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Honey Chipotle Meatball Meal Prep Bowls

 Honey Chipotle Meatball Meal Prep Bowls are the tastiest way to kick start your new years resolutions! Healthy baked turkey meatballs are tossed in a smoky sweet and savory honey chipotle glaze, and served over cilantro lime cauliflower rice.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4
Calories: 427kcal


Turkey Meatballs

  • 1 lb/ 450 g lean ground turkey
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Honey Chipotle Glaze

  • ½ cup honey
  • ½ cup chicken stock
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 4 tablespoons adobo sauce from a can of chipotle peppers
  • 1 whole chipotle pepper optional- spicy!
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch see note 1

Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 bell pepper finely chopped
  • ½ red onion finely chopped
  • 4 cups riced cauliflower
  • zest of 1 lime
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • juice from ½ a lime 1 tablespoon
  • ½ cup cilantro leaves


Turkey Meatballs

  • Heat oven to 375°F.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the ground turkey, egg, breadcrumbs, worcestershire sauce and salt. 
  • Form into 1.5 tablespoon meatballs and arrange on the baking sheet.
  • Bake for 22-25 minutes, until cooked through. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly.

Honey Chipotle Glaze

  • In a medium pan, combine the honey, stock, salt, lime juice, adobo sauce and optional chipotle pepper. 
  • Stir together and cook until completely combined. 
  • In a small bowl mix the cornstarch with a tablespoon of cold water until no lumps remain. Stir into the pan and continue stirring and simmering until slightly thickened.
  • Remove from heat and toss meatballs in the glaze, until coated.

Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice

  • In a large pan, heat the olive oil.
  • Add the bell pepper and onion, and cook for 3-4 minutes, until slightly softened.
  • Add the cauliflower rice, lime zest and salt. Cook for 2-3 more minutes, until cauliflower rice is slightly softened (but not mushy!).
  • Stir in the lime juice and cilantro leaves, then remove from the heat.

Assemble lunch bowls

  • Divide the cauliflower rice between four meal prep containers.
  • Divide the meatballs between four bowls.
  • Drizzle with extra glaze to taste.



1- if you'd like a thick sauce, increase the cornstarch to 1 tablespoon


Serving: 1lunch bowl | Calories: 427kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 115mg | Sodium: 274mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 40g