Keto Recipes - Created Date : 14.10.2019
Keto Meatballs With Mushroom Sauce
These Keto meatballs with mushroom sauce are crazy good and are so simple to make for the keto-lifestyle! In no time at all, you’ll have an amazing Keto meal that your entire family can enjoy! Plus, making meatballs together as a family is always a lot of fun!
Keto Meatballs with Mushroom Sauce
Trying to think of new recipes on the fly for dinner isn’t always the easiest. The good news? You can keep this keto meatballs recipe in your back pocket and make it with ease for any type of meal.
Keep it light during the evening and serve the keto meatballs with a salad or add it to some zucchini spiral noodles (a.k.a zoodles) for a “spaghetti” dinner that will give your taste buds a true treat. Your kids are sure to love this.
When you have the chance to make and eat meatballs, there’s really no wrong way to do it, right?
The main thing to keep in mind when preparing this dish is that you are cooking with a combination of pork and beef. There should be a good amount of fat content between those two types of meat that your meatballs shouldn’t be dried out or hard to chew (soft but sturdy meatballs are the best!)
When you’re cooking up the meatballs, remember to make certain that you’re cooking them thoroughly! Always cut one in half to check 100% they are cooked in the centre.
Ways to enjoy these gluten-free meatballs
How you decide to serve the gluten-free meatballs totally depends on the person eating the meatballs. Some like to eat them plain while others like to spice them up a bit! Adding a dab of hot sauce can really take these keto meatballs to a whole other level.
And if you want to really elevate their taste, pair them up with some steamed vegetables or even mashed cauliflower (plus with the delicious mushroom sauce, EVERYTHING truly tastes amazing!). CLICK HERE to see how I make mashed cauliflower – 4 ways.
Place all the ingredients into a large mixing bowl. Mix thoroughly with your hands, or a spatula.
Grab a golf ball size of the meatball mix, squeeze together, then form into a meatball shape. Continue until all the meatballs are prepared.
You can cook these keto meatballs two ways. 1) Fry gently in oil on all sides until cooked into the centre. 2) Bake in the oven at 180C/350F for 15 minutes (turning once so they brown all over) for 15 minutes, or until cooked into the centre.
In a small saucepan, gently fry the sliced mushrooms in oil until cooked and soft. Make sure any water that comes out from the mushrooms, evaporates. This just ensures a nice thick mushroom sauce, not too watery.
Add the cream cheese and the stock to the mushrooms and gently heat together whilst stirring. Gently heat until ALMOST boiling.
Serve the keto meatballs on a bed of zoodles, mashed cauliflower or spaghetti squash. Drizzle with mushroom sauce and enjoy.
I’ve just minced a large pork shoulder and made a batch of fathead sausage rolls. I cooked the leftover mince into a straight pork version of these meatballs and as I happened to find two fresh field mushrooms (yes… real ones… not the happy kind!) on my morning farm travels, I looked to Ditch the Carbs for sauce inspiration. Once again I’m not disappointed. Tea is planned! I converted to a low carb eating regime last June and have lost 22 kilo so far! Not quite to my target yet but oh so close! What’s not to love about cheese and fatty meat? Thank you Libby for wonderful recipes and ongoing inspiration!
Wow Karleen, this is amazing. You are a low-carb kitchen goddess! And what a result – 22kg gone, forever! The power of cheese and fatty meat, we live like Kings (just don’t tell everyone, they think we are deprived somehow when we ditch the carbs – ooooh no). Congratulations on such a wonderful result and transformation. (P.S. I’m super happy you love my recipes too).
Thanks for the great recipe Libby -making them now.
Just curious as mushrooms are really good at soaking up liquids, how much oil you used to cook mushrooms with as that will substantially add to the fat macro?
Fern there are large red buttons above every single recipe here. I calculate ingredients in grams (metric) and in cups so you can select which method you wish to cook by. ml = millilitres which are used by almost every other country in the world. So many of my US readers here are desperate for the States to catch up and modernise, but until then, I’ll continue to calculate it for you ??
