How is life treating you? I hope the new year is going well so far. Things here are good. We have so much on, that I feel like I’m going to be hardly home for any of January. Hubby is stepping up into a higher position at work and can’t take any time off, so it’s me and the girls gallivanting around, dragging my sister and mum along when I can.
One thing I have to focus on at the moment is upping my iron levels, especially with all that I’ve got going on. I’ve been getting regular iron infusions, but I need to increase red meats and other sources of iron, as well as taking supplements daily. Oh boy, I’m so bad at remembering to take supplements each day.
I’m a bit weird with meat, and I go through stages where I’m okay with it, and others where I’m on the verge of being vegetarian… I’m weird I know. I find the easiest way to eat meat is by using mince. It’s affordable too, and I can make a mean meatball or two.
These are so flipping good. I love these with their yoghurt dip. You could use lamb mince if you liked, but I find it hard to come by sometimes and beef mine works beautifully here.
GREEK MEATBALLS WITH YOGHURT DIP
2 slices of white toast, torn into chunks
500g beef mince
1 onion finely chopped
2 tbsp of fresh lemon juice
2 tbsp chopped parsley
2 tbsp chopped mint
plain flour, to dust
1 cup natural Greek yoghurt
2 tbsp chopped mint
2 tbsp olive oil
♥ In a small bowl, soak the toast and cover with cold water. After a few minutes drain and squeeze it dry. In a medium bowl, place the mince, toast, onion, egg, lemon juice, parsley and mint. Combine throughly and season with salt and pepper.
♥ Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for an hour.
♥ To make the yoghurt dip: Combine the yoghurt and mint into a msall bowl, season with salt and pepper and then place in the fridge until your meatballs are finished.
♥ Roll the mince into small balls, and toss in a little bit of flour. Heat oil in a large frying pan, and cook the meatballs for 10 minutes, turning over to make sure they’re browned all over and cooked through. Serve meatballs with the yoghurt dip.
Tell me lovely, what’s your favourite way to increase iron in your diet?