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I know, I know... Meatballs usually don't have veggies and seeds. But, before some of you back away from the recipe, just hear me out. The main ingredient is still turkey and you will not taste the nutritious add-ins!
These meatballs are the perfect balance of everything nutritious. You get sources of Vitamin C and K from the cauliflower, omega-3 fatty acids from the ground flaxseed, and about 1/2 of your daily protein needs from the turkey.
Enjoy with some no-sugar-added marinara sauce over a bed of whole-wheat pasta, chickpea pasta, zucchini noodles, or any other veggie of choice!
1 lb of 99% fat-free ground turkey
1 cup of chopped spinach (tip: freeze in zip lock bag, then crunch with your hands)
1/2 cup of riced cauliflower (put in blender and pat dry)
2 tbsp ground flaxseed
2 cloves minced garlic
Salt, pepper, oregano, basil, red pepper flakes, garlic salt to taste
Spiralized zucchinis, whole wheat pasta, chickpea pasta, etc.
No-sugar added marinara sauce
Preheat oven to 350F. Combine all ingredients except zucchini and marinara sauce in a bowl. Form turkey mixture into golf size meatballs and place on a lined baking sheet. Bake for 15-18 mins.
While these are baking, make your base. Usually I spend 15 mins spiralizing zucchinis and then I end up chopping up the rest of it because I'm too impatient. But this time I bought pre-made spiralized zucchini and I could not be happier. This whole container probably has 8-10 servings and was only $4! Sooo worth it. All I had to do was spray a saute pan and cook up about 2 cups with the cover on for 5 mins.
Lastly, I found this amazing no-sugar-added and organic marinara sauce at Foodstuffs in Glencoe. Top your veggies or pasta with 1/2 cup of this and 3-4 meatballs, and you will have a very healthy twist on an Italian classic! ENJOY
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