Protein packed Chicken meatballs

I know there has been so much wedding talk on the blog, but one of my all time favorite things to do is cook!

Regardless if we’re dieting or not, these meatballs are a staple in our house -they are absolutely delicious and so filling! We eat them with salad if we’re watching our carbs (pre-wedding diet) or with whole wheat pasta when we aren’t. We also eat them for a snack from time to time as they are the perfect size to take on the go.

They are super easy to make and are packed with protein and low in carbs.

Here’s what you will need:
500 grams of ground chicken (what ever fat percentage you would like)
1 red onion
2-6 table spoons of paprika (depending on how spicy you like them)
2-6 table spoons of cayenne pepper (depending on how spicy you like them)
1 egg white (you can add the yolk if you’d like, just be sure to add more oats)
60 grams of steel cut oats

First, mix the oats with the paprika and cayenne pepper, you can also add pepper and salt if you’d like.

Then dice the onion and add the onions to the mix and mix it all together.

Add the chicken and egg white -mix it all together.

Divide into what ever size you’d wish, I always make 16 balls out of a batch, usually enough to fit in the palm of m hand. If you’d like bigger/smaller, you’ll have to adjust the cooking time accordingly.

Bake in the oven for 40 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius.

For those interested, based on 16 balls the nutritional value is:

 Per ball
 Calories
 61
 Fat
 3 grams
 Carbs
 3 grams
 Protein
 9 grams
Enjoy!

 

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