Do you have any exciting new years eve celebrations planned? In all honesty, I don’t believe I’ve stayed up till midnight on New Years Eve since my early college years (about 20 years!). Is that sad? Every single night, at about 9pm, no matter what I’m doing, I fall asleep. To stay up till midnight, would literally be impossible for me. My kids must come from another mother, because they want to stay up tonight! Ha ha.. we’ll see if I can handle it.
Whether you are up till midnight, or just have some early celebrations like me, arranging a power platter full of nutrient dense foods is the best way to ring in the new year! We’ve got:
- Breaded Zucchini
- Asparagus and Turkey
- Homemade Pretzel Bites
- Carrots with a dab of cream cheese on top
- and our TURKEY POWER BALLS!
To turn regular old turkey meat balls into POWERBALLS, we had to add vegetables! We literally took a sampling of veggies from our fridge that was on it’s last few days, and put them into a food processor. We used mushrooms, spinach, carrots, broccoli and an onion:
Then, mixed the veggies with some ground turkey, and cooked the meatballs in the oven until they were browned and cooked all the way through. What you get: Turkey PowerBalls!
You can serve with marinara sauce for dipping, and you’ll get extra vitamin A!
So bottom line! Stay home tonight and re-create your own, healthy restaurant experience with your family. Bring out the appetizer platter, and let your kids sample some healthy super foods instead!
Appetizer Sample Platter with Turkey Power Balls!
Turkey Power Balls
Take a few broccoli crowns, a quarter of an onion, about 6 baby carrots, a few spinach leaves, and a few sliced mushrooms. Chop until they fit well into your food processor. Process them until they are well incorporated and chopped.
Combine ground turkey, the veggies, bread crumbs, egg, and spices into a bowl. Shape meatballs with your mixture and arrange on a baking dish. Bake at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes.