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Healthy Homemade Meatballs

Written by Shelby Torrese

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Italians know the way to a man’s heart, and meatballs are at the top of the list. This light, yet delicious recipe is the perfect main course for saying “I love you”. Pair it with his favorite pasta and watch him fall for you with every bite.

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Healthy Homemade Meatballs

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Serving Size: 5 servings


  • 1 lb 80% lean ground beef (or sub with half ground pork)
  • 1 large beaten egg
  • ¼ cup bread crumbs
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • ¾ tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 scoop Unflavored Super Youth


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F, line baking sheet with foil & nonstick spray
  2. In a large bowl, combine the meat, egg, breadcrumbs, cheese, onion, garlic, salt, pepper, parsley, and SY Unflavored
  3. Use a medium cookie scoop or spoon to scoop the meat mixture. Form into 1 ½-inch balls & place on baking sheet
  4. Bake uncovered for 17-20 minutes, or until no longer pink in the center. Turn halfway through to avoid the bottoms browning
  5. Simmer with marinara sauce for 10 minutes, if desired, enjoy!

About The Author

Shelby Torrese

Nutrition, Movement & Meditation Coach

Shelby Torrese is a wellness enthusiast (and matcha fanatic!) from Miami, FL. She attributes her love of movement to her mom, a personal trainer, and her love of food to her dad, a farmer. She studied creative writing in college while getting her yoga certification, and went on to pursue fitness and nutrition in grad school. Her go-to advice is, “Balance,” and she is a firm believer that the ocean can cure just about everything.

  • Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher
  • NASM Certified Nutrition Coach
  • M.S. in Human Performance


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