Occasionally I get really envious of people who create fun and exciting weekly meal plans and then go shopping for ingredients. That’s not how things work here…. We keep our freezer stocked with bulk purchases of pasture raised meats and wild hunted venison, we eat in-season veggies & fruits (or those that we’ve put up from the previous season). Rarely do we eat fresh zucchini outside of when it’s growing in our summertime back yard garden, so of course I’m envious of zoodles in December.
My meal planing starts by browsing my freezer for what looks good or in the case of ground turkey – what I have a bunch of and needs used up. And then I pair that protein with other goodies on hand…..
By accident (truth) I ordered extra blue cheese from our recent Azure Standard drop, so that’s been also lingering in the back of my mind to use up…
I got my creative juices flowing and had a great idea, let’s make Buffalo Turkey Meatballs.
Here’s another easy and delicious recipe, that’s low in carbs but full in flavor!
And I don’t know about you, but these photos are so pretty they are making my mouth water…
Tonight’s dinner may not have been laid out in a fancy-smancy weekly meal plan, I may not have shopped for the ingredients at the store, but it’s drool worthy none the less… and who knows.. maybe some of you will include these February Friendly Foods in your meal plan soon!
For the Meatballs:
- 1 pound ground turkey*
- 1/2 cup organic coconut flour
- 1/2 cup Red Hot Brand Hot Sauce
- 1/2 cup Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing (Homemade) or Ranch
- 2 large Egg(s), Organic Pasture Raised
- 1 tablespoon Homemade Seasoned Salt <-- use my recipe
- 2 tablespoons dried celery leaves (homemade) or dried parsley
- 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 1/4 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
- 1/2 pound mozzarella cheese cut into 24 cubes or cheddar
Optional toppings & sides
- Celery Sticks
- Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing (Homemade) or ranch dressing
- Red Hot Brand Hot Sauce
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
- Combine all meatball ingredients together and mix well. Let sit for 5 minutes.
- Divide meatball mixture into 24 equal portions. Roll into a ball around a piece of cheese, covering completely.
- Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes or just until the cheese is melted. (it's normal that I little might seep out)
- Remove from oven and lightly toss in additional hot sauce, if desired. The meatballs are flavor packed without the extra sauce, so it's not necessary. Serve with blue cheese dressing for dipping and celery sticks.