Green Machine Meatballs

Monday, July 14, 2014

From our skinny table to yours...

We want to first start out by saying... we missed you guys SO much!!  It's been a long time we know, but we do have an excuse!!  We both just moved into new homes and you know how that can be... moving ugh!!!!  Well, we just wanted to say sorry for the lack there of recipes but, we are SO excited to be BACK!!  Get ready because we have a bunch of yummy summer go-to's that we will be sharing with you soon and to start out here are our Green Machine Meatballs! 

So, as you know we always mix a TON of veggies in everything, but our new thing is to go half and half!  Why not?  Especially if you can't tell a difference in taste ;)  We have a few delish combos of this recipe including half blended spinach, however the recipe we're sharing today involves peas (organic, of course)...

Can we just say these balls were absolutely delicious!!!  Honestly, the hubs didn't have any idea that they were half meat and half veggies.  Not only were these amazing, but involved only 5 ingredients... Perfecto!
We started off by blending up a bag of defrosted frozen peas in the all mighty food processor with a little water to lighten it up.  We then mixed the peas with organic ground turkey, parmesan cheese, red onion, garlic, wheat panko and freshly ground pepper.  PRESTO, that's it!

We baked these to perfection and served them over spaghetti squash topped with a light blend of garlic and olive oil.  These are definitely worth trying and remember you can substitute any veggie of your choice!!  Enjoy our green machine balls all!!
Nutrition facts per serving
Serves: 8
Serving size: 3 balls
Calories: 154
Fat: 6.4 grams
Carbs: 7.7 grams
Dietary fiber: 2.5 grams
Protein: 16.9 grams
1 pound organic lean ground turkey
1 12 oz bag frozen organic peas
3 tbsp. parmesan cheese
1/2 red onion chopped
5 garlic cloves minced
1/2 cup whole wheat panko
freshly ground pepper
Let's get cooking!
1.  Defrost bag of frozen peas and add to food processor.  Blend until smooth with 1/4 cup water.
2.  Mix peas with ground turkey, chopped red onion, garlic, panko, cheese and ground pepper.
3.  Form into balls (we were able to make 24)
4.  Bake at 350 for 20 minutes, flipping halfway through.
5.  ENJOY!

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  1. What a great twist on traditional meatballs. Gonna have to give these a try and share them with our members. Thank you!


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