Heart Healthy Meatballs with Fresh Ricotta and Tomato Primavera Sauce
Here is a great recipe to put some of the late summer vegetables harvested from your garden to use. I also want to introduce a great pasta alternative, called Shirataki Noodles. These low-carb Japanese noodles can satisfy any of your pasta cravings. Shirataki Noodles are made from yams and soy beans, and are naturally low in calories and carbs (only 3 g of carbs and 20 calories per serving), plus they are an excellent source of fiber. These low fat noodles are tender and absorb the flavors you cook them with. My wife and cook with them all the time and have made them a staple in our diet. In addition to the noodles, this recipe has also been adapted to being more heart healthy by using ground turkey and Fiber One cereal instead of breadcrumbs. The fresh ricotta adds the perfect amount of richness and creaminess to the dish, completely tying together all the wonderful flavors and textures. I know you are going to love this recipe. Enjoy it with a nice bottle of Zinfandel.