Mini Turkey Zucchini Fritters

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I saw something similar to this using chicken on pinterest floating around awhile ago so I thought I would give it ago with the turkey breast I had on hand. The zucchini help make it moist and you do not even miss the fat from the meat. You could flavor these any way you want from italian to even adding cayenne or jalapeños for more of a kick. I may try baking them next time for more even cooking and not having to stand at stove for three batches. So fun to play in the kitchen and get to eat my work!

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. ground turkey breast (you could try ground meat of choice)
  • 2 cups grated zucchini (one good size zucchini yields about two cups)
  • 3 scallions, sliced
  • 3 Tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp himilayan pink salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder

***Gently mix chicken with zucchini, scallions, cilantro, garlic, salt, and pepper, cumin and garlic powder. Heat coconut oil or Olive oil in skillet or medium heat. Using a small scoop, scoop meatballs into pan and cook about five minutes on one side, flip and cook another 5 minutes until browned and cooked through. Serve with guacamole and salsa. Great for healthy appetizer or serve with a salad for a meal. Clean Eating, Gluten Free, LEAN Cleanse Friendly, Dairy Free, High Protein, Paleo, and so on and just plain delicious! You can make this recipe as burgers or as a meatloaf as well.

Prep Ingredients

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Mix Gently in bowl (I use plastic food service gloves and dig right in)

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Use a scoop for even sized meatballs

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Fry in coconut oil (or Olive Oil) over medium heat for about 5 minutes each side until browned and cooked through ( I will try them in oven next time)

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Serve as an appetizer with Guacamole and Salsa

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or as a main dish with a beautiful side salad

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Marinated Grilled Chicken Salad with Strawberry Bruschetta Topping

I saw this bruschetta recipe on Balanced Bites today, and I knew I had to try it. I decided to sweeten it up a bit with some raw organic honey and soak my onions prior otherwise left the recipe as is. My mint and basil is growing so plentiful so what a wonderful way to use some of it up. I also had spinach from the Alexandria farmers market, chicken tenders thawed, and strawberries that were dying to be eaten so this recipe was calling my name! I use this marinade often and thought it would pair nicely with the strawberry bruschetta and boy was I right.

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PREP

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You could use it as a salsa for pita chips too.

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So pretty!

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Marinate the chicken

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Grill Chicken tenders

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Set up build your own salad stations

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Or use the chicken in a lettuce wrap with the bruschetta. This spinach is huge and I got it at the Alexandria Farmers Market from Sundog Prairie Farms 

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Finished product and absolutely DELISH!

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Strawberry Bruschetta (slightly adapted from Balanced Bites)

  • 1 pound strawberries, diced
  • 1/2 cup diced sweet onion (soak in cold water if you want them not so strong)
  • 5 large basil leaves, finely
  • 24 mint leaves, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 Tbsp aged balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • sea salt, to taste
  • 1 Tbsp raw honey

Soak the chopped onions in cold water while you are marinating the chicken, drain.  It takes the sharpness out of the raw onions. Add the strawberries, onion, basil, mint and garlic in a medium bowl until well combined. Whisk the EVOO, Balsamic, honey,  and sea salt until combined. Fold in the dressing with the strawberry mixture.

I make this marinade often and love it. I always have these ingredients on hand so it is quick to throw together. Skip the store boughten marinades, too many ingredients.

Marinated Grilled Chicken Tenders 

  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt, to taste
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon raw honey
  • chicken tenders, boneless & skinless  (about 2 per person)

Mix well and toss chicken tenders in marinade. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Grill Chicken tenders about 2-3 minutes per side over medium high heat or until done.  Serve on top of bed of organic baby spinach and top with  strawberry bruschetta.

Best part about this was my sister came over and enjoyed it with my on our deck. Gorgeous day for a picnic lunch break. Love having taste testers!

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I was able to make all of this without going to the store. If you keep good foods at your house, you will eat good foods! Always change recipes to suit your tastes, budget, food sensitivities, diet, and get creative. Play in the kitchen and make it fun feeding your family healthy foods that taste delicious. Thanks for the bruschetta recipe Balanced Bites, it will become a staple.

paleo, gluten free, dairy free, and AMAZING!