Recipes — July 16, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Turkey Chia Meatball Recipe

Photo Credit: Nichole Mitchell

Photo Credit: Nichole Mitchell

So easy to make and so delicious! Turkey Chia Meatballs are our new favorite!

This recipe serves 4 (makes 12 meatballs)

2 tbsp chia seeds
1 lb ground turkey
½ small onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp fresh basil, chopped
2 tbsp sun-dried tomatoes (packed in oil), drained and chopped
1 tsp salt (or to taste)
½ tsp pepper

Preheat oven to 475F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place chia seeds in small bowl and stir in ¼ cup warm water. Let sit for 10 minutes until thick gel forms. In a large bowl, use hands to mix all ingredients together including the thickened chia gel. Form golf-ball sized meatballs and place on lined baking sheet. Bake in center rack for 12-15 minutes or until meatballs are well done. Serve over vegetables, pasta, or zucchini noodles.

Nutrients per serving (1 serving = 3 meatballs)

Calories (kcal) 264.2 Fat (g) 12.0 Saturated Fat (g) 3.5 Trans Fat (g) 0.1 Cholesterol (mg) 144.4 Sodium (mg) 691.3 Potassium (mg) 472.7 Carbohydrate (g) 5.1 Fiber (g) 2.6 Sugar (g) 0.6 Protein (g) 32.6 Vitamin A (RAE) 5.8 Vitamin C (mg) 5.2 Calcium (mg) 139.2 Iron (mg) 1.5 Vitamin D (μg) 0.3 Vitamin E (mg) 0.4 Thiamine (mg) 0.1 Riboflavin (mg) 0.2 Niacin (NE) 13.1 Folate (DFE) 12.2 Vitamin B6 (mg) 0.2 Vitamin B12 (μg) 3.6


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