Sunday, March 4, 2012

Turkey Protein Balls

Now that the race is over, I plan on cutting back on the running (not completely!) and doing a little more with weights and toning. Along with this I'm trying to cut back on the carbs and add more protein...while also trying to keep my calories limited. Not an easy task, I tell ya! Anyway, my cousin brought along these turkey protein balls for the car ride and they were really good just straight out of the cooler. So, I thought I'd give them a try. They'll make a great addition to breakfast or even a mid-morning snack. And they're full of protein and very low on calories. SCORE! Anyway, here's the recipe:

2 lbs ground turkey
3 egg whites
1 cup quick cooking oats
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp dried thyme
2 tsp dry yellow mustard
2 tsp black pepper
2 tsp chipotle pepper spice
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp garlic powder or 2 cloves minced
1 small onion (finely chopped)
2 celery stalks

- Preheat oven to 375 degrees
- Spray a baking sheet with canola or olive oil
- Mix all your ingredients together in a large bowl
- Roll mixture into balls (I used an ice cream scoop, making them about the size of a golf ball)
- Bake for 25 minutes

*Makes about 36
*Each ball has about 46 calories, 1.7 grams of fat, and 5.6 grams of protein
*The chipotle spice in these definitely gives them a pretty good kick so I wouldn't suggest giving them to kids!!



 And apparently they smelled good b/c I took them out of the oven,
turned around, and she was standing there with her bowl! 


  1. Appreciate this post. Will try it out.

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  2. These are amazing!!!

  3. These look good, I will have to try them. I love picture of your dog...too cute:)