30-Minute Loaded Taco Skillet

This 30-Minute Loaded Taco Skillet is loaded with veggies, lean protein, and so much flavor! All you need is 30 minutes and one skillet to prepare this low carb, healthy meal that everybody will devour!

30-Minute Loaded Taco Skillet

This month my blogging ladies and I are showing you recipes to make using only ONE SKILLET. Yes, that’s right! Easy, light on the clean up, and delicious.

30-Minute Loaded Taco Skillet

Taylor made you a Mexican Sweet Potato Rice Bake

This one-pot chicken Mexican rice casserole uses sweet potato for extra creaminess! It’s a healthy, gluten free, 8 ingredient dinner for busy weeknights that is only 330 calories.

Gina made you a Turkey Skillet Mac and Cheese

This one-pot turkey skillet mac and cheese is like a grownup version of hamburger helper and a much healthier option than that boxed stuff. Filled with spinach, peppers, real cheddar cheese, on the table in just 30 minutes and easily made gluten-free too!

Brittany made you a Zucchini Noodle Shrimp Lo Mein

Dinner is done in less than 20 minutes with this quick and easy zucchini noodle lo mein. It’s loaded with shrimp and veggies for a low-carb protein packed meal that’s perfect for busy weeknights. Paleo and gluten-free.

Lindsay made you a Mediterranean Marinated Balsamic Pork Loin Skillet

This Mediterranean Marinated Balsamic Pork Loin Skillet with vegetables makes for an easy one pan meal! Healthy, Balanced, Paleo and ready 45 minutes. Feed your family with this Flavorful Mediterranean pork dish in a tangy balsamic sauce.

As for me, I made you a 30-Minute Loaded Taco Skillet! We can’t stop devouring this meal.

30-Minute Loaded Taco Skillet

This skillet is… Flavorful and veggie Packed. It’s perfect for a weeknight meal or to make and package up in containers for lunches!

30-Minute Loaded Taco Skillet

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30-Minute Loaded Taco Skillet

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30-Minute Loaded Taco Skillet


  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 zucchini, diced
  • 1 large carrot, finely diced
  • 2 bell peppers, diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic granules
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • Pinch black pepper
  • 14.5 ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 5 ounce can green chiles
  • 14.5 ounce can black beans
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • Optional: 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Chopped scallions, for garnish


  1. In a skillet over medium heat, heat oil and add in garlic.
  2. Add in zucchini, peppers, carrots, and onion and let cook for 3-5 minutes, until veggies begin to soften.
  3. Add in turkey and coat with chili powder, paprika, garlic, salt, and pepper. Cook until turkey is brown and no pink remains.
  4. Add in tomatoes, green chiles, and black beans and mix to combine.  Reduce heat to a simmer for 5 minutes. Add in spinach and mix until wilted.
  5. If adding cheddar cheese, sprinkle over the top and cover the skillet until cheese melts.
  6. Serve hot with chopped scallions over rice or cauliflower rice, or with tortilla chips!


30-Minute Loaded Taco Skillet


Raspberry Gin Cocktail

My new favorite cocktail is this light and refreshing Raspberry Gin Cocktail. We’re making our own simple syrup (and I promise, it’s super simple to prepare), made with no refined sugars for a delicious and guilt-free cocktail. Plus, it’s festive for Valentine’s Day! 

Raspberry Gin Cocktail

We’ve also spruced up the ice cubes by adding raspberries into them! So cute, so festive.

Raspberry Gin Cocktail

If you’re staying in for Valentine’s Day or are looking for the perfect drink to make before heading out to dinner, this light and flavorful cocktail is for you! 

We’re heading out to for a little dinner date tonight, and starting off with one or two of these beauties.

Raspberry Gin Cocktail

Raspberry Gin Cocktail

One Pan Indian Spiced Chicken and Cauliflower

Looking for the most flavorful dinner made with no fuss and no mess? This One-Pan Indian Spiced Chicken and Cauliflower recipe is hearty, flavorful, and packed with veggies and delicious Indian spices. It’s my new go-to weeknight meal! 

One-Pan Indian Spiced Chicken and Cauliflower

I am so excited to partner with my friends at Tuttorosso Tomatoes for today’s recipe. You’ve heard me say it before, and I’ll say it again; I absolutely LOVE their canned tomato products. If you remember, I visited their factories and farms last year, and have grown to know and trust the family, brand, and the products they put out for us consumers. I can honestly say they are the best canned tomatoes I’ve tried, and I’ve done actual taste tests! 

There 14.5 ounce cans of diced tomatoes are a pantry staple! 

One-Pan Indian Spiced Chicken and Cauliflower

This recipe is the perfect weeknight or weekend meal. It serves a group (or save it for leftovers), is packed with delicious flavors, and has tons of veggies! 

