So as many of you know I am seeing a functional medicine doctor and have had to cut a lot of things out of my diet. I’ve had to go gluten free, dairy free, I can’t eat soy, corn, kidney beans or peas and a ton of other stuff so I am on the lookout for tasty recipes I actually eat. I also haven’t eaten red meat since I was 12- so that really limits what I can eat too! I am so sick of grilled chicken so this recipe is the perfect way to add some flavor and protein into my diet! This recipe has so many great spices and is pretty easy to make- I love that the sauce has a lot of the same ingredients that the meatballs have and it adds an extra punch of flavor. You can make the sauce while the meatballs are cooking so that it’s ready to go once the meatballs are done! You won’t believe how tasty and easy this is to make.

Some tips: make sure you aren’t using fat free turkey. Do yourself a favor and make sure to use a pack of turkey with some fat.

Mix the arrowroot powder with water before you add to the sauce so it isn’t chunky!



1 pound lean ground Turkey

1 egg

1/2 tsp fresh ground ginger

1/3 cup chopped onion

1/2cup almond flour

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tbsp coconut aminos

Salt and pepper to your taste


1 cup coconut aminos

2 tsp sesame oil

1/2 cup sweet and tangy rice vinegar

1/2 tsp fresh ground ginger

1 clove minced garlic

2 tsp arrowroot powder

1 1/2 tsp water

Green onions and sesame seeds for garnish

Here’s the recipe:


1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

2. In a large bowl, combine turkey, almond flour, ginger, garlic, salt, pepper, egg, and onion.

3. Make sure to mix really well to combine.

4. Grease a baking sheet.

5. Form meatballs into 1 inch balls and put on a sheet.

6. Cook for 20-25 minutes or until thoroughly cooked.

7. Let cool on sheet


1. In a bowl, combine coconut aminos, rice vinegar, sesame oil, ginger and garlic.

2. On a skillet, cook over medium heat until hot and just bubbling.

3. Make the slurry of arrowroot powder and water in a separate dish.

4. Add in slurry to the hot sauce and wait to thicken. (Make take a few minutes. If it doesn’t thicken, add more slurry).

Once the sauce is thick, add in meatballs and stir to coat! Once coated, remove from the pan and garnish with sesame seeds and green onions. This recipe makes my heart happy because it feels like I’m eating takeout while still being healthy. I also used my favorite Our Place pan to cook this in- it’s non-stick and non toxic so it’s easy to clean up and it makes me feel better knowing I’m using a clean pan to cook my meals in. This is perfect on its own, but would pair well with rice, cauliflower rice, noodles- or even a fresh cucumber salad! (Hint: stay tuned for another amazing recipe!)