Every New Year I set goals - not resolutions - benchmarks I want to hit in different areas of my life.
And in the realm of nutrition, I wanted to test my food sensitivities.You see, I've been eating Clean now for over 2 years, following the 80/20 rule most of the time, sometimes 90/10. I've cut out all dairy aside from yogurt & cheese. But now I want to discover if I have more food sensitivities than I know.
You see, I've always had sensitive acne prone skin. In high school I was on acutane. When I was pregnant, my breakouts were AWFUL!!! And even now, with my super clean diet, I still breakout. I've done everything the dermatologists have recommended, and I've boiled it down to food allergies/intolerances or hormones.
So now it's time to rule out food groups. Gluten & dairy free for 30 days!!!
I know...sounds like torture for a foodie like me.
But if it helps me to be my best self, than its worth a shot!!
So here's my first attempt at a gluten and dairy free meatball. I usually use wheat bread soaked in milk as part of my meatball mix. But not here!! And everyone LOVED them! In fact, I hardly have any left for my lunch tomorrow. Ha!
A good problem to have I guess.
So give them a try this week. I hope you love them as much as we do!
Gluten and Dairy Free Turkey Meatballs
1 tablespoon of olive oil
1 lb of ground turkey (I found organic on sale)
1 large egg
1/2 medium onion, grated (or use your food processor)
2 cloves of garlic, minced ( I have a garlic press I love)
1 tsp himalayan salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
1 tsp dried oregano
1/4 cup almond flour
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil and parchment paper for easy clean up.Add the garlic, onion and spices to a large mixing bowl.
Then add the almond flour and egg. Mix thoroughly with a fork until well combined.
This allows for an even distribution of all of the flavors. This is the secret to a perfectly seasoned meatball. Yum!
Now form them into golf ball sized meatballs. Heat 1 T of olive oil in a nonstick skillet over medium heat.
Brown them evenly on all sides and transfer to the cookie sheet.
Don't they look yummy?????
Add the meatballs to your favorite sauce, or eat them just as is.
I roasted off some spaghetti squash earlier in the day as a simple gluten free substitute to pasta. Plus, it gives me a ton more servings of veggies for my day!
Now that's a delicious bowl of gluten and dairy free spaghetti and meatballs. Yummo! Enjoy!!