Tales of A Paleo Mom

Sneaky Vegetable Meatballs II and Suger Detox Day 14

on September 19, 2012

These mean, green meatballs were made last night and much to my surprise they were yummy!  I never know sometimes when I start playing around with a recipe if it is going to be a huge flop or smashing success and sometimes it turns out just okay.  The family walked in to the dinner table and saw these and asked cautiously what we were eating for dinner.  I simply said meatballs and was pleasantly surprised when everyone started inhaling their dinner.  Joey even said it was his favorite meal. I served mine over spaghetti squash and the rest of the family ate theirs with quinoa noodles.

This recipe is a tweak on Sneaky Vegetable Meatballs I.  The family and I agree that we like these better.

Ingredients:

1 lb.grassfed ground beef (85/15%)

1 lb. sausage, bulk or removed from casing

2 zucchini, grated

2 large handfuls of baby spinach

2 cloves of garlic, minced

2 eggs

1/4 almond flour

salt and pepper to taste

What to do…

  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Remove any excess water from zucchini.  (I put mine in paper towels and press it on the counter.  I have to use several paper towels usually.)
  3. Put spinach and garlic into food processor.  Pulse until spinach is finely ground.  Add eggs and run food processor for about 1 minute, until everything is combined.
  4. Pour spinach mixture in with zucchini.  Add the remaining ingredients.  Combine well with your hands.
  5. Form mixture into balls slightly larger than a golf ball.
  6. Place meatballs into a glass baking dish.
  7. Cover dish with tin foil and bake in oven for 40-45 minutes.

Sugar Detox – Day 14

Two thirds of the way there!  Today’s eats:

  • Breakfast:  two scrambled eggs with a large handful of spinach, one Zucchini Muffin, black coffee
  • Snack:  greenish banana
  • Lunch:  leftover meatballs and spaghetti squash, coconut cream
  • Post WO:  pulled pork and 1/2 sweet potato
  • Dinner:  steak kabobs, Balsamic Brussels Sprouts, cranberry kombucha, red apple tea
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