Easy Vietnamese Turkey Meatballs (with gluten free option!)
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Serves: 5
  • 900g extra lean ground turkey
  • 3 egg whites
  • 2 green onions, diced fine
  • 2 medium large carrot, shredded
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger, or ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped mint leaves
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped cilantro leaves
  • Juice from 1 fresh medium lime
  • 1-2 tablespoon soy sauce or wheat-free tamari sauce (for gluten free)
  • 2 packets stevia or 1 tablespoon raw agave or raw honey
  • Sea salt and ground pepper, to taste
  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Grease a baking sheet.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, break apart and blend the ground turkey.
  3. Add in the egg whites, spring onion, carrot, garlic, ginger, and herbs. Mix just until blended.
  4. Add in the fresh lime juice, soy sauce (or wheat-free tamari), stevia (or agave/honey). Mix again. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Form 25 meatballs using the palms of your hands to roll. They should be roughly the size of a golf ball.
  6. Place the meatballs on the lined baking sheet as you roll them.
  7. Bake the meatballs for about 20 to 30 minutes until no longer pink inside or at an internal temperature of 165 degrees.
  8. Serve immediately with noodles, rice, veggies, on a sandwich, etc. be creative! :)
Nutritional Information
Serving size: per 5 meatballs Calories: 233 calories Fat: 2g Carbohydrates: 8g Sugar: 2g Protein: 46g
Recipe by Nutrition in the Kitch at https://nutritioninthekitch.com/easy-vietnamese-turkey-meatballs-with-gluten-free-option/