Green Chili Turkey & Cilantro Rice Bowl // Featured on The Chew

THE CHEW - 1/5/16 Daphne Oz returns from her maternity leave and Chris Powell is the guest today on THE CHEW, airing MONDAY - FRIDAY (1-2pm, ET) on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/ Lou Rocco) MICHAEL SYMONE, DAPHNE OZ, CHRIS POWELL, MARIO BATALI, HEIDI POWELL, CARLA HALL
As part of our whirlwind adventures, Chris and I recently had the opportunity to visit the amazing peeps at The Chew. They are truly just as nice as they appear on TV, and we had a blast making one of our favorite recipes from our new book, Extreme Transformation. At the request (or, dare I say, challenge?) of the Mister, it turned into a gun show before we started any cooking! 🙂 By the end, in true Powell form, we put Carla through a little challenge of her own.

THE CHEW - 1/5/16 Daphne Oz returns from her maternity leave and Chris Powell is the guest today on THE CHEW, airing MONDAY - FRIDAY (1-2pm, ET) on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/ Lou Rocco) CARLA HALL, CHRIS POWELL, HEIDI POWELL
Seriously…I think we knocked it out of the park with this one. It’s the perfect combo of healthy carbs and lean protein, super easy to prep, and completely delicious. Not only does it have a kick of unexpected flavor, but it’s only 305 calories a serving! Ladies and gents, I give you The Chew-approved Green Chili Turkey and Cilantro Rice Bowl—straight from the pages of Extreme Transformation.

Green Chili Turkey and Cilantro Rice Bowl
High-Carb Meal

Green Chili Turkey

3 ounces extra lean ground turkey
1 red bell pepper, diced
¼ cup red onion, chopped
1 medium poblano pepper, roasted and diced
1 small green tomatillo or green tomato
¼ teaspoon ground cumin
¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
¼ teaspoon dried oregano
Pinch of salt substitute
Pinch of ground black pepper
¼ cup water
Pinch of ground cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon cilantro, rinsed and chopped
Juice of ½ lime

  1. Heat skillet to medium high heat. Spray with cooking spray. Crumble turkey into the skillet and stir to break up into small pieces.
  2. Add bell peppers, red onion, roasted poblano, green tomatillo, cumin, paprika, oregano, salt substitute, black pepper, water, and cayenne. Stir and cook until turkey is cooked through.
  3. Add cilantro and lime juice. Mix with green beans and serve over Cilantro Rice.

Cilantro Rice

¼ cup cooked brown rice
1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
½ tablespoon lime juice
Pinch ground cumin
Pinch black pepper
Pinch salt substitute

  1. Cook rice and toss with cilantro, lime juice, cumin, salt substitute, and black pepper.

Green Beans

1 cup of green beans

  1. Steam and toss with turkey mixture. Serve over cilantro rice.

Makes 1 serving

Nutritional information: 305 cals; 3g fat; 44g carbs; 27g protein

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27 Responses

  1. Hi
    I’m using the Transform App. Is this ok to eat as one of my meals on high carb days?

    Thanks x

    1. Hi Letasha: Yes! This recipe is actually in the app! Look in High Carb/Gourmet! 🙂

  2. Can certain foods be used as both a fat and protein, for example on low carb days I eat one serving of full fat Greek yogurt, so can the yogurt count as both fat and protein? Also, on low carb days is it OK to go full fat with cottage cheese/yogurt and on high carb days go low fat cottage cheese and yogurt?

    1. Hi Lori: If you’re following the Extreme Cycle, there’s a chart in this post (Create Your Own Meals), as well as lots of other helpful meal planning info, that shows you the calories for each macro to aim for for each meal: I hope it helps!

  3. How practical is it for your family? Do you follow it with your kids? I have 5 hungry boys. Some very athletic. Wrestling, water polo, and basketball. How do you make it work with so many different life styles? Is it do-able in a family setting with different caloric needs?

    1. Hi Kelly: Carb cycling can work for families! For kids, you’ll want to make sure they eat a protein, carb, fat, and veggies for every meal, so it can be as simple as adding in the macro that’s not included in the meal you’re making for yourself. And kids, especially growing and athletic ones, can have larger serving sizes also. Here’s another blog post that might help: Hope that helps!

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