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Grab and Go Turkey Muffins – Keeping it Healthy on the Go!

Grab and Go Turkey Muffins – Keeping it Healthy on the Go!

Disclosure: This post for Turkey Muffins was sponsored by Canadian Turkey. As always, all opinions are my own. Scroll all the way down for a great giveaway too!

Spring is right around the corner. It seems like it was New Year’s Day just yesterday. You know, when we all made grand plans to eat right, get more exercise and basically re-make ourselves into the perfect people? Well, two months down the road and it is time to get real. Changing everything doesn’t work and most people won’t stick with it. Instead, let’s focus on making those little changes that make a big difference like cooking at home more and using Canadian Turkey in recipes.

Turkey is the perfect go-to ingredient, and it can be used as a substitute for any other meat protein in nearly any recipe.  Make sure to include turkey when planning your breakfast, lunch and dinner meals so that your family feels energized all day, with delicious recipes that are budget and time-friendly.

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A great way to make cooking from scratch easier is to roast an entire turkey. Then you can portion out the turkey from it to use in recipes like the one below. It’s also great in stirfries, salads (mmmm….with cranberries and pecans) and soups. Plus you can freeze the frozen turkey so it is at hand and ready for those busy weeknights.

Spring break is right around the corner and NOW is the time to plan. Days will be busy so why not roast a turkey and make some of your favourite recipes now. You can have your fun-filled days without your healthy eating goals going out the window. All the fun without any of the regret! Perfect.

Need ideas on what to make? Looking for additional tips, recipes, videos and HOW TOs?  Visit canadianturkey.ca for all your healthy cooking inspiration.  The recipe section is packed with a wide variety of amazing recipes for full meals, appetizers and snacks.  You can also find a gold mine of ideas for your leftovers and make-ahead meals.  There’s nothing better than making some delectable dishes for the remainder of the week, or stashing some pre-made meals in the freezer for another busy weeknight.

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Grab and Go Turkey Muffins

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Make these easy and delicious Turkey Muffins for a healthy grab and go snack.

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ lbs Canadian turkey thighs, OR 3 cups cooked and chopped Canadian turkey meat
  • 10 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 cups packed baby spinach
  • 1 cup peas, frozen and defrosted or pre-cooked
  • 1 cup chopped broccoli, frozen and defrosted or pre-cooked
  • 1 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup chopped cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup finely chopped or grated onion
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Non-stick cooking spray

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350°F (180°C).
  2. Heat oil in a non-stick pan over medium heat.
  3. If using cooked turkey, skip to step 5. If using uncooked turkey, slice turkey thighs into 1-inch strips. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Cook over medium heat until cooked through, 5 – 8 minutes. Remove from pan and set aside to cool. Once cooled, chop into chunks.
  5. Add onions to pan. Sauté until translucent, 2-4 minutes.
  6. Add broccoli, peas and baby spinach. Cook until warmed through and spinach is wilted, 3 – 4 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Remove from heat.
  8. Whisk eggs together. Add water and milk. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Spray a 12-piece (or 2 X 6 piece) non-stick muffin pan generously with non-stick cooking spray.
  10. Divide cooked vegetables evenly among muffin cups.
  11. Divide cherry tomatoes evenly between each muffin cup.
  12. Equally divide egg mixture into each muffin cup leaving ½ centimeter of space at the top.
  13. Bake for 20-25 minutes until eggs are cooked through.
  14. Let cool slightly and then remove from muffin tins.
  15. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 174Saturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 172mgSodium: 311mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 16g
Grab and Go Turkey Muffins

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Pam

Sunday 11th of March 2018

It is great for our family because all turkey is LEAN. (no need to worry)

Amber Y

Friday 9th of March 2018

Turkey is a healthy choice for my family because it gives me the protein I need while pregnant and breast feeding and it gives my babies the iron they need in their diets. It works so well in so many meals and it's delicious too!

Louise Smith

Friday 9th of March 2018

Thanks for the chance to win. We love turkey cause it's low in fat

Tara gauthier

Thursday 8th of March 2018

Turkey is great as it is a good source of lean protein!

Toby

Thursday 8th of March 2018

Turkey is the POWER PROTEIN! So many nutrients and benefits that make it the perfect choice!

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