I'm always trying to sneak in healthy stuff to my kiddos, and it's a lot easier when they're oblivious to it. I came up with this recipe a while back and my EXTREMELY picky kids BEG for me to make it. We've made it a weekly tradition now and they have still yet to ask what the little green flakes are... I think I'm a genious. Anyway - I thought it would be fun to share the goodness with you! Give it a try and let me know what you think!
PS: They are SUPER easy, SUPER fast and like I mentioned, SUPER yummy!!!!
Zucchini and Turkey Meatballs
1 lb. ground turkey
2 small-medium zucchini, finely grated
1/2 white or yellow onion, finely chopped
1 egg white
2-3 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup plain or Italian style bread crumbs
1 Tbsp. freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 teas. dried oregano
1/2 teas. dried basil
freshly ground pepper to taste
Preheat broiler. Spray 2 rimmed cookie sheets with olive oil cooking spray. Set aside. In a large bowl, mix all ingredients together until well blended. Use a Tbsp. to scoop mixture and use hands to form into balls. Place 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheets.
Bake meatballs under broiler for 5 minutes on each side until browned to perfection. I like mine a little on the dark side, but you can cook them however you like!! Use a spatula to remove from cookie sheets.
Throw the meatballs into your favorite sauce, let them simmer for a bit, then serve over whole wheat pasta and top with some freshly grated Parmesan cheese. Ta-da - you're done!!!
***I like to use whole wheat spaghetti - another great way to sneak in some healthy goodness to you and your family! I also like to open up a can of diced tomatoes and throw those into my favorite pasta sauce! I told you I was sneaky!!
- Enjoy -
PS: Don't mind the pictures - I took them with my phone! Did I mention that I'm lazy too?? =)