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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!

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

A much HEALTHIER take on Taco Tuesdays, except you are meal prepped for the entire week! Less calories and cheaper too!

10 minutes20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground turkey*
  • 1 (1.25-ounce) package taco seasoning
  • 6 cups shredded romaine lettuce
  • 1/2 cup pico de gallo, homemade or store-bought
  • 6 tablespoons Greek yogurt
  • 6 tablespoons shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges

Directions:

  1. 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.
  2. Place romaine lettuce into sandwich bags.
  3. Place pico de gallo, Greek yogurt and cheese into 2-ounce jello shot cups with lids.
  4. Place turkey, romaine lettuce, pico de gallo, Greek yogurt, cheese and lime into meal prep containers.

Notes:

*Ground chicken, pork or beef can be substituted.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Servings Per Container 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories 203.0 Calories from Fat 112.5
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12.5g 19%
Saturated Fat 3.5g 18%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 67.0mg 22%
Sodium 421.0mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 4.0g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1.0g 4%
Sugars 2.0g
Protein 19.0g 38%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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62 comments

  1. Rated 4 out of 5

    great recipe, my only complaint is the single serve plastic, please show alternates??

  2. Great recipe. O was wondering how many ounces of meat per container?

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    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!

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    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!

  5. Do you have to add any water to this since you are using dry taco seasoning?

  6. 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!

  7. 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!

  8. 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!

  9. 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. 

  10. Looks Delocious!
    Could I possibly cook the ground turkey in the crock pot? Would it still last for the week?

    -thanks

    • 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!

  11. 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!!

  12. Did your shredded lettuce stay fresh through the week? I find mine gets soggy after just 2 days typically.

  13. How many meals did you make with this recipe?

  14. 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?

    Thanks! 🙂

  15. Hey just wondering can this meal be frozen and microwaved later on to eat??? If so what can be frozen and what can not ?? 

  16. 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.

  17. 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!

  18. Hi! You can buy the 2oz cups much cheaper from Webrestaurantstore.com.

  19. I just found your site and am loving the recipes.  The 203 total calories is for each container, correct?

  20. Coincidently meet this post when watching TV. Keep posting very interesting post like that!

  21. Hello, I just found your blog and fall in love with it, can’t wait to try your recipes!

  22. Making this ASAP! So simple, but such an amazing idea.

  23. 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.

    thanks.

  24. Where can you purchase the meal prep containers?

  25. 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?

  26. 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!

  27. 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!

  28. 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. 

  29. 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
      Allison Tsirkas

  30. Looks Great! Where can we find the nutritional information for this recipe for those who are counting calories?

  31. Yum! Prepping these tonight!