Vegetarian Comfort Food: The (Un)Meatball

It seems everywhere I turn lately there are articles and ads on dieting, cleanses and eating clean. Sure it's the New Year and everyone is looking to make positive changes. But there's plenty of room within that for, say, a hefty and satisfying meatball.

A few years ago we did a post here on The Kitchn that featured a few recipes for vegetarian meatballs. But a lot has happened in three years and the options and variety for interesting meat-free meatballs has grown exponentially. So much so that there are recipes that we're really excited to make, that don't at all feel like just a good substitution recipe but a truly inspired and tasty meal. So here's to a New Year of food that fits into each cranny of your resolutions but also satisfies in a way that a smoothie or a green juice just can't.

Try a Recipe:
Lentil Meatballs in Lemon Pesto - Sprouted Kitchen
Quinoa Veggie Meatballs - The Small Boston Kitchen
Spaghetti and Vegan Meatballs - Whole Foods Market
Eggplant Meatballs - Dash of East
Meatless Meatballs - The Food Network

Do you have a favorite recipe for an (un)meatball?

Related: Meat/Un-Meat: Meatballs for Everyone

(Images: Sara Morris from Sprouted Kitchen)

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