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Lean Meatballs

High protein party appetizer, or make it a meal with some whole grain pasta and a tossed salad.

Counts as*

  • Cooked VegetableCounts as a serving of Cooked Vegetable
  • Healthy FatCounts as a serving of Healthy Fat
  • ProteinCounts as a serving of Protein


To complete your meal, add Raw Vegetable and Healthy Carbohydrate in amounts recommended by your meal plan.

Serving Size

Makes 6 servings (4 meatballs) (400 calorie Meal)
Makes 4 servings (6 meatballs) (600 Calorie Meal)

What you'll need

1 lb extra lean ground pork (95% fat free)
1 lb ground turkey
1 egg, beaten
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
½ teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
1 ½ cups prepared marinara sauce

What to do

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil, and spray lightly with nonstick pan spray. Put meats, egg, garlic, parsley, oregano, salt and pepper and red pepper flakes (if using) into a large bowl. Combine with hands to mix well. Form mixture into about 24 meatballs (about the size of a ping-pong ball) and place on prepared baking sheet. Bake 20-22 minutes until cooked through.

Serve with marinara sauce.

Per serving (4 meatballs with sauce) (400 calorie Meal)

Calories: 245
Protein: 25 g
Carbohydrate: 5 g
Fat: 5 g

Per serving (6 meatballs with sauce) (600 Calorie Meal)

Calories: 370
Protein: 38 g
Carbohydrate: 8 g
Fat: 8 g

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