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Healthy, Delicious Meatballs

dinner lunch protein recipes Apr 15, 2018

You asked, we delivered!  We had a request to post healthy meatball recipes on the blog, so here are two different recipes that are quick, healthy, and delicious.  By swapping a few ingredients and choosing healthy cooking methods, you can enjoy this comfort food while staying healthy and feeling great.

Bon Appetit!

 

Italian Turkey Meatballs

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound 93% lean ground turkey
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup whole grain breadcrumbs
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 28-oz. can whole tomatoes, crushed
  • 1 tsp dried oregano

Instructions:

  1. Combine turkey, salt, pepper, egg, breadcrumbs, and garlic in a large bowl. Mix well (feel free to use your hands, just make sure to wash before and after).
  2. Roll about 18 1½-inch meatballs.
  3. Heat oil in large pan.
  4. Cook meatballs, turning occasionally, for 4 to 6 minutes or until meatballs are browned on each side. Place browned meatballs in a 3-quart slow cooker.
  5. Top meatballs with tomatoes and oregano. Cook, covered, on low temperature for 5 to 6 hours.

 

Simple Lean Beef Meatballs

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound 93% lean ground beef
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup whole grain breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cup chopped onion
  • ½ tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ cup milk

 Instructions:

  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a pan with foil and spray with cooking spray.
  2. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Roll about 20 meatballs (1.5 inch).  Place meatballs 1 inch apart on the pan.
  3. Bake for 18-22 minutes or until the center is no longer pink.

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