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Friday, 16 March 2018

Mama Mia : Low Carb Italian Meatballs



I'm sure your family will enjoy this low carb version of Italian meatballs - they make a wonderful Friday night meal - in fact they could be enjoyed any day!

Ingredients
Serves Four
4g carbs per serving

1 lb / 450 g ground (minced) beef
2 oz. / 50 g grated parmesan cheese
1 egg
1 tablespoon dried oregano
½ teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
3 tablespoons olive oil
14 oz. / 400 g canned whole tomatoes
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
7 oz. / 200 g fresh spinach
2 oz. / 50 g butter
5 oz. / 150 g fresh mozzarella cheese
salt and pepper
Please see recipe instructions on Diet Doctor site here

Did you know Oregano contains a powerful substance called beta-caryophyllene that helps fight inflammation. This herb is said to benefit people suffering conditions such as osteoporosis and arteriosclerosis. On top of it’s anti-inflammatory properties, antibacterial and antifungal properties can also be added to the list of what make oregano a top pick herb!

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All the best Jan

30 comments:

Tom said...

...Mama Mia, sure looks good.

Jo said...

Very appetising, I could definitely go for that.

laurie said...

I'm using this recipe for sure,,thanks so much!

Mildred said...

Wow! Looks delicious.
Happy Weekend.

Out on the prairie said...

There are a lot of greens used in this type of dish. I like spinach because it has a nice light flavor.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Jan, how delicious! And I only recently decided to make some meatballs without any breadcrumbs (or oats, etc). I don't need to tell *you* - they turned out great. You don't have to add simple carbs to meatballs! Now you've got me craving Italian meatballs.

Lois said...

They look delicious!

Martha said...

Oh, what a nice recipe! I've saved it and will make it at a later date. Thank you!

Mary Kirkland said...

Now I would definitely enjoy that.

Mike@Bit About Britain said...

My, my, how can I resist you? :-)

William Kendall said...

From the ingredients, that's similar to how my mother made them.

Christine said...

Thanks for the recipe!

Lisa said...

My husband recently told me he doesn't really like meatballs!
I used to think that was a dead cert of a meal.
Lisa x

Elephant's Child said...

Learning all the time. It had never occurred to me that meatballs could be anything BUT lowcarb.

Breathtaking said...

Hello Jan!:) Meat balls are usually on the menu once a week at my house. We love them with a half pork, half beef mixture, but I'll definitely try your Mama Mia recipe, and add more oregano to my cooking as well. Have a good weekend.:)

Iris Flavia said...

I hope to find fresh spinach tomorrow and that´ll be a yummy meal! Thank you, great info on the oregano, too!

happyone said...

Looks good and I like the bowl the meatballs are in. : )

Jan said...

Great recipe!!!
Love the fresh ingredients Jan!!!
I did not know that about oregano but I do now...thank you 💮❤💮

Adam said...

looks nice

Sandi said...

Yum! Love the red plate too.

Amy Purdy said...

These sound tasty! I will definitely give them a try.

Margaret-whiteangel said...

Looks inviting to eat.

Dianna said...

Oh, yummy! We love meatballs and I like the idea of being able to make them low-carb. I will let you know when I try them. :-)

Lady Fi said...

Love the fresh ingredients and this could easily be made vegetarian.

Carol Blackburn said...

Sounds heavenly! Now that I am just "maintaining" I do indulge and eat my own wonderful meatballs now and then. I have them with Zoodles while the family has spaghetti. Have a great weekend!

Conniecrafter said...

This looks so delicious and I just happened to have some turkey meatballs in the freezer just waiting to be used :)

DMS said...

I did not know that about oregano- but it is great information. Thanks for sharing!
~Jess

Debbie said...

these look really good, even without the breadcrumbs!!!

i don't care for too much oregano but i sure could use it's help!!!

Jenn Jilks said...

We had meatballs yesterday!

Magic Love Crow said...

Thank you Jan! Big Hugs!