In my post How Our Family of 5 Eats Healthy for $100 a Week I touched a little on how we cut back on our meat consumption not only to benefit the environment and our health but to also cut back on our grocery bill. Well, I wanted to really break it down and show just how big of an impact less meat can make. It’s crazy how one turkey can easily tturn into multiple meals for your family. Here’s 5 meal prep ideas you can easily do for your family.
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Meal #1: Turkey and potatoes
Kick start your turkey time by umm…cooking the turkey! This yummy (and one pan) meal from Cafe Delites is absolutely perfect. If you throw in a few sides like asparagus and a nice dinner roll, you can easily feed the entire family for your first meal!
Meal #2: Wild Rice Turkey Burgers
After you’ve consumed meal #1, use approximately 1 pound of the leftover turkey to use toward these Betty Crocker wild rice turkey burgers! They are so simple, tasty and having rice in the burger leaves you will a more filling meal and more patties than just meat would make!
Meal #3: Turkey Wild Rice Soup
You can start getting down to the scraps (and can even make your own bone broth) with this leftover turkey wild rice soup from Spicy Southern Kitchen. Remember, you have 2 meals left to make still! Make sure you take the larger chunks of turkey to save for your last 2 meals and use the pieces leftover to make this tasty soup!
Meal #4: Turkey pot pie and sweet potato biscuits
I might actually be drooling over this one!! The best part is, you can continue using leftover veggies to help you make this meal from Whole Fully. I had sweet potato biscuits for breakfast while we were in Nashville and let me tell you, they didn’t disappoint. How to Save Money on Food in Nashville.
Meal #5: Turkey Taco Tuesdays!
You had best believe a site called The Tortilla Channel is going to have the best recipe for ground turkey tacos! In our family, I know holding out on tacos is something that rarely happens. In fact, we have weeks where we eat only tacos. Feel free to do the same!