Sweet and Spicy Meatball Meal Prep

Updated: Sep 6, 2018



 Feeling a little burned out on the mundane meal prep process or perhaps you are just needing some simple inspiration on where to start. You my friend, are in fantastic luck! You see my husband and I were sailing in a similar boat recently, really needing to spice things up while still budgeting our meals out. Our goal is to keep it as simple as possible, healthy, easy on the wallet and of course a flavor party for the ole tastebuds.  



 

 My main goal on here is to dish out the meals that frequent our home which have brought bountiful health benefits but also love around the dining table. We enjoy following a healthy lifestyle while we also really love food. We are just slightly obsessed with asian flavors in this house. The backdrop to most asian cuisine has such depth in the flavor department, it has easily ranked number one on my list since I was a little girl. So when I happened to stumble upon this awesome recipe for honey Sriracha meatballs, I HAD to try it. It did not disappoint, in fact it turned out INCREDIBLE for a prepped meal! What a flavor change from the once, extremely bland baked chicken and broccoli I could no longer force myself to gag down. Life's to short for the type of nonsense. I did however make a few tweaks to this recipe, for my own personal health reasons but aimed to keep the integrity of the recipe itself since it was just so darn good. I hope this recipe inspires you to take the time to plan out your meals, don't forget you deserve delicious, healthy food choices too! Especially when you know exactly what is in them. I usually will meal prep on Sunday for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and just double the sauce, so I can use it on Wednesdays meal prep for Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Sometimes it even becomes breakfast with a fried egg and some kimchi to top if off. Happy Eating.  






Ingredients:


For the meatballs:

  • I lb ground turkey, lean

  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder

  • 2 eggs

  • 1/2 tsp salt and black pepper

  • 1/2 cup panic bread crumbs 

  • 2 tbsp chopped green onions

For the suace:

  • 3-4 cloves of garlic 

  • 1 tbsp ginger, fresh

  • 3-4 tbsp raw honey

  • 3 tbsp aminos or coconut aminos

     

  • 3 tbsp rice vinegar 

  • 1/2 tsp toasted sesame oil   

  • 3 tbsp Sriracha (Sub in gochujang for a Korean flavor) 



Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degree F

  2. In a large bowl mix turkey with breadcrumbs, egg, green onions, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Shape mixture into individual balls, about 11/2 inches and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

  3. Baked the meatballs for 20 minutes or until browned and cooked through.

  4. While the meatballs are cooking, use for ingredients to create the sauce.(I do like to make the sauce ahead of time so the flavors marry but it is not necessary)

  5. Bring the sauce to a boil over medium heat, whisking continuously. Then reduce the heat and simmer for 8 to 10 minutes. The sauce will start to thicken.

  6. Then immediately toss the meatballs into the sauce. You can serve over brown rice and top with green onions and sesame seeds.  

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Orginal Recipe can be found here



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