Sunday, January 26, 2020

Are you missing the foods you love?

Diets are notorious for eliminating all of your favorite foods. And what’s worse is going to a party or out to dinner with friends or family and watching them enjoy all of the most delicious food and drink while you’re eating a sad salad with plain chicken breast on top and drinking a glass of lemon water.

Whomp whomp. That way of living is depressing, stressful, and not sustainable. What if I told you there’s a way to have your carrots and cake, too?

Rewind to 2003… and chocolate, nachos, wine, donuts…

When I first started losing weight, I didn’t want to give up my favorite foods, and I knew there had to be a way to incorporate them into my diet while also working toward my goals.

If there’s a will, there’s a way, and I’m so thankful that I discovered macros because I was able to enjoy all the foods I love while also achieving my health goals. I lost about 25 pounds over the course of a year without restricting myself or “dieting.”

Counting macros doesn’t mean that you have to eat rice cakes and salad with dressing on the side. And, if done correctly and confidently, macro counting sets you up for success, not just in 2020, but for the rest of your life.

If you want to find a truly LIVABLE way of eating, consider signing up for my 6-week Macro Motivation Challenge. It’s an affordable way to start tracking macros with the support of a group. You can find additional details about the challenge and register here.

You don’t have be anti-social or deprive yourself anymore. You’ll learn how to navigate “situational eating” and develop confidence in your ability to be consistent with your diet while also LIVING your life.

The pre-sale rate ($159) goes away TOMORROW, so be sure to take advantage and claim your spot now. It’s time to relinquish the old “all-or-nothing” ways of doing things and try something new. Give macros a chance and make 2020 your best year yet!

P.S. The challenge officially starts on Monday, February 3rd, which just happens to be National Carrot Cake Day as well as the day that I published my first post on Carrots ‘N’ Cake!

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Ground Turkey Meatballs Recipe

These ground turkey meatballs are the perfect, multi-purpose meatball!

Wouldn’t you love to have a meatball recipe that you could use anytime you make something that requires meatballs? Well this is that recipe! This multi-use turkey meatballs recipe is perfect for using in soups, pastas, with creamy sauces, for appetizer recipes, meatball subs, rice and noodle bowls, mezze platters and even just on their own!

A white bowl filled with ground turkey meatballs sits on a white table, ready to serve.

HOW TO USE MEATBALLS:

Here are some recipe ideas for using meatballs.

  • Spaghetti and Meatballs
  • Meatball Sandwiches/Subs
  • Meatball Pizza
  • Served on their own with toothpicks as appetizers
  • Meatball Casserole
  • Meatball Sliders
  • Add as meat to nearly and soup.
  • Add to salads
  • Cook inside a grilled cheese sandwich

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GROUND TURKEY MEATBALLS RECIPE:

Ground Turkey Meatballs

Wouldn’t you love to have a meatball recipe that you could use anytime you make something that requires meatballs? Well this is that recipe! This multi-use turkey meatballs recipe is perfect for using in soups, pastas, with creamy sauces, for appetizer recipes, meatball subs, rice and noodle bowls, mezze platters and even just on their own!

Author: The Gracious Pantry

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. lean ground turkey
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped spring onion (in a pinch, yellow onion works too)
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped parsley
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat bread crumbs (Panko or homemade)
  • 1 large egg
  • oil (for sautéing)

Instructions

  1. Place the turkey meat in a large bowl then add in the onion, parsley, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Stir until well combined, as best as possible. Next stir in the breadcrumbs and again stir until as well combined as possible. Now add the egg and mix until well combined.

  2. Line a baking sheet with baking paper and set aside. Using a medium-size Oxo cookie scoop, scoop up some of the turkey mix and shape into meatballs and place it on the baking sheet. Repeat until all of the meat is used – be sure to space out the meatballs so they don’t stick together. This recipe will make 19 meatballs. Once finished place the meatballs in the freezer for 10 minutes. This is just to firm them up a bit so they stick together, you don’t want to freeze them.

  3. After 10 minutes remove the meatballs from the freezer, drizzle just enough olive oil to coat a pan and allow the oil to warm up a bit. Set the heat to medium-low. Arrange some meatballs in the hot pan, don’t crowd them. Cook for 5 minutes before flipping and cooking another 4 minutes. I like to rotate the meatballs so they brown a bit on all sides. From your first batch, check a meatball to make sure it’s cooked all the way through. Enjoy as desired!

Recipe Notes

Please note that the nutrition data given here is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.



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