Turkey Meatballs with Quinoa

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Recipe by: Ashalee Fitzgerald 
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At the heart of any self-care routine is nourishing your body with wholesome, delicious food. It's a form of self-love that not only fuels your body but also indulges your senses. Today, we're diving into a delightful recipe for Turkey Meatballs with Quinoa, a dish that provides a perfect balance of flavor and nutrition. Let's indulge in a little culinary self-care!



Turkey Meatballs:
1 pound ground turkey
1 teaspoon Adobo seasoning
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon Everyday seasoning (Trader Joe’s brand)
1/4 cup finely chopped spring onions or shallots
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 small bell pepper each (green, red, and yellow), chopped
1 chopped habanero or scotch bonnet pepper
1 cup parsley, finely chopped
4 tablespoons panko breadcrumbs
1/2 cup Teriyaki sesame sauce
1/4 cup water
Olive oil, for cooking
4 cloves mushrooms (shiitake), chopped
1 can of black beans
1 teaspoon honey

Tri-color Quinoa:
2 cups cooked tri-color quinoa
1 1/2 cups water
1 tablespoon butter or 1 teaspoon olive oil

Spring Vegetable Mix:
1 cup arugula, spinach, lettuce, purple cabbage, chopped
1 avocado
1 tablespoon olive oil
A squeeze of lemon


In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground turkey, Adobo seasoning, salt, Everyday seasoning, spring onions, garlic, bell peppers, habanero pepper, parsley, panko breadcrumbs, Teriyaki sesame sauce, and water. Mix until well combined, then form the mixture into meatballs.

Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the meatballs and mushrooms, cooking until the meatballs are browned and cooked through.
In a separate pot, combine the cooked tri-color quinoa with water and butter or olive oil. Cook according to package instructions.

Assemble the spring vegetable mix by combining arugula, spinach, lettuce, and purple cabbage. Add in the avocado, olive oil, and a squeeze of lemon, tossing to combine.

For the final touch, mix the black beans with a drizzle of honey for a hint of sweetness.

Serve and Enjoy: Arrange the cooked turkey meatballs on a bed of fluffy tri-color quinoa, accompanied by the vibrant spring vegetable mix and a generous spoonful of black beans. This wholesome and flavorful dish is a celebration of nourishing self-care, providing a perfect balance of protein, fiber, and essential nutrients. Indulge in this delightful meal, savoring each bite as a form of self-love and nourishment for your body and soul.

Embracing the Self-Care Journey: Eating well is a cornerstone of self-care, and this Turkey Meatballs with Quinoa recipe embodies the essence of nourishing your body and spirit. By savoring wholesome, delicious meals, you are actively engaging in a form of self-love and rejuvenation. Embrace the journey of culinary self-care, allowing each bite to nourish and energize you, both physically and emotionally.