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!
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!
- 1 pound turkey, ground
- 1/4 cup broccoli, florets
- 1/4 medium onion
- 6 medium carrots, baby
- 1/4 cup spinach
- 1/4 cup, pieces or slices mushrooms, white
- 1/2 cup bread crumbs, plain
- 1 large egg
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper, ground
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
- 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.
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!
I'm a registered dietitian, mom of 4, avid lover of food and strong promoter of healthy habits. Here you will find lots of delicious recipes full of fruits and veggies, tips for getting your kids to eat better and become intuitive eaters and lots of resources for feeding your family.Learn More about Natalie