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Easy Meatballs & Grain-free Pesto Risotto (AIP, Paleo, Low FODMAP friendly)

Easy Meatballs & Grain-free Pesto Risotto (AIP, Paleo, Low FODMAP friendly)

Easy Meatballs & Grain-free Pesto Risotto (AIP, Paleo, Low FODMAP friendly) via Food by Mars

Packed full of flavor and textures, this grain-free risotto uses Shirataki (Miracle) Rice made from seaweed, smothered in a creamy avocado-pesto sauce making it resemble a creamy risotto taking no time to make at all! Topping this off with perfectly cooked meatballs and greens rounds out the meal for a filling, nutritious meal you can make quickly for any weeknight dinner.

Easy Meatballs & Grain-free Pesto Risotto (AIP, Paleo, Low FODMAP friendly) via Food by Mars

My love of pesto runs pretty deep, guys. It adds so much flavor to everything and is so versatile. I'll take any chance I can to toss greens with it, add it to avocado toast, and of course any pasta or pasta-like dish is heaven with pesto! And then there's pizza, or lasagna... don't even get me going!

Easy Meatballs & Grain-free Pesto Risotto (AIP, Paleo, Low FODMAP friendly) via Food by Mars

Well today I'm using Miracle Rice which is made from seaweed and serves as a great vehicle of texture to hold my creamy pesto which I mixed with avocado since this rice doesn't exactly absorb anything like a real grain would. It worked out perfectly well. For an in-depth look at Miracle Noodle nutrition and how it might blend with a Paleo/AIP diet, see this article.

Then, meatballs. I've seen these done so many ways, with eggs, flour, etc. - honestly, it's not necessary. All you really need is ground meat, seasonings of your choice and a hot pan. I really like adding broth before popping the pan in the oven to make them extra moist in the middle and it works like a charm. I also prefer to use grass-fed bison, lamb or turkey meat, as beef is usually too heavy for me. Plus, I think they taste better! I highly recommend trying new kinds to switch it up.


Easy Meatballs & Grain-free Pesto Risotto (AIP, Paleo, Low FODMAP friendly) via Food by Mars

Easy Meatballs & Grain-free Pesto Risotto (AIP, Paleo, Low FODMAP friendly) via Food by Mars
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