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









How are Net Carbs Calculated?


  • 1 Tablespoon virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 Each large green onion, finely chopped
  • 3 Each medium cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1/2 Pound ground veal
  • 1/2 Pound ground sirloin
  • 1/2 Pound ground pork
  • 1/2 Cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 Each large eggs
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon freshly ground 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, cook onion 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until softened. Add garlic 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.