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 a food processor
1/2 cup plain fat-free Greek yogurt
3/4 tsp salt


1 cup ketchup
1/4 cup sugar substitute
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 tablespoon yellow mustard
1/4 teaspoon 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 serving is 3 meatballs

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

Recipe courtesy of Digestive Disease Health Team dietitians.

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