High Protein Sesame Turkey Meatball Meal Prep

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Sesame chicken is my go-to at any Chinese restaurant but given that the dish is mostly empty carbs and fat, I only eat it on occasion as a treat. These meatballs use a similar sauce and have a similar feel but are low-fat and have tons of protein!

The recipe made 54 one-inch meatballs which were all easily able to fit on one large baking sheet and baked in one batch making the prep quick and easy.

Servings6
Calories per serving335 kcal
Protein39 g
Carbs32 g
Fat5 g

I ate the meatballs over white beans with some shredded carrots and edamame. It might sound weird to eat them with beans but it was actually quite tasty. And I can’t express enough how amazing beans are as a food. They are packed with fiber, vitamins, antioxidants, as well as giving an extra kick of protein. I include them in my meals as much as I can. I always cook beans myself so that I can de-gas them by giving them a good long soak before cooking. I haven’t had any problem with gas since learning to pre-soak them. Highly recommended.

High protein sesame turkey meatball meal prep

Some other options for serving would be brown rice, mixed veggies, or cauliflower rice (though cauliflower rice does not last well as a meal prep, only to eat immediately).

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Sesame Turkey Meatballs

Healthy turkey meatballs with a sweet sesame sauce
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword high protein, meal prep
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings of 9 meatballs each
Calories 335kcal

Ingredients

Meatballs

  • 2 lb 99% lean ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat bread crumbs (3 slices toasted and ground)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Sesame Sauce

  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl, mix together turkey, breadcrumbs, eggs, green onions, garlic powder and salt until well combined. Shape mixture into 1-inch balls (you'll make roughly 54 balls) and place spaced apart on large prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake meatballs for 18-20 minutes, or until browned and cooked through.
  • While the meatballs are baking, dissolve cornstarch in water in small saucepan over medium heat. Add in the rest of the ingredients for the sauce and bring to a boil, whisking continuously. Reduce heat and simmer for 8 to 10 minutes (the sauce will start to thicken)
  • Toss sauce with the meatballs.
  • Divide into 6 servings of 9 meatballs each.

Notes

Serve over brown rice, cauliflower rice, white beans, mixed steam veggies, etc.
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