Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Not Your Average Meatball Recipe!

Tonight's clean eats dinner recipe is a twist on homemade meatballs What's the twist? Well these meatballs get a nutritional boost (and added volume without all the calories for you hungry eaters out there!) from some grated zucchini. Moreover, this recipe utilizes oats instead of breadcrumbs, cheese, or other unhealthy ingredients. These turkey meatballs come out moist and full of fresh flavor!

Shown served with a Greek-Dill dipping sauce
Turkey Meatballs (Serves 2; Makes about 9 meatballs each)

8 Ounces 99% fat free lean ground turkey
1/2 Cup grated zucchini (process in a food processor until a grated/shredded consistency)
4 Tablespoons oat flour (grind some oats in a food processor until a fine flour-like consistency)
1 Egg white
2 Garlic cloves, chopped
2 Tablespoons red onion
1/2 Tablespoon oregano
1/2 Tablespoons parsley
Salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a bowl, combine all ingredients. Mix thoroughly, then form into bite size meatballs (roughly 3/4 inch). Place on a foiled baking sheet, and bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown.

I served these with a Greek-Dill Dipping Sauce, but these also go perfectly with my Homemade Spaghetti Sauce as well (on top of a bed of spaghetti squash!). Either way, these delicious little morsels of turkey meatballs are a clean eats dinner than anyone will surely love! Enjoy!