Turkey Meatballs & Wilted Spinach

This is an easy to make and affordable skillet meal with 3 simple ingredients. And it is low-carb for those who are trying to keep their carbs low. If you have not purchased a cast iron skillet yet, what are you waiting for? Every FitMenCook and FitWomenCook should have one.


• 6 oz extra lean ground turkey
• 3 cups spinach
• 1 tbsp minced garlic
• 1 tbsp Coconut Oil
• Seasonings to taste: tbsp onion powder, 1 tsp cayenne pepper, 1 tbsp cumin and 1/2 tbsp garlic
• 2 tbsp pico de gallo (optional)
• 1 tbsp pine nuts (optional)


1. Set oven to 375F.
2. Measure out your portion of lean ground turkey. (I used 6oz)
3. Mix in the seasoning with your hands.
4. Make individual meatballs. I measured out four 1.5 oz meatballs.
5. Set the cast iron skillet on the stove stop and place it on medium high heat. Add the coconut oil and
the minced garlic.
6. Cook the garlic until it becomes brown and then add in the meatballs. Roll the meatballs around the
skillet until they are brown on at least 2 sides which should take about 3 – 5 minutes.
7. Reduce the heat to low. Now, add 3 cups of raw spinach to the skillet. It likely will not fit in the
skillet, so it will look like a big pile of spinach. This is good.
8. Cover the skillet with foil (or glass lid but foil is preferred) and cook for another 3 minutes on the
stove top. (See Pictures)
9. Then place the entire skillet with the foil on top in the oven and bake for 5-7 minutes, careful not to
overcook the turkey.
10. Remove from the oven and the spinach will be wilted and ready to eat.
11. Add pico de gallo and pine nuts.
12. Enjoy!

Approx macros: 336 calories, 43g protein, 3g carbs, 16g fat

About the Author

photo 1 (1)Kevin is a fitness enthusiast out of Dallas, TX. When he saw himself in his friend’s Facebook photo he knew it was time to make a change. He was overweight, felt sluggish and had steadily rising blood pressure. So, he did what many people try to do – he started exercising to try to “out train” a poor diet. He quickly learned through periods of weight cycling that if he was going to accomplish his fitness goals, it would have to be through a steady, healthy diet, complemented by hard work in the gym.

He started studying nutrition and got started cooking! In 2012 Kevin started a small blog to share his meals online in order to build a community around healthy food ideas.

The blog was called Fit Men Cook and it had a simple message and belief system – “Our bodies are built in the kitchen, Sculpted in the gym.”

Kevin firmly believes that healthier food options do not have to be boring. Ever. In fact, they are pretty tasty!

Fit (Wo)Men Cook is the “fit” story of all of us. It is taking your individual success stories and things (in nutrition & fitness) that have worked for you, and sharing those ideas with the masses so we can all grow, improve together. Just everyday people – no matter the fitness level or athletic ability – aiming to live the best life possible through fitness and healthy eating. Are you a Fit (Wo)Men Cook?

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