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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My first encounter with Nick’s Sticks came when participating in a bulk co-op order and boy I have been hooked since!
Nick’s Sticks make a perfect lean protein snack or quick-lunch if you follow the Trim Healthy Mama plan or even if you don’t. Why you may ask? Nick’s Sticks are made of all natural ingredients which include lean protein, dye-free, nitrate-free, hormone-free, sugar-free, and antibiotic-free snack. Can you get any better than that? Well it does get better, Nick’s Sticks beef sticks are grass-fed and the turkey sticks are free-range but, my personal favorite reason is my kids love them and it makes me feel good to be able to offer a wholesome less processed version of a Slim Jim. They also come two to a pack and are a good size beef or turkey stick. You can’t get any better than that — make sure you head over to their website and check them out. Nick has a great story behind the beginnings of Nick’s Sticks.
Take 50 minutes and spend some time watching the creators speak about Trim Healthy Mama, how to get started, and if you want to purchase the book you can click on my Trim Healthy Mama Affiliate Link. They are a true inspiration and have helped many over come the challenge of losing weight and having a better healthier life. Keep checking back and I’ll post some follow documents that really helped me understand and truly get the plan.
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I love spaghetti! Since, starting Trim Healthy Mama I’ve had to modify my spaghetti and meatballs recipe to fit the plan. If you don’t know anything about Trim Healthy Mama make a point to get the book. I absolutely love the way I eat now and how it makes me feel. I am completely satisfied and do not miss all the carbs. I bought a neat little kitchen gadget the Veggetti to help me make vegetable noodles and I absolutely love how easy it is the use and the lovely spirals it makes. It has two sides one on top and one on bottom for wide or skinny noodles. I prefer to use the wide and I find they hold up better with spaghetti sauce.
Here is a picture of a bowl full of zucchini noodle goodness. I typically will chop up the end of the zucchini and add it to the noodles for some extra texture and to prevent waste. I hate to waste good veggies.
The great thing about the Veggetti is you can also use it for yellow squash and any other vegetable that you want to spiral of course some are easier to work with tham others.
Now on to the Meatball recipe.
- 1 package of ground turkey meat
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon of dried parsley
- 1 tablespoon of garlic powder or more depending on your taste
- 3-4 tablespoons of onion flakes
- 1 small Joseph low carb pita (toasted and ground into bread crumbs
- 1/2 cup of Parmesan or Mozzarella cheese
- 1/4 teaspoon of red pepper flakes (optional)
- salt and pepper
- Coconut or Olive Oil for browning
Mix all ingredients together. Form into meatballs. Brown in oil of your choice – do not cook all the way if adding to slow cooker. If you are not adding to a slow cooker you need to cook the meatballs till no longer pink in the center.
Spaghetti Sauce recipe:
- 1 jar of store-bought no sugar or less than 1 gram of sugar sauce
- 1 jar of tomatoes crushed or whole (I used some home canned whole tomatoes that I blended in my Vitamix)
- 1 tablespoon of Italian Herb Mix
- 1 tablespoon of Garlic Powder
Add above into slow cooker with meatballs and cook for 3-4 hours until meatballs are cooked and sauce thickened. Helpful hint: remove slow cooker lid for last 30 minutes to help thicken.
Take your Zucchini Noodles and saute in 1 tablespoon of olive oil till warm with a little salt and pepper. Then serve it up.
Here is a picture of the final product and what I like to call Zucchinetti and Meatballs. Yum and a satisfying Trim Healthy Mama “S” meal. Serve with a side salad with a creamy no sugar dressing or some steamed broccoli.
Ok, so I’ve been on Trim Healthy Mama for almost 2 years now and will continue it for the rest of my life. Why you may be asking? Well, I no longer have knee pain. I have more energy. Belly bloat is gone. Plus, I lost over 20 pounds. So, Why wouldn’t I keep eating this way!
Now on to websites. I get tired of the same food day in and day out so, I like to try new recipes especially, dessert recipes. My favorite dessert recipe websites are All Day I Dream About Food and I Breathe I’m Hungry. Gotta love the names! I have never had a bad recipe from either of these sites and that is really important when baking low carb because some of the ingredients can be a bit pricey. I look at it this way, do I want to spend the extra money on what is good for my body or on Doctor bills. I prefer good yummy wholesome food so, I’ll pay the extra money for the occasional treat. Both of these sites also include savory recipes, but I have to admit I haven’t tried any yet so I can’t testify to their worthiness. I will say though if their savory dishes are as good as their desserts you do not want to miss out. I’ll update you later when I make that attempt. Happy Baking!
By the way some of my favorite recipes from All Day I Dream About Food are:
Here is one of my favorites from I Breathe I’m Hungry:
Trim Healthy Mama has been more than a diet. I hate diets by the way never been on one and never will. So, when I made up my mind that I needed to lose a little weight like 20lbs (a toddler) I decided I wasn’t going to do a diet, but a lifestyle change. Well, it has been almost 2 years since I started my THM journey I have lost well over 20lbs and feel great. I do not feel deprived nor starved. I am now a Trim Healthy Mama of 4 wonderful kids with more energy, better self-image, and loving the way I eat. I get to eat things like butter, cookies, chocolate, and wonderful protein filled almond milkshakes. Can you tell I love desserts? I actually eat less desserts now that I now longer have sugar cravings.
I bet you’re wondering now what is this Trim Healthy Mama way of life. Well, to briefly describe it Trim Healthy Mama is keeping your fuels and your fats separate, removing all sugar, white starches (rice, potatoes, pasta) out of your diet. We THMer’s mainly use Stevia, Swerve, Xylitol, or Erythirtol as sweetners and brown rice or quinoa as our carb source. I’m not going to give away all the details you need to join the Trim Healthy Mama facebook page and get the book.
On to my original intention the wonderful Trim Healthy Mama products. I absolutely love everything they have in their product line. They actually care how their products are processed and what’s in them. My favorites so far are the Whey Protein Powder, Stevia Concentrate (last forever), Sweetblend, and Erythirtol. These are all essentials when starting the THM plan. I personally would start with the Whey Protein Powder, Stevia Concentrate, and the Sweetblend. If your interested in purchasing any of the above products please follow this link. I hope you enjoyed by little blurb about THM if your interested in learning more or need help feel free to comment.
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Oh and here is a picture taken about a year ago — Thanks to THM 20+lbs gone forever.
20+lbs gone forever. Thanks THM!