Chef's Quick Tip: Keto meatballs

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The following information is provided by Registered Dietitian Ilyse Schapiro.  Please consult with your doctor before attempting any diet or the recipes included in this segment.

This week, Registered Dietitian Ilyse Schapiro, the co-author of the top-selling book, "Should I Scoop Out My Bagel" shows Tina Redwine about diet-specific recipes. 

If you have any questions, please email tredwine@news12.com.

Keto Meatballs 

Ingredients 

1 lb. ground turkey

1 large egg beaten (or 3 egg whites)

Chop up some broccoli and cauliflower to substitute for bread crumbs

2 tablespoons of milk

2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

1 ½ teaspoons dried basil

 About 12 to 14 oz. of spaghetti sauce from the jar or homemade.  Instead of cooking in the tomato sauce you can simply cook them in a non-stick pan with cooking spray.

Bacon Slices for each meatball

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  

Combine the meat, egg, veggies), milk, Parmesan cheese and basil in a large bowl and mix well. Shape the meat mixture into 15 to 20 small meatballs.  

Place the, meatballs on a baking sheet and cook until lightly browned (10 minutes).  

Meanwhile place the tomato sauce in a saucepan over medium heat and bring to a simmer.  

Add the browned meatballs to the sauce, reduce the heat and simmer, covered, about 20 minutes.  

Note: You can freeze these for about 2 weeks.

Contact:
Registered Dietitian Ilyse Schapiro MS, RD, CDN
Website: IlyseSchapiroNutrition.com
Schapiro is the Founder & President of Ilyse Schapiro Nutrition, a nutrition counseling and consulting practice and Co-Author of Top-Selling Book, "Should I Scoop Out My Bagel."

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