Buffalo Turkey, Veggies, and Rice!

Tuesday, January 10, 2023 - 13:33
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Welcome to our CrossFit 2024 Nutrition Blog! YAY! We love food and trust that you do too. All the recipes you’ll see here have been personally made, taste tested and approved by our 2024 family members. Some may be first time original recipes while others passed down over the years by loved ones. We think you’ll enjoy them and lets be honest, who doesn’t love a new recipe to try? Enjoy!

Today’s submission was recommended and approved by athlete David Vega. This has been a major favorite of his for a tasty food that is also super simple and easy to meal prep for the week ahead! Thanks David!
Buffalo Turkey, veggies, and rice!

What You Need:
• 1.25 lbs 99% fat free ground turkey
• 1/2 tsp garlic powder
• 1/2 tsp ground ginger
• 1/4 tsp kosher salt
• fresh ground pepper, to taste
• 1 small bunch green onions, chopped
• (optional) 2 cups frozen or fresh veggies of choice
• 1/3 cup buffalo sauce, like Frank's Red Hot
• 1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
• 1/4 cup brown sugar or coconut sugar - if you want to avoid sugar, try Monk Fruit Sweetener!
• 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar or rice wine vinegar
• 1 tsp potato or tapioca starch
• (optional) add in 1/4-1/2 tsp of red pepper flakes if you want some extra spice!

To Cook:
• Heat cooking spray in a large skillet over medium, high heat. 

• Mix meat around with your hands, forming small pieces. Place those pieces in your skillet. Season meat with garlic powder, ginger powder, salt, and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until browned and no longer pink in the middle, about 5-7 minutes. 

• While meat is cooking, mix together sauce ingredients and chop green onions. Set aside. 

• When meat is no longer pink, add in sauce and half of the green onions. Bring to a boil, then simmer until sauce has thickened and coated the meat, about 5 minutes. Add in a splash or two of water if the sauce gets too thick. 

• In the last few minutes of cooking, add in your frozen veggies and cook until just defrosted, about 3-4 minutes. If using fresh veggies, you may need to add them in earlier in the process to ensure that they cook through. 

• Garnish with remaining green

Tips: For a little more flavor, add a some sesame seeds . Serve with white rice and veggies. Put in bowls then you have lunch if the week!