Monday, November 25, 2013

Clean Eating Meatballs

I am making these tonight for us to have all week as lunches! They are delicious, healthy and easy to make. They are so quick and we will have them as a meatball sandwich or even as a side to a nice salad. I will put some low sodium tomato sauce and a tiny sprinkle of low fat mozzarella cheese with some lettuce all on a whole wheat pita or whole wheat bun!!!! I am always looking for quick and easy ways to serve my family meals and this one is a hit! I really encourage you to make them and I am pretty sure that everyone in the fam will gobble them up!! And, let's face it.. we all like a quick, tasty meal that is already cooked and ready to go!!

Clean Eating Meatballs

1 1/2 lbs lean ground turkey or chicken.
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1 egg lightly beaten
1 cup oat bran or ezekiel bread crumbs
2 tbsp fresh parsely, finely chopped
2 tbsp fresh basil, finely chopped
2 tbsp fresh oregano finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, passed through a garlic press
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
In a large bowl place egg and breadcrumbs or oat bran.  Add spices and mix well.  Add remaining ingredients and mix well.  Using an ice cream scoop make meatballs and place on prepared cookie sheet.  Place in hot oven and bake for 20 minutes or until golden.

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