Kids love meatballs and moms and dads will love the extra nutrition from the vegetables hidden in this speedy recipe. Spoon into sausage buns for a hearty sandwich, or serve in the classic style over hot cooked spaghetti.
|Healthy Harvest® Pasta Sauce Tomato and Basil|
|1||small carrot, peeled and chopped|
|1/2||small zucchini, chopped|
|2||cloves garlic, minced|
|1 slice||whole-wheat bread, cubed|
|1/3 cup (75 mL)||grated Parmesan cheese|
|3 tbsp (45 mL)||milk|
|1 1/2 tsp (7 mL)||dried Italian herb seasoning|
|1/4 tsp each|
|sea salt and freshly ground black pepper|
|1 lb (500 g)||lean ground beef|
Tip: If you don't have a food processor, use a box grater to shred the zucchini and carrot finely.
Nutritional information per serving (3 meatballs with sauce):
267 calories, 13 g fat, 5 g saturated fat, 86 mg cholesterol, 634 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrates, 2 g fibre, 23 g protein. Excellent source of vitamin B12 and zinc. Good source of riboflavin and iron.