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So, dinnertime!

Sometimes when we make the decision to eat less processed foods, we can get in a bit of a dinner rut. It feels like all you can have is meat and veggies, doesn’t it?

But let’s have a little fun! You can absolutely still eat clean and have really delicious food!

Think outside the box a little bit and change things up. I know I am much more satisfied with the plate full of healthy food when it tastes amazing. After a meal like this, I don’t long for some “guilty pleasure” or need a snack later on because my flavor palate is super happy.

Sweet & Sour Asian Meatballs // Delicious Obsessions (Paleo, Primal, Grain Free)I always used to order any sweet and sour dish when we did Asian take-out nights! I love the salty, sweet, sour bite. When we started our real food journey, figuring out how to make a clean version of sweet and sour flavor was first on my list.

Change up the dinner menu this week! This prep goes really fast that this can easily be a busy weeknight meal that is sure to put a smile on everyone’s faces!

Sweet & Sour Asian Meatballs // Delicious Obsessions (Paleo, Primal, Grain Free)

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Sweet and Sour Asian Meatballs :: Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free // DeliciousObsessions.com (Paleo, Primal, Grain Free)

Sweet & Sour Asian Meatballs

Yield: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

I always used to order any sweet and sour dish when we did Asian take-out nights! I love the salty, sweet, sour bite. When we started our real food journey, figuring out how to make a version of this with less refined sugar, gluten, etc. was at the top of my list!


  • 1lb grassfed ground beef
  • 1 pastured egg
  • 2-3 TB coconut aminos (this is used instead of soy sauce - you could also use organic Tamari)
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes (optional if you don't like heat - it is so good though!)
  • 1/4 cup tapioca flour or arrowroot powder
  • 2-ish cups homemade sweet and sour saucel (homemade preferable to avoid HFCS, MSG, and other additives)
  • 1 head cauliflower to make perfect cauli-rice
  • Other veggies to steam and add to the plate (broccoli, sugar peas, etc)


  1. To make the meatballs, combine the beef, egg, coconut aminos, onion powder, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, and tapioca starch in a medium bowl. Roll into meatballs and line up on a baking sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes.
  2. While the meatballs are in the oven, you can make your quick sweet and sour sauce.
  3. You can also make your cauli-rice while the meatballs are in the oven.
  4. Once the meatballs are done, add them to your pot of simmered sweet and sour sauce and stir to combine.
  5. Serve the sweet and sour meatballs over the cauli-rice and add your steamed veggies to the top. There should be plenty of sweet and sour sauce in the pan to pour some over your veggies too!

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 453Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 102mgSodium: 649mgCarbohydrates: 67gFiber: 5gSugar: 30gProtein: 30g

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You can check out this post for more Asian inspired meals!

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