Easy, Healthy Meals: Turkey Meatballs w/ CAULIFLOWER WAFFLES

If you haven’t caught on to the cauliflower-fever yet, get ready.

I love cauliflower because it feels like I am eating a carb, but still lets me have ice cream later because it is significantly lower in calories and carbs than actual carbs. You with me?

I started with cauliflower rice (just blending it up and throwing it in a skillet with some protein), then mastered the cauliflower pizza crust (still delicious despite not actually being pizza) and now I’ve discovered the greatest form for cauliflower to take of all:

WAFFLES!

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These babies pair great with anything, but I love to make them with turkey meatballs because if you want to make your life super easy you can go to Trader Joe’s buy the PRE-RICED CAULIFLOWER & FROZEN TURKEY MEATBALLS and you have done 90% of the work already.

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Ingredients

  • 1.25 cup Trader Joe’s Pre-Riced Cauliflower
  • 1 oz grated or finely chopped mozzarella cheese
  • 1 egg
  • Mrs. Dash Garlic & Herb seasoning to taste (or your own spice mix)
  • 4-6 Trader Joe’s Frozen Turkey Meatballs
  • 1-2 Tbsp. Trader Joe’s Reduced Sodium Soy Sauce

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and cook frozen meatballs according to package (30 min).
  2. Plug in waffle maker to preheat.
  3. In bowl combine cauliflower, egg, mozzarella and spices.
  4. Heat in microwave for 1 minute so cheese can help the mixture congeal.
  5. Scoop 1/3 cup of mixture into waffle maker to cook for 2 minutes.
  6. After meatballs are finished cooking, toss in bowl with soy sauce.
  7. Drizzle cauliflower with soy sauce if desired.

Nutritional Information

For 5 meatballs, cauliflower waffle as listed above and 2 Tbsp. soy sauce:

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