Real food can help you lose weight and feel great. And not just for a little while like alot of diets. Real food is the answer to help you stay healthy and trim. Need some proof? Read my post Food as Medicine for Incurable Conditions or Crystal’s Weight Loss Story. Real food also tastes awesome and is satisfying. It doesn’t leave you hungry. Here is a super easy real food meal. It feeds about 4 people. You will need 2 small acorn squash, a frozen vegetable like broccoli, and some turkey burger. Most turkey burger from the grocery store is not very healthy. I would recommend something like the Nature’s Place turkey burger from Food Lion. It does not contain antibiotics. For more information on why antibiotics in meat can be dangerous read this article from Consumer Reports.
Ground Turkey with Acorn Squash and Frozen Vegetable
1. Wash two small acorn squash. Cut the squash in half and scoop out the seeds with a spoon (a large eating spoon works great). Place face down in a baking pan with some water (about half an inch). Bake at 400 degrees for 40-45 minutes until you can easily pierce the skin with a fork and the flesh is tender. Here is a picture of the squash after it was taken out of the oven.
2. Cook your frozen vegetable in water (I have directions for that in this post). 3. Melt 2 Tablespoons of coconut oil in a skillet. Add turkey burger (1 pound or a little more if your family needs it). Cover the skillet. Check on it occasionally to scoop off the cooked turkey juice and to chop it up. When it looks browned and has no pink left it is done-like this:
4. Remove turkey burger from pan. Add two Tablespoons of coconut oil to the pan. Scoop out the acorn squash and put it in the pan that the turkey burger was in. It will have browned places in the pan that will help to flavor the acorn squash. Yum! Cook the squash on medium heat for a few minutes. Move the squash around with a spatula to keep it from sticking and to mix in the drippings from the turkey and the coconut oil. Add 1 Tbsp of dried chives and mix around for a little longer.
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