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Recipe of the Week: Extra Lean Turkey Meatballs


Like lean hamburger and meatloaf recipes, I love ground turkey recipes like this because you get a lot of taste for a relatively small amount of calories.

This recipe is from my cookbook The Shredded Chef, and it’s low calorie, easy to make, extremely tasty, and quite filling, which is a nice bonus for when you’re restricting calories for weight loss. Enjoy!



4 (4 meatballs per serving)

Calories Per Serving


Protein Per Serving

46 grams

Carbohydrates Per Serving

11 grams

Fat Per Serving

5 grams



1 1/2 pounds extra-lean ground turkey breast

2 egg whites

1/2 cup toasted wheat germ

1/4 cup quick cooking oats

1 tablespoon whole flaxseeds

1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese, grated

1/2 teaspoon all-purpose seasoning

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper




Preheat the oven to 400°F. Coat a large baking dish with cooking spray.

Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl.

Make 16 meatballs and place them in the baking dish.

Bake for 7 minutes and turn the meatballs. Bake for 8 – 13 minutes longer, or until no longer pink in the center.

What You Get to Eat


What did you think of this week’s recipe? Let me know in the comments below!

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