The best part? It is made in ONE PAN. No mess, no crazy clean up.

One-Pan Indian Spiced Chicken and Cauliflower   One-Pan Indian Spiced Chicken and Cauliflower

One-Pan Indian Spiced Chicken and Cauliflower  


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This post is sponsored by Tuttorosso Tomatoes. All opinions are always100% my own.

Lexi’s Weekly Dinner Plan Week 9

I am so excited to announce that based on your feedback on my Facebook post and Instagram post about my Weekly Dinner Plans, we’ve decided to keep them going each week! Equipped with a free printable shopping list! Tune in on Sunday mornings to print your meal plan and get prepping and planning for the week ahead! 

Let’s get prepping and cooking for this week! Here is the 9th meal plan that lives on LCK, and we’re keeping them all in one easy Meal Plan tab on the blog for you to access! 

 Lexi's Weekly Dinner Plan Week 9

Monday: Easy Curry Shrimp (Whole30)

Tuesday: Mini Meatloaves (Whole30)

Wednesday: BRINNER Breakfast Bowls (Whole30)

Thursday: Slow Cooker Thai Curry Chicken (omit sugar for Whole30)

Friday: Leftovers

Saturday: Out

Sunday: Healthy Broccoli Soup (P.S. There’s a video!)

Grab your free printable shopping list HERE

Make a swap throughout the week from the Lexi’s Clean Kitchen Cookbook! This week we are loving the Slow Cooker Spicy Chicken Soup (Whole30) on page 122 and the Shredded Brussels Sprout Salad on page 154! The Garlicky Green Beans on page 234 are the perfect side dish! 

As always, if you have meal plan feedback, please send me an email at [email protected]! I’d love to hear from you! 

30-Minute Thai Basil Turkey Bowls

These 30-Minute Thai Basil Turkey Bowls are a perfect meal prep recipe that comes together in no time! They are flavorful, delicious Whole30 approved, and packed with veggies to fuel you for your busy days ahead!


My blogging girlfriends and I have put together SIX meal prep recipes to help you have success in your kitchen this year! Meal prep is essential to setting yourself up for success during a busy week. It saves you time and money, and makes it so you don’t even have to think about ordering something junky!

Healthy Meal Prep Bowls

Lee from Fit Foodie Finds made you Vegetarian Kung Pao Quinoa Bowls

Gina from Running to the Kitchen made you Shredded Mexican Beef Bowls

Taylor from Food Faith Fitness made you Greek Chicken Bowls

Brittany from Eating Bird Food made you Curried Chickpea Bowls

and Lindsay from Cotter Crunch made you Honey BBQ Baked Salmon Bowls


Seriously, these are my new favorite lunch or easy weeknight dinner. Each aspect of the dish can be made ahead of time (think Sunday meal prep), and then tossed together in individual containers to bring with you on-the-go anywhere!



Prep your cauliflower rice.

Prep your turkey.

Prep your veggies.

Prep your additional sauce.

Assemble and GO! With the bonus of the most delicious lunch, ever!



Lexi’s Weekly Dinner Plan Week 4 (2017)

My weekly dinner plan 2017 (Week 4) is here! 

If you missed the start of the plans, don’t worry, you can join in on your own month anytime! Find week 1 here, week 2 here, and week 3 here. I hope you’ve been loving both the blog and the book meal plans! Let me know if these have been helpful to you, and if you’d want to see more! 

2016 Weekly Meal Plan Week 4

Monday: Lemon Garlic Chicken and Rice One Pan Skillet (Whole30 with cauliflower rice)

Tuesday: Roasted Salmon with Apple Fennel Slaw over Garlicky Kale (Whole30)

Wednesday: Spicy Shrimp Sweet Potato Boats with Avocado Crema (Whole30)

Thursday: Slow Cooker Classic Chicken Soup (Whole30)

Friday:  Leftovers 

Saturday: Dinner Out or Take Out 

Sunday: 30-Minute Taco Soup (Whole30 without cheese)

Download your printable shopping list here!

Option: Swap these meals for meals or a meal from the Lexi’s Clean Kitchen Cookbook


Monday: “Pasta” with Meat Sauce (page 210, Whole30)

Tuesday: Leftovers 

Wednesday: Easy One-Pan Arroz Con Pollo (page 180, Whole30 with cauliflower rice)

Thursday: Classic Chili (page 120, Whole30)

Friday:  Leftovers or Chimichurri Shrimp (page 194, Whole30)

Saturday:  Dinner Out or Take Out

Sunday: Mushroom Chicken (page 172, Whole30)

Download your printable shopping list here!

As always, you can mix up the days you eat these on depending on what you are in the mood for, how busy you are, and so on!

Happy Cooking!