Recipe: Sweet and Sour Turkey Meatballs

Comfort food done the healthy way
Sweet and sour turkey meatballs

This recipe offers a tangy sweet and sour taste but calls for ground turkey breast instead of ground beef, cutting down on calories, fat, and saturated fat. Here’s a tip: Always compare nutrition labels for meats, if available – you’ll notice ground turkey is much higher in fat and calories than ground turkey breast.

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2 lbs ground turkey breast
2 eggs
1 cup oatmeal, ground using food processor
½ cup plain fat-free Greek yogurt
¾ tsp salt


1 cup ketchup
¼ cup sugar substitute
1 Tbsp vinegar
1 Tbsp yellow mustard
¼ tsp salt


  1. Mix together meatball ingredients. Shape into 2” balls. Put in large baking dish.
  2. Mix sauce ingredients together. Spoon over meatballs
  3. Bake at 350 F for 1 hour

Nutrition information

Makes 12 servings. Each servings is 3 meatballs.

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Calories: 150
Total fat: 1.5g
Saturated fat: 0g
Trans fat: 0g
Cholesterol: 60mg
Sodium: 540mg
Total Carbohydrate: 12g
Fiber: 1g
Sugars: 6g
Protein: 22g

Recipe courtesy of digestive disease health team dietitians.

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