So here it is, an easy mouth-watering combination of lean turkey with two of my faves, spinach and feta. Yes, I know it looks pink because it is raw. The husband said the photo looked like the balls had pink frosting on them. No, they are raw, ready to go in the oven. This is how it went down:
2 packages of lean ground turkey
2 cups chopped fresh spinach, I chopped in a blender in 20 seconds
1 small container of reduced fat feta cheese
1 tsp of garlic/parsley powder
salt & pepper to taste
Mix all of this up in a big bowl, use your clean hands because it is easier than using a spoon and you have to make balls anyway. Form into balls and place the balls in a lightly greased muffin tin. Bake at 350 degrees for about 25 to 30 minutes or until done.
They smell so good while cooking. Such a simple and delicious way to get lean protein, veges, and some yum yum with the feta.
Let me know how your balls turn out!
The Supermodel Piper is showing me correct alignment in downward facing dog. She is a true yoga lover. She loves the spotlight as much as her yoga. This just makes me smile. I hope it gives you a smile or a giggle too. I love her.
It has been a great day for the challenge. I have heard updates from many of you. All of you motivate me. I did WOW day 2 and it was tough. By the third round I was definitely feeling challenged. I pushed through and felt great afterwards. Hard work will pay off. Finished the day with yoga and refueled with leftover chicken taco chili. Tonight I put it over a bed of baby kale with the Cholula Hot Sauce. Lunch yesterday was the same but over a bed of spinach. It is better leftover because the spices got married. The little nuggets below are my protein cookie recipe.
Today I also experimented with these homemade protein bars. I wanted to try these to have as a pre-workout and post-workout snack. OMG, love them. I got the recipe from this wonderful blog called Blondeponytail. Go over and check it out. I changed a couple of things. I still have not perfected it, but it was delicious. I think I put a bit too much honey, so next time I will reduce. I want to make them a little thicker too. Oh, best part I forgot to mention, they are no bake. How easy is that? This is how they are made.
- 2 cups almond butter (natural peanut butter can be used)
- 1 1/4 cup organic honey
- 2 cups whey protein (I used Muscle Milk vanilla)
- 1 cup of whole oats
In a microwave safe bowl mix nut butter with honey and heat about 90 seconds then stir. Add protein powder and oats. Stir thoroughly. Spread in a pan and refrigerate. Cut into bars. Sooo good! Next time I am going to use a little less nut butter and honey and add few more oats and maybe Grape Nuts for crunch. Dark chocolate would just take it over the moon for me. I will let you know how that goes. See how they turned out below.
So, how did your WOW day go? Who likes almond butter? I have heard some delightful things about coconut butter. I am going to try it out. Have any of you tried coconut butter?