Lunchbox meatballs

Stuck for a protein idea for the lunchbox? Look no further than this healthy meatball recipe. It's perfect for kids (and adults!).

homemade meatballs on plate
SERVES10
TIME TO MAKE45 - 1 hour
MEAL TYPEDinner
TIME TO MAKE45 - 1 hour
MEAL TYPEDinner

Method

  1. Heat oven to 225°C.
  2. Mix all ingredients together and knead until a little bit sticky.
  3. Roll into small bite sized balls and place on a lightly greased roasting tray.
  4. Roast in oven for approximately 15-20 minutes or until cooked through and browned.
  5. Remove from oven and serve hot or allow to cool on the tray.
  • 350 g
    beef, lamb or pork mince
  • medium carrots, finely minced
  • 1 clove
    garlic, crushed
  • egg
  • 1 cup
    dry wholemeal breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp
    fresh herbs, chopped (eg parsley, chervil, rosemary, thyme, oregano, basil, sage)
  • 1 tsp
    lemon zest, finely chopped (optional)
  • 2 tbsp
    tomato paste
Per serve
  • Energy
    422kJ
  • Total Fat
    2.8g
  • Saturated Fat
    0.8g
  • Total Carbohydrate
    9.6g
  • Sugars
    2.0g
  • Dietary Fibre
    1.2g
  • Protein
    10.0g
  • Sodium
    110mg