Meatballs are one of my favorite comfort foods. For me, I love serving them with green beans or a roasted and stringed spaghetti squash and lots of marinara sauce. When I began living a more healthy lifestyle I also began swapping out high-fat meats for the leaner kind, like chicken and turkey. Meatballs was the first to get the change and I was pleasantly surprised at how the taste seemed almost enhanced in the leaner version. Not to mention the fact that I could eat more, and not feel like it was a heavy meal afterwards. Adding pork to the recipe definitely adds some fat, but used in a 2:1 ratio it can do just enough with bringing out that juicy Italian meatball flavor. As for the gluten-free and dairy-free aspect of this – traditionally, many would have added parmesan cheese and regular bread crumbs. Trust me on this one though, they will not be missed in this recipe. Gluten-free breadcrumbs are easily found at your local grocer, or you can make your own with gluten-free bread. Give these a go and roll your way into a meatball you can feel good about and your body will thank you for.