I previously wrote a post about what I eat in a low carb day, which was basically a whole load of protein and lots of greens. Since then, I’ve hit my target weight and I’m now on more of a maintenance plan, so I’ve been able to be a little bit more adventurous with my food. I have not reverted back to the way I ate last year and I’m certainly not spending my weeks chowing down on takeaways but I’ve added a few more healthy treats into my menu repertoire. This turkey stir fry recipe has been a lifesaver of mine when I’ve just been SICK of soggy steamed cabbage. It’s healthy but it tastes delicious!
- 150g kale
- 120g sprouts
- ½ small red onion
- ½ head broccoli
- Coconut oil
- 1 clove garlic
- Small knob ginger
- 2 turkey breasts (could also use chicken)
- Sprinkle of seed mix
I know you might not immediately think of turkey, but we actually eat it all the time. It is a super lean protein and is just as versatile as chicken. Try it next time you’re in the butchers.
Peel the outer layers from the sprouts and slice them in half. Cut the broccoli into small spears. Chop the red onion into thin pieces and slice the garlic and ginger. Slice the turkey breast into small strips. Lightly steam the sprouts and broccoli for about three minutes.
Heat a dessert spoon of coconut oil in a pan over a medium heat and wait until melted. Add the red onion, garlic and ginger and fry until lightly brown.
Add the sprouts and broccoli and cook for about 5 – 7 minutes, until turning brown. Add the turkey breast strips and make sure they are sealed.
Finally, tip in the kale and cover the pan, letting the kale steam for about three to four minutes. Uncover and stir, checking the turkey is cooked through. Sprinkle over some seed mix (sunflower, pumpkin, golden linseed and sesame seeds are my favourite!) and serve with a dash of soy sauce.
For a vegetarian alternative, use Quorn pieces instead of the turkey. For more of a carbohydrate kick, serve with puy lentils. And for a spicier taste, finely slice some chilli and add it with the garlic and ginger.
If MyFitnessPal is your thing, then it’s easy to add and comes out at a waistline friendly 522 calories per serving (22.5g fat, 35.8g carbs, 34.8g protein).
Ta-dah! A delicious healthy, easy and quick to make turkey stir fry. Please let me know if you try it. And keep your eyes peeled for a dessert recipe coming your way soon!
Words and photos by Jennifer Helen.