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Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Sweet and Sour Meatballs

We took this classic recipe and made it healthier, but just as tasty. Using raw, unadulterated cranberries, means we get all the benefits like a lower risk of urinary tract infections, prevention of certain types of cancer, improved immune function, and decreased blood pressure, and none of the sugar. The sweetness comes from crushed pineapple, which is no slouch in the health department offering a slew of nutrients like potassium and fiber.

You can’t go wrong with these meatballs over rice, you can also serve with sweet potatoes and/or salad on the side. 

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  • 4Servings


  • 2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound ground chicken or turkey breast
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • ½ cup parsley, finely chopped
  • ½ cup oat flour
  • 1 teaspoons kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper, divided
  • 1 cup frozen or fresh cranberries, coarsely chopped
  • 1 (7-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple in juice
  • 3 cups cooked brown rice


  1. Heat 2 tablespoons evoo in a large deep pot or Dutch oven over medium high heat. In a large bowl, combine ground chicken, onion, garlic, egg, parsley, oat flour, salt and pepper. Roll into 16 balls and set into hot pan. After a few minutes turn the meatballs over.
  2. Meanwhile combine chopped cranberries, tomato sauce and pineapple in a medium bowl, mix well. Pour into pan with meatballs. Cover and simmer 10-20 minutes until sauce is hot and meatballs are cooked through.
  3. Serve over rice.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 509
  • Carbohydrate Content: 57.5 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 143 mg
  • Fat Content: 19.1 g
  • Fiber Content: 6 g
  • Protein Content: 26.9 g
  • Sodium Content: 1237 mg
  • Sugar Content: 19.1 g