Recipe: Turkey Meatballs

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Looking for a high protein snack on the go?

Turkey not only clocks in at 14 grams of protein per three ounces, it is also a rich source of iron, zinc, potassium, phosphorus, and selenium.

Selenium, in particular, is important for thyroid hormone metabolism and boosting the immune system to its antioxidant capabilities.

Turkey is also high in tryptophan. Tryptophan is an essential amino that builds serotonin to make you happy throughout the day. In the evening it creates melatonin, which helps align your internal clocks and allows you to sleep at night.

Simply, turkey is a great protein source, it can put you in a good mood and help you sleep better.

For someone who lives a busy lifestyle, you can make enough of these turkey balls to last you for a few days when you don’t have time to grab a proper protein source.

Turkey Meatballs

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs. ground turkey
  • 1 cup Portobello or shitake mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp freeze-dried Italian herbs
  • 1 Tbsp freeze-dried dill
  • 1/2 tsp ground pepper
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt or Himalayan salt
  • 2 eggs
  • Coconut oil to grease the pan

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Mix all of the ingredients together in a large bowl.
  3. Roll into 10-12 balls and place on greased baking pan.
  4. Bake for 20-25 minutes until cooked through.

Enjoy!


Recipe by Regional Nutrition Director Josh Stryde. For more meal ideas, check out these healthy recipes.

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