Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Turkey Meat Balls: Protein Packed!

Well I am starting the Jamie Eason, Live Fit 12 week challenge and this is one of her recipes. 
I am not following the challenge's  meal plan to a 'T,' but I will use it as a guideline. You can read more HERE.

One of her recipes are turkey muffins, which are generally used as a snack in between meals. Her's are HUGE--large racquet ball size--and women are asked to eat 2 as a snack.
Can you imagine pulling that out as a snack at your desk.

Anyways, I made my own version, a bit smaller, and they are still packed with protein and will serve me just well for the time being.

They are delicious on there own but you can serve them with some type of sauce, cut them up and top on a salad, or put them in a sandwich. Endless possibilities.

1 lb lean ground turkey ( I want to use extra lean but couldn't find it that week, it will cut calories)
1/4 cup rolled oats
1 egg
1/4 cup onion, chopped
2 mini peppers, chopped
1 small zucchini, grated
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp ground mustard
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes,

Preheat oven 375  F.
Non stick a muffin tin
Mix everything together in a small bowl-use your hands!
Do not over mix the meat but mix enough to get every thing incorporated.

Roll mixture into 12 equal sized balls, place in muffin tin and bake for 40 min.

Serve on a salad, in a pita, on some spaghetti squash, or just eat them---they taste great with hot sauce!



  1. Hi! I am planning to make these for dinner tonight, and I was wondering about the oats. Are these necessary? If so, why? I would rather not make a trip to the store to get them if I don't have to! Thanks :)

  2. They help hold the meat you have bread crumbs, Smash some rice cereal? grind some rice? anything really :) Hope this helps! Let me know how they turn out.


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