I would call them neatballs, but I think that is actually a product name… Not sure. Anyway, getting ready for another week of school. Meal prep is the name of the game.
The original idea was just vegan meatballs. I was thinking about them simmering in a nice, thick tomato sauce. The patties happened because I thought they might be easier for packed lunch… Or maybe I was thinking it would be a lot less rolling of individual meatballs. Not that it’s much work. …So I’m lazy.
I am not going to write out a recipe, but I did think a couple process photos would be a fun way to mix things up.
Ingredients before and after. Dal (which I smashed with a potato masher after the pretty picture), chopped onion, some leftover rice, a bundle of blanched chopped spinach, oats, cayenne, and cumin.
After it had a few minutes to set up I put a sheet of plastic wrap on a board and formed the patties and balls. They’re in the freezer now. Once they are solid I’ll bag them and stick them back in the freezer ’til I need a quick meal during the week.
I’m pretty happy with the result. Whole food. Oil-free. Oats, legumes, and greens: loads of minerals and vitamins. And of course protein (lest anyone fear I might become deficient). Ha!