Italian Meatballs

These meatballs turned out really yummy! They had lots of flavor and I didn't miss the breadcrumbs at all. The grated parmesan cheese makes up for it. It works as an excellent binder, in addition to the egg, and helps keep the meat moist. Serve these yummy meatballs with Rao's marinara sauce over 1 cup of zucchini noodles or spaghetti squash and you have a wonderful Italian dinner! Now that's amore! Enjoy!


Italian Meatballs

Ingredients:
1 1/2 lbs 95 to 97% lean ground beef or turkey (3 Leaner)
1/4 cup reduced fat parmesan cheese (2 Condiments)
1 tsp dried basil leaves (1/2 Condiment)
1/4 cup egg beaters (1 1/3 Condiments)
2 tbsp fresh parsley (1/2 Condiment)
1/2 tsp garlic powder (1 Condiment)
1/4 tsp fresh black ground pepper (1/2 Condiment)
3/4 tsp salt (3 Condiments)
3/4 cup Rao's marinara sauce, divided (3 Greens)

Directions:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. 
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl except Rao's marinara until combined. 
Form meatballs from the meat. 
Bake for 20 minutes or until done.
Divide the meatballs into 3 equal portions.
Add 1/4 cup Rao's marinara sauce to each portion.
Serve each portion with two additional Greens.

Makes 3 Servings

Each Serving Provides
1 Leaner, 1 Green, and 3 Condiments
(Still need 2 more Greens and 1 Healthy Fat)

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