Meatloaf — The word spreads dread through the house when uttered, but no longer with changed up version to fit the Trim Healthy Mama plan Low Carb Parmesan Meatloaf. It is a cross between Meatloaf, a Meatball, and it’s kid approved.
Recipe: Original courtesy of Creative Me Inspired You
Low Carb Parmesan Meatloaf “S” for Satisfying (4-6 servings)
- 1 lb of ground turkey
- 1 egg
- 1 regular size low carb Joseph Pita (toasted and ground into bread crumbs)
- 1.5 tablespoons Italian Seasoning
- 1/4 cup Parmesan
- 1/2 tablespoon of Garlic Powder
- 1 tablespoon of Dried Minced Onion
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon Parsley
- Salt and Pepper
- 1/2 a Jar of Spaghetti Sauce
- Mozzarella Cheese
Combine all the ingredients and mix well, but do not mix to death, as it makes the meat tough. Put the mixture into a pan, or form a loaf on a baking pan. I prefer a baking pan so that there is more crispy crust. Pour about 1/4 the jar of sauce over the meatloaf.
Cook in a 400 degree oven about 30-45 minutes. Top with mozzarella cheese, and add a little more of the spaghetti sauce. Add parsley over top of the cheese.
Pair this satisfying “S” meal with your favorite salad with a creamy dressing, a side of steamed or buttered veggies like broccoli, zucchini, or cauliflower, and you have a completely yummy meal.
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Slow Cooker Meatloaf Low Carb
2 Eggs Beaten
1/2 cup half/half
1 small Joseph’s Flax Oat Bran Whole Wheat Pita toasted and ground in food processor/blender into bread crumbs
2 tablespoon’s dried onions or onion powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon sage
1.5 lb of turkey meat or ground beef
1/4 cup sugar-free ketchup or your own homemade sugar-free ketchup
1 teaspoon of dry mustard
Combine egg with half/half, Joseph’s bread crumb, onion, sage, salt, and ground meat. Mix well. Line the bottom of your slow cooker with parchment paper,
pour meatloaf mixture into slow cooker and form into a loaf. Add seasonings to top of meat (pepper, garlic powder, onion powder).
Cook on Low for 5-6 hours
Add topping and Switch to high for last 5 minutes.
Pair it with your favorite side of greens beans and cauliflower casserole.
This meal equals S for Satisfying.
I’ve been following the Trim Healthy Mama way of eating and absolutely love it plus it doesn’t hurt that I’ve lost 20 pounds changing the way I eat. Gwen’s Nest recently posted a “Samoa” Milkshake that is THM ingredients approved. It is an absolute must try. So I decided since it was so good to make a cookie out of it. The base recipe is from Detoxinista.com with a few modifications so that it will fit Trim Healthy Mama.
“Samoa” Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 1/2 cups of almond flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 heaping tablespoons of coconut oil (melted)
1/4-1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
3-4 big shakes of Stevia concentrate or 3-4 dropper full of liquid stevia (to taste)
1/4 cup Hershey’s sugar-free chocolate chips
1/2 cup of unsweetened coconut flakes
1/4 teaspoon of maple flavoring
1 teaspoon of butter
First take the unsweetened coconut flakes, butter, maple flavoring, teaspoon of almond flour, 1 shake of stevia concentrate and toast until golden brown in a pan. While toasting take almond flour,baking soda, salt and mix together — Add toasted coconut mixture and mix. Then take coconut oil add to warm pan to melt. While that is melting add egg and sweetener (stevia) to mixture. Once coconut oil has cooled a bit add it to the mixture with vanilla extract. Mix well. Mixture should start to look like a cookie batter…then add sugar-free chocolate chips and mix. Scoop out or shape into balls then flatten with palm of hand.
Line baking sheet with parchment paper and Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes until golden brown . If you want to get real fancy you could drizzle skinny chocolate over cookie and cool in fridge.
I just got a Vitamix for Mother’s Day and all I have to say is I love it. If you own one you know what I mean. It is the best multipurpose blender in the world. You can make smoothies, soups, pancake batter, breads, and baby food in the thing. It is meant to replace your food processor, blender, and mixer. It is a bit of an investment but it is totally worth it! I love smoothies and this recipe is one we typically have for breakfast.
Oatmeal Banana Breakfast Smoothie (makes 2 glasses)
1 ripe banana
1/2 cup rolled oats uncooked
1/4 cup raisins
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 to 1.5 cup of vanilla almond milk
hand full of ice
Put all ingredients in blender and blend for about 1 minute or less.
Enjoy! If you have a Vitamix let me know what you think about yours or if you have a favorite recipe.
This Meatball recipe is one I am using for my freezer group. All you have to do is make the meatballs (I use a scoop for consistency in meatball size ) and flash freeze on some wax paper. Then divide up into plastic gallon freezer bags. You can use this recipe for spaghetti and meatballs, meatball sandwiches, or just meatballs with veggies. The seasonings in the recipe may be off for the amount of meat as the original recipe was for 1 pound of meat. I never really measure just eyeball what looks good so you may want to increase the amount of oregano and Italian seasoning in this recipe other than that everything else is perfect. It makes a nice meatball not dry and taste great.