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The Best Healthy Fast Food Options
Fast-food stores are plentiful and fast food has the reputation of being unhealthy, while an increasing number of large chains are adding more nutritious options to their menus.
Sockets that allow more customization of orders tend to have lower calorie or more feeder selections. However, there are currently healthy options on the menu of the largest fast-food chains.
In this article, we'll look at the overall calorie, fat and saturated fat content to find some of the healthiest options that seven big fast-food chains have to offer.
Note, however, that calories and fat are only two aspects of how healthy a meal is fed. If a person eats only fast food, it is not possible to get the necessary nutrients such as vitamins and fiber.
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One person can customize Subway sandwiches to choose healthy fillings.
Metro specialize in deli style sandwiches or "sub". As a person can customize every "sub", Subway can be one of the healthiest healthy fast-food chains.
Some of the best sandwich options are on the Subway's Fresh Fit menu. The 6-inch Turkey Breast sandwich with nine wheat bread contains 250 calories and 3 grams of fat, including 0.5 g of saturated fat.
A healthy vegetarian option, Veggie Delite in nine wheat bread. This "bottom" contains only 2 g calories, does not contain 2 g total fat and saturated fat. It also has one of the lowest sodium levels (salt) compared to other sandwiches.
Subway also offers salads that can be a low-calorie alternative to a sandwich. All salads include lettuce, tomatoes, spinach, onions, cucumbers, green peppers and olives.
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2. Taco Bell
Taco Bell is another great fast-food chain with a variety of healthy options. The ability to personalize each order allows people to choose more vegetable-like nutrients.
According to Taco Bell's website, three-quarters of its menus are under 500 calories. Some of the lowest calorie options are the Fresco menu, which uses regular sauce and cheese instead of vegetable based salsa.
One of the healthiest options is Chicken Soft Taco. Each taco contains about 170 calories, 8 g fat, containing only 3 g of saturated fat.
Bean Burrito is a vegetarian option containing 11 g fat, 380 calories, including 4 g of saturated fat.
Vegetarian options are lower in fat than meat options.
Chipotle is a Mexican-style chain that specializes in tacos and burritos. Similar to Subway and Taco Bell, Chipotle allows people to customize their meals to include healthy choices.
Healthy options are burritos or white rice instead of white rice. In a chicken bowl bowl containing fresh tomato salsa and brown rice, there are 415 calories, 13 g fat and 4 g saturated fat.
For a lower calorie, vegetarian option, people can choose a plate of bean curd, brown rice and a sofritas patty with lettuce. It contains 365 calories, 10 g fat and 1.5 g saturated fat. Adding sauce will increase the number of calories.
McDonald's had the reputation of being unhealthy, but they recently reaffirmed themselves to offer a variety of fresh and nutritious ingredients. Some of these changes may be cosmetics, while McDonald's has better options.
Fillet-O-Fish contains 390 calories and 4 g of saturated fat from 19 g of total fat. Bacon Ranch Grilled Chicken Salad contains only 320 calories and 6 g of saturated fat from a total of 14 g.
5. Burger King
Burger King is one of the largest burger chains in the United States, but has a limited number of healthy options. But some choices are a little healthier than others.
It contains a normal, simple hamburger, 10 g total fat, 3.5 g saturated fat, and 240 calories. Grilled Chicken Sandwich contains 470 calories, 3.5 g saturated fat and 19 g fat.
BK Veggie Burger can be a healthier option among these examples. Contains 2,5 g of saturated fat, 390 calories and 17 g of fat.
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Baked potatoes can be a healthy fast-food option.
Wendy is another common fast-food chain that allows people to personalize their orders to make their choices healthier.
The menu of the chain is not abundant in healthy options, but some meals are able to customize to lower the calorie content.
Salads are also available, and if a person chooses some of the half-size salad choices, they can stay below 500 calories.
With a few vegetarian options at Wendy's, Sour Cream and Chive Baked Potatoes