Healthy Recipe: Freezer Meatballs

Freezer Meatballs

My favorite thing about this meal is that it allows me to eat healthy while still making something yummy for my whole family.

Freezer Meatballs

INGREDIENTS
1 pound ground beef or ground turkey
1/2 cup low-fat Parmesan cheese
1 cup whole wheat bread crumbs
2 egg whites
2 carrots, minced
1/2 onion, minced (if watery, drain the water)
3 tablespoons ketchup
1/4 tablespoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Mix all ingredients in a bowl and form into approximately 15 meatballs. Line a jelly roll pan with tinfoil and spray with cooking spray. Place meatballs on pan and bake for 20 minutes. (I used a meat thermometer to make sure they were cooked through, or you could cut one open to check.)

Cool on a wire rack covered with wax paper.

Place cooled meatballs in a ziploc bag and freeze. When ready to use, remove however many meatballs you want and heat in microwave. Cover with your choice of healthy marinara sauce and enjoy! I like these just like this, but you could also put a few meatballs in a whole grain tortilla.

Other not-so-healthy ways to use the meatballs: You can put one on a bun or several on a sub roll and cover with marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese. Then broil the sandwich open-faced in the oven until cheese is melted and serve!

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