Hamburger Healthy


  • 1 pound ground turkey (or ground round, ground beef)
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 2 cups skim milk (or use soy or almond)
  • 1 1/2 cups macaroni, elbow shaped
  • 1 tablespoon arrowroot powder (or corn starch)
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon evaporated cane juice (sugar)
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded


  1. Brown ground turkey in a large skillet and drain.
  1. In the same skillet add hot water and milk.
  1. Add macoroni elbows followed by seasonings*.
  1. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer on low for about 12-20 minutes or until macoroni elbows are tender.
  1. During the last few minutes of cook time, stir in the cheese, cover the skillet again and give a few minutes of cook time.
  1. Let stand to thicken to your liking before serving.
  1. *Seasonings: Combine arrowroot powder, chili powder, garlic powder, evaporated cane juice and paprika which you can blend using a ziplock bag.

Serves: 4
Approximate nutritional analysis per serving: 491.6 calories, 43.6 grams of protein, 36.6 grams of carbohydrates, 18.6 grams of fat

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