1.30.2014

We Eat | Turkey Meatballs & Guac

Guacamole.  My children do that grunt/laugh/cry thing that babies do if they are hungry/excited when they see me pull out the limes and avocados.

I am totally serious.  Can you picture my serious face?

Good.

My weekly grocery list always consists of precisely two bags of Haas avocados, 2 limes, 2 Roma tomatoes, 1 red onion, 2 jalapeños, and a bunch of fresh cilantro.  Theres your ingredient list! Now just throw all that in a bowl and call it guac-a-good.

Super easy.  Super fresh.  Talk about clean eating.
Moving on to the next amazing part of this meal.  
Turkey Meatballs.  
This momma had a super proud moment while shopping with two little birds.  
She whipped this recipe up in her brain on whim and hoped for the best.

Ingredients:
20 ounces lean (97/7) ground turkey * 1 (8 ounce) can no salt added tomato sauce * 1 large egg * 1 cup whole wheat bread crumbs (you can also use ground oats or whole grain cereal) * 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese * 1 tsp garlic powder * pinch of salt and pepper

Preparation:
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.  In a large bowl combine all ingredients until well mixed.  Prepare 1-inch meatballs and arrange them evenly spaced on a foil-lined rimmed baking sheet coated with canola cooking spray.  Spray the tops of the meatballs with canola cooking spray and bake for 25 minutes until no longer pink.

This recipe make 40 meatballs.  My little birds ate three each.. that means I had 34 left.  They freeze well, so I tossed the left overs in a freezer bag and away they went!  I pull out 4-6 at a time and pop them in the microwave to heat for about 30-45 seconds, and here we have another lunch or dinner.
We EAT | Three Turkey Meatballs and Guacamole on Whole Wheat Pita Bread
I always hope for a leftover nibble or two when we have this for dinner.  
I deserve a snack while I clean up their guacamole mess.. don't you know?
 Jolie will eat her weight in guacamole.  Here is my serious face again.
Chow time.  Clearly she hates it.   


Occasionally it takes some coaxing to get this little bird to eat meat of any kind.  
Once momma shows her it is yummy she will pick it up herself.


 The only thing about having guacamole for dinner..


I guarantees a bath.



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10 comments:

Erin said...

Love these posts - they give me such great ideas for my little one.

With the guacamole - do you guys eat it quickly enough to prevent it from turning brown? Or how are you storing it?

Thanks!

Katie said...

yum!!! i love guacamole!! i can't wait to addilyn can eat what we eat!

Brianne Bracco said...

Well..this sounds like something this big birdie will eat haha...looks so good no wonder your little birds are foodies already ;)

Sarah Tucker said...

Yum...I want to make those meatballs!

Lisa Odom said...

Can I come for dinner? Looks good!

Leah @ Everyday Love said...

I could live off guacamole! I wish my little one wasn't so picky with food!

Jennifer said...

How many avocados come in your bag? I bought a bag that had 5. Since I had just the one bag I cut the recipe in half. It seemed bland so I ended up doubling everything but still not adding any more avocados. It turned out good and I have a ton of guac now. So my other question is how long will this last in my frig?

Lauren said...

Just made the meatballs today and they were a HUGE hit at dinner with my little guy! Thanks for sharing!

Tiffany said...

We made the meatballs tonight. So good!!!

Tiffany said...

Just made the meatballs today! Soooo good!

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