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i don't want to use bread, because of the carbs, in my meatballs. Can I use something else

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Asked by fefferjenme at 6:00 PM on Jun. 1, 2013 in Diet & Fitness

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  • Oats will work. May have as many carbs as bread, though. You can check on the package. My mom always added oats as a filler to meatloaf instead of breadcrumbs, and they work just fine.

    Answer by NannyB. at 6:04 PM on Jun. 1, 2013

  • Maybe use cooked quinoa.

    Answer by QuinnMae at 6:04 PM on Jun. 1, 2013

  • Quinoa would be a great idea. Also a good quality oat would work.

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 6:07 PM on Jun. 1, 2013

  • I also use oats in my meatloaf from an old quaker oats recipe.

    Answer by missanc at 6:08 PM on Jun. 1, 2013

  • can't you get away with just not using them & just using the egg & grated onion for moisture? I neevr really use crumbs just that & some Parmesan cheese etc. - maybe I am doing something wrong lol...

    Answer by sarasmommy777 at 6:18 PM on Jun. 1, 2013

  • My grandma used brown rice in hers. Yummy, but I'm not sure about the carb content of rice.

    Answer by Ballad at 6:20 PM on Jun. 1, 2013

  • mushrooms finely chopped.

    Answer by 2kids2dogs2cats at 6:27 PM on Jun. 1, 2013

  • I've used cooked barley in my meatloaf before. No reason you couldn't do that for meatballs. The fiber content is pretty great.

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 8:25 PM on Jun. 1, 2013

  • I do not put bread in my meatloaf or meat balls. I use hamburger and sausage. Or you can do ground turkey or chicken.


    Answer by louise2 at 9:56 PM on Jun. 1, 2013

  • I put oats in my meatloaf, it may work on meatballs. Or try quinoa or cooked brown rice

    Answer by momto2boys973 at 10:40 PM on Jun. 1, 2013

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