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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Parmesan Pasta w/ Chicken & Rosemary

Another GREAT 15 minute meal! This healthy & delicious recipe of Parmesan Pasta w/ Chicken & Rosemary sent in by Lenny Bridgestone from Tempe, AZ, is perfect as a main dish for either your lunch or dinner, and is very low in fat & sodium. Let us know what you think, enjoy, and Happy Cooking! – Tasty25 Staff



What you need:

12 Ounces of pasta shells (Around 3 cups)

1 2lb Rotisserie chicken

2 Tbsp. chopped rosemary

3/4 Cup of grated parmesan cheese (3 ounces)



Directions: (Approximate cook time: 15 minutes; Serves 4 adults.)

  1. Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Reserve 1 ¼ cups of the cooking water. Drain the pasta and return it to the pot.

  2. Meanwhile, using a fork or your fingers, shred the chicken, discarding the skin and bones.

  3. Toss the pasta with the chicken, rosemary, reserved pasta water, ½ cup of the Parmesan, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper.

  4. Cook, stirring, over medium-low heat, until the sauce has thickened slightly, for 2 to 3 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining ¼ cup of Parmesan.

  5. Eat & enjoy!

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