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Drew Manning's Thai Turkey Skillet

Low Fat, But Full of Flavor

GMA Recipes Lunch
Cook Time: min

A little over a year ago, personal trainer Drew Manning stopped working out, and started eating fast food, white bread, sugary cereal and soda. Manning, a self-proclaimed fitness addict, started the weight gain journey to better understand what his overweight clients go through, and he chronicled the process in video blog on his website, He also wrote a book, "Fit2Fat2Fit: The Unexpected Lessons from Gaining and Losing 75 lbs on Purpose."


  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 2 red bell peppers, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons minced or grated fresh ginger
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 3 tablespoons peanut butter (preferably natural)
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • ½ cup cilantro, chopped
  • 8 romaine lettuce leaves
  • Cooking Directions

    Brown the ground turkey in a large nonstick skillet or wok; drain the grease. Add the peppers, ginger, garlic, and red pepper flakes. Cook over medium-high heat about 4 minutes, or until the peppers have softened slightly. Meanwhile, whisk together the peanut butter, lime juice, soy sauce, sesame oil, and cilantro. Remove the skillet from the heat and add the peanut butter mixture to the skillet; mix well. Serve the meat mixture rolled up in the lettuce leaves (or, if you prefer, over chopped lettuce).

    Recipe courtesy "Fit2Fat2Fit: The Unexpected Lessons from Gaining and Losing 75 lbs on Purpose"

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: ground turkey, garlic, soy sauce, peanut butter, sesame oil, lettuce

    Course: Lunch

    More Info: Low Fat

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