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FUN FACT: Rosemary may decrease the presence of harmful fats that form during cooking.

This recipe is perfect for after a workout because it contains protein and carbohydrates. Try them this week and let me know below what you think!

I cannot lay claim to this recipe. I found it a few months back in Oxygen magazine and finally tried it. It rocks!

Turkey Flaxseed Muffins
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  1. 1 pound ground turkey breast
  2. 1/2 cup ground flaxseed
  3. 3 tbsp grated Parmesan
  4. 3 springs fresh rosemary, minced
  5. 3 cloves garlic, crushed or minced
  6. 1 lg sweet potato, quartered and cooked
  7. 1 egg, beaten
  8. 1/4 tsp course sea salt
  9. Cooking spray
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
  2. In a food processor, combine all ingredients and pulse until everything is well blended. If doing by hand, mash the sweet potatoes with a fork and combine well with the other ingredients.
  3. Spray a 12-muffin tin with cooking spray. Evenly divide mixture amongst muffin tins. Bake for 30 minutes. Let cool before serving.
  1. Calories: 123
  2. Fat: 2g
  3. Saturated Fat: 1g
  4. Trans Fat: 0g
  5. Carbohydrates: 12g
  6. Protein: 14g
  7. Fiber: 2g
  8. Sodium: 117mg
  9. Cholesterol: 50mg
  10. Sugars: 2g
  11. Iron: 1mg
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  • Rebecca says:

    I have two questions. 1. Do you cook the meat first? I am assuming no since these seem like meatballs. 2. Can I substitute ground bison for the turkey.

  • julie says:

    Hi, can you freeze these? how many in a serving?

  • Cathy says:

    Hi Flavia

    Thanks for the recipe, they sound delicious.

    I assume they would need to be kept refrigerated because of the turkeyin them.

    Are they suitable for freezing?



  • Deb says:

    Yuummmm! Those sound delicious! I’m making these tomorrow!! 🙂 Thanks Flavia!

  • Anna says:

    Thanks Flavia, sounds like a great recipe, I’ll try it soon. Just to let you know, you said 1 lg sweet potato, I assume you mean 1 lb. I liked your e-mail saying what you did this weekend, sounds like you had fun 😀

  • Dana says:

    Good Morning! Do you combine one of these with additional protein? Like a protein shake for example? I seem to remember a suggestion for women to aim for 30g of protein after workouts a while back. Thanks and I look forward to trying this!

  • Kim Marin says:

    Wow, can’t wait to try them! Sounds savory, delicious!

  • Rosa Maria Barboza says:

    Thanks Flávia, it seems to be very tasteful! I’ll try that, for sure!

  • Allegra says:

    so you don’t cook the meat all the way? I guess that’s where I am confused.

  • Zan says:

    Great for in-between snacks too!!!!!!!

  • Marilyn says:

    This is such a great recipe!!! Thank you for you help with exercise and nutrition. I can tell the you realy do care about us.

  • Debbies21 says:

    I think the confusion stems from the fact that the sweet potato is cooked before adding to the other ingredients but the turkey is not. Maybe the ingredient should be listed as I large sweet potato mashed. The only way you can mash it is to cook it first .

  • Deb says:

    BTW, I did make these and they were DELICIOUS!! Thanks Flav 🙂

  • Deb says:

    Also, forgot to add that I didn’t have any flaxseed, so I substituted almond meal – came out great 🙂

  • Lisa says:

    I made these and they are both savory and delicious! I had 1 (along w/ my veggies) after my morning workout and it satisifed me until my next meal. Thanks for the great recipe.

  • Natcha says:

    This is awesome. I made it with pumpkin and rutabaga instead of sweet potatoes.

    It’s also handy to bring on camping/long hikes as well.

    I may be allergic to eggs, so I used more gelled up flaxseed instead.

    Also, the ALA in flaxseed is very delicate and may be destroyed by the heat, so I added some turmeric because its antioxidant properties may mitigate that. Turmeric is generally good for you, too.

  • Mary says:

    I have been making these for a while and they are a hit with the family. Great for kids school lunches as well!

  • Gretchen Roberts says:

    I am confused about the nutrition breakdown. The total fat says 2 grams per serving but the turkey alone would have around 2.6 grams of fat per serving. Not to mention the fat in the egg, flax seed and parmesan cheese.

    I also don’t understand where the 12 grams of carbs are coming from, considering that only ingredient with a substantial amount of carbs is the sweet potato and it only has 27 grams, so one serving would only be 2.25 grams.

    I am trying to create a meal plan and now I am worried that I am not calculating things correctly.

    • Gretchen Roberts says:

      Oops! I confused grams of protein for grams of fat. Still wondering about the carbs however….

    • Sherri says:

      Gretchen–I figured all the ingredients (5″ long sweet potato) and came up with 84 cals; 2.8 fat; 4.4 carbs; 1.8 fiber; 10.9 protein. Hope that helps. This IS a great post-workout meal/snack!!

  • Kathleen Brast says:

    Can’t wait to try these…

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