When you feel like something fun for dinner, make meatballs.  Even better you can slice them up and put them on a pita for lunch.  These meatballs are great for kids too.


1 1/2 lbs lean ground turkey or chicken.

1/2 cup finely chopped onion

1 egg lightly beaten

1 cup oat bran or ezekiel bread crumbs

2 tbsp fresh parsely, finely chopped

2 tbsp fresh basil, finely chopped

2 tbsp fresh oregano finely chopped

2 cloves garlic, passed through a garlic press

1 tsp sea salt

1 tsp freshly ground black pepper


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

In a large bowl place egg and breadcrumbs or oat bran.  Add spices and mix well.  Add remaining ingredients and mix well.  Using an ice cream scoop make meatballs and place on prepared cookie sheet.  Place in hot oven and bake for 20 minutes or until golden.

I am going to make these for lunch with a whole grain pita, some low sodium tomato sauce, a tiny sprinkle of low fat mozzarella cheese and some lettuce!!!

Calories 170, Calories from fat 24, Protein 30 g, Carbs 11g, Fiber 2g, Sugar .8, Fat 2g, Sodium 327 mg.