Momsters Munchables: Healthy dishes with an occasional indulgence on the side

Turkey Fajita Burgers

  • Servings: 5-6
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • ¾ tsp. paprika
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ½ tsp. onion powder
  • ½ tsp. cumin
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 1/3 cup jarred salsa
  • 1 small red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 small yellow or orange bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Whole-wheat tortillas or burger buns
  • Mayonnaise mixed with a bit of Siracha
  • Guacamole or sliced avocado
  • Lettuce
  • Salsa


  1. In a bowl, gently mix together the seasonings, ground turkey and salsa.  Form into burgers and grill, outside or in, on an oiled griddle.  Keep warm.
  2. Heat a small amount of oil in a skillet over medium heat.  Add the peppers, onion and garlic and cook till slightly softened.
  3. Warm the tortillas, spread with mayo and guacamole, add the burger, onion and pepper mixture, lettuce, salsa and any other desired toppings.  Wrap and serve.


This is kind of like a homemade “Turkeyburger” Helper

Russ absolutely LOVES this recipe. I was never a HUGE fan of hamburger helper so it’s not surprising that I have less of a craving for this dish. But it is quite tasty. And simple. And WAY better for you than that boxed junk they sell in stores. So try it out! You just might start craving this as much as my husband!

Turkey Bow Tie Skillet

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1/2 lb. ground turkey
  • 1 1/2 tsp. oil
  • 3/4 c. celery, chopped
  • 1/2 c. onion, chopped
  • 1.2 c. green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) chicken broth
  • 2 c. bow-tie pasta, uncooked
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) stewed tomatoes
  • 1 T. Vinegar
  • 3/4 tsp. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. chili powder
  • 2 T. grated parmesan cheese


  1. Brown turkey in oil. Add celery, onion, peppers, and garlic. Cook until vegetables are tender. Remove and keep warm.
  2. Add broth to the pan and bring to a boil. Add the pasta and cook for 10 minutes, or until tender.
  3. Reduce heat, stir in all but the cheese. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  4. Sprinkle with cheese and serve.