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Simple Make Ahead Meals:

Mealtime can be a breeze with these simple make ahead meals. These recipes are not just simple and easy, but healthy too. I love to able to cook once and eat for days. Less time, less cleanup, less stress, therefore I have more time for fun with my family. I have also noticed we are not grabbing meals out so we are saving money too. That is a win win for me. Healthy, money saving, and more family time!

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Simple Make Ahead Meals

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Cooked Ground Turkey


Start by gathering everything you will need to make these easy meals.

3 lbs. Ground Turkey 93% lean

2 Sweet onions

3 to 4 Fresh tomatoes

2 Large sweet peppers (green, red, orange or yellow)

Can re-fried beans (low-fat)

1 Lime

1 Jar salsa

1-2 Cans red kidney beans

2 Cans petite diced tomatoes

3 Spring onions

2 Avocados

Small container of Greek yogurt (fat-free) or sour cream

1 Package tortilla (whole-wheat or low carb)


Chili powder




2 Garlic cloves

3 Tablespoons coconut oil

Step one:

Melt 1 tablespoon of coconut oil in a 4 to 6 quart Dutch oven on medium low heat. Add ground turkey and cook until no longer pink. I use a metal pancake turner and chop up the ground turkey as it cooks. Stir and chop while it cooks. Note: I had to add a little more coconut oil during the cooking time. When the ground turkey is thoroughly cooked I separate the meat into 3 glass bowls.

Step two:

Select which recipes you want to cook. I used 1/3 of the turkey for chili and 1/3 for my special Kippi’s Fajita’s and 1/3 I put in the freezer.

Kippi’s Healthy Fajita’s:

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Kippi’s Healthy Fajitas

This super easy fresh and healthy recipe will be a family favorite.

See the complete recipe HERE.

Chili A La O’Hern:

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Healthy Chili and fresh fruit

Chili A La O'Hern (Make Ahead Meal)

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  • 1 Tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 Garlic clove minced
  • 1 Sweet onion chopped
  • 2 Sweet peppers seeds removed and chopped
  • 2 14.5 oz Cans of petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 - 2 15.5 oz Cans of light red or dark red kidney beans
  • 2 Tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 lb. Cooked ground turkey 97% fat free
  • Garnish: Spring onions chopped
  • Optional: Greek fat-free yogurt salsa, and shredded cheddar cheese


  • Heat coconut oil in a 4.5 quart Dutch oven over medium low heat. Add minced garlic. Allow to cook for 2 minutes then add onion. Continue to cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add green peppers to Dutch oven. Turn up heat to medium. Cook for 3 minutes stirring not allowing to brown.
  • Add both cans of petite diced tomatoes.
  • Next, open a can or cans of beans (use 2 cans if you enjoy lots of beans) and rinse in a colander. Then add to Dutch oven with 2 Tablespoons of chili and cooked ground turkey. Heat at medium heat for 5 minutes then turn down to simmer and cook for additional 25 minutes.
  • Serve in chili bowls with desired toppings: Greek yogurt, salsa, spring onions, and shredded cheddar cheese. Enjoy.
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Kippi’s Healthy Fajitas

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Healthy Chili


Now for the extra pound of cooked ground turkey. I purchased these Rubbermaid Brilliance Containers for my Make Ahead Meals. They are the perfect size and shape to store, freeze and reheat.  Before using them I washed them in the dishwasher.

Please note that before storing any food items place a label on the container with the contents and date stored.

Rubbermaid container of ground turkey ready for the freezer

Rubbermaid container of ground turkey ready for the freezer

Every month I will be joining my friend and fellow gourmet, Denise from Swellegant Life to share our favorite Make-Ahead Meals. Her Make-Ahead Ranchero Sauce is on the menu this month so hop over to her blog, Swellegant Life  and grab that recipe too.

Make-Ahead Ranchero Sauce

Make-Ahead Ranchero Sauce

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Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you are relaxing and enjoying your family time with these easy make ahead meals. Please let me know what’s for dinner tonight in the comments below.

Bon appetite,




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