What a week! and Easy Turkey Breakfast Patties

What a crazy week it’s been! Kody ended up getting sick yesterday, so I was home with him most of today. I must have been tired and rundown, because I slept 2 hours this afternoon while he napped! I definitely need to work on getting to bed a bit earlier. I’m more likely to stick to my workouts and I make better food choices.

I’m behind on posting some recipes, so here is one from Alisa at Paleo in PDX. You can see her recipe for Easly Turkey Breakfast Patties¬†here. I try to keep things as easy as possible since the kids keep me busy, so I just cooked it as a bulk sausage.

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Easy Turkey Breakfast Patties/Sausage

1 lb ground turkey breast
1 Tbsp dried parsley
1/2 tsp ground sage
1/2 tsp dried margoram
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp pepper
dash of cayenne

Combine all ingredients. Mix well with your hands. Cook over medium-high heat in a skillet.

I used the meat to make an egg bake, pictured below.

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I made 2 versions. The one above has onion, red pepper, turkey meat, eggs and a little cheddar cheese. I make another version for the kids without the vegetables. They loved it! I will definitely make this again.

January is quickly coming to a close. I haven’t lost a lot of weight, but hopefully I’ll end up with a loss for the month and get moving in the right direction. I’m already starting to think about what my February goals will be!

Slipping Up & German Apple Pancake

I started yesterday out well, and was excited to clean up one of my old favorite recipes. I’ll post it below. Last night I didn’t do nearly as well. Grr. But I don’t expect to be perfect. Progress, not perfection, right??

I’m bound to slip up from time to time. The key is to get back on track right away. I’m not going to let one meal or one evening derail me! And I’m already feeling better after just a few days of cleaning up my act. I definitely have more energy!

I don’t recall when this recipe came into my family, but it has become a favorite of mine. I don’t make it real often, but might make it more often now that I’m made a healthier version of this German Apple Pancake. I need to find a way to incorporate some of my favorites so that I don’t feel deprived.¬†The original recipe calls for butter, white flour and sugar. I have omitted the sugar (I suppose I could use something like Splenda instead) and made substitutes for the other items.

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German Apple Pancake

2 Tbsp coconut oil
1 large apple
t tsp. cinnamon (or less if you prefer)
2 eggs
1/2 cup whole wheat flour*
1/2 cup milk (I imagine coconut milk or almond milk would also work)
dash of salt

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Melt coconut oil in pie plate in oven while preheating. Cut apple into bite-size chunk and arrange in the bottom of pan. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Beat eggs, flour, milk and salt in small mixing bowl. Pour batter over apple slices. Place in center of preheated oven and bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Invert pan onto plate and serve with honey or pure maple syrup.

*At the time of this posting, I have not tried other flours, such as coconut flour or almond flour. I am guessing these would also work well.

I think this would also taste good with other fruits. I’m kind of anxious to try it with a variety of berries.

Have a healthy, happy Sunday!