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Turkey & Tomato Meatballs

Even my kids liked this one! Delicious and nutritious! Turkey is a great lean protein option.

 OK after 3pm



  • 500g Turkey Mince
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup organic rolled oats
  • 1 -2 teaspoons dried Italian herbs
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 1 small onion finely chopped


  • ¼ cup chopped basil leaves
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove crushed garlic
  • 2 cans Watties crushed tomatoes with basil

Author: Tegal have a version of this recipe on their website.

LivFit have removed the parmesan cheese and breadcrumbs for compliance.

See for this original recipe and other great chicken and turkey ideas


  1. Blend the turkey mince, egg, chopped onion, herbs and rolled oats in a food processor – only for a couple of seconds.
  2. Form into little balls with hands
  3. Spray a non-stick fry pan lightly with good quality pure olive oil. Add meatballs and cook turning frequently until they are golden and lightly cooked.
  4. Mix sauce in a bowl – crushing garlic and adding to tomatoes. Add together with semi-cooked meatballs to baking dish.
  5. Finish in the oven at 180 degrees for approximately 15 minutes.

Serve immediately with a nice green leafy salad.

To serve with carbs for others in the family or as a leftovers meal the next day – add wholemeal or rice based pasta.


LivFit Functional Facts:

Turkey is a great source of lean protein and it’s cost effective too.


LivFit:Lean Tick Info:

Less than 3g Saturated Fat per 100g
No added salt (low sodium)
Less than 10g sugar (low sugar)
No white flour products
No carbohydrates after 3pm (recipe contains less than 10g which is considered low)
Protein with every meal (5-25g)

 Although there are rolled oats (carbohydrate)  in this recipe - 1/4 cup over this four person portion equates to a minimal, acceptable amount.

Portions: 4
Time to Make: 10 to 15 mins