Healthy Turkey Quinoa Bowl
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5 from 2 votes

Healthy Turkey Quinoa Bowls

Healthy Turkey Quinoa Bowls are a great, new way to use leftover turkey. They can also easily be made from scratch!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Dish
Cuisine: Gluten Free, Turkey
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 525kcal
Author: Lauren

Ingredients

Turkey

  • 1.25 lbs turkey cutlets
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1 1/2 tsp dried thyme

Sweet Potatoes

  • 3 Cups sweet potatoes *diced
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper

Qunioa

  • 2 Cups chicken, turkey, or vegetable stock
  • 1 Cup quinoa

Cranberry Sauce

  • 1/2 Cup water
  • 1/2 Cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 Cups fresh cranberries

Romaine Lettuce

  • 4 Cups romaine lettuce *chopped

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F.
  • Bring 2 Cups of chicken, turkey, or vegetable stock to a boil in a medium saucepan.
  • Meanwhile, season the turkey cutlets with salt, pepper, thyme, and rosemary. Place on a baking sheet and bake until cook through, about 25-30 minutes.
  • Toss the diced sweet potatoes in the olive oil. Spread on a baking sheet and season with salt and pepper. Place in the oven with the turkey for 20-25 minutes, or until fork tender.
  • Once the stock is boiling, add the quinoa, cover, and reduce the heat. Simmer or about 15 minutes until the water is absorbed and the quinoa is done.
  • While the turkey, sweet potatoes, and quinoa are cooking, make the cranberry sauce by adding the water and sugar to a small saucepan over medium high heat. Add the cranberries and lower the heat to boil gently for about 10-12 minutes, stirring often.
  • Once everything is done cooking, you can serve the bowls hot, or let the ingredients cool down some before putting the bowls together (my preference).
  • Assemble these Healthy Turkey Quinoa Bowls by dividing the turkey, sweet potatoes, quinoa, and lettuce into 4 equal portions. Top with about 1/4 Cup of cranberry sauce.

Notes

** Nutritional information is an estimate and may vary.
 
There are a few steps to this recipe,  but all of them are easy.  Before you begin cooking, I recommend dicing the sweet potatoes and chopping the lettuce. Have all of the ingredients out and ready to go because you will have different things cooking all at the same time.  Don’t panic! It’s actually okay if some things end up getting done before others in this recipe!
If you are using some leftovers from Thanksgiving, be sure to read through all of the steps to see which you can omit before you get started.