Carrot Meatballs With Mint Cauliflower Rice

Carrot Meatballs With Mint Cauliflower Rice is an Easy, 15-minute meal prep meatballs recipe loaded with Italian flavor and a hidden veggie. Paired with lemon mint cauliflower rice for a filling, low carb meal! 

Carrot Meatballs With Mint Cauliflower Rice

You know our obsession with meatballs is kind of insane. I mean, did you read our Ultimate Guide To Meatballs post? #SorryNotSorry We just love meatballs! They are quick, easy, can be done in a zillion different flavor profiles (have you tried our Thai Almond Butter Meatballs yet?) and can be done on a single pan! They are an all around meal prep win!

Pair these tasty protein bombs with your favorite starch and vegetable for a healthy, wholesome and super easy lunch (or dinner)!

Bonus: this entire prep is less than $4 per serving! You’re welcome!

Carrot Meatballs With Mint Cauliflower Rice Ingredients:

For the Meatballs 

1 lb. lean ground beef, chicken or turkey

1 large egg

½ cup grated carrots

1 tsp. Italian seasoning

½ tsp. crushed red pepper flakes

salt & pepper to taste

2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil

For the Cauliflower Rice 

4 cups riced cauliflower

1 tbsp. lemon juice

4 mint leaves

salt & pepper to taste

½ cup water

Carrot Meatballs With Mint Cauliflower Rice

Carrot Meatballs With Mint Cauliflower Rice

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Carrot Meatballs With Mint Cauliflower Rice
Easy, 15-minute prep meatballs loaded with Italian flavor and a hidden veggie. Paired with lemon mint cauliflower rice for a filling, low carb meal!
Carrot Meatballs With Mint Cauliflower Rice
Course Lunch, Main Dish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
lunches
Ingredients
Cauliflower Rice
Course Lunch, Main Dish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
lunches
Ingredients
Cauliflower Rice
Carrot Meatballs With Mint Cauliflower Rice
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, whisk together egg with Italian seasoning, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes.
  2. Add carrots and ground meat to the bowl. Using your hands, mix the ingredients thoroughly throughout the meat. Using a small ice cream scoop, roll the meat into balls until 18 meatballs are made and the meat is gone.
  3. Heat a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to the pan and heat 4 minutes then add the meatballs to the pan. 
  4. Cook meatballs 5 minutes then flip to cook on the other size another 5 minutes. Rotate the meatballs a few more times in the pan cooking 1-2 minutes until cooked through. Remove meatballs from the pan and place on a plate.
  5. Add ¼ cup water to the skillet with riced cauliflower. Cook 5 minutes until softened then add lemon juice and mint leaves. Stir to combine.
  6. Divide the meatballs and cauliflower rice into 4 even servings placing them in meal prep containers with fresh lemon wedges.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition For 1 out of 4 Servings:

32g Protein, 9g Fat, 7g Carbs

 

Recipe courtesy of: www.skinnyfitalicious.com

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