photo: My Flourless Kitchen

Sneak some extra veggies into your little one’s diet with this genius recipe from Erin of My Flourless Kitchen. If you don’t have a spiralizer, Erin recommends cutting your zucchini into quarters lengthwise and peeling off strips with a vegetable peeler (or you can find them pre-spiralized at some grocery stores).

For the meatballs:
10 ounces extra lean ground beef
1 egg
1 tbsp nutritional yeast
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp fennel seeds

For the zoodles:
4-5 zucchini
2 cups of tomato sauce

For the meatballs:
1. Combine all ingredients and form into small (golf-ball sized) balls.

2. In a saucepan over medium heat, brown the meatballs for a couple minutes on all sides.

3. Pour the tomato sauce over the meatballs and cover with a lid. Simmer for 20 minutes.

Instant Pot method:
1. Put the browned meatballs in the Instant Pot, cover with sauce and cook at high pressure for 10 minutes.

For the zoodles:
1. Using a spiralizer, make your zucchini noodles (zoodles).

2. Add them to your cooked meatballs and sauce and cook briefly, just enough to warm them.

Thanks to Erin for sharing this recipe with us—visit her at My Flourless Kitchen for more healthy, family-friendly recipes. You’ll love her take on paleo, low-carb and gluten-free eating.