Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Veggie Meatball Snack for Kids

2 lb fresh ground/mince lean meat
1 large tomato
2 large carrots, chop into small pieces
1 large apple, remove core and chop into small pieces
1 cup fresh spinach
1 cup freshly grated mozzarella
1 large egg
2 garlic cloves
1 tablespoon whole grain mustard
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
sea salt and black pepper

Preheat oven to 450 F

Puree carrots, tomato, spinach, apple and garlic until it turns into a smooth paste. Add to the rest of the ingredients and mix well to combine. Season with sea salt and black pepper.

Drop teaspoonfuls into the palm of your hand and shape into small ball. Arrange on a single layer in a greased baking sheet.

Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.

Serve with your favorite dipping sauce or pasta.


Lisa @ Lisa's Dinnertime Dish said...

These sound delicious! What a great way to get in some extra veggies!!

CEK said...

Gabrielle doesn't like veggies much either but I bet she would LOVE these too!

Ashley said...

That is great!!! I was just thinking this morning about ways I could sneak in veggies. My 20 month old is really picky about veggies and won't eat very many of them. However, she looooooves meatballs! I am printing this and putting it in my recipe book. Thanks!

Mia said...

You are welcome. Hope she likes it. :)

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