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Two Easy and Healthy Family Meal Ideas for Large Groups

Two Easy and Healthy Family Meal Ideas for Large Groups

Takeaway:

Now that you have some easy meals for large groups in your culinary toolbox, you can spend more time enjoying your evenings and less time worrying about meals for your crowd. Everyone wins with these delicious, simple, inexpensive meals for large groups. You can finally read that book that’s been sitting on your nightstand or spend more time writing in your journal. Who knew finding recipes for large groups could be so easy?

Dinner time can be incredibly stressful when you’re the person in charge of seeing to it that everyone enjoys healthy family meals throughout the week. It’s on you to find easy clean eating recipes that provide dinner for a crowd. For those of us who are the head of the household, it’s also important to find inexpensive family meal ideas for large groups. No pressure at all, right? 

Well, enter Nutrition Realm to the rescue. We’ve put together a couple of our favorite recipes for a crowd. These clean eating recipes mean you don’t have to be stressed out every night around 5:00. The only thing you’ll have to do is go to the grocery store to buy enough food for your crowd. The rest is simple and will make your life a whole lot easier as you get these important meals ready. 

Turkey Chili

Healthy Turkey Chili Recipe

This is one of our favorite easy meals for a crowd. It’s simple to make, but it will taste like you spent the entire day making it. 

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 40 minutes

Serving Size: Approximately 12 people (adjust the recipe according to your family size)

Nutritional Facts

  • Calories: 336
  • Total Fat: 3.7g
  • Carbohydrates: 46.7g
  • Sugar: 9.5g
  • Fiber: 17.4g
  • Protein: 33g

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds of extra lean ground turkey
  • 1 ½ tablespoon of olive oil
  • 2 white or yellow onions, diced
  • 6 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 medium red bell peppers, chopped
  • 8 tablespoons chili powder
  • 4 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 cans of diced or crushed tomatoes (56 oz.)
  • 2 ½ cups vegetable broth
  • 4 cans of black beans, rinsed and drained (30 oz.)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Top with cheese, cilantro, or sour cream if you prefer

Instructions

Step 1: In a large pot, you’ll put in your canned tomatoes, vegetable broth, and black beans. Bring it to a boil. Then, reduce the heat and let it simmer for about 30 minutes.

Step 2: Place oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add in your red pepper, onion, and garlic. Saute for about 5 minutes.

Step 3: Now add your ground turkey and cook it thoroughly. Once it’s no longer pink, you’ll add your cumin, cayenne pepper, oregano, chili powder, and salt and pepper, stirring occasionally. 

Step 4: After you’ve finished cooking your ground turkey, add all of the ingredients from the frying pan into the large pot. Let everything simmer together for about 15 minutes.  

Step 5: Adjust your seasonings and add any desired garnish to taste.

Delicious Keto Pasta Recipe

Delicious and Healthy Keto Pasta Recipe

Here’s one of the best clean eating dinner recipes we’ve come across. It feeds about 8 people. Feel free to adjust the amount of the keto pasta recipe to fit your particular mealtime crew.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 40 minutes, about 20 minutes in the pan and 20 minutes in the oven

Serving Size: Approximately 8 people (adjust the recipe according to your family size)

Nutritional Facts

  • Calories: 402
  • Total Fat: 28.7g
  • Cholesterol: 29mg
  • Sodium: 770mg
  • Potassium: 163mg
  • Protein: 33g

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds of ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 7 oz onion, finely diced
  • 6 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 4 cups marinara sauce- either store-bought or make your own if you’re confident
  • 4 tablespoons heavy cream
  • ½ cup prepared chicken bouillon
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh basil or oregano for garnish

Instructions

Step 1: Get a skillet nice and hot with a bit of olive oil. Pop in your diced onions. They should sizzle nicely. Reduce the heat and cook the onions until they are translucent and smelling delicious. A bit of color is okay, but don’t let them burn.

Step 2: Lower the heat and add the garlic. You don’t want it to burn, so keep the heat low and keep the garlic moving in the pan. Cook the onions and garlic for a further two minutes then add the beef a little at a time. Make sure it’s nicely broken up, so it cooks evenly.

Step 3: Sprinkle in the thyme, marjoram, and add a good twist of black pepper. Stir well and cook until there is no pink or red left in the beef.

Step 4: Add the marinara and stir it well—Cook for 2 minutes.

Step 5: Add the cream. The proteins in the cream bind with the tannins in the tomatoes and balance out the flavor.

Step 6: Add chicken bouillon to deglaze the pan and add moisture to the mix. About a quarter of a cup should do. Allow the sauce to simmer for ten minutes, so the beef absorbs all the incredible flavors.

Step 7: While the sauce is simmering, preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and prepare your noodles. If you’re making your own, use a spiralizer and try and make sure they are all of the medium length.

Step 8: Toss your noodles with olive oil. You can add more herbs here, too, if you like. Go wild!

Step 9: Lay the noodles at the bottom of a casserole dish. Once the sauce is done, layer it over the top. Finish your casserole building off with the shredded cheese.

Step 10: Bake for 15 to 20 minutes. You want the cheese to be oozing and an amazing, Italian-inspired smell to have filled your kitchen. Garnish with fresh basil and serve with a salad and maybe some keto garlic bread for that authentic flavor.

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Turkey Chili

This is one of our favorite easy meals for a crowd. It’s simple to make, but it will taste like you spent the entire day making it. 

Prep Time:

15 minutes

Cooking Time:

45 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds of extra lean ground turkey
  • 1 ½ tablespoon of olive oil
  • 2 white or yellow onions, diced
  • 6 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 medium red bell peppers, chopped
  • 8 tablespoons chili powder
  • 4 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 cans of diced or crushed tomatoes (56 oz.)
  • 2 ½ cups vegetable broth
  • 4 cans of black beans, rinsed and drained (30 oz.)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Top with cheese, cilantro, or sour cream if you prefer

Instructions:

Step 1: In a large pot, you’ll put in your canned tomatoes, vegetable broth, and black beans. Bring it to a boil. Then, reduce the heat and let it simmer for about 30 minutes.
Step 2: Place oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add in your red pepper, onion, and garlic. Saute for about 5 minutes.
Step 3: Now add your ground turkey and cook it thoroughly. Once it’s no longer pink, you’ll add your cumin, cayenne pepper, oregano, chili powder, and salt and pepper, stirring occasionally. 
Step 4: After you’ve finished cooking your ground turkey, add all of the ingredients from the frying pan into the large pot. Let everything simmer together for about 15 minutes.  
Step 5: Adjust your seasonings and add any desired garnish to taste.

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Recipe

Calories

Total Fat

Cholesterol

Sodium

Potassium

Protein

Turkey Chili

336
3.7g
33g

Recipe

Calories

Total Fat

Protein

Turkey Chili

336
3.7g
33g

Recipe

Turkey Chili

Calories

336

Total Fat

3.7g

Cholesterol

Sodium

Potassium

Protein

33g
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