The bf would definitely mount a protest if I filled every slot on the meal plan with a soup-like dish. But this one seems to satisfy us both.
To be completely frank, I was staring at the contents of my freezer seeking inspiration for the upcoming week's menu when I noticed some frozen meatballs lurking about. In the past, my go-to use for meatballs is primarily a way to make red sauce special. However, with the diet in full force, I am trying to reduce the percentage of calories that come from carbs. This recipe fit the bill exactly.
Tweaks to the recipe: (2 meal-sized portions, 4 - 6 sides)
source: Tracey's Culinary Adventures
- 10 frozen meatballs
- 5 c chicken broth
- 1 c water
- 4 carrots, sliced to 1" pieces
- 1 bunch kale, stems removed and torn
- 2 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
- salt, to taste
- parmesan rind
- 4 oz pasta, dry
According to online recipe nutrition calculators this dinner weighed in at ~500 cal/serving. It could easily be reduced to 350cals by reducing one meatball per serving and eliminating the pasta completely.
Note: I made this twice, once with a cheese rind and once without. The first was definitely better.