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3-Ingredient Turkey Meatballs & Living a Life of Gratitude

3-Ingredient Turkey Meatballs are one of the easiest appetizers out there.  Plus, they give you something delicious to make with all of those delicious, turkey leftovers.  These are ideal as a tasty treat for your loved ones to enjoy when they stop by randomly within this holiday season.

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Living a Life of Gratitude

Last week, I think that a lot of us in America felt obliged to be “thankful” for areas of our life.  Even though, when we’re honest, for many of us it may feel like a day of stress – those of you that feed groups of family and friends on Thanksgiving, props to you!

I absolutely don’t think we should fake it with a heart of gratitude.  In fact, in case you’re new around here, I don’t think that we should “fake” anything.

But I do think that we honestly need to consider an attitude of gratitude to be the key to success.

When we stop expecting things, and start appreciating what we do have, our entire universe changes to be a lot brighter.  And that makes life become a lot better.

It’s a huge mind shift, and I do not mean to be overly-simplifying it, but living a life of gratitude is something that I think we should all strive for more regularly.

For myself, I’ve been struggling with body image issues lately, which has, I’ve found, actually been linked to stress.  I need to, instead, be thankful for the opportunities I’m receiving and thankful for the healthy body I have today.  I need to be thankful for this chance to fall back in love with my body.

What can you show gratitude towards that you’ve been struggling with in your life?

Turkey Meatballs

When I was home in Chicago before Thanksgiving, I decided to make my mother and her boyfriend dinner.  While it ended up being a kind of hobbled together meal, full of random recipes I was interested in trying, these turkey meatballs ended up being the star of the show.

Easy to make, and even her foodie boyfriend loved them!  I consider that a winning recipe.

3-Ingredient Turkey Meatballs

Prep time: 10 minutes; Cook time: 40 minutes

Total time: 50 minutes

Yields: 20 meatballs


  • 3 lbs lean ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup garlic breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup barbeque sauce (+ 3 tablespoons for topping)


  1. Pre heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. In a medium bowl, mix the ground turkey, breadcrumbs, and 1/2 cup barbeque sauce until completely combined
  3. With your hands, shape medium-sized meatballs and place on a baking sheet
  4. Bake for 20 minutes, then brush the remaining 3 tablespoons of barbeque sauce evenly on top of the meatballs
  5. Bake for an additional 20 minutes or until the center of the meatball is 163 degrees Fahrenheit – Enjoy!


What are some things that you can be grateful for that you’re struggling with today?

Create a great life!

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