This Healthy Turkey Stir-Fry has the perfect mix of protein, good carbs, and fats for a healthy meal. It tastes amazing and can be ready in less than 10 minutes.
My husband often makes fun of me for choosing one dish and eating it ALL THE TIME until I get tired of it and switch to something else. Right now, that dish is this healthy ground turkey stir-fry.
I think the reason I like it so much (besides the fact that it tastes great!) is that I can have all the ingredients ready beforehand and just throw everything together in less than 10 minutes when I get home from the gym.
How to make healthy turkey stir-fry
All you need is a pan, five main ingredients, and whatever seasoning you prefer:
Step 1: Slice the mushroom into thin pieces and break the broccoli into small florets. Cook both in the same pan or skillet over medium heat until tender (about 5 minutes). If you have a good non-stick pan, you don’t even need any fat to cook in.
Step 2: Remove the veggies from the skillet and put in the ground turkey. Fry the ground turkey until it’s fully cooked.
Step 3: Put the veggies back in the skillet and add Aminos and spices. I typically use a Mrs. Dash spice blend, salt, and pepper, but you can use whatever spices you like. Another good seasoning option is paprika and curry powder.
If you aren’t familiar with Aminos, it’s very similar to soy sauce but based on coconut rather than soy and has 65% less sodium than normal soy sauce. The flavor is very close to soy but, in my opinion, better. It’s also organic and non-GMO.
Step 4: Cut the avocado into small pieces and add them to the skillet. Stir over heat for 30 seconds before serving.
That’s it! Pretty easy, right?
If you want to add more carbs to the ground turkey stir-fry (which I typically do after a good workout), you can add a bit of cooked brown rice to the stir-fry as well.
Optional step: Cook the brown rice according to the instruction on the package but add a bit of turmeric powder and chicken stock to the water. This will make the rice taste MUCH better. Add the cooked rice to the stir-fry with the other veggies (step 3 above).
Cooking rice in chicken stock and ground turmeric is a trick my husband taught me when we started dating (can’t believe it has been almost 20 years now…), and it has been very close to life-changing. While plain brown rice is quite boring, rice cooked like this is almost a tasty meal in itself.
Healthy turkey stir-fry macronutrients
I am not kidding when I call this the “healthy” turkey stir-fry. The macronutrients are pretty much perfect for a main meal. If you leave the rice out, a serving of ground turkey stir-fry has:
- 327 calories
- 32.8 g protein
- 19.7 g carbs (9.7 g is fiber)
- 14.5 g fat
That’s the kind of macros I like to see! If you add the rice, the carbs jump to 25.4 g which is perfect for a post-workout meal.
Give this healthy turkey stir-fry a try next time you want a tasty and healthy meal in a hurry. I promise you won’t be disappointed!
More healthy turkey recipes
Turkey is one of my favorite lean proteins so I use it a lot in my recipes. Here are a few more healthy turkey recipes I think you will like:
When you’ve tried this healthy turkey stir-fry, please don’t forget to let me know how you liked it and rate the recipe in the comments below!
Healthy Turkey Stir-Fry
- 1 oz. brown rice (cooked)
- Dash of ground turmeric
- ½ Knorr chicken bouillon cube
- Slice the mushrooms into thin strips and break the broccoli into florets.
- Cook broccoli and mushrooms in a nonstick skillet over medium heat until tender (about 5 minutes). If you have a good skillet, you don’t need any fat to cook in.
- Pour the veggies into a dish and set aside.
- Return the skillet to the stove and cook the ground turkey until it’s fully cooked.
- Add the veggies and cooked rice (optional) to the skillet together with Aminos and spices and mix over heat.
- Chop avocado into small cubes and add to the skillet.
- Gently stir everything for about 30 seconds and serve immediately.
- Cook the rice according to the instructions on the bag but add a dash of turmeric powder and half a cube of Knorr chicken bouillon to the water.