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BBQ Meatballs

Here’s a wonderful protein-packed snack recipe. The addition of homemade BBQ sauce takes these meatballs from regular to extraordinary. Enjoy as a power snack or throw a couple on a pile of greens for a light meal. Makes: 18

Here’s what you need…

    2 beaten eggs
    1/2 cup blanched almond flour
    1/4 cup flax meal
    1/2 cup onion, finely minced
    2 Tablespoons coconut milk, canned, full fat
    1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
    1/4 teaspoon black pepper
    12 oz ground cooked ham
    12 oz ground raw pork
    1/3 cup coconut crystals
    2/3 cup organic, no-sugar-added ketchup
    3 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
    2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

    In a large bowl combine eggs, almond flour, flax meal, onion, coconut milk, Dijon, and pepper. Add ground ham and ground pork; mix well. Shape into 18 balls, using about 1/4 cup mixture for each ball. Place ham balls in a lightly greased 2-quart rectangular baking dish.
    In a bowl combine coconut crystals, ketchup, vinegar, and Dijon. Stir until the coconut crystals dissolve. Pour a spoonful over each ham ball.
    Bake, uncovered, in a 350 degree F oven about 35 minutes or until done. Transfer ham balls to a serving platter and enjoy!

Nutritional Analysis: One meatball equals: 122 calories, 7g fat, 293mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate, 1g fiber, and 9g protein

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