A hearty dinner can put a smile on anyone’s face. Sometimes all you need is a little Italian love from the kitchen, but can you have the hearty while still being healthy? With these Turkey Meatballs..you sure can!
Using 93/7 ground turkey, season with garlic powder and Italian seasoning. Form large (baseball sized) balls with your hands. Line the bottom of the crock-pot with 1/2 cup – 1 cup of tomato sauce from a jar. Place the turkey meatballs on the sauce and cook on low for 5 hours. Remove the meatballs and discard sauce that they cooked in; excess fat will have cooked out of balls and remain in the crock-pot.
To make a healthy homemade sauce, combine fresh tomatoes, onions, carrots, and peppers in a saucepan. Add a little salt, pepper and Italian seasoning. Cook on low for 20-30 minutes and then pulse in a blender. Return to stove on low until ready to use.
Cook Quinoa, brown rice, or whole wheat pasta according to package instructions. Serve meatballs (each one approximately 4 oz of cooked meat) on top of carbohydrate with your homemade sauce and Parmesan cheese (approximately 1/4-1/2 cup depending on your fat allowance).
*The exact portions will vary per person. Contact us for more details on your portions and macronutrient breakdown per meal/per day!