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Low-Fat Low-Salt Italian Meatballs In Tomato Sauce

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Ingredients
For sauce
  Chopped onion 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), chopped (Large Cloves)
  Green pepper 1⁄2 , cut into 1 inch strips
  Water 1 Tablespoon
  No salt tomato sauce 15 Ounce (1 Can)
  Honey 3 Tablespoon
  Crushed dried oregano 1 Teaspoon
  Crushed dried basil 1 Teaspoon
For meat balls
  Ground turkey breast meat 1 Pound
  Finely chopped celery 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), chopped
  Crushed dried oregano 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Crushed dried basil 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Fat free herb cracker 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), processed to fine crumbs (Healthy Valley)
  Cooked brown rice 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Egg whites 2
  White pepper 1 Dash
Directions

MAKING
1) In a large skillet, bring a mixture of sauce ingredients to a boil and uncover and simmer gently for 5-10 minutes to allow the flavors to blend.
2) Mix the ingredients for meatball and figure them into 1-inch balls.
3) Put the balls at once into the boiling sauce and gently simmer by covering partially for 15-20 minutes until meat loses its pink color inside.
4) Toss the balls as and when needed to ensure even browning on all sides.

SERVING
5) Serve hot.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Stewed
Interest: 
Holiday, Everyday, Healthy
Ingredient: 
Turkey
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
35 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 364 Calories from Fat 79

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 9 g13.6%

Saturated Fat 2.3 g11.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 73.7 mg24.6%

Sodium 112.2 mg4.7%

Total Carbohydrates 40 g13.3%

Dietary Fiber 5 g20.1%

Sugars 16.7 g

Protein 31 g61.7%

Vitamin A 19% Vitamin C 56.3%

Calcium 11.5% Iron 22.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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Low-Fat Low-Salt Italian Meatballs In Tomato Sauce Recipe