Thai Basil Ground Turkey Bowl Meal Prep

This Thai Basil Ground Turkey Bowl is the 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!

Thai Ground Turkey Bowl with lettuce and sliced carrots.Meal Prep Thai Ground Turkey Bowl Recipe

This healthy Thai Ground Turkey Bowl recipe can be made in around 30 minutes and is a great low-carb, whole30 and paleo meal that can be eaten right away or made for meal prep. Double the recipe and you can also make it dinner one night and lunch for the next few days! The savory Thai Turkey is so good on its own, but really outstanding when paired with the veggies and rice. Feel free to keep it low-carb with cauliflower rice, or pair it with white rice. We recommend cooking it with veggies like peppers, carrots and bok choy, but you can really swap out with any veggies you have on hand that you think will go well in this dish.

Ingredients for Thai Ground Turkey Bowl recipeWhat You Need to Make Thai Ground Turkey Bowls

  • Ground Turkey
  • Coconut Aminos (a soy free alternative)
  • Sesame Oil
  • Chili Paste
  • Fresh Ginger
  • Thai basil (or regular basil)
  • Lemon Grass
  • Fish Sauce
  • Salt and Pepper
  • For the Veggies:
  • Bok Choy
  • Green Beans
  • Bell Peppers
  • Cauliflower Rice, or White Rice

How to Make A Ground Turkey Bowl

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!

First, prep your cauliflower rice or white rice. If making cauliflower rice, feel free to buy pre-made if you’d like to skip that step. If not, we have a full tutorial here, and directions within the recipe below.

Then prep your ground turkey and all the veggies, which are flavored with such aromatic Thai ingredients. I gave a list of suggested vegetables to use, but you could really use what you have on hand for this.

And then the whole thing is drizzled with a delicious Thai Basil sauce. You can serve this with just the rice, or with Bibb lettuce to create a lettuce wrap feel to it.

Once you’ve assembled the separate components you can then either pack away for meal prep, or serve up for a delicious and light dinner.

Thai Basil Ground Turkey Bowls with veggies

Can You Use Premade or Frozen Cauliflower Rice?

Yes! We take advantage of frozen cauliflower all the time, and love that it’s readily available now. There isn’t much difference between fresh or frozen except that the frozen can hold a little bit more water in it. So if you don’t want to do the extra step of making your own cauliflower rice, feel free to use premade!

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Thai Basil Ground Turkey Bowl Meal Prep

Thai Turkey bowls with lettuce and peppers next to bowls of garnish.

This Thai Basil Ground Turkey Bowl is the 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!

  • Author: Lexi
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Meal Prep
  • Cuisine: Gluten-Free
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Ingredients

For Turkey:

  • 1 teaspoon avocado oil
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 2 tablespoon coconut aminos
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon chili paste
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
  • 1/3 cup chopped Thai basil (or sub regular basil)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon grass, sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon fish sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

For the Veggies:

  • 2 teaspoons avocado oil or extra-virgin avocado oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 bell peppers, cored and sliced
  • 1 cup green beans
  • 1 bunch bok choy
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

For Sauce:

  • 4 tablespoon coconut aminos
  • 1 teaspoon chili paste
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon fish sauce

To assemble:

  • Cauliflower Rice or White Rice, cooked
  • Bibb lettuce
  • Chili Peppers, sliced
  • Carrots, cut into thin strips

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Once hot add all turkey ingredients and mix until well combined. Cook until the turkey is cooked through and no pink remains, about 5-7 minutes. Taste and adjust salt and pepper as needed.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare either cauliflower rice or white rice as desired.
  3. To cook veggies: Heat oil in another pan over medium heat.  Add in diced onion, sliced red peppers and green beans. Cook until onion becomes translucent and veggies begin to soften, about 5-7 minutes. Add in bok choy, salt and pepper. Cook until wilted.
  4. In a small pot add all of the ingredients for the sauce. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 1-2 minutes until sauce reduces and thickens slightly.
  5. Assemble bowls by adding rice, then ground turkey, then veggies and drizzle with sauce. Serve with desired toppings. Serve immediately, or let cool completely before storing for meal prep.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: As served
  • Calories: 352
  • Sugar: 5.8g
  • Sodium: 730mg
  • Fat: 15.2g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.5g
  • Carbohydrates: 22.1g
  • Fiber: 9.4g
  • Protein: 41.1g
  • Cholesterol: 116mg

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January 27, 2017

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17 Responses

  1. I tried this last week. It was very good. I used baby bok choy. I love this series. I’m doing the Greek Chicken tonight and next is the salmon. Thanks so much!

  2. This was delicious and I will make it again. I made extra sauce and doubled the chili paste to add more spice. I was planning on having it for lunch the next day but there were no leftovers 🙁

    1. Guess that means it was good!!!! I always think of how many I’m feeding and adjust as needed so each person has xxx amount of protein, etc.

  3. This recipe was one of my ultimate favorites! The ground turkey in itself has so much flavor that you hardly need any sauce! I prepped all ingredients ahead of time which made this recipe super quick to pull together. The only modification I made was using dried basil instead of fresh. I was bummed at first when my supermarket was out of fresh basil but the recipe still tasted amazing! I can’t wait to make it again.

  4. I agree with some others that the sauce isn’t even needed since the turkey is so tasty! I made some adjustments based on what was available/in my pantry. Will make again for a quick, flavorful dinner!

  5. Sooooo good! I made this for my mom and grandmother and both asked for the recipe and made it within a week. That is a huge win! I like how you can use whatever veggies you want in it. So good.

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  6. This is such a delicious recipe and super easy to make! I didn’t have basil, but I used parsley instead which was great. Thank you!

    5.0 rating

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