Empire Update Wk of 2/22
Healthy Turkey Chili
Chili is a perfect dish for a cold, winter day! This recipe uses turkey instead of beef, so it's a bit healthier and also is mostly cooked in the Crockpot, so it's super easy to throw together on a busy week.
1 pound turkey, ground
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup yellow onion, diced
1 (15 oz) can tomato sauce
1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomato
1 (7 oz) can diced green chiles
1 (15 oz) can kidney beans, drained & rinsed
1 (15 oz) can black beans, drained & rinsed
2 tbsp chili powder
2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp brown sugar
green onion, sliced
1. Add the ground turkey and onion to a medium sized skillet. Cook over medium heat until the onion is soft & turkey is completely cooked. Add the garlic and cook an additional 30 seconds.
2. Remove from heat and add to the crockpot.
3. Add in all the other ingredients, stir to combine. Cook over low heat for 4-6 hours. Enjoy!
Easy Meal Prep Tips
Easy Meal Prep Tips
Ever wonder what it would be like to open your fridge to find a full week of healthy, delicious food that’s prepped and ready to be eaten? Sure would make sticking with your diet and achieving fat loss a lot easier…
Meal prep is a fantastic way to keep on track with your eating throughout the entire week.
The idea is to plan out all of your meals on the weekend, most often on Sunday, then do the shopping and the prep at one time for the entire week. This day is labor intensive, but then your food is ready-to-eat for the next 6 full days.
Here’s my 5 Step Meal Prep Guide to make your next food prep week really simple:
Step One: Planning
Get out your notebook and pen or pull up a blank note page on your iPad, it’s time to start planning for the week. Here are the questions that you’ll need to answer:
1. How many meals do I need each day?
Now it’s time to translate those meals + servings into actual recipes. Take a moment to consider the produce that is in season and any special requests or food allergies.
1. Find your recipes
Take your list of recipes and create a grocery list. A few things to keep in mind…
1. Pay attention to recipes that you’ll double or triple
It’s time to head to the grocery store! Take your list and, if you’re lucky, a helper down to your local market and go through each section item by item.
Step Five: Food Prep
You have options when it comes to the actual prep of each of your meals. Many you’ll be able to fully make right away and pack in the fridge. Other recipes you’ll want to simply do the chopping, measuring and organizing in order to make the meal hot and quick before you plan to eat it.
Which recipes should you fully cook in advance? The truth is that this is really up to you and your schedule. Here’s a good game plan if you don’t want to fully cook everything on Sunday:
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Dr. Tony Tanzi: Physical Therapist, Triathlete, Runner, Performance Coach