vegetable & chicken meatballs.

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These meatballs are seriously DELICIOUS!  They are made up of ground chicken and a bunch of vegetables.  You can honestly use whatever vegetables you want, but I used onion, carrots and spinach.  Shredded zucchini would be amazing as well, I just didn’t have any at the time.  Use whatever is in your fridge!!  You also can substitute the ground chicken for turkey or lean ground beef.  The thing I love most about these meatballs is that they are literally made up of 50% chicken and 50% vegetables.  YUM!

Recipe:

  • 1 & 1/2 lbs ground chicken
  • 1 sweet onion, diced
  •  2 cups finely shredded carrots
  • 1 bag frozen spinach, thawed
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat bread crumbs
  • salt & pepper
  • olive oil
  • seasonings of choice – I used simply organic all purpose seasoning

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Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place all of your ground chicken in a large bowl.
  3. Add shredded carrots, diced onion and spinach and mix until combined – I put a plastic glove on and used my hand, the easiest most efficient way!
  4. Add mozzarella cheese, bread crumbs, salt & pepper and seasonings.
  5. Mix again until combined.
  6. Roll into balls about 1 & 1/2 inch thick.
  7. In a large skillet, add a drizzle of olive oil.
  8. In batches, brown meatballs until browned on all sides and transfer to a baking sheet.
  9. Once all meatballs are browned, place them in your preheated oven for about 20 minutes until cooked through.
  10. Remove from oven and serve with pasta and tomato sauce, eat with ketchup  (it’s amazing) or make a sandwich!
  11. Store the rest of your meatballs in a sealed container for about a week in your fridge.
  12. ENJOY!

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