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Meatball Subs, Zucchini Chips and Sautéed Pepper and Onions

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These healthy meatball subs are paired with zucchini chips and pepper and onions.  Meatball subs are not typically your healthiest option for a meal, but this one you won’t have to feel guilty about.

Healthy Meatball Subs

Meatball Subs, Zucchini Chips and Sautéed Pepper and Onions

Course: Dinner, Main Dish
Cuisine: Sandwiches
Recipe Type: 90/10 Regular
Author: Heidi Boortz
Servings : 4

Ingredients

Meatball Subs

  • 1 1/2 lbs ground beef 90% lean or leaner
  • 1 1/4 cup 100% whole grain breadcrumbs
  • 1 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 tsp bottled minced garlic
  • 1 cup frozen diced onions
  • 1 egg
  • 1 bag frozen diced bell peppers 10 oz
  • 2 jars marinara 28 oz each, no sugar listed in ingredients
  • 6 each 100% whole wheat hoagie rolls with no high fructose corn syrup
  • 2 cups mozzarella shredded

Zucchini Chips

  • 3 zucchini thinly sliced
  • 2 egg white
  • 1 tsp salt

Sautéed Peppers and Onions

  • 1 green bell pepper seeded, membranes removed, and thinly sliced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper seeded, membranes removed, and thinly sliced
  • 1 yellow onion thinly sliced on the vertical
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Instructions

Meatball Subs

  • Combine first 6 ingredients in a bowl. Mix well. Form into 18 balls. Set aside. Pour 1 jar marinara into crockpot. Add bell peppers and stir well. Add meatballs to sauce. Pour remaining sauce over the meatballs. Cook on low 6 hours or on high 4 hours. Place 3 meatballs into each of 6 hoagie rolls. Spoon sauce over the meatballs. Top with cheese.

Zucchini Chips

  • Beat eggs until frothy. Toss zucchini slices and egg whites until zucchini is well-coated. Arrange in a single layer on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle with salt. Bake at 450 for 30 min or until zucchini is browned and crisp, turning after 15 minutes.

Sautéed Peppers and Onions

  • Heat oil over med heat until hot. Add peppers and onions. Saute over med heat until peppers and onions are tender-crisp and beginning to brown, about 10 minutes. Serve on meatball subs or alone.
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