Since starting my health journey, I have been on the hunt for healthy alternatives to my favorite foods. Turkey Meatballs are the perfect alternative, to my much loved meatballs with burrata.
I live for Italian food! And that’s all you really need to know!
While the recipe doesn’t exactly fall into the Noom friendly green category, I believe it is important to still eat things that you enjoy in moderation. In Noom terms, red foods aren’t bad, they should just be enjoyed in smaller amounts.
In the past, I’ve made meatballs with either Beef or Pork, and store bought breadcrumbs. I have since slightly modified the recipe to use turkey, as it’s a much leaner choice.
In addition to finding a beef/pork substitute, I ended up switching breadcrumbs for almond flour. Almond flour is gluten free, it’s low in carbs, richer in nutrients, and lower in calories.
Try turkey for tender fall-off-the-fork meatballs, you don’t have to leave home for.
For The Meatballs:
1lb Organic Ground Turkey
2 handfuls Shredded Parmesan
1 handful finely chopped Fresh Basil
1/4 Cup Almond Flour
1 tbsp Olive Oil
1 tsp Chili Flakes
2 cloves Chopped Garlic
For The Sauce:
Pomi Strained Tomatoes or Passata
1 tbsp Dried Basil
1/2 tbsp Dried Rosemary
1 tsp Sugar
2 cups Chicken Broth
Salt and Pepper to taste
- In a large saucepan, heat tomatoes over medium/hight heat
- Add broth, herbs and spices and stir until reduced, about 4 minutes
- Lower the heat to a simmer and cover
- Mix the turkey and meatball ingredients in a large bowl
- Using a wooden spoon, or your hands, mix until all the ingredients are combined
- With your spoon or hands scoop the mixture and roll into balls
- Brown the meatballs in a pan over medium/hight heat for about 3-4 minutes, turning to brown on all sides
- Add the meatballs to the sauce and continue to simmer on low for 45 minutes to 1 hour, until tender
Serve with Burrata, a sprinkle of Parmesan, and enjoy!