I was so happy when I realized I did not have to stop eating meatballs just because I could not tolerate gluten and grains. I am blown away by how good they taste and trust me, you will not even know the difference. Why eat the gluten, which a glue like protein, when you can make them gluten free? Gluten, for many causes headaches, digestive upset, sleep issues and inhibits the thyroid.
I finally have my thyroid working properly and there is no way I am putting gluten in my body. I guess I am lucky because I am intolerant to gluten but for many it is a choice. Look for physical and emotional imbalances when you consume gluten. For many, it may be a rash while another person has hormonal imbalances.
For me, I found my life changed when I gave up gluten and grains. I have an autoimmune and grains were inflaming my body leading to poor sleep, endocrine issues and digestive upset (I will leave out the gory details).
Try my favorite Paleo meatballs and fall in love!
PALEO CHICKEN, OR TURKEY MEATBALLS[Makes 3-4 servings] – Adapted from EverydayMaven.com
- 3/4 cup parsley, coarsely chopped
- 3 medium cloves garlic
- 1/4 cup almond meal
- 1 egg
- 1 pound chicken, turkey, or beef
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
Preheat oven to 350° F.
Combine together the coarsely chopped parsley and garlic. Add almond flour, egg, and meat to the bowl, and mix well with your hands. Then add salt and pepper, and mix until thoroughly combined.
Drop tablespoon-sized balls of the chicken mixture onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake meatballs for 20 to 25 minutes. Serve warm with no sugar marinara sauce or with your favorite vegetable.
If you are looking to go gluten and grain free, contact me and I would love to share with you what has worked for me.