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Healthy Superfood Meatballs

January 6th, 2020

Looking for a delicious, easy, protein-packed recipe? These baked Healthy Superfood Meatballs are the answer. Made with clean eating ingredients including zucchini and beef, these gluten-free meatballs have zero breadcrumbs, but all the savory flavor you’re looking for. They’re the perfect Paleo, dairy-free, and Keto protein to serve as an appetizer at parties, or pack away with roasted veggies for meal prep!

Can A Meatball Be Healthy?

Your average meatballs are filled with cheese and breadcrumbs — they’re basically asking your body for a fight. However, these Healthy Superfood Meatballs are full of nutrients your body will love. They’ve got some of the healthiest ingredients you can find in a meatball, and they’re a great way to pop some protein onto the menu.

Ground Beef

Red meat is a nutrient-dense addition to your diet, and ground beef from grass-fed cows contains B vitamins, zinc, and iron. It will also provide you with the saturated fat and cholesterol we all need in our diets in moderation. My favorite source for grass-fed beef is Butcherbox, where providing families with clean, healthy food is made a priority. Their beef never uses any antibiotics or hormones, and I not only know what I’m putting in my body, but also what I’m offering to my friends and family.

Basil

Culinary herbs are often underappreciated, yet they provide great nutrients in small quantities. Basil, for example, is full of vitamins A, K, and C, along with iron, magnesium, calcium, and potassium.

Organic Greens Superfood Powder

Superfood powders made from dehydrated greens offer an array of nutrients including vitamins A, C, K, and E alongside fiber, magnesium, iron, folate, and more. My Organic Greens is made with 100% USDA certified organic veggies, superfoods, fruits, herbs, and adaptogens, and it’s really delicious (even on its own).

How to Make Healthy Superfood Meatballs

My Healthy Superfood Meatballs couldn’t be easier to make. They’re oven baked to save time and prevent messy kitchen cleanup. It also makes them a relatively hands off recipe while they bake in the oven.

First, preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Grate your zucchini, mince your garlic, and dice your basil, then combine them in a bowl with all other ingredients until the vegetables are evenly distributed in the ground beef.

Shape the ground beef mixture into 1 inch meatballs (or preferred size), and place them on a parchment lined sheet pan. Bake the meatballs for about 20 minutes, or until cooked through.

Can I Freeze Healthy Superfood Meatballs?

These Healthy Superfood Meatballs are an excellent option to get meal prep out of the way. Leftovers will keep in the refrigerator for 3-4 days in an airtight container. You can freeze leftovers (and even double or triple the batch to freeze for later) by arranging them in a single layer in an airtight container or storage bag.

To reheat from frozen or refrigerated, place in a 375 degree oven until warmed through. You can also reheat them in a skillet.

Healthy Superfood Meatballs

Healthy Superfood Meatballs

Servings

12 meatballs

Ingredients

  • 1 lb grass-fed ground beef
  • 1/2 zucchini grated
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil loosely packed
  • 1 scoop Organic Greens
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

Servings: meatballs

Units:

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
  2. Finely dice the fresh basil.
  3. Combine grated zucchini, minced garlic, diced basil, superfood powder, sea salt and ground beef in a large bowl. Shape into meatballs of equal size, about 1 inch each. Place on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper.
  4. Bake meatballs for 18-20 minutes or until cooked through.

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