Hoisin Asian meatballs

This is another post from a recipe from damn delicious. If you have spent any time on that blog, you know why I’m frequently trying her dishes!

I made these meatballs for a weeknight dinner. We had steamed coconut buns and stir fried veggies to go with them.

To make the meatballs, you put the ground beef into a bowl with the sesame oil, panko, ginger, egg and garlic. I didn’t have green onions and didn’t think that warranted a trip to the grocery store (don’t make this same error- get the green onions!).

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After the meat is all mixed up, the meatballs are formed. Mine were a bit bigger than the recipes.

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While the meatballs cook in the oven, the sauce is made. All that is required is to combine the hoisin, rice vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic and ginger. I doubled the recipe and used some for my veggies too.

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When the meatballs come out of the oven, they are served and topped with the sauce. The recipe also says to garnish with green onion. See above.

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Although it doesn’t look that pretty, this was an incredibly tasty meal!

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Smoothies

A healthy snack I like to give to Chloe is a smoothie. It is a good way to sneak in veggies she would otherwise not eat. Usually, I just find leftover fruits and grab some spinach from our garden. Today, I used a half eaten banana that I had thrown into the freezer, frozen strawberries that Chloe didn’t finish one day and some strawberries. I threw in some plain Greek yogurt, spinach and prune juice. She also had a half eaten packet (the puréed fruits and veggie ones you can get at the grocery store) that I put in. It was squash and pear.

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Once it’s all blended up, I usually make Popsicles with it and the rest goes to Chloe.

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This is a favorite snack of Chloe’s. And I like it because it’s full of healthy things and I know exactly what is in it.

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