Carrot Meatballs With Mint Cauliflower Rice
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5 from 2 votes

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!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Lunch, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Beef, Chicken, Meal Prep, Turkey
Servings: 4 lunches

Ingredients

Meatballs

  • 1 lb. lean ground beef, chicken or turkey
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup Carrots grated
  • 1 tsp. italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp. Extra-virgin olive oil

Cauliflower Rice

  • 4 cups cauliflower riced
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 4 mint leaves
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup Water

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, whisk together egg with Italian seasoning, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes.
  • 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.
  • Heat a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to the pan and heat 4 minutes then add the meatballs to the pan. 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Divide the meatballs and cauliflower rice into 4 even servings placing them in meal prep containers with fresh lemon wedges.

Notes

Nutrition For 1 out of 4 Servings:
32g Protein, 9g Fat, 7g Carbs
 
Recipe courtesy of: www.skinnyfitalicious.com