Monday, January 17, 2011

Spaghetti and Italian Meatballs-my weight loss resolution.

A lot of people make a new years resolution to lose weight. 
We do it every year.
 I'm no different. 
I have been doing really well for the last year in the weight loss area.
It's been a long, hard battle, but worth it.
I have 15 pounds to go to reach my next goal.
 I have been replacing ground beef with ground chicken and turkey.
 I have even been using the whole wheat spaghetti noodles.
 I love angel hair noodles.
SSSHHHH, don't tell Tony about the noodles, it was hard enough to get him to try the chicken and turkey. 
I had a package of Honeysuckle Italian style ground turkey in the refrigerator to use up. 
Since it was Italian style I decided to make meatballs. 
Spaghetti and meatballs.  
It was really, really good.  

The meatballs have a little kick to them, which makes them even better then regular meatballs. 
They taste almost like an Italian sausage. 
They would be awesome in a meatball sub. 

Did I mention that I also made garlic bread. 
OOOOOHHHH, the garlic bread, don't get me started. 
It was made with French bread, butter, minced fresh garlic and Italian seasonings. 
I am a bread lover, along with the rest of my beloved family.
But all things in moderation, I only made enough for everyone to have one slice !!
That way I can't eat theres also LOL
As for the meatballs, I didn't really use a recipe, I just kind of winged it.  Here is what I did:

1 lb. ground Italian turkey
1 egg
1/4 cup Italian style bread crumbs

That's it !  Since the ground turkey was already seasoned there wasn't much else to do !!
I shaped the turkey mixture into walnut sized balls and cooked in a little olive oil until browned on all sides, about 10 minutes.  Turkey is lean, so there wasn't any grease in the pan, I added spaghetti sauce and put a lid on the pan.  Simmer for about 15 minutes until meatballs are cooked through. 

Serve with a side salad to be even healthier

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