TURKEY TIP: Look for “ground turkey breast meat,” otherwise you may get meat from the leg of the turkey, which contains 15 percent more fat.
POULTRY COOKING TIPS:
• Ground poultry should be cooked to an internal temperature of 165F. Insert a thermometer into the ground meat on an angle to get the best temperature reading.
ROSEMARY: Adding this herb to prepared meat dishes may decrease the presence of harmful fats that form during cooking.
SWEET SPUDS: Not only do they up the slimming fiber content, sweet potatoes act as the emulsifier in this recipe, working like an egg to make everything stick together.
Turkey Flaxseed Muffins
Ready in 40 minutes • Makes 12 servings
1 lb ground turkey breast meat
½ cup ground flaxseed (¼ cup whole flax ground in a coffee grinder yields ½ cup ground)
3 tbsp grated Parmesan
3 sprigs fresh rosemary, minced
3 cloves garlic, crushed or minced
1 large sweet potato, quartered and cooked
1 egg, beaten
¼ tsp coarse sea salt
1. Preheat oven to 375F.
2. In a food processor, combine all ingredients and pulse until everything is well blended. If you don’t have a food processor, mash the sweet potatoes with a fork and combine well with the other ingredients using clean hands.
3. Spray a 12-muffin tin with cooking spray. Evenly divide mixture amongst muffin tins. Bake for 30 minutes. Let cool before serving.
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