Meatballs – early stage recipe

I have been re-working my SCD diet for the past week. I started with the intro diet and then progressed (loosely) based on the Peacanbread guidelines. I am doing well with goat yogurt and cheese so I have included that (on Pecanbread they give guidelines for dairy-free). I will report on my success as I go. So far I have had some digestive ‘differences’ I will call it. No pain, no upset stomachs. I hope it continues to get better. I am amazed at how little fiber I need in my diet. I am currently eating all meat, homemade broth, SCD goat yogurt, goat cheddar cheese, honey, small amounts of 100% blueberry juice, homemade applesauce, stewed carrots and peeled/seeded cooked tomatoes. In order to continue gaining weight, I’m starting to have coconut oil mixed/whipped with honey. It tastes ok but for some reason I’m always hesitant to eat it. Here’s what I made for dinner today:

Cheesy Meatballs

cheddar cheese, cut into small 1/2″ chunks
1 lb ground beef
2 onions
2 garlic cloves
SCD ketchup

Chop onions and garlic and cover the bottom of an oiled pan with them. Sprinkle salt on the ground beef. Form the beef into rounds. Press into one and place cheese in center, folding beef back over to seal cheese in. Place meatballs in pan, with a piece of onion covering each. Bake at 350F for 35-40 minutes, turning once. Serve meatballs only (no garlic or onions) covered with ketchup.


I have been following the Specific Carbohydrate Diet since January 2008 to recover from Celiac disease. As part of the diet, I don't eat grains, sugar or potatoes and prepare all my meals from scratch.

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