Sin-A-Mon Tales

A chronicle of my kitchen experiments, a little healthy a little indulgent

Baked Spinach Balls – High Protein Delight

This is one of the recipes that has been lying in my drafts from a very long time, Sometime back I did a Low carb diet (i.e no cereals, loads of protein rich stuff and veggies) was looking out for recipes which would comply with it. That is when I saw Sanjeeta’s baked spinach balls though the recipe as it is not something I could have as it contained potatoes and bread crumbs but I was sure I could somehow adapt it. I thought for it for a while and finally decided how I was going to play around with it.

I replaced potato with paneer and the breadcrumbs with a half and half mixture of roasted grinded soya flakes and almond meal and it would be un understatement to say I was very satisfied with the result. It broke the routine I was having with eggs, salsad, stir fries and added a punch to my diet.

My son and hubby who were not really a part of the diet really enjoyed it too and now its quite a regular thing at home

Recipe – High protein Baked Spinach Balls(adapted from Lite Bite)

What I used

  • 1 cup of finely chopped Spinach
  • 1/4 cup of soya flakes
  • 1/4 cup of almond flour
  • 1 tbsp grated cheese
  • 1/4 cup of grated paneer (cottage cheese)
  • 1/2 tsp. of Black pepper
  • 1/2 red chilli flakes
  • Salt as desired
  • 1 tsp of oil

Just before they went in the oven

How I made it

  • Dry roast the soya flakes, grind to a coarse powder after it cools and keep separate
  • Combine all the ingredients together and roll into small balls.
  • Grease the baking tray and place them on it. Optionally you can also use some cooking spray on top
  • Bake in a pre heated oven at 200C for about 20 mins or so
  • Relish with sauce of choice :)

Check out what my other fellow’s are cooking in the marathon

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18 comments on “Baked Spinach Balls – High Protein Delight

  1. Sanjeeta kk
    July 28, 2011

    Like the idea of soya flakes and almond meals…these spinach treats look lovely!

  2. Homecooked
    July 28, 2011

    Looks yummy! Bookmarked to try :)

  3. santosh
    July 28, 2011

    healthy balls.
    1st time here happy to follow u. do visit and follow

  4. aarthi
    July 28, 2011

    perfect balls

  5. Jayasree
    July 28, 2011

    Healthy treats…Loved your adaptation.

  6. Gayathri Kumar
    July 28, 2011

    Very nutritious snack…

  7. nirmala
    July 28, 2011

    Very healthy snack!!!

  8. Pavani
    July 28, 2011

    Yummy looking spinach balls. Healthy & guilt free too.

  9. Priya Mahadevan
    July 28, 2011

    This is an awesome recipe – one after my own heart :) I am certainly trying this out – cannot wait to be partnered with you gal just for this :) cheers, priya

  10. harini-jaya
    July 28, 2011

    Awesome recipe! This is just the one I want for a snack!

  11. Priya Yallapantula
    July 28, 2011

    wow, I absolutely love this, delicious dear and so healthy too :)

  12. Cool lassie
    July 29, 2011

    Healthy delight indeed!

  13. Rujuta D
    July 29, 2011

    Monika,
    Thanks for sharing such a fab low calorie recipe..
    The spinach balls look yummy and tempting..
    Great idea to replace potato and bread crumbs with paneer and roasted grinded soya flakes and almond meal respectively…And then baking it instead of deep or shallow frying it..
    Complete weight watchers recipe..
    Happy Blogging
    Rujuta

    http://theworldaccordingtorujuta.blogspot.com/

  14. Archana
    July 30, 2011

    Very healthy and looks delicious.

  15. Aathira
    July 30, 2011

    They look yumm… and much better than spinach pakoras !

  16. Srivalli
    August 3, 2011

    Looks so delicious Mons..

  17. Preeti
    March 1, 2012

    Wow sounds interesting!!!

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