Make this Summer Vegetable Meatloaf Recipe to pack all those garden fresh veggies into one healthy dinner.
Happy Friday friends!
Nothing like a gloomy and foggy Friday morning to start off the weekend. Especially when it starts off at 3:30 AM. Woof.
Why my body decides I will maintain my Friday night Granny status is beyond me.
I did however get my second training run in yesterday morning. A quick two miles, which my Garmin slept through half of.
from Sinful Nutrition Instagram
At least ONE of us is sleeping. My legs were still a bit sore from the last run (thank you DOMS) but I managed a sub 9:00 pace..at least for the second half that the Garmin decided to work for.
Then I snacked my way through work as I prepared for my first nutrition store tour event.
We set up tables throughout the grocery store, highlighting different nutrition info, leaving those who completed each station with a $10 gift card. I maned the dairy table, comparing milks and the sugar content of yogurts.
Not to mention finding this gem on display right next to my Greek yogurt ranch dip samples.
Please try some low-fat Greek yogurt, and a flask of Wild Turkey. Healthy choices people!
At least it’s my favorite time of the month with my favorite crew.
Here’s what was in store for August:
Back to the Dinner Table
After the hustle and bustle of the holiday/vacation season, August is the time many families get ‘back to routine.’ Show us your favorite recipe to help families get ‘back to the dinner table.’ It might be a favorite family recipe from your childhood that you’ve ReDuxed; or maybe it’s your family’s current favorite. Let’s all gather back at the table!
Besides Kids Cuisine and Friendly’s Mac & Cheese with Franks, I can’t think of any other meal that screams childhood other than meatloaf.
Love it. Hate it. You’ve probably had a loaf of meat at some point in your life. Maybe it’s just the word loaf that makes it sound so…disturbing, but much like fruit cake, I feel as if meatloaf has its dedicated followers and equal enough protesters.
I for one, am team fruit cake and meatloaf. I am weird after all so you should have seen that one coming.
Since it’s one of the only times of the year New England is bustling with gardens full of veggies, it’s only appropriate to work them into your meals every and any which way possible.
Forests of greens. Small limbs of zucchini. And cabbages the size of a small country.
So when your burnt out on salads, stir frys, and roasting mountains of veggies, work them into a classic. No sneaking them in unnoticed. They’re there. in all their garden veggie glory. In a loaf of meat.
- 1 pound 90% lean ground beef
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- ½ onion, chopped
- 1 large carrot, shredded
- ½ medium zucchini, shredded
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 2 cups fresh spinach
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 egg
- ¼ cup oats
- 1 cup tomato sauce, divided
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil.
- Add vegetables to skillet, and saute until softened 3-5 minutes.
- Remove from heat and let cool.
- In a large bowl, combine ground beef, garlic, salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce, egg, oats, ½ cup tomato sauce and vegetables.
- Mix until thoroughly combined.
- Transfer mixture to a baking sheet, and form into loaf.
- Top with tomato sauce, and bake for 1 hour, or until cooked through.
- Serve with extra tomato sauce if desired.
If you’re feeling especially domestic, go ahead and use some homemade tomato sauce. Ir work any veggies you’d not like to keep an army-size ration of in your fridge, freezer, bunker, commissary.
Don’t forget to enter the Food For Life Gluten-Free giveaway. Today’s the last day!
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Make it a great day!
Are you a fan of meatloaf?
What veggies do you have loads of right now?