Easy Baked Meatballs

recipe for healthy meatballs

Your protein and veggies in a neat little package.

Have you noticed how almost all snack foods are bad for you?

It’s like there’s a law that anything quick and easy to grab has to be filled with carbohydrates or straight up sugar.

Until now.

These Easy Baked Meatballs are the perfect, anti-high-carb snack to enjoy on a busy afternoon.

This is also makes for a healthy, quick week-night dinner.

Easy Baked Meatballs
A Recipe by Diana Keuilian
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INGREDIENTS
Serves 24

  • 2 pounds ground pork
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground fennel
  • ¼ teaspoon ground sage
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • dash of black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup Pecans, finely chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh italian parsely, finely chopped
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 carrots, finely chopped
INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. In a medium bowl combine the ground pork with all of the spices. Don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty!
  3. Place a skillet over medium heat and warm the coconut oil. Add the garlic, onion, celery, carrots, pecans and parsley. Cook for about 3 minutes, until soft. Set the mixture aside to cool.
  4. Add the vegetable mixture into the ground pork and combine well. Use your hands to form golf ball sized meatballs.
  5. Place the meatballs in an oven-safe baking dish. Bake for 30 minutes, or until cooked all the way through.
NUTRITION

Calories: 62     Fat: 1g     Carbohydrates: 1g     Sugar: 0g     Sodium: 77mg     Fiber: 1g     Protein: 10g    

 

recipe for easy healthy meatballs

Comments

  • Linda Witter March 21, 2016 at 9:31 pm

    I would like to ask you I have started weight watchers before I joined you when I try to figure the point system from you recipies I do not see sat. Fat, or sugar on the breakdown when I do see honey and maple syrup in your recipes

    • Diana March 30, 2016 at 5:09 pm

      Hi Linda,
      If there is nutrient info missing that you need simply input the recipe into calorie.com and you’ll be able to get the list of everything. Enjoy!

  • Lois March 28, 2016 at 11:31 am

    Thank You for your Help!!!!

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