Recipe: Healthy Meatballs

Warm these meatballs and store them in a thermos for the kids to enjoy a warm lunch on a school day. They freeze really well too!

Makes 30 | Prep time: 10 mins | Cooking time: 15 mins


500g good quality sausages, ensure they’re preservative free
2 cups vegetables, I used a mix of carrot, celery and kale
1 small onion diced
1/2 bunch basil, woody stalk removed
400g tin tomato or passata
2 tbsp Italian herbs
2 tbsp tomato paste
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup water

Method of preparation:

Step 1: Place a large frying pan over a medium heat and pull the sausage meat out of the casing and roll in to meatballs. Then place in to the pan and brown.

Step 2: Meanwhile, blend all the other ingredients until a thick sauce is formed, this will take a few minutes.


Step 3: Cover the browned meatballs with the sauce and allow it to cook for 15 minutes or until they meatballs are cooked through.

To store:

As long as your sausages are fresh, these store great in the freezer for a month, or in the fridge for a few days. You can even make this one in to a meal by adding some extra water to form a soup or a few spoonful’s of pasta.

A Healthy Mum Nutritional Tip:

Where you can, add extra vegetables to the kids foods. This recipe blends the vegetables and adds it’s sweetness through the use of balsamic vinegar rather than a store bought version that uses sugars and preservatives to achieve flavour.

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Stacey is a mum-of-one who is dedicated to developing and sharing healthy and easy-to-make recipes that the whole family can enjoy. She is currently studying to be a nutrition coach with a major emphasis on nutrition for mothers and children.

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