Asian Meatball Zoodle Bowl (Gluten-Free, Paleo)

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Bowls and meatballs are pretty much always a good idea, so we created this Paleo Asian meatball zoodle bowl recipe. You will love this simple and clean combo for an easy dinner or meal prep lunches.

These Asian meatballs are easy to throw together, with just a few simple ingredients. You mix everything up in a large mixing bowl with your hands and then form the mixture into meatballs. We like to bake ours in the oven because it’s pretty quick and fuss free.

Further Food Nutritionist Commentary:

If you follow a Paleo diet this Asian meatball zoodle bowl is a great dish for you! It is loaded with 58 g protein per serving and has only 18 g of carbs - 3 of which are fiber! The zoodles contribute 15% of your daily potassium needs, making this a perfect post-workout meal due to its high protein and potassium content!

By Liz Lederman
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Asian Meatball Zoodle Bowl (Gluten-Free, Paleo)

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Servings: 4

Ingredients

For the sauce:
1/2 cup coconut aminos
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon raw honey
1 teaspoon ground ginger
2 teaspoons garlic, minced (about 3-4 cloves)
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon tapioca starch (or arrowroot flour)

For the meatballs:

2 pounds ground turkey (or ground chicken)
4 green onions, diced (plus more for garnish)
1 tablespoon avocado oil

For the zoodles:

4 zucchini, spiralized into noodles
1 tablespoon avocado oil
salt and pepper, to taste
sesame seeds (for garnish)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400° F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place all of the sauce ingredients, except for the tapioca starch, in a small bowl or jar and whisk.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine ground turkey, green onion and 1/2 the sauce mixture. Use your hands to mix and form into golfball-sized balls. You can use a small ice cream scoop if you have one. You should make about 25 balls.
  4. Place the balls on parchment lined baking sheet and transfer to oven to bake for 20 minutes.
  5. Turn zucchini into noodles using a spiralizer. Just about 5 minutes before the meatballs are set to be done, heat up zoodles in a skillet over medium heat on the stove. Add 1 tbsp avocado oil and season with sea salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Also, heat up the extra sauce in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add in 1/2 tsp of tapioca starch. Simmer for 4-5 minutes, stirring frequently until the sauce is slightly thickened.
  7. Once meatballs are done, serve over zoodles. Spoon sauce over everything and garnish with more green onion and sesame seeds if you’d like.

 

Preheat oven to 400° F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Place all of the sauce ingredients, except for the tapioca starch, in a small bowl or jar and whisk. In a large mixing bowl, combine ground turkey, green onion and 1/2 the sauce mixture. Use your hands to mix and form into golfball-sized balls. You can use a small ice cream scoop if you have one. You should make about 25 balls. Place the balls on parchment lined baking sheet and transfer to oven to bake for 20 minutes. Turn zucchini into noodles using a spiralizer. Just about 5 minutes before the meatballs are set to be done, heat up zoodles in a skillet over medium heat on the stove. Add 1 tbsp avocado oil and season with sea salt and pepper to taste. Also, heat up the extra sauce in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add in 1/2 tsp of tapioca starch. Simmer for 4-5 minutes, stirring frequently until the sauce is slightly thickened. Once meatballs are done, serve over zoodles. Spoon sauce over everything and garnish with more green onion and sesame seeds if you’d like.  

Nutrition Information

Per Serving: Calories: 417; Total Fat: 20 g; Saturated Fat: 1 g; Monounsaturated Fat: 6 g; Polyunsaturated Fat: 2 g; Cholesterol: 43 mg; Sodium: 675 mg; Potassium: 526 mg; Carbohydrate: 18 g; Fiber: 3 g; Sugar: 14 g; Protein: 58 g

Nutrition Bonus:

Vitamin C: 18%; Vitamin A: 41%; Iron: 4%; Calcium: 2%

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