Monday, December 30, 2013

Chicken Meatballs

Chicken meatballs might be my new favorite thing.  I made about 20 of them a week or so ago and froze them all.  I defrosted half last night and reheated them low and slow in some very garlicly red sauce on the stove.  They were so yummy.  I tried them when some whole wheat pasta (which has 7g of protein/serving, which is 3/4 of a cup-way more than I would be able to eat).  I was able to eat about 2.5 meatballs and about 3 peices of penne.  I added a tablespoon (maybe a little more) of skim ricotta for some creaminess and some additional protein.  It was really yummy.  The pasta did nothing for me so when I reheated more for lunch today I just had 3 meatballs, a big spoon of ricotta and sauce.  Definately my favorite winter dish right now.
I adapted Smitten Kitten's Recipe for baked meatballs.  They are really yummy but I used what I could on hand

Ingredients
CaloriesCarbsFatProteinSodiumSugar
All Natural - Ground Chicken, 1 container (16 oz raw (112g) ea.)760044885600Ico_delete
Usda - Large Egg, 1 egg70056701Ico_delete
Bread Crumbs-salt Free 12oz - 4c Seasoned, 0.75 Cup250522795Ico_delete
Hunt's - Tomato Ketchup, 2 tbsp4010003208Ico_delete
Lipton - Recipe Secrets - Onion Soup Mix, 1 container (56 gs ea.)16032004,8808Ico_delete
Spices - Pepper, black, 1 tsp510010Ico_delete
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Total:1,28595511015,84022
Per Serving:184147148343
I can definately cut down on the sodium- by not using the prepackaged soup mix.  I can also cut down on the bread crumbs to bring the carbs down further- however, it is just one point on the diabetic scale and I am getting 7g of protein so I can't really complain.  Baking them was really easy, they didn't stick and the froze really well.  I might try a mix of turkey and chicken next time.  The learning continues.

2 comments:

  1. That looks yummy! I'll have to file that away for when I'm allowed to eat solids Thanks!

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  2. looks amazing! I can't wait till i can have some pasta too!

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