Spinach & Chicken Meatballs

As someone who suffers from low iron I try to think of new ways to incorporate food high in iron into my diet. Luckily my mum is always showing me new dishes and of course I am learning from the best ;-P. This is a meal that is high in protein and will help you if you have low iron. Also, don’t think you need to have low iron to eat spinach! Spinach is great for your skin, your eyes, the lining in your stomach – preventing constipation, it flushes toxins out of your colon and is full of vitamins like vitamin K, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, vitamin A, copper, folate, magnesium, vitamin E, calcium, potassium, and vitamin C. It is an excellent source of dietary fiber, phosphorus, vitamin B1, zinc, protein, and choline. Need I say more to convince you to eat more spinach?

 

You will need:

  • 1kg chicken mince
  • 1 spanish onion, grated
  • 4 large bags of washed spinach
  • 250g chopped tomatoes
  • Olive oil
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 100g all purpose flour

Preparation:

  1. Mix your onion’s with your chicken mince and add salt and pepper to season. Roll your chicken mince into small little balls, dusting them lightly with the flour, making sure to coat them evenly.
  2. In a pan pour in some olive oil of about 1cm depth, then once your oil is hot, add a few meatballs at a time to shallow fry each side until lightly brown.
  3. Once your meatballs are done, put them to the side and pour in some olive oil into a deep pan, with your pan on a low heat. In small increments you want to cook down your spinach, (don’t worry, it may look like a lot, but it will all cook down and disappear). Make sure your spinach doesn’t burn on the bottom of the pan.
  4. Then add in your tomatoes and once those have softened you can add in your meatballs and a little bit of water if you want your dish to be a bit watery.
  5. Add in your meatballs and at this point you can season with more salt and pepper if you wish. Cover with a lid and allow to boil gently.
  6. Then serve with a dollop of greek yogurt and enjoy!

 

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