A home-style cooked meal can be a treat to yourself when you feel like all your diet consists of is broccoli, chicken, and rice. Use this recipe during your weak moments to stay on track with your health goals. Simple flavors and a hint of heat will pick you up from your midweek slump.  The recipe is also paleo friendly and high in protein dense meat. You can add the meatballs to soups, sandwiches, and vegetable filled smorgasbords. If you don’t need all the meatballs for one meal, save them in the sauce for later and reheat when ready.

 SERVES: 30 Meatballs  PREP TIME: 20 mins

COOK TIME: 40 mins  TOTAL TIME: 60 mins

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 lbs Ground Turkey 99% Fat Free
  • 2 Eggs
  • ½ cup Almond Meal or Flour
  • ½ tsp Basil
  • ½ tsp Garlic Salt
  • ½ tsp Garlic Powder
  • 2¾ tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1 tsp Dried Parsley
  • ¾ tsp Black Pepper
  • ¼ tsp Red Pepper Flakes
  • ¼ tsp Paprika
  • ½ tsp Dried Minced Onions
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 6 cups Spaghetti Sauce

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a large bowl, mix together the ground meat, eggs, seasonings and Almond Flour until well combined.
  2. Form meatballs about 1½”- 2″ in diameter.
  3. Thoroughly cook meatballs in a large frying pan on the stovetop over medium heat for 15-20 mins. Turn and brown on all sides.
  4. Pour the spaghetti sauce in a slow cooker and set it to medium heat. Add the meatballs. Heat the sauce through and allow the meatballs to simmer in the sauce for 20 minutes.

Macronutrient Breakdown

Serving Size is ~1/3 lb of Turkey         Servings per Recipe ~6 

Total calories

 264

Grams per serving

Percent of total calories

Fats

8g 27%

Protein

46g 69%

Carbohydrate

2g 3%

Original recipe can be found online at Tastes of Lizzy T’s.

Written by Dillon Gates:
Aspiring Personal trainer, stunt double, entrepenuer, ninja warrior veteran, and graduate.
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