Kids can be really picky. Vegetables and fruits sometimes get tossed by the wayside on those picky days. Sweet as my kids are, the aren’t always sweet about what I try to feed them. I just have to hide veggies and fruit in their food so they will eat it. I hid vegetables in pasta sauces and fruit smoothies. I saw a version of this recipe in a cookbook meant for children, and decided to try it. I usually don’t make any recipe according to the directions, so this is version of the original.
They actually watched me make these meatballs, and still ate them up.
This is a great recipe that should work as a finger food for your toddler as well as a dinner for your whole family. Finding a recipe for everyone can sometimes be difficult, but this one is really good. Serve with rice or pasta and a vegetable side.
Turkey, Apple & Sweet Potato Meatballs
20 oz ground turkey
1 apple, peeled and shredded
1 sweet potato, cooked and peeled
1 tbsp fresh basil
salt & pepper, to taste
3 tbsp breadcrumbs
1/2 small onion, finely chopped
2 tbsp olive oil
1 jar spaghetti sauce
Mix all ingredients together. Swirl about 2 tbsp olive oil in a dutch oven or nonstick pan. Make meatballs and place them in the hot pan. Watch to make sure they don’t burn on the bottom. Flip the meatballs and add in a jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce. I ususally make my own, which I will share in the future. Put a top on the pan and let cook for 10 minutes or until the meatballs are cooked through.
Based off of a recipe from First Meals by Annabel Karmel