Turkey Spinach Meatballs

Steph Wagner

December 16, 2014

Turkey Spinach Meatballs


Turkey Spinach Meatball | Bariatric Surgery Recipes | FoodCoach.Me

This is the second time I’ve made these turkey meatballs in the past week. They are easy to get together and packed with awesome flavor. I love that I could make a batch of 15 good sized meatballs and eat them for leftovers on my busy days! I actually made something else for dinner while these were cooking and placed them in a food container to eat for dinner the next day. I knew we had a busy day the next day, so I already had a good dinner ready to go. Planning ahead is planning to win!!

These meatballs are perfect after weight-loss surgery. If you’ve had the Gastric Sleeve or Gastric Bypass, you’ll appreciate these have no starches or grains in them. They are very low carb and packed with protein. This will ensure you are on your diet plan and are very filled and satisfied after your meal. I used ground turkey but any 90% lean ground meat will work. I find most patients prefer ground turkey after surgery! How about you??

Turkey Spinach Meatball | Bariatric Surgery Recipes | FoodCoach.Me

Turkey Spinach Meatballs

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American, Oven Baked
Servings: 5 servings
Calories: 244kcal
Author: Steph Wagner
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  • 1 lb 93% lean ground turkey
  • 1 cup baby spinach, chopped
  • 2 tbsp cilantro, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 2 eggs, whisked
  • 1/4 cup reduced fat grated parmesan cheese


  • Heat oven to 400 F.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add all the ingredients. Use either a large spoon or your hands to combine the mixture well. Line a cookie sheet with foil.
  • Use a medium sized cookie scoop to scoop even sizes of mixture into your hands and roll into a ball. Make 5 rows of 3 meatballs.
  • Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and use tongs to remove meatballs to serving plate or to a food container for later eating.


Serving: 3meatballs | Calories: 244kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 134mg | Sodium: 616mg | Potassium: 302mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 743IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 2mg
Nutrition Facts
Turkey Spinach Meatballs
Amount Per Serving (3 meatballs)
Calories 244 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 134mg45%
Sodium 616mg27%
Potassium 302mg9%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 743IU15%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 78mg8%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

3 thoughts on “Turkey Spinach Meatballs”

  1. Hi Melissa! We are working on a site update currently so the recipes link in the top navigation bar is currently “under construction” but the recipes should still be able to load. If you are having trouble finding or loading a particular recipe, you can email me at steph@foodcoach.me and I will both look into the broken recipe and email it to you in the meantime.

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  2. 5 stars
    These were great! However I replaced sea salt with ranch seasoning. My toddler and I loved them

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