Tuesday, January 5, 2010

The Biggest Loser Recipe Makeover #1: Turkey Meatballs with Yogurt

My family (J, Dad, Uncle Brubo, Aunt Tetanie, Uncle Gorbo, Aunt Eeshu, and myself) have all put up $100 to see who can lose the biggest percentage of weight by March 31st. I have been using my online WW tools. I started a running regimen (Couch to 5K in 9 weeks), although it's been too chilly to really keep up with that since after I got over the stomach flu (ugh!). I decided to my own make-over of a recipe that was already a big hit here. Remember Lamb Meatball Gyros with Yogurt and Mint ? I have changed the meal to contain less fat, mostly by using turkey instead of lamb.

1/2 pound ground turkey
1/8 cup golden raisins, chopped
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
kosher salt and pepper
1/4 cup bread crumbs
1 large egg white
3 scallions (white and light green parts), sliced

Follow the original directions but be sure to cook the meatballs long enough because it is turkey instead of lamb. This recipe served 3 with approx. 5 meatballs apiece and it was 4 WW points for that plus a 1/4 cup of fat free Greek yogurt. I mixed the yogurt with a little kosher salt and dried mint. Instead of pita I used 1 WW point sandwich things. Delicious substitutions! (Maybe The Simpsons in the background while I type is a poor idea).


  1. What a great recipe! I should try this one. I also love Ellie Krieger b/c she makes great tasting food that is healthy-you should check her out. Can't wait to read more healthy recipes!

  2. This was such a big hit I've been making it a lot. Don't worry more to come soon!