Has anyone played around with Quinoa? Weird question, but what exactly is it? Every health blog I've looked at suggests eating it, but I've never had it until last night. I got this recipe off of http://thefitnessfreak.blogspot.com/
This blog is another fun one. Like Trainer Momma, she was overweight and turned into a Fitness Freak! I love these blogs because they just get it. And, don't you love the title. I want that title. I want to be labeled as the Fitness Freak.
Anyway, I tried the recipe last night and it was so tasty and fun.
3 tbsp onion flakes
1/2 pound lean ground beef (93%)
1/2 pound extra lean ground turkey
2 tbsp olive oil
3 tbsp dried parsley
1-1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp ground coriander
2 tsp fresh ground black pepper
Cook Quinoa according to package directions. Mix all in bowl using hands. Roll into balls and place in greased baking pan. Bake at 350 for 20 min or until cooked through. Makes 18 meatballs. 262 calories for two. These are big meatballs.
I tried doing meatball sandwiches for my kids with a bit of BBQ sauce on whole wheat 100 calorie Flat Sandwich Bread. I should have just given them the meatballs plain because that's all they really wanted. But, they ate them up. Try it and let me know what you think.