Turkey Taco Salad Meal Prep
A much HEALTHIER take on Taco Tuesdays, except you are meal prepped for the entire week! Less calories and cheaper too!
If you’re a fan of tacos (and why wouldn’t you be?), you’re in for a real treat here.
Because we have a turkey taco salad to-go kit here.
It’s a healthier take on taco Tuesdays.
Except you’re prepped and set for skinny Taco Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
What’s so great about this meal prep is that your greens and premium toppings are separated into their own little containers.
So we have no sogginess, no mush, no nothing.
Just a fresh taco salad literally ready at your fingertips!
And there’s no dressing needed here either.
Between the shredded Mexican blend cheese, pico de gallo, Greek yogurt, and lime juice, you have plenty of goods here.
If, however, you are feeling a little bit on the wild side, throw on some guacamole or avocado slices right before serving.
Turkey Taco Salad Meal Prep
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 ½ pounds ground turkey*
- 1 1.25-ounce package taco seasoning
- 6 cups shredded romaine lettuce
- ½ cup pico de gallo, homemade or store-bought
- 6 tablespoons Greek yogurt
- 6 tablespoons shredded Mexican blend cheese
- 1 lime, cut into wedges
- Heat olive oil in a large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium high heat. Add ground turkey and cook until the turkey has browned, about 3-5 minutes, making sure to crumble the turkey as it cooks; stir in taco seasoning. Drain excess fat.
- Place romaine lettuce into sandwich bags.
- Place pico de gallo, Greek yogurt and cheese into 2-ounce jello shot cups with lids..
- Place turkey, romaine lettuce, pico de gallo, Greek yogurt, cheese and lime into meal prep containers.
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Your recipes are great, and the ones I haven’t tried yet, look very appetizing, so I’ll try those too.
I applaud you on all the work I imagine goes into putting your site together, making these recipes, the photography, and I’m sure much, much more!
I also commend you on putting yourself out there and being susceptible to the criticism that comes with that.
We appreciate all your hard work!
Thank you : )
Great idea for easy meal prep. For those complaining about plastic—I re-use my medicine bottles for salad dressings and other small amounts of foods for meal prep. I also use smaller glass containers (baby food jars, small jelly jars, jseasoning/broth jars, etc.) as they are very reusable.
What a great idea to repurpose/reuse medicine bottles for dressing in your packed salads!! I’m going to do that and share the idea with others 🙂
OK, love the idea, will be making ASAP. RE containers, Japanese bento boxes have these little sections built in. My other option, all the little condiment jars you get in the kids lunch container section of the store. I brought the a pack of the prep containers shown here 2 years ago, still using them. Cheap people make good recyclers!
PS. Love the photography on this site! It really shows the full deliciousness of the recipes.
I bought these for condiments when packing to go lunches. They do not have lids, but work well if you kind of push them down in the meat mixture and don’t tip the large container over. They go right in the dishwasher and stack in the cabinet easily.
(24 Pack, 2 Sizes) Small Sauce Cups, Stainless Steel Ramekin Dipping Sauce Cup, Commercial Grade Individual Round Condiment Cups (12 of – 1.5oz: 12 of – 2.5oz)
Full disclosure – I haven’t made this but I LOVE Love everything I have made from this site. However, I would get bored with the same thing every day. It would be awesome to get a few friends together and share your preps – each person doing a different prep and sharing with a few other friends so you have a lovely variety all week.
So my plan is to look up a few different prep recipes and do a share!
You could also cut the recipe in half and only make this for three days and alternate with something else. You could use the other half of the turkey to make Chinese lettuce wraps or Chinese fried rice bowls or a lot of other things. Or freeze part of the turkey taco meat and have something entirely different on alternating days. There are lots of ways to meal prep.
My husband works long hours and wanted to send him with something other than a sandwich. This was easy to prepare on a Sunday, loved the little container idea. He really enjoyed these and they were convenient to pack up each night. Will be making them again!
great recipe, my only complaint is the single serve plastic, please show alternates??
To the folks commenting about plastic – no one is forcing anyone to use it if they want to use another type of container! That’s awfully petty. I would thing that the black photographs better than a shiny surface. That is like if I said she should show every other kind of meat because I don’t like turkey and every other kind of vegetarian option for me without me having to think for myself. She is working very hard to show us a lot of great recipes that are photographed beautifully. We can always adapt the details!!! I appreciate the recipes!
Thank you Tina!! Well said : )
Great recipe. O was wondering how many ounces of meat per container?
Kelly, you would have to divide the full amount by 6 servings to get the ounces of meat per container. Hope that helps!
This was so delicious and easy! Especially because I used the Trader Joe’s taco seasoning and their mild pico de gallo salsa. I’m not a fan of yogurt so I substituted it with sour cream. I had this for lunch two weeks in a row!
This is a super easy way to prep a week’s worth of lunches! It’s simple and tasty. I used one pound of ground turkey and divided it into four lunch kits. Thank you!
Do you have to add any water to this since you are using dry taco seasoning?
I was just going to leave the same comment – looks delish, but so much plastic! Never mind the meal prep containers, what about the individual containers for the sour cream, etc. and the ziplock bag? It would be amazing if you demonstrated the same meal prep method using fewer single-use plastic items.
Everything she used is reusable. Plastics bags can be turned inside out and washed and the plastic cups are washable as well.
**Jordan… I order them on Amazon, 100 in a pack for I believe around $6, they are just like you get a carryout… small, tight lid, perfect! They are throw aways like restaurants too.
JC – you are missing the point of Jordan’s post. She is looking for an alternative to one-use plastics that get tossed out and destroy our environment.
Jordan – I’m with you. It would be great to see how this salad could be packed without the excess use of plastic.
