A few months ago, I went on a “diet and exercise program”. You may have heard of it – Body for Life. To this day, it is the only diet I have ever completed ( not counting the Beer & Cigarette Diet I was on in college). I lost 12 lbs and dropped 2 dress sizes, it is a great diet and I recommend it to anyone. ANYWAY, the big reason I could stay on the program is because the food was pretty good. My favorite was the spaghetti and meatballs. The meatballs are made from ground turkey and are surprisingly moist and flavorful.
I know what you are thinking. “Turkey meatballs? Moist? Flavorful? Please.” Trust me on this. They are good. I would even say really good. They are great for spaghetti and they are really great for a meatball sub.
Best part is, the smugness you feel as you watch your husband inhale that 3rd meatball sub while he states through puffed cheeks, “These are great!”.
1 lb. lean ground turkey
1/2 cup dry breadcrumbs
1/4 cup water
1/2 onion, finely chopped
2 cloves, garlic
1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
2 tsp. dried basil
1 tsp ground pepper
1 tsp salt
The rest of the sandwich:
Hoagie or hot dog rolls
1 jar of spaghetti sauce or 3 cups of homemade
Preheat broiler. In a bowl mix all ingredients for meatballs until well combined. Shape into 1 1/2 inch balls. Place on a greased baking sheet. Cook under broiler for 10-12 minutes, turning occasionally, until cooked through. Meanwhile heat sauce and toast your buns. Place 2 -3 meatballs in each bun. Top with sauce and cheese. Serve.
Katherine Aucoin says
I have made spaghetti and meatballs and burgers with ground turkey and they are wonderful. I just don’t make a public announcement at home about it or they might bolt. This looks very good.
Sweet Sassy Molassy says
I did really well using http://www.sparkpeople.com a couple years ago. I’ve consistently kept off 20 lbs for two years, and there’s another 5-8 that comes and goes. I’m going to start again…after the holidays!
I think there is always that 5 lbs mysteriously lurking around. Post-kids, I had about 40 lbs to lose…I’ve lost 30 and managed to keep it off so far. I’ll have to check out that website.