meatballs for lunch

 

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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(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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