In an attempt to order less take out this week; I have been meal prepping either in the mornings for dinner/lunch or a few days before. Over the last month I was eating dinner and even lunches out almost every single day and started to feel awful - my body was so tired, inflamed, my skin was looking dull, and I could barely focus on my work! SO, with that being said, I decided to buy just enough ingredients at the store for a few different meals for the week that would also last me through the weekend and for lunches as leftovers! I also like to keep things pretty simple, quick (less than 30 minutes), healthy but satisfying.
I have a turkey meatball recipe on my blog already, but I wanted to update them - making them even simpler to make! I think I prefer this recipe more and you can really add in anything you want (spices) to cater to your preference.
For this recipe I used organic ground turkey, an egg, sea salt, pepper, oregano, basil leaves, a little hot sauce, shredded cashew cheese and panko crumbs! As long as you have a base of the turkey, egg, and breadcrumbs, you can change it up however you want with the seasonings that you use; you can add in BBQ sauce, cayenne pepper, ginger, etc! After you mix everything up together in one bowl, roll them into golf ball sized balls and bake them in the oven for about 20 minutes! These turkey meatballs came out crispy on the outside and tender in the middle! The most basic way to serve these is over zucchini noodles; which takes less than 5 minutes to cook - AND I always buy ones that are pre-made because it saves so much time!
....but you can add them into a sandwich with a red sauce, as an appetizer with your favorite dipping sauce, or in a salad!
Yields: 10 turkey meatballs (golf ball sized)
Prep time: 10 minutes
Bake time: 20 minutes (also depending on size)
1 pound ground turkey
1/2 cup breadcrumbs (I used panko crumbs)
1/2 cup nutritional yeast (OR any cheese- cashew cheese, shredded cheese, etc)
5 basil leaves, finely chopped
1 tbsp. dried oregano
sea salt (few dashes)
pepper (few dashes)
1 tbsp. hot sauce (optional)
1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper & set aside.
2. Add ALL of the above ingredients into your bowl. Mix until well incorporated. The mix will be on the wet/sticky side.
3. Roll into golf ball sized balls and place on the baking sheet. (Feel free to make smaller or larger)
4. Bake at 400 degrees for roughly 20 minutes, depending on the size. The edges will crisp and brown while the middle is tender. You don't want to overcook or they will become dry.
Store any remaining ones in the fridge and will last up to 5 days. To reheat add to a skillet or place in the oven at 350 until warm.