Spinach-stuffed meatballs with zoodles is a healthy dinner recipe you should add to your food prep rotation this weekend!
I don’t really ever make New Years resolutions. The one year I did was in 2010, when I made the decision to drink more water. It’s weird, because I can’t really ever remember drinking much water before that. I drank a lot of diet soda. And diet soda with rum. But water? Not so much. So I bought a giant jug for water, filled it up every day, and made sure I finished it.
To this day, I’d say I drink at least 100 oz of water daily. Pretty successful if you ask me. There hasn’t been a resolution set since then. But this year, I set the bar really high for myself.
I am determined to stop saying ‘LOL’ at the end of all my text messages.
Seems like a difficult feat, I know. But I have the utmost faith in myself—mostly because the ‘joy’ emoji is on my favorites list.
In all seriousness, I am being completely serious and calling out the Millennial in myself for even speaking that resolution out loud. But I’d like to know—do you have any New Years resolutions you’re trying to fulfill come January?
So many people set resolutions to lose weight or eat healthier. Which I love LOVE love to see! But I also want to make sure that you can carry out those resolutions to the end of the year, and beyond. Like, for the rest of your life. So you can grow old and wrinkly but also happy and healthy.
What do you need to do that? Easy recipes like this. I promise you—all you’re going to see from me for the rest of [the] eternity [of this blog] is easy recipes. Because as busy as I am, that’s all I have time to do. And I think you’re on the same page. Amiright?
This spinach-stuffed meatballs with zoodles recipe is easy to food prep on the weekend, and reheat for dinner throughout the week. Or lunch. Or breakfast, if that’s your kinda thing. Just make the meatballs on Sunday, then spiralize and saute your zoodles whatever night you wanna eat them! I’ll even let you find a good store-bought pasta sauce (as long as it doesn’t have any sugar in it), to make your life just that much easier. But if you have a little bit of extra time, you can make this pasta sauce on Sunday, too!
And if you really wanna get crazy, you can check out a ton of other ways to food prep on Sunday with my meal plan and food prep guides. Because us crazy parents need to stick together and make our own lives easier.
Spinach-Stuffed Meatballs with Zoodles
Yield 20 meatballs
- 20 oz lean ground beef (I use 93/7)
- 1 big handful spinach, chopped
- 1 egg
- ½ cup panko
- ¼ teaspoon cayenne
- ½ teaspoon garlic salt
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a metal baking pan.
- Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl.
- Roll meatballs into approximately 1 oz sizes or smaller, and place on pan.
- Bake for 25 minutes. Remove from oven, let cool and eat fresh or store until needed (approximately 4 days).
Serving Size 1 meatball
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 2 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 27 mg
Sodium 52 mg
Total Carbohydrates 1 g
Protein 6 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Tell me, what are your resolutions for the New Year?