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Italian Turkey Quinoa Meatballs

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My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.

Calories 234
Protein 31g
Fat 4g
Carbs 18g
Total Time

Hello everyone! Are you an Italian food lover as much as I am? Then I bet you will love this dish! I now introduce to you, the Italian turkey quinoa meatballs!

This has all those great flavors in it but without the carbs and fats from the pasta! You can just eat these quinoa-stuffed turkey meatballs, or julienne a zucchini to have an instant, hi-protein, low-carb, classic muscle-building meal.

Meatballs don’t get as much attention as they should be getting. It is so versatile that you can add it to any dish or you can even make your own baked turkey quinoa meatballs as part of your healthy dinner recipes.

This turkey quinoa recipe is very easy to make. You just put the ground meat and the seasonings such as pepper, Italian seasoning or even soy sauce in a bowl then mix and cook as desired.

I also include and cook quinoa with ground turkey because it perfectly serves as a whole-grain binder to the meatball while preventing it from being dry.

Quinoa is a flowering plant that originates from the Andean region of northwestern South America. It is grown as a crop for its edible seeds. The seeds have a high amount of protein, B vitamins, dietary fibers, and minerals that are far greater than those of many other grains.

So try this out and add this on your collection of meatball recipes! Also, let me know your adjustments and experiences on this dish via email or by leaving a comment below.

I really appreciate reading how you’re loving and enjoying the recipes I made for you fit foodies. It is so important for me to provide you with healthy and filling meal plans while helping you to achieve your weight loss and fitness goals easier.

Have a great meatball day! Stay happy and healthy always!

 

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Italian Turkey Quinoa Meatballs

Ingredients

Ingredients for about 18 meatballs for 6 servings:

  • 1.5lb extra lean ground turkey
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup copped green onions (or basil)
  • 2 cups low sodium marinara (I used basil flavored)
  • Seasonings:
  • 1 tbsp fennel seeds
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
Steps
  1. In a bowl, mix turkey, quinoa, egg, onions and seasonings.
  2. Form small meatballs and set a large nonstick skillet on medium high heat.
  3. Spray the skillet with coconut oil and sear the meatballs for about 3 minutes.
  4. Reduce the heat to medium and then add marinara.
  5. Cover and cook for about 8 to 10 minutes until the meatballs are completely cooked.

 

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Approximate macros for 3 meatballs, 1 of 6 servings:

 

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Calories
234
Protein
31g
Fat
4g
Carbs
18g
Sodium
-
Fiber
2g
Sugar
3g
About the author

FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.