Thursday, October 7, 2010

Healthy Meatball Hoagies (a recipe worth repeating)

Some of you may remember how I recently lost 30 lbs!  Well, I've been reading a lot of blogs where people are aiming for a similar goal...so I thought I'd share this yummy, healthy recipe with you!

I've posted it here before, but figured it's worth repeating!!!
(It's a favorite of ours from The Biggest Loser Family Cookbook)

Healthy Meatball Hoagies:
-Olive oil spray
-2 egg whites
-1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
-1/4 cup fat-free milk
-1/2 cup parsley
-1 Tablespoon minced onion
-1/2 teaspoon oregano
-1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
-1/4 teaspoon salt
-1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
-1 pound lean ground beef (but we usually use ground turkey because it's cheaper!)
-1 jar of sphagetti sauce
(note: Biggest Loser has a marinera recipe, but when we compared nutritional value to pre-made products like "Ragu" we noticed very little difference, so now we just use a pre-made jar and save on time!)

Preheat oven to 400*.  Lightly coat a large non-stick baking sheet with olive oil spray.

In medium bowl, mix together egg white, oats and milk with fork until well combined.  Add the parsley, onion, oregano, garlic powder, salt and crushed red pepper flakes and mix until combined.  Mix in the beef or turkey until well combined.

Make about 32 uniform meatball (each about 1 1/4" diameter--a little bigger than a ping pong ball).  Roll the balls with your hands and arrange, not touching, on the prepared baking sheet.  

Bake for 8-12 minutes, or until no longer pink inside.

This makes 4 (8 meatball) servings.

Wanna know the good news?!

8 meatballs are only 194 calories!!!!!!!  With about 26 grams of protein, 5 grams of fat and 2 grams of fiber!!!

Once you have the meatballs made, we like to let them simmer in spaghetti sauce on the stove.

Then we take (healthy, wheat) hoagie bread, toast it open-faced for about 7 minutes in the 400* oven.

But you can also put the meatballs and sauce over a bed of Rozoni Healthy Harvest pasta.  Both are delicious choices!!!



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5 comments:

Debbie said...

Grace, so many bloggers share wonderful recipes but they are usually high in calories. Thank you for sharing one that looks great but is lower in calories. I need to lose weight so I appreciate it. Nothing like stress to add a few pounds and stop exercising. But I'm back to exercising and appreciate the recipe.

Blessings and love,
Debbie

Shell said...

I love to see healthier recipes! I usually use ground turkey in things, too.

Ginger said...

Hey!! I just found you thru Grace King's blog. How fun to meet up again!
Gotta try these hoagies. They look amazing!

Ginger from Momys

Jerri said...

I love these! Looks yummy! Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites last week!

Hope you'll stop by again this week. I'm celebrating my blogiversary with a giveaway for a Presto Cool Touch Griddle!

keri said...

This recipe looks great. I think I can have some of these once a week so that I can still continue in my diet. This really looks delicious.
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