There has been so much going on lately with school and real life (hard to believe right?) that I have been seriously slacking when it comes to posting new recipes. I will attempt to make up for it this month by catching up with all of the content that I have been lagging behind with. It is crazy to think that what I get out of this blogging experience is directly proportional to the amount of time that I put in, and moving forward I will try to find more time and implement more changes to make Healtheasy even better and more useful to you!! I am currently working on partnering with more companies, hosting more giveaways, and integrating more of a brand experience for you as part of my website, so if you have any ideas or suggestions, I'd love to hear them as always!
In the meantime, enjoy this beautifully simple meatball recipe that I made for our trip to spring break! I will share pictures of our amazing week in Florida soon enough. These meatballs were easy enough to have on the go, and along with my Banana Protein Bread Muffins, made for the best snack before we got to Key Largo, where we spent much of our time! :)
Simple Apple Meatballs
- Approx. 1 1/4 pounds ground turkey or beef
- 1 cup of crockpot apples, mashed OR 1 cup of applesauce
- 1/4 cup almond or cashew flour
- 1/2 cup ground flaxseed
- 1/2 tbsp salt
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- Throw about 2 or 3 roughly chopped apples in a crockpot, and let cook for about 2 to 3 hours on high, or until the are completely soft. Let cool. Remove peels if desired, mash with a fork and set 1 cup aside for the recipe. You can also use store bought applesauce, but the taste will be much richer and more prominent if you make your own.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Place ground meat in a mixing bowl, add apples, flaxseed, almond flour, salt, and cinnamon, and mix until all ingredients are thoroughly combined.
- Form mixture into about 1.5 inch meatballs and place on a greased baking sheet or in muffin tins to bake.
- Place in the oven for about 30 minutes or until the outer edges start to bronze.
- You are done! Serve alone, in a salad, with roasted veggies or fruit salsa (my sister's recommendation)
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