We usually don't get home from the gym until 7:00'ish so I need meals that are quick and easy. My husband is anti- take out/fast food during the week so it's always a scramble as to what I'm going to throw on the table. Some of my best work in the kitchen happens when I'm forced to get creative. Specifically when I'm in a time crunch and/or in dire need of a grocery run. Last night was one of those nights....
I stood in front of my refrigerator trying to concoct something from the little ingredients I had to work with. What I came up with: Extra Lean Ground Turkey, Can of 98% fat free Cream of Mushroom Soup, sliced mushrooms and white rice. Although I winged it at the time, I'm sure there is a recipe out there that is similar. Surprisingly, the meal was on table in 15 minutes and was deliciously m-mm-good!
If you're looking for some quick and easy new meals, give this a try. You can take this same meal and improvise many different ways - swap out the rice for pasta. Serve it over Ciabatta rolls (a new twist on Sloppy Joes). Put it in a wrap. Mix in the vegetable of your choice. Use Cream of Chicken soup instead of Cream of Mushroom. Use chicken instead of ground turkey.
Turkey & Rice Slop:
1 - 10 oz. can of 98% fat free Cream of Mushroom soup
Package of Jenny-O EXTRA LEAN Ground Turkey
1/4 C. Skim milk
Salt/Pepper to taste
Cook rice in rice cooker. On stove top, brown the ground turkey. When cooked thoroughly - turn heat to medium and add soup, milk, mushrooms and desired amount of salt & pepper. Let mixture heat up, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes then serve over cooked rice. Enjoy!!
The Jenny-O Regular Ground Turkey has 220 calories, 17 grams of fat per serving. The "Lean - 93/7" Ground Turkey has 170 calories, 8 grams of fat per serving. The "Extra Lean" Ground Turkey has 120 calories, 1.5 grams of fat per serving. MAKE SURE YOU BUY THE EXTRA LEAN!
Best place to buy the Extra Lean Ground Turkey is at Target. If you're local Target has added the grocery store, you're in luck! The turkey at Target is $5.49 vs. $7.99 at Von's/Safeway.