Healthy Meatballs

So some of you know Mike and I have been on Profile for two months. This is the third time I’ve lost weight in my life and this time I’m hoping to learn how to have a healthy relationship with food instead of on a diet – off a diet mode. There has to be a healthy balance. So, we’ve found a lot of great recipes that take the foods we love and make them in a healthier way. This healthy meatball recipe is packed with veggies (and meat – don’t worry) and tastes so delicious! It’s definitely a recipe

So, we’ve found a lot of great recipes that take the foods we love and make them in a healthier way. This healthy meatball recipe is packed with veggies (and meat – don’t worry) and tastes so delicious! It’s definitely a dinner we’ll put in our regular rotation.

We wanted to make a ton of meatballs and freeze a bunch to eat later… great intentions. Instead, we made a ton of meatballs and then didn’t make any other food for the week – and just ate meatballs for every meal. It was amazing. Honestly, I didn’t even get tired of them; they’re that good. Without any more rambling…

Ingredients

  • 1-2 pounds of 99% lean ground turkey (we found some at Cash Wise)
  • 1-2 pounds of 93% lean ground beef (this helped cut the flavor of ground turkey – it’s not bad, but we think it tastes better with some beef in there)
  • 1-2 diced onions
  • 4-6 diced green peppers
  • Dash of olive oil
  • 2-3 eggs
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • Italian seasoning (optional)
  • Optional veggies: diced cauliflower and diced zucchini (note: bake or steam these veggies before adding)

How to make healthy meatballs

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Blend up meat in a mixer.
  3. In a pan, add a dash of olive oil and heat it up a little. Add diced onions and green peppers to cook down a little bit.
  4. Add cooked veggies to the meat mixture and add seasonings.
  5. Add eggs and blend.
  6. Put parchment paper on a cookie sheet (we used cookie sheets with an edge on it (some people call them brownie pans) and take small pieces of the meat mixture and roll them into balls. Place on baking sheet.
  7. Put meatballs in the oven and bake for 30 or so minutes (or until it browns)

We served our meatballs with zoodles (zucchini noodles) made with the GUFU Spiralfix Spiral Cutter (spiral cut the zucchini and put in boiling water for 2 minutes and strain). We topped it off with heart-healthy spaghetti sauce (store bought) and some parmesan cheese. Yum!

Note: this post is not sponsored by Profile, Spiralfix, or Amazon.com. Just wanted to share the details of what worked for us!

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