Vegan Meatballs with Zoodles

Vegan Meatballs with Zoodles
So…now that I have your attention, let me introduce to you a fabulous way to eat meatballs & spaghetti in a much healthier way. For those of you looking to add more veggies into your life or those of you already on a plant-based journey, this is a great recipe for a meal anytime.

I would have loved to have seen the looks on some of your faces when you saw meatballs & spaghetti. Some of you must have thought my site/email had been hacked. LOL!! 

You will be amazed by the hearty taste of these meatless meatballs! These meatless meatballs are packed with flavor, fiber and protein! A great way to sneak more veggies into the kids diet too!

VEGAN MEATBALLS
1/2 cup walnuts
1/2 cup gluten-free rolled oats
1 cup grated carrot
1/2 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
1/3 cup fresh basil leaves, finely chopped
4 sun-dried tomatoes, roughly chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
2 tbsp chia seeds & 3 tbsp water, mixed together
1/2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp dried oregano
salt & pepper to taste

ZOODLES
2 zucchini 

PASTA SAUCE
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 small onion, finely diced
1/2 tbsp olive oil
1 can organic tomatoes (14 oz)
1/4 cup black olives, pitted
handful of fresh basil, roughly chopped
handful of fresh oregano, roughly chopped
salt & pepper, to taste

METHOD

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C) and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Add the oats, grated carrot, parsley, basil, sun-dried tomatoes, walnuts, olive oil, dried oregano and salt & pepper to the food processor. Process until a crumble forms.
  3. Add kidney beans, soaked chia seeds into the food processor and process until everything is combined well.
  4. Roll the mixture into 18-20 balls, packing each ball tightly between your hands so it holds together well. Place each ball onto the prepared baking sheet an inch or two apart.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes, remove from oven, gently flip and bake for a further 15-20 minutes until nice and golden.
  6. While your meatballs are baking, make your pasta sauce by heating oil in medium pan over medium heat, saute onion and garlic until softened. Add tomatoes and simmer for 5 or so minutes. Stir through olives, herbs, salt and pepper.
  7. Run the zucchini through through a vegetable spiralizer. You can either eat raw or warm up the zucchini in pan for a couple of minutes. (You can also use spaghetti squash if you prefer)
  8. Serve with zucchini pasta and top with homemade pasta sauce & vegan meatballs.

Enjoy!

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P.S. If you want more info on how to eat clean and achieve your wellness or weight loss goals, email me at Lora@thenewyoulifestyle.com and ask for my recommended foods to eat guide.

Check out these clean eating recipes:
Quinoa Pizza Crust
Chickpea Salad
Quinoa Superfood Salad

 

image & recipe from Food Matters

 

 

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