Halloween was a major success. I trained my kids well. They know what chocolate I like and tried to get it for me (Twix, Almond Joy, Butterfinger Snackers).
My three boys can easily be categorized according to their candy consuming behavior:
The Statistician: My oldest son rarely eats candy, he just likes to collect it. He knows exactly how many pieces of candy he scored and counts it daily. I’ve offered to trade his loot for money or a surprise. No go. He just wants to hoard it and count it. Which makes it hard for me to sneak a piece.
The Inhaler: We never got an accurate count of my middle son’s candy because he ate it from house to house as he collected it. Which I didn’t mind because he weighs about 2 pounds and could really use all the calories he can get. He only eats chocolate and gave all his “candy” to the Swiper.
The Swiper: My 2 year old who doesn’t discriminate who he steals candy from. He finds pieces of candy stashed in incredible hiding places and raids his brother’s stashes while they’re at school much to the Statistician‘s dismay. Is known to slam his candy against the bathroom door while I’m showering and demand, “Open? Mommy! Open?! Open?! Candy…open?!’
If I were to be categorized, I definitely would be a mix between the Inhaler and the Swiper. But now, I’m soooo over candy. I don’t want to see it, I don’t want to eat it…I just want it to be gone.
Feeling the need for something healthy, I headed over to Skinny Taste and found these Asian Turkey Meatballs. We rarely do Asian food in our house but I really liked these. I made some smaller ones for my kids and let them use toothpicks to eat them. I served it with brown rice and green beans.
|Asian Turkey Meatballs with Lime Dipping Sauce|| |
- ¼ cup Panko crumbs
- 1-1/4 lbs (20 ounces) 93% lean ground turkey
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon ginger, minced
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
- 3 scallions, chopped
- 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
- 2 teaspoons sesame oil
- 4 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1 chopped fresh scallion
- Preheat oven to 500°F.
- Mix ground turkey, panko, egg, salt, scallions, ginger, cilantro, 1 tbsp soy sauce, and 2 tsp oil and mix with your hands until combined well. Shape ¼ cup meat mixture into a ball and transfer to a baking dish that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Repeat with remaining mixture. Bake until cooked through, about 15 minutes.
- For the dipping sauce mix together lime juice, water, soy sauce, and remaining 1 teaspoon of oil in a bowl. Add scallions.
- Transfer meatballs to a serving dish. Stir sauce, then drizzle meatballs with 1 tablespoon sauce.
- Serve meatballs with remaining sauce, about 1 tbsp per person. You probably won't use all the dipping sauce.