Fast Day Turkey Taco Meat

Explore the virtuous Fast Day Turkey Taco Meat recipe with Susie T. of Fast Days Healing Days. You’ll swear you’re cheating on your intermittent alternate day (aka EOD diet) or 5:2 fasting diet, but your hips will know you’re not! Fast Day (FD) meals and recipes don’t have to be boring to be effective. Susie will show you why diet success and deprivation are polar opposites.



Fast Day Turkey Taco Meat, tastes high calorie without the guilt!

Too often, people equate dieting with punishment and suffering, or herculean masochistic adventures into abstinence and deprivation. It’s as if they try to atone for perceived “weight-related” sins by eating from a very narrow palette, filled with dry, limp foods that resemble cardboard, on a good day.

If you have the choice of eating flavorful and flavor-filled—no, make that flavor-packed—foods, and eating wimpy meals with little flavor—but are very pristine and er, “healthy-looking,” which would you choose? Do you feel more “virtuous” if you eat austerely? Do you have fewer cravings? Is it conducive or does it help you stay true to your dietary plan or lifestyle?

We do not buy into the whole virtue/punishment thing. We believe the quickest way to get into diet-trouble is to instigate and perpetuate deprivation. Nothing calls in a big case of the MHs (Mean Hungries) like feeling deprived. That’s why Fast Days Healing Days focuses on developing recipes and meals that simulate a “normal food experience.” Our tastes buds don’t know we’re pulling the wool over their eyes and loading them down with “healthy food.” All they understand is, “Wowza! The food tastes great—just like “normal food.”  It’s filling, satisfying and enables them to “get their jones on.”

Enjoy FDHD Fast Day Turkey Taco Meat in our Turkey Taco Salad, or use one of the FDHD Psylli Wraps and make a burrrrrrrr-ito (that’s Tex-Mex for burrito). At only 32 calories, they’re entirely Fast Day (FD) friendly! Break-up with boring!

Turkey Taco Meat is just that type of recipe. All of the flavor and none of the guilt. Full-on taste bud satisfaction that brings a smile to your lips and a twitch to your hips, as you realize it effortlessly slims and shapes your body into a whole new you! WTG, you!


Fast Day Turkey Taco Meat

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 4-6 Servings

Serving Size: 1/4-1/6 Recipe (about 1 to 1 1/2 cups)

Calories per serving: 118

Fast Day Turkey Taco Meat

Explore the virtuous Fast Day Turkey Taco Meat recipe with Susie T. of Fast Days Healing Days. You'll swear you're cheating on your intermittent, alternate day fasting (aka EOD diet), or 5:2 fasting diet, but your hips will know you're not! Fast Day (FD) meals and recipes don't have to be boring to be effective. Susie will show you why, diet success and deprivation are polar opposites.


16 ounces extra lean ground turkey (Jennie-o)
3/4 cup onion, chopped
2/3 cup red and green bell pepper, chopped
1 jalapeno chile pepper
4 1/2 ounces green chiles, canned with liquid
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
2 cloves garlic, peeled and sliced
1 cup water


    Combine all ingredients except water in a large skillet and cook on medium high until meat is browned and veggies are tender. Add 1 cup of water to the pan and stir. Cover, reduce heat to medium low and simmer 30 minutes or until broth in pan thickens and meat is tender. If necessary, remove lid from pan and let the liquid evaporate. The flavors will concentrate as the liquid evaporates.


Tasty, basic Tex-Mex taco meat. You won't miss the beef, nor the fat in this flavorful combination perfect for Fast Days (FDs), or those days when you may want to keep calories lower for whatever reason. The recipe freezes and reheats like a champ and doubles, even triples well! Use it as the protein in many different compound entrees such as enchiladas, chile rellenos, stuffed bell peppers, soups, stews, lasagna, meat sauce. Go fusion with it!

Serving Ideas Serve in salads or as part of many types of recipes.

Nutritional Information

Per 1/4 Recipe: 178 Calories; 3g Fat (13.6% calories from fat); 29g Protein; 12g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 56mg Cholesterol; 9g Net Carbohydrate

Per 1/5 Recipe: 142 Calories; 2g Fat (13.6% calories from fat); 23g Protein; 9g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 45mg Cholesterol; 7g Net Carbohydrate

Per 1/6 Recipe: 118 Calories; 2g Fat (13.6% calories from fat); 19g Protein; 8g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 37mg Cholesterol; 6g Net Carbohydrate

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Author: Susie T. Gibbs

SusieT is passionately committed to seeking studies and research detailing the most effective strategies for killing inflammation, boosting health, increasing energy and expanding longevity through nutrition. Seeking health through ancestral principles and making darn good food while traveling along life’s path to better health occupies a key place in her personal food philosophy. SusieT develops recipes and writes about cooking, food, health and nutrition news. Find her latest work in CarbSmart Magazine, a digital magazine from the leaders in low carbohydrate information. A two-year survivor from late stage, hormone-positive breast cancer, SusieT encourages everyone to meet their kitchen and begin a love affair with life and cooking good, clean, nourishing meals. The life you save could be your own. Email SusieT with questions and suggestions for new 5:2 and 4:3 ADF/EOD recipes.

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