Baked Spinach Balls, full of proteins and health, are an amazing way to incorporate some greens in your meal! These balls are perfect for an evening snack or to serve as a starter at a dinner party!
This is one of the recipes that has been lying in my drafts from a very long time, Sometime back, I did a low carb diet (i.e no cereals, loads of protein rich stuff and veggies) and was looking out for recipes which would comply with it. That is when I saw Sanjeeta’s baked spinach balls, though the recipe as it is not something I could have as it contained potatoes and bread crumbs. But I was sure I could somehow adapt it to my low carb diet. I thought for it for a while and finally decided on how I was going to play around with it.
I replaced potato with paneer and the breadcrumbs with a half and half mixture of roasted grinded soya flakes and almond meal. It would be an understatement to say that I was very satisfied with the result. It broke the routine I was having with eggs, salads and stir fries and this definitely added a punch to my diet.
My son and hubby who were not really a part of the diet really enjoyed it too and now its quite a regular thing at home. It is a delicious way to have some healthy food and this is one recipe which tells you that healthy does not have to be boring! It tastes yum with some chutney on the side or just a bit of sauce too. I have tried it with saunth and it tastes delicious with that as well! And that this is a baked version, means that you can use minimal oil and yet get an amazing taste!
Recipe – High protein Baked Spinach Balls(adapted from Lite Bite)
Baked Spinach Balls - High Protein Delight
- 1 cup spinach finely chopped
- 1/4 cup soya flakes
- 1/4 cup almond flour
- 1 tbsp cheese grated
- 1/4 cup paneer grated (cottage cheese)
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 red chilli flakes
- salt as desired
- Dry roast the soya flakes, grind to a coarse powder after it cools and keep separate.
- Combine all the ingredients together and roll into small balls.
- Grease the baking tray and place them on it. Optionally you can also use some cooking spray on top.
- Bake in a pre heated oven at 200C for about 20 mins or so.
- Relish with sauce of choice 🙂