Thursday, May 5, 2016

Turkey Broccoli Bites



I'm always looking for new ways to sneak veggies into a meal for myself and definitely for my kids. These turkey broccoli bites are the perfect meal paired with a nice big salad or as a snack anytime. They are kid approved! I know because I can barely keep them on the plate as they run by and keep grabbing them. I usually double the batch when making these because they also freeze good for another meal for a busy night during the week.


Ingredients
1 lb organic ground turkey
1/4 cup pureed broccoli (I make a batch of pureed broccoli and freeze it in portions to use when needed)
1 egg
2-3 tablespoons gluten free bread crumb (you can use Jillians or Chickpea breadcrumbs)
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon salt
pinch pepper
olive oil or coconut oil for cooking

Directions
In a mixing bowl beat egg and add all ingredients except for turkey. Mix well until all ingredients are combined. Add the ground turkey and roll into bite size balls or patties. Heat a large skillet on medium heat. Add olive oil or coconut oil to skillet and cook each bite for about 6-7 minutes per side.

Optional Baking Method
These can also be baked on a greased or parchment lined baking sheet in the oven at 350 for 20-25 minutes.