Happy New Year! I can't believe another year has come and gone. I don't know about any of you but I just feel icky after all the sweets and rich foods I've been eating the last few weeks. I am going to start posting healthier recipes (not all of them of course!) for you all to enjoy.
Ok, so raise your hand if you're scared of ground turkey? I know lots of people who are but I'm here to tell you that it is so good. I used to be skeptical and the kids hated it at first but now I substitute it for any recipe that calls for ground beef. Most of the time the kids can't tell a difference! This recipe has to be my favorite way to have ground turkey. It's so flavorful, low fat and low carb!
THAI TURKEY TACOS
1 pound lean ground turkey
2 tablespoons grated ginger or 1/2 tsp dry ginger
1-3 garlic clove, peeled and crushed
1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
1 small onion, thinly sliced
2 cups coleslaw mix with carrots
½ C lightly salted peanuts, roughly chopped
Cilantro for garnish
Lettuce (iceberg and romaine work well)
Thai Cooking Sauce
4 tsp sesame oil
8 Tablespoons of soy sauce (I use low sodium)
4 Tablespoons of lime juice
4 Tablespoon of honey
1 tsp of crushed red pepper (I use a little less for the kids’ sake)
Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Add turkey; cook, crumble and stir until meat is no longer pink. Add ginger, garlic, onion, pepper, and slaw mix; stir-fry with meat for 2-3 minutes until vegetables are wilted. Add ½ of the Thai cooking sauce, stirring constantly to blend all ingredients, about one minute. Wrap in lettuce leaves and garnish with peanuts and cilantro. Use extra sauce for dipping.