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A BLOG FOR HEALTHY TURKEYBURGER HELPER BY OUR FRIEND AND CONTRIBUTOR, CHEF LAURA LEA WITH LAURA LEA BALANCED.
If I could summarize the goal of my recipe creation process, it’s to make nourishing food that never leaves you saying “well, that was good…for being healthy.” I just want my dishes to be plain ole’ no frills belly-warming GOOD.
I think I accomplish this much of the time, but I’m always kinda nail-bitey when I post a recipe, worried that my version of delicious is a little greener, a little more vegetal-funky than others’.
With today’s recipe though, I don’t have a lick of concern. When I took that first momentous forkful, I knew it certainly satisfied my craving for cozy comfort food. But then I unleashed the recipe to some of y’all who asked for the first-draft, insisting you didn’t mind any imperfections.
Well, y’all made my feel like a million bucks in your similar response to my own. This Turkeyburger Helper has quickly become a family favorite with spouses and children in a range of cities across the country! I am so tickled! Truly, it checks all the boxes you expect with a name like the classic Hamburger Helper, minus the inflammatory and fake ingredients, epic sodium count, poor quality meat and processed noodles. Oof. Instead, it is made with the highest-quality ingredients, is totally junk-free, and it is packed with fiber, protein, Omega-3 fatty acids and nutrients. Also, this version is dairy-free for all my sensitive peeps out there!
Feel free to swap turkey for grass-fed beef or free-range chicken, use different vegetable based on your preference, or even use rice or quinoa instead of noodles! Also, if you don’t have access to Kite-Hill cream cheese, plain full-fat regular cream cheese will be delicious as well :).
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