Jalapeño + Spinach Turkey Meatball

Sometimes, we do include meat in our diet. I have talked many times about how we try to focus 80-ish% of our diet on plant based meals; however, we do include turkey, fish, chicken etc now + then. This is one of our FAVORITE recipes. The jalapeños give it such a delish kick.


  • 1 pound of lean ground turkey or chicken
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 2-3 jalapeños [diced]
  • 2 cup spinach [package frozen chopped spinach, thawed, squeezed in paper towels to remove excess moisture]
  • 1/2 large yellow onion [diced]
  • 2-3 fresh garlic cloves [chopped/minced]
  • red pepper [to taste- we add about a 1.5 tsp but we LOVE spice]
  • salt + pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup Romano cheese [we didn’t have any and left this out]


  1. Preheat oven to 400
  2. Mix ground meat, egg, breadcrumbs, diced jalapeños, spinach, yellow onion, garlic cloves, red pepper, salt + pepper, and Romano cheese in a bowl [I use my – clean- hands]
  3. Spray baking sheet with olive oil
  4. Roll mixture into balls
  5. Bake meatballs at 400 for 30 minutes

Recommend over banza pasta for an extra fiber + protein boost!

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