Thai Meatballs from Keto Quick Start

I was beside myself when I found out that I was chosen to be on Diane Sanfilippo’s launch team for her new book, Keto Quick Start. While I wasn’t as familiar with the Keto diet, I’ve long been a follower of Diane’s. I admire her no-nonsense attitude with the things she’s passionate about, as well as her focus on producing quality content for thousands (and thousands) of people.

Well, people, this book is no different. It’s actually like getting two books in one: a textbook AND a cookbook.

Diane dives straight into the science behind the keto diet and breaks it down into a manageable, digestable (see what I did there?) format. Too often, reliable sources of information tend to be large, intimidating information dumps that feel impossible to unpack. Keto Quick Start, however, couldn’t be further from that. In fact, the book is full of colorful tables, charts, and displays that prevent the feeling you get when you’re inundated with new information and your eyes start to glaze over.

You can order here for the best Keto resource I’ve ever seen.

Honestly, when reading this book, it felt like it had been written by a friend. A friend who understood my need to have things explained in a detailed, yet concise manner. A friend who knew that I would have a million questions about keto and somehow managed to answer each one. A friend who truly had my best interest at heart when writing this book.

Oh, and a friend who created KILLER recipes, mostly with staples that I would already have on hand.

Like these Thai meatballs.

Not only are these ridiculously easy to make, but they are juicy, delicious, and packed with flavor. Insert toothpicks and serve as appetizers if you’re hosting a party, enjoy as a protein-packed snack, or serve with any veg or cauliflower rice for an easy meal (particularly the cilantro cauli-rice from Keto Quick Start)!

However you enjoy, I recommend serving with a squeeze of fresh lime juice. 😉


Thai Meatballs by Diane Sanfilippo

  • Servings: 6
  • Difficulty: easy
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-2 TB coconut aminos
-1 TB red curry paste
-2-3 dashes of fish sauce
-Grated zest of 1 lime
-1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro leaves
-1/4 cup minced green onions (about 1 green onion)
-1 tsp grated or minced garlic (about 2 cloves)
-1 tsp sea salt
-1/4 tsp ginger powder
-1 lb ground pork
-1 lb ground chicken or turkey, preferably dark meat for the best flavor
-Additional chopped fresh cilantro leaves, sliced green onions, and/or sesame seeds for optional garnish


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, combine the coconut aminos, red curry paste, fish sauce, lime zest, cilantro, green onions, garlic, salt, and ginger powder. Stir to mix well.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the chicken and pork and mix well with your hands.
  4. Add the marinade and use your hands to mix it with the meat until well combined.  Form the meat mixture into 24 meatballs (about 1 1/3 oz each) and place on a rimmed baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes, or until cooked through.
  6. Remove the meatballs from the oven and garnish with cilantro, sesame seeds, and green onions, if desired. Serve with cauliflower rice.

-If you use Big Tree brand coconut aminos, use less salt
-You can also use 2 lbs of one type of ground meat if you prefer. In that case, Diane recommends using ground pork for best flavor.

While I was offered a free copy of Keto Quick Start, I was not compensated for this post and all opinions expressed are my own.

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