Growing up in an Italian family household, I have eaten my share of Italian meatballs. When the ingredients of a basic meatball are broken down, there are many options to make them healthier without sacrificing all of the taste. I have been substituting Ezekial bread in place of breadcrumbs in just about everything that I make because it can produce the same texture without all of the sodium and other ingredients in bread that I am trying to avoid. I buy the no sodium version and add my own low-to-no sodium seasonings to create an ingredient that gives Italian breadcrumbs a run for their money! If you don’t have Ezekial bread, you can substitute it with a half cup of Panko. Panko is also a healthy option, and the same seasonings can be added to it for a successful meatball. The best part of these meatballs is they are a fraction of the calories and fat that a regular meatball packs.
Baked Turkey Meatballs
1 lb – Lean ground turkey (at least 93% lean)
2 Slices – Ezekial Bread lightly toasted & chopped fine (or ½ cup panko)
1 – Egg
1 tsp – Italian seasoning
1 tsp – Granulated garlic (or garlic powder)
1 tsp – Parsley flakes
1 tsp – Onion powder
2 tsp – Grated Parmesean
Black Pepper to taste
Lightly toast the Ezekial bread and chop in food processor or bullet until fine.
Place breadcrumbs in a bowl and add seasoning.
Place meat in a bowl, add egg and sprinkle a little bit of pepper.
Add breadcrumb mixture.
Mix meat and breadcrumbs well.
Roll into 1 oz meatballs.
Place on cookie sheet and bake on 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
Serve with a light, low sodium marinara.
Makes approximately 16 to 20 meatballs.
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