Thursday, February 13

Turkey and Quinoa Meatballs

1 lb Ground turkey
1 cup cooked Quinoa
1 Celery stem (diced)
 Some chopped onion
2 garlic cloves (minced)
1 large egg
1 Tbsp of flour
1 Tbsp Italian seasoning

Preheat oven at 375.
In a small skillet add a bit of olive oil and heat up. Add garlic, stir for 15 seconds, literally! Add onions & celery and cook until onion is translucent (season with some salt & pepper). Take this mixture out into a bowl and allow to cool.
Next in a large bowl, add ground turkey, cooked quinoa (cook 1/2 cup accordingly and cool), 1 egg, 1 tbsp. of flour, 1 tbsp Italian seasoning and lastly the cooled onion mixture.
Now for the fun part, with the most useful tools in the kitchen aka your hands, incorporate all ingredients together.

Once meat mixture is ready, grab a large ice cream scoop or use your hands once again to form uniform balls. Place one ball into a greased (sprayed with pam) cupcake pan. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until slightly golden on top. For the kids I used a dash of ketchup on top of each ball. Gave it more of a meatloaf flavor which my girls enjoyed.

This recipe makes about 11-12 balls or mini loafs.

Enjoy!!! xoxo


  1. how do you make your green beans?

    1. Blanch in boiling water for 2-3mins. Shock in cold water. Heat up some olive oil, quickly saute (2mins) & season w/ salt and pepper. I love crispy green beans.