Tag: Vegetables

Macaroni and Cheese with Broccoli Cauliflower and Chicken

Macaroni and Cheese with Broccoli Cauliflower and Chicken

= Random dinner family meal time inspiration that turned out quite well Hi guys! Hope your day went well! I’m happy to say that the week long insanity is over and I’ve got the next 3 days off…

Minestrone Soup

Minestrone Soup

Growing up, one of my FAVORITE cold weather meals was Minestrone soup!! I remember when I was younger, my grandmother and adopted grandfather would always take me to this Italian restaurant….

Turkey Meatloaf Muffins

Turkey Meatloaf Muffins

Happy Saturday! This morning, I decided to change things up with our meal plan for the day. We’ve pretty much for the more part have eaten the same foods for the past two weeks. So today, I wanted to spice it up a bit. My man loves meatloaf and I haven’t fixed it for him since we began our eat clean journey in the middle of August. So when I came across this recipe for Turkey Meatloaf Muffins in Jamie Eason’s 12 week livefit program, I thought these would be perfect for our weekly menu.

Turkey Meatloaf Muffins Storage

Since these are 21-Day Approved, I decided to make them this morning. It gives us a perfect blend of complex carbohydrates and protein for a complete snack. I even made a double batch to freeze so we can grab for a quick snack or lunch. I’m allowed 2, hubby is allowed 4, so we’ll have those for lunch today and we will pair it with a big salad. They are easy to make and easy to take and go! The best part is that the kids will love them too!

Turkey Meatloaf Muffins Salad

You can be as creative as you want with these as long as you are using good choice clean eat ingredients.  I added half a zucchini and half a shredded carrot in mine, in addition to what the original recipe calls for.

 

Turkey Meatloaf Muffins

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs ground turkey or chicken
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 cup quick cooking oats
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 tsp dried yellow mustard
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp chipotle pepper spice (I didn’t have this on hand in my pantry, so I used cayenne pepper)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp garlic powder (or 2-3 cloves of fresh garlic)
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 2 celery stalks finely chopped (I omitted these because I added in the zucchini and carrot)
Additional add-ins (optional)
  •  1 zucchini shredded
  • 1-2 carrots shredded

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • Spray muffin pan with olive oil or line with baking cups
  • Mix all your ingredients together in one large bowl
  • Roll the mixture into balls and place in muffin tin.  Muffins should be about the size of racquet balls.
  • Bake for 40 minutes
  • Makes 12 muffins
Serving size 2 muffins for women and 4 for men.
 
Turkey Meatloaf Muffins Pan
Calories: 80

Fat: 2 g
Carbs: 4 g
Protein: 11 g

Enjoy! 🙂

Making Chicken Stock In The Crock Pot Is So Easy

Making Chicken Stock In The Crock Pot Is So Easy

  Remember when I shared with you that you could cook a few different meals from roasting a chicken in the crock pot? The first night you could serve your family a more healthy version…

Crock Pot Red Sauce

Crock Pot Red Sauce

I can truly never go wrong when it comes to pasta around our house. Lazy Weeknight Lasagna is always a favorite. One recipe that we love is this red sauce. It’s simple to make and delicious. I don’t…