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Turkey With Grain Mustard: Good Mood

Turkey meat is great for those who like to eat healthy: high protein, low fat and low cholesterol.

Turkey Helps The Production Of Serotonin

According to nutritionists, in addition to lean protein and a low cholesterol level, it also has a number of important vitamins and minerals and, most importantly, contains tryptophan, which the human brain uses to produce serotonin – a soothing neurotransmitter and a promoter of a good night’s sleep. Who doesn’t need THAT?!

Quick To Cook

In my case, the fact that the turkey meat – cut into cubes or steaks – is so versatile, taking in so many different flavors and so quick to cook also contributes greatly my good mood 🙂

I usually cook two turkey based meals a week.

This recipe results from “mergers and acquisitions” in the kitchen: I merged a recipe from the Dukan regime with the “idea” of my favorite steak at XL (fantastic restaurant in Lisbon where we’ve been going for years and we always feel at home!).

So, here’s how to do it. It’s so easy I can’t even call it a recipe.

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Turkey With Grain Mustard Recipe

per person

  • 150 grams of turkey breast cut into cubes (or strips, stroganoff style)
  • 1 tablespoon grain mustard (Maille, for example)
  • 2 tablespoons natural yogurt or quark 0%
  • ½ minced garlic clove or one teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Herbs of Provence (a blend of dried herbs, easy to find in supermarkets and in gourmet shops)
  • Freshly ground black pepper


Preheat the oven to 180ºC.

Cut a large sheet of aluminum foil, sized to wrap all the meat and still have empty space left.

Place the garlic, yogurt, and mustard in a bowl. Stir to mix. Add the turkey meat and turn it around to ensure the marinade covers all the meat pieces.

Place the seasoned meat in the center of the aluminum foil, sprinkle with herbs and season with black pepper.

Bring both sides of the foil together and close the package tightly but leaving some empty space, to allow steam circulation inside.

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If you are cooking for several people, multiply the ingredients in the same proportion and prepare one “package” per person – as you can see, I made it for three.

Bake for 20 minutes.

At the end of the time remove from the oven and let it rest for 2 – 3 minutes before serving.

Side Dish Suggestions

  • Steamed asparagus, as here;
  • A green salad;
  • With “courgetti” (courgette spaghetti).
  • If you feel like it, you can also make brown rice. It won’t be such a “low carb” dinner but it tastes great!

If you like this recipe, you have two more turkey recipes here on Glow Chef, both great and easy to make. Try them out here:

Don’t forget to share your creations with us! Use the hashtags #glowchef and #healthyeatingmadeeasy for us to see them.

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