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45 minutes
6
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Yields 24 golf-ball size meatballs
dairy-free
gluten-free
kid friendly
has meat
(?)
Has meat from:
ground turkey
has pasta
has seafood
mediterranean
vegan
(?)
Not vegan due to:
ground turkey
vegetarian
(?)
Not vegetarian due to:
ground turkey
pescatarian
(?)
Not pescatarian due to:
ground turkey
paleo
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Nutrition to Balance
This recipe has Sodium as 131% (as a percentage of RDA).
 
You'll likely need to take this into account today to balance out your diet.
 
Nutrition Rating Details
Here are the percentages used to determine the nutritional rating for this recipe:
• Calcium: 5.7% of RDA
• Calories: 13.2% of RDA
• Carbs: 6.1% of RDA
• Fat (total lipid): 22.9% of RDA
• Fiber: 16.1% of RDA
• Fructose: 14.0% of RDA
• Protein: 15.2% of RDA
• Sodium: 131% of RDA
• Sugar: 33.7% of RDA
• Vitamin A (IU): 55.4% of RDA
• Vitamin B6: 28.1% of RDA
• Vitamin C: 12.5% of RDA
• Iron: 7.7% of RDA
• Magnesium: 14.9% of RDA
• Manganese: 6.8% of RDA
• Niacin: 59.0% of RDA
• Potassium: 24.6% of RDA
• Zinc: 13.2% of RDA
If any nutritional component is greater than 75% of RDA (or any vitamin/mineral is greater than 600% of RDA), the recipe gets a “Nutrition to Balance” rating.
Whether this matters for your diet depends mostly on what other foods you consume today.
 
MACROS
Carbohydrate
16.7
g
Calories
265
 
Fiber
4.52
g
Iron
1.46
mg
Protein
17.1
g
Sodium
1771
mg
Sugars
10.5
g
Fat (total lipid)
14.0
g
 
INGREDIENTS
Amount
Measure
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Ingredient
 
1
whole
+
-
 
roughly chopped.
 
2
cloves
+
-
 
roughly chopped.
 
8
leaves
+
-
 
leaves only.
 
8
leaves
+
-
 
leaves only.
 
4
sprigs
+
-
 
 
1
sprig
+
-
 
leaves only.
 
1/4
cups
+
-
 
leaves only.
 
1
cup
+
-
 
roughly chopped.
 
1
lb
+
-
 
 
1
tsp
+
-
 
 
1/2
tsp
+
-
 
 
4
cups
+
-
 
*see pairs with recipe* for homemade marinara sauce.
 
3
tbsp
+
-
 
 
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PREPARATION
PREPARING THE TURKEY MEATBALLS
1.
Combine the onion, garlic, herb leaves, and arugula in a food processor and pulse until very finely chopped.
2.
Transfer to a large mixing bowl and add the turkey, salt, and pepper.
3.
Using your hands, thoroughly combine all ingredients and roll into golf-ball sized meatballs.
PREPARING THE MARINARA SAUCE
4.
In a large pot over low heat, add the marinara sauce.
COOKING THE MEATBALLS
5.
While the sauce is warming, heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
6.
Add the meatballs, in batches if necessary, and cook until they're browned all over, about 2-3 minutes.
7.
Transfer the browned meatballs to the simmering marinara sauce and partially cover the pot.
8.
Let the meatballs cook gently for 1/2 an hour, carefully stirring every now and then to make sure they are cooking evenly.
9.
Serve hot.
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COMPLETE NUTRITION
This recipe has the following nutrient totals:
Calories 265
Protein 17.1 g
Carbohydrates 16.7 g
Iron 1.46 mg
Fiber 4.52 g
Calcium 57.4 mg
(plus many more nutrients)
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