These paleo aip meatballs are flavorful, healthy, and loaded with lots of good-for-you ingredients! Try these out for a decent helping of vegetables when you don’t love the taste of vegetables. In addition to the amount of vitamins/minerals in these, turmeric and coconut are used for their anti-inflammatory properties. Healthy, not much work, and taking less than 30 minutes, this recipe makes for a quick paleo aip (autoimmune protocol compliant) main dish.
Batch Cooking with AIP Meatballs
Please note that these meat patties can be cooked in batches, frozen, and reheated. However, they taste much better fresh (or within a few days after refrigerating). If re-heating, make sure to add a bit of water before microwaving/heating on the stove top.
Paleo Autoimmune Protocol (AIP)
Curious what AIP means? After I got diagnosed with multiple autoimmune diseases, eventually I gave up on conventional medicine and medications. Shortly after, I began what was known as Paleo AIP. Paleo AIP is pretty much a stricter version of the paleo diet. However, additional foods are removed that could cause inflammation among those with weaker immune systems. Learn more here. If you’re interested in recipes that are strictly AIP, check out my paleo AIP recipes.
One of the most common comments I get about Paleo AIP is that there is no way it can be maintained regularly. That’s the beauty of it, you continue on it until your body feels healed. At that point, many taper off of it, into just a healthier diet in general. However, some may find that there were certain food triggers for their symptoms and choose to continue to avoid those. It took me about six months to feel better! But, I didn’t realize I had other contributing factors to my health issues, so it may have worked a lot sooner if I’d known. Either way, being on that strict of a clean diet, you learn so many healthy ways to add flavor to your food that you never would of imagined. There’s really nothing to lose!
Enjoy! Here’s to regaining our sparkle together,
Hidden Veggie Paleo Meatballs
- 1 large or 2 small zucchini
- 3-4 carrots peeled
- 6-8 garlic cloves peeled
- 2 lbs turkey or beef
- 2 eggs for AIP substitute ½ cup mushed ripe plantain
- 1 medium onion minced
- 2 teaspoons sea salt
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- ½ cup coconut oil divided
- Fresh cilantro chopped (optional)
- Coconut aminos optional
- Cut zucchini and carrots into large chunks. Add zucchini, carrots, and garlic cloves into a food processor. Blend until only very small pieces remain. Set aside.
- Melt ¼ cup of the coconut oil over low heat in a large frying pan.
- Add ground turkey, eggs (or plantain), onion, sea salt, and turmeric to a large bowl. Squeeze the liquid out of the vegetable mixture and add contents to the large bowl as well. Stir until evenly mixed.
- Form contents into large meat patties (or smaller meatballs if desired). Fry about 5 meat patties in coconut oil. Remove to cool. Fry 5 more. Melt remaining coconut oil. Repeat until all patties are fried.
- Serve topped with fresh chopped cilantro, sprinkled with sea salt, and with coconut aminos for dipping.
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