Body by Turkey – The Full Bird

By: Turkey Farmers of Canada

Lean in, workout & get your Body by Turkey! Today, we’re launching the Body by Turkey program, a YouTube fitness series designed to carve your body for summer. Hosted by former rugby player and Canadian fitness pro Phil Mackenzie, Body By Turkey is a four-part video series featuring recipes and workout ideas in the spirit of Mackenzie’s “leanmazing” brand, Lean Squad.

The online workout series, which will live on our YouTube channel (@Canadian_Turkey) is broken into four episodes:

  • Wing day – Work those drumsticks and fuel up with Flourless Fried Turkey Wings
  • Leg Day – It’s leg presses & pasta with Roasted Turkey Breast Low Carb Carbonara
  • Breast Day – Lift, lower and lean into grilled turkey lollipops
  • Full Bird – Muffin top out, ground Turkey Meatloaf Muffin recipe in

 In the first episode, The Full Bird, Phil takes you through his go-to everyday full-body workout, paired with a delicious, protein-packed Turkey Meatloaf Muffins recipe, perfect for that weekday meal prep! Get the full recipe here:


Turkey Meatloaf Muffins

Serving: 1 muffin per serving

Yields: 6 muffins

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 30-35 minutes


– Half an onion (skin removed)
– 1 Red Bell Pepper (de-seeded)
– 1 jalapeno, stem removed (for extra spice, leave in seeds)
– 1/2 cup rolled oats
– 1 tsp ground cumin
– 1 tsp paprika (add more if you want them spicy!)
– 1 tsp dried oregano
– Salt & Pepper to taste
– 1 1/12 tsp yellow mustard
– 2 tsp garlic powder
– 454g ground lean turkey meat (1 pack)
– 1 tbsp olive oil
– 2 eggs


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Place onion, red pepper, jalapeño, in food processor and pulse several times until everything is in small pieces.
  3. Now add the rolled oats, cumin, paprika, oregano, salt, pepper, mustard, garlic powder, turkey, olive oil and eggs. Process for 15-20 secs, or until mix is fully combined.
  4. Scoop out mix into greased, or nonstick muffin tray. Scoop about 1/4 cup of mix into each muffin.
  5. Bake the meatloaf muffins in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes or until muffins are golden brown on top and cooked through.
  6. Enjoy the tastiest, leanest and most moist turkey meatloaf muffins ever!!!

*Recipe by Phil Mackenzie – @leansquad