REMIX! Crispy Turkey & Sweet Potato Balls
The Crispy turkey and sweet potato balls recipe is an improved, gluten-free version of my old chicken and sweet potato recipe.
A while back I made chicken and sweet potato patties and they were amazingly delicious. So, I wanted to remix the recipe and “faux” fry them. Only challenge – I did not want to pack in extra breaded carbohydrates and I also wanted to keep the recipe gluten-free. I did not like using gluten-free breadcrumbs because they have a slight taste of “cornbread.”
I settled on using Quest Protein Chips – only 5g carbs, packed with protein AND gluten-free. They provided the crunchiness that I was looking for and also added a bit of flavor as well. Perfect as snacks or as a main dish for your lunch or dinner.
Cook sweet potatoes in boiling water for about 10-15 minutes, until tender. Drain and mash sweet potato and add chopped green onions, chili seasoning, coconut flour, one egg and ground turkey. Mix all together with your hands or spatula and form patties.
Crash two bags of quest protein chips and pour them into a bowl. You can use panko or wheat breadcrumbs, but the macronutrients will change and it may not be gluten-free. Quest protein chips will boost the protein content. Formed patties coat in the chips and arrange on a baking rack. Spray with coconut oil and bake for 25 minutes at 375 F.
Baked sweet potato balls are great finger food for a game night or parties. It can also be a great lunch or dinner with a fresh salad or grilled veggies, which will keep you full and give you energy for the rest of the day.
Each ball is about 124 calories with 14 grams of protein, 15 grams of carbs and only 1 gram of fats.
for at least 8 balls:
- 8oz extra lean ground turkey
- 500g baked sweet potato
- 2 tbsp coconut flour (or wheat or oat flour but then it may not be gluten-free)
- 1.5 tbsp McCormick’s low sodium chili seasoning
- 2 bags Quest Protein Chips (I am looking for another substitute for this but as of right now, this is the lowest carb and gluten free alternative I have found)
- 2 green onions (chopped)
- 1 tbsp garlic paste
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Hey, I'm Kevin
My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and maintaining an active lifestyle.
By experimenting in the kitchen and sharing my meals on Tumblr, I learned healthy eating is not boring! By making a few adjustments to my favorite foods, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my wellness goals while satisfying my desire for BANGIN food! 😅 Now I try to help people around the world realize that same level of freedom in eating regardless of budget. Welcome, let's #DemocratizeWellness together!