Bring the water down to a simmer and add the quinoa.
Cook for 15 minutes or until the water has cooked away and the quinoa is soft.
Drain the quinoa and allow to cool.
In a bowl add the egg, turmeric, pepper, salt, thyme, garlic and onion and whisk together.
Add the turkey mince and quinoa to the egg mixture and gently combine it altogether.
Scoop a teaspoon of the turkey mixture into your hand and roll into little balls.
Place the balls on a parchment paper lined baking tray.
Pop them into your hot oven and bake for 30 minutes.
Serve in a bowl with hot sauce or your favourite condiments.
You will need:
1 ½ cups of turkey mince
½ cup of quinoa
1 beaten egg
1 tablespoon of onion powder
1 tablespoon of garlic granules
1 tablespoon of thyme
½ teaspoon of turmeric plus 1/4 teaspoon
½ teaspoon of black pepper
¼ teaspoon of salt
Quinoa and Turkey Balls
Makes 35 mini balls
I love to watch a good t.v. series or movie in the evening. It's a great way to relax and involve yourself within a world of make believe. The only down side comes at that point where you feel like a little nibble, that can turn in to a munch that has in the past become an absolute binge fest. It happens to us all ;)
Now I find the best thing to do is only have healthy food in my fridge and cupboards so that if the urge strikes, I can stay Healthylicious.
As I favour the savoury style of snack, I began to think about making a healthy protein based bite that would satisfy.
My mini quinoa turkey balls fit that description perfectly and as they are gluten free, full of healthy protein and goodness I can enjoy them without the midnight munchies food guilt.