meatballs for lunch



and i hate to say it buuuut the weekend is almost over, why do weekends go so fast!? if someone has the answer, please let a girl know 😉

if youre anything like me (which i know you are because youre here reading this) you start to have a panicing feeling on sundays. could be for different reasons than mine but they suck regardless.

one thing i do freak out about is what i am going to make myself for lunches for the week. yes, i am THAT person who “meal preps” on sundays so i can have healthy lunches for the week.

if i had too, i would call myself a creative person, i do love to cook but i cannot for the life of me think of what to make myself for lunches *eye roll*. but it wasnt until my friend meghan posted about her meals for the week that i thought to myself “WHY DIDNT YOU THINK OF THIS?!

i am a little embarrassed about it…. but i have made these meatballs for three weeks in a row now but theyre SO easy and yummy. now that i am not embarrassed anymore, i realized that i should share my recipe with you guys! because who doesnt like a good meatball? thats right, everyone likes a good meatball.

even though i said i was creative, i am not THAT creative because i got the meatball recipe from here. but i did modify it because i am lazy….i mean come on, its sunday people!


Whatcha need:

  • 1 package of ground turkey
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. dry mustard
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped (SPOILER ALERT: 1/4 tsp. garlic powder is equivalent to 1 garlic clove)
  • 12 fresh parsley sprigs, finely chopped (SPOILER ALERT #2: i used 2 tbsp. dried parsley flakes because i did not have “12 fresh parsley sprigs” just laying around.)
  • 2 tbsp. tomato sauce, no sugar added (SPOILER ALERT #3: i used a small can of tomato paste because then youre not wasting anything!)


first things first, pre-heat your oven to 400.


grab a big ass bowl (bigger than what you think youll need, i always do this, i grab a bowl that i think it bug enough and never is…) while the oven is pre-heating, take the egg and whisk it in your big ass bowl.


from there, literally and i mean literally dump everything into your big ass bowl. and from there channel your inner italian (yes, i am 1/8 italian) and mix everything together with your hands, obvi.


next, i use parchment paper and line a cookie sheet with it, like i said before, i am lazy and am not looking to make more dishes than i have to wash. plus parchment paper allows the meatballs not to stick to the cookie sheet.

now, take your mixture and make them into balls (lol). i normally make three meatballs for each lunch but it all depends on what you are feeling for you lunches.


cook the meatballs for 20 mins and POOF! you have lunch for the week 🙂 i normally pair my meatball with whole wheat noodles or some sort of grain.


(i am fully aware the meatballs looks the same uncooked as they do cooked, these are cooked lol)

enjoy babes!

xoxo kelsey

& if you end up making some, let me know! id love to see! 🙂

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