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Kevin Curry

Turkey Meatballs & Wilted Spinach

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This is an easy to make and affordable skillet meal with 3 simple ingredients. And it is low-carb for those who are trying to keep their carbs low. If you have not purchased a cast iron skillet yet, what are you waiting for? Every FitMenCook and FitWomenCook should have one.

Turkey Meatballs & Wilted Spinach


* Optional Substitution Note
  • 6 oz extra lean ground turkey
  • 3 cups spinach
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp Kelapo Coconut Oil
  • 2 tbsp pico de gallo (optional)
  • 1 tbsp pine nuts (optional)


Step 1

Set oven to 375F.

Step 2

Measure out your portion of lean ground turkey. I used 6oz. Season with 1 tbsp onion powder, 1 tsp cayenne pepper, 1 tbsp cumin and 1/2 tbsp garlic powder. Mix in the seasoning with your hands.

Step 3

Make individual meatballs. I measured out four 1.5 oz meatballs.

Step 4

Set the cast iron skillet on the stove stop and place it on medium high heat. Add the coconut oil and the minced garlic.

Step 5

Cook the garlic until it becomes brown and then add in the meatballs. Roll the meatballs around the skillet until they are brown on at least 2 sides which should take about 3 – 5 minutes.

Step 6

Reduce the heat to low. Now, add 3 cups of raw spinach to the skillet.  It likely will not fit in the skillet, so it will look like a big pile of spinach. This is good.  🙂

Step 7

Cover the skillet with foil (or glass lid but foil is preferred) and cook for another 3 minutes on the stove top. (See pics)

Step 8

Then place the entire skillet with the foil on top in the oven and bake for 5-7 minutes, careful not to overcook the turkey.

Step 9

Remove from the oven and the spinach will be wilted and ready to eat.

Step 10

Add pico de gallo and pine nuts.

Step 11


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Cook 15min
Total 15min

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About Kevin - 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!