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  • Writer's pictureJenn Clayton

Honey Chipotle Meatball Prep

The tastiest way to kick start your afternoon! Healthy baked meatballs add lots of protein!

Smoky, sweet and savory all in one!! Serve with cilantro lime rice for a PERFECT Lunch!!


RECIPE:

Turkey Meatballs

  • 1 lb/ 450 g lean ground turkey- 93% or 99%

  • 1 large egg

  • ½ cup breadcrumbs

  • 1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce

  • ½ teaspoon salt

Honey Chipotle Glaze

  • 1/4 cup honey

  • ½ cup chicken stock

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ▢ tablespoons lime juice

  • ▢ tablespoons adobo sauce from a can of chipotle peppers

  • 1 whole chipotle pepper optional- spicy!

  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch

Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice or Regular Rice

  • 1 bell pepper finely chopped

  • ½ red onion finely chopped

  • 4 cups riced cauliflower or 1 cup uncooked rice

  • zest of 1 lime

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • juice from ½ a lime 1 tablespoon

  • ½ cup cilantro leaves


Turkey Meatballs

  • Heat oven to 375°F.

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

  • In a large bowl, mix together the ground turkey, egg, breadcrumbs, worcestershire sauce and salt. 

  • Form into 1.5 tablespoon meatballs and arrange on the baking sheet.

  • Bake for 22-25 minutes, until cooked through. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly.

Honey Chipotle Glaze

  • In a medium pan, combine the honey, stock, salt, lime juice, adobo sauce and optional chipotle pepper. 

  • Stir together and cook until completely combined. 

  • In a small bowl mix the cornstarch with a tablespoon of cold water until no lumps remain. Stir into the pan and continue stirring and simmering until slightly thickened.

  • Remove from heat and toss meatballs in the glaze, until coated.

Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice or Rice

  • In a large pan, heat the olive oil.

  • Add the bell pepper and onion, and cook for 3-4 minutes, until slightly softened.

  • Add the cauliflower rice, lime zest and salt. Cook for 2-3 more minutes, until cauliflower rice is slightly softened (but not mushy!) or cooked rice.

  • Stir in the lime juice and cilantro leaves, then remove from the heat.

Assemble Lunch Bowls

  • Divide the cauliflower rice or rice between four meal prep containers.

  • Divide the meatballs between four bowls.

  • Drizzle with extra glaze to taste


4 Bowls: (with regular rice)

7 points

412 calories

10g fat

53g carbs

27g protein



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