My Famous Turkey Meatballs

  • 1 lbs ground turkey, very cold

  • 1 egg

  • 1/2 c of parmesan cheese, more for serving if desired

  • 1/2 cup of watsuee chickpea crumbs

  • 1 tsp of italian seasoning

  • 1/4 cup of onion or shallot

  • 1/4 cup of chopped chives or basil (if you don’t have this no problem)

  • 2 garlic cloves

  • pepper for seasoning (I don’t like to add salt because the tomato sauce has salt)

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, more as needed

  • 3 cups marinara sauce, more to taste

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine turkey, egg, cheese, chickpea crumbs, onion, chives, garlic, pepper, italian seasoning and mix well. These are easiest to form into balls while cold so you can place them in fridge if needed. Form into 1 1/4-inches in diameter. or whatever size you prefer

  2. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large sauté pan. When hot, add meatballs to fit in one layer without crowding, and brown on all sides, 5 to 8 minutes. Transfer to a plate, add another tablespoon of oil to pan and brown another layer of meatballs, transferring them to the plate as they brown. Repeat until all meatballs are browned, adding more oil to the pan as needed.

  3. Return meatballs and their juices to pan, shake pan to cover the meatballs with sauce, and lower heat. Partly cover pan and simmer until the meatballs are cooked through, 15 to 20 minutes.

  4. Serve hot, drizzled with more olive oil and sprinkled with more cheese or garnish as desired

adapted from NYTimes cooking

Chicken Parm Meatballs

Chicken parm meatballs are a yummy staple for dinner. They can be paired with zucchini noodles, high fiber chickpea pasta or just with a side of vegetables! They are versatile and super easy to make. I actually made them while I was getting ready for a night out!

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Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground chicken

  • 1/2 cup Marinara or vodka sauce (i used jar goods vodka sauce)

  • 1/4 c grated parmesan cheese

  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced

  • 1/2 tsp dried italian seasoning

  • 1/2 tsp onion powder

  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

  • 1/4 tsp of black pepper

  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella

  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley

Recipe

  1. preheat oven to 350 and lightly oil a baking dish

  2. mix ground chicken, 2 tbsp of marinara, 1/4 c of parm cheese, garlic, italian seasoning, onion powder, sea salt and black pepper

  3. form balls to desired size, place in oven and bake for 25-30 minutes

  4. take meatballs out of the oven and top with remaining marinara sauce and mozz cheese

  5. place back in oven for ~5 minutes till cheese is melted (i put the meatballs on a higher shelf to cook the top well)

  6. garnish with parsley and serve

Makes 18 balls

Nutrition (serving 1 meatball): 66 calories, 4 g fat, 1 carb, 6 g protein, 118 mg sodium

Keto Almond Butter Dark Chocolate Balls

These treats are perfect for low carb dessert or snack. They are totally addicting! You can adjust the type of nut butter and type of chocolate based on nutrition goals and taste preferences. These take only about 15 minutes to prep and 30+ minutes in the freezer. it’s a little easier to work with the nut butter if it is chilled in the fridge beforehand

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Ingredients

¾ cup of Almond butter

4 tbsp of Almond flour

¾ cup of Lily’s Dark Chocolate Chips (look for <5 net carbs)

1 tsp Coconut oil

Himalayan Salt to taste

Recipe

  1. Mix ¾ c of almond butter with 4 tbsp of almond flour (if mixture is too wet add more almond flour

  2. Roll the almond butter mix into small balls (about 1 tsp) and place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper

  3. Place in freezer for 30-40 minutes

  4. Melt lilys chocolate chips and add 1 tsp of coconut oil

  5. Dip the almond butter balls into chocolate mix and place back on backing sheet

  6. Sprinkle with salt to taste

  7. Place in freezer for 10+ minutes or until ready to serve

Nutrition (makes 18 balls) Serving 1 ball: calories 80 kcal, 10 g fat, 7 g carbs, 4 g fiber (3 NET carbs), 4 g protein