Healthy Labor Day Appetizer!

Looking for a healthy side dish to bring to your Labor Day BBQ this year?
Why not try these IP Approved Meatballs!
 Recipe by: The  Food Lovers Kitchen
What you'll need:
  • 1 lb lean ground turkey, or choice of ground meat
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 egg, whisked
  • 2 tablespoons coconut aminos
  • 1 teaspoon each of garlic powder, salt, and pepper
Meatball Process:
  1. Preheat oven to bake at 350.
  2. In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine all ingredients.
  3. Form ground meat mixture into 1 inch balls, and place on two parchment lined baking sheets.
  4. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes.
  5. Serve.

Marinara Ingredients:
  • 2 cans salt free Muir Glen diced tomatoes
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh flat leaf parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Marinara Process:
  1. In a sauce pan, saute onion and garlic in olive oil on medium heat.
  2. Once onion and garlic have reduced and infused the olive oil with flavor, add two cans of diced tomatoes.
  3. Add salt, pepper, oregano, and parsley to sauce and stir, blending all ingredients.
  4. Bring sauce to a boil, turn down to simmer, and let simmer for 20 minutes covered. If sauce starts to boil when covered, then remove lid.
  5. Toss spaghetti squash* with sauce, top with meat balls, and serve.
    * Cut spaghetti squash in half, remove seeds, microwave each half for 10 minutes, and scoop out squash with a fork into a bowl.