Fast Food Challenge

Asian Themed Meatballs, Veg and Noodles

Asian Themed Meatballs, Veg and Noodles

Fast Food – As we know it is without debate horrendous for you – filled with fat, salt and chemicals and low on nutrients.  But what if we redefined “Fast Food” to mean great tasting food, high in nutrient content and needing minimal preparation?  I challenge you to consider your options and realize you have so many resources!

If you have a “Fast Food” recipe you’d like to share, speak up here!

This was a quickie meal pulled together in less than 20 minutes and delicious as leftovers!

  • Low Sodium Tamari or Soy Sauce
  • 2 tsp of fresh minced ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • a splash of sesame oil (and I mean a splash, not a cannonball!)
  • 1 tsp of honey
  • red chili flakes (to taste)
  • 1 Lb package of meatballs
  • 1 cup of cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 cups of fresh spinach leaves, rinsed and torn
  • 1/2 box of Pasta = 4 servings (I used spagetti because that’s what I had on hand, but to make it more Asian and to vary your carb source try soba (buckwheat) or rice noodles)
  • Juice of one lime (to taste)

1) Combine Tamari through chili flakes and pour over the meatballs (marinate for an hour.)

2) Boil the water and cook pasta according to the package directions.

3) Sautee the onion with a small bit of sesame oil over medium heat; add the meatballs, marinade and tomatoes. Cook for about 8 minutes and add the spinach.  Continue cooking until the meatballs are cooked through about 8 more minutes.

4) Drain the pasta and return it to it’s pot.  Toss the meatball and veggie mixture into the pasta and toss until well-combined. Squeeze a little lime juice over the mix and “Dig In!”

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