Winter has been a season for warm comfort foods. Soup is a go to but many times we want to have a soup with some ‘balls’. Meatballs that is! Full of healthy veggies meaty and satisfying – everyone in our home loves this one.
Prep Time: 20 minutes Makes 4-6 Serving Serving Size: 1 cup
- 8 oz ground turkey, lean
- 1 egg
- 1 clove garlic
- 1/4 cup onion
- salt/pepper to taste
- 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
- 2 Carrots diced
- 2 stalks celery, diced
- 1 small onion, diced
- 7 cups chicken broth
- 9 oz tortellini (cheese filled)
- 4 cups baby spinach
- grated parmesan
Combine hamburger, 1/4 cup onion, egg and garlic with salt and pepper to taste. Mix to combine and form into 1 inch balls. In medium heat, fry in saute pan with 2 Tbsp until done. Remove meatballs and saute the onion, celery and carrots about 1 minute. Add chicken broth to large sauce pan and bring to a boil. Add meatballs, carrots, celery and onion in sauce pan. Cook until meatballs are heated. Add tortellini and cook until heated through (about 7 minutes). Add baby spinach, stir and cook until wilted. Serve topped with grated parmesan cheese.
Darling Daughter’s Notes: It was good. Just salty enough and meat and pasta are added to healthy veggies like carrots, onion and spinach.
Suggested Nutritional Values (1 cup): Calories 291, Protein 20g, Carbohydrates 29g, Dietary Fiber 2g, Sugars 7g, Total Fat 11g, Cholesterol 79mg, Sodium 534mg
Great Mineral Bonuses: Vitamin K 116%, Selenium 46%, Niacin 52% Riboflavin 43%, Phosphorus 34%, Vitamin B6 32%
Diabetes Type 2 Suggestions: When serving the soup, limit your take of tortellini to 3-4 pieces to cut sodium and calories. Enjoy. Healthy and satisfying.