You can always add whatever you like to the meatball mixture to give it whatever flavours you like - even just adding a tsp or so of chilli powder would give it another dimension - but they are also delicious as they are! By making them very simple in flavour, it allows you to be a little creative if you want to with combinations of sauces and accompaniments.
I served the kids meal with just some steamed vegetables and gluten-free pasta, as my 2 are not huge on anything mashed...not even potato. A cauliflower mash for hubby and myself is a yummy alternative to mashed potato or kumara, and it's totally delicious - and incredibly simple and quick to make.
The beetroot salad was inspired by my gorgeous friend who I saw yesterday - she was telling me about her yummy salad with beetroot that she had made, and it sounded delicious! Had some beetroot in the fridge so grated it and added it to our basic garden salad just grated raw - LOVE that beetroot flavour! If you are not a beetroot lover, just make a classic salad or serve with whatever veges take your fancy. Give the beetroot a go though, if you dare...it's So good for you! Beetroot contains a whole swag of super nutrients, and is particularly beneficial for your heart health.