HEALTHY TURKEY MEATBALLS
10 min Prep, 20 min Cook
Last weekend I took over the Savse Smoothies Instagram account to tell the world all my top tips on staying fit and healthy. That included; how to make the perfect bowl of porridge, a plyometric leg workout that can be done absolutely anywhere, my favourite herbs and spices that should be in every healthy diet, some pre game/training nutritional notes and finally this cracker of a recipe. Healthy turkey meatballs with a spicy tomato & oregano sauce, served over a bed of orzo.
I don’t have Orzo often, I prefer eating grains over pasta as they contain more nutrients but this makes a lovely change and this recipe tastes really comforting and indulgent whilst still being really healthy. You cant ask for much more than that.
- INGREDIENTS FOR MEATBALLS:
- INGREDIENTS FOR TOMATO SAUCE:
- INGREDIENTS FOR PASTA:
Pre-heat your oven to 180 degrees C & cover a baking tray with parchment paper.
Chop your garlic and ½ onion as finely as you can, then add to a large mixing bowl.
Add the remaining ingredients for the meatballs and mix thoroughly with your hands.
Form the mincemeat into balls and spread out onto your baking tray.
Once complete, pop in the oven for 20 minutes.
Add you orzo to a saucepan and cover (by 2cm) with boiling water.
Pop the lid on and allow to cook for 10 minutes.
Heat a pan on a medium/high heat, add your spices and allow to sweat for two minutes whilst we prep the tomatoes.
Chop your tomatoes into small cubes then add to the pan along with your olive oil.
Cook for 5 minutes or so until the tomatoes are nice and soft and starting to form a sauce.
By this time your meatballs should be done. Remove them from the oven and add to the pan to brown and absorb all that lovely flavour.
Cook for another 2-3 minutes then serve your orzo and pour over the sauce and meatballs.
Top with a little more fresh tomato and chopped oregano.
Serving Size 323.3 g
|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories 446.5 cals||22%|
|% Daily Value*|
|Kilojoules 1871.5 kJ||22%|
|Fat 14.5 g||22%|
|Sodium 700.3 mg||30%|
|Carbohydrate 22.3 g||7%|
|Protein 45.8 g||92%|
|*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.|