My kids eat a limited amount of meat and when I say limited I mean chicken nuggets and meatballs. Instead of buying frozen meatballs I want to start making my own meatballs so that’s exactly what I’ve done. So far in 2017 I’ve made them twice and I make enough to last a few meals and even some to freeze. It’s only February so this is a pretty good for me.
After reading and researching I know that food affects so much of our lives from how we feel mentally, our energy levels, our gut health and our stress levels. I see it in my kids when they are sugar and heavily processed foods. They go a bit bonkers and their attitudes change for the worse. Therefore my goal is to provide my children and my husband with healthy foods that will make them feel good inside and out.
Below is a simple and easy recipe for homemade meatballs, you can use ground turkey, ground chicken or ground beef.
For this recipe I used ground chicken and doubled the recipe so I would have leftovers for later. Three out of 4 of us gobbled these up, but the one left out was in a bad mood because he’s eaten this recipe before except with ground turkey, also he’s a 4 year old so you can’t always trust him!!
I do recommend bringing the meat to room temperature so it is easier to handle. It’s hard to mix with your hands when the turkey is super cold.
I also topped this with a homemade cauliflower alfredo sauce recipe courtesy of 4 Free and Easy, and it was delicious. Check that recipe out here. While you’re at check out all of her recipes because they are 4 ingredients or less (right up my alley) and also nut and gluten free.
Bye-bye frozen meatballs and hello mommy’s homemade turkey (chicken or beef) meatballs!!
- 1lb of lean ground turkey, chicken or beef
- 1 tsp garlic powder (or minced garlic)
- 1 cup panko bread crumbs
- 1-2 eggs
- ½ cup parmesan cheese
- ½ cup mozzarella cheese
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl
- Pre-heat pan on the stove to medium heat and spray with olive oil
- Roll turkey mixture into 1 inch balls and place onto to pan
- Cook for 5-10 minutes, or until fully cooked
You can freeze these for later and defrost by heating over the stove again, or heating in sauce over the stove.
Enjoy these meatballs and let me know what you think in the comment section below.
P.S. Chicken nuggets are next on my list!!