Secretly Healthy and Super Yummy Turkey Meatballs

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??  =)