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Protein Packed Chicken Parmesan Florentine Meatballs

Partnering with SI03 and their Syntrax Protein Powders I’ve been posting Protein Packed recipes built specifically around their amazing protein powders. I’ve been a HUGE advocate for them as I personally have been using them for years.  For the longest time I’ve been making protein packed ‘treats’ (cookies, brownies, cakes, granola bars, muffins, etc…) using the powders in them.  Well this time I wanted to go a completely different way and instead of having a ‘treat’, I wanted savory.  I wanted “real food” albeit an appetizer, a snack or even a main meal.

What I’ve come up is PERFECT for an appetizer, main meal, on a buffet table during the game or for upcoming graduation parties and summer picnics.  These meatballs were absolutely FANTASTIC!  They are packed with protein from the chicken, cheese and egg (or egg whites) on it’s own. But with the addition of Nectar™ Medical – Whey Protein Isolate, it POWER BOOSTS THE PROTEIN in these delicious meatballs!

I’m taking Protein Powder beyond the shake!

Whether you hit the gym during your lunch or right after work, you can pack these with you and eat on the go.  Just heat ’em up for 30 seconds to a minute and you have a FANTASTIC meal!

Just look how yummy these meatballs look!

Protein Chicken Parm Florentine Meatballs3

I mean seriously.. meatballs that are GOOD FOR YOU!!!  Genius, I KNOW!  Marrying into an Italian family, having an amazing meatball is law.  While I love traditional meatballs (trust me, my Italian meatballs are SUPREME) but I also love a variety.  One thing that is essential as well in my house is Chicken Parmesan.  Normally you egg wash-flour dredge-breadcrumb dip then pan fry.  I’ll still do that from time to time but having all that extra carbs is not conducive to my thighs *wink*.  With this recipe I wanted to replicate that awesome flavor of traditional chicken parmesan into a healthier style. Of course I can always bake the traditional chicken parmesan *hint hint!  Keep an eye out on the site for that soon but Shhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!* but that’s later on.

Now to add even more good-for-you-stuff in these, I added spinach which is packed with antioxidants.

When working with these meatballs there is something VERY important to know.

  1. You don’t roll these in your hands like traditional meatballs.  Why? Ground chicken, without ‘fillers’ (bread) in them is rather sticky.  HOWEVER if you lightly wet your hands before you scoop some of the mixture up and almost toss them from hand to hand in a twisting motion to form the ball.  I re-wet may hands after every Read the rest of this entry »
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