These protein meatballs taste great and have hidden veggies so great for the kids too if they can manage a little bit of spice! They are perfect served with mash as it lessens the heat from the hot sauce but can also be put in to pasta, eaten with spaghetti/rice or made in to a baguette with some salad/melted cheese.
Ingredients: -500g turkey mince -2 large egg whites only -2 cups cauliflower -1/2 cup grated courgette -1/2 cup spring onions -2 tbsp chives -148ml bottle Frank's red hot wings buffalo sauce -1 tsp garlic powder -1 tsp onion powder -1 tsp salt
1.) Place cauliflower, courgettes, spring onions and chives in to a food processor and blend until the cauliflower resembles rice. 2.) Put the mixture in a large bowl and add the turkey mince, egg whites, garlic powder, onion powder and salt. Gently mix, only a little, until it's all combined. 3.) Preheat oven to 175 degrees. Line a baking tray with grease proof paper and spray lightly with 1cal spray. Place 2 tbsp of the mixture in to your hands, press/roll in to a ball and place on the sheet. Repeat with the rest of the mixture. 4.) Bake the meatballs in the oven for 20 mins. 5.) Meanwhile, pour the bottle of Buffalo wings hot sauce in to a large bowl. Once the 20 mins are up, take the meatballs out of the oven and place them in to the bowl, coating each ball generously with the sauce. Leave to sit for about 5 minutes, whilst turning the oven temperate up to 225 degrees. 6.) Once the oven is at the correct temperature, put a new grease proof sheet on the baking tray, use the 1cal spray and transfer the meatballs to it. Spoon any leftover sauce on to the meatballs. 7.) Put back in the oven for 20 mins and they are done! 8.) Serve as desired. I heated a ready made pack of mash from the chilled section of the supermarket and broke up pieces of low calorie Dairylea blue cheese triangles in to it.
My recipe made 15 meatballs so the nutritional value per meatball only is: -52 calories -7g protein -0.4g carbs -2.5g fat I'd recommend having 4-6+ meatballs per serving to get in a sufficient amount of protein in the meal.