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Healthy Meatballs with Hidden Vegetables

This healthy meatballs recipe is made with ground beef and hidden vegetables. Your picky eater won't know there are veggies in dinner because you can't see or taste them! Baked in the oven, or you can cook them on the stove top (or toss them in the slow cooker). Either way they're a homemade family favorite (and toddlers love them).
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beef, meatballs, picky eater, vegetables
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 367.33kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • ½ cup bread cubed ( use gluten free)
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 1 Egg
  • ½ cup carrot shredded
  • ½ cup zucchini shredded
  • 1 Onion grated
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a small bowl soak bread with milk. Set aside.
  • In another bowl mix ground beef with oregano, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  • Add egg, zucchini, carrot and onion and mix until incorporated.
  • Add the soaked bread and milk and parmesan cheese.
  • With the help of your hands shape small balls. Place in a baking pan and drizzle with olive oil.
  • Take to the oven and bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown and done.

Notes

Serve with marinara and your favorite pasta
Or serve with rice, some soy sauce and veggies. You can use these anywhere.

Container Counts

Full recipes: 2 greens, 4 1/2 red, 2 yellow, 1 blue.
Per serving: 1/2 green, 1 red, 1/2 yellow, 1/4 blue.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 367.33kcal | Carbohydrates: 7.75g | Protein: 24.55g | Fat: 25.97g | Saturated Fat: 10.35g | Cholesterol: 126.81mg | Sodium: 228.46mg | Potassium: 468.01mg | Fiber: 1.43g | Sugar: 3.21g | Vitamin A: 2830.4IU | Vitamin C: 5.75mg | Calcium: 137.71mg | Iron: 2.92mg