Savory muffins are a great choice for breakfast or snacks. The Italian Turkey muffins are backed with protein and simply delicious.
This recipe could easily be used as meatballs instead of muffins as well. The onions as well as the egg keep them super moist. They are delicious as is, but could be phenomenal with some no sugar added organic tomato sauce as well! Enjoy!
Perfect for breakfast
Like mom used to say, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Starting off with one of these muffins gives you a whopping 33 grams of protein. What does that mean? You’ll feel fuller and more satisfied longer. The protein also gives you an energy boost to help avoid the mid-morning slump.
Benefits of Protein
Are you getting enough protein in your diet? While you may watch your calories, sugar and salt intake, you should also make sure you are ingesting enough protein. It plays a key role in the creation and maintenance of every cell in our bodies. It fuels our cells and powers our bodies.Piedmont Healthcare
If you need to lose weight or belly fat, replace some of your carbs with protein. Since protein helps reduce hunger, you are more likely to eat fewer calories. Protein helps improve the function of your bodies hormones that regulate weights as well.
Protein is also good for your bone health. People who eat more protein tend to have better bone health and a much lower risk of osteoporosis and fractures as they get older.Healthline
Italian Turkey Muffins
- 2 pounds, ground turkey
- 1 diced red onion
- 3?4 cup oatmeal
- 1 whole egg
- 1 teaspoon dry parsley
- 1?4 cup of low fat parmesan
- 1?4 cup low fat milk
- 1?2 teaspoon of garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon of oregano
- Preheat oven to 375oF.
- Mix the ingredients together in a mixing bowl
- Lightly coat a muffin pan in with cooking spray
- Fill 8 of the muffin pan spots with the muffin mix
- Bake for 30 minutes.
Nutritional Information per serving (1 muffin):
- Calories: 183
- Protein: 33g
- Carbs: 6g
- Fat: 3g