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6 tips for healthier meatballs

By Hilary Meyer, February 28, 2012 - 4:38pm

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Hilary asks: What do you do to make your meatballs healthier?

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I cook them in a crock pot. No need to fry or bake.
I actually cook them from raw in the sauce. This is an actual recipe.

Anonymous

02/27/2014 - 9:24am

Don't use meat,....use a vegetable paste

Anonymous

02/26/2014 - 11:32pm

I use just a tablespoon of psyllium husk as the binder instead of the cup of bread crumbs. This makes a sloppy mixture that will firm up in about ten minutes. Then I roll the hamburger/rissole balls lightly in more psyllium before baking or barbecuing. Trust me, you won't need any more fibre in that meal and psyllium is also a great way to reduce cholesterol.

Anonymous

02/26/2014 - 5:42pm

I make them meatless, instead of meat I use Ricotta cheese, same ingredients like breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, egg, pinch of nutmeg and make the balls. Cook in a light and thin tomato sauce where the balls are cooked with a cover, They puff...it is important to drizzle the balls with the sauce and to avoid moving them around...they are delicate...Ricotta cheese must be free of its liquid, love them....

sissisanti

02/26/2014 - 4:44pm

Ground turkey & Triscuits roasted garlic flavor , fresh baby spinach, so good !

Anonymous

02/26/2014 - 3:46pm

I add any veggies I have. I mince up red and green peppers, I crumble broccoli into them. Even a butternut purée is good in them!

Anonymous

02/26/2014 - 2:34pm

I add flaxseed meal. It has omega-3 fats and fiber and it gives the meatballs a nutty flavor.

Anonymous

01/02/2013 - 12:10am

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