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  Lean ground turkey breast/96% lean ground beef 8 Ounce
  Dried italian seasoning 1 Teaspoon
  Fennel seeds 1 Teaspoon (Whole)
  Crushed garlic 1 Teaspoon
  Crushed red pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Frozen chopped spinach 10 Ounce, thawed and squeezed dry (1 Package)
  Cooked brown rice/Bulgar wheat 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Finely chopped onion 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Grated nonfat parmesan cheese/Reduced fat parmesan cheese 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Egg whites 2
  Fat free marinara sauce 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)

1. Combine the ground turkey or beef and the herbs and spices in a medium-sized bowl, and mix thoroughly. Set aside for 15 minutes. Add the remaining spinach ball ingredients, and mix well.
2. Coat a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Shape the spinach mixture into 32 (1-inch) balls, and place them on the baking sheet. Bake at 350°F for about 25 minutes, or until browned.
3. Place the marinara sauce in a small saucepan, and simmer over medium-low heat just until hot. Transfer the sauce to a small bowl.

Recipe Summary

Main Dish

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1055 Calories from Fat 181

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 21 g32.1%

Saturated Fat 6 g29.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 161.1 mg53.7%

Sodium 3143.6 mg131%

Total Carbohydrates 132 g44.1%

Dietary Fiber 25.1 g100.3%

Sugars 8.1 g

Protein 76 g151.3%

Vitamin A 599.6% Vitamin C 168.4%

Calcium 60.9% Iron 81.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Spicy Spinach Balls Recipe