FullSizeRender Makes 4 servings

  • 1 pound extra-lean ground turkey
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • ¼ cup finely chopped onion
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • ½ cup cooked brown rice, cooled (healthy substitute for bread crumbs)
  • Olive oil spray
  1. Combine all the ingredients except the olive oil in a large mixing bowl and shape into about 30 meatballs 1 inch across.
  2. Spray a large nonstick skillet generously with olive oil.
  3. Cook the meatballs for 5 to 6 minutes, working in batches if your pan is not large enough to fit them all, occasionally moving them around to brown all sides.
  4. FullSizeRender (2) Once all the meatballs are cooked, add a jar of low-sodium marinara sauce (preferably organic and with minimal sugar) to the pan. Simmer the meatballs in the sauce for 20 minutes. Serve over vegetables, quinoa, whole-wheat pasta, brown rice pasta, or in a lettuce wrap.

Note: Also makes a great snack served solo.

Note: If you’re following a Paleo diet, you can substitute the brown rice for finely minced zucchini.

Taken From: Bob Harper’s “The Skinny Rules.”