Weight Loss vs Weight Gain with Turkey Sloppy Joe Bowls with Jalapeño Cheddar Potatoes
Here is one of my go to’s from Book number 3. The meat is super flavorful and when you eat each bite of broccoli with a bite of meat you can even mask the flavor of the broccoli 😎 This meat mixture is a perfect example of something that would freeze well. Foods that are coated in a sauce or soups/stews tend to freeze and reheat better than others. If you wanted to make a gigantic batch of this sloppy joe meat to freeze, it would be a good candidate. .
To make the dish more weight loss friendly you could lessen the amount of meat and potatoes in the meal while increasing the serving of broccoli. When I usually cook potatoes, I coat them in olive oil to get proper browning and crispiness. One way to save calories is to omit the oil and opt for a cooking spray on the pan only to prevent sticking. You could also cut back on the cheese used on top of the potatoes. It’s all about calorie balance, if you would prefer a larger serving of the meat/potatoes you can compensate by reducing the other item. .
On the weight gain side is a slightly larger portion of meat and instead of lean turkey it is 85/15 ground beef. The extra fat in the meat is an easy way to increase calories without adding volume. More potatoes is also a great way to add calories. Too many people are afraid of eating regular potatoes. Potatoes are fine to eat when you prepare them yourselves. People associate potatoes with fast food French Fries and that is comparing apples to oranges in my opinion. A whole potato is far from a processed, frozen French Fry that is cooked in heavily oxidized oils. .
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