A healthy, family-approved dinner is ready in a flash with this delicious Turkey and Brown Rice skillet meal plus it can easily be made keto-friendly! (Refer to the notes in the printable recipe for THM-FP and THM-S instructions).
Raise your hand if you like dinner recipes that are easy.
Raise your hand if you also like dinner recipes that are healthy.
And now, raise your hand if it’s important for everyone in your family to eat the same thing…
If you’re anything like me, you need three hands right about now!
Isn’t that the way it is when you’re a mom, though?
When I was a kid, one of my mom’s go-to dinners was a Pillsbury bake-off recipe. It had ground beef, green beans, tomato sauce, and seasonings baked in a crust made from refrigerator biscuits. Topped with cheese.
It was delicious!
But my body can’t handle eating that way anymore.
Oh to have that kind of metabolism again! LOL
One night, I decided to try my hand at recreating the flavors of that recipe, but in a healthier way.
I had lean ground turkey in my fridge, so I browned that up with some onions.
Then added brown rice to give it some bulk instead of a biscuity crust.
A bag of frozen green beans, a can of tomatoes, and some seasonings later had me revisiting my youth.
This simple meal comes together in one pot, so it makes cleanup a breeze too!
Be sure to use a pan with high sides when you make this recipe because it makes a lot.
The portion size is large, so you won’t leave the table feeling hungry.
Did I mention I added some caulirice too?
No one in my family even noticed!
All the veggies you need are already part of this recipe, so no side dishes are required.
Seriously, this turkey and brown rice skillet meal can be on your table in under 30 minutes! And most of that time requires no effort on your part.
Basically, it’s the perfect busy weeknight healthy dinner.
As written in the printable recipe card at the end of this post, this recipe is a THM E meal.
If that sounds like gibberish to you, I totally understand!
What that means is if you follow the Trim Healthy Mama (THM) lifestyle, this recipe is an E meal. (E stands for energizing carbs.)
THM isn’t a diet, it’s truly a lifestyle, and I’ve been eating this way since May of 2016!
But let’s get back to the recipe.
The brown rice provides your body with healthy carbohydrates that won’t spike your blood sugar. There are less than 5 grams of added fat per serving.
If you don’t follow THM, no worries! Just know that this is a heart-healthy recipe that fits into any low glycemic diet or lifestyle.
Is This Recipe Keto-Friendly?
One of the things I love about this ground turkey skillet meal is that it’s really versatile.
If you want a low-carb dinner recipe, don’t let the brown rice in the title stop you from trying this out!
It’s super easy to prepare this one pot meal with a few minor tweaks to make it keto.
Swap out the brown rice for caulirice and boom! It’s a keto ground turkey skillet recipe.
You could even serve it with cheddar cheese for a little extra somethin’ somethin’.
There are few more minor adjustments that you can read in the Notes section of the printable recipe.
However, this easy recipe is so versatile that you can also make it as a THM-FP too!
Sometimes on THM we like to have meals that are called Fuel Pulls (FP).
Are you wondering what fuel pull means?
In a nutshell, it means you pull out the carbs and the fats (the fuels), so you’re left with protein and non-starchy veggies.
Sometimes those meals can feel like diet food. But this recipe has so much bulk to it that you’ll still leave the table feeling full and satisfied.
I’ve included complete details for how to make this recipe a fuel pull in the Notes section at the bottom of the printable recipe.
So what are you waiting for?
It’s almost dinner time and a ground turkey skillet meal recipe will have that meal ready in no time.
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