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Spaghetti with Meatballs, an easy family-friendly meal.

Spaghetti with Meatballs, an easy family-friendly meal.

Spaghetti with Meatballs
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Spaghetti with meatballs is a quickly made, all-time favorite recipe that your kids will love! Its a balanced meal option with carbs, proteins, and fats which will provide good nutrition for the whole family. The sauce of the meatballs gives them a juicy flavor, and you can taste it in every bite.

Serve it together with a nice salad and you have all you need for a good family lunch or dinner!

How to teach kids to eat healthily.

A relaxed dinner which kids love does not need to come from the microwave or fast food corner. It is important to start educating kids from an early age on healthy food and the effect of food on the body. Here you can find some great tips on how to teach your kids to eat healthily.

Jamie Oliver`s TedTalk on Child Obesity

A big ambassador of healthy food is Jamie Oliver, who won a Tedtalk Award in 2010 for a new initiative to combat child obesity. The award is intended to allow prominent people to articulate “one wish to change the world.” His wish is for everyone to help create a strong, sustainable movement to educate every child about food, inspire families to cook again and empower people everywhere to fight obesity. Here is his TedTalk from 2010, which still is true: Jamie Oliver TedTalk on Child Obesity.

Teach every child about food – Jamie Oliver @


  • 8 ounces uncooked spaghetti
  • 24 ounces marinara sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • Grated parmesan for topping
  • Some basil leaves, cut for topping


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/3 cup seasoned dry bread crumbs
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Preheat the oven at 400 F/180 C. Cook spaghetti according to the packet instructions, drain and set aside.
  2. In a bowl, add all meatball ingredients and mix well. Make 12 balls each around 2 inches thick. Place the meatballs in a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until the meatballs are done.
  3. Heat the marinara sauce in 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat and add meatballs. Adjust seasoning and cover, cook 2-3 minutes, or until heated through. Serve over cooked spaghetti. Top with parmesan and garnish with basil leaves.

Nutrition (Amount per serving):

  • Calories per serving: 550

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