Meatballs With Hidden Nutrition

By Deborah Harroun
Created January 10, 2017
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Veggie Meatballs

Do you have one of those kids who won’t touch a vegetable no matter what? If so, I totally can relate to you. My daughter will occasionally eat carrots, as long as there is lots of ranch dressing to dip them into. But vegetables at dinner time? Forget it. You can count on them being left on the plate.

Enter the Hidden Veggie Meatballs. Most kids like spaghetti and meatballs, right? Not only do you get to add those veggies into the meatballs for added nutrition, but the vegetables actually help to keep the meatballs moist. Making both kids and adults big fans.

You can serve these meatballs on top of spaghetti with marinara sauce, or serve them with different dipping sauces for the kids. Either way, they are getting some vegetables into their diets without even knowing it!

Gather up your ingredients: ground beef, bread crumbs, grated carrots, grated zucchini and an egg.


In a bowl, mix together all of the ingredients. Use a light touch so that the meat doesn’t get tough. I prefer to mix meat with my hands. I think that’s the easiest way to do it!


Form the mixture into 1-inch balls and place on a baking sheet.


Bake until the meatballs are cooked through, about 20 minutes. Dinner is served!