Turkey patties with greens on a plate

We’ve been in need of some quick and easy meals lately. With a recent move, starting new jobs and getting used to life in a new place, things have been very exciting and fun, but we’ve also been limited on time. Sacrificing our health with quick and junky foods on a daily basis is not an option. Making sure we get good, nutritious whole food is a must for us. This doesn’t change when we are busy – in fact, we need the nourishing, energy-giving qualities of good food more than every.

It’s a challenge lots of us face: how to ensure we get healthy, nutritious food in a quick and easy format. Preparation is key! When life gets busy, it’s handy to have some delicious and nutritious foods at hand that we can quickly take out of the freezer and eat on they fly. These Turkey Thyme Patties check all those boxes! Not only are they an excellent source of satisfying protein, but they also offer oodles of flavour, along with many beneficial nutrients, including:

Protein: Turkey provides a complete source of protein, a macronutrient needed for many functions in the body. This macronutrient can help curb cravings, providing you with a sense of satisfaction after a meal and throughout the day, while boosting your metabolism.

B-Complex: There are 8 B vitamins in total, and you will find many of them in turkey, along with choline which is often grouped into the B vitamin family. These beneficial B’s help support our nervous system, brain, liver, and energy production.

Multi-minerals: B vitamins aren’t the only benefit contained within turkey. You’ll also benefit from a wide range of minerals as well. Among them, calcium, iron, magnesium, molybdenum, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, and zinc. If you are looking for a nutrient-dense food, turkey has it down.

We like to make a batch of these delicious little nutrient bombs and pop them in the freezer so that on a busy day we can quickly defrost them and warm themup in the oven. Put these patties on a plate next to some delicious greens or sautéed veggies and you have yourself a quick, easy, nutritious and delicious meal!

Turkey patties with greens on a plate

Turkey Thyme Patties

Yields: 16 patties

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

2 lbs ground pasture-raised turkey

2 tbsp green onion, finely chopped

2 tsp dried thyme

1 tsp dried garlic flakes

1 tsp sea salt

½ tsp pepper

¼ tsp red pepper flakes

4 tbsp avocado oil and extra for frying

Directions: 

  1. Place all ingredients in a bowl and thoroughly mix together.
  2. Use a ¼ cup measure to scoop out turkey mixture and form balls. 
  3. Add extra oil (about 2 tablespoons) to a large pan over medium heat. Flatten turkey balls into patties and add to pan, about 5 patties at a time.
  4. Cook on one side for about 4-5 minutes, until they are browned and cooked halfway through. Turn over and cook for another 4-5 minutes until completely cooked through. Repeat with remaining patties.
  5. Let cool and freeze in mason jars for a quick and easy go-to meal, or serve immediately.