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Throwback Turkey Twizzlers | Retro Recipe

Bring back the ultimate nostalgia with this healthy makeover of your favourite childhood dish – Turkey Twizzlers!

Banned from school dinners back in ’05 for containing too many dodgy ingredients and too much fat, we miss the Twizzler dearly. Fortunately, you can make the ultimate healthy Turkey Twizzlers yourself with just 5 simple ingredients.

They’re ridiculously easy to make, high in protein and low in fat and carbs – and we’ve even got a healthy ketchup recipe to accompany them.

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Turkey Twizzlers

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Makes: 4

Ingredients For Turkey Twizzlers

For the twizzlers:

  • 4 turkey sausages
  • 3 tbsp. plain or wholemeal flour
  • 2 egg whites (beaten)
  • 50g wholemeal breadcrumbs
  • 2 tsp. Coconut Oil (melted)

For the ketchup:

  • 150g tomato puree
  • 3 tbsp. Organic Maple Syrup
  • 1.5 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • Pinch sea salt and black pepper


1. First, preheat your oven to 180°C.

2. Next, bring a pan of water to the boil and add the turkey sausages. Boil the sausages for at least 10 minutes or until they are no longer pink in the centre.

3. Once boiled, place a long wooden skewer through the length of each sausage, then carefully cut a spiral into each.

4. Pull the sausage spiral down the skewer a little from each side, so that it now resembles your favourite childhood treat.

5. Now prepare a small bowl of flour, then another with beaten egg whites, and a third bowl with your breadcrumbs. Coat each sausage with flour, then egg whites, then breadcrumbs.

6. Place the coated sausages onto a baking tray and drizzle with the melted coconut oil. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.

7. Whilst waiting for the Twizzlers to bake, make your healthy ketchup by combining all ketchup ingredients in a bowl.

8. Once baked, dip your Twizzlers and enjoy your childhood memories the healthy way.

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Nutritional Facts

Amount per serving

Calories 175
Total Fat 6g
Total Carbohydrates 10g
Protein 18g

Jennifer Blow

Jennifer Blow

Editor & Qualified Nutritionist

Jennifer Blow has a Bachelor’s of Science in Nutritional Science and a Master’s of Science by Research in Nutrition, and now specialises in the use of sports supplements for health and fitness, underpinned by evidence-based research.

Jennifer has been quoted or mentioned as a nutritionist in major online publications including Vogue, Elle, and Grazia, for her expertise in nutritional science for exercise and healthy living.

Her experience spans from working with the NHS on dietary intervention trials, to specific scientific research into omega-3 fatty acid supplementation and also the effect of fast foods on health, which she has presented at the annual Nutrition Society Conference. Jennifer is involved in many continuing professional development events to ensure her practise remains at the highest level. Find out more about Jennifer’s experience here.

In her spare time, Jennifer loves hill walking and cycling, and in her posts you’ll see that she loves proving healthy eating doesn’t mean a lifetime of hunger.

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