Italian Meat LESS Balls (from residual juicing pulp solids)

Italian Meat LESS Balls (from residual juicing pulp solids)
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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 3
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 289.5
  • Total Fat: 11.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 84.4 mg
  • Sodium: 664.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 37.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 10.1 g
  • Protein: 15.4 g

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Introduction

These are the BEST meat LESS balls I have ever tasted. Can hardly wait for them to bake, they are that good!

Was searching for a good way to utilize the leftover solid pulp from morning juicing, and this is my most favorite recipe as these make a great main dish or snack. They freeze well, and are great tossed into a veggie stir fry, a pasta dish, a big pot of soup - or just plain in a take-along lunch. Try them plain, hot or cold, with a dipping sauce (tomato, fat-free sour cream, whatever), make them big and slice for a sandwich, you name it, I am still discovering great ways to enjoy these.

Used a reliable online nutrition calculator to compute the nutritional facts for both the liquids and solids (pulp) of juicing and am satisfied with the numbers. When drinking a big juice in the morning and enjoying these meat LESS balls for lunch and dinner, I see the number on the scales go down - so I am convinced these numbers are relatively accurate.

What a great way to see all that pulp that is left in the juicing machine after making that morning juice!
These are the BEST meat LESS balls I have ever tasted. Can hardly wait for them to bake, they are that good!

Was searching for a good way to utilize the leftover solid pulp from morning juicing, and this is my most favorite recipe as these make a great main dish or snack. They freeze well, and are great tossed into a veggie stir fry, a pasta dish, a big pot of soup - or just plain in a take-along lunch. Try them plain, hot or cold, with a dipping sauce (tomato, fat-free sour cream, whatever), make them big and slice for a sandwich, you name it, I am still discovering great ways to enjoy these.

Used a reliable online nutrition calculator to compute the nutritional facts for both the liquids and solids (pulp) of juicing and am satisfied with the numbers. When drinking a big juice in the morning and enjoying these meat LESS balls for lunch and dinner, I see the number on the scales go down - so I am convinced these numbers are relatively accurate.

What a great way to see all that pulp that is left in the juicing machine after making that morning juice!

Number of Servings: 3

Ingredients

    3 oz Goat Cheese, Semisoft
    1 tsp Garlic powder
    1 tsp Onion powder
    1 tsp Oregano, ground
    1 tbsp Basil
    0.50 tsp Salt
    1 serving Juice Pulp (Solids)
    1 large Egg, fresh, whole, raw

Tips

My favorite combination of fruits and vegetables for my morning juice, and thus the juice pulp solids that I use as a base for these meat LESS balls, is usually made up of a handful of fresh spinach leaves, two or three leaves of kale, an apple, a kiwifruit, two or three carrots, four medium strawberries and three stems of fresh broccoli. I have used other combinations of fruits and vegetables, and these meat LESS balls are just as tasty.

My juicer makes a fairly dry pulp solid, so I do not add any other ingredients to the mix in order to make a nice firm ball. If your juicer produces a less solid pulp, I might suggest adding bread crumbs or oatmeal to this recipe, and adjusting the calories/ingredients as appropriate.

Mine come out of the oven a light, crispy brown on the outside and moist but firm on the inside. They retain their shape well after cooling, and freeze well.


Directions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Meanwhile, add dried herbs to approximately two cups of reserved juicing pulp, and stir with a fork until well blended. Add the cheese and an egg, and mix well.

Form into walnut sized balls and place on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.

Bake for 15 minutes, then roll the balls over and bake for another 15 minutes.

Remove from oven.

These are great served plain or with a sauce, hot or cold.

Healthy and extremely filling.

Serving Size: 6 meat LESS balls

I generally get 12 to 15 balls out of each batch of approximately 2 cups of juicing pulp solids.

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