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Weekend Adventures, Pre-teen Attitude and Meal Prep for the Week

Took the kids to Canada’s Wonderland last weekend on a whim, and took advantage of our season passes and the 19-degree fall weather. The day started off rocky with my pre-teen son being in a moooooood. But by the end, everyone pulled through and we finished the day strong with a few rides and funnel cakes!  We're excited to go back and experience Halloween Haunt in a few weeks! This coming week will be busy so I've pre-tracked some meals in my WW app to keep me on track.  A few things I prepped for easy grab-and-go meals: I made some WW Vegetable Soup. Baked some portobello mushrooms for a meatless main dish.  Made some hard-boiled eggs. Cooked some quinoa and chopped veggies to make some quick salads. Washed and chopped lettuce, cucumbers and peppers for easy meals and snacks. What's on your to-do list this week? On our favourite ride!

Turkey Meatballs: Jessica Alba Style

I'm not much of a recipe follower, reviewer, or step-by-step shower. But my cousin got me hooked to this healthy turkey recipe and guys...I can't even tell you how good it is. Even my kids and husband liked these. I served it with zucchini noodles and roasted potatoes, but I've also made it with rice or mashed potatoes as the side...all options are great.


The recipe is from Jessica Alba. Yup. I used a celebrity tried and true creation. It didn't disappoint. Here's the link if you want to try.

I had to modify the recipe a bit because I didn't have panko bread crumbs, and I added more carrots and zucchini than the recipe called for - but only because I chopped up too many and didn't want to throw out any food!

I added the ground turkey, seasoned bread crumbs, carrots, zucchini, red onion, egg, and dried herbs to a bow and mixed it up. Next time I might try fresh herbs to kick it up a notch, but these dried herbs were still good.


It didn't take too long to roll these bad boys up.


Then it was time to fry these babies up. I was skeptical about this part...I'm Italian...we cook our meatballs in sauce, and sauce only. But it worked...only a few casualties while I tried to turn them over (who knew ground turkey was so effing soft...some got deformed when I tried to turn them over).


My perfectly cute little round meatballs looks a little sad all deformed, but they still tasted amazing.


I forgot to take a picture of the final masterpiece but here's a glimpse of my lunch the next day...4 itty bitty - but hearty - meatballs with zucchini noodles (lightly sautéed in olive oil and garlic).


I was too lazy to figure out how many calories each meatball was, but considering its lean meat, and full of veggies, and they're so small, I don't think they're that much.

Have you tried any celebrity inspired dished lately?

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