ASIAN MEATBALLS ON BOKCHOY-BORDER

Asian Meatballs on Bok Choy

These meatballs are a perfect solution for those who crave protein but are watching their waistline. Topped with a snow pea slaw which adds more fiber, protein, 94.3% of your daily needs for Vitamin A and 39% of your daily needs for Vitamin C, these are great for your health and great for your taste buds!

Feature Super Food: Snow peas

Prep Time: 10min. | Cook Time: 16min. | Total Time: 26 min. | Serves: 4 | Serving Size: 6 meatballs

Free From: Gluten, Dairy

 

Ingredients:

  • “chia egg” (1 Tbsp. chia seeds & 3 Tbsp. water)

 
Snow pea slaw:

  • 1 cup snow peas, finely julienned
  • ½ cup carrots, pre-shredded
  • ½ cup cilantro, minced
  • 1 tsp. sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp. lime juice

 
Baby Bok Choy:

  • 6 baby bok choy
  • 1 tsp. sesame oil

 
Dressing:

  • 2 tsp. sesame oil
  • 2 Tbsp. ginger, minced
  • 2 Tbsp. garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp. honey
  • 2 Tbsp. soy sauce (low sodium, gluten free i.e. Kikkoman)
  • ½ tsp wasabi paste (optional)

 
Asian Meatballs:

  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • ½ cup quinoa flakes
  • ½ cup cilantro, minced
  • ½ cup scallions, minced

 
Directions:

  1. Pre-Heat oven to 475°F
  2. Make “chia egg” by mixing chia with water.  Set aside for 5 minutes
  3. To make slaw, add snow peas, carrots, cilantro, sesame oil, and lime juice to a medium sized bowl. Toss and set aside. Quick Tip: You can also use pre-shredded slaw to save time.
  4. In a 13” X 9″ pan, place baby bok choy and drizzle with sesame oil. Bake for 6 minutes and remove from oven.
  5. To make dressing, whisk sesame oil, ginger, garlic, honey, soy sauce and wasabi paste, in a small bowl. Set aside.
  6. In a large bowl mix turkey, “chia egg”, quinoa flakes, cilantro, scallions and half the dressing. Using a tablespoon, form into 24 meatballs and place on a baking sheet. Bake meatballs for 5-6 minutes, then rotate and bake for an additional 5-6 minutes until center is no longer pink when pierced open with a fork or digital thermometer inserted sideways into center reads 160°F (71°C), about 10 minutes.
  7. Plate baby Bok Choy and place meatballs on top.  Next dress with remaining dressing and complete with snow pea slaw and voila!

 

Nutritional Facts: Calories  208.2  | Total Fat 10.5 g | Saturated Fat 2.2g  | Monounsaturated Fat  3.6 g | Polyunsaturated Fat 3.1g | Trans Fat  0 g  | Cholesterol 56.1 mg | Sodium  236.1 g  |  Total Carbohydrate 10.1 g | Natural Sugar 1.5 g  | Dietary Fiber  2.0 g  |   Protein  19.2 g   | *Vitamin A 94.3%    | *Vitamin C  39%   | *Selenium 29.3%     *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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