Turmeric-Carrot Lamb Meatballs (AIP)

First of all, Happy New Year! So now that I’ve made it through the holidays and my birthday (yeah, it’s a lot in the course of a few short weeks!), it’s time to be extra healthy :). Mostly my goal is to try and stick to AIP. I’m not going to do the “phases” but just stick to general autoimmune paleo protocols (http://www.thepaleomom.com/autoimmunity/the-autoimmune-protocol). Aka no eggs, nuts, nightshades, pepper and other off limit spices, etc. My biggest thing is the nuts… ugh how I love them! So finding snacks will be difficult but I’m planning on downing sweet potatoes and green juices. The usual. Talking about juices, I juiced a bunch of carrots and didn’t want to get rid of the pulp so what better use then in meatballs?! None… unless you make a raw carrot cake. Then yes, carrot cake. But remember I’m trying to be all health and limit sugar and whatnot? So Meatballs. Turmeric-carrot Lamb Meatballs to be exact.



1 lbs. ground lamb

1.5 cups carrot pulp (or shredded carrots)

1 tbs. turmeric

1 tbs. thyme

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. sage

1 egg* (optional! Omit if AIP)

Preheat oven to 350 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (HELLO, EASY CLEAN UP!).

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. I always end up using my hands to make sure everything is thoroughly mixed. Form 16 meatballs and place on baking sheet. Bake for 15-17 minutes.






6 thoughts on “Turmeric-Carrot Lamb Meatballs (AIP)”

  1. You are amazing! Another fabulous-looking creation that I can actually eat! Yay! My only question is are the measurements for fresh or dried spices? I was thinking dried, but the AIP cookbook I have always uses fresh and I never understand how much to add or subtract when substituting dried for fresh.


      1. Wow, it took me a month to reply to this comment! At the time I made the comment I had Mickey Trescott’s book but now I also have the Angie Alt one. I’m not really doing the phases either … I just figure I’ll be as AIP as possible while I’m on antibiotics which I hope will not be for the rest of my life. :-/ Still haven’t given up the nuts, brown rice, and stevia. It’s a little harder because I’m doing low histamine. Do you think these glorious meatballs would work with turkey?


    1. Is the Angie Alt one good? Same here, just trying to be as AIP as possible. I avoid most of the off limits things (eggs, nightshades, etc) except the nuts and seeds which I’m just trying to do in moderation. Don’t worry, you won’t be on abx forever! And yes, I think these would work with turkey or ground beef or buffalo. The flavor will be different with the turkey and I can’t guarantee it’ll be just as delicious but it will still be good 🙂

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      1. The Angie Alt one looks really good but I haven’t tried any of the recipes. It’s annoying because my boyfriend has to do all the chopping. The Angie Alt book recipes look fairly simple, at least the ones I can eat, anyway. I think I might try some of the recipes from the blog too.


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