November 19, 2014

Quinoa Turkey Meatballs


It's been a while since I last shared a recipe.  I still cook often, but finding the time to take pictures of what I make has been challenging.  For any mamas out there with a VERY active toddler, you know what I'm talking about!  Anyway...I made these healthy turkey meatballs a few days ago and actually had some time to put this post together.  You all know that I'm a huge fan of cooking with quinoa and these meatballs didn't disappoint.  They're healthy, delicious and EASY to make.

Ingredients:
1 lb of lean ground turkey (I used 93%)
1 cup of cooked quinoa
1 medium yellow onion, diced very small
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup of chopped spinach leaves (I used baby spinach leaves)
2 tablespoon of low sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon of Italian Seasoning
1 teaspoon of Oregano 
Pinch of Salt and Pepper
1 egg, beaten 

Directions:
Spray a baking pan with cooking spray and preheat oven to 350 degrees
In a large bowl, mix all ingredients together until well combined
Form into 1" meatballs, rolling in between your hands and then lay out on your baking sheet
Bake for 35 minutes or a little more – until golden brown
Rotate them half way through
Enjoy!

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