Trying to eat healthy can be hard if you get bored of having the same foods all the time. Let's face it, there's nothing exciting about having chicken breasts and steamed green beans everyday. But I am here to offer you a solution! We're going to get a little creative while still making sure to include lean protein, veggies, and whole grains in this meal. Say goodbye to chicken and broccoli and "hello" to honey-siracha glazed meatballs!
This recipe is not only "clean" as far as ingredients go, but it is also high in protein, low in fat AND a great way to sneak in an extra serving of vegetables ;)
You see the rice these beautiful meatballs are served on? That's actually half cauliflower! Just chop up about 1/2-1 cup of cauliflower into small pieces, and let it steam on top of your rice during the second half of cooking. It's that simple! It adds an extra dose of veggies for those picky eaters AND volume to help fill you up. Now on to those meatballs...
Honey Siracha Glazed Meatballs
Served with steamed broccoli & over Cauli-rice (described above). Serves 2.
- 1 package (28g) Siracha Enlightened Crisps*
- 2 tbs (24g) egg whites
- 8 oz (224) extra lean ground turkey
- 1 tsp (7g) honey
- 2 tsp (8g) siracha
- 2 tbs (30ml) soy sauce
- 1/8 tsp ground ginger
- Preheat oven to 400F and line a small baking tray with aluminum foil. Spray with cooking spray and set aside as you make your meatballs.
- For the Meatballs: Crush Enlightened crisps until fine.* Combine with egg whites and ground turkey, and mix thoroughly with your hands. Form into 1-inch balls and place on baking sheet. Bake for about 15 minutes, rotating halfway through.
- To make the glaze: In a small dish combine remaining ingredients. Microwave for approximately 15-20 seconds, or until honey melts. Stir until combined and drizzle over meatballs.
- Serve over rice or noodles, drizzling remaining glaze over top.
*I used a magic bullet to get the crisps to the right consistency, but I'm sure a food processor, blender, or even crushing them in a plastic bag would work as well.
*As an alternative, you can use breadcrumbs (about 1/3-1/2 cup) instead of the Enlightened crisps. Make sure to season though! The crisps are very flavorful, so without them you will want to at least use some salt & pepper.
If you’d like to buy Enlightened crisps (they sell ice cream too), I’ve recently started seeing them pop up in my local grocery stores, Walmart, Sprouts etc. You can also use their online store locator here OR you can order directly from their site using the discount code “MiniBeast20” for 20% off :)