Once again it is Monday! This weekend was a busy one for us! Between friends visiting Friday night, a Clue themed Who Dunnit church social on Saturday night, and cooking, cleaning and laundry on Sunday, this weekend flew by! Yesterday morning, Home Alone 2 was on, while I was meal planning and prepping for this weeks lunches and preparing Sunday dinner, while the hubby was out doing chores. I also cleaned the house and worked out to PiYo: Strength Intervals! (Can you believe I am on week four already!?)
A new Monday also means a new Sunday Dinner recipe from our table to yours! Yesterday, we had turkey meatballs, which were 21 Day Fix approved and husband approved! I was surprised, but my husband actually really enjoyed them! And, I suppose you could use beef in substitute of the turkey. Turkey is a leaner and a “healthier” for you meat, I find myself using it more and more! Like my hubby says, “you can hardly tell the difference!”
2 pounds ground Turkey (Jennie-O)
1 onion, chopped
1 tsp. Garlic, minced (I cheat and use the pre-mined in a jar)
2 cups Whole Wheat Quick Oats + a little extra, if needed
7 tbsp. Organic Canned (or raw) Tomatoes (no salt added)
1 tsp. McCormick Perfect Pinch (no salt) Sweet Onion and Herb
1 tsp. Italian Spice
1 tsp. Garlic Powder
1/4 tsp. Cumin
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Open up turkey and put into medium sized bowl. Chop up tomatoes, if using raw. Mince garlic, if not already and chop up onion. I LOVE my Tupperware chopper! I use it all the time! Plus it is small, so it fits anywhere and it is dishwasher safe! I had a Tupperware party this summer and I got lots of new and awesome things! If you haven’t already, have a party! You get lots of great stuff that I literally use every day!
2. Add in all the ingredients listed and mix well with your hands. I know, some people do not like mixing with their hands, but it’s the only way to make meatballs! During this step, I added in more Quick Oats. It was still a little wet and needed more “glue”. Time to form your meatballs. I formed mine fairly large. Remember, that turkey is a little bit wetter meat than say beef. The meatballs, where not perfect meatballs by any means and are hard to stick together before, but turned out great after they were in the oven and fully cooked. So don’t freak out if your meatballs look crumbly or are falling apart before cooking.
3. Next, you’ll need a fairly large frying pan. I fried mine just until they were a little brown. It makes a lot of meatballs, so you will have to do it in batches. After, I put them into a large, 9X13 glass pan.
4. I baked mine for about 40-45 minutes, or until done. I also served mine with brown rice and honey roasted carrots! For the carrots, slice organic baby carrots in half, length wise. Pour in a little olive oil, organic honey, pepper, and thyme. Toss to coat. Lay out on baking sheet and bake in preheated 400 degree oven for about 30-40 minutes.
For the 21 Day Fix meal plan this meal would equal one green, one yellow, and one red! Everything was awesome, plus it made a lot of leftovers for lunches this week! Yumm!
Stay tuned for a very special Valentine’s Day give away!!! Coming soon!
Happy Monday! xo