Some days it’s just a “meatball-kinda-day”!
The other day was one of those days for me! I can’t say I eat meatballs very often… actually it’s probably been since the Turkey Ricotta Meatballs I made last summer since I’ve had them, but every now and then I get a mad meatball craving, and because I eat red meat only once in a blue moon, I always tend to go for turkey meatballs as my meatball of choice!
I wanted to whip up a batch of meatballs that were very low carb (at the time I was still in my 12-week fit challenge, so I had to be mindful of my overall carb intake) that would still taste delicious, moist, and stick together!
I decided to peruse the internet for some inspiration and I came across these delicious turkey meatballs from Gluten Free Goddess! I loved her idea, and put a few twists and tweaks and ‘Voila!’these Easy Vietnamese Turkey Meatballs came to be!
For some reason I’ve always considered making meatballs a tedoius task, but these little guys came together in no-time! Hence the “easy” in the title!
I am a huge, huge, huge fan of Vietnamese/Thai/Southeast Asian flavors so these meatballs definitely tickled my fancy! The carrot, green onion, cilantro, garlic, lime, and ginger all lent to one amazing combined flavor!
In my meatballs I used soy sauce, but for those needing a gluten free option, wheat-free tamari is the best choice.. or even molasses, as the Gluten Free Goddess uses in her recipe!
These meatballs are definitely “clean eating” friendly! They combine fresh, whole ingredients, and provide a fantastic amount of protein to your day! A whopping 46g of protein in 5 of these tasty meatballs!
Not only are they high in protein, they are very low in fat, and lower in carbs, so you don’t have to worry about a carb overload if you combine them with a healthy complex carbohydrate like brown rice, soba noodles (my personal fave), or even on a whole grain sub bun for a Vietnamese meatball sub…
Mmmm, yes, that thought crossed my mind a few times while making these!
This recipe makes quite the batch, so I enjoyed these meatballs for leftovers for a couple days to follow. One day I threw them on some salad greens, and another day tossed them with some rice and veggies – they were perfect leftovers and I looked forward to them each day!
I will definitely be making another batch again soon!
What kind of meatballs are your favorite? Beef, turkey, chicken, meat-less? I’d love to hear about them!