Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Quick & Easy Dinner Idea: Meatball Taco

My dinner yesterday. Super yummy and soooo easy. These would have actually been perfect today as I hear it's National Taco Day and this is a weight loss surgery friendly, low carb taco of sorts. I just might have to make them again tonight.

Weight Loss Surgery WLS RNY Gastric Bypass Recipes
Shelly's Meatball Lettuce Tacos

Bibb (aka Boston) Lettuce Leaf
Cucumber, diced
2 Cocktail sized Meatballs (I used Aidells Chicken Teriyaki Meatballs)
Shelly's Garlicky Yogurt Dip
Sesame Seeds

Wash & dry some Bibb/Boston lettuce leaves. Warm meatballs according to package instructions. Place 2 meatballs per lettuce leaf. Sprinkle with chopped cucumber and sesame seeds. Drizzle with yogurt dip for a little added protein and moisture.

Shelly's Garlicky Yogurt Dip

3 oz. Greek Yogurt
1 Tablespoon Mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon Minced Garlic
Kosher Salt to taste
a few twists of Black Pepper

Mix till well combined. Can be refrigerated a couple of days. Great as a dip for meats and veggies.

I picked up the Aidells Chicken Teriyaki Meatballs at Costco. They are great. Super easy for those nights you just don't want to cook. They are fully cooked. I just nuked them a few minutes and as they heated I prepped the other ingredients. I had a yummy dinner done in less than 15 minutes. Take that Rachael Ray.

Meatball Nutritional Info:

Serving Size 3 Meatballs
Calories 130
Fat 7 g
Carbs 7 g
Sugars 6 g
Protein 11 g

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Anonymous said...

I hope you don't mind me asking. But did you just eat 1 taco? I'm trying to get an idea of portion sizing here. :) Thanx!

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Yeah 1 plus I taste tested a meatball just out of the microwave and ate the end of the cucumber LOL

*Portion size should be determined by your medical posse based on what stage you are* 2 months very different than 2 years and different than 5 years.

Amy said...

I'm 6 weeks out from surgery and can't seem to eat chicken yet, but can eat ground chicken/turkey. Are the Meatballs made from ground Chicken?

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Yep ground meat like regular meatballs only made from chicken :)

BeckyVDU said...

You always find the best stuff at Cosco, I'm going to join tomorrow AND you come up with the best reciptes! Love it.

marisa said...

I buy these for the family alot but have never had any. Tacos sounds like a great and yummy idea!

lizandjoel said...

Glad you found the Aidell's meatballs. These are our favorite meatballs. The best part about them is that my 7 year old LOVES them and he's a picky eater. Just wish we had those naked nuggets that you've talked about in the pastat our Costco. Unfortunately, every store carries different products - boo!!! Love your blog and always looking forward to your new posts :0)


Jennee said...

I always keep turkey meatballs in the freezer, since they are pre-cooked they are easy peasy! (um, until our freakin' microwave died)

I love aidelle's products so I will look for these.