It’s Christmas. You know the drill. Stodgy food, dodgy drinks and lots of them. But, it doesn’t have to be. You don’t want to be the one coming out of the festive season looking plumper than the turkey you cook on Christmas day! With the right choice, Christmas can still be enjoyable whilst eating healthy, balanced food.
Turkey for example, or turkey mince in this case, is versatile, cheap, lean and packed with protein. Combined with sweet potato, these turkey towers are great for either a meal or to serve as canapés or bites at a party!
Makes: 4 sliders
Macros*: Calories 141 kcal, Protein 16g, Carbs 12g, Fat 3g
- One Medium Sweet Potato (sliced into circles)
- ¼ Medium White Onion (diced)
- 200g Turkey Breast Mince
- 10g Coconut Oil
- Large Handful of Spinach
- Chilli Flakes
- Garlic Clove, crushed
- Pink Salt
- 2 tbsp Pickle (this is optional but makes the dish more festive!)
- Mould the turkey mince into six small balls, roll in oregano and then use a teaspoon to push a bit of crushed garlic into each. Sprinkle with some chilli and set aside.
- Heat the coconut Oil in the pan, place the meatballs evenly around the pan and allow to cook all the way through (you want them to be completely cooked with no pink meat left). Once cooked, throw the onion into the same pan with some salt and allow to soften.
- In a separate pan of boiling hot water, boil the sweet potato slices. They should be soft when done.
- To plate up, drain the sweet potato, place onto a plate and then optionally, place a bit of pickle onto each sweet potato. Pop a turkey meatball on top, sprinkle with more oregano and then mix the onions into the spinach to serve on the side.