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Tasty, beautiful, magic.
So good to look at, right?
These veggie balls are so meaty, it’s almost scary! And they have so much flavour! We've made veggie meat balls using some recipes we found online, but they were so bland that we couldn’t eat them without a lot of sauce.
Not us, we don’t like having to add extras to our meals to give them flavour. we want every part of our meal to be delicious. As for these vegan Swedish meatballs? They are loaded with spice and flavour and are wonderfully moist.
Now, they do not taste like actual swedish meatballs and we do not need them to, but they have a very meaty texture and chew. We only needed them to be meaty and chewy and moist like meatballs, but much healthier and they were.
So, What did we use to achieve a meaty texture? Tempeh. Yes, Tempeh. Tempeh has a very chewy texture which worked wonders with my veggie balls. Yes, In the soy-based protein world tofu is king. But the less popular Tempeh is much healthier.
Tempeh is more than just a soy based protein, it is filled with fibre and many other nutrients. Tofu offers lots of protein, but Tempeh has everything. It has fibre, protein, antioxidants and more.
One other advantage of Tempeh is the fact that it is fermented, which is helpful for those who can’t eat gaseous proteins like beans. Tempeh has enzymes which pre-digest the protein, fat and carbohydrates so you can digest it easily and is a very good alternative to legumes.
These vegan swedish meatballs can be served as part of a smorgasbord, as an appetiser or can even star as the main event.
They go great with mashed potatoes, or lingonberry jam and black pepper or mushroom sauce.
You can substitute apricots for the almonds.
You can also bake the meatballs at 350°F/180°C for 15-20 minutes.
|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories 384||From Fat 261|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 29g||44.7%|
|Saturated Fat 13g||65.3%|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrate 19g||6.2%|
|Dietry Fiber 4g||15.7%|
|Vitamin K2 0µg||0%|
|Vitamin A 0µg|
|Vitamin B-12 0.08µg||1.3%|
|Vitamin B-6 0.23mg||11.5%|
|Vitamin C 2.43mg||4.1%|
|Vitamin D 0IU||0%|
|Vitamin E 5.14mg||17.1%|
|Vitamin K1 13.7µg||17.1%|
|Folic Acid 7.38µg|
|Pantothenic acid 0.36mg||3.6%|
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Calories per gram:
Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4
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