In this video, Nick Massie of takes a brief respite from wall-ball shots to share his recipe for Thai turkey meatballs.

These meatballs contain ginger, cilantro and coconut milk—traditional Thai ingredients—but Massie uses cauliflower as a substitute for rice, offering a healthier option for CrossFit athletes.

After combining the turkey, vegetables and spices, he shapes the meatballs and browns them in a skillet, turning them occasionally to get good coloring and caramelization on every side.

The cauliflower is shredded in a food processor until it has a risotto-like texture. It serves as the base for the “fried rice” in the dish.

“Beautiful,” Massie says as he adds the finishing touches. “The flavor is bound to bring you to your knees.”

To download the recipe for Thai turkey meatballs, click here.

Massie is the instructor for the CrossFit Specialty Course Culinary Ninja, which is designed to give you confidence in the kitchen while you learn the basics of balanced recipe development as informed by CrossFit’s nutrition principles.

Click here for more information and a list of upcoming CrossFit Culinary Ninja courses.

Video by Nick Massie.

4min 45sec

Additional reading: “Health Food/Junk Food Game” by Crisa Metzger, published June 26, 2013.

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