Turmeric Turkey Meatballs
I definitely am one of those people (see how I didn't say RD) who meal preps on the weekend. It helps me keep to my routine during the week and it eliminates the dinner binges-- for me, that binge usually means sushi. If I ever I feel stressed from a long day, or leave work a little too late, which is mostly a norm these days, the taste of super-spicy wasabi forward soy sauce on some spicy tuna sounds amazing.
In defense of my obscene spending on sushi, I have dedicated my Sundays to meal prep. I tend to prep items not packing out all my meals in containers, I mostly just prep all the components and then assemble them together a few days before. I don't like doing meals because it just doesn't work for me most times. I get bored if I eat the same thing, in the same way, every day. Prepping the components allow me to use them in rice bowls, salads, snack bites, etc. The variety keeps me coming back. The other key, is to only make enough for about 4 days, typically Monday-Thursday. I leave Friday or at least 1 weekday open just in case plans happen, because, life-- and that's okay folks!
Okay, enough about meal prep woes. Lets get to this awesome recipe! I always have a pound of 99% Fat-Free ground turkey in my freezer ready to go. It's a very quick protein for me and you can dress it up and down in a variety of ways. Recently, I have doubled this recipe and freezer the uncooked meatballs for later. This no-breadcrumb, high-protein meatball is my favorite meal prep item!
1 lb. 99% Fat-Free Turkey, ground
2 Egg Whites
3 cloves Garlic, minced
2 tsp. Turmeric, ground
1/2 tsp. Cumin, ground
1/2 tsp. Paprika, ground
1 cup Parsley, chopped (or 3 tbs. dried)
1 tbs. Sage, chopped
2 tsp. Sea Salt
2 tsp. Black Pepper, ground
Yields 12, 1.5 oz. Meatballs
Directions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Combine all meatball ingredients and mix with your hands. Yes, clean your hands before this, don't be too nervous-- you'll be fine. Get in there and mix it around until combined. Scoop up meatballs into 1.5 oz. servings, roll in your hands to a good ball form and place on parchment lined baking sheet. Just a little note, the meatballs are sticky! Try to have some cold water in a bowl nearby to help you really roll the meatballs well. Bake for 25 minutes, Feel free to check on them at minute 15 and turn if they're looking cooked through. Since your turkey is almost fat-free, the meatballs will not be brown in color, they will be white on the inside, still means they are cooked.