Most of my dinners, not gonna lie, arise out of urgency & ingenuity. I plan dinners for the week, but then life happens. Tonight's dinner turned out miraculously tasty for how hastily I threw it together! I had some ground turkey thawed in the fridge, & as always, I had some peppers, onion, & zucchini in the crisper. I've learned, if you have these staples, you can create a variety of delicious, nutritious meals-- so I just try to stay stocked at all times!
Simply spray some olive oil into a pan on medium heat, throw in the ground turkey & sprinkle with garlic & fresh ground sea salt & pepper. Then chop up green peppers & toss in, stirring occasionally. Then put on your sunglasses or goggles & chop up half a red onion & add to the pan. Stir some more, & yes, you can put the shades away.
Grab some Worcester sauce & Bragg's liquid aminos (also staples in your fridge) & shake into the pan according to your tastes. Stir some more. Finally, chop off the ends of 2 zucchini & spiralize them directly over the pan. Pause to stir it all up, then resume spiralizing. I have the cheapest spiralizer out there-- found it at Marshall's for $5-- so it's a workout! But still, it doesn't take too long. Add more sauces. If you like it with kick, add some hot sauce, but if you're serving your kiddos, sprinkle with those yummy fried wonton strips. Trust me. This helps take the edge off the fact that you've zoodled them again!
My whole family ate this up without whining, so that's a success! Had I been more prepared, I would've added fresh cilantro because that makes everything taste gourmet. Truth.
As a busy mom of 3, working multiple part-time jobs & volunteering in PTA, I am all about QUICK, EASY, HEALTHY, REALISTIC meals. If it takes longer than 20 minutes or requires hard-to-find ingredients, it's likely not gonna happen! Don't ask me for macros, because that goes against my Real Life mentality-- just know I always balance carbs, protein, & healthy fats.