Turkey Meatballs with Pine Nuts
Is there anything better than a dinner that only dirties up one pot while cooking? This delicious chicken and veggie dinner keeps clean up to the minimum, and the fitness payoff to the max! Not to mention it tastes phenomenal (even the kids will eat it!)
Cooking a healthy dinner at home does not have to be complicated or take lots of time. This simple recipe for chicken tenders and veggies will only take you about 30 minutes from start to finish. Meals that are rich in protein and fiber and low in carbs, like this one, will help you build muscle and stay lean.
Courtesy of RealHealthyRecipes.com
What you need
1 cup blanched almond flour
½ cup nutritional yeast, or Parmesan cheese
¼ cup fresh basil, chopped
¼ cup coconut cream, or half and half
1 Tablespoon ketchup
1 Tablespoon tomato paste
1 teaspoon sea salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
2 eggs, at room temperature
1 teaspoon minced garlic
½ cup yellow onion, finely chopped
½ cup pine nuts
2 lbs ground turkey
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly grease a large rimmed baking sheet with olive oil.
2. In a large bowl combine the almond flour, nutritional yeast, basil, cream, ketchup, tomato paste, salt, pepper, eggs, garlic, onion and pine nuts. Mix well until fully combined. Add the ground turkey and use your hands to mix all of the ingredients evenly into the meat.
3. Shape the meat into golf ball shaped meatballs and place on the prepared baking sheet. Drizzle with the olive oil.
4. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes, or until cooked through. Enjoy!
One serving equals: 277 calories, 17g fat, 6g carbohydrate, 3g fiber, and 27g protein.