Many of you guys saw that I featured a recipe for mason jar tacos by my friend Tina here! I decided to make my own version of this delicious meal that could be eaten as lunch, a snack, or a fourth meal! Mine features avocado (because you know I love healthy fat) and Foster Farms Organic Ground Turkey (because I'm all about healthier, locally sourced ingredients from California, my home state!). People always ask me why I use Foster Farms Organic Ground Turkey instead of beef for my tacos. And while I think beef tastes great, Foster Farms organic ground turkey is part of my healthy meal plan as a nutritious and lean diet with no hormones or antibiotics and a great source of protein. It fits within my daily macros, which is what I love! Let's take a look at how to make this a really fun "turkey taco tuesday" -- say that 10 times fast! lol Oh, and my tacos also happen to be paleo!
What you'll need:
- Mason jars
- Veggies (diced and eaten raw)
- Mixed greens
- Red cabbage
- Bell peppers (mine are orange but use any color!)
- Foster Farms Organic Ground Turkey
- Turkey seasoning
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- Sriracha (optional)
How to make it:
First, I prep my veggies. I dice up all of the veggies, except for the avocado, which we will do last. The amount of veggies depends on how many of these you want to make! I use these for mealprep, so I usually make about 4-5 jars for the week.
Then make your turkey seasoning by combining all of the ingredients mentioned above!
Now you're ready to make the turkey. First, I heat a little olive oil on my pan before pan-frying the turkey. When the turkey is about 80% of the way cooked, I usually add in my seasoning. I don't add it all in at once; I add it little by little as not to overseason, noting that it's always easier to add more, than to remove! Be sure to cook it thoroughly. The Foster Farms turkey that I'm using is my lean protein of choice because low in fat, from California, and free range. Once the turkey is cooked, set it aside.
Once all of your ingredients are done, you can start layering them in your jars. I start with the peppers, then cabbage, turkey, greens, tomatoes, and the avocado last! I make my avocados into avocado roses just for a fun garnish. Set it on top of the jar for a fun and beautiful treat. I might create a tutorial for that another day! Fun little tip about avocados: If you're mealprepping, I would wait to top these until you're ready to eat them. Also, if you want your avocados not to turn brown, sprinkle a little bit of lemon juice on them!
And voila! You are all done! Please let me know if you try this recipe and if you liked it! I also use a little sriracha for a bit of spice, and it comes out delicious!
If you try this recipe at home, please share pictures with me, because I love seeing the way you guys make your food! If you are interested in trying the same Foster Farms Organic Ground Turkey that I used, you can do so here: https://www.fosterfarms.com/fresh-turkey/organic/.