Thai Noodles with Turkey Meatballs and Coconut Sauce

  • Prep Time: 20m
  • Cook Time: 25m
  • Total Time: 45m

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground turkey (600 calories, 150 calories per 4 ounce serving)
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil (130 calories)
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce (10 calories)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground or fresh ginger (2 calories)
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder (8 calories)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder (10 calories)
  • 1 tablespoon whole greek yogurt (15 calories)
  • 1 raw egg (71 calories)
  • 1 teaspoon salt (0 calories)
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper (6 calories)
  • 1 can organic coconut milk (600 calories)
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey (64 calories)
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger (6 calories)
  • tablespoon fish sauce (20 calories)
  • 1 teaspoon coconut aminos (or soy sauce) (10 calories)
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced (5 calories)
  • 1 organic cucumber, sliced (14 calories)
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar (6 calories)
  • 4 bunches vermicelli noodles (680 calories, 170 calories per bunch)

Total Calorie Count: 2,257 (1 SERVING = 494 CALORIES)

    Instructions

    1. 1. In a mixing bowl combine ground turkey with sesame oil, fish sauce, ginger, onion and garlic powder, yogurt, 1 egg, salt and pepper. Mix with hands to combine (it will be pretty sticky).
    2. 2. In a large pan melt 2 tablespoons ghee or coconut oil and cook meatballs until brown on all sides and white in the middle (because it's turkey you must cook them through completely).
    3. 3. In a separate bowl, combine sliced cucumbers (I like to use a mandolin for this) with rice wine vinegar and a pinch of salt.
    4. 4. In a sauce pan combine 1 can of coconut milk with honey, ginger, fish sauce, coconut aminos, the juice of half a lemon and stir with a whisk. Allow to boil for a minimum of 10 minutes to thicken a bit.
    5. 5. In a separate pan, boil water. Once boiled, add the vermicelli noodles and remove from heat. Once submerged for 2 minutes, transfer to a colander and run under cold water.
    6. 6. Time to put it all together! In a small bowl, add each serving of vermicelli noodles. Add many slices of cucumber, 4 to 5 meatballs, and a small ladle-full of coconut sauce (to keep the dish around 500 calories only use about this much coconut sauce - each dish doesn't need 1/4 cup of sauce).

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