October 5, 2013

Low Calorie Meatballs

Low Calorie Meatballs

meatballs6

Spaghetti and meatballs is one of my favorite meals for fall it’s easy, and filling. While trying to live a healthier lifestyle, I cut calories when I can. I use wheat noodles, make my own sauce, and recently, learning how to make my own low calorie meatballs. These meatballs are full of flavor and super yummy! For a spaghetti dish with 5 meatballs and sauce is about 211 calories, perfect way to indulge without really indulging right? Haha!

Here is how to make these Low Calorie Meatballs:

Low Calorie Meatballs

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb lean ground beef at least 83%
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat bread crumbs
  • 6 oz fresh or frozen spinach
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 clove of garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp chopped
  • 1/2 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Combine beef, spinach, cheese, salt, pepper, garlic, egg, and bread crumbs together in a large bowl and mix with your hands.
  • Form small balls with your hands and place them on a plate.
  • When all balls are formed grab a frying pan and put your oil in it, set on med-high
  • Place your meatballs in the oil and cook on each side about 5 minuets or until cooked all the way through.
  • Place your cooked meatballs on a plate and dab off excess oil. Let cool and toss in with your sauce, pour over spaghetti and serve!

meatballsteps

 

Looking for more low calorie recipes? Check these out:

Do you love to cook using your Instant Pot Pressure Cooker XL and Crockpot? Do you want to discover new recipes or maybe share yours? We'd love to chat with you. Join our Pressure Cooker XL and Crockpot Recipes Facebook Group community!

Amee

Cook, Baker, Phototaker, Fitness Mover and Shaker, Cupcake Tester, Deal Maker, Adventurous Undertaker, Do Good "Deeder", Teacher, Mom, Wife, Patriot for Life & Giver of Good Advice - RealAdviceGal