Low-Carb Veggie Noodle Spaghetti & Meatballs Recipe

Jan 2 2024
Today’s recipe is straight from the pages of the brand-new Low-Carb Recipes Issue of Hungry Girl magazine and only has 13.5g net carbs! The veggie “noodles” require hardly any prep and are 100% worth stocking up on. Make it today, and pick up your copy of the magazine ASAP: available online and wherever magazines are sold!

Hungry Girl's Hearts of Palm Spaghetti & Meatballs Recipe

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1/2 of recipe (about 1 cup with 3 meatballs): 243 calories, 8g total fat (2g sat. fat), 708mg sodium, 17.5g carbs, 4g fiber, 5g sugars, 22.5g protein

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Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes


2 cups hearts of palm noodles (like the kinds by Palmini, Trader Joe’s, and Whole Foods)

6 oz. raw extra-lean ground beef (at least 95% lean)

1/4 cup panko bread crumbs

2 tbsp. (about 1 large) egg white or fat-free egg substitute

1 tsp. garlic powder

1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning

1/8 tsp. salt

1/8 tsp. black pepper

1 cup no-sugar-added marinara sauce


Drain and rinse noodles.

In a large bowl, combine beef, bread crumbs, egg white/substitute, and seasonings. Mix thoroughly. Evenly form into 6 meatballs.

Bring a large skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat. Add meatballs, and cook and rotate until browned on all sides, about 3 minutes. Reduce heat to medium low. Carefully add sauce, and gently stir to coat. Cover and cook for about 8 minutes, until meatballs are cooked through.

Add noodles to the skillet. Cook and stir until hot, about 2 minutes.


HG FYI: Many jarred sauces have no added sugar… You just need to flip ‘em around and check the ingredients!

Chew on this:

January is National Oatmeal Month! Keep healthy & speedy morning meals on hand, like Better Oats Steel Cut Instant Oatmeal made with flax seeds.

Share today’s veggie noodle spaghetti & meatballs recipe with everyone, whether they’re low-carb types or not!


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