I’ve back on the meal prep train for the second week in a row (I didn’t share last week’s prep because its as pretty similar to other bowls I’ve made in the past). The quinoa salad in this is one of my old favorites. This time I made it to have with salmon and veggies for dinner and then saved the rest for our meal prep. To save time, I just went with the same turkey meatball recipe I’ve used many times and threw a small arugula salad along with it. I promise next time I’m going to switch it up and not use ground turkey….but seriously, it’s so easy and is something we pick up at Costco for a pretty affordable price ($14 for 3 pounds of ground turkey!).
Quinoa Salad Bowls With Turkey Meatballs
This is an old favorite that I published to my blog in 2012! The recipe is actually from Tony Horton’s Bring It book. It has quinoa, black beans, pumpkin seeds, dried apricots, cilantro and red bell pepper. I’ve brought this quinoa salad to many parties and people love it. Like I said, this week I made it on Sunday night to eat with salmon and veggies and then on Monday night I made the meatballs and salad and combined them all. Super easy! Recipe here.
Turns out I haven’t shared this version of turkey meatballs yet – it’s one of my favorites because it’s easy and I always have most of the ingredients on hand anyway.
This recipe is from the 21 Day Fix Extreme nutrition plan, with a few small modifications.
- 1.5 lbs lean ground turkey
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp dry mustard (I use dijon mustard instead)
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 large egg
- 3/4 cup dry oats
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 T fresh parsley chopped
- Preheat oven to 400
- Cover a large pan with parchment paper, set aside.
- In large bowl, combine all ingredients by hand and mix well.
- Roll into 30 1-inch balls. Place on baking sheet. (I actually make larger meatballs – this week I just made 15 larger meatballs)
- Bake for 15-20 minutes, until cooked through.
Throw some arugula and cherry tomatoes into your meal prep container. When it’s time to eat, drizzle with olive oil and add some avocado if you’d like!
I eat this entire thing cold – the quinoa salad is a cold salad and I like the turkey meatballs cold too. You could just heat the turkey meatballs when you’re ready to eat, up to you!
Are you a fan of arugula or cilantro?