I got this recipe from a friend of mine who used to belong to my gym. Long story short, she and I had the same hellish personal trainer who insisted on clean eating. So she invented this recipe.
It is possible to lower the Points values a bit by substituting ground turkey breast, an egg white, or low-sugar ketchup. I also happened to have some fresh parsley and basil on hand, so I chopped it and threw it in, too.
I made a HUGE batch of it yesterday (x5), so I made 4 mini loaves and 44 meatballs. (I set the time for 30 minutes and checked for doneness frequently after that). We ate one mini loaf for dinner, threw a second in the fridge, and #3 and 4 got frozen. I froze 22 meatballs in each of two ziptop freezer bags for future dinners (probably spaghetti & meatballs).
- 1 lb. ground turkey
- 1/2 c. oatmeal, ground in food processor
- 1 T. Italian spices
- 1 T. garlic powder
- 1/3 c. (one small) chopped onion
- 2 T. ketchup
- 1 large egg
Mix all in large bowl. Bake at 350° in loaf pans (I used my Pampered Chef stoneware mini-loaf pan) for 40-45 minutes or until done. If desired, drizzle additional ketchup over top and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes.
Yield: 5 servings at 5 Points each
Thanks to Mel at A Box of Chocolates for hosting this carnival! Stop by for more great 5 Point recipes.
UPDATE: Thanks to my friend M. for pointing out that I’d forgotten to include the baking temperature, and that the bake time was WAAAAY off. I’ve corrected those above.