Turkey Meatballs with Pine Nuts

Prep Time:

12 Minutes

Cook Time:

15 Minutes

Serves:

12

Level:

Beginner

About the Recipe

Most snack foods are guaranteed to get you off track with your healthy eating and fit lifestyle. However, there are plenty of wholesome snacks that you can make at home for convenient, on-the-go nutrition.

This recipe for Turkey Meatballs with Pine Nuts is great to make on the weekend, to fill your fridge with healthy snacking options for the week. You could also make a batch of hardboiled eggs and slice some cucumbers while the meatballs bake. These healthy snacks are all low in carbs and sugar – the two things that your snacks should never contain.

Taking control of your snack foods is key to getting on track with your fitness results.

Ingredients

  1. 1 cup blanched almond flour

  2. ½ cup nutritional yeast, or Parmesan cheese

  3. ¼ cup fresh basil, chopped

  4. ¼ cup coconut cream, or half and half

  5. 1 Tablespoon ketchup

  6. 1 Tablespoon tomato paste

  7. 1 teaspoon sea salt

  8. ½ teaspoon black pepper

  9. 2 eggs, at room temperature

  10. 1 teaspoon minced garlic

  11. ½ cup yellow onion, finely chopped

  12. ½ cup pine nuts

  13. 2 lbs ground turkey

  14. 2 Tablespoons olive oil

Preparation

Instructions


1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly grease a large rimmed baking sheet with olive oil.

2. In a large bowl combine the almond flour, nutritional yeast, basil, cream, ketchup, tomato paste, salt, pepper, eggs, garlic, onion and pine nuts. Mix well until fully combined. Add the ground turkey and use your hands to mix all of the ingredients evenly into the meat.

3. Shape the meat into golf ball shaped meatballs and place on the prepared baking sheet. Drizzle with the olive oil.

4. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes, or until cooked through. Enjoy!


Nutrition

One serving equals: 277 calories, 17g fat, 6g carbohydrate, 3g fiber, and 27g protein.

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