These delicious little turkey meatballs are so easy to throw together. They spend most of their time in the oven leaving you free to spend some quality time playing with your darling children/folding a load of laundry/emptying the dishwasher/painting your toenails* (*delete as appropriate).
It’s so easy to get stuck in a rut of cooking the same old family suppers. Therefore, I am always on the lookout for new recipes and flavours that can break the monotony of the weekly repertoire.
Turkey is not an ingredient that I use an awful lot of at home. I’m not usually a fan of the dry, roasted, Christmas kind but it’s a great alternative to chicken. These turkey meatballs are just so tasty, I’ll definitely be cooking with it more often. Turkey is a very rich source of protein which helps to stabilise post-meal insulin levels. It is also high in B vitamins, needed for energy production, amongst many other functions.
Another nutritional benefit of turkey meat is Tryptophan, an essential amino acid, which can raise serotonin levels and promote sleepiness. A good evening meal to give to children perhaps?
Serve these turkey meatballs with brown rice or quinoa as a nice alternative to pasta, or even a bit of sweet potato mash. Ooh, why not?
They’re also a great little addition to a lunchbox.