Dinner Low carb Recipes

Low Carb Protein Meatballs Recipe

11th June 2017

By Derek Howes | Published on June 11, 2017

Quick, delicious and packed with protein, you couldn’t ask for a smarter weight loss dinner than these meatballs from accredited personal trainer and chef, Derek Howes aka The Protein Chef, that’ll seem impossibly good for you.


You’ll need

6 large eggs

1 pound (450g) lean ground beef or turkey

1 tablespoons parsley 

1/4 teaspoon oregano 

1/4 cup (40g) grated Parmesan cheese

1/2 cup (56g) almond flour

1 large whole egg

1 large egg white

2 teaspoons minced garlic

pinch of salt 

1/4 teaspoon black pepper 

1/4 cup (30ml) water

3/4 cup marinara sauce reduced fat mozzarella


What to do

1. Add all of your ingredients aside from your marinara and mozzarella in a bowl and mix together.

2. Take out a pan, place some parchment paper on it for each clean up, and shape your meatballs however big you want them.

3. Bake them on 350F/176C for 20 minutes.

4.  Place your cooked meatballs into a small baking dish (so they are somewhat snug) then spoon on your marinara sauce.

5. Place a little Mozzarella cheese on to each meatball.

6. Bake them again on 350F/176C for 15-20 minutes or until your cheese is golden brown.