Most snack foods are complete fat traps that are filled with refined grains and sugars, guaranteed to get you off track with your healthy eating and fit lifestyle. However, there are plenty of wholesome snacks that you can make at home for convenient, on-the-go nutrition.
This recipe for Turkey Meatballs with Pine Nuts is great to make on the weekend, to fill your fridge with healthy snacking options for the week. You could also make a batch of hard boiled eggs and slice some cucumbers while the meatballs bake. These healthy snacks are all low in carbs and sugar – the two things that your snacks should never contain. Taking control of your snack foods is key to getting on track with your fitness results.
Here’s what you need...
1 cup blanched almond flour
½ cup nutritional yeast, or Parmesan cheese
¼ cup fresh basil, chopped
¼ cup coconut cream, or half and half
1 Tablespoon ketchup
1 Tablespoon tomato paste
1 teaspoon sea salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
2 eggs, at room temperature
1 teaspoon minced garlic
½ cup yellow onion, finely chopped
½ cup pine nuts
2 lbs ground turkey
2 Tablespoons olive oil
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly grease a large rimmed baking sheet with olive oil.
In a large bowl combine the almond flour, nutritional yeast, basil, cream, ketchup, tomato paste, salt, pepper, eggs, garlic, onion and pine nuts. Mix well until fully combined. Add the ground turkey and use your hands to mix all of the ingredients evenly into the meat.
Shape the meat into golf ball shaped meatballs and place on the prepared baking sheet. Drizzle with the olive oil.
Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes, or until cooked through. Enjoy!
Nutritional Analysis: One serving equals: 277 calories, 17g fat, 6g carbohydrate, 3g fiber, and 27g protein.
I hope that you get a chance to give this recipe a try this week. Remember that I’m only a call or email away to assist you in all things fitness. And if you are not yet one of my prized clients then call or email me now to set up your first workout – I’d love to help you achieve your best body ever!