I’m popping in today with a simple recipe you can batch cook for meal plans and have on hand throughout the week.
Sloppy Joes were always one of my favorite sandwiches growing up. Although honestly, I never had any idea how my mom made them. They may have come from a can for all I know!
In an attempt to change up my normal lunch routine, I created this healthy sloppy joe recipe to toss on top of rice, or to have on a whole wheat bun!
When I initially started throwing ingredients into my pot to make this recipe, Kyle was surprised I wasn’t adding ketchup. That’s because I try to avoid processed foods as much as possible with all of my recipes.
Ketchup is pretty sugary, made with corn syrup and lots of other additives. I also skipped the traditional brown sugar that many sloppy joe recipes call for – and added agave instead!
Kyle also insisted that sloppy joes, jasmine rice and green beans were a bit of a strange combination…
But honestly? I thought it was freakin’ fabulous! You can totally swap out this ground turkey for ground beef, or ground chicken to make it your own.
Healthy Sloppy Joes
Healthy sloppy joes made with whole ingredients and ground turkey
- 1.5 pounds ground turkey (93/7)
- 8 oz tomato paste
- 1/4 cup + 2 Tablespoons tomato sauce
- 0.5 Tablespoons garlic powder
- 0.25 teaspoon salt
- 0.5 Tablespoons chili powder
- 0.25 teaspoons garlic salt
- 2.5 Tablespoons honey or maple syrup
- In a large sauce pan, brown ground turkey over medium heat until completely cooked.
- Stir in all ingredients. Once mixed, heat on low for an additional 5 minutes.
One serving equals 6 Weight Watcher points.
Courses Dinner, Quick Meals
Serving Size 4 oz
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 8 g
Saturated Fat 2.5 g
Cholesterol 65 mg
Sodium 178.7 mg
Total Carbohydrates 14.5 g
Dietary Fiber 0.1 g
Sugars 14.4 g
Protein 22.1 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.