Nutrient dense and fresh, this recipe is a great excuse to fire up the grill this summer. Add a side salad, and you have the perfect meal. These Low FODMAP Lamb Meatballs with a side of Grilled Eggplant is a fabulous combo that you’ll want to make again and again!
Load-up your low FODMAP plate with powerful nutrients! Lamb is a great source of iron and B12, and eggplant contains unique nutrients like nasunin, a potent antioxidant (that is literally brain-food!), and chlorogenic acid, which is one of the most potent free radical scavenger and cancer fighters. While you can get eggplant year round, they’re at their best when in season from August to October. These Low FODMAP Lamb Meatballs with Grilled Eggplant are easy to make and will quickly become a favorite recipe. They’re great for lunch or dinner and perfect for anyone with digestive sensitivities.
What You’ll Need:
1 lb organic ground lamb
1 large egg
1 teaspoon coriander
1 teaspoon cumin
Sea salt & pepper to taste
1 large eggplant (or 2 smaller)
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon gluten-free tamari sauce
1 container mixed greens
2 tablespoons Fody Food Co salad dressing
What You’ll Do:
- Start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
- Add the ground lamb, egg, coriander, cumin, and salt & pepper to a bowl and mix with a fork until well combined
- Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper
- Then, roll the meat into 2 inch balls (you should get about 12!) and place these in rows on the prepared baking sheet
- Bake in the oven for about 15 minutes or until the outside is browned
- For the salad, add the mixed greens to a bowl and toss with 2 tablespoons of Fody Foods Co low FODMAP dressing of choice (keep in the fridge until ready to eat)
- Meanwhile, slice your eggplant into 1/2 inch slices, lengthwise
- Brush the slices of eggplant with olive oil and tamari, and season with salt & pepper
- Grill for approximately 5 minutes on each side (depending on thickness!)
- Serve meatballs on a plate with grilled eggplant and simple salad!
Make this fabulous low FODMAP recipe your own! Here are a few fun suggestions:
- Try using a different meat like organic, grass-fed ground beef or organic ground turkey
- Add some fresh cilantro or mint to the meatball mixture
- Try a different grilled vegetable like zucchini, yellow squash, or red bell peppers
- Use a different green for your salad like arugula, spinach, butter lettuce
- Add some feta or goat cheese to your salad
And for dessert, try these fabulous low FODMAP Ice Pops! Delicious and nutrient rich low FODMAP dinner ideas don’t have to be hard! Think of the foods you CAN enjoy (like these low FODMAP Lamb Meatballs with Grilled Eggplant) instead of the ones you can’t. Change Your Meals, Change Your Life!
Makes 12 Meatballs
41 calories, 3.3 grams fat, .8 grams carbohydrates, 0 gram fiber, 1 gram sugar, 4.7 grams protein