Need a nutritious meal in a hurry? This Healthy Turkey Stir-Fry is the perfect mix of protein, good carbs, and healthy fats! Plus 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 it is SO easy to make. If I have all the ingredients ready beforehand, I can just throw everything together in less than 10 minutes when I get home from the gym.
Plus, it’s pretty much a perfect blend of protein, complex carbs, and healthy fats! Tasty, easy, and good for you… no wonder I keep making this dish.
How to make healthy turkey stir-fry
This delicious bowl is so easy to prepare. All you need is a pan, five main ingredients, and your seasoning of choice.
Step 1: Slice the mushroom into thin pieces and break the broccoli into small florets.
Step 2: 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 3: Remove the veggies from the skillet and set aside.
Step 4: Add the ground turkey to the skillet and fry until fully cooked.
Step 5: Add the veggies and cooked rice (optional) to the skillet together with the Aminos and spices. Stir to combine.
Step 6: Chop avocado into small cubes and add to the skillet.
Step 7: Gently stir for about 30 seconds, then remove from heat and serve immediately.
That’s it! Pretty easy, right?
Choosing your flavors
You can add any seasoning you like to this dish. I typically use a Mrs. Dash spice blend, salt, and pepper, but another good option is paprika and curry powder.
I also like to use Aminos rather than soy sauce. If you’re unfamiliar with Aminos, it’s very similar to soy sauce, but made from coconut rather than soy. It also 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.
Adding carbs to your dish
If you want to incorporate more carbs into your meal (which I typically do after a good workout), I would recommend adding a bit of cooked brown rice to the stir-fry.
For extra-tasty brown rice, I recommend cooking it according to the instructions on the package but adding a bit of turmeric powder and chicken stock to the water.
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 could be a tasty meal by itself!
If you have any leftovers, they can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for about four days.
This meal is very easy to make on-demand, but if you want to use the recipe for meal-prepping, you can absolutely make it ahead! However, I would recommend leaving out the avocado so it doesn’t brown in the refrigerator. Then, when you’re ready to enjoy your stir fry, simply reheat it in a skillet and add the cubed avocado at the very end.
Macronutrients for this meal
I am not kidding when I call this the “healthy” turkey stir-fry. The macronutrients are pretty much perfect for a main meal. Without the brown rice, 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:
For even more healthy food inspiration, check out my round-up of 10 healthy dinner recipes for diabetics!
When you’ve tried this dish, 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
- 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.
- Remove the veggies from the skillet and set aside.
- Add the ground turkey to the skillet and fry until fully cooked.
- Add the veggies and cooked rice (optional) to the skillet together with Aminos and spices. Stir to combine.
- Chop the avocado into small cubes and add to the skillet.
- Gently stir everything for about 30 seconds, then remove from heat 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.