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Nutritional Recipes

30-Minute Vegetarian “Meatballs”

Written by COA Nutrition Team On October 16, 2020

With cauliflower, quinoa, brown rice, garlic, and spices. This SUPER versatile recipe makes a huge batch so you can stockpile them in your freezer for easy meals later!

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 cups cauliflower florets (roughly 1 head of cauliflower)
  • 3 cups cooked quinoa and/or brown rice (seasoned with garlic and salt)
  • 3/4 cups of a “dry ingredient” like oat flour, almond meal, breadcrumbs, etc.
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 heaping tablespoon spices (chili powder, paprika, and/or cumin will work)
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • enough olive oil to cover the bottom of a frying pan with a thin coating

DIRECTIONS

  1. Cook the cauliflower florets in a pot of boiling water for about 5 minutes, till fork-tender. Drain well.
  2. Pulse the quinoa and cauliflower through a food processor until semi-smooth (see pictures for texture). Transfer mixture to a large mixing bowl and combine with all other ingredients. Stir until everything is incorporated.
  3. Roll into small balls (about one heaping tablespoon per ball).
  4. Serve with any sauce you like, such as our Healthy & Delicious Marinara Sauce, salads, bowls, or freeze for later!

Tips of the Month MOBILE

Planning Ahead Tip of the Month

Build time-saving habits

There are plenty of little habits you can build while cooking that will make you more efficient. For example, rinse prep dishes as you go to make washing them easier or move them into the dishwasher as you’re working. You can also create a scrap bag or bowl where you discard skins, odd bits, or anything else you might throw away while cooking – this way you don’t have to lose your flow walking over to the trash can. A huge time-saver: prep bowls. Measure out your ingredients beforehand and set them out in prep bowls. That way, once it’s time to use them, you can just grab the bowl and pour.

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