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  1. Preheat your oven to 180C
  2. In a pan, bring 1 cup of water to boil.
  3. Add a ¼ teaspoon of turmeric.
  4. Bring the water down to a simmer and add the quinoa.
  5. Cook for 15 minutes or until the water has cooked away and the quinoa is soft.
  6. Drain the quinoa and allow to cool.
  7. In a bowl add the egg, turmeric, pepper, salt, thyme, garlic and onion and whisk together.
  8. Add the turkey mince and quinoa to the egg mixture and gently combine it altogether.
  9. Scoop a teaspoon of the turkey mixture into your hand and roll into little balls.
  10. Place the balls on a parchment paper lined baking tray.
  11. Pop them into your hot oven and bake for 30 minutes.
  12. 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.

Quinoa Turkey Balls