First and foremost I want to say that besides the incredible taste this meal was created to fuel your body with the right nutrients to build an impressive physique. I’m constantly searching for new vegan recipes that are filled with protein and quality carbs and fats. This meal right here is one of my favorites. If you follow me on Instagram @johannesbartl you probably know what I call a meal like that – an EMERGENCY meal. Why emergency meal? Because it can store all the ingredients in my house for a long time without them going bad.
Let’s start with the nutritional facts for the meatballs in marinara sauce:
Here is how you make it:
- Dice half an onion / 2 gloves of garlic / some parsley
- Put Beyond Meat Meatballs into a pan (no oil needed)
- Add onions when meatballs are turning brown
- When meatballs are done / remove the oil or move meatballs into another pan / pot
- Add marinara sauce and garlic / let simmer for 5 minutes
- Add diced parsley when done
I personally don’t add any salt because the sauce already contains a lot of sodium. Personally I prefer a low sodium marinara. It’s harder to find and sometimes more expensive but I like it less salty.
The next step is totally up to you. To add more carbs to your meal you can now decide if you want to go with pasta, rice, quinoa or even a sandwich. I tried all variations and I don’t know which I loved the most. The rice version is the version I cook the most to be honest. Simply because rice is one of my main daily sources of carbs.
Nutritional facts RICE:
1 cup of cooked rice contains 45g of carbohydrates, 4.3g of protein and 0.4g of fat.
Give it a try and let me know how you liked it. I’d love to see some of your varitaions as well. DM or TAG me on Instagram @johannesbartl
PS: I also added basil to it because I’m obsessed with basil 😀