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Turkey Taco Lunch Bowl

Enjoy this hearty and healthy Turkey Taco Lunch Bowl for Day 4 of our free lunch challenge.
Categories Lunch
Difficulty Easy
Keyword taco lunch, turkey lunch, turkey taco bowl
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2 bowls
Calories 578 kcal
Author Lacey Baier


For the rice:

  • 1 cup brown rice, uncooked
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth

For the taco meat:

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 1/2 lb lean ground turkey
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano

For the bowl:

  • 1/2 15 oz can (no sodium added) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 15 oz can olives, sliced
  • 1/3 bunch cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 cup grape tomatoes, sliced in half
  • 1/3 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • dollop greek yogurt


  1. To make the rice, combine the uncooked brown rice with low sodium chicken broth in a deep pot. Bring this to a rolling boil over high heat, then reduce the heat to low and cook, covered, for an additional 20-25 minutes, until all the liquid is absorbed.

  2. To make the taco meat, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet and add the diced yellow onion and garlic. Cook until the onion starts to sweat and become tender, about 4-6 minutes.
  3. Add the ground turkey breast and break into smaller crumbles.
  4. Season the meat with tomato paste, ground cumin, sea salt, black pepper, chili powder, and dried oregano and then stir to mix well.
  5. Cook until the meat is well-browned and cooked through, about 6-8 minutes.
  6. To assemble the turkey taco bowl, start with the cooked rice, then the seasoned turkey mixture, followed by the rinsed and drained black beans, cilantro, sliced black olives, sliced grape tomatoes, avocado, and then top it off with a little shredded cheddar cheese and a dollop of plain greek yogurt.

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Recipe Notes

If you’re prepping this bowl ahead of time, it works great stacked up in a mason jar, starting with the beans and meat at the bottom and then the greens and cheese at the top.  Wait until you’re ready to enjoy to add the greek yogurt and avocado for the freshest flavors.


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Nutrition Facts
Turkey Taco Lunch Bowl
Amount Per Serving (1 bowl)
Calories 578 Calories from Fat 197
% Daily Value*
Fat 21.9g34%
Saturated Fat 5.9g30%
Cholesterol 39.8mg13%
Sodium 822.1mg34%
Carbohydrates 49.2g16%
Fiber 15.9g64%
Sugar 2.5g3%
Protein 24.9g50%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.