MeatballsThis Paleo meatball is that they do not have bread or eggs like that to bind them.  The meat will just naturally hold together.  This is the kid-friendly meatball, perfectly serve with zucchini spaghetti. 

 

In the Paleo meatballs recipe is using various essential oils. Cooking with essential oils actually helps to make cooking much easier and more flavorful. There’s always a place for herbs and spices – we need the variety of nutrients they offer! But sometimes, it’s just easier to add a drop or two instead of spending time chopping and slicing and preparing.

 

**Do not use essential oils that has not been approved for internal usage.**

Not all brand of essential oils are safe to ingestion. You may consult a qualified Aromatherapist.

 

Learn how cooking with essential oils safely (and deliciously!) can help you cook up nutritious concoctions in the kitchen. Combining nutritious foods with flavorful spices and herbs is a time-honored tradition and a beautiful picture of God’s design for the Abundant Life.  Extending this celebration to cooking with essential oils as well widens our appreciation for creation and all the goodness available at our fingertips.

Essential oil is a concentrated portion of its original source. Just like cinnamon sticks take up more space than cinnamon powder, the essential oil should be used in much smaller quantities than the whole substance.

We don’t quite have a hard-and-fast rule for substituting essential oils for whole herbs and spices, but a good rule of thumb is that a drop will replace a teaspoon and that you don’t need more than two drops for a full recipe.

 

Learn more about Aromatherapy and Essential OIls for Beginner’s Guide

 

 

Let’s look at 3 essential oils used n the Paleo Meatballs.

Oregano

Oregano is a fragrant herb that’s best known as an ingredient in Italian food.

However, it can also be concentrated into an essential oil that’s loaded with antioxidants and powerful compounds that have proven health benefits.

Oregano oil is the extract and, although it’s not as strong as the essential oil, it appears to be useful both when consumed or applied to the skin. 

Interestingly, oregano oil is an effective natural antibiotic and antifungal because it contains carvacrol and thymol, two powerful compounds with anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.   The benefits of Oregano oil may help you lose weight and lower your cholesterol levels.

 

Learn more about “The Benefits & Use of Oregano Oil”

 

Marjoram

Marjoram is a unique herb popular in many Mediterranean dishes.

It has long been used as an herbal medicine and contains several compounds that may offer health benefits.

Marjoram has been used in culinary dishes, imparting a unique flavor to soups, stews, dressings, and sauces.

In Germany, this herb is known as the “Goose Herb” for its traditional use in roasting geese.

In modern applications, Marjoram oil is valued for its calming properties and its positive benefits when used during a soothing massage. It also supports both healthy cardiovascular and immune systems when ingested.

Learn more about “The Benefits & Uses of Marjoram Oil”

 

Thyme

You’re probably familiar with thyme’s use as an herb and food seasoning. In addition to livening up the flavor of food, the thyme plant (Thymus vulgaris) is also the source of thyme essential oil.

Thyme oil has antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties. It’s commonly used as a preservative in foods, cosmetics, and toiletries. It can also be found as an ingredient in mouthwash.

The key benefits of Thyme essential oils help to boosts the immune system, fight infections, improves the respiratory, aids digestion inhibits fungal growth.

 

HOW TO MAKE JUICY PALEO MEATBALLS?

MeatballsMix all ingredients together well. Form into  1-1/2 inch balls like a football shape.

 

Heat oven to 350°F.  Put your meatballs in the oven for about 30 minutes at 375 degrees.  (You can brown all sides and cook thoroughly in a frying pan.). If you prefer your meatballs little brown, you can cook them at 450 degrees in the oven.

 

 

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Meatballs

Paleo Meatballs


  • Author: Jesslyn Lim
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 30 meatballs
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

The importance of this Paleo Meatballs is that they do not have to have bread or eggs or anything like that to bind them.  The meat will just naturally hold together.  This is the classic version.  You can also use 1 teaspoon of mint, with some paprika and some garlic and onion powder.


Ingredients

  • 1/2 kgs lean pork minced

  • 1/2 onion minced

  • 4 clove garlic minced

  • 8 water chestnut minced

  • 1/2 carrot  minced

  • 1/2 tablespoon dried mint

  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

  • fresh thyme leaves or 1 drop  doTerra Thyme essential oils

  • fresh oregano leaves or 1 drop doTerra Oregano essential oils

  • 1 drop doTerra Majoram essential oil

  • 1/2 teaspoon Himalayan salt

  • Pinch of pepper

  • 1 tablespoon Olive oil or Avocado oil


Instructions

  • Mix all ingredients together well into a big bowl.
  • Meatballs
  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.

  • Form the mixture of meatballs like football shapes. (You can use an ice cream scoop to portion out servings.)

  • Put your meatballs in the oven for about 30 minutes at 375 degrees.  (You can brown all sides and cook thoroughly in a frying pan.)

  • If you prefer your meatballs little brown, you can cook them at 450 degrees in oven.

  • Meatballs

Notes

This is a great basic meatball recipe.  These can also be cooked in the pan if you want to make them a little bit smaller.  Make the meatballs a 1/2 ounce to 3/4  of an ounce and brown them directly in the pan.  This works if you have something else going in the oven, or if you just want to cook in the pan and do not want to turn the oven on.

  • Category: Lunch / Dinner
  • Cuisine: Western

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 4 meatballs
  • Calories: 204
  • Sugar: 0
  • Fat: 19g
  • Saturated Fat: 0
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 3g
  • Fiber: 0.5g
  • Protein: 14g

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To Your Health Longevity & Vitality,

Jesslyn Lim

Integrative Nutrition & Life Coach | Aromatherapist

 

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