Healthy Sloppy Joes

Healthy sloppy joes made with whole ingredients and ground turkey.

I’m popping in today with a simple recipe you can batch cook for meal plans and have on hand throughout the week.

Sloppy Joes were always one of my favorite sandwiches growing up. Although honestly, I never had any idea how my mom made them. They may have come from a can for all I know!

In an attempt to change up my normal lunch routine, I created this healthy sloppy joe recipe to toss on top of rice, or to have on a whole wheat bun!

When I initially started throwing ingredients into my pot to make this recipe, Kyle was surprised I wasn’t adding ketchup. That’s because I try to avoid processed foods as much as possible with all of my recipes.

Ketchup is pretty sugary, made with corn syrup and lots of other additives. I also skipped the traditional brown sugar that many sloppy joe recipes call for – and added agave instead!

Kyle also insisted that sloppy joes, jasmine rice and green beans were a bit of a strange combination…

But honestly? I thought it was freakin’ fabulous! You can totally swap out this ground turkey for ground beef, or ground chicken to make it your own.




  • 1.5 pounds ground turkey (93/7)
  • 8 oz tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup + 2 Tablespoons tomato sauce
  • 0.5 Tablespoons garlic powder
  • 0.25 teaspoon salt
  • 0.5 Tablespoons chili powder
  • 0.25 teaspoons garlic salt
  • 2.5 Tablespoons honey or maple syrup


  1. In a large sauce pan, brown ground turkey over medium heat until completely cooked.
  2. Stir in all ingredients. Once mixed, heat on low for an additional 5 minutes.


One serving equals 6 Weight Watcher points.



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