With a variety of flavors and textures (and a whopping 30 grams of protein!), these Mediterranean-inspired meal-prep bowls will keep you fueled all afternoon. The turkey meatballs are adapted from Greek Turkey Burgers with Spinach, Feta & Tzatziki by Hilary Meyer. Look for premade tzatziki near the specialty cheeses and dips at your grocery store or make your own (see Associated Recipes).

Carolyn A. Hodges, R.D.
Source: Eatingwell.com, July 2019


Recipe Summary

35 mins
35 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Squeeze excess moisture from spinach. Combine the spinach with turkey, feta, garlic powder, oregano, 1/8 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper in a medium bowl; mix well. Form the mixture into 12 meatballs. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Coat with cooking spray. Working in batches if necessary, add the meatballs to the pan and cook until browned on all sides and no longer pink in the center, about 10 to 12 minutes. (An instant-read thermometer inserted in the center should register 165 degrees F.) Set the meatballs aside to cool.

  • Combine quinoa, lemon juice, oil, parsley, mint and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Divide among 4 single-serving lidded containers. Top each with 3 meatballs, 1/2 cup cucumbers and 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes.

  • Seal the containers and refrigerate for up to 4 days. Divide tzatziki among 4 small containers and refrigerate.

  • Before serving, transfer the meatballs to a microwave-safe container and heat until steaming. Return to the original container and serve with tzatziki.

Nutrition Facts

392 calories; protein 32.4g 65% DV; carbohydrates 29.3g 9% DV; exchange other carbs 2; dietary fiber 5.6g 22% DV; sugars 5.3g; fat 17.2g 27% DV; saturated fat 5.8g 29% DV; cholesterol 83.2mg 28% DV; vitamin a iu 6153.2IU 123% DV; vitamin c 27.8mg 46% DV; folate 135.5mcg 34% DV; calcium 207.6mg 21% DV; iron 5.5mg 30% DV; magnesium 116.4mg 42% DV; potassium 919mg 26% DV; sodium 542.5mg 22% DV; thiamin 0.2mg 22% DV.

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Rating: 5 stars
So tasty! This is a great recipe for meal prep. It can be stored well the meatballs are delicious hot or cold. I served it warm and along with the Eatingwell "Quinoa Avocado Salad". This was a crowd pleaser definitely will make this again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Tzatziki makes everything better. I'd gladly eat these for lunch or dinner any day. Read More