I adapted this meatball recipe from one I received while working at this wonderful weight loss spa in Vermont. It’s a women’s healthy lifestyle center without dieting and it was instrumental in shifting my personal and professional beliefs around weight and living well.¬†Enjoy this low-carb version of turkey meatballs (it only has a couple tablespoons of breadcrumbs, unlike most meatloafs!) with a whole grain spaghetti. Or, if you’re watching starches, dole up a big spoonful of cottage cheese or ricotta along with a load of veggies.

Serves 8


2 pounds organic ground turkey

2 whole eggs, beaten

2 Tbsp whole wheat breadcrumbs

1 whole red bell pepper, chopped

2 Tbsp dried parsley

2 tsp dried chives

1 1/2 tsp dried basil leaves

1 tsp ground black pepper

<1 tsp salt

2 tsp Worcestershire sauce



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, and line two large cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Mix all ingredients and, using a small ice cream scooper and mini spatula, scoop and spoon out approximately 40 balls. Place on cookie sheet an inch or two apart.
  3. Bake 35-45 minutes, turning occasionally, or until nicely browned.
  4. In a separate Dutch oven, make or warm your favorite red pasta sauce (I saute loads of fresh minced garlic and then add a jarred sauce). Add the meatballs to the sauce and combine.turkey meatballs turkey meatballs