Gyro Turkey Meatball Grain Bowls are the perfect high protein meal prep recipe for the week, only 370 calories a serving.
Gyro Turkey Meatball Grain Bowls drizzled in a creamy Tzatziki sauce make the perfect high protein meal prep recipe or weeknight dinner, only 370 calories a serving.
The past couple of days have been a little rough. I think the combination of lack of sleep and then (what seems like) constant crying or overall fussiness from Madison has been a little trying to say the least.
Ahh… such is newborn life.
I remember bits and pieces of what it was like when Cason was a newborn. I for sure remember him being a better sleeper than Madison. But part of that might have been because he was a big baby when he came out, (10lbs. 2oz.) so he had the weight on his side which means a larger tummy to fill up therefore helping him sleep longer.
Right now Madison is waking up about every 3-4 hours to eat. Which honestly at 4 weeks isn’t bad, it’s just not what I’m use to. And when you go from being use to getting sleep at night to not, it’s a little rough. Last night I was up at 11:30, 1:30am, 2am and then 3:30am the last time she just wanted to be held so I slept with her on my chest till 5:25am then I had to pump and get Cason ready for school.
Pffff… who needs sleep! I’m running on lattes and dark chocolate chips right now! (crying in the corner)
Beyond just being sleepy. I think the biggest thing I’ve been dealing with “postpardum wise” is emotional. On the days when I feel refreshed, or as refreshed as you can be with a newborn I’m good. But on the days when I don’t have sleep at night and wake up feeling exhausted. My fuse is short and it seems like Madison has a “harder” or fussier day.
Those are the days when I have to walk out of the room, yell in a pillow because I’m frustrated or exhausted. Walk back into the room with tears in my eyes, pick her up and lovingly rock her back to sleep. It’s hard. I remember those days with Cason very clearly. But you know what, you get through them.
Mind over matter. I just have to keep thinking. She doesn’t come with an instruction manual. She can’t communicate except through crying. I’m tired and my hormones are out of wack. So every day I pray the Lord gives me strength to get through the crazy and fills it with some sweet moments when she locks eyes with me or gives me a cute little coo or sleepy smile.
Here’s to new seasons of life and working through the hard. 🙂
Speaking of newness, I upgraded my Turkey Meatball Gyro to a grain bowl and I know you’re going to love it!
Same great flavorful meatballs thrown into a grain bowl with veggies and homemade Tzatziki sauce! It’s the perfect 30 minute weeknight meal or meal prep recipe for the week with only 370 calories a servings and 28 grams of protein!
Bon Appetit friends!
- Serves: 4
- Serving size: 1 grain bowl
- Calories: 370
- Fat: 17 g
- Saturated fat: 3 g
- Sugar: 4 g
- Sodium: 113 mg
- Fiber: 3 g
- Protein: 28 g
- Cholesterol: 81 mg
- 2 cups cook brown rice
- 1 lb. ground turkey
- ¼ cup finely diced red onion
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1 cup chopped fresh spinach
- salt & pepper to season
- 2 tablespoons grape seed oil
- ½ cup plain greek yogurt
- ¼ cup grated cucumber
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- ½ teaspoon dry dill
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- salt to taste
- ½ cup thinly sliced red onion
- 1 cup halved cherry tomatos
- 1 cup diced cucumber
- ⅓ cup sliced red onion
- To a large bowl add, ground turkey, diced red onion, minced garlic, oregano, fresh spinach, salt, and pepper. Using your hands mix all the ingredients together until meat forms a ball and sticks together.
- Then form meat mixture into 1" meatballs. (you should be able to get about 12 meatballs).
- Heat a large skillet to medium high heat. Add grape seed oil to the pan, and then add the meatballs. Cook each side for 3-4 minutes until they are browned on all sides. Remove from the pan and let rest.
- In the meantime, to a small bowl add greek yogurt, grated cucumber, lemon juice, dill, garlic powder, and salt to taste. Mix together until everything is combined.
- Into 4 (3 cups) meal prep containers portion out ½ cup cooked rice, 3 meatballs, ¼ cup tomatoes, ¼ cup cucumber and then evenly divide the onions. Cover and store in air tight container until ready to eat.
- Top with tzatziki sauce when ready to eat.
- (optional: toast up a flatbread to serve on the side)
IF YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE, BE SURE TO SNAP A PIC AND HASHTAG IT #JOYFULHEALTHYEATS. I LOVE SEEING WHAT YOU MAKE!
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