These Healthy Swedish Meatballs with Cauliflower Rice Pilaf are an undated version of a recipe I grew up on. You won’t find any canned condensed soups with weird ingredients in here! Made with real ingredients that you can feel good about serving your family and putting in your body!
These Healthy Swedish Meatballs with Cauliflower Rice Pilaf are my updated version of a dinner my mom used to make when I was a kid. It was one of my favorite comfort foods and why wouldn’t it be? Meatballs, a creamy sauce, all served on top of rice pilaf. The problem was, it had a certain ingredient in it that wasn’t exactly the best choice when you’re making a healthy dinner.
The offender, the canned condensed cream of mushroom soup. We’ve all used it and it’s a great time saver, but boy does it have a lot of unnecessary ingredients! After looking at the label I wasn’t even sure what half of the ingredients were. Also, the suction, gloopy sound it makes when it falls out of the can kind of grosses me out.
To update my mom’s recipe into one that I could eat every week as well as one that would leave me feeling energized the next morning on my run, I eliminated the canned soup. Instead of soup I made a delicious homemade white sauce using Almond Breeze Unsweetened Original Almondmilk. The almond milk adds a nice nuttiness to the sauce and keeps it light since there are only 30 calories per cup. This year, Blue Diamond is an official sponsor of the USA Volleyball team. Both professional and amateur athletes are very conscious about what they put into their bodies because it can affect how they preform. When you eliminate canned soup and make a version with real ingredients, you don’t have to worry about how those questionable ingredients in the canned version may or may not affect you throughout the day.
Back to those Swedish meatballs! The recipe for the meatballs is one I found in my grandma’s old recipe box. I stuck to her recipe with the exception of using ground turkey instead of beef, panko instead of saltines and Almond Breeze Almondmilk instead of regular milk. The meatballs are moist and full of the flavors you expect in the Swedish version. My mom always served the meatballs over rice, but to change things up and get some veggies into the meal I decided to serve it over cauliflower rice pilaf. The flavor difference between the cauliflower rice and regular rice is almost undetectable with the meatballs and creamy sauce on top. If you’re looking for a hearty meal to power up with before your next athletic event or one that you can feel good about serving your family, then look no further than these Healthy Swedish Meatballs with Cauliflower Rice Pilaf!
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