Thai Meatballs with Sweet Chili Sauce

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[I made these flavor-loaded Thai Meatballs with Sweet Chili Sauce for Earth Fare!]

There are few things in life more succulent than a pork meatball. Especially when it’s a pork meatball loaded with the bold flavors of lemongrass, cilantro, garlic, and ginger. 

There are a few perks for you, if you decide to make these Thai meatballs for your next party or holiday gathering: 

Perk #1 You’ll be right there, smack dab in the middle of the meatball prep. Smelling the magical aroma that only comes from fresh herbs and caramelized pork.

Perk #2 As the maker of the meatballs, you’ll have first dibs when they come out of the pan. Piping hot and glistening. 

Perk #3 You will be THE person that brings immense joy to those party-goers lucky enough to snag a meatball or six. 

thai meatballs with sweet chili sauce

And really, isn’t perk #3 the only reason we need? 

thai meatballs with sweet chili sauce

You may have it in your mind that mini meatballs hanging out on an appetizer spread are an evil plan to unravel your commitment to healthy eating. 

But I’d have to disagree!

We’re all different, and the amount of meat protein we need to be healthy is different.

But if you’re reading this post I can only guess you’d agree with me on one thing. That some amount of meat does have a place in a healthy diet. 

Pork happens to be ultra delicious because of it’s higher fat content. And I’m A-OK with that because the story we’ve been told about fat being evil is fiction! F-I-C-T-I-O-N

thai meatballs with sweet chili sauce

Our bodies need fat to be healthy (even saturated fat!). The cost of a low-fat crazed diet industry has been to add huge amounts of sugar to make bland, fat-less food taste appetizing. 

So my suggestion: keep the beautiful, lip-licking fat that nature handed us (probably for a good reason). Enjoy every minute of it. Just make sure it’s coming from quality sources—like pasture raised or antibiotic-free meat. 

And since we’re always looking to cut back on the processed sugar (which we’re finding out is the REAL culprit of inflammation, weight gain, and disease) we’ll make a bangin’ sweet chili sauce with honey. 

thai meatballs with sweet chili sauce

And we’ll dip, and enjoy, and declare Thai Meatballs with Sweet Chili Sauce our new favorite guiltless-pleasure! 

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