Turn it into a mason jar salad. Just layer all the ingredients with the lettuce at the top so it doesn’t go soggy and you are good to go. No plastic needed!
I discovered the sample containers that my local grocery store uses are perfect (and just like in the picture, cover and container). I bring home, wash, and use multiple times to use to bring to work.
i was so sick of eating the same old salad for lunch. I needed something healthy low carb for lunch so
I decided to prep these yesterday for the week. Wow, it was delicious! It was filling and so so good!
That’s awesome, thanks Ashni!
Aack! So much plastic rubbish. Please consider using reusable plastic or metal ware. A delicious recipe for sure AND we can be good stewards of the earth and set that example for others. Best to you and safe travels!
The meal prep containers are actually reusable! 🙂
I like your presentation. I use the same containers. I hate to have my food mixed together before I’m ready to eat it. Because it looks so professional makes me want to eat it even more. I do reuse them also. Please don’t change a thing.
Just made these, such a great/easy idea for lunches during the week. One side note, I bought the containers linked and they do not close set up the way they are photographed. I had to put the little containers of condiments in a ziplock and just have the turkey and lettuce in the big container.
Could I possibly cook the ground turkey in the crock pot? Would it still last for the week?
As I am not an expert on food safety, I cannot really say with certainty – sorry! Methods for optimal food storage and shelf life should be based on good judgment and what you are personally comfortable with. Hope that helps, Jody!
Thank you for the inspiration. I made this with tofu instead of the meat. I also used rices cauliflower, black beans and toppings. This is my first official try of meal prepping for the new year to try to get healthier. Thanks!!
Did your shredded lettuce stay fresh through the week? I find mine gets soggy after just 2 days typically.
It should stay fresh for a few days!
I store mine with some water. A little extra work after to shake it out before serving but saves money and the needed crunch!
Put a paper towel in with your lettuce to keep it from getting soggy so it will stay fresh longer.
How many meals did you make with this recipe?
I made 6 meals.
Just wondering how much exactly of the ground turkey you put in each container? Did you use a measuring cup for each and if so what size?
I actually did not use measuring cups – I divided evenly (or as evenly as I could!) into 6 meal prep containers. Hope that helps!
Hey just wondering can this meal be frozen and microwaved later on to eat??? If so what can be frozen and what can not ??
Unfortunately, I cannot answer this with certainty as I have never tried freezing this myself. Please use your best judgment for freezing and reheating.
I made this today and it was absolutely delish! I made guacamole and used low fat sour cream instead of yogurt. I didn’t use individualized containers. The only thing that I separated was the ground turkey and pico sauce. Everything else I used 1 reusable container and meticulously placed it in my lunch bag so to keep the ingredients separated until I was ready to eat it.
Absolutely loved this meal prep! So easy and yummy (as always)! Took this to work and had to share this recipe with everyone!! Thanks for another great recipe!
Hi! You can buy the 2oz cups much cheaper from Webrestaurantstore.com.
I just found your site and am loving the recipes. The 203 total calories is for each container, correct?
Yes, that’s right.
Coincidently meet this post when watching TV. Keep posting very interesting post like that!
Hello, I just found your blog and fall in love with it, can’t wait to try your recipes!
Making this ASAP! So simple, but such an amazing idea.
I hate to ask this, but on the nutritional facts is everything in the picture factored in? The yogurt, cheese, everything? Sorry if someone already asked this question.
Yes, everything is factored in.
Where can you purchase the meal prep containers?
Hi Chungah! LOOOOVE the meal prep ideas- please keep them coming! Quick question- are you able to put the lids of your meal prep containers on securely WITH those 2 oz condiment cups? Mine wouldn’t- but maybe I bought the wrong kind?
Maybe! They should close completely.
Made these for this week! I added 1 bag of steamfresh brown rice to the turkey meat, and a few green olives. Hubby will take his with a snack-size fritos bag too. 🙂 YUM!
Although i love your recipes i feel sad seeing all that plastic going into a mealprep (esp bc its the type you are unlikely to reuse). You could just use reusable dressing containers (i think tupperware has some?) Anf the salad if you add it in the morning should be fine or put in seperate (reusable) container. If you consider how often we eat lunch/dinner (daily lol) its worth to sacrifice maybe a TINY bit of convenience for mother nature. And if someone replies i can just do it like that myself, its not forbidden: yes i can, thanks, but its always lovely if influential bloggers set the best possible example. Dont take my reply the wrong way bc in general i love what you do and hope you keep up the good work!
Hi Michele – thank you for your feedback. These meal prep containers are actually reusable and are dishwasher safe! 🙂
I am pretty sure she was talking about the plastic bag.
I reuse my plastic bags. I bring them home from work, rinse them out, hang them to dry with clothes pins in the kitchen, and re-use them for lunches.
Nutrition Facts , please. I’d like to calculate the Weight Watcher Smart Points. THanks!
Nutritional information is provided only for select and new recipes at this time. However, if it is not available for a specific recipe, I recommend using free online resources at your discretion (you can Google “nutritional calculator”) to obtain such information. Hope that helps!
I did the recipe builder on WW using sour cream and only 1 lb of turkey for 5 servings instead of 6. It came out to 8 points/salad, 40 points for the whole thing.
Thanks Kelly for doing the We points. Big help for me.
I was hoping a homemade version of the taco seasoning would be provided.
We are trying to limit our sodium intake.
If you Google for reduced or sodium free taco seasoning, a plethora of recipes are available. There are quite a few packets in my local grocery store that are also reduced/low/no sodium. No reason to provide a recipe when it is readily available.
Look on pinterest . Several good recipes there that I have used
Looks Great! Where can we find the nutritional information for this recipe for those who are counting calories?
Nutritional facts are coming asap. Thank you for your patience!
Yum! Prepping these tonight!