Gluten Free, Egg Free Lamb Meatballs, with a Kick!

lamb2I had a great time at Long Island’s Over 50 Fair this weekend! I presented a modified version of Detox your Diet in 3 Simple Steps, and had a lot of fun doing so. If you were there, thanks for coming! I’ll be doing an encore presentation in Port Washington on October 9th, and two other related presentations (one focusing on heart health) on October 30th. If you’re in and area and would like to attend, please contact me so I can forward the details.

Part of detoxifying your diet involves rotating the kinds of foods you eat. It’s important to diversify your diet, just as a financial advisor would recommend doing with your investments! You can’t put all of your eggs in one basket when it comes to your wealth OR your health. It’s a bit risky either way.

Do you get tired of the same old protein sources? Grass fed lamb is a nice alternative once in a while. I usually make Greek meatballs out of it, using lots of garlic and lemon peel (which is very healthy for you, as the juice is). One night last week, though, I went to make them and was out of lemons! So, I decided to substitute some spices instead. The recipe was simple and has a spicy kick, but not too much so. My son said he actually likes these better than the lemon ones, and they were easier to make. He even ate them for breakfast one morning!

Grass fed lamb is an extremely nutrient dense food. It is loaded with vitamins and minerals, especially Niacin, B12, selenium, and zinc. It’s also a great source of healthy, clean protein and fat, both of which will keep you full so you don’t overeat carbs and sugars!

Here’s the gluten free, egg free recipe:

Gluten Free Lamb Meatballs, with a Kick!

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 6 to 8 Servings

Paleo friendly meatballs by Dawn Riccardi Morris, gluten/grain/dairy/egg/nut free!


  • 2 pounds 100% grass fed, ground lamb
  • 3 large garlic cloves, chopped (minced, if you prefer)
  • 2T Coconut Aminos (or wheat/gluten free Tamari)
  • 3T chicken broth (preferably homemade)
  • 2T Italian parsley, chopped
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place parchment paper on a 13X9 inch pan (I use Pyrex).
  2. Place curry powder, cumin, and turmeric in large bowl and mix.
  3. Add in Coconut Aminos, chicken broth, garlic, and parsley. Tilt bowl and swish to combine.
  4. Add ground lamb and combine. To mix evenly, knead the meat with your hands.
  5. Shape into 1 inch balls, and place in pan.
  6. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until golden brown on top. Serve.

Food for thought:

As always, try to use 100% grass fed, organic meat, and USDA organic ingredients. It's the cleaner, greener, healthier choice.

We had roasted sweet potatoes and freshly picked (literally farm-to-table) sautéed bok choy and arugula and garlic with our meal. They added not only color, but flavor, and even more vitamins and minerals as well. It was a well rounded, nutrient packed plate. Enjoy!

About Dawn

As a Certified Health Coach, I provide motivated individuals with the resources, tools, support and encouragement they need to make the gradual changes in food and lifestyle that could completely transform their lives. Contact me.

2 Responses to Gluten Free, Egg Free Lamb Meatballs, with a Kick!

  1. Fatal error: Uncaught Error: Call to undefined function ereg() in /home/dmorris/public_html/wp-content/themes/canvas/includes/theme-comments.php:63 Stack trace: #0 /home/dmorris/public_html/wp-content/themes/canvas/includes/theme-comments.php(19): the_commenter_link() #1 /home/dmorris/public_html/wp-includes/class-walker-comment.php(179): custom_comment(Object(WP_Comment), Array, 1) #2 /home/dmorris/public_html/wp-includes/class-wp-walker.php(145): Walker_Comment->start_el('', Object(WP_Comment), 1, Array) #3 /home/dmorris/public_html/wp-includes/class-walker-comment.php(139): Walker->display_element(Object(WP_Comment), Array, '5', 0, Array, '') #4 /home/dmorris/public_html/wp-includes/class-wp-walker.php(387): Walker_Comment->display_element(Object(WP_Comment), Array, '5', 0, Array, '') #5 /home/dmorris/public_html/wp-includes/comment-template.php(2174): Walker->paged_walk(Array, '5', 0, 0, Array) #6 /home/dmorris/public_html/wp-content/themes/canvas/comments.php(43): wp_list_comments(Array) #7 /home/dmorris/public_html/ in /home/dmorris/public_html/wp-content/themes/canvas/includes/theme-comments.php on line 63