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Atkins Diet Recipes: Low Carb Cocktail Meatballs (IF)

In partnership with FaveHealthyRecipes, I continue in my mini-series of New Year’s Eve party recipe ideas with these low carb cocktail meatballs. One of my viewers, Laurie “Avalanche,” is doing dairy-free low carb plan, so I exchanged the Parmesan cheese I normally use in my binders for pork rinds. Pork rinds work really well as a binder in your meatloaf or meatball recipes and would be fine for any phase of Atkins. Best of luck to all those who are just starting the diet today or tomorrow, and if you have any questions, please be sure to ask.

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BBQ Cocktail Meatballs:
2 pounds ground beef
1/4 small onion
1 egg
1 oz pork rinds
1 tbsp low carb ketchup
1 tbsp Worchestershire sauce
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder
Spicy BBQ sauce:
1/4 cup low carb ketchup
2 tsp liquid smoke
2 tsp Splenda, or liquid equivalent
1/2 tsp paprika
Dash molasses
Makes 8 Servings.

Nutrition Info per serving (3 meatballs):
326 Calories, 24.4g Fat, 2.6g Total Carbs (.2g Fiber), 22.2g Protein

(IF) = Induction Friendly (without molasses)