Friday, June 3, 2011

Turkey Blueberry Patties

Sometimes, having the same meal for breakfast gets boring and lacks creativity. I stepped out of the breakfast-food-only-for-breakfast box long ago and I have enjoyed amazing, incredible, tasty meals that I would never have dreamed of for breakfast! Three interesting things happened, however.

1. The meals brought me sustaining energy that literally lasted through my grueling morning workout and until lunch!

2. Because I was concentrating on having more varied proteins in the morning to break my fast AND I didn't feel the hunger that leads to snacking, my body composition improved significantly - hello abs!

3. I had extra time in the morning because I did not need to cook breakfast, since I simply reheated my leftovers from dinner - who doesn't enjoy extra time in the morning?!

This meal is one of those meals. The combination sounds odd, but I promise your taste buds will thank you and there will be no leftovers! Get a little crazy and experiment with different spices!

1 lb ground turkey 
 1/2 pack of blueberries (about 3/4 Cup)
3 Sage leaves (fresh!) – finely chopped
3 Thyme sprigs (fresh!) – leaves finely chopped
1/2 c red onion – finely chopped
1 tsp minced garlic
1 egg
1 tblsp coconut oil (raw, unrefined, organic!)

Dump all ingredients into a large bowl.

With your hands, gently mix until all ingredients are thoroughly combined.

Form into patties.

Heat up coconut until nice and hot.  Cook 2-3 minutes per side.


recipe courtesy of cosmopolitanprimalgirl


  1. Maria, this recipe looks like it could work well with lean ground pork too! BTW: What did you eat along side with these for breakfast?

  2. Trixie - pork could work if the pork did not come from factory farmed pigs. I typically do not use pork unless the pig was out at pasture.
    Depending on the morning or what I'm fueling for, we might have a side of eggs and roasted veggies or something as simple as fruit. :)

  3. Thanks Maria for the suggestions!