I’m not typically a ‘hide it so they won’t know it’s there’ kind of mom. I want my kids to want to eat real food. To try different flavors and not be afraid of new foods. I know there are truly picky kids, kids with sensory issues, so there are some legitimate exceptions. But for the most part, I like my kids to know what they’re eating and enjoy all types of food. These meatballs are a happy medium between hiding veggies (you pack a LOT of veggies in one little meatball) and letting them enjoy the rainbow effect the plethora of veggies packed into these fun bite-sized balls creates. And really, any way to get them to eat more veggies, right?
Lucky for us mamas, on top of being delicious and kid-friendly, these meatballs are really easy to make, and versatile, like in my version of Italian Wedding Soup (I make them pretty big and hearty instead of tiny little bites because let’s be real, mama doesn’t have time for that!). I love it with little flecks of orzo pasta, but you can opt to leave it out- it’s just as good, and the fresh flavor of this warming three-season soup means it’s as delicious on a rainy day in the spring as it is on a snowy day in the winter.
More recipes using ground turkey:
- Tex Mex Sweet Potato Turkey Taco Pie
- Smoky Turkey Chickpea Chili
- Curried Sweet Potato Turkey Meatballs
- Asian Turkey Lettuce Cups