With some easy advance prep, this is a Whole 30 compliant / Paleo meal that comes together quickly. The cast:
- Nom Nom Paleo’s Asian meatballs (made more multi-cultural by replacing the cilantro with parsley and omitting the fish sauce);
- A homemade or otherwise sugar-free marinara (this is the recipe I use);
- Zucchini noodles made with this nifty spiralizing tool.
One yummy, tasty, Whole30 dinner!
For the side dish: Roasted cauliflower from Simply Recipes – to make it Whole30 compliant, skip the Parm but sprinkle the cauliflower with garlic salt and Italian seasoning mix.
Make sure the seasoning mix is sugar free, corn free, etc. Better yet, make your own. You can find plenty of recipes, but in a pinch, just throw together some dried basil and oregano in generous portions, some garlic powder, and then a little rosemary, thyme, and/or marjoram, if you’ve got ’em.
How to make this an easy, throw-together weeknight meal: Make up a whole batch (or two) of the nom nom meatballs on your day off, and keep them in the freezer in serving-size packs. Four per person works nicely in our house. Make up a batch (or two) of that easy marinara sauce, and freeze it in one- or two-cup units. Cut up the cauliflower the night before, if you want to save that time. Then everything comes together quickly at the last minute!
And — did I mention — yummy?
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