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Healthy Ground Turkey Sloppy Joes with Veggies

turkey sloppy joes with veggies and side salad

Veggie packed turkey sloppy joes are a delicious blood sugar friendly meal that’s simple and delicious.

Who doesn’t love a delicious and juicy sloppy Joe?? These Healthy Turkey Sloppy Joes with Veggies are an easy to prepare protein-rich meal that your whole family will love.

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Can people with diabetes eat sloppy joes? 

People with diabetes can absolutely enjoy sloppy joes. But as a registered dietitian living with diabetes myself, there are a few tips and strategies I recommend for making them a bit more blood sugar friendly. 

How to make sloppy joes for diabetes

Here are some of the strategies we can use to make blood sugar friendly sloppy joes:

  • The sauce used to make sloppy joes can often have a lot of added sugar. Try using a sugar substitute, less sugar, or using a higher fiber sweetener like date sugar or coconut sugar. 
  • Use a lower sugar ketchup instead of regular ketchup.
  • Use lean meats like lean ground beef or ground turkey. 
  • Try a lower carb bun or make a turkey sloppy joe salad.
turkey sloppy joes filling in pan

Can you make sloppy joes with ground turkey?

Yes, sloppy joes can be made with any kind of ground meat, including ground turkey.

What’s different about my turkey sloppy joe recipe?

These healthy turkey sloppy joes are not only delicious, but they also have a more blood sugar friendly nutrient profile than traditional sloppy joes:

Each recipe makes enough turkey sloppy joe filling for four adult sized sandwiches.

  • Calories: 250
  • Total fat: 10g
  • Saturated fat: 2.5g
  • Total carbs: 13g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 12g
  • Protein: 22g
  • Sodium: 460mg
turkey sloppy joes with veggies

How to make sloppy joes with ground turkey and veggies

Making ground turkey sloppy joes with veggies is a fairly simple process. I recommend reading through all of the instructions first, and then starting the process.

Heat a large skillet over medium heat. 

First, you’re going to cook your veggies. Saute the onion and bell peppers in avocado oil for 10-15 minutes until soft and starting to brown.

Then, you’re going to add the meat in and cook it. Add the ground turkey to the pan and cook until no longer pink, breaking up the meat as it cooks.

While that’s cooking, we mix up the sauce. While the turkey is cooking, combine the remaining ingredients in a bowl and mix with a whisk until combined.

Finally, combine everything together. Once the turkey is cooked through, add the sauce to the veggies and turkey and mix to combine. Let the mixture simmer for 15 minutes (with the lid off). Serve as desired, and enjoy!

turkey sloppy joes with veggies and side salad
These veggie packed turkey sloppy joes are a delicious blood sugar friendly meal that’s simple and delicious.
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Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Diet: Diabetic, Gluten Free
Servings: 4 sloppy joes
Carbohydrates: 13g

Ingredients

  • 1/2 medium yellow onion sliced
  • 1 medium red bell pepper diced
  • 1 medium green bell pepper diced
  • Avocado oil
  • 1 lb lean ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup reduced sugar ketchup
  • 1 dash Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Saute the onion and bell peppers in a large pan in the avocado oil for 10-15 minutes until soft.
  • Add the ground turkey to the pan and cook until no longer pink, breaking up the meat as it cooks.
  • While the turkey is cooking, combine the remaining ingredients in a bowl and mix with a whisk until combined.
  • Once the turkey is cooked through, add the sauce to the veggies and turkey and mix to combine.
  • Let the mixture simmer for 15 minutes (with the lid off). Serve as desired, and enjoy!

Notes

The nutrition facts presented here are estimates only. The brands you use and product types chosen can change the nutritional information presented. To obtain the most accurate nutritional information, you should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients you use.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.75cup | Calories: 225kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2.5g | Sodium: 465mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 12g
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