I love using ground turkey in our menu, but I didn't always. We used a lot of ground beef in our house, but I'm trying to give ground turkey more of a presence in the menu. The key, in my humble opinion, is seasonings. This dish will not disappoint if you are a ground turkey lover. The wonderful thing about this for Trim Healthy Mamas is that it's a Fuel Pull! Jackpot! You can eat about 5 meatballs and stay in Fuel Pull range just fine. You could eat more in an S or E setting. The ticket to which way this dish goes is by what you pair with it. I'll give you some ideas in a bit. As I picture here, I think these are great appetizers for a party too with some Hip Trim Honey Mustard (page 412)
20 oz 99% fat-free ground turkey
3 Tbs egg whites (use a whole egg if you do an S version)
2 Tbs unsweetened almond milk or cashew milk
2 Tbs rolled oats, crushed
2 Tbs grated Parmesan cheese (green can type)
1 Tbs prepared mustard, (Dijon is best)
1 Tbs parsley, crushed
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp chili powder (or Smoked Paprika)
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
Mix together until combined. Use 1" cookie scoop and place on a lightly greased baking pan. Bake at 400* for 18 minutes. This made 20 meatballs.
5 Turkey Meatballs to keep is a Fuel Pull. More for an E or S setting.
Fuel Pull ideas:
Roasted veggies would be a great choice! Eat the meatballs on a salad with some lighter dressing. Soup! Turkey meatballs are great in a lighter soup. Chicken or turkey stock(lean), veggies, and some meatballs. Yum! Those are just a few ideas to start with.
Sweet potatoes are my favorite E side. Dice them up and bake them or bake one whole in the oven. You could eat the meatballs with a side of brown rice or quinoa. I flavor mine by cooking my rice or quinoa in rich chicken stock (low fat) and add some diced veggies.
Loaded Spaghetti Squash Casserole, Cauliflower casserole, Fakertot Casserole, green beans, broccoli, zucchini or one of your favorite non-starchy veggies. A nice salad with ranch dressing would work too! In an S setting you could use beef to make the meatballs as well. I ate mine with some Hip Trim Honey Mustard(page 412) and Jalapeno Poppers! (coming soon) You could also eat them with some spaghetti squash and pasta sauce. (or Dreamfield's pasta)