Kitchen Adventures || Fresh & light lunch bowls

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Wow! As many of you know, Tim and I took a trip out to San Diego last week to see my best friend and meet her amazing little baby. Juliette was born on May 26 at only 23 weeks gestation and let me tell you guys, she is a WARRIOR. This amazing girl is growing and developing like crazy. She’s now breathing without assistance, regulating her own body temp, and gaining weight every day. When we were there, she was just over 4 lbs. That may sound like nothing (and let’s be honest, she’s tiny!) but she was 1 lb 5.9 oz when she was born so that 4 lbs is incredible. Ok, ok… I’ll get to the recipe, but I HAD to share how awesome it was to get to meet this girl. <3







Ok… so because of our trip, my Sunday meal prep day was non-existent, but I was still able to whip up several things on Monday afternoon after work. Any time I travel or if my nutrition gets off track a bit, I crave GREEN. The recipe I’m sharing today is SO easy, full of green, and has awesome flavor. Give it a go!

Ingredients – This recipe will make 4 “bowls” 
2 c. cooked jasmine rice
1 tbsp. oil
1.5 lb. ground turkey
.5 tsp or to taste – red chili flakes
cloves garlic, finely chopped
small jalapeno (seeded if desired), finely chopped
2 tbsp. plus 1/2 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
2 tbsp. low-sodium soy sauce (or coconut aminos)
4 tbsp. fresh lime juice
1 tsp. brown sugar (or coconut sugar)
English cucumber, thinly sliced
scallions, thinly sliced
1 c. fresh cilantro
1/2 c. fresh mint
  1. Heat your oil in a skillet and brown the ground turkey. Be careful not to overcook and dry it out. Add more oil as needed. Toss with garlic, red chili flakes, and 2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger. Remove from heat and toss with 2 tablespoons lime juice and 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce (adding 1/4 cup water if dry).
  2. Whisk 2 tablespoons lime juice, 1 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce, 1/2 tablespoon grated ginger and brown sugar.  If eating immediately, toss with cucumber and scallions; fold with cilantro and mint. Serve with turkey over rice. Add sliced avocado for some good fats!
  3. If packing for meals, pack 4 (3) cup bowls with rice on the bottom and turkey mixture layered on top. Keep vegetable mixture and sauce in separate containers. When ready to eat, heat rice and meat, then add veggies and sauce. Add sliced avocado for some good fats!


As always, shoot me a message with any questions and let me know if you make it! Enjoy!