Greek cuisine is renowned for its flavorful dishes with healthy ingredients. A meal that I always enjoy is a gyro. So I thought, how can this be easy and healthy? Power bowls are so popular and easy to meal prep, so I want to share this Greek Ground Turkey Meatball Bowl.
This bowl combines the delicious flavors of the Mediterranean with the convenience of a quick and easy meal that can be prepared in a matter of minutes.
The Flavors of Greece made over with Ground Turkey Meatballs
This Greek Ground Turkey Meatball Bowl is delicious! You'll love the blend of traditional Mediterranean spices and herbs, including oregano, basil, mint, and garlic. The meatballs are baked in the oven until golden brown and crispy on the outside while still tender and juicy.
The meatballs are then served over a bed of greek rice and topped with a delicious and nutritious tomato, cucumber, carrots, Greek olives, and hummus. The combination of meatballs with the crisp and refreshing vegetables creates a delicious and well-rounded meal that is sure to please.
What are traditional Greek flavors?
There's nothing quite like the flavors of Greek cuisine. It's a culinary journey that transports you right to the heart of the Mediterranean., with spices like oregano, mint, garlic, dill, parsley, rosemary, and thyme and ingredients that include lemon, feta cheese, olives, yogurt, potatoes, tomatoes, cucumbers, and eggplant.
From feta cheese to olive oil, experience the deliciousness that lies in traditional Greek flavors.
Ground Turkey: A Healthy Lean Protein
Looking to switch up your protein routine? Ground turkey is the ideal choice! Healthy Eating starts with nutritious ingredients.
Ground turkey is low in fat and high in protein. Swap out your lunch and dinner frozen store-bought meals with this delicious alternative for a healthier lifestyle.
Be sure to show off your bowl – can’t wait to see your creations!
Adding a twist to your Greek Ground Turkey Meatball Bowl
Get creative with a squeeze of lemon or some roasted peppers. Try some cumin or paprika to change the flavors. Try some cumin or paprika to change the flavors.
A healthy meal never has to lack flavor.
Why Protein Bowls are a great option for Healthy Meal Prepping
Protein bowls offer a number of benefits:
- Convenience: Bowls are quick and easy to make, making them a great option for when you are on the go.
- Healthy: Bowls generally have a lean protein source and are paired with various fresh vegetables.
- Versatile: There are so many ways you can create a protein bowl. Just choose ingredients that fit your personal taste and dietary restrictions.
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Greek Ground Turkey Meatball Bowl
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Greek Ground Turkey Meatballs
- 1 pound ground turkey
- 1 medium egg
- ½ cup almond flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 2 tsp dried basil
- 1 tsp dried dill
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tbsp garlic powder
- 8 ounces tzatziki sauce (I bought mine premade)
- 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 2 cups cucumber sliced
- 2 large tomatoes sliced
- ¼ cup red onions fresh, sliced thinly
- 1 large carrot sliced
- 12 kalamata olives (3 per bowl)
- 4 tbsp hummus (1 tbsp per bowl)
- Make a batch of Homemade Tzatziki Sauce (or use store-bought like I did). Set aside.
- Combine Ground Turkey Meatball ingredients in a medium mixing bowl; mix.
- Taking one tablespoon of ground turkey mixture at a time, create meatballs with your hands. Place on a plate.
- Bring a large skillet to medium-high heat. Add approximately a tablespoon of olive oil to the pan.
- Sear the meatballs on all sides.
- Turn heat down to medium/medium-low and continue cooking until the internal temperature reaches 145℉, about 15 minutes.
- Remove from the skillet.
- Add naan or pita bread if desired or cooked rice to the bowl. [not included in nutritional label]
- Divide the meatballs between 4 bowls as well as the cucumber, tomatoes, carrots, red onions, olives and hummus. Drizzle with tzatziki sauce.
- Naan or pita bread on the side
- Over cooked rice
Hand Size Portions
When you look at the nutritional values of a meal to log what you are eating, that is called tracking macros. A lot of people use this method to reach their health goals.
Looking at hand portion size and using this method to gauge how and what you eat is also a great method to help you reach your health goals. Many people who use this method often think this form of tracking meals is easier and more sustainable for a lifetime.
Want to learn more about hand portion size and how to use it to reach your goals? Check out the article How to Get Started with Hand Portion Sizes.
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