsa, cumin, chili powder, salt, and pepper.

  • Stuff each bell pepper half with the turkey and quinoa mixture.

  • Place the stuffed peppers in a baking dish and cover with aluminum foil.

  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the peppers are tender.

  • Optionally, sprinkle shredded cheese on top during the last 5 minutes of baking.

Turkey and Vegetable Stir-Fry:


  • 1 lb lean ground turkey

  • 2 cups broccoli florets

  • 1 bell pepper, thinly sliced

  • 1 carrot, julienned

  • 1 zucchini, sliced

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon ginger, grated

  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil

  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon honey

  • 2 green onions, sliced

  • Sesame seeds for garnish


  • In a large skillet or wok, cook the ground turkey until browned.

  • Add garlic and ginger to the skillet, sautéing for 1-2 minutes.

  • Add broccoli, bell pepper, carrot, and zucchini to the skillet. Stir-fry until vegetables are tender-crisp.

  • In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, sesame oil, rice vinegar, and honey.

  • Pour the sauce over the turkey and vegetables, tossing to coat evenly.

  • Garnish with sliced green onions and sesame seeds before serving.

Turkey and Sweet Potato Skillet:


  • 1 lb lean ground turkey

  • 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and diced

  • 1 onion, diced

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon paprika

  • 1 teaspoon cumin

  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 cup spinach, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • Fresh cilantro for garnish


  • In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat.

  • Add ground turkey and cook until browned.

  • Add diced sweet potatoes, onion, and garlic to the skillet. Sauté until the sweet potatoes are tender.

  • Season with paprika, cumin, cinnamon, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine.

  • Add chopped spinach to the skillet, cooking until wilted.

  • Garnish with fresh cilantro before serving.

Elevate your nutrition game with these three healthy ground turkey recipes. Packed with protein and flavor, these meals are designed to fuel your workouts and support your fitness goals.

Enjoy the benefits of a healthy and satisfying diet, bringing you one step closer to achieving your fitness aspirations. Get ready to savor every bite on your journey to a healthier, more vibrant you!

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