It’s another Monday, friends! This week I have two main goals: eat some tasty meatballs and focus on getting some more veggies in my life. I used to eat a ton of veg but lately I feel like I’ve been slacking and I just haven’t felt as good. So, I prepped some meatballs for lunch, with my usual veg, and I’ve prepped veg for the week and bought some extra fruit as well to mix more of that in. I’m choosing to focus on adding things into my typical eating pattern instead of taking things out and I’ve set myself up pretty well, I think!
Let’s take a look at what’s prepped for the week:
- meatballs – I was in the mood for meatballs this week and these have absolutely not disappointed. I used the ground pork I got in my ButcherBox and added some ginger, green onion, and used a storebought sauce to finish them off. I made them bite-sized because they just make me smile and some weeks you just need that.
- rice – I don’t know if you’ve noticed but I typically lean more towards quinoa than rice. I personally prefer the texture of quinoa, but I’m also just not great at cooking rice. I did it this week though, and it came out pretty well!
- roasted veg – y’all know I love some roasted veg. I went with broccoli and carrots this time!
- other veg – I’ve also got some red pepper and green beans prepped in the fridge to be added to snacks and dinners. I know I’m more likely to eat it if it’s something I can grab and eat, so I’ve made it easy.
These meatballs take a little bit of time if you make them as small as I did, but they’re a tasty lunch!
makes 5 servings
- 1 lb ground pork
- 1.5″ piece of ginger
- 1/2 bunch green onions
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1 Tbsp soy sauce
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
- 1-1.5 cups sauce – I used a sesame garlic sauce from wegmans, but use whatever sounds good to you!
- rice, for serving
- roasted veg, for serving
How to do it
- prep: preheat the oven to 400*. line a large baking sheet with tin foil and set aside
- make the meatball mixture: thinly slice the green onions and place in a large bowl. grate the ginger into the bowl as well
- in the large bowl, add the pork, pepper, soy sauce, egg, breadcrumbs. mix with your hands until well combined
- shape and bake: shape the pork mixture into balls. I made small ones using about 1.5 tsp of the mixture per ball. place on the prepared baking sheet and bake for about 10 minutes, longer for larger meatballs, or until the internal temperature is 145*
- enjoy: mix with the sauce and let cool before storing in an airtight container