The Easiest Lentil Meatballs EVER!
One thing that I and I know a lot of others struggle with is deciding between eating healthy or super juicy delicious crave worthy food that you’ve been dreaming about for days. Anyone?…Anyone? But eating healthy doesn’t always have to be deciding between yummy and good for you.
Did you know that many times when someone eats but doesn’t feel satisfied its because their body is not getting enough nutrients. Your body needs a certain amount of nutrients and fuel each day but if you done give your body the right foods it will keep asking for more.
I’m a wannabe vegetarian/vegan because I know of the healthy benefits and all the other great reasons why its so awesome but I struggle with the accessibility in my location and let’s be honest…TACOS. When my husband wants meat or I’m out with friends how can I stick to the goals that I really want for myself without being excluded?
The answer…..(wow the suspense!)
Make eating meatless options easier than the other!
When it’s more convenient to eat healthier you’re more likely to do so. However, making it more convenient will require a little more prep upfront.
These meatless meatballs might be less convenient to make than just buying frozen store bought meatballs, but after they are made once, you can keep these little babies in the freezer and easily heat them up whenever your little heart desires.
Hmmm…. how convenient!
BTW lentils are your bestie when trying to shoot for a vegetarian/vegan meal. They are a protein powerhouse being the second highest vegetable based protein source and are loaded with fiber.
- 1 cup lentils
- 2 1/2 cup water or stock
- 1/4 cup wheat or oat flour
- 1 tbs garlic powder
- 1/2 tbs oregano
- 1/2 tbs basil
- 3 tbs Worcester sauce
- salt and pepper to taste
- Cook lentils over medium heat for about 15-20 minutes or until waters is absorbed and lentils are soft.
- Transfer lentils to a mixing bowl and mash while still warm. Mash for a paste consistency but leaving a few whole for texture.
- Add all other ingredients and mix well until combined
- Form small balls by rolling a few tablespoons between your hands. Cook until browned on all sides in a frying pan over medium low heat or bake for about 15 minutes at 350 degrees.