I'm Christi, a Marketing & Branding Exec and Insta Chef. Here's the deal, I lost 90lbs, but I love food and eating, so I started cooking to reinvent my favorites into healthier alternatives. It's usually healthy, generally paleo-ish, sometimes Whole30. I will never be able to live without good cheese!

Lamb Meatballs with Roasted Garlic Spinach Sauce

Lamb Meatballs with Roasted Garlic Spinach Sauce

For The Lamb:
1lb. Ground Lamb
2 Tbsp. Chopped Mint
3 Tbsp. Chopped Italian Parsley
4 Garlic Cloves, crushed
½ tsp. Cumin
1/8 tsp. Cinnamon
Salt and Pepper
1/4 cup Almond Meal
1 Large Egg

For The Roasted Garlic Spinach Sauce:
1 Head Garlic
Olive Oil
1lb. Baby Spinach
1 Can Unsweetened Full-Fat Coconut Milk, refrigerated overnight
½ Tsp. Crushed Red Pepper
Salt & Pepper

For The Meatballs

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  3. Combine all of your ingredients together in a large bowl
  4. Form even sized balls (should make about 8)
  5. Bake for 17 minutes

For The Spinach Sauce

  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F
  2. Take your head of garlic and peel away some of the excess paper
  3. Cut about ¼ off the top of the head so you just see the top of the cloves
  4. Drizzle with olive oil
  5. Wrap in tinfoil and bake for about 40 minutes
  6. When ready to cook your spinach, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil
  7. Prepare an ice bath in a large bowl
  8. When water has come to a boil, cook spinach for 2 minutes
  9. Strain water out of spinach and move directly to ice bath
  10. After 3 minutes strain, removing any un-melted ice chunks and as much water as possible
  11. Open your coconut milk and place the solid milk in a blender, reserving the water to thin the sauce
  12. Add the spinach, roasted garlic cloves, crushed red pepper, salt and black pepper, and ¼ cup of coconut water to the blender
  13. Blend on high until incorporated, use coconut water to thin sauce if needed

Serve meatballs with spinach sauce, crushed red pepper, and extra chopped parsley

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