It’s that time of the year again..Super Bowl weekend! For the past three years, it’s been a tradition to visit my boyfriend’s uncle’s house to watch the game and eat good food. This always gives me an excuse to come up with a yummy appetizer to bring along. Last year, I went all out with piled high homemade nachos; they were a hit!
This year, since I’m back to dieting, I decided to make something a little healthier. Meatballs are always fun, but calories add up quickly because of sauces. The recipe I made is without any sauce and I substituted beef for turkey to make them a little leaner. The sweet potatoes, yellow squash, and spinach are great to add when incorporating vegetables into fun snacks.
To make this appetizer quick to grab, I stacked the meatballs on a skewer and added sweet potato wedges, spinach, and yellow squash for flavor. The sweet potatoes and yellow squash come out extremely flavorful from roasting in coconut oil. This dish was really easy to make and great if you don’t have much time to prep. I spent about 45 minutes total making these great appetizers. Here’s what you’ll need:
1 package of ground turkey
½ cup bread crumbs
2 tablespoons water
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon ground mustard
1 teaspoon onion powder
2 tablespoons Kelapo Coconut Oil
1 bag of spinach
2 yellow squash
1 large sweet potato
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Wash all vegetables and set to dry. Peel the sweet potato and cut into ½ thick wedges. Cut the same width for the yellow squash and place on a baking sheet lined with foil or parchment paper. Drizzle the vegetables with coconut oil and place into the oven for about 10-15 minutes.
3. Once done, take out and let cool.
- In a large bowl, add the turkey, egg, water, bread crumbs, and seasonings. Combine all ingredients by mushing the mixture with your hands.
- Form the meatballs about 1’’ in diameter and place on a baking sheet lined with foil. I used Kelapo Coconut Oil Cooking Spray on the foil to ensure my meatballs wouldn’t stick.
- Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Remove the meatballs and let cool before preparing.
To form the skewers, place the yellow squash, sweet potatoes, spinach, and then finish off with the meatball. Repeat for each skewer and serve. I hope that these turn out as enjoyable for you as they did for me! I’m not much into football, so I’m most excited for the famous Super Bowl commercials and half time performance. I wonder which songs Beyoncé is going to sing?!
What’s your favorite part about Super Bowl Weekend?