Healthy Meal Prep Idea: Turkey Patties with Quinoa & Roast Veggies – LEAH ITSINES

Turkey Patties with Quinoa and Roast Veggies

I love a good cheap and healthy meal prep recipe and these Turkey Patties are the best! They're quick, easy and super tasty.

You'll love this idea for lunch or dinner. Simply, pack your meals in seperate containers and you'll be ready to go for days.

Serves: 4 meals 

Cook time: 40 minutes 

Ingredients: 
500g Lean Turkey Mince, raw 
1 Sweet potato, Peeled and roughly chopped 
2 Zucchini, one roughly chopped and one grated finely 
2 Carrots, One chopped roughly and one grated finely
1 Eggplant, roughly chopped 
2 tbsp. Olive oil
1 tbsp Dried Oregano
Pinch of Salt and Pepper 
3 Spring onion stalks, sliced thinly
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1/2 long red chilli, finely sliced 
1/4 tsp turmeric powder 
1/2 cup quinoa (uncooked), cooked. 
1/2 a lemon, juiced 

Directions: 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius. 
  2. Roughy chop 1 zucchini, 1 carrot, eggplant and sweet potato into large chunks. 
  3. Place veggies onto a lined baking tray and coat with a pinch of salt and pepper, dried oregano and 1 tbsp of olive oil. Place into the oven for 30-40 minutes or until veggies are cooked through.
  4. In a mixing bowl, add turkey, 1 grated carrot, 1 grated zucchini, spring onion, garlic, chilli and turmeric powder. Mix together. 
  5.  On a non stick pan, splash a tbsp of olive oil over medium to high heat. Form the turkey mixture into small patties and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side.
  6. Once the veggies are done, place them into a large mixing bowl and add the cooked quinoa. Season with salt and pepper and a big squeeze of lemon.
  7. Divide the patties and the quinoa salad into three containers and store in the fridge for your meal prep!

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