So our WHOLE30 journey continues and today was pretty hectic for me. I was out most of the day – running errands, dealing with maddening traffic and frustrating people. Basically, all the typical stressors everyone encounters. But I was left with very little time and almost no energy to prepare the elaborate WHOLE30 dinner I had planned for the family.
Plan B, what can Mommy throw together in a hurry using WHOLE30 approved ingredients that happen to be readily available in the kitchen right now? Ground turkey breast, check. Now for a veggie. Something quick. Ready-to-use cole slaw – score! Now, something to add extra flavor and pizzaz. As I stood there wondering, what is WHOLE30 sanctioned and goes well with cabbage, my eyes landed on our fruit bowl, and I suddenly flashed back to several recipes from Hubs’ German heritage. Apples, excellent! Done and done.
The recipe that follows is quick and can easily be thrown together while you manage other tasks like preparing salads, helping the kids with homework or any of the other myriad items on your evening to-do list. And it happens to be darn tasty, if I do say so myself. Enjoy!
Turkey Cabbage Skillet
•1 lb extra lean (98% lean) ground turkey breast
•1 pkg. ready-to-use cole slaw mix (not including dressing)
•2 medium red apples, sliced
•1 tsp. salt
•1/2 tsp. Dijon mustard
•1 Tbsp. coconut oil
•1/8 tsp. garlic powder (or 2 cloves garlic, minced)
•1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
•pinch tarragon leaves, crushed (optional but highly recommended)
•a few generous sprinkles white pepper (again optional but recommended)
1. Heat coconut oil in a large skillet over MEDIUM-HIGH heat and add ground turkey.
2. Sprinkle salt and other seasonings (except mustard) over meat while stirring continuously as meat browns.
(N.B.: Meat will keep covered over LOW heat for about half an hour if needed while you prepare the remainder of your meal.)
3. About five minutes before serving, turn heat to MEDIUM and stir in cabbage mixture and apples.
4. Stir to combine.
5. After about 2 minutes, turn off heat. Stir in vinegar, then cover skillet.
6. Wait a couple more minutes then stir once more before serving.
NOTE: This makes about 5-6 servings so it’s great if you need leftovers for lunch the next day. Here’s a pic of Hubs’ Turkey Cabbage lunch from our WHOLE30 day #6. He said it was even better the next day. Score!!!
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