Meatballs with Zoodles

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 ;)


Recipe

  • 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

Zoodles

  • 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
  1. Preheat the oven to 400
  2. Pour the tomato sauce into a baking dish
  3. Combine the beef with eggs and spices
  4. Shape into balls with your hands and place into the tomato sauce
  5. Bake for 20 mins, flip the balls and stir the sauce, then bake for another 20
  6. While they are baking, like in the last 7 mins, heat the avocado oil in a skillet and add the zoodles
  7. Season to taste and saute for 5-7 mins - then serve covered in meatballs and sauce ;) 
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