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Turkey nuggets

Many thanks to Andrea for this lovely recipe. We had a conversation some months ago about food for her children. She was looking at foods to help them 'calm' down. Amongst other things, I mentioned turkey (with tryptophan), oats (which feed the nervous system), and eggs (to support brain development). She came up with this elegant combination which is fun for the kids, delicious, and oh so easy to make.

1 pkg ground turkey
1 egg
1/4 cup oats (roughly)
some flour

Mash the turkey, oats, and egg together in a bowl until its mixed well. Spoon out 'nugget' sized portions and cover in flour. (I shape mine into squares to sort of look like nuggets too). Sear in a hot pan with heated olive oil.

Once seared, they can be stored in the freezer, or baked in the oven (gas mark 5 for 20 minutes) and served. Once frozen, they can also be baked in the oven straight from frozen, just add a couple extra minutes cooking time. (I store mine in the freezer in portion sizes that we use at a single meal).

Why is is therapeutic?

Turkey - contains tryptophan, which is calming and relaxing. Also contains protein, selenium, vitamin B3 and B6.
Oats - contains manganese, selenium, vitamin B1, dietary fiber, magnesium, protein and phosphorus. Feeds the nervous system, soothing without sedating.
Eggs - contain selenium, iodine, vitamin B2, B5 and B12, protein, molybdenum, phosphorus and vitamin D. Good food for the brain.