Time Saving Turkey Meatballs & Sauce: Less Fuss, Less Added Sugar

This meal is a favorite for me since I don’t need to chop the added vegetables and herbs (thank you Vitamix!), and I can set it and forget it in the crockpot!  It eliminates all of my excuses for not having the time to cook with whole foods.  It’s packed with probiotics, antioxidants, protein, and some turmeric for anti inflammatory benefits!  I hope you enjoy! 

Meatballs

1 pound antibiotic free lean turkey meat
1 cup whole wheat bread crumbs
1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
Set aside in bowl

1/4 cup coconut milk, or milk of choice
3 tablespoons fresh parsley
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
1 whole onion roughly chopped
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
Pepper to taste
2 cloves fresh garlic
* combine these ingredients in vitamix or blender and blend until fine.

Add mix to turkey meat with bread crumbs and Greek Yogurt. Mix, make into meatball size of your choice.

Drop into crock pot with sauce.  I recommend putting some sauce on the bottom of the crock pot and then layering meatballs and sauce. Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours. Enjoy with pasta of choice!

Store bought pasta sauce is notoriously high in added sugars, something to watch out for! Or, you can make your own, cleaner sauce!

4 tomatoes quartered
1 can organic tomato paste (keep and fill with water 2x to add)
1/4 cup coconut milk
3 tablespoons olive oil
4-5 fresh basil leaves
1 tsp salt
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
Pepper to taste
2 cloves fresh garlic

Mix in vitamix or blender until smooth!