By: Nazima Qureshi, RD, MPH
As the days get colder, you may be looking for easy meals that are warm and comforting. Comforting foods don’t always have to be unhealthy for you! In fact, you can make winter-friendly comforting foods that are also nutritious.
This Spicy Turkey and Veggie Rice Bowl is not only comforting but also family-friendly and nutritious. Turkey is a great addition as it is packed with a high-quality protein to help build and maintain your muscles. It is also packed with nutrients such as iron, zinc, and B vitamins.
The addition of roasted veggies seasoned with South Asian flavours makes it appealing to family members looking for a traditional taste. Instead of depending on carbs like white rice and potatoes, incorporating roasted veggies is a great way to get a variety of nutrients and feel energized rather than sluggish after a meal.
These months are also commonly known as cold and flu season, so it is even more important to incorporate healthy and immune-boosting foods. High protein foods like turkey and a variety of veggies is the perfect way to do so. Turkey plays well with other flavours. It’s hearty taste and texture marry well with bold profiles, making it a perfect partner for spices and rubs.
You can make recipes like this one your own by using your family’s favourite flavours/masalas and change up your everyday cooking using rubs, marinades and sauces.
Spicy Turkey and Veggie Rice Bowl
Makes: 4-6 servings
For the Turkey:
For the veggies:
To assemble rice bowl:
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