Coconutty Turkey Nuggets with Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

Appetizers, Be Healthy, Gluten-Free, Main Dishes, Recipes May 16, 2013
Coconutty Turkey Nuggets with Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce - Paleo and Gluten-Free (

Coconutty Turkey Nuggets with Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce - Paleo and Gluten-Free (

I can’t take credit for these tasty nuggets.  My mom made a batch and sent a container home with me a few weeks ago.

They were for the kids.

I ate them all.


I thought I should make it up to them, so I made a batch.  Then another.  Then another.  We have been having them once a week ever since.  Partly because they’re so easy, partly because they’re so healthy, and mostly because they are so darn good.

Coconutty Turkey Nuggets with Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce - Paleo and Gluten-Free (

Give them a try, but don’t forget to save some for the kids.

Coconutty Turkey Meatballs with Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce
Gluten-free, paleo, and coconutty!
  • 2 whole carrots
  • 1 lb. organic free-range ground turkey (could also use chicken)
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1 cup unsweetened finely shredded coconut
  • ¼ cup spicy mustard
  • 3 Tbsp. honey
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a food processor, pulse carrots until finely shredded.
  2. In a large bowl, combine carrots, ground turkey, egg, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Mix with your hands until everything is incorporated.
  3. Using your hands, make small nuggets, about 2 Tablespoons each. Drop into shredded coconut and roll around until completely coated. Place on baking sheet and repeat with the rest of the turkey. Bake at 400 for 12-14 minutes, until cooked through. Serve immediately with honey mustard dipping sauce*
  4. *Honey mustard dipping sauce - combine spicy mustard and honey. Mix well.
  5. Optional - serve in butter lettuce cups. Also perfect for lunches, as these can be served cold!


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  • Reply Gwen @SimplyHealthyFamily May 16, 2013 at 11:13 am

    Perfect for a nice, light summer time dinner! My kids will love these!

  • Reply sanfay May 18, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    Sound easy. I’m going to try these so I can make them for my grand daughters when I visit them in July.

  • Reply Dalida January 30, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    Just saw this and laughed so hard at how you ate them all before they reached the kids! I will be making these tomorrow and I’m sure I’ll be inhaling them all, too! They sound very yummy, thanks for sharing this recipe!

  • Reply Dalida January 31, 2014 at 3:36 am

    OMG, I can’t stop eating these, you were right! I’m approaching half of the batch right out of the oven and I can’t keep my hands off them! I’ll be making these sooo often, thank you!!!! Mmmmmm :-)

    • Reply InspiredRD January 31, 2014 at 8:10 am

      Oh my gosh, you’re cracking me up. So glad you like them!

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