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Turkey Mac and Cheese

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My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.

Calories 253
Protein 20g
Fat 8g
Carbs 27g
Total Time

Have some leftover turkey in your fridge? Don’t let it go to waste! Here’s a perfect quick and easy meal prep that you’ll surely love if you’re especially fond of pasta! Presenting, turkey mac and cheese! It’ll be great for family gatherings or if you want to have it as comfort food!

 

Mac and cheese (or mac n’ cheese) is a dish that mainly consists of macaroni pasta and cheese sauce. Commonly used cheese is cheddar. You can also add other ingredients — such as meat, breadcrumbs, and vegetables — and usually served as a main dish or side dish in restaurants.

 

There are several ways to cook this dish. The traditional one is a casserole baked in an oven. The other one is by using a saucepan on top of the stove.

 

When making this dish, it’ll only take you a total time of more or less 30 minutes. First, cook quinoa pasta and set aside. Cook the ground turkey (you can use sliced bacon or any meat substitute if the turkey is not available, like in my case) with garlic paste, add Greek yogurt, goat cheese, chives, and mozzarella. You can also add chili if you want it to be spicy.

 

Let the sauce thicken then add the cooked quinoa pasta and the rest of Greek yogurt. For its nutritional information, it is rich in protein, dietary fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium, calcium, and iron. Want to make it vegan? Substitute the meat with broccoli and mushroom!

 

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Have a beautiful, cheesy day, fit foodies!

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Turkey Mac and Cheese

Ingredients

Ingredients for up to 5 servings:

  • 4 slices turkey bacon (nitrate free, uncured)
  • 4.5oz Ancient Harvest Gluten free Quinoa Macaroni pasta (or use whole wheat macaroni)
  • 1 3/4 cup Greek yogurt (2%)
  • 2 oz goat cheese
  • 1/2 cup reduced fat mozzarella
  • 1 tbsp garlic paste
  • fresh chives
  • salt & pepper to taste
Steps
  1. Boil quinoa pasta and set aside.
  2. Slice bacon into pieces and then cook in a nonstick skillet with garlic paste on medium high heat.
  3. Reduce heat to medium and add 1 cup of Greek yogurt, goat cheese, chives and mozzarella.
  4. Cook until the sauce is an even consistency.
  5. Let the sauce thicken and then remove from heat.
  6. Then add macaroni and the rest of Greek yogurt. Mix.

Approximate macros for 1 of 5 servings:

 

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Calories
253
Protein
20g
Fat
8g
Carbs
27g
Sodium
-
Fiber
-
Sugar
-