Turkey veggie meatballs are an excellent and healthy source of protein that will keep them full and help their muscles grow strong! You can eat these meatballs in many ways – plain as a snack, with other veggies, or on top of a small serving of spaghetti with tomato sauce. This was a favorite recipe of the children in our summer learning program this year!
1 bell pepper (cut into slices, fine chopped by children)
1 cup spinach (fine chopped or shredded by children)
1 small onion (cut into rings, fine chopped by children)
1.5 lb ground turkey
½ cup finely grated parmesan cheese
½ cup dry whole wheat bread crumbs
Salt and Pepper
Cut onion into rings and pepper into strips.
Once the vegetables are cut, place them into a bowl. Add salt and pepper. Add egg and whisk ingredients together.
Add breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese to mixture and stir.
Add the ground turkey to the mixture and combine with spoon or hands.
Take a small amount of mixture (about 2 tbs worth) and roll into a meatball.
Place skillet over medium-high heat and add 2 Tbsp. of oil. Cook a tester meatball in the skillet until it is not pink on the inside (check by cutting with a knife) to determine how long the meatballs need to cook
Recipe by Brighter Bites
BONUS! READ: Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett
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