Flavor-packed poppers make for perfect party food!

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Turkey poppers are always a hit, no matter the event, but finding a delicious low-carb option can sometimes feel like a challenge. Thankfully, our take on this party favorite cuts the carbs and adds amazing flavor in its place! Quick and easy to make, and featuring a delicious medley of spices (not to mention nutritious zucchini), you’re sure to be going back for seconds, if not thirds!

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1 Pound Ground turkey
2 Cup Zucchini, Grated
2 Green onion, Sliced
4 Tbsp Cilantro, Minced
1 Garlic clove
1 Tsp Sea salt
1/2 Pepper
1/2 Tsp Ground cumin
2 Tsp Grape seed oil
1 Egg


Step 1 - turkey zucchini poppers

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Mix the turkey, zucchini, egg, green onion, cilantro, garlic, salt, pepper, and cumin together in a medium-sized bowl.
Step 2 - turkey zucchini poppers

step #2

Over medium heat, warm up oil in a large pan. Use a tablespoon to scoop out the mixture and roll it into round pieces. Place the meatballs into the pan.
Step 3 - turkey zucchini poppers

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Cook the meatballs in total for approximately 8 to 10 minutes. Cook 5 to 6 minutes before flipping them and then cook for another 4 to 5 minutes.
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Serve this delicious dish with salsa, or your favorite dip!
Step 5 - ready to serve!

step #5

Ready to Serve!


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Did you know?

There’s a good reason turkey’s an excellent comfort food, and it’s not just because so many people associate it with recovering from a cold or delicious home cooking. Turkey’s actually a fantastic source of both vitamin B5 and tryptophan, two nutrients that have a calming effect on the body. It also helps that turkey tastes great, which helps reduce stress on a psychological level. While we might be tempted to describe all comfort foods as guilty pleasures, they don’t have to be with recipes like our Turkey Zucchini Poppers!

So what’d you think of this great turkey recipe? Let us know in the comments below!

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