These versatile meatballs can be served for lunch in a meatball sandwich or for dinner over pasta. If you're looking for an easy healthy dinner that's low in calories and carbs, try serving them over cooked, shredded spaghetti squash instead of pasta!

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine the water and bulgur in a large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on High for 1 minute (see Tip); do not drain. Cool slightly.

  • Stir egg, desired seasoning, salt and pepper into bulgur mixture. Add ground turkey (or beef); mix well. Shape into 24 meatballs. Place in a microwave-safe 2-quart square baking dish. Cover with vented plastic wrap. Microwave on High for 4 minutes, rearranging once; drain off liquid.

  • Pour undrained stewed tomatoes over meatballs. Cover with vented plastic wrap. Microwave on High for 1 to 3 minutes more or until meatballs are no longer pink in centers (165 degrees F). Sprinkle with basil, cilantro or green onion.


Tip: Low-wattage microwave ovens may require more time, while high-wattage microwave ovens may require less time.

Nutrition Facts

244.2 calories; protein 23.5g 47% DV; carbohydrates 14.1g 5% DV; exchange other carbs 1; dietary fiber 3.4g 14% DV; sugars 5g; fat 10.9g 17% DV; saturated fat 3g 15% DV; cholesterol 142.5mg 48% DV; vitamin a iu 543.8IU 11% DV; vitamin c 7.7mg 13% DV; folate 17.1mcg 4% DV; calcium 52.6mg 5% DV; iron 2.3mg 13% DV; magnesium 41mg 15% DV; potassium 561.8mg 16% DV; sodium 604.1mg 24% DV.