So, I am going to start off by saying I'm clearly a fan of ground turkey. It will forever be on my Shop Rite list of things I need to get on my next trip to the grocery store. My husband gets sick of me cooking with it all the time so I try and change it up as much as I can. Incoming, baked ground turkey avocado balls. With that being said, one of my other favorite things to eat is avocados. I absolutely LOVE avocados. I can basically eat them straight up and they are considered a super food so lucky me! Just found out that the word superfood is actually only a "fad word" so make sure you are always checking your labels.
Why are avocados considered a superfood
A superfood is basically a food that gives a high quantity of nutrients and antioxidants. If such a kind of food is eaten often you can take advantage of the benefits it gives. Benefits on our health, from preventing illness and disease to reducing dangerous elements, while reinforcing our immune system. Basically, a superfood makes us healthier.
Avocados are considered a superfood because they have a lot of nutrients and antioxidants, such as folic acid, Omega 3, magnesium, potassium, lutein, and fibre. They are also rich in vitamins A, B, C, D, E, and K. They consist of copper, manganese, and iron. I mean can you get any healthier than that? Just be sure to check your labels!
Why cook with kids
Taylor helped me make these meatballs 🙂 My daughter really enjoys helping me cook in the kitchen. Whenever I ask her if she wants to help Mommy cook she always gets super happy and says, "yes" with a big grin on her face. Her favorite thing to do is help sprinkle in those spices. I will bring the bowl I'm mixing over to her Minnie Mouse table or have her sit at the counter with me. A study I found in Science Daily actually states if your children help you cook at home they are more likely to enjoy fruits and veggies than kids who don't cook. Guess who loves their fruits and veggies? Yup, Taylor does 🙂
Here is a picture of my little Tay helping me mash the avocado that I rolled up in my turkey balls!
Below are some helpful links I've added with some of my fave ingredients to use from this recipe!
Here is the mini muffin tin that I use:
Here are the mixing bowls that I love and use on a daily basis:
Baked Ground Turkey Avocado Balls
- 1 lb ground turkey Perdue No Antibiotics
- ½ cup spinach chopped
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp ground black pepper
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp adobo seasoning
- ¼ cup Japanese style panko
- 1 tbsp fat free chopped garlic Spice World
- 1 avocado
- coconut cooking spray
- Preheat oven to 375.
- In a large bowl combine ground turkey, egg, spinach, garlic powder, ground black pepper, himalayan salt, onion powder, adobo seasoning, panko, and garlic.
- In a separate small bowl, mash the avocado, using a fork.
- Using clean hands take a spoonful of ground turkey mix and roll into a ball. Once formed, using your knuckle of your pointer finger, place an indent in the ball. Scoop avocado mix with a spoon and place in indent. Roll the ball again covering the avocado so that it's inside the ball.
- Spray a mini muffin tin with coconut cooking spray. Place formed ball into muffin tin. Continue until all the ground turkey mix is done.
- Bake for 30 minutes or until balls are cooked through.
- Serve over your choice of veggie or whole wheat pasta.