This is not your typical ketchup smothered meatloaf. My Turkey & Oat Meatloaf Muffins are super moist and flavorful, you won’t believe how delicious and healthy they are! They are little individual servings of your favorite comfort food, but without all the added calories and fat.
If you ask my husband, he would tell you I am a very organized person. Probably to the point of annoyance. But, either way I love to be on top of my game. Whether that is making sure meals are prepared for the week, workouts are scheduled, cleaning is done, and date nights are planned, I love to be prepared. But, I must say, having our son Neal has TOTALLY thrown most of that out of the window. I am learning I don’t have control of everything, and can’t always have a set plan. When it comes to meals, I still try to have a few things frozen so that if something crazy happens during the day, at least I can pop something in the microwave and have a healthy meal. If not, it would be way to easy to fall into the rut of going through a drive through for its convenience. We’ve all done it! These Turkey & Oat Meatloaf Muffins are a great meal to have pre-made and ready to be microwaved for a day that goes astray from your planned schedule.
Start by preheating your oven to 375 degrees. While the oven is warming up, chop your celery and onion into small pieces and place both ingredients into large mixing bowl. I prefer to chop up the entire celery stalk, green leafy part and all, because it adds more flavor. Most people trash that part of the stalk, but it’s the secret treasure of the vegetable. You can use it as a fresh herb in other dishes as well.
Next, add 1 pound of lean ground turkey, 1 cup of oats, 1 egg, 2 Tbsp of yellow mustard, 2 tsp of cumin, and 1 tsp of both salt and pepper. Combine the ingredients as much as possible with your hands and begin to form small balls with the mixture. In a prepared muffin tin, place your turkey balls and press down to form the mixture to the pan. Bake for approximately 30-40 minutes and your done!
This is a perfect pre-portioned meal. Healthy, filling, and you can make a big batch at the beginning of each week to have ready for lunch or dinner. It’s a great idea to have entrees already prepared, especially pre-portioned, for anyone watching their calories or for a busy family.
Do you prep your meals for the week? What are some of your favorite healthy freezer meals?
- 1 lbs ground turkey
- 1 cup oats
- 1 egg
- 1-2 celery stalks chopped
- 1/2 onion chopped
- 2 Tbsp yellow mustard
- 2 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp salt/pepper
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Chop celery and onion into small pieces and place into large mixing bowl.
- Add ground turkey, oats, egg, mustard, cumin and salt/pepper.
- Mix well with hands and begin to form small balls with the turkey mixture.
- In a prepared muffin tin, place your turkey balls and press down to form the mixture to the pan.
- Bake for approximately 30-40 minutes.