Not just for kids, these Keto Chicken Nugget Meatballs with three dipping sauces are so good that the entire family will love them! They’ll never guess that these low carb meatballs are actually healthy – shhhhhh…I won’t tell if you don’t!
Getting our kids to eat healthy is hard enough these days, and when you throw dietary restrictions into the mix it can really get challenging.
Food intolerances in children are becoming more and more common, as well as conditions like Autism, Diabetes or Epilepsy that are often controlled and treated with a keto, low carb and/or gluten free diet.
It’s great that our kids feel better on these special diets – but maintaining them can be a struggle for the entire family. One way to combat the frustration and even depression that can result from cutting out some of these food groups is to get support from parents and others who are going through similar issues. Udi’s Gluten Free has a fantastic online community and Facebook page with lots of resources on how to help kids and families adapt to a new way of eating.
Another way to cope and adjust is to find acceptable alternatives to our favorites. Since 99.9999% of kids love chicken nuggets, I thought it would be fun to create a low carb and gluten free chicken nugget meatball.
This meatball is similar in consistency to their favorite drive thru nuggets, which will appeal to younger kids especially, who don’t usually find the texture of a breaded chicken tender to be an acceptable substitute. Crunchy on the outside, tender and juicy on the inside, these chicken nugget meatballs will win over even the pickiest eater!
This delicious meatball recipe is not only low carb and gluten free, it’s also grain and dairy free. To make it nut free as well, you could replace the almond flour with pork rind crumbs.
The choices for dipping these kid friendly meatballs are endless, but I served mine with sugar free bbq sauce, honey mustard, and a simple chipotle mayonnaise. If your kids are gluten free but have no other restrictions, then store bought gluten free condiments are fine, otherwise you can make your own pretty easily. I’m adding my method for the honey mustard and chipotle mayo at the bottom of the meatball recipe. The BBQ sauce you can adapt from this recipe.
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