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Veggie-packed Meatballs

Veggie-packed Meatballs

Meatballs are a great way to “hide” as many vegetables as you can into one easy meal. They are easy for  kids to grab and go, perfect for lunches or a delicious dinner that is a meal all by themselves!

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Ingredients:

2 1/2 pounds ground beef
1 medium onion
3 celery stalks
1 large carrot
1 green pepper
4 cups fresh spinach
3 eggs
1/4 cup almond meal
1 tsp Italian seasoning
salt and pepper to taste

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

2. Grate carrot.

3. In a food processor, finely chopped onion, pepper,  celery and spinach.

4. Add the meat and all vegetables to a large bowl. Add eggs, almond meal, seasoning and salt and pepper. Mix well.

Mixture should look like this:

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5. Form into meatballs. Meatballs should be larger than golf balls.

6. Place meatballs in a large baking dish.  Cover with foil and bake for 35 minutes. Remove foil and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes.

Enjoy!

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