My kids have always loved meatballs. When I decided to go on My Whole30 Journey, I knew that I’d need quick and easy Whole30 meatballs that I could make for the whole family.
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Anytime I can sneak a few veggies into my kids’ dinner, I will! My four year old loves helping me in the kitchen and he’s more likely to eat dinner if he helps prepare the food. He’s become quite the helper and loves forming the meatballs into “golf balls.”
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For this recipe I combined 1 pound of ground beef, 1 pound of ground pork, garlic powder, and oregano into a large bowl for mixing. My kids love getting their freshly washed hands in there to help combine the ingredients. Next I chopped my onion, fresh garlic, and fresh basil, and I shredded my carrots in the food processor. We added these veggies to our meat mixture and started forming our meatballs.
We baked our meatballs at 350 degrees for 30 minutes and then put them in the sauce over the stove top. I used this Marinara Sauce from Make With Your Hands.
I went ahead and made some zucchini noodles with my Veggie Spiral Slicer to finish off the meal! Place the spiraled zucchini in a skillet over medium heat with a little olive oil and salt and pepper.
The finished product was a delicious meal that everybody enjoyed. My kids not only ate a healthy dinner, but loved participating in the process from start to finish!
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- 1 lb Ground Beef
- 1 lb Ground Pork
- 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 1.5 teaspoon Oregano
- 1 Onion, diced
- 3 Garlic Cloves, diced
- 1 cup Fresh Basil
- 3 Carrots, peeled and shredded
- Combine ground beef, ground pork, garlic powder, and oregano.
- Chop onion, garlic, and fresh basil; and shred carrots in food processor.
- Combine veggies and spices with meat mixture.
- Roll into golf ball sized meatballs.
- Bake 350 for 30 minutes.
- Place meatballs in sauce on the stovetop for 10 minutes and then serve.