By: Samantha Feck
This is the perfect recipe for a quick weeknight meal when hamburger cravings ensue but your diet is a priority! Feel free to adjust ingredients to taste, with more salt, pepper or garlic as you like. These make for a great meal on their own, but I prefer to serve over wheat pasta with a low-calorie pasta sauce.
Lean Mean Meatballs
Start to finish: 15 minutes
3 tablespoons olive oil
½ pound ground 80% lean ground turkey
½ cup breadcrumbs
1 tablespoon cilantro
¼ medium onion, chopped
1 clove garlic
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
Heat olive oil in skillet on medium-high.
In a large bowl, combine the ground turkey, egg, breadcrumbs, cilantro, onion, garlic, salt and pepper and mix until well incorporated.
Divide the meat into 1-inch balls. Place meatballs in the skillet and allow to cook until browned, about 4 minutes on each side.
To serve, place on top of pasta and sauce of your choice.
Samantha Feck is a Louisville transplant by way of Cincinnati, she moved to the area in March 2014 to accept a Public Relations Associate position at Estes Public Relations. She only joined YPAL just a few weeks ago!
Health & Wellness Q & A
Favorite Workout: Pilates
Healthy Lifestyle Goal: Learn new ways to incorporate vegetables into my cooking
Proudest Fitness Achievement: Half-marathon a few years ago
The reason I work out: To challenge myself!
Favorite way to fight stress: Cardio workout followed by a glass of wine 🙂
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The YPAL Healthcare Blog Series, sponsored by Norton Healthcare, is part of the new Healthy YP Initiative, which will focus on the health and well-being of our Louisville Young Professionals. This blog series will feature various young professional bloggers in our community sharing their stories on health, wellness, nutrition, fitness and healthy lifestyles.