When you’re trying to feed your family real food and striving to give them the most nutritious meals, certain foods will eventually turn them off. Like maybe liver? But have no fear. Hiding liver in other delicious dishes, like meatballs, is an excellent way to incorporate this superfood into your and your family’s diets. This post explores why liver is so good for us, and offers a delicious meatball recipe where liver is combined with beef, pork, garlic, onion, mushrooms, butter, cheese, and a slew of spices so that your family won’t even notice the liver 😉
“We’re always looking for ways to make our regular meals in nutrient dense powerhouses! And my Secret Superfood Meatballs are the prime example of how you can transform a family favorite into something that not only tastes amazing but also packs a hidden superfood punch!
Grain & Gluten free these meatballs have a secret ingredient hidden in the meat mixture.. LIVER!
Yep! That’s right… there’s liver hidden in my meatballs.
I’m sure many of you are thinking that there is no way your family will eat LIVER – but with these meatballs, if you don’t tell them – they’ll never know!
What’s so “Super” about Liver??
Liver is the most commonly consumed organ meat in the US—and for good reason: it’s one of the most nutrient-dense foods in existence. Liver is held sacred by many African tribes, and practically every cuisine has liver specialties. It simply contains more nutrients, gram for gram, than any other food:17
- Liver is nature’s most concentrated source of vitamin A (retinol)
- It contains an abundant, highly usable form of iron
- Three ounces of beef liver contains almost three times as much choline as one egg
- Liver is one of the best sources of copper, folic acid, cholesterol, and purines
- It also contains a mysterious “anti-fatigue factor,” making it a favorite among athletes
The liver is often described as an organ that “filters” your blood of toxins, which may seem concerning in terms of eating it. In reality, laboratory analysis has proven that liver is actually completely safe for consumption and has no higher concentration of toxins than the rest of the body.”