Turkey Meatballs

As promised, here’s the recipe I use to make turkey meatballs. This recipe is from The Skinny Rules by Bob Harper, and it is SO good. I have some of these in my freezer at all times to throw together for a quick meal. You can put them in soup, pair with whole wheat spaghetti and low sodium spaghetti sauce, throw on a whole wheat hoagie for a meatball sub, etc. So, here’s the recipe below. Give them a try! (I do often substitute the fresh garlic and fresh parsley for the dried stuff, and they still turn out great.)
Ingredients
  • 1 lb. Lean ground turkey
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup cooked brown rice, cooled
  • Olive oil spray

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients except olive oil in a large mixing bowl and shape into 1-inch balls. The recipe should yield about 30 meatballs.
  2. Spray a large non-stick skillet with olive oil.
  3. Cook the meatballs for 5-6 minutes, occasionally turning them to brown all sides.
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Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe

One of the ways I’m maintaining healthy eating is by making just about everything I eat myself, including my salad dressings. One of the dressings that I love is the Balsamic Vinaigrette I make. So, I thought I’d share it with you. I took a recipe I found, but tweaked it a bit because I originally found it too bitter. I love it now! And, it makes the perfect portion for an individual salad. Hope you enjoy!

Balsamic Vinaigrette

1 Tablespoon Balsamic Vinegar

1 Teaspoon Dijon Mustard

2 Teaspoons Lemon Juice

1/2 Teaspoon Agave Nectar

Whisk all ingredients together and drizzle over salad.

For That Sweet Tooth Craving

If you all are like me, the one thing you will miss when trying to eat healthy is something sweet. I can’t even tell you how long it had been since I’ve had something chocolate…until this weekend. I saw this recipe on Pinterest and was kind of skeptical, since it’s a “brownie” recipe mainly comprised of dates, but I decided to try it anyway. I was really missing chocolate :) .

Well, it was wonderful. You simply blend dates, cocoa powder, walnuts, and a splash of vanilla in a food processor, roll into balls – and voila! Brownies. Kind of. While not really, truly chocolate, these tasted wonderful. Now maybe it’s just because I haven’t had anything sweet in about a month, but I think they tasted pretty close to real brownies. So, I wanted to share this with y’all for when you, too, are missing a little something sweet. Be careful though – only one or two at a time. Those dates do have sugar in them. Below is the recipe for exact ingredient measurements.

Healthy Sugar-Free Cookies | Triumph Wellness