Lean Beef Spinach Meatball Pasta
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297 Calories
34 g Carbs
22 g Protein
8 g Fat
Total Time
2 servings

Delicious, quick, affordable, and healthy: those are the qualities I look for when I'm planning my diet. That's why I like incorporating meatballs into my weekly meal prep. Not only can I make them using different meats, but I can pack in a lot of delicious protein at a small cost with little hassle. Add your carb source and veggies, and you've got a certified muscle-building meal without breaking the bank.

meatballs Ingredients

  • 6 oz lean ground beef
  • ½ cup spinach
  • ¼ cup red onion, diced
  • 1 tbsp garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • 1 salt and pepper to taste

pasta Ingredients

  • ¼ cup spinach noodles
  • ⅛ cup marinara sauce
  • 1½ cup spinach
  • 5 tomato cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp low-fat parmesan cheese

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  1. Set oven to 405 degrees F.
  2. For added flavor, saute the red onions in a skillet using spray olive or coconut oil.
  3. Mix together ground beef, chopped raw spinach, red onion, garlic, and spices. Mix thoroughly using your hands until the spinach is completely mixed into the meat.
  4. Form two or three meatballs of roughly the same size using your hands. For accuracy, you can use a food scale to weigh and measure each portion.
  5. Place meatballs on a baking sheet and bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes.
  6. Cook pasta and stir in tomatoes, spinach, and cheese as desired.
  7. Mix in cooked meatballs and enjoy!

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