Here’s the perfect meal if you are needing to boost some additional protein in your week. We eat these just over spinach and when we are  craving spaghetti, we add these with Banza noodle as they are an additonal way to get some protein in with the main ingredient being chickpeas. 

Here’s What You Need:

1 tbsp. olive oil
1 onion, diced
2 cloves of garlic
1 tsp. dried oregano

1⁄2 tsp. paprika

salt & pepper
1 lb. (450g) lean ground turkey

3 tbsp. breadcrumbs
1 egg
1 tbsp. tamari

For the Sauce:

1/2 cup chicken broth (you can use bone broth too)

1 cup tomato passata

1 tsp. coconut sugar

2 tsp. dried oregano

What You Need To Do:

Heat the olive oil in a skillet over a medium heat and sauté the onion and garlic until softened, about 3-4 minutes. Add the dried oregano and paprika powder, season with salt and pepper and transfer to a large bowl.

Add in the ground turkey, breadcrumbs, egg, tamari, and season with salt and pepper. Mix well using your hands, and form the mixture into meatballs roughly the size of walnuts.

Heat the same skillet over a medium heat and add the meatballs. Cook for 5-6 minutes until browned all over. Pour over the chicken broth, cover with a lid and cook for a further 5-6 minutes.

Add in the tomato passata and bring to a boil. Simmer uncovered
for about 10-15 minutes, until the sauce has reduced and meatballs are cooked through.

Season the sauce with salt, pepper, coconut sugar and dried oregano. Serve immediately.

The above recipe serves 4 so you can double it to help with meal planning. Each serving contains 271 calories, 15 g fat, 11 carbs, 25 g protein, and 2 g of fiber. 

Buon Appetito,

Michelle & Keith