Monday, February 28, 2011

Not so Mundane Monday

On Mondays I will post a few recipes or links to some that are tested, tried, and adored by my family.  These meals will be as healthy as possible without sacrificing taste!

Buffalo Meatloaf
...or as we jokingly called it Buffaloaf

  • 1lb ground bison, you could easily use beef, chicken, or turkey
  • 1tsp salt
  • 1/2tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1tsp oregano
  • 1Tblsp Worcestershire
  • 1 slice of whole wheat bread toasted and crumbled or 1/4 cup whole wheat breadcrumbs
  • Ketchup (free of high fructose corn syrup)
  • One egg white or whole egg
Set oven at 350 degrees. Mix all the ingredients together. Bake in a loaf pan (sprayed with cooking spray) covered with foil for 30-40 mins. Uncover and coat the top with ketchup. Continue baking for another 30 mins, uncovered.

*Fun add ins/twists

Mexican Buffaloaf
  • Take recipe above and add chopped bell peppers (a few finely diced jalapenos if you dare!) 
  • 1tsp cumin
  • 1tblsp taco seasoning
  • Use salsa instead of ketchup but add on last 10 mins of baking and also cover top with reduced fat or fat free shredded cheddar cheese
  • Take recipe above and add 1/2 cup fresh chopped spinach (if frozen be sure to thaw and drain WELL!)
  • 1/2 tsp basil
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • Use marinara sauce instead of ketchup and at last 10 mins of baking and add more parmesan or reduced fat shredded mozzarella cheese
We use bison over beef due to lower fat and higher protein ratios.  If bison isn't available to you use lean ground beef, ground chicken, or ground turkey.  (Buy organic meats when you can!)


Mashed Cauliflower

  • 16oz bag of frozen cauliflower
  • salt, pepper, and parmesan to taste
Cook cauliflower in microwave or on stove till soft.  Take a hand masher or food processor and mash/blend until consistency of mashed potatoes.  Add in salt, pepper, and parmesan cheese to taste.  This is a great dish paired with your buffaloaf, chickaloaf, turkaloaf, whatever you are having HA HA!

YOUR TURN...use the comments below to talk about the recipes from today or share your own favorite. Starting next week I will post a reader suggested fave so check back to see if it was your submission!

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