January 2023 Health Hotline® Magazine Issue 66

January 2023 Health Hotline® Magazine Issue 66


  • Cranberry Balsamic Glazed Turkey Meatballs


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  • Letter From the Iselys - January 2023

Cranberry Balsamic Glazed Turkey Meatballs


Cranberries are bursting with health-promoting benefits and deserve year-round attention, not just a once-a-year appearance on the Thanksgiving table. A sweet-tart cranberry glaze is the star of these flavorful turkey meatballs—a little sweet, a little zingy, and a lotta delicious! Serve as finger food with crudité or with your favorite veggie sides for an easy and delicious meal.

For the turkey meatballs
1 pound ground turkey
1 Natural Grocers® Brand Organic Pasture-Raised Egg
1⁄4 cup grated organic zucchinis
1⁄4 cup finely diced organic onion
2 teaspoons minced fresh organic rosemary
1⁄2 teaspoon Natural Grocers Brand Bulk Real Salt
1⁄4 teaspoon Natural Grocers Brand Bulk Organic Ground Black Pepper
For the cranberry glaze
1⁄2 cup organic chicken broth
1 cup frozen cranberries
2 tablespoons Natural Grocers Brand Organic Balsamic Vinegar
2 tablespoons Natural Grocers Brand Organic Grade A Dark Maple Syrup
1 1⁄2 teaspoons fresh organic rosemary, minced
  Juice and zest from half an organic orange
1 tablespoon Natural Grocers Brand Organic Coconut Aminos
1 teaspoon Natural Grocers Brand Organic Dijon Mustard

1. Preheat oven to 400° F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper for easy clean up.

2. Combine all the meatball ingredients in a large bowl and use your hands to gently mix until well combined, but do not overwork. The mixture will be loose and sticky. Shape into ping-pong-sized balls with your hands and place them on the baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes.

3. While the meatballs cook, bring the broth and cranberries to a boil in a large saucepan. Cover and reduce heat to simmer. Cook until the cranberries have softened and burst, about 2 minutes. Use a fork or an immersion blender to thoroughly mash the cranberries. Add the remaining glaze ingredients, stir well, and bring just to a simmer. Cook, stirring frequently, until the mixture has thickened slightly, about 2 minutes.

4. Remove the meatballs from the oven and transfer to the pan of glaze. Gently mix until the meatballs are well coated. Serve immediately.  


Nutrition per serving

per one serving

Calories Carbohydrates Protein Fat Fiber
330 kcal 15 g 34 g 4 g 1 g


Wine Pairing

Recommended Wine Style: Pinot Noir

  • Bonterra Pinot Noir
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