One of our customers following The Model Trainer Method emailed me asking me to come up with an egg-free option for her Meal 1. She felt like eating full-on protein, say, a chicken breast, was not something she could stomach so early in the morning. Craving breakfast-y foods in the a.m. is something I can totally relate to myself, which is why I created this ultra-easy recipe for turkey breakfast “sausage” patties.
I like to eat mine with a side of savory oatmeal. You can keep your oatmeal sweet if you like to keep things traditional, but getting veggies into your a.m. mealtimes is a great way to up the nutritional ante, adding fiber and vitamins and keeping you fuller, longer. Plus, I like the additional flavor of the spinach and chives.
Turkey Breakfast “Sausage” with Savory Oatmeal
Makes 4 servings
1 lb ground turkey breast
1 tsp ground sage
1/2 tsp cracked black pepper
1/2 tsp ground thyme
1/2 tsp ground marjoram
1/2 tsp dried rosemary (optional)
1 tsp salt
2 cups cooked old-fashioned rolled oats
4-6 cups spinach or baby kale
In a bowl using your hands, mix ground turkey breast with spices until well combined. Make 12 patties. In a pan lightly coated with cooking spray, cook patties over medium-high heat until browned on one side, about 4 minutes. Flip and cook on opposite side until lightly browned, about another 4 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside. Add rolled oats and greens to pan and cook until oats have warmed through and greens have wilted, about 3-4 minutes. If the pan is too dry and you want your oats runnier, add 1/4 to 1/2 cup water. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Divide savory oatmeal and patties into four servings. Top with chopped chives if desired. Freeze or store in containers in fridge for up to 3 days.