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Veggie, Bacon, Turkey Recipe

Yesterday was January 13th, which was the 13th day of Hubby's low carb diet.  I've tried to keep things interesting and it's actually been fun!  He's lost weight, I've lost a few lbs, and we plan on continuing eating fewer carbs, more veggies, and eating out less.  So far, so good.  Well, last night it was time to make dinner and I saw the ground turkey sitting in the fridge.  I had planned on making turkey meatloaf with it because I looooove turkey meatloaf, but I decided to make a new meal instead, thinking about how the hubby isn't such a turkey meatloaf fan, although he will eat it.

I should say that hubby didn't eat the butternut squash, because I think that it's not a low carb food and even if it was, I'm not sure he'd be thrilled about it.  BUT the butternut squash that I added to this meal made it over the top delicious!!


  • one pound of ground turkey
  • three green onions or 1/2 onion, chopped
  • one yellow squash, diced
  • two cups of chopped okra
  • five slices of bacon, cut into small pieces
  • one cup butternut squash, cubed
  • olive oil
  • salt, to taste


  1. Place butternut squash in oven, cut in half in a 1/2" of water, in a glass baking dish on 400, cook for 30 minutes or until tender.
  2. Brown turkey and bacon in the same pan.
  3. While the meat is cooking, cook your squash, onions, and okra in a little bit of olive oil.  Salt to taste.
  4. When everything is cooked to your liking, combine everything in a pan.  
  5. Add a cup (or more) of butternut squash to the mix.  Stir and serve!

This could be served over rice or noodles,or with toast, too.  I used frozen okra since it is not in season.  



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Isra {TheFrugalette}

Tuesday 15th of January 2013

I love anything with butternut squash! This looks so yummy!!

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