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Monday, July 30, 2012

Family Favorite- Turkey-Veggie Meatballs


It is good to know, when I look back on feeding my children as they were growing up, that some of the food I fixed them, and that they liked, was also healthy and nurturing. One such favorite was Turkey-Veggie Meatballs (228 calories)that we served with spaghetti (129 calories for 3/4 Cup) and marinara sauce. the kids even liked to help make them, when they had time. If I was in too much of a hurry I just used a store bought sauce but truthfully, my kids loved the homemade version better-- Rhu's Marinara Sauce (102 calories). Both came from a Cooking Light cookbook. Amazingly, even though they came from a long-ago published cookbook, I found them both online! If you are looking for a yummy, healthier version of a family staple, I recommend these recipes. Your kids will like it and you will know they are getting a better rendition. To complete the meal I add a tossed green salad (45 calories) and a slice of whole-grain Italian Bread (81 calories).  Total calories for the meal is 585. If it is the weekend, why not add a glass of Chianti (100 calories) for you-- red wine is good for our health too!

Happy Healthy-Eating!