Monday, July 8, 2013

Recipe: Homemade Turkey Loaf and Burgers

Recipe: Homemade Turkey Loaf

This is a recipe that my dear friend Lori and I have adapted from the book Eating Alive II, finding it to digest quite well if animal protein works well with you.  Fat is limited with the use of lean turkey meat and easier to metabolize coconut oil.  Spinach is a wonderful green that, when cooked, works well for most.  If not an option then an alternative recipe for turkey burgers is also posted below.

Wonderful served with roasted sweet potatoes or pureed squash, or a couple slices of avocado and low fat baked potato chips!

Turkey Burgers

1 lb lean ground turkey breast
2 tablespoons oat flakes (soak overnight for best digestibility)
1 egg white
2 tablespoons freshly grated parmesan cheese (optional)
2 teaspoons melted coconut oil
1 green onion chopped (optional)
1/2 teaspoon basil
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/4 teaspoon sea salt

Combine all ingredients in large bowl and mix well.  Shape into 6-8 small patties and place on lightly oiled broiler pan.  Broil for 5-7 minutes per side, until cooked.  

Turkey Loaf

To above recipe add:
1 more tablespoon soaked oat flakes
10 oz package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained
EITHER 1/4 cup grated zucchini cooked in above measured oil 
1 extra tablespoon of coconut oil 

Mix well and press into lightly oiled loaf pan.  Bake at 350 degrees F for about 45 minutes, or until no longer pink in the center.  Pour off any liquid and let stand for a few minutes before serving.  makes about 8 small servings.  

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