Healthy protein-packed meatballs are one of my favorite ways to portion out protein. These Asian style meatballs are so delicious, and you can eat them right out of the fridge when you need a quick pick me up. Meatballs are the perfect packable protein!
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I've been making this protein-packed meal prep bowl for years
I started doing meal prep because I was finding it hard to eat enough vegetables. I'm not a huge fan of plain old boring salad, but I knew that I need to eat more veggies.
The recommendation is to eat at least five servings of vegetables and fruit each day. I was getting more like two servings. I might eat an apple and then have either broccoli or asparagus for dinner.
I needed to find a way to make my weekly meal prep more delicious.
How to Meal Prep Recipes That Taste Good
You have to eat what you like. I found that it was easier for me to eat veggies that have a lot of crunch.
I prefer cabbage over lettuce, so I make a lot of slaws. Two of my favorites are my Asian Slaw and My Spicy Mexican Slaw.
I also like spicy salsas, so I use fruits and vegetables to make bright and flavorful salsas that add a ton of flavor to my bowls.
In this particular bowl, I make a Crunchy Asian Cucumber Salad that keeps well in the fridge and also tastes fantastic.
As an added benefit, the cucumber salad has a dressing, that when added to my bowl, adds an extra layer of flavor.
How to Meal Prep
Becoming a Master Meal Prepper takes practice. The key is learning how to group steps and make clean up super easy.
Having the right tools is also really important. Check out all of my favorite meal prep tools if you need any suggestions.
What Ingredients Do You Need To Make Thai Meatballs?
- Protein: ground chicken, turkey or pork
- Veggies: green onions, cilantro, carrots
- Aromatics: red onion, ginger, garlic
- Flavor boosters: chili paste, fish sauce
Thai Chicken Meatballs are One of My Favorite Meal Prep Proteins.[/caption]
How to make Thai Chicken Meatballs
- Preheat your oven to 400℉
- Prepare a baking sheet: Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil.
- Make the meatballs: Add your ground meat to a large bowl. You will need about 2 pounds. Add all of the remaining ingredients to the meat and mix well. Use your hands to do this.
- Portion them: Use a cookie scoop to portion out your meatballs. I use a medium scoop (2 tbsp in size also known as a #30 cookie scoop)
- Bake: Place the meatballs on your prepared baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes.
Each Meatball Has 7 grams of protein
Having pre-portioned protein is a lifesaver if you are counting macros.
Start with a few serving of veggies, add your protein — dinner is served!
What are the best containers for meal prep?
Baking up meatballs is a great way to have easy portable protein on hand. These are delicious warm or cold.[/caption]
I use glass containers with clip-on lids for storing my proteins and veggies. I've found that these are the easiest to stack in the fridge and easiest to store when I'm not using them.
I like them to be rectangular or square. I feel like they take up less space.
Other Recipes that you Might Like
- Sheet Pan Asian Chicken — Meal Prep On Fleek
- Green Chile Protein Bowl
- Fish Taco Bowl
- Chicken Teriyaki Meal Prep
- Healthy Pulled Pork Bowl
- Animal Style Burger Bowl
- Buffalo Chicken Protein Bowl
- Mediterranean Protein Bowl (Vegan Adaptable)
Thai Chicken Meatballs
Asain Chicken Meatballs
- lettuce I like curly lettuce here
- red cabbage finely shredded
- shredded carrots
- Spicy Asian Cucumbers
- fresh mint
- fresh basil
- fresh cilantro
- Preheat oven to 400℉
- Add all of the ingredients in a large bowl. Mix well with hands.
- Make meatballs, using a 2 tbsp size scoop.
- Place on baking sheet.
- Bake for 20 minutes.
- Mix all ingredients together.
- Add a few tablespoons to your bowl.
- Fill a large bowl with your choice of fixings.
- Add the right amount of meatballs for you. I like 3-4.
- Add a few tablespoons of sauce.
- On top of your favorite veggies
- Tossed with shredded lettuce, cabbage, and carrots along with cucumbers
- Vermicelli rice noodles are also super yummy