Bird Balls

January 9, 2017

(Recipe Card Revised 12/05/17 to  reflect Freestyle SmartPoints)

A quiet day here on Sunday. It was nice.

I watched a little Netflix while Mike replaced all of the under cabinet lights in the kitchen. He was having a blast. I could tell.

After I had new lights, I went in the kitchen and played with a Chicken and Turkey Meatball recipe that I found on Instagram. 

I think the credit for this recipe goes to mudhustler_official. He calls them Bird Balls. Pretty simple.

These huge meatballs are only TWO SmartPoints each.

Bird Balls
Yields 12
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Cook Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
  1. 20 oz. Ground Turkey, 99% Lean
  2. 16 oz Ground Chicken Breast, 98% Lean
  3. 1/2 Cup Bread Crumbs (or 1/2 Cup Almond Flour)
  4. 1/2 Cup Grated Romano (or 1/2 Cup Nutritional Yeast)
  5. 2 Eggs
  6. 1 tsp garlic powder
  7. 1 tsp onion powder
  8. salt and pepper to taste
  1. Mix all ingredients.
  2. Form into 12 balls.
  3. Place balls in muffin tin.
  4. Bake at 400 for 20 minutes.
  1. 1 Freestyle SmartPoints Per Meatball
The Weight of My Weight

I’m out the door to Hot Yoga, then to pick out some paint colors for my upcoming projects!

Happy Monday. I hope you all had a great weekend and that you have a great week planned for yourselves.

Here are yesterday’s eats…


Pork Sausage, White Sweet Potatoes, Peppers and Onions stuffed into this big Egg White Omelet and topped with Avocado slices and a Pear with cinnamon



Lunch was yummy. I made beef burgers with 85/15 meat and they were really really good, so I ate 1/2 of one while I was cooking these potato wedges. For the wedges, I took a cooked White Sweet Potato and sliced it into wedges. I then cooked them in a bit of oil in the skillet. Basically, we had fries, but just a few. Delish.

1/2 Un-Pictured Beef Burger, then one Beef Burger topped with Smashed Avocado, Sweet Potato Wedges, Raw Veggies


Dinner – 3 SP

Since I had so many points for lunch, I knew that dinner needed to be a low point option. 

Three Bird Ball Meatballs, homemade Marinara and Spaghetti Squash.


2017 Goals
Make time each week to Meal Plan
Drink 100 ounces of water each day
Exercise 5 days a week
Eat three meals and one snack daily
FOUR 100 Mile Walking Challenges this year!

“love the life you live, live the life you love”


10 responses to Bird Balls

  1. February 26, 2017 at 6:09 pm

    I love the idea of adding in some veggies to the Bird Balls! I’m going to have to give that a try. Thanks for that idea!

    Also, thanks so much for reading and taking the time to comment. The comments always mean so much to me!

    Have a great week Kim!

  2. I have made mudhustler’s bird balls twice now and we love them. I also added minced carrots, onions & celery and fresh parsley, onion and garlic powder as well. Yum!! By the way I love your Blog 🙂

  3. January 9, 2017 at 9:49 pm

    Yes. For sure. Next time I will make a double batch and freeze them. I love a low point food find!!

  4. January 9, 2017 at 9:48 pm

    Next time I’m making extra to freeze! We both ate 3 for dinner, then 3 today for lunch. GONE!!! I totally follow him on Instagram and Connect. I made his waffles when Tess was here for Thanksgiving too.

    So glad you like The Crown. I loved it!

    Watching the OA now. Weird, not my kind of show at all, but I kinda like it.

  5. January 9, 2017 at 9:46 pm

    Lol. Ya like that??

  6. Catchy blog title! 😂😂😂

  7. I make bird balls all the time, always have frozen ones in my freezer. The recipe came from Jonathan a.k.a. mud hustler on connect. Check his profile. Due to his sense of humor, I know the original bird ball recipe, and name, came from him not sure if it’s the same one you are using but you should check his out because it’s excellent! By the way I am loving “the crown” on Netflix 😊 I have watched the first two!

  8. Those birdballs look tasty! It looks like something I could make on a Sunday and have a few days worth of lunches for the week.

  9. January 9, 2017 at 3:32 pm

    Yes! He makes a waffle using the Kodiak Waffle and Pancake mix that the WW world is going crazy over! lol

  10. It’s so funny that this topic came up at our WW meeting this Saturday–these bird balls and mudhustler.
    He has a few recipes mentioned often at the meetings.
    The other I think is a waffle or pancake???