Healthy Meatballs and Pasta, super light and delicious


Here you have a super healthy lunch or dinner for any day of the week! I hope you like it!!!


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • ¼ cup uncooked rice
  • 1 tbsp Chicken Flavor Bouillon seasoning
  • 1 roma tomato
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 bay leaves
  • ½ cup cilantro
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups mini fusilli
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Crushed red pepper (optional)

Cook the pasta according to the instructions on the package. 

To make the Meatballs:

Shred one small tomato. Shred half of a small onion. Finely chopped half a cup of cilantro. 

Mix the ground meat with the shredded tomato, the shredded onion and half of the chopped cilantro, season with one tablespoon of chicken flavored bouillon seasoning and a quarter of a cup of uncooked rice. Mix all ingredients until everything is well combined with the meat. And Make the meatballs, make them any size you want. 

To cook the meatballs:

On medium high heat, on a large skillet preheat a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil, once the oil is hot, add i the meatballs and cook them on the first side for 4 minutes. (Do not move them constantly, just let them cook for 4 minutes on the first side)

Then flip around and cook for another 4 minutes.

Add one cup of water or broth into the skillet with the meatballs, and add in the rest of the cilantro, season with one teaspoon of chicken flavor bouillon seasoning, cover with a lid and cook for 5 minutes.

Add another cup of water or broth, and add in 2 cups of precooked vegetables, cover again with a lid and cook for 5 minutes to finish cooking the meatballs.

Remove the meatballs from the skillet. (just set them aside.)  Add the pasta into the skillet and stir with the vegetables, season with crushed red pepper, black pepper and salt to taste.  Cook for a minute or two until well heated through. Then serve.

Serve the meatballs over the pasta and enjoy!