In our first-ever Cooking with Sage video, Sage shared one of her favorite easy weeknight dinner recipes (perfect for mamas to make ahead and meal prep, too!)- curried sweet potato turkey meatballs.
I'm not a fan of hiding vegetables, I DO love to add them in any chance I can get! Sweet potatoes add belly-friendly fiber, B-vitamins and Vitamin C to these already delicious meatballs, and the curry adds a big dose of flavor (don't worry, they're not spicy!) and a dose of nutrition, as well.
Health Benefits of Turmeric: - anti-inflammatory: protects against inflammation (the root of disease)
- high in antioxidants
- heart-healthy This brings up an important point: Don't be afraid of flavor for kids! Beyond the very first foods, kids need their palates expanded as early as possible. They're not going to wake up one day with a taste for curry- they need to try it and experience it! So add some curry powder, a dash of cardamom or a sprinkle of rosemary. It's how their tastebuds will grown and learn to enjoy more mature flavors (just like you, mama!).
Curried Sweet Potato Turkey Meatballs
Serves ~4 hungry kids, or 3-4 adults
1 lb ground turkey
1 egg (or chia egg)
3/4 cup grated sweet potato
1/4 cup green onions, sliced thin
1/4 cup almond flour (or breadcrumbs for NF)
2 tsp curry powder
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp coriander
1/2 tsp sea salt
coconut or avocado oil (or spray) spray
1. Preheat oven to 375.
2. Mix all ingredients up to coconut oil in a large bowl.
3. Spray or rub hands with coconut or avocado oil to prevent sticking.
Form into small balls, around 1-2" in diameter.
4. Place on greased baking sheet
and bake in oven 20-25 minutes,
until cooked through. Serve over rice or cauliflower rice, with tahini
sauce for dipping.