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Sweet and Spicy Meatballs and Hash with Creamy Dill Dip

Quirky face and a yummy dish.

Quirky face and a yummy dish.

Ah, breakfast. Is it still the most important meal of the day?  Sure! It gets us moving, fuels us up for the day and is generally a meal that I dream about even though it is usually eaten on the go. In fact, breakfast, lunch and snacks for me are typically pre-packed and taken along for my daily ride.  

This is a prefect meal to prep on Sunday for breakfast, or lunch, Monday through Wedneaday. Wednesday night, I'll make one more batch to finish the week with an extra one for my hubby or munchkin to have. 

Some weeks are more successful than others when it comes to healthy meal prep; and the rest of life for that matter.  This past weekend, my husband was sick and he was in class Sunday, so I didn't have the time I wanted to prep clean meals.   I had some recipes I wanted to try, but had to accept that sometimes things just don't happen the way we want. Just breathe and let it go. To compensate, my lunches this week were a play on last weeks salad Nicoise. Which turned into something totally awesome that I will share with you later on this week. I love it when you just keep pushing through and things turn out for the better. 

Husband is better now. Kid is happy, most of the time... 😬😱😛😞🤗😘😇😡 ... Seriously, my kid showed me all sides of her personality in the 12 minute drive to school this morning. #toddlerlife

This is a totally awesome meal that I'm so excited to share. I hope you enjoy and share with your loved ones. Xoxo. #eatingcleancookingdirty

Tools to Invest In

Large silicon muffin trays, usually come in 6-cup tray. These babies are awesome, dishwasher safe and super easy to clean. #nomoregreasing http://amzn.to/260B916 

Peeler with teeth. This guy fits in the palm of your hand, requires no assembly and is also easy to clean all the while making beautiful little noodles.  http://amzn.to/1SaJibZ

Ingredients 

  • 1/2 lbs. Ground Beef
  • 1/2 lbs. Ground Meat (Lamb, Pork or Turkey)
  • 1/4 Cup Honey
  • 1 Sweet Onion, Diced
  • 2 Tablespoons Parsley, Finely Chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Pepper
  • 1/8 Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper

Instructions 

Pre-heat oven to 400. 

In a sauté pan, heat 2 tablespoons of oil or butter over medium heat. Sauté onions until translucent and are beginning to brown, about 8 minutes. Turn stove off and leave onions in pan to cool. 

In a bowl, combine meat, honey, salt, pepper and cayenne. Using your hands because there is no better tool, combine well. Add parsley and onion, using a fork this time because the onions are probably still hot, mix well so they are evenly dispersed through the meat.  

In a 12-cup muffin tray (or two 6-cup), I suggest purchasing silicon muffin trays, best investment ever, make 9 meat balls, placing one in each cup.  

Bake in the oven for about 40 minutes or until they begin to brown.  

While they are cooking... Make Hash! 

Ingredients 

  • 3 Carrots, Peeled
  • 1/2 Sweet Potato, Grated on the large hole part of a cheese grater
  • 1 Shallot, Diced  
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Pepper
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Garlic Powder

Instructions

Using a peeler with teeth, make "noodles" with the three carrots. If you don't have one, just grate them with the sweet potato.  

In a medium to large sauté pan, heat oil and butter together over medium heat. Add shallot and sauté until translucent. Add carrots, sweet potato, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Sauté for another 8-10 minutes or until the mixture begins to brown.  

Remove from heat. Divide hash into 3 portions. In three small container, put equal portions hash plus three meatballs. Cover and put in fridge until ready to eat.  

Creamy Dill Dip 

Easy way or less easier way?  I've done this both ways.   

Step 1, make mayo or buy paleo friendly mayo

Step 2, in a food processor mix: 

  • 1 Cup Mayo
  • Juice of 1 Lemon
  • 2 Tablespoons Dill, Chopped
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Pepper
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • Pinch of Cayenne (optional) 

Mix well, then portion out into three small containers, one for each meal.  

Enjoy!!