“Delicious” and “easy” can go together if you plan ahead. Keep kitchen staples on hand, like old-fashioned oats, eggs, ground turkey, olive oil, vegetable broth, Greek yogurt, canned tomatoes, and canned kidney beans. Using just these ingredients—and a few seasonings from your spice cabinet—you can make the following:
- Turkey meatballs: Combine lean ground turkey with oats, egg, pesto, and marinara, then bake in a 450 degree F oven. Get the full recipe!
- Savory oatmeal: Cook a half cup of oats in a cup of vegetable broth. Stir in herbs and a dollop of plain Greek yogurt and top with a fried egg cooked in olive oil. Add salt and pepper to taste. For another version of this dish, try this savory Mediterranean oats recipe.
- Vegetarian chili: Combine two 15.5-ounce cans of kidney beans (drained) and one 14.5-ounce can of roasted crushed tomatoes (with liquid) with a cup of vegetable broth. Bring to a boil, then simmer over medium heat until it reaches your desired consistency, usually about 10 to 12 minutes. Flavor with chili powder and top with a dollop of Greek yogurt.
- Turkey burgers: Combine 8 ounces of ground turkey with a quarter cup of oats and one egg. Create two patties, brush them with olive oil, and grill or pan grill for about six minutes per side, or until cooked through. Add salt and pepper to taste. While you’re at it, try this baja turkey burger too!
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