Healthy Turkey Meatballs!

We’ve been blessed with so many great recipes this summer, and our latest is no exception! Check out these Healthy Turkey Meatballs submitted by Yelitza Velazquez of Plymouth, Connecticut; this delicious homemade recipe is 225 calories per serving, and makes around 3 servings worth of these yummy meatballs. The process of creating your own homemade turkey sausage further enhances the nutritional benefits of this recipe, with 26.9 grams of protein per serving, 46% of your DV of Vitamin C, and only 5.4 grams of carbs! Give this recipe a try, and share your thoughts with us by leaving a rating & comment below; we know you’ll enjoy it! Happy Cooking. – Tasty25 Staff




CALORIE COUNT: 225 Calories Per ServingSERVING SIZE: 164 grams.


What you need:

3 Turkey breasts

1/3 Cup red peppers (Chopped)

1/2 Onion (Chopped)

1 Tbsp. garlic powder

1 Tsp. turmeric

1 Tsp. pepper

1/2 Tsp. sea salt

1 Tsp. rosemary

1 Tsp. thyme

3 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil (Separated)

Directions: (Approximate cook time: 25 minutes; Servings: 3.)

  1. Take your 3 thawed-out turkey breasts, and place them in a food processor or blender, along with 2 Tbsp. of olive oil; process until texture is smooth.

  2. Next, place your ground turkey breast in a medium-sized bowl, and mix with all of the additional ingredients, except for your last Tbsp. of olive oil; mix ingredients together until evenly incorporated together.

  3. Place your stovetop on medium-high heat, and put a large skillet on the fire with your 1 Tbsp. of olive oil; next, make 15-20 meatballs from your bowl of mixed ingredients, and place them in the skillet.

  4. Cook the meatballs in the skillet, turning each one frequently to prevent burning and to ensure each meatball is cooked thoroughly; meatballs are done whenever meat at the center of the meatball is fully cooked.

  5. When done, take meatballs from skillet, and serve while hot; for an appetizer, serve meatballs with toothpicks on a plate covered in low-sodium barbecue sauce, or for lunch & dinner serve over pasta, or with sweet potato & avocado.

  6. Eat & enjoy!

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The Editor’s Own: Grilled Chicken en Papillote w/ Citrus Salsa!

For this Mother’s Day, I was blessed with the opportunity to cook my Mom one of my VERY special healthy & delicious recipes! Continue reading

The Editor’s Own: Sweet & Spicy Mango Stir-Fry

At Tasty25 Magazine, our entire staff practices what we preach; so cheers to another great healthy & delicious recipe straight from my kitchen! I get excited every time I’m able to share one of my own recipes with our growing food conscious community, and I hope you’ll enjoy this one. My Sweet & Spicy Mango Stir-Fry recipe is quick, simple, and absolutely chock full of flavor; and as a health seeker, it doesn’t get any better than a balanced mix of lean meat & veggies! Try it out, let me know what you think, and Happy Cooking!  – David Jones II, Editor



What you need:

1 Cup of lean red stew meat

Cup of frozen mixed vegetable stir-fry

1/3 Cup of KC Masterpiece® Spicy Mango marinade

Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

Tbsp. garlic powder

1 Tsp. oregano

1 Tsp. basil

1 Tsp. honey

1/2 Tsp. ground black pepper

Directions: (Approximate cook time: 15 minutes; Serving size – 1 adult)

  1. Combine the stew meat, olive oil, garlic powder, oregano, basil, and black pepper in a medium-sized bowl, and stir to mix evenly.

  2. Place stovetop to medium-high heat, and add the mixture of stew meat, olive oil, and spices to skillet; Cook until meat is evenly browned. (About 5 minutes.)

  3. Evenly drizzle KC Masterpiece® Spicy Mango marinade on top of browned meat, and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes.

  4. Add stir-fry vegetables, and cook for another 5 minutes, stirring occasionally to mix flavor and prevent burning.

  5. Bring stovetop to low heat, and drizzle honey on top of stir-fry medley; Serve hot in a medium-sized bowl.

  6. Eat & enjoy!

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Chili-Rubbed Tilapia w/ Lemon & Asparagus

Cheers to another 20-minute meal that’s healthy, light, and delicious! This recipe of Chili-Rubbed Tilapia w/ Lemon & Asparagus, sent in by Shauwn Jenkins of Los Angeles, CA, is a great & creative variation to a fairly traditional meal. Diabetic friendly, low calorie, low carbohydrates, low sodium… What else could you want from a Tasty25 creation? Try out this tasty recipe, let us know what you think, and Happy Cooking! – Tasty25 Staff



What you need:

2 Pounds of asparagus (Tough ends trimmed, and cut into 1-inch pieces.)

1 Pound of tilapia (Or other firm white fish fillets.)

2 Tbsp. of chili powder

3 Tbsp. of lemon juice

2 Tbsp. of extra-virgin olive oil

1/2 Tsp. of garlic powder

1/2 Tsp. salt (Divided up into 1/4’s)

Directions: (Approximate cook time: 20 minutes; Serves 4 adults.)

  1. Bring 1-inch of water to a boil in a large saucepan.

  2. Put asparagus in a steamer basket, place in pan, then cover and steam until tender-crisp for about 4 minutes; Transfer to a large plate, spreading asparagus out to cool.

  3. Combine chili powder, garlic powder and 1/4 teaspoon salt on a plate.

  4. Coat fillets lightly in the spice mixture.

  5. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add fish, cooking until white in the center, gently turning halfway, 5 to 7 minutes total.

  6. Divide tilapia among 4 plates; Immediately after, add lemon juice, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and asparagus to the pan and cook; Stir constantly until asparagus is coated and heated through, for about 2 minutes.

  7. Serve asparagus with the fish.

  8. Eat & enjoy!

Thanks Shauwn for sending in this wonderful arrangement to Tasty25 Magazine! What’s your Tasty25 creation? Send in your recipe, and be featured on Tasty25 by going to the “Submit Your Tasty25 Creation” page.