Red coconut curry meatballs: Fit Foodie Finds

Sometimes a hearty bowl of home-cooked food is all you need to set you straight after a hard workout. This spicy, protein packed recipe from Fit Foodie Finds is a sure fire recovery winner.

Red coconut curry meatballs: Fit Foodie Finds

As well as delicious savoury foods, Lee Hersh offers up inventive breakfasts, snacks and even workouts to try at home.
For more fitness and food inspo, take a look at Lee's website in full at Fit Foodie Finds.

Serves 4-6 Prep time 20 Cook time 30


  • 450g ground chicken
  • ½ tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ½ tablespoon chilli paste
  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup flour (any kind will work)
  • ¼ cup rolled oats
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 1 yellow onion, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 can full-fat coconut milk
  • 3 tablespoons red curry paste
  • ½ tablespoon sriracha (optional)
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 4 cups purple cabbage, sliced
  • ¼ cup cilantro, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • ½ tablespoon honey
  • squeeze fresh lime juice
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3.5 cups riced cauliflower (14 oz. bag)
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. First, preheat oven to 400ºF and spray a casserole dish or cake pan with coconut oil cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Prep your cabbage salad by placing all ingredients in a bowl. Mix well and place in the fridge.
  3. Prep meatball mixture by placing all ingredients into a large bowl and mixing until combined.
  4. Using a tablespoon to make bite-sized meatballs. Scoop out mixture and mold into a ball with your hands. It works best if your hands are slightly moist with water. Place in oiled casserole dish.
  5. Place meatballs in the oven for 10 minutes.
  6. While meatballs are baking, prepare curry sauce by placing olive oil into a medium fry pan. When oil is hot, add onion.
  7. Sauté onion for 2-3 minutes and then add the rest of the curry sauce ingredients. Bring to a boil.
  8. After meatballs have been baking for 10 minutes, add curry sauce to the casserole dish and bake for an additional 7-10 minutes.
  9. Finally, add all ingredients for cauliflower rice into a fry pan and cooked for 5-7 minutes.
  10. When meatballs are done, remove from the oven and place ½ cup of cabbage salad, ½ cup cauliflower rice, meatballs, and curry sauce in a bowl.
  11. Top with fresh thai basil and a squeeze of lime. Enjoy!

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