Kale and Spinach Meatballs With Sweet Potato Noodles
The other night my 6 year old told me he wanted meatballs for dinner so meatballs it was. Of course I took this opportunity to create a meatball recipe of my own. I snuck in some healthy greens ( Kale and Spinach) you could always use just one type of green or switch out for a different variety of green. I also made this recipe AIP (autoimmune paleo) because I am currently doing an autoimmune protocol for my health. The verdict of these meatballs was my kids loved them, I loved them, and my husband loved them. To make life easy I used an organic frozen spinach and kale mixture I bought from Costco, but you could always throw in fresh kale or spinach as well!
I ate these on top of sweet potato noodles which I made with my spiralizer which I absolutely love! If you don't have one it's a must. I make zucchini noodles, butternut squash noodles, and sweet potato noodles with it. For the kids I made life easy and topped the meatballs and noodles off with some spaghetti sauce from a jar. I hope you enjoy these as much as my family did!!
Servings: 15-18 Large Meatballs ( 5 servings of 3 Meatballs per person)
- 2 lbs Grass Fed Ground Beef
- 2 cups frozen organic kale and spinach mixture (I got mine at Costco) or 4 cups fresh kale or spinach
- 1/4c Cassava Flour
- 1/2 large Yellow Onion sliced or 1 Small Onion
- 3 Garlic Cloves
- 1 TBSP Italian Seasoning
- 1/2 TBSP Sea Salt
- 1 tsp Black Pepper
Directions: Add the frozen kale and spinach along with sliced onion and garlic to a food processor and pulse until all ingredients are minced. In a large bowl add your beef and then add the mixture from the food processor along with seasoning and cassava flour. Mix everything together. When all ingredients are mixed into the meat then form into balls you should get about 15 large balls. Place balls in a oven safe dish ( I used a pyrex glass dish) and bake at 375F degrees for 40 min. Eat plain or serve over sweet potato noodles.
Sweet Potato Noodles:
Servings: Prepare 1 sweet potato per person in spiralizer
Garnet or Jewel Yams peeled and slice each end to create a flat surface
Directions: Peel each yam/sweet potato and cut off the ends to create a flat surface which will make it much easier to use in the spiralizer. Add you sweet potato to the spiralizer and make your noodles. When you are done take a large pan and add your noodles along with 1-2 TBSP of water. Cover the pan and cook on low heat until sweet potatoes are tender but not falling apart approximately 15 min but check periodically. When they are done drain extra liquid and serve with your meatballs.