Recipe Of The Week:

Paleo Meatballs...

There ain't no such thing as too many meatballs...

Ingredients
250g mince
1tsp salt
1/3 cup almond meal
3 cups baby spinach
1tsp dijon mustard (optional)
25g tomato paste
2tbs sage
1 sweet potato, medium
Olive oil

Instructions

Preheat a fan-forced oven to 180o Celsius/350o Fahrenheit.

Place spinach in a bowl and cover with boiling water,leave for 2 minutes before draining as much liquid as possible from the spinach. Chop well.

Place spinach in a bowl along with mince, salt, almond meal, mustard, tomato paste and sage. Combine well.

Roll into 2.5cm size balls and place on an oven proof baking tray lined with baking paper. Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes, or until browned
and cooked through.

Meanwhile, heat enough oil in a frying pan for deep frying. Peel sweet potato then slice into ribbons using a vegetable peeler.

Place a small handful of sweet potato ribbons in frying pan and fry for 2-3 minutes, or until slightly browned.

Remove from frying pan and place on a plate lined with paper towel to drain. Repeat with remaining sweet potato.
To serve, place sweet sweet potato ribbons on a plate and top with meatballs.

From the author of the paleo cookbooks.



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What is the Paleo Diet?

The Paleo diet (abbreviation for Paleolithic diet) is a diet which is inspired by the manner in which our ancestors ate. More specifically, it is inspired by our ancestors from the Paleolithic age (approximately 2,600,000 to 10,000 years ago).


Scientific research shows that the human genome has only evolved 0.01% in the most recent 10,000 years.

 

Our eating habits have however changed multiple times, now including many products that our 99.99% still Paleolithic genetic build-up was never supposed to eat! The basic assumption of the Paleo diet is that the by eating the foods that our body is supposed to eat, healthyness and quality of life increases.