SIMPLE MEALS: Clean Eating Turkey Patty and Cherry Tomatoes

SIMPLE MEALS: Turkey Patt and Cherry Tomatoes

This is the first of a series of blog posts I’ll be doing for the indefinite future.

Recipes are great, and very necessary in clean eating. But I think sometimes we get caught up in making a big life change and forget that clean eating meals can actually be very, very simple and quick to make. You don’t have to spend hours in the kitchen to eat clean, and if you have others in your family who refuse to eat clean, then simple meals can be a lifesaver. Who want’s to cook 2 full meals? Just double up on these ideas and add a little something extra if others in your family need or want it.

Now I have to tell you that these are NOT based on any specific caloric needs. They are simply concepts. I’m pretty much picking the amounts off the top of my head. Use them as they are or build on them. These are NOT recipes, these are simple meal ideas to inspire quick and easy meal times. Also, keep in mind that these are based on eating frequently. The portions will be smaller than a meal eaten by somebody eating only 3 meals per day. So keep this in perspective and adjust to your needs.

My goal is to post a new Simple Meal every Thursday or Friday. So look for these easy ideas at the end of the week. I hope you’ll enjoy them!


A turkey patty cooked in coconut oil (for paleo or low carb) or baked (for low cal or low fat).

If you purchase good quality meat, you won’t need any seasoning outside of maybe just a pinch of sea salt and pepper, which goes well with the tomatoes as well. Yum!

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  1. Hi Tiffany! How long does one ‘bake’ a turkey burger? I am assuming at 350 degrees? Thank you and love your recipes.

  2. I love that you started this section!! I need these ideas. Thank you!!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Tammy – My pleasure! 😀

  3. Love this section! What do you look for when buying clean ground turkey. I have only found Kosher Turkey at Trader Joes/Costco but I know it’s not necessarily clean. The farmers market has 1lb of Pasture Raised Turkey, non-GMO, etc for $10/lb. Have you found it cheaper anywhere?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Candace – It’s not easy. The truth is, I’ve stopped buying some things so I can afford the better quality turkey. But not everybody can do that. Kosher has it’s good points, so if that’s your only choice, take it. Other than that, if you have a Whole Foods, they usually have a price that’s a little better than $10 a pound. Try US Wellness Meats as well online. Not sure what their pricing is though.