Food Bloggers: Can We Get Real With Each Other for a Minute?

4 years ago

As a food blogger, there’s this ridiculous pressure that every recipe has to be earth-shatteringly wonderful.  They have to be unique, creative, and easy enough that people will actually attempt making it themselves. The photos have to be gorgeous and there has to be a story that goes along with them. Otherwise, they’re not deemed “blog-worthy.”

What the heck?

Images: Courtesy of Healthy. Delicious.

 

CHICKEN, SPINACH, AND FETA MEATBALLS
I love eating these meatballs wrapped in pita bread with lettuce, red onion, tomato, chopped cucumber, and homemade tzatziki (plain nonfat Greek yogurt, shredded cucumber, garlic, dill, salt, and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice). They’re also great served with tzatziki as an appetizer.
Author: Lauren Keating
Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1 pound ground chicken breast
  • ¾ cup bread crumbs
  • egg, lightly beaten
  • garlic cloves, minced
  • ¼ cup crumbled reduced fat feta
 
Preparation
  1. Heat oven to 450ºF. Coat bottom of a baking dish with oil.
  2. Bring a small pot of water to a rapid simmer. Add the spinach and cook 1-2 minutes or until wilted. Drain and chop.
  3. In a large bowl, combine ground chicken, bread crumbs, garlic, egg, chopped spinach, and feta; mix until just incorporated. Firmly roll the mixture into 12 balls, about 2 inches each; place in prepared dish. Bake 15-20 minutes, or until lightly browned and cooked through.

Lauren Keating blogs at Healthy. Delicious. where she shares original recipes focusing on fresh, natural ingredients. You can also find her on Facebook.

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