Happy Sunday everyone! As promised I have a couple recipes to share. As always alter them as you wish to your taste. We can all be chefs we just need to learn to be adventurous in the kitchen. I also apologize for no photos =( for some reason blogger is not allowing me to insert images.
First meal: Meatloaf, caulitaters, and green beans
1 lb ground beef, chicken, or turkey (whichever you would like)
1/2 cup chopped onions
1/4 cup chopped bell pepper
3 cloves minced garlic (ok I love garlic so I use a lot of it...add or use less if desired)
1/2 cup oatmeal
1/2 cup ketchup or bbq sauce
Again play with quantities. Ok so after all your veggies are all chopped up and ready to go mix everything (but bacon) together. I prefer to use my hands and just get all sorts of messy and gooey because I guess I'm a weirdo like that. After everythings mixed pretty evenly make a "loaf" and place in bread pan or whatever pan you prefer to use for your meatloaf. Make a crazy cool design with ketchup or bbq sauce on top and place bacon on top. Bake at 350 F for 1 hour.
You can make this recipe as healthy or fatty as you want. I typically use more veggies and just kinda throw them in to hide them from my husband (muahahahahahaha). Meatloaf is my absolute favorite meal. My mouth is watering as I write this so moving on....
1 bag frozen cauliflower florets
1/2 cup cottage cheese
Prepare cauliflower florets according to package directions. I try to find the steamable bags and if I don't have that I buy a normal frozen bag and boil them. Blend well with cottage cheese and pepper to taste. Spread in a pan, cover with parmesan cheese, and back at 350 for 20-30 minutes or until the cheese is nice and melty.
My husband loves this! Mashed potatoes are definitely a win every time with him but they aren't very bueno for my wishes to eat healthier (especially the way I was taught to make them...sheesh talk about calories...ha). This is a fantastic substitute. I'll admit it's not the same as some good old fashioned mashed taters but it's absolutely delicious.
If you don't know how to prepare plain old green beans...well I think I'll save that how to for another day. We use the steamable bags of green beans and add a little pepper. You'll notice I dont use much salt. I try to avoid salt at all costs. This does not mean that you have to as well. You're only going to like a recipe if it matches your taste preferences. Make it happen. And with that I say TTFN and happy eating <3