This recipe is easy to make ahead of time and is a great finger food when your newborn is occupying the other. Eating high protein foods such as turkey allows your body to stay fueled longer and keeps insulin levels stable after consumption. Those who are battling losing baby weight will greatly benefit from eating lean protein throughout the day; and ground turkey is ideal and cost friendly.
Pears are added for a contrast of flavor and for their rich fibrous content. Many new mommies may battle with constipation; consuming at least 12 grams of fiber will help get things moving smoother. High fiber foods, such as pears, works by absorbing water in the colon and making bowel movement much easier as well as decrease bloating in the lower abdominal. Pears are also known for their promotion of a healthy complexion, increase energy, and full of antioxidants.
You can make the patties ahead of time and store in an airtight container for up to 5 days. Simply reheat for a high protein snack.
Makes 8 patties
- 1-pound ground turkey
- 2 large pears, peeled, cored, and roughly chopped
- 1 small shallot, minced
- 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon dried sage
- Coconut oil for frying
Mix it up / Alternatives:
- Pears may be blended to a smooth consistency if you don’t want chunkiness.
- 1 tsp fresh ginger root may be grated.
- 1 tsp fresh herbs can be added – parsley, chives, coriander, dill or whatever your body is craving.
Try it with avocado on the side.
- Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the pears and shallots and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes. Remove the skillet from the stove and cool the pear mixture.
- *Coat your hands with a little olive oil to prevent the turkey from sticking to your hands* Place the turkey in a large mixing bowl and add the cinnamon, nutmeg, sage, and salt. Add the cooled pear mixture and thoroughly mix.
- Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add about 3 Tablespoons coconut oil. Shape the patties into 8 balls, then gently flatten into patties and add them to the heated pan.
- Cook the patties for 4 to 5 minutes on each side and place on a plated lined with paper towels.
- Enjoy while hot, or transfer to an airtight container and place in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.