Having a nutritious dinner option that’s both easy to make AND kid-approved is no easy task… until now! These healthy pop-in-your-mouth dinner bites are fun to eat, simple to make and deliciously tender. Packed with protein and veggies, they make the perfect dinner or a quick energy-boosting snack. The kids will love them especially served with a tasty marinara dip!
Turkey & Spinach Poppers
- 1 lb ground turkey
- 1 egg
- 1 green onion, sliced
- 1 carrot, grated (about 1/2 cup)
- 1/2 small zucchini grated (about 1/2 cup), strained
- 1 cup baby spinach, finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1 teaspoon paprika (optional)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and line a baking dish with parchment paper.
In a large bowl place the ground turkey and egg and mix well. Add in the onion, grated carrot, zucchini and spinach and mix well (using clean hands is really the best way to ensure everything is well-incorporated). Scoop approximately 1/4 cup portions with a measuring cup (or ice cream scoop!) and place on top of the parchment-lined baking dish. (optional: sprinkle with paprika). Bake for 20-22 minutes or until cooked through (using a meat thermometer is the best way to ensure your meat, especially poultry, is cooked throw). Serve with this simple Italian sauce.