Jaime Eason’s Turkey Meatloaf Muffins
Often times I just like to have a ‘no-brainer, fuel-focused meal’ that I can make ahead of time and turn to all week long for a quick on-the go-lunch or no-effort dinner.
There’s just something nice about knowing there’s something waiting in my fridge that will give me the energy I need to get through the day AND taste great.
These Turkey Meatloaf Muffins are packed with high-protein ground turkey, fiber-filled oats, lots of veggies, and some egg whites for good measure.
I think it’s fair to say that these little guys are a lean and mean kind-of-muffin!
I found this recipe on BodyBuilding.com – they were created by fitness model and author, Jaimie Eason. Jaime shares lots of her recipes (and videos) here and offers up lots of great tips and insights about healthy cooking. She really focuses on ‘food-for fitness’ so if your working on building a ‘buff-bod’, you definitely want to check her out!
I really love how portable these muffins are.
I just packed a couple up with some veggies and I had a quick-on-the go meal ready to go!!
I pretty much followed the recipe verbatim and they were delish. The only thing I wanted was a little more moisture.
We all know extra lean ground turkey is dry. It just comes with the territory. So a couple of things I may try next time are:
- Add some minced mushrooms or shredded zucchini – both have high water content and are a great way to add a little moisture to some dry-arse ground turkey.
- Add some salsa or tomato sauce. Another simple way to impact a little more flavor and moisture.
What about you? Have you ever tried Turkey Muffins before? Do you have any tips on how to add some moisture to ground turkey? I would love to hear your ideas down in the comments!!
Turkey Meatloaf Muffins
Yield: 12 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
- 2 lbs. ground turkey
- 3 egg whites
- 1 cup quick cooking oats
- ½ tsp ground cumin
- ½ tsp dried thyme
- 2 tsp dry yellow mustard
- 2 tsp black pepper
- 2 tsp chipotle pepper spice
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp garic powder
- 1 diced onion
- 2 diced celery stalks
Pre heat oven to 375 and spray muffin pay with some cooking spray (or coat with a little olive oil)
Mix all the ingredients in one large bowl until well combined. Roll the mixture into balls and place each one in the muffin pan.
Bake for 30 minutes or until cooked through.
Makes 12 muffins.
Nutrients per muffin: Calories: 121; Total Fat: 1.5g; Saturated Fat: 0.4g; Cholesterol: 37mg; Carbohydrate: 6.4g; Dietary Fiber: 1.2g; Sugars: 0.9g; Protein: 19.6g