Let me tell you what, I have been on a ROLL when it comes to spicing up my diet with delicious new recipes! After all, man cannot live on kale alone, (but I’ll save that post for a different day.) Anyway, I was really craving some comfort food over the weekend, so I found this delicious recipe for Moroccan meatballs from Eat Heal Thrive, and HAD to try! Though it is nightshade free, it still had that bit of OOMPH that AIP recipes are often missing! I also appreciate good comfort food, and this definitely qualified. I changed the recipe just mildly from hers, and loved it! (I added spinach, 1/2 tsp more of ginger, Italian seasoning, and also left of the cumin she had in her recipe.)
They turned out AMAZING, and I have been eating them on top of homemade ZOODLES. (Zucchini noodles.)
Here is the recipe, I’m super excited for you guys to try them!
- 1 lb ground chicken or turkey (I used chicken!)
- ½ c white sweet potato, grated
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tbsp coconut aminos
- Zest of one lemon
- 1 tsp sea salt
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- ¼ tsp dried turmeric
- pinch dried, ground cloves
- ¼ c fresh cilantro, chopped
- 1/2 c chopped spinach
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
- Scoop out mixture by the level tablespoon and form into meatballs.
- Place meatballs on parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
To make zoodles all I did was use a peeler on zucchini! These make thicker noodles. If you want smaller, use a spiralizer. 🙂 You can eat raw or just warm up with the rest of your food. (These do not taste like NOODLES, and probably cannot be paired quite so seamlessly with ALL the same things as you could as real noodles or even spaghetti squash. They taste like zucchini–which is still really good. Just don’t expect them to magically taste like real noodles. Haha!)
And there it is! Let me know if you try it and love it, or if you know of any other AIP meatball recipes you’re currently digging, add it in the comments. I would LOVE to try!
Until next time,