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Vegetable Turkey Breakfast Sausage

Why is it so hard to eat vegetables???

Why is getting our kids to put a vegetable in their mouth, like trying to negotiate world peace? Each day we make a decision about what to put in our bodies. This decision is not as easy for our children. The decision to eat a vegetable can sometimes be a hard choice. Especially for those little ones that scream bloody murder when you try to get them to eat their squash. Ask my 6-year-old! He would rather starve than touch that stuff!! So I am here this week with another recipe to help you prepare a more nutrition breakfast for yourself and your kids, and all without them even realizing it! Hide the vegetables, skip the fight!



What it has taken me so long to understand is just how powerful these vegetables can be in making our bodies run properly! Not only do these vegetables pack awesome nutrients but, as  I tell my children, they have magical powers. Trust me, I understand some of these are an acquired taste, which is not one I personally enjoy. So that is why I will mix them in anything I can to hide their taste but get me that nutrient dense punch. Here are some of the crazy and amazing benefits of some of these vegetables.



  • source of vitamins B2 & B3
  • improve your immune system
  • reduce diabetes
  • help build muscle
  • help prevent cancer

Vegetables Carrots:

  • great source of dietary fiber, vitamins A, K, and B6, magnesium & potassium
  • Improve eyesight
  • regulate blood sugar
  • prevent muscular degeneration
  • reduce risk of cancer and stroke


  • aids in strengthening muscles (we’ve all seen Popeye!)
  • prevents age-related macular degeneration
  • helps maintain normal blood pressure
  • boosts metabolism and digestive system


  • prevents cardio vascular diseases
  • helps lose weight and improve immunity
  • reduces pain and swelling
  • regulates blood sugar levels in diabetes




  • protects against infections and disease
  • provides relief from aching systems of rheumatoid arthritis
  • helps prevent cancer and cardiovascular disease

Vegetable Turkey Breakfast Sausage

Serves 8
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 15 minutes
Total time 30 minutes
Meal type Breakfast
Misc Child Friendly, Freezable, Pre-preparable



  • 1 Medium Carrot (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 Medium Zucchini (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 cup Spinach (finely chopped)
  • 1 Medium Radish (finely chopped)
  • 2 Small Baby Bella Mushrooms (finely chopped)


  • 1 teaspoon Ground Sage
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chili Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt (To Taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Onion Powder


  • 1lb Ground Turkey


Step 1
Put all vegetables in to a food processor and shred on high for approximately 50 seconds or until all pieces are finely chopped.
Step 2
Take the ground turkey out of the package and put into a bowl.
Step 3
Next add in the spices to the ground turkey.
Step 4
After the spices are mixed in, add in all the chopped vegetables. The chopped vegetables should make approximately 1 cup all together.
Step 5
Mix everything thoroughly together and make the mixed into small patties.
the mixture should make approximately 8 patties.
Step 6
Next put patties into a skillet and cook on the stove, on medium heat until meat is thoroughly cooked, and browned on the outside.
Step 7

What They Don’t Know Will Make them Stronger….

As our children grow they will be faced with many challenges. Let us make sure we start them off on the right foot. Let’s start them off with a truly balanced diet that will not only help them grow strong, but keep their brains running smoothly.

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25 Comment

  1. I’m one of the guys who just loves vegetables, though some of these useful things you’ve written I did not even know. Now i love veggie even more .. Excellent blog post 🙂

  2. I love tricks like this. I’m so picky that I still need to trick myself like a child.

  3. Mushrooms and Spinach are a huge part of my diet but I very much need to start working on the rest. This sausage sounds so yummy!

    1. So glad I could help! It’s not always easy finding healthy alternatives these days. Almost everything you buy has sugar in it! It’s no wonder so many people are becoming diabetics these days.

  4. lol let me tell ya it works perfectly well with adults too. I hide my boyfriends veggies into his burgers as well, then i sneak some into his dessert and call it a day

  5. We absolutely love vegetables in this house and I have been fortunate enough that both my kids eat them without me having to hind them in food. Now if only I could hide the meat (they almost always refuse to eat that). This looks delicious and sounds like something my hubby and I would really enjoy.

  6. I have to hide vegetables from myself sometimes too! I think I have everything except the radish to make these, and I bet my boys would devour them as well. I’ll have to try these out and see what they think.

  7. Omg, I love vegetables specially carrots, spinach and radish. I remember when I was a kid I don’t use to eat a lot of these, but then gradually I started eating them. Love your turkey sausage! I love the crust of it!! I’ll make this for my family! I’m sure they’ll love it! 🙂

    1. Thank you! It’s funny how our tastes change as we get older. If I didn’t hide the vegetables, my 6 year old wouldn’t touch them with a ten foot pole! Lol one day he’ll come to his senses

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