If you say yes to any of these busy lifestyle points, you'll love the Turkey+Veggie Meatballs recipe below. a) I don't eat enough veggies or I don't like many veggies b) I'm bored of protein bars c) I'm bored of trail mix or my bag of almonds d) I want to eat healthier and find more lean protein options e) I'm too tired to figure out something healthy to eat
BONUS: You get a lean protein, veggie packed, gluten-free, nutrient-dense, anti-inflammatory, low glycemic recipe below. If you have questions what any of these terms mean, please email me!
*****Turkey+Veggie Meatballs***** Modify the recipe to suit your tastebuds--everything is approximate since I'm an intuitive cook.
Packet of ground turkey (easily found at Trader Joe's (kosher if possible)) 1/2 pack of mushrooms (crimini or button) - diced small 2-3 cloves garlic (diced small) 1-2 cup chopped kale leaves only (no stem--small pieces) (or swiss chard, or beet leaves or stems) 1/2 c celery chopped small for extra crunch Dry spices like thyme, parsley, paprika, spike herbs--whatever you like to put in, fresh herbs if handy Fresh ground black pepper, be sparing with salt Cayenne pepper if you like it hot 2-3 tablespoons parmesan cheese (optional for flavor)--this is salty 2-3 tbls corn starch or tapioca starch (holds the meat together with the veggies) 1 uncooked scrambled egg to mix in 1-2 dashes of white wine 1-2 dashes of Dr. Braggs Amino Acids if you have it
Mix in medium/large bowl in order of ingredient list Shape meatballs btwn 2 tablespoons. Prepare pan with preheated olive oil or grapeseed oil -- line bottom of pan with a layer Gently place meatballs in pan (medium-heat) Turn meatballs for browning Cover with lid to ensure full cooking for 1 minute-- turn down heat to med low Should be well-done by 5-7 minutes...test a meatball by cutting in half.
Yield 2-3 panfuls of meatballs.
Cool on counter before storage (preferrably use glassware, not plastic). Add to a red or brown rice, or whole grain pasta dish. Pack some as a snack on the go. Portion out into single portion freezer bags, if you know you need to have meatballs handy for busy wknite dinners. BON APETIT!!!
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