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Ground Turkey Flower

“I was inspired to create something that was healthy, creative, and attractive,” says Bre. “There are too many people in my state, who are overweight. I want my school to start making meals that children like to eat and that are healthy so that we will not grow up to be overweight and unhealthy.” - Bre Donald, Age 11, Mississippi


Makes 6 servings  


  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 small onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and minced
  • ½ cup red bell pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • ½ cup yellow bell pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • Pinch chicken seasoning
  • ¼ cup seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 hard-boiled egg, sliced
  • 1 cup spinach


  1. In a large bowl, thoroughly combine the ground turkey, onion, garlic, red and yellow bell peppers, and chicken seasoning. On a platter, form the turkey mixture into the shape of a flower. Sprinkle breadcrumbs over the sculpture front and back.
  2. In a large sauté pan, heat the coconut oil over medium-high heat. Using a large spatula, transfer the turkey flower to the pan, and cook, turning once, for about 12 minutes total, or until done on both sides. Arrange the cooked flower on a platter with cherry tomato halves accenting the petals. Put a slice of hard-boiled egg in the middle. Place spinach as grass at the base of the flower.

157 calories; 5g fat; 9g carbohydrates; 20g protein

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