Turkey Meatloaf Muffins

by danielle on December 29, 2012

You will see in a recipe coming soon but lately I’ve been loving meatloaf. I am always looking for quick and easy protein sources that I can make for the week and then grab and go throughout the chaos of my week. These muffins are perfect for this. Not only are they protein packed but they travel well. All I have to do is throw a couple in a cooler along with some fruit or veggies and I’ve got lunch, dinner, or snack on the go. Perfect. You can play around with flavors and veggies to mix in and get creative. They are delicious any way you make them!

turkey meatloaf muffins

Packed and Ready to Go

Ingredients:

  • 1lb lean ground turkey (antibiotic and hormone free if possible)
  • 1 small zucchini
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbs. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp. oregano

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grate your zucchini into fine pieces.
  3. Then in a mixing bowl combine the zucchini, almond flour, 2 eggs, oil, worcestershire sauce, and oregano.
  4. Mix your ingredients well and add in the turkey mixing well.
  5. Place turkey mixture into muffin tins sprayed well with olive oil spray.
  6. Bake for 45-50 minutes until a meat thermometer reads at least 160 degrees.
  7. Pack up and enjoy!

turkey meatloaf muffins

 Served with Cheesy Rice.

turkey muffins
What’s your favorite protein to take on the go??? 

{ 37 comments… read them below or add one }

Michelle @ Eat Move Balance December 29, 2012 at 11:33 am

Good idea! I always have almonds and pistachios in my purse, or I’ll grab some tuna or protein powder.

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danielle December 29, 2012 at 4:13 pm

That’s a great idea! I love keeping a single serving packet of protein with me!

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Kristen@Change of Pace December 29, 2012 at 11:40 am

Meatloaf is one of my favorites too. I never think of adding veggies though!

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danielle December 29, 2012 at 4:13 pm

I find the veggies make it taste better for some reason and the turkey doesn’t dry out as much if you use the lean kind.

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kim@hungryhealthygirl December 29, 2012 at 12:37 pm

I have a couple of very similiar recipes, but it’s been awile since I’ve made these. I want to give your recipe a try! My go-to protein, as boring as it sounds, is probably grilled chicken breast. I usually always have a rotisserie chicken or already cooked chicken strips ready to add to a salad or a wrap.

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danielle December 29, 2012 at 5:21 pm

I love having rotisserie on hand too. So convenient!

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Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin December 29, 2012 at 1:21 pm

I love meatloaf too! I made turkey muffins one time last year but I really messed them up, so I haven’t tried making them since haha. I’ll have to give these a try! My favourite protein to go is Greek yogurt.

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danielle December 29, 2012 at 5:21 pm

Hope you like these better!

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Danica @ It's Progression December 29, 2012 at 2:01 pm

This is such a good idea! I used to hate meatloaf as a kid (my mom made the worst hamburger meatloaf haha) but I think I could handle turkey meatloaf. It’d be awesome for topping a salad.

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danielle December 29, 2012 at 5:21 pm

It would be great crumbled on top of salad!

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Courtney @ Journey of a Dreamer December 29, 2012 at 2:14 pm

What a good idea! I’m always looking for more protein!

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danielle December 29, 2012 at 5:22 pm

Me too! I can never get enough in!

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Coco December 29, 2012 at 2:16 pm

these look great for lunch at work. My son wouldn’t like the bits of zuchinni though — maybe I could find something less colorful!

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danielle December 29, 2012 at 5:23 pm

They would definitely work without the zucchini too!

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Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn December 29, 2012 at 2:22 pm

Yum! Sounds so good – and portable! I’ve made a similar recipe with chicken. Always a winner. ;)

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danielle December 29, 2012 at 5:22 pm

Glad you like them Katelyn!

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Brad Gouthro Fitness December 29, 2012 at 2:39 pm

Love how you snuck zucchini in there. Anyway to up the veggie content!

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danielle December 29, 2012 at 5:22 pm

Exactly :)

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Kaitlin @4loveofcarrots December 29, 2012 at 2:45 pm

yum! what a great idea!

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danielle December 29, 2012 at 5:23 pm

Thanks Kaitlin!

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Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile December 29, 2012 at 2:55 pm

Love turkey muffins!!!

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Amanda @ .running with spoons. December 29, 2012 at 3:43 pm

I have yet to make any kind of turkey muffins, but they sound fantastic and definitely seem like a great grab-and-go protein source. I usually just opt for some grilled chicken or Greek yogurt if I’m on the run.

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danielle December 29, 2012 at 5:24 pm

I love Greek yogurt on the go. No prep necessary!

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Katy December 29, 2012 at 5:38 pm

YUM! These look fantastic! My husband made similar ones in November for Thanksgiving. I think anything in muffin form in delish! :-)

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danielle December 30, 2012 at 8:39 pm

I totally agree!

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GiGi Eats Celebrities December 29, 2012 at 6:28 pm

Yum, yum, yum, in my TUM TUM TUM!!!!! I need to purchase a muffin tin, ASAP so I can throw back a few of these TURK MUFFINS!!!! :) I am currently obsessed with turkey too… Oh wait, always have been, lol!

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danielle December 30, 2012 at 8:40 pm

You definitely need a muffin tin!

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Lisa December 29, 2012 at 8:08 pm

These are such a great idea, especially when you need to be on the go and protein can be hard to come by, or you don’t want to rely on protein powder! I love my turkey!

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danielle December 30, 2012 at 8:41 pm

Me too! So glad you like the recipe :)

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Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl December 30, 2012 at 5:21 am

That cheesy rice looks amazing!! Have you/will you be sharing the recipe anytime soon?? ;)

My favorite protein on the go is probably almonds. So convenient and so tasty!!

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danielle December 30, 2012 at 8:42 pm

Yes the recipe will be up within the next two weeks :)

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Jessie December 30, 2012 at 5:25 am

These are AWESOME!! Love the fact that they are the perfect grab n go type of meal.

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danielle December 30, 2012 at 8:42 pm

I’m always looking for something I can take or pack with me!

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Caitlin December 30, 2012 at 7:25 pm

Danielle these are SOOO me! Love them especially with the Worcester (spelling…?) sauce. Just a ton of major yums. For portable protein I love to pack greek yogurt cups and also turkey bacon strips!

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danielle December 30, 2012 at 8:45 pm

So happy you like them! I had to look up the spelling for that one too no clue how to spell it!

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Sara @ Nourish and Flourish December 31, 2012 at 3:29 am

I love the idea of adding almond flour to meatloaf! I’ve found that gluten free meatloaf just isn’t the same without breadcrumbs. Can’t wait to try these!

My favorite to-go protein is definitely chicken breast because it’s easy to eat and doesn’t stink up classrooms! ;-p

Hope you had a wonderful weekend, Danielle! xoxo <3

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danielle December 31, 2012 at 2:51 pm

So happy you like the recipe Sara!

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