My Grandma Lost Weight Thanks to This Recipe. Eat and Lose Weight Without Dieting!


Are you looking for a delicious yet healthy recipe that can help you shed those extra pounds without sacrificing flavor? Look no further! This nutritious and flavorful vegetable meatball recipe is not only satisfying but also perfect for weight loss. Packed with wholesome ingredients and bursting with flavor, it’s a guilt-free delight that even helped my grandma lose weight!


  • 3 courgettes (zucchinis)
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup corn
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • To taste: oregano, black pepper, paprika, green onion
  • 1 carrot
  • To taste: extra virgin olive oil, salt
  • 200 g low-fat yogurt
  • 2 pickled cucumbers
  • To taste: dill


  1. Preparation of Courgettes:
    • Grate the courgettes with their peel on using a grater with large holes.
    • Place the grated courgettes in a bowl, sprinkle with salt, and let them sit for about 15 minutes to drain excess water.
  2. Cooking Vegetables:
    • Chop one onion and sauté it in a drizzle of olive oil.
    • Peel and grate a carrot, then add it to the pan with the onion.
    • Cook for about 5 minutes until the vegetables are tender.
  3. Mixing Ingredients:
    • Squeeze the excess water from the courgettes and place them in the bowl.
    • Chop green onions and add them to the bowl along with cooked onion and carrot.
    • Season with black pepper, paprika, oregano, and crushed garlic.
    • Add corn and one beaten egg to bind the mixture.
    • Mix everything well and add flour gradually until the mixture holds together.
  4. Forming Vegetable Meatballs:
    • Grease your hands with olive oil and shape the mixture into flattened meatballs.
    • With these quantities, you should be able to make at least 12 portions.
  5. Cooking Meatballs:
    • Heat a non-stick pan with a little olive oil and cook the vegetable meatballs until golden brown on both sides.
    • Cover the pan with a lid to ensure even cooking.
  6. Preparing Yogurt Sauce:
    • In a bowl, combine low-fat yogurt with crushed garlic cloves, chopped dill, and grated pickled cucumbers.
    • Season with spices according to your taste preferences and mix well.


Once the vegetable meatballs are cooked, serve them with the flavorful yogurt sauce on the side. This wholesome and delicious dish is not only satisfying but also perfect for anyone looking to eat healthily and lose weight without resorting to strict diets. Enjoy the goodness guilt-free!

Unique FAQs

  1. Can I substitute courgettes with other vegetables?
    • While courgettes work best for this recipe, you can experiment with other grated vegetables like carrots or even broccoli for variation.
  2. Are these vegetable meatballs suitable for vegetarians?
    • Yes, these meatballs are completely vegetarian-friendly and packed with plant-based goodness.
  3. Can I make a larger batch and freeze the leftovers?
    • Absolutely! These vegetable meatballs freeze well and can be reheated in the oven or microwave for a quick and convenient meal option.
  4. Is the yogurt sauce necessary, or can I serve the meatballs plain?
    • The yogurt sauce adds a burst of flavor and creaminess to the dish, but you can certainly enjoy the meatballs plain or with your favorite dipping sauce.
  5. How long do the vegetable meatballs stay fresh in the refrigerator?
    • Stored in an airtight container, these meatballs can last for up to 3-4 days in the refrigerator. Just reheat them before serving for the best taste and texture.
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