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Turkey Meatballs & Wilted Spinach

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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.

Calories 336
Protein 43g
Fat 16g
Carbs 3g
Total Time 15m

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.

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Turkey Meatballs & Wilted Spinach

Ingredients

Ingredients:

  • 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)
Steps
  1. Set oven to 375F.
  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.
  3. Make individual meatballs.  I measured out four 1.5 oz meatballs.
  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.
  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.
  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.  🙂
  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)
  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.
  9. Remove from the oven and the spinach will be wilted and ready to eat.
  10. Add pico de gallo and pine nuts.
  11. Enjoy!

Approx macros.

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Calories
336
Protein
43g
Fat
16g
Carbs
3g
Sodium
-
Fiber
-
Sugar
-
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.