Turkey Gumbo Revised

Again, another turkey gumbo recipe.  This is just the easiest base.  Essentially, you get to take Empire Kosher LEAN turkey meat and turn it into a million and one dishes.  You get your protein, and you get to decide what gets tossed into the mix.  In looking at many people’s food journals, I notice that people are missing the most important ingredient in life-veggies!  Veggies should surround your day all day.  We need AT LEAST 1 lb of veggies a day.  Greens, that is.  Not corn on the cob, carrots and edamame.  These items are ok, but you need to get in the veggies that the body needs.  Your body needs greens!  Kale, spinach, broccoli, and even cauliflower, brussels sprouts..The list goes on and on and on in my book, Breaking the Chains of Obesity, 107 Tools.  Think for a moment, 107 Tools.  Do you use any of these tools every day?  You should find out.  Don’t wait.  Just get the bible of nutrition by getting this book.  Best purchase you’ll ever make.

So, here is the latest ingredient list for this turkey gumbo. It was just fabulous last night and today for lunch.  Yum!  Treat your body like the temple it is.  Simply print up this list of ingredients and directions to go along and then make it for you and your family!  Good nutrition equates to optimal health.

Turkey Gumbo:

  1. Empire Kosher Lean (8grams of fat vs. 16 grams of fat-yeah!) turkey meat
  2. 2 sweet potatoes
  3. 1 can low sodium organic black beans
  4. 1 can low sodium organic kidney beans
  5. 1 bag of chopped organic broccoli
  6. 1 bag of organic baby spinach
  7. Portobello mushrooms
  8. Crushed garlic
  9. Paprika
  10. Cayenne pepper
  11. Low sodium organic veggie broth


Cook that turkey meat first until it is cooked through. Cook it through to avoid any sort of doubt that the bird is raw-gross!  I usually cook it in the low sodium veggie broth cause it adds slight flavor while avoiding the carcinogens that are released from olive oil or other oils.  I toss fresh chopped garlic in the pan too and the turkey meat on top.  I then put my spices on the meat while it is sizzling away.  I flip the turkey meat and then chop it up into the pan as it is cooking to increase the surface area and allow the flavors in. Once the meat is cooked, I add in all the veggies and other things above.  One tip to get those sweet potatoes soft is to nuke them in the microwarve for 5 minutes prior to adding them to the stew, otherwise I find that they never fully cook in the pot and then you get to eat hard potatoes-ugh!

This meal takes minutes to make.  I buy everything in bags so that I do not have to chop my own veggies.  I make my life easy.  This turkey gumbo recipe can serve just you for 5 meals or for a family of 5.  Prep on a Sunday and have it through Tuesday.  So awesome.  And, if you notice, I stocked the meal with fiber and veggies.  Toss in veggies whenever you can.  You can never toss them in too much!  Enjoy this meal, and enjoy optimal health!  Consistency of healthy eating patterns is key!  You can do it!