Try this simple yet versatile, nutritious turkey meatballs which are perfect for meals and snacks. Amanda McCredie, our dietician and mother of 2 often makes these for her children, and enjoys them herself!
They are a high-protein meal or snack and a really tasty way to ‘hide’ extra nourishment in the form of vegetables. They can be pre-prepared, frozen and leftovers are fabulous for school lunch boxes too.
500 grams of turkey mince (you can substitute chicken mince)
1 clove of garlic, finely chopped or crushed
1 small red onion, peeled and finely diced
2 tablespoons of fresh mint or parsley leaves, finely diced
1 carrot, finely grated
1 small zucchini, finely grated
1 egg, lightly beaten
Zest of one lemon
¼ cup of fresh breadcrumbs (see below for gluten-free)
100 grams of feta cheese, crumbled or cubed (see below for dairy free)
Salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat your oven to 18o℃.
- In a large mixing bowl or food processor, simply mix all of the ingredients together until they are combined well.
- With damp hands, roll small balls and place on a baking tray lined with baking paper.
- Bake for 20-30 minutes or until cooked through and browning on top. Serve warm or cold.
- I love these for the kids lunch box; either with a salad or vegetable sticks or as a wrap or fresh spring roll filler.
- Alternatively, you could add a lovely tomato puree and serve over pasta – spaghetti and meatballs!