I’ve been trying to be better at actually cooking homemade meals for my children instead of taking the easy way out and just doing frozen meals (which there’s nothing wrong with sometimes) because those can't be healthy right!?! The kids obviously don’t like anything spicy or anything that looks weird to them. Sidenote: this is where the book Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss could come in handy!! I decided to try these turkey meatballs because my kids do like the frozen turkey meatballs I  buy from Trader Joe’s so I thought I had a chance with these. They were so easy to make and my kids ate them, surprise!
Who knows maybe my kids would’ve been eating this stuff all along if I just felt like I had the time to actually cook dinner more often...but I’m done with excuses. Now don’t get me wrong I’ll still do a frozen meal if I have a busy schedule that day.  Between the million different things I have to be at like golf practice or soccer practice or doctors appointments it can get pretty hectic, so I’m not ashamed of the frozen meals lol. It use to be the minute I got home from work there would be piles of laundry or dishes to do and Jude was a baby and wanted to be held all the time and it just felt impossible to cook. That, thank goodness, has passed and I don’t have to physically entertain my kids all day long so I can step aside and start making dinners. I just need to find time saving recipes because I don’t have time for complicated ones with multiple steps but what parent does haha!?!

Here’s the recipe if you’re interested in trying these kid approved meatballs!


1 lb. ground turkey
1 c. panko bread crumbs
1/4 c. freshly grated Parmesan, plus more for serving
1 medium onion, chopped
½ cup mushrooms
1 large egg
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp. finely chopped chives
1 tbsp. milk
salt & black pepper, to taste
2 tbsp. butter
1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 c. low-sodium chicken broth (or water)


In a processor combine chopped onions, mushrooms, garlic, chopped chives and blend until well combined.

In a large bowl, stir ground turkey, bread crumbs, Parmesan, onion mixture, and milk until combined. Season with salt and pepper. Form meat mixture into 1½” balls.

In a large skillet over medium heat, melt butter with olive oil.  Add meatballs and sear on all sides until golden, about 4 minutes. Add chicken broth (or water) and cover skillet; let simmer until meatballs are cooked through, about 6 minutes more.

Serve with your choice of sides or over noodles.  Enjoy!

Recipe adapted from delish

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