Greek Meatball Mezze Bowls

Ra Greek Meatballs

With a variety of flavors and textures (and a whopping 30 grams of protein!), these Mediterranean-inspired meal-prep bowls will keep you fueled all afternoon. The turkey meatballs are adapted from Greek Turkey Burgers with Spinach, Feta & Tzatziki by Hilary Meyer. Look for premade tzatziki near the specialty cheeses and dips at your grocery store or make your own.

Ingredients

1 cup frozen chopped spinach, thawed
1 pound 93%-lean ground turkey
½ cup crumbled feta cheese
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon dried oregano
⅜ teaspoon salt, divided
⅜ teaspoon ground pepper, divided
2 cups cooked quinoa, cooled (see Associated Recipes)
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon olive oil 
½ cup chopped parsley
3 tablespoons chopped mint
2 cups sliced cucumber
1 pint cherry tomatoes
¼ cup tzatziki

Directions

Step 1
Squeeze excess moisture from spinach. Combine the spinach with turkey, feta, garlic powder, oregano, 1/8 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper in a medium bowl; mix well. Form the mixture into 12 meatballs. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Coat with cooking spray. Working in batches if necessary, add the meatballs to the pan and cook until browned on all sides and no longer pink in the center, about 10 to 12 minutes. (An instant-read thermometer inserted in the center should register 165 degrees F.) Set the meatballs aside to cool.

Step 2
Combine quinoa, lemon juice, oil, parsley, mint and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Divide among 4 single-serving lidded containers. Top each with 3 meatballs, 1/2 cup cucumbers and 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes.

Step 3
Seal the containers and refrigerate for up to 4 days. Divide tzatziki among 4 small containers and refrigerate.

Step 4
Before serving, transfer the meatballs to a microwave-safe container and heat until steaming. Return to the original container and serve with tzatziki.

Refrigerate for up to 4 days.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 2 1/2 Cups
Per Serving: 392 calories; 17.2 g total fat; 5.8 g saturated fat; 83 mg cholesterol; 543 mg sodium. 919 mg potassium; 29.3 g carbohydrates; 5.6 g fiber; 5 g sugar; 32.4 g protein; 6153 IU vitamin a iu; 28 mg vitamin c; 135 mcg folate; 208 mg calcium; 5 mg iron; 116 mg magnesium.

This article was written by Carolyn A. Hodges, RD, for EatingWell and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network. Please direct all licensing questions to legal@newscred.com.

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