BAKED ITALIAN MEATBALLS by HCG Warrior | 10 comments Print Recipe BAKED ITALIAN MEATBALLS This is one of my favourite HCG DIET RECIPES!!! Baked Italian Meatballs!!! YUM!!! Servings Serving ( 1 protein, 1 veggie, 1 Melba) Ingredients 100 grams lean ground beef1/4 tsp Basil1/8 tsp Oregano1/8 tsp Garlic Powder1 Clove garlic crushed1 Melba Toast Cracker (made into crumbs)1 recipe Marinara Sauce1 tbsp Onion minced (optional) Servings Serving ( 1 protein, 1 veggie, 1 Melba) Ingredients 100 grams lean ground beef1/4 tsp Basil1/8 tsp Oregano1/8 tsp Garlic Powder1 Clove garlic crushed1 Melba Toast Cracker (made into crumbs)1 recipe Marinara Sauce1 tbsp Onion minced (optional) Instructions Combine meat, crumbs and spices and mix thoroughly. Form into balls. Place into baking dish and cover with marinara sauce. Bake for 20-30 minutes at 350 degrees. Serve hot over cabbage noodles. Garnish with fresh basil. Phase 3 modifications: Top with sliced provolone cheese or mozzarella cheese and bake until brown and bubbly. Top with grated parmesan. Recipe Notes HCG MARINARA SAUCE 4 large tomatoes 1 tbsp chopped basil (fresh is best) 1 cup chicken broth 2 tablespoon onion (chopped fine) 2 clove of garlic minced 6 oz. of tomato paste 1 teaspoon dried oregano Salt and cayenne pepper to taste Pepper if desired Share this Recipe 10 Comments jamie plym on November 8, 2017 at 5:24 pm how do you know how much is 1 serving technically when you make these? Reply admin on November 8, 2017 at 5:28 pm Hi Jamie, I would say it’s about 4-6 meatballs depending on how big you make them. The best way is to weigh them before you cook them. (100 grams is 1 serving.) Reply Chelsea Guiffre on December 14, 2017 at 6:07 pm How do I calculate the calories? Reply admin on December 14, 2017 at 6:54 pm Hey Chelsea, this is a really great question. 100grams of lean ground beef is 137 calories. All of our recipes are formulated to keep you within your 500 calorie range once you add your vegetables and fruits and melba toast cracker. If you keep to the basic diet (calculating 100 grams of meat) you should be fine. Just make sure you are using “lean” ground beef. Try not to overdue it on the beef during the diet as that is one of the fattier meats. Happy Dieting! Reply Crystal on September 30, 2018 at 7:34 pm So can you use turkey instead of beef? Reply admin on February 25, 2019 at 8:43 pm Yes, lean turkey works great! Reply Sam on March 23, 2019 at 10:13 pm On a true hcg 𝐃𝐢𝐞𝐭, ground turkey is not approved. Reply admin on March 23, 2019 at 11:32 pm You are correct. Thank you for bringing attention to this Sam. There are 149 calories in 100 grams of Ground Turkey. Calorie breakdown: 52% fat, 0% carbs, 48% protein. Reply Aubri on December 21, 2018 at 11:42 pm Melba toast isn’t approved on my list. Is there a carb-less substitute? Reply admin on February 25, 2019 at 8:26 pm Hey Aubri, Melba toast if definitely approved for the hcg diet however I have completed the diet with amazing results not using a melba toast, grissini stick or any other low carb cracker. The best substitute for the Melba toast is a stick of celery 🙂 Reply Submit a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.