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Hey kids! Lots of interest in the goodies I posted on instagram this week so find the recipes below. The turkey meatballs and easy “homemade” sauce is one of my favorite meals. Clean eats with lots of protein and flavor – who said healthy eating can’t be delicious?

Turkey Meatballs

  • 1lb lean ground turkey
  • 1 small yellow onion
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/4 cup almond flour or bread crumbs
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Preheat your oven to 375. Finely dice your onion and put it into a large mixing bowl. Add the rest of your ingredients and mix well. Line a baking dish with aluminium foil and roll your mixture into balls (about 1.5oz or a palm sized – or heck, whatever your little heart desires). Bake the meatballs for 20-25 minutes until they are browned and cooked through.

“Homemade” Marinara Sauce

Thought process behind this – let someone else do the hard work of stewing tomatoes and seasonings until it’s just right and creating the perfect sauce from the Italian gods. DO jazz it up a little and make it your own. Here’s my take:

  • 1  24oz jar of marinara sauce (look for low sodium and as natural as possible – If you can’t pronounce something on the label, pass it up)
  • 1 small yellow onion
  • 2 large carrots, or handful of baby carrots
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3/4 cup of red wine

Dice your onion and carrots into roughly the same sized pieces.  Heat a medium pot and add your olive oil, onions and carrots. Let them cook until the onions are translucent and carrots are softened (5-8 minutes). Deglaze your pan with the wine and let the onions and carrots simmer for another 5 minutes. Add your jar of marinara, a little more salt and pepper to taste, and let the sauce simmer for 15-20 minutes. Presto! Marinara sauce with a whole new flavor (a delicious one at that).

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This is an easy meal to make ahead of time and eat off of for the week! Happy cooking and let me know how the recipes come out 🙂

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