If you're like me, finding new and delicious recipes to break up the monotony of another meal of veggies and chicken breast is a big win. Especially with Justin, having some spice of life in our meal plan is important. One of my favorite things to do is find a delicious (yet not healthy) recipe and make it just as amazing, but healthy.
Insert one of our favorite meals when we want something with a bit of an Asian flair, Teriyaki Meatball Bowls. They are super simple to make, and you can even fit in a quick workout while the meatballs are cooking!
1 lb ground meat (I love pork for this!)
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
1 clove garlic
2 tbs fresh ginger
1 tsp liquid aminos (or soy sauce)
2 green onions
1 tsp fresh ground pepper
1/2 cup liquid aminos
1/4 cup honey
1/2 cup water
1 tbsp sesame or olive oil
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 tbsp fresh ginger
2 tbsp corn starch or arrowroot powder
1 tbsp seame seeds
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Place pork in a large bowl. Peel and grate the ginger, then add to the pork. Chop garlic and green onions before adding to the pork mixture. Next, add in the egg, liquid aminos, breadcrumbs and pepper. I mix it using my hands, it is more evenly distributed that way.
Cover a large baking sheet in foil (it makes cleanup a breeze). Roll the meat mixture into small meatballs, about 1 tbsp. This should make about 30 meatballs (or 15 if you make them jumbo like I do!). Bake meatballs in the oven for about 35-40 minutes, or until the outside are a golden brown.
While the meatballs are cooking, you will want to prepare the teriyaki sauce. In a medium saucepan, combine the liquid aminos, water, honey, oil, and apple cider vinegar. Peel and grate the ginger before also adding to the pot. Heat on low until the mixture is combined.
Dissolve the cornstarch in a little bit of water, just enough to form a liquid. Once poured into the pot, turn the heat up to medium high. Continuously stir the sauce, it should thicken as soon as it starts to simmer. Once the sauce has thickened, add the sesame seeds.
As soon as the meatballs have come out of the oven, place them in the sauce. I serve these delicious little gems over brown rice with a side of broccoli! For my fixers, four meatballs is 1 red, served with a side of rice and broccoli (1 yellow, 1 green).