Net Carbs
Prep Time: 8 Minutes
Style: American
Cook Time: 35 Minutes
Phase: Phase 1









How are Net Carbs Calculated?


  • 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 0.5 large Scallions or Spring Onions
  • 1.5 tsp Garlic
  • 0.5 lb Ground Veal
  • 0.5 lb Ground Beef (80% Lean / 20% Fat)
  • 0.5 lb Ground Pork
  • 0.5 cup Parmesan Cheese (Grated)
  • 2 large Egg (Whole)
  • 0.5 tsp Salt
  • 0.25 tsp Black Pepper


If possible, have the butcher grind together the three different meats. Be sure to wash your hands thoroughly after handling raw pork. 
  1. Heat oven to 375°F.
  2. In a skillet, over high heat, heat oil, cook onion 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until softened. Add garlic (minced) and cook 1 minute more.
  3. Transfer to a bowl and mix in ground meats, cheese, eggs, salt, and pepper. Roll into golf ball-size meatballs. Place on a jelly roll pan.
  4. Bake 20- 25 minutes, until browned and cooked through.

How to Calculate Net Carbs

In order to calculate Net Carbs of any whole food item, it's a simple calculation based on the Nutrition Facts panel:

Total Carbohydrates - (Minus) Dietary Fiber = (Equals) Net Carbs

For low carb products sweetened with sugar alcohols (ie: glycerin, maltitol, etc), refer to the Nutrition Facts panel of the product:

Total Carbohydrates - (Minus) Dietary Fiber - (Minus) Sugar alcohol = Net carbs

This reflects the fact that Dietary Fiber doesn't impact blood sugar levels. Sugar alcohols also have a negligible impact on blood sugar, they too are subtracted from total carbs to yield the Net Carb count.