Meatballs with Zoodles
I told my students I was going to the Amazon for March break; their response? "Like the store"? Bah. Okay then. I think they need a little geography lesson? But I am teaching them parenting, so that seems like it doesn't fit the curriculum. I can't even.
I leave Friday right after school and its all I can think and talk about. SO EXCITED. I should probably pack. Eh. Tomorrow.
I have been stockpiling podcasts for the train and plane rides. Can't wait.
I have also been stocking up on some snacks for the plane and the trip. Cause, well, be prepared. I have a few different bars (lara, roobar, wild zorra, nakd), some of those are fruit and nut and wild zorra is a pastured meat bar. So I have a good combo. I also have some individual packs of ghee and coconut oil, and individual packs of dandy blend and four sigmatic. So I have some fat, protein, carbs and drinks. So I am set! My body cannot handle coffee, so this way I can just get some hot water and mix my own elixars on the regular.
OKAY. So I may be way behind but has anyone seen this video? I am not telling you what it is, just watch it. Its crazy.
Anyway with all the packing I should be doing I wanted a quick and easy, but still delicious meal. Enter zoodles and meatballs. A good old lady and the tramp classic ;)
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp Italian blend (mine has rosemary, thyme, parsley, oregano and basil in it)
- 1/4 tsp each of pepper, onion and garlic flakes
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 jar tomato sauce
- 1 tsp avocado oil
- 2 cups zoodles (most grocery stories will pre-spiralize zoodles for you, or you can use a spiralizer)
- salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat the oven to 400
- Pour the tomato sauce into a baking dish
- Combine the beef with eggs and spices
- Shape into balls with your hands and place into the tomato sauce
- Bake for 20 mins, flip the balls and stir the sauce, then bake for another 20
- While they are baking, like in the last 7 mins, heat the avocado oil in a skillet and add the zoodles
- Season to taste and saute for 5-7 mins - then serve covered in meatballs and sauce ;)