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#1 of 9 Old 08-15-2006, 06:22 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I wanted to know if there is anyway to make meatballs healthier. I thought about ground turkey or soy ones. What can I mix in to make it even better? I plan to pack them in ds's lunch with little dipping sauces and a toothpic.
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Great idea! Meatballs, especially if baked, can be a very healthy part of a lunch/snack. I add very finely chopped veggies -- anything works such as onions, celery and peppers.
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use wheat germ (if not allergic) instead of plain old breadcrumbs for the filler....
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You could put in some spinach or other green leafies, finely minced or pureed, too. And maybe even binding them with ground flax seed (instead of egg)?

Mmmm...meatballs...
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I use
~grass fed beef
~ free range eggs
~Whole wheat homemade bread crumbs

I use celery but we don't have any from our garden.
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Yeah...
spinach, celery, mushrooms(chopped fine).....

Also, turkey for sure is a lot leaner.

Mmmmm...sounds good for my dinner!

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It's me again. I have added grated veggies, such as carrot, and shredded or grated cheese, too.
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Thanks! marinara with parmesean was his fav. sauce to dip. I offered honey mustard, BBQ, and pineapple salsa. Any other dip ideas? He is asking for salmon patties cut into triangles. Im worried about it staying fresh in a lunch bag because it is pretty darn hot here.
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We make ours with organic meat, wheat germ, flax meal, an organic egg, super-finely diced (sometimes grated and strained, if I have time ) celery and onion, spices and a bit of organic cheese (grated on the small holes). They are delicious and pretty wholesome! HTH.

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