Cranberry Orange Meatballs (AIP/Paleo) are versatile, and can be served as a holiday appetizer, or as a main dish. All fresh ingredients!Jump to Recipe
Hello, Friend! I’ve been thinking a lot about the upcoming holidays this year, and realizing that they will likely be different than any we have experienced. Will there be big family gatherings? Are people going to travel? Will some of us (ahem 🙋🏼♀️) have no desire to cook a giant meal because things just don’t feel too festive this year…?
I guess we will find out the answers to these questions.
But while I was thinking about this, I got the idea to make a holiday meal in a bite! Ha! So these meatballs can be made with ground turkey (shown here), or ground chicken. The meatballs themselves have among their ingredients zest of an orange and some fresh rosemary. The sauce is made with fresh cranberries and squeezed orange juice, sweetened a bit with pure maple syrup.
You can serve these as a main dish next to some AIP Mashed “Potatoes” and Maple Sage Carrots. Maybe, when we can all happily gather in large groups, you could serve these as an appetizer with picks at a holiday party. Or you know what? Have ’em for breakfast! Why not?
You won’t need special equipment, but there are a couple of things that will make your life easier when making this recipe. Get yourself a one tablespoon cookie scoop for making the meatballs. Also, I find it helpful to line my roasting pan with a silicone liner. No sticking!
Whether you decide to put on a big spread this year, or chuck the traditions altogether, I wish you p e a c e. And, as always, I’m wishing you great love, and deep healing!
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