One of the best parts of watching the Big Game is hosting a game day party. Whether you’re a die-hard fan or just enjoying the atmosphere, it’s a great time to gather with friends and family over fun, football, and most importantly … food.

Just because it’s the Big Game, it doesn’t mean you have to abandon healthy eating. You can absolutely enjoy game day without loading up on fatty, greasy, heavy foods. A healthy dish like these lean meatballs are sure to score a touchdown with your guests without getting a penalty flag for delay of diet.




1 lb. extra lean ground pork (95% fat-free)

1 lb. ground turkey

1 egg, beaten

4 garlic cloves, minced

1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

1 tablespoon dried oregano

1 tablespoon salt

1 teaspoon pepper

½ teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)

1 ½ cups prepared marinara sauce



1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray lightly with nonstick pan spray.

2. Put meats, egg, garlic, parsley, oregano, salt and pepper into a large bowl. Combine with hands to mix well.

3. Form mixture into about 24 meatballs (about the size of a pingpong ball) and place on prepared baking sheet. Bake 20-22 minutes until cooked through.

4. Serve with ¼ cup marinara sauce for some extra spice.


Makes about 24 meatballs/6 servings (1 serving = 4 meatballs)