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Foodie Fridays: Lebanese Kebabs
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Sometimes... the world conspires against me. I had big plans to share a great little cookie recipe with you this week. But then, I got careless. And then? Cookie fail. So, instead of happy holiday cookie goodness, we're gonna talk turkey.

We've been trying to branch out a bit with our dinner options lately. In the past, we've eaten lots (LOTS) of chicken. And while  I'll always be a big fan of chicken, sometimes you just want a little something different. This recipe has become one of our go-to alternatives ( another recipe from The Biggest Loser 30-Day Jump Start). Normally made with lamb, turkey's a little easier to find and certainly easier on the budget, and the kebabs are still tasty and easy. Give these a try for dinner... or make the smaller version to serve with hummus as an easy appetizer!

Oh... and next week? Be ready for holiday cookies!

Lebanese Kebabs
1 1/4 pound lean ground turkey
1/2 cup chopped yellow onion
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon mustard powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place all ingredients into a large mixing bowl and mix until combined. Form the mixture into 12 large or 36 small meatballs. Thread 3-4 meatballs onto each skewer, leaving 1/2" between each. Place skewers onto a non-stick baking sheet so that they don't touch. Bake 15-20 minutes for large meatballs or 8-10 minutes for small meatballs, until no longer pink.

Serve over whole wheat pasta and with a side of sliced cucumbers/tomatoes and hummus.

Yield: 4-6 servings

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