I feel like I really shouldn't have to specify at this point if a recipe is paleo or not because you guys know me... But I want to accommodate those of you who might be new to the blog and might NOT know me! Because I love you just for being here no matter how long you've been along for this ride!
Okay so before I dig into this fabulous recipe today can I just tell you guys... I think I took my best ever, or at least best yet food photo EVER!? My husband wasn't impressed with it but sheeiitt I am! And you're going to see it here in this blog post! I mean I realize it's super dorky to be SO excited about something like that but I TOTALLY AM!
In other news, I'm officially starting to share 2 recipes a week on this here bloggity blog! I know you want to clear your skin & get your health on track and I want to support you in doing that as best I can! They're of course geared towards those of you who are trying to balance hormones, and clear you skin naturally using some bomb ass REAL FOOD! Yippie!
Also I just realized that I think I say the word 'yippiee' in every blog post I write. I'm a total tool sometimes but I'm also totally okay with it! I think I'm also pretty cool even though I say things like 'yippiee' far too often via text. I don't know how people go through life and take themselves so seriously ALL the time. I just can't hang on that level. I just can't!
I am in super productivity mode these days because the hubs isn't working at the moment so yah home girl is teaching as often as possible, & I am even picking up a new job on the weekends about 4 hours away from home with my brother in law! Plus well... Just everything else I already have going on from running this blog, everything else this amazing job entails, getting in my own workouts, planning a baby shower, and everything else in between!
Totally random but since I'm oversharing today, I designed and am currently printing the invitations to my brother & sister in law's baby shower that mentioned above. My friend Laurene and I are planning the shindig but she's all the way in Cali, so it's been stressful with everything else but it is also SO EXCITING, squeee! In just a few short months I'll have a new nephew!!! Anyway, I feel like I'm winning at life with this multitasking right about now, and that is all.
I'm not going to sit here and list off everything I have going on because you don't need to know all that! But I'm oddly just happy these days. Yesterday was a shit show, but that's just gonna happen sometimes and it's a okay! I'm going out of town tomorrow for that new job and I can't wait to get a TON of stuff done on the bus. Like I'm actually SO excited to have uninterrupted work time!
Just me, my macbook, my beats, and a notebook. Sounds like heaven.
I have to say, I'm nowhere near perfect at this job of owning my own company, being a blogger, youtuber, and everything else but I really love it. I really really do. I LOVE helping you and seeing your lives TRANSFORM. It's awesome. I have some big updates on that front that I'll be updating ya'll with. But I might wait til around April-ish to dish on all of that!
This recipe is delicious and it's the bomb and you should just make it okay? it's super easy and simple, so just go make it already! Oh wait, but look at the pictures first!!!
Aren't they pretty?
The reason these pictures mean so much to me is because I let my lack of knowledge and the fact that "there are so many people out there already doing it better than me so why should I bother" stop me from TRYING when it came to paleo clear skin food blogging. I've always felt self conscious about my food photography. But I'm FINALLY starting to gain some confidence!
These meatballs work amazingly well in a meal prep, serve them in a salad, throw em in a soup, have them with some tabbouleh, & sauerkraut (OMG YUMMM) or just serve them on their own as little bite sized appetizers like for the SUPER BOWL!
THESE WILL MAKE AN AWESOME ADDITION TO YOUR SUPER BOWL SPREAD!
I would DEF make at least a double batch of these if you're making em for a party. I would probably also serve them with something to dip like my amazing goat milk yogurt based dipping sauce that I'll be posting on the blog next week! These meatballs with that dip is just like magic. My mouth can't even handle it right now as I'm typing this.
Earlier this week I actually threw some of my leftover meatballs into a bowl with spinach & some balsamic dressing and it was amaze balls! This recipe is versatile which is why I love it. We usually host a super bowl party so if we do this year I'll more likely than not be making these again!
These are of course Paleo, Whole 30, AIP (omit the cumin & mustard), Clean Eating, Low Carb, Keto, Clear Skin Diet, & just about every other diet friendly!
Lamb has some great nutrient properties like ZINC and of course things like protein, vitamin B & magnesium. But the zinc in lamb alone should sell you on just about any lamb recipe if you're looking to clear your skin with real food. Zinc is insanely great for your skin, especially acne prone skin, and getting zinc in it's purest form directly from food is the best way to get it because our bodies can actually use it and use it efficiently!
Okay onward ho to the recipe!
Lemon Herb Lamb Meatballs
Makes about 15-18 meatballs
1lb ground lamb
1/2 tsp sea salt or Himalayan pink salt
Juice of 1/2 lemon plus more for garnish
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp turmeric
1/4 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp ground mustard
1/8 tsp thyme
1/4 tsp rosemary
1/2 tsp granulated garlic
Preheat oven to 375.
While oven is preheating add all of the ingredients into a large mixing bowl. using your hands fully incorporate all of the ingredients until all the seasonings are evenly distributed in the meat.
Using you hands form the meat into small balls using about 1 1/2 tbsp of meat for each ball. Place the meatballs into a glass baking dish and bake uncovered for 15 mins.
Remove from oven & flip each meatball. Put back in for 10 more minutes or until cooked through.
Garnish with extra lemon juice and some fresh or dried parsley and ENJOY!
I really hope you enjoy this recipe because it's one I'm particularly proud of... But let's be real I'm mostly just proud of these pictures HAHA. It's like I'm finally becoming a REAL food blogger because I'm finally taking the time to stage, & edit my pics. Plus I'm using the real camera & not my phone. It makes me happy, and I hope that the better quality photos and frequent recipes are making you happy too!.
I have to run to staples to cut these printed invites (and yes they're done printing now) then go teach ballet! Then it's gym time, then I need to pack for tomorrow and make sure I have everything ready for that bus ride!
I just love you guys to pieces. Keep being amazing, keep hustling for the life you want, & don't forget to show some love towards yourself this weekend! Also if you are looking for more of my skin clearing resources & recipes, don't forget to enter your email below for access to my resource library packed full of ebooks, worksheets, & printables for you, plus weekly goodies!
Happy Friday ya'll!