For those of you who love Italian food, this video will show you how to make the best healthy meatball parmesan hero! I came up with this recipe because I wanted a low-calorie, gluten free version of one of my favorite Italian subs.
Start with a gluten-free roll. Varieties like heros and ciabatta rolls are available at most supermarkets today. Use two of my tasty, turkey meatballs, 2 slices of mozzarella cheese and smother with my easy-to-make tomato sauce. Nuke in the microwave until the cheese melts.
I like to make my own tomato sauce because this allows me to control the sodium, sugar, and fat content. If you don’t want to make your own tomato sauce, make sure to carefully read the nutrition label of any product you decide to purchase. There are some very healthy options in the supermarkets but it is your job to carefully read through the ingredient labels.
You would be amazed how delicious my meatball parmesan hero is! I guarantee it will satisfy your cravings for a traditional Italian sub without giving up the deliciousness of the traditional hero.
The recipe for these meatballs can be found in my video AMAZING LOW CALORIE TURKEY MEATBALLS.
Here is my recipe for a good homemade sauce:
MY TOMATO SAUCE
- 3 – 26 ounce containers strained tomatoes (I like POMI brand)
- 4 – 8 ounce cans of tomato sauce
- (Use tomato products made with just tomatoes, no added sugar, salt or oil)
- Tabasco, dried oregano and Splenda to taste
Empty strained tomatoes and tomato sauce into a large pot. Put a little water in all of the empty containers, swish around to release all of the product and pour into pot. Grind a couple tablespoons of oregano in your hand and throw in. Stir to mix all the ingredients, bring to a boil and then simmer covered for 30 minutes on low/medium heat. After 30 minutes add 3 or 4 packets of Splenda and a few hefty shakes of Tabasco. Stir. Simmer uncovered for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Taste and add additional oregano, Tabasco and Splenda as needed. If sauce is a little thin simmer for another 15 minutes uncovered. Let cool, put into containers. This freezes beautifully for at least 6 months.
This meatballs taste great with spaghetti too!
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