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Kale Halloumi Meatballs

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Written by Katarina Wenk

I have been waiting for kale to be in season here in Germany for so long and now it finally is. I bought 1 kg of kale from my local farmer’s market a few days ago and I have set myself a challenge to cook something different with it every day until I run out! Yeah!

We love meatballs in this household! I have made some different versions before but I must say that this one is one of my favorites! These meatballs are jammed packed with nutrients and vitamins and turned out so delicious and no salt was needed!

Kale is considered to be a “superfood” because it is packed with essential nutrients, fiber and protein.  It’s not just for adults – kids and babies need them too! They are suitable from 7-8 months for baby-led-weaning babies.

Both my kids loved them. My younger toddler (currently 14 months), he stuffed three bite sizes of meat into his mouth and cleaned up after only a few minutes! 

I think they would make a really great Christmas side meat dish.

 

Ingredients:

  • 500g ground turkey
  • 2 leaves of Kale (cut out the stem)
  • 2 medium carrots (grated)
  • 4 large broccoli florets (finely chopped)
  • 1 small onion (diced)
  • 1 tbps chopped mint leaves
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 1/4 cup good quality bread crumbs
  • 2/3 pack halloumi (grated) (this is a type of cheese)
  • 1 egg
  • juice of 1 small lemon
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder

 

Method:

  1. Steam kale for 10 minutes.  When they are ready, remove and roughly chop. This is to ensure easy chewing for my toddlers. For adults only, no need to follow this step.
  2. Add kale, carrots, broccoli, mint, parsley & onion to a food processor, give it a quick blitz and move the mixture over to a large bowl.
  3. Add minced turkey, bread crumbs, egg, halloumi and lemon juice to the kale mixture, give it a good mix and roll them into your desired shape. I used a table spoon to shape against my palm.
  4. Heat up large non stick frying pan, add olive oil and fry in medium heat. Keep turning them frequently avoid burnt marks.
  5. Suitable for freezing after cooked

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About the author

Katarina Wenk

Homade baby, toddler and family food is the best thing mums can offer their children, this is why Katarina has started her blog to share what she loves to do. Coming from a family who loves food, she used to spend hours in the kitchen with her mum to learn to cook hearty and healthy meals. She is a true believer of “what we feed our children determines who they will become in the future.”

Katarina grew up in Malmo, Sweden. She studied in Bristol, UK and worked in her last role as Client Services and Marketing Manager in the asset management industry in London. In 2011 she moved to Zurich, Switzerland with her husband as a trailing spouse where she gave birth to two gorgeous boys in 2012 and 2014. Today she lives in Dresden, Germany as a stay at home mum.

Katarina holds a Bacherlor’s degree in Business from The University of the West of England, Bristol, UK.