If You Fail to Plan, You Are Planning to Fail!
Have you ever heard this famous quote? It’s SO TRUE!
My health and goals are very important to me! Your health and goals should be just as important to you. Even when life is chaotic and hectic, you still have to find balance and blocks of time for your tasks. I usually choose Sunday for my Food Prep Day. It’s easier for my schedule and allows a good window of time at home. If you’ve seen my previous posts, you know that we LOVE to grill! Choosing Sundays allows quality time at home grilling out and cooking with my man. Not only do we create some delicious meals, but it allows that much needed quality time. I highly recommend including your significant other or family when prepping for the week. Make it fun! Get the kids involved! Spice things up!
I like to choose meals that can easily chill or freeze for days. We love to grill chicken, steak, veggies and even fruit. I use a TON of spices to keep things from being bland. The sky is the limit with spices and there are so many benefits. For more information, I welcome you to check out my previous post about Spicing Things Up~Benefits of Herbs and Spices.
These Turkey Rounds are often made in our home. They make a great snack or meal when paired with sides. I make them several different ways. If you want to choose a lower carbohydrate option, omit the cooking outs. I love to use veggies, so shred up some yummy options for a filler. These freeze easily…if they last that long. Delish!
- 2 lbs ground chicken or turkey
- 3 egg whites or 2 whites and one whole egg (depending on preference)
- 1 cup quick cooking oats
- 1/2 tsp paprika (optional)
- 1/2 tsp ground cumin
- 1/2 tsp ground thyme
- 2 tsp dry yellow mustard
- 2 tsp black pepper
- 2 tsp red pepper flakes (depending on preference)
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 cloves of garlic ( minced)
- 1 small chopped onion
- 2 finely chopped celery stalks
- Hot Sauce (optional)
NOTE: As you can see, I add in a lot of options based on preference. I also grate zucchini (a towel helps to remove access water) and diced kale or spinach if I want more veggies. Extra veggies are a great alternative if you want to keep out the oats.
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees
- Spray muffin pan with a healthy oil option. You can also use a cookie sheet with foil. Make sure to spray the foil to avoid any sticking. I also recommend folding up the sides of the foil.
- Mix all of your ingredients until evenly combined.
- Form into balls and place in your muffin pan or on foil (evenly spaced apart). This can be done with a small ice cream scoop or large cookie scoop. The rounds should be around the size of a racquetball.
- Bake for 35-40 minutes until the meat is fully cooked.
- Sometimes I like to drizzle the rounds with hot sauce a few minutes before removing from the oven. This is optional but a delicious choice. Especially if you want some heat. This step is definitely guy tested and approved! YUM!
If you already food prep, please share some tips below. If not, I would love to help answer any questions. Contact me or post your comments and questions below.