Lemon Spinach Turkey Meatballs

Need a way to make meatballs healthier? This recipe does just that. By using extra lean turkey and wilted spinach, you can cut the fat and increase the good stuff like iron and Vitamin K. Serve them with classic spaghetti, or make it more well rounded by pairing it alongside brown rice and veggies.

5 cups fresh spinach
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 pound, extra lean ground turkey breast
1 egg
1 1/2 cups breadcrumbs
1 tsp dried oregano
1 lemon, zested
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
1 tsp salt
olive oil

– heat a pan on medium high heat
– add olive oil and saute garlic and spinach together
– once the spinach is wilted, set aside and let cool
– in a bowl, mix together the turkey, egg, breadcrumbs, oregano, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt and the cooled, cooked spinach
– roll into meatballs
– sear in a pan with olive oil or simmer on the stove in tomato sauce until cooked

Yield: 11 large meatballs


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