California Walnut Meatless Meatballs

California Walnut Meatless Meatballs

Explore the possibilities of plant-based goodness with these California Walnut Meatless Meatballs! These meatballs are made with nutritious ingredients such as walnuts, brown rice, roasted red peppers, and tomato paste. These ingredients provide healthy fats, protein, carbohydrates, and fiber to create a balanced dish that will leave you feeling satisfied. Additionally, these meatballs offer a lot of versatility in the kitchen as they can be served with pasta, eaten on a sandwich, or even added to salads! 

This recipe has a plethora of health benefits from the walnuts and brown rice, but it also packs a punch when it comes to disease prevention. Tomatoes contain lycopene—a carotenoid that gives tomatoes their vibrant red color and has various health benefits–which plays an integral role in the improvement of heart health, protection from the sun, and reduction in certain types of cancer. The incorporation of lycopene-rich foods, especially tomato-based products, have been shown to boost overall health. Due to the antioxidant properties found in tomatoes, lycopene is readily absorbed from tomato products. When food is readily absorbed by your body, it aids in gut health and digestion. Therefore, the correlation between lycopene, antioxidant powers, and tomatoes is strong, and researchers suggest that tomatoes can play a crucial role in the prevention of cancer and cardiovascular disease.

So, what are you waiting for? Whip these up for your next Meatless Monday and watch them disappear. With so many complex flavors and satisfying ingredients, you won’t even miss the meat!

Get the full recipe for California Walnut Meatless Meatballs by visiting our friends at California Walnuts.

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Pan Seared Pork Chops with Bourbon Peach Compote
Easy Chicken Curry
Pizza Stuffed Chicken

Meatball Parmesan Hot Dish

Meatball Parmesan Hot Dish

Looking for an affordable, no-fuss recipe that your whole family will love? Give this Meatball Parmesan Hot Dish a try. It requires only one dish and makes use of canned veggies and frozen meatballs for an inexpensive, pantry-friendly dinner. Jarred tomato sauce and diced tomatoes add a bright, tangy flavor, and pack in the nutrients. Lycopene, the plant compound that gives tomatoes their signature red color, is a powerful antioxidant shown to help prevent certain cancers, including prostate cancer. Get your daily dose of lycopene, along with vitamin C, potassium, iron, and fiber with this delicious Italian-inspired meal.

Frozen meatballs, jarred tomato sauced, canned carrots, green beans, and tomatoes combine with gooey mozzarella cheese and crispy tater tots to make this simple yet delicious recipe that is sure to become a favorite. It requires just 30 minutes in the oven, and virtually no prep time thanks to the use of frozen and canned foods. Did you know canned tomatoes actually have more lycopene than fresh? The cooking process enhances the compound and makes it more bioavailable, so you can feel good about using canned tomato products for your health. Your wallet and your body will thank you for making this affordable, nutritious meal, and your taste buds are sure to be excited by the classic Italian flavors. Weeknights can be busy, and it may feel impossible to get a healthy meal on the table, but this dish makes it easy. For the full recipe, visit our friends at Del Monte.

If you’re looking for other delicious recipes, check out some of our favorites:

Tomato Pesto Hummus
Swiss Chard Pecan Lasagna
Black Bean Corn Chili