Often when I’m thinking about mealprep, I like to start with a really good sauce. So, when I noticed Trader Joes had a Masala Simmer Sauce and I knew I had frozen ground turkey at home, I decided to go from there. I got the rest of my ingredients wandering around Trader Joes imagining what would go good with it. This ended up being one of my all-time favorites mealpreps. Not only was I not over eating it by day 3 (the below makes 3 servings), but I wished I had more. The Masala Sauce is excellent, I used the other half on tofu. I used my leftover beets and feta on salad.
I also thought it would be nice to show how I packed this up to bring to work (scroll right above). It required a little assembly at the office, but I like my ingredients to not get soggy, so I think it was fully worth it. I also keep a bowl in my desk, because it’s nice to not eat out of tupperware.
- 1 lb ground turkey
- 1 package Trader Joes Broccoli and Kale Slaw Kit
- 1 package Trader Joes Light Feta Cheese
- 1 package Trader Joes Steemed and Peeled Baby Beets
- 1 1/2 cups Trader Joes Organic Tri-Color Quinoa (cooked)
- 1/2 can Trader Joes Masala Simmer Sauce
- Dressing: 1 tbs Miso Paste, 1 tspn garlic chili sauce and 1/2 cup water, stirred to blend
- Coconut Oil Spray (or oil of choice for pan)
Spray a pan with coconut oil spray and put on medium-high heat. Brown your ground turkey, stirring until mostly browned. Add Masala Simmer Sauce and turn to low, stirring until turkey is fully cooked, stir. Put in tupperware.
Rinse and re-pray your pan with coconut oil spray, put on medium heat. Add your broccoli and kale slaw until mostly cooked through (3-4 mins). Stir in dressing from the package until warmed. Put in tupperware. (NOTE: I did not use the cherries and sunflower seeds that come in the package. The combination didn’t sound good with what I was eating. I used them as snacks another day.)
Cook your quinoa to package instructions (I used a rice cooker), put in tupperware.
In a small tupperware, combine Miso Paste and water, stirring until dissolved. Stir in Garlic Chili Sauce. Pack these along with your packages of Feta and Baby Beets in baggies. I use a regular plastic grocery bag to carry them in my purse/avoid spillage.
When you’re ready to eat, combine 1/3 of each of the ground turkey, broccoli and kale slaw, and quinoa. Pour 1/3 of your dressing over all ingredients. Microwave for 1-2 minutes (or until warmed depending on your microwave).
Meanwhile, chop up 1/3 of your beets (you could also do this ahead but I was lazy and plastic knives at work did the job just fine).
When your warm ingredients are done, add chopped beets and a generous chunk of feta (I am a cheese freak, so I used quite a bit). Enjoy!!