Spaghetti & No "Meat Balls"
Spaghetti & No "Meat Balls"
Spaghetti & No "Meat Balls"
Spaghetti & No "Meat Balls"
Spaghetti & No "Meat Balls"

Spaghetti & No "Meat Balls"

Gluten: Panko Crumb + Pasta
Spice Level: 🌶️

Chef’s Inspiration

Did you know that the exact phrase of “spaghetti and meatballs” only appeared in a list of canned processed foods produced by Etore Boirardi, also known as Chef Boirardi in 1938? Widely mocked as a non-Italian dish, it it believed that spaghetti and meatballs was innovated by 20th century Italian immigrants in New York.

Preparation

Follow timing on MANNA package, this time varies by +/- 3 minutes depending on the level of your simmer and how cold your fridge is. You want to ensure that the internal food temperature reaches about 165°F/74°C, piping hot. Nice & simple, toss pasta together with sauce and top with some almond parm for "cheesiness" as well as some fresh herbs if you have.

Nutritional Highlights

 

This dish is high in protein, vitamins (A, B complex, K), and iron. Jackfruit is high in magnesium, vitamin B6, and antioxidants, and has been shown to enhance immunity, boost magnesium levels, and  improve digestion. Fennel is a celery-like winter vegetable with a licorice-like flavour. Fennel has amazing properties including anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiviral, anti-tumor and antispasmodic properties.

Protein: Wheat gluten and whole wheat pasta provide an excellent option for an animal free, soy-free protein source.

Vitamin A: This dish supports the immune and inflammatory functions throughout the digestive tract. Spinach and carrots are excellent sources of vitamin A.

Vitamin B Complex: B vitamins are building blocks for a healthy body and help turn other nutrients into energy, and maintain a healthy metabolism. Jackfruit is rich in pyridoxine (B6 - may help with improving mood and brain health) and spinach and whole wheat pasta are rich in folate (B9 - supports fetal development and growth, and can help prevent cognitive decline).

Vitamin K: Key to helping regulate the body’s inflammatory process. Spinach provides an excellent source of vitamin K.

Iron: Eating foods rich in iron such as Whole wheat pasta, wheat gluten and spinach will help support transportation of vital oxygen throughout the body.