A few years ago I really began to dial in my diet and got turned on to “Paleo eating.” For me it has drastically improved my physique, strength and most importantly, my mood. I find that limiting my processed carbohydrate intake allows me to think clearer and stay leaner at the same time. One issue I run into though is finding new and tasty foods to eat, as a result I find myself experimenting in the kitchen a lot and creating quick/healthy versions of some awesome traditional dishes. Today I messed around and let the Italian in me shine and created what I’m gonna call “Paleo Balls.”
I asked myself: “How can I make some Italian meatballs that are still Paleo?” I was really surprised how well they turned out and how quick and easy they were to make. Here’s what I came up with;
Prep time: 5min.
Cook time: 10min.
1lb. grass-fed beef.
1/2 cup coconut flour.
1/4 cup coconut milk.
1 organic, free-range egg.
1 teaspoon basil
1 teaspoon oregano
1⁄2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
1 clove crushed garlic
Heat pan to high-heat and melt 1tbs. grass-fed butter.
Mix all ingredients into a bowl, using your hands to get everything all worked together.
Roll the mix into balls, not too big/not too small. I made about 15 out of 1lb.
Throw your balls into the frying pan, then flip them around until the outsides are all brown to seal in the flavor.
Once the outsides are browned, turn down the heat to medium and cover.
Let the Paleo Balls cook for about 10min. or until desired level of doneness (I like mine medium-rare, so that I can still here them moo-ing).
I always try to eat at least a half-plate of stir-fried veggies with every meal. You can also add in some starchy carbs like sweet potato or squash (especially if eating after a work-out), I’d also opt for half an avocado and a side salad too here.
Let me know your thoughts below and any variations you come up with here!