Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Nut-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Mediterranean Diet, DASH, Kid-Friendly, Anti-Inflammatory Diet, Soy-Free
Under 15 Minutes (Under 30 Minutes)
Using black beans to replace meat probably didn’t cross your mind until now. Besides being a healthy option (we’re all about that life), it’s also a cheaper alternative to your regular meatballs. Plus, this Easy Vegan Meatballs in Marinara Sauce is a kid-friendly meal that will please most children.
This Italian-American-inspired meal’s star of the show, black beans, is filled with protein and fiber. Protein and fiber can help with losing weight and lowering cholesterol levels, delivery of natural anti-inflammatory nutrients, improving gut health, and lowering blood sugar levels. In addition, the fusion of Worcercestire sauce and mustard gives the meatballs that unexpected meatiness. This is the comfort food of your dreams!
If you want to mix it up, instead of eating the meatballs with pasta, you can make a meatball sandwich. Add some nutritional yeast or non-dairy cheese for more flavor, too! Oh and don’t worry, the sunflower seeds and breadcrumbs will bind the meatball ingredients together even without an egg.
For those who have intolerance for tomatoes, you can substitute the marinara with nomato sauce. See recipe notes below.
As the Italians say, mangiare per vivere e non vivere per mangiare (eat to live, don’t live to eat)!
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