Let’s Make Some Turkey & Veggie Meatballs!
This is another recipe that I love due to how easy it is to make and how much my little guy loves them! These Turkey meatballs require very minimal prep time and this recipe makes a large batch so you will have plenty left over to keep in your freezer for another day! Being that I don’t eat meat myself, I tend not to include it in many of my Baby Led Weaning recipes but I am so glad I decided to try these out, they are an easy way to get my little guy some easy protein.
Turkey or Chicken are definitely the two proteins I feel most comfortable with including to my little guy’s diet. The primary health benefit of Turkey is Protein, this is always something I am looking to include in my Baby Led Weaning recipes as it is important for our growing babies. Turkey also has high potassium and selenium both of which can help strengthen the immune system. In addition to all the great vitamins and nutrients included in Turkey, it also has no fat content which means it’s a great and healthy option for the rest of the family as well.
1 Pound of Ground Turkey
1/4 Cup Applesauce
1/2 Cup Carrot
1/4 Cup Green Onion
1/2 Cup Spinach
1/2 Cup Breadcrumbs
How To Make Them:
Let’s start by getting the oven pre-heated to 400 degrees. Now we can begin prepping our veggies, this includes grating your Carrots (you will want about 1/2 cup of grated Carrots) and then chopping your Spinach and the Green Onion. Add your veggies into a large bowl then you can add in your ground Turkey, 1/4 cup of Applesauce, one Egg, 1/2 cup of Breadcrumbs, Garlic Powder and the Cumin.
Mix everything together with your hands. Once everything is mixed you can form your mixture into small balls then place them on an oiled baking sheet. These will bake at 400 degrees for about 15 to 20 minutes or when the meatballs are golden brown.
Hope your little one likes them!