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Fifteen Ingredients, Five Meals

February 22, 2020
15 Ingredients, 5 Meals: Turkey Tacos, Turkey Chili, Pasta Primavera, Jicama Roll-Ups, and Veggie Quinoa

Every mother, whether you are a working mom, stay-at-home-mom, new mom, or pregnant either loves or dreads grocery shopping. But one thing is usually consistent: planning a weekly grocery trip is always a huge task! Being the planner I am, I map our family’s weekly menu so I can hit the grocery store only once and then I don’t worry about it day in and day out. That’s what works for me, some people head to the aisles on the daily.

15 Ingredients, 5 Meals: Turkey Tacos, Turkey Chili, Pasta Primavera, Jicama Roll-Ups, and Veggie Quinoa
15 Ingredients, 5 Meals: Grocery Shopping

Mama, to keep things simple, I have put together a grocery list for you with only FIFTEEN items which will take care of FIVE meals! These meals and grocery items are staples in our household and apply to our allergy-friendly lifestyle! I hope you can enjoy for lunch or dinner and this takes off some stress… at least for one week.

Grocery List:

  1. Quinoa
  2. Bell pepper
  3. Ground turkey
  4. Broccoli
  5. Mushrooms
  6. Onion
  7. Corn tortillas
  8. Cilantro
  9. Red lentil pasta
  10. Can of diced tomatoes
  11. Can of pinto beans
  12. Can of kidney beans
  13. Avocado
  14. Jicama
  15. Lettuce

Meal 1: Sauteed Veggies with Quinoa

15 Ingredients, 5 Meals: Turkey Tacos, Turkey Chili, Pasta Primavera, Jicama Roll-Ups, and Veggie Quinoa
Veggie Quinoa
  1. Start by sauteeing bell pepper, broccoli, mushrooms, and onion in a pan with 3 tablespoons of olive oil.
  2. Cook 1 cup quinoa.
  3. Cook 1/2 pound ground turkey (add seasoning).
  4. You can also add some chopped avocado for extra protein!
  5. Combine the veggies, quinoa, and ground turkey in a bowl and season as you wish. This makes a delicious protein-packed lunch or dinner!
  6. Optional extra ingredients: zucchini, soy sauce, or teriyaki sauce.

Meal 2: Turkey Tacos

15 Ingredients, 5 Meals: Turkey Tacos, Turkey Chili, Pasta Primavera, Jicama Roll-Ups, and Veggie Quinoa
Turkey Tacos
  1. Start by sauteeing half of your onion in a pan with 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  2. Cook 1/2 pound ground turkey over medium heat, combine with onions.
  3. Lightly toast your tortillas on low heat on either your stovetop or toaster oven.
  4. Add turkey/onion mix onto the tortilla. Add a few kidney beans for extra protein.
  5. Add avocado and chopped cilantro or lettuce over turkey/onion/bean mixture.
  6. Optional ingredients: shredded cheese, sour cream, and lime garnish.

Meal 3: Turkey Chili

15 Ingredients, 5 Meals: Turkey Tacos, Turkey Chili, Pasta Primavera, Jicama Roll-Ups, and Veggie Quinoa
Turkey Chili
  1. Start by sauteeing your bell pepper and onion in a pan with either olive oil or butter.
  2. Add 1 pound ground turkey once the bell pepper and onion are cooked (you want them translucent, not brown)
  3. Add 1 can pinto beans, 1 can kidney beans, 1 can diced tomatoes, with all of their juices.
  4. Add 1 cup water to soup for added broth (add more or less depending on the thickness of soup you desire).
  5. Cook until boiling and then simmer on low for 25 minutes.
  6. Optional ingredients: 1 cup red wine, 1 can corn, and shredded cheese or sour cream for toppings.

Meal 4: Red-Lentil Pasta Primavera

15 Ingredients, 5 Meals: Turkey Tacos, Turkey Chili, Pasta Primavera, Jicama Roll-Ups, and Veggie Quinoa
Red Lentil Pasta Primavera
  1. Start by sauteeing bell pepper, broccoli, mushrooms, and onion in a pan with olive oil or butter.
  2. Cook 1 cup red lentil pasta in a separate pan (more for additional people).
  3. Add cooked veggies to red lentil pasta and enjoy with some warm butter on top.
  4. Optional ingredients: red pasta sauce, Italian sausage, and parmesan cheese.

Meal 5: Jicama Roll-Ups

15 Ingredients, 5 Meals: Turkey Tacos, Turkey Chili, Pasta Primavera, Jicama Roll-Ups, and Veggie Quinoa
Jicama Roll-Ups
  1. Choosing the largest pieces of lettuce (I usually do 3), place them on a plate or cutting board. You can also make these with corn tortillas for some extra calories.
  2. Add chopped avocado to each piece of lettuce.
  3. Add chopped jicama to each piece of lettuce.
  4. Add chopped cilantro to each piece of lettuce.
  5. Roll-up (like a taco) and enjoy!
  6. Optional ingredients: shredded cheese or deli meat.

What are your family’s favorite go-to meals?

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