Veggie Loaded Turkey Meatballs

Veggie Loaded Turkey Meatballs

I have been blessed with two kids who love food. They are adventurous eaters, and for the most part, will try anything once.

To properly balance those blessings, I have a man-child for a husband. He has a long list of particular foods that he has convinced himself he doesn’t like. Since being with him for the past decade, I have learned that about half of the foods on that list he has yet to even try. We are working on it. I’m not frustrated by this one bit. It doesn’t bug me at all that my tiny children have more willingness to try new things than my husband. I swear it doesn’t make my blood boil when I slave over a meal to find out that he “isn’t a big fan.” I promise I love my husband. Totally promise.

When it comes to meat, he’s extra “sensitive.” When I bought the granddaddy pack of organic ground turkey from Costco, I knew I had an uphill battle ahead of me. He isn’t a ground turkey guy. Whether he actually knew this about himself or not, we will never know.

The first two times I made dinner with the ground turkey, I told him it was ground beef.
What do ya know? He loved it!

Since then, I have disclosed my little trick to him and he is now a ground turkey convert. Every time he eats it, he nods and has a slight look of surprise on his face.

These meatballs not only got the nod of approval, but the verbal review, of “wow, this turkey is really good!”

Ground turkey. Check.

Onto the next hurdle…kiwis

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Veggie Loaded Turkey Meatballs
Healthy and simple meatballs made with wholesome vegetables and lean proteins.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Using a grater, shred the zucchini and sweet potato into a large bowl.
  2. Use a food processor or finely chop the onion and garlic and add to the bowl with the zucchini and sweet potato
  3. Add eggs, almond flour, turkey, and spices into the bowl. Remember to add more
  4. Mix until throughly combined. Remember to add more almond flour as needed to reach proper consistency.
  5. Using your hands, form 1 inch balls and place on a plate.
  6. Heat a cast iron skillet over medium heat with 2 tbsp of avocado oil.
  7. When skillet is hot, place about half of the formed meatballs on the skillet.
  8. Allow meatballs to cook until crispy on one side, and then flip to other side.
  9. Continue to allow all sides of the meatball to crisp up. This should take roughly 15 minutes.
  10. Once all sides are browned, check for doneness with a meat thermometer or cutting in half.
  11. Set meatballs aside and continue this process until all of the formed meatballs are cooked through.
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Veggie Loaded Turkey Meatballs

Print Recipe
Veggie Loaded Turkey Meatballs
Healthy and simple meatballs made with wholesome vegetables and lean proteins.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Using a grater, shred the zucchini and sweet potato into a large bowl.
  2. Use a food processor or finely chop the onion and garlic and add to the bowl with the zucchini and sweet potato
  3. Add eggs, almond flour, turkey, and spices into the bowl. Remember to add more
  4. Mix until throughly combined. Remember to add more almond flour as needed to reach proper consistency.
  5. Using your hands, form 1 inch balls and place on a plate.
  6. Heat a cast iron skillet over medium heat with 2 tbsp of avocado oil.
  7. When skillet is hot, place about half of the formed meatballs on the skillet.
  8. Allow meatballs to cook until crispy on one side, and then flip to other side.
  9. Continue to allow all sides of the meatball to crisp up. This should take roughly 15 minutes.
  10. Once all sides are browned, check for doneness with a meat thermometer or cutting in half.
  11. Set meatballs aside and continue this process until all of the formed meatballs are cooked through.
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