06-28-2013

My Favorite Healthy Recipes

Happy Friday everyone! One more week until 4th of July weekend! Who’s got any exciting/fun plans?

Today, I wanted to write about my favorite recipes that I have blogged about individually before, but you may have missed. A lot of recipes I have posted are things I make on a regular basis and love to eat…so why not share? :)

Let’s jump right into it!

{Protein Pancakes}

As you know, I made this recently and LOVE it. SO fluffy and delicious.

{Taco Salad}

This is a weekly staple for us and so quick & easy to make. You can add so many different toppings and try to make your own Chipotle burrito bowl ;)

{Chicken Mozzarella with Spinach & Chickpeas}

Another staple…and another quick one to make. It’s delicious with the cheese melted on top and with spinach or mixed greens. I had this yesterday actually, but had cannelini beans instead of chickpeas…you could use whatever you want as toppings!

{Green Smoothie}

This is my go-to smoothie recipe. I use water or almond milk, spinach or kale, whatever fruit I have, and almond butter. Soooo delicious and creamy!

{Buffalo Chicken Meatloaf}

I actually haven’t made this in a while but I need to start again! A great, healthy variation to normal meatloaf.

Do you have a favorite recipe? A go-to? Please share, I love trying new recipes!

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11-14-2012

Easy Recipe – Buffalo Chicken Meatloaf!

I originally found this recipe via PaleOMG and thought I need to try this. I love meatloaf, I love chicken, and I love things with easy prep time.

I will put her recipe below, and list what my modifications were in bold. I didn’t have some ingredients, but it still turned out delicious and was a hit with my family! The only main thing missing was onions and celery, so I guess when I throw those in it will be even better!

Buffalo Chicken Meatloaf (source: PaleOMG)
Prep time:  5 mins *prep time really did only take 5 minutes. Perfect.
Cook time:  30 mins
Total time:  35 mins
Serves: 2-4 *I doubled everything because I needed it to serve 5, and wanted leftovers for lunch
Ingredients
  • 1lb ground chicken
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons coconut flour or ½ cup almond flour/meal *I didn’t have almond flour, so I used about 3-4 tablespoons of rolled oats instead for binding purposes
  • 3-4 tablespoons hot sauce (I used Red Hot)
  • 2 stalks of celery, diced *I didn’t have this but will add next time
  • ¼ small yellow onion, diced *I didn’t have this but my mom isn’t a huge fan of onions anyway
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder *I used 1.5 teaspoons of diced garlic instead of powder
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper *I didn’t have this so I used basil for seasoning
  • ¼ teaspoon celery salt
  • salt and pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Place all ingredients in a bowl and use your hands to mix thoroughly.
  3. Plop mixture into two mini loaf pans OR one large loaf pan. You make the call my friend.
  4. Bake for 25-35 or until chicken is completely cooked through.
  5. I used the poke technique. Poke the meat, if it sinks in, like it’s uncooked, it probably is.
  6. Let cool.
  7. Eat.
  8. HOLY CRAP THAT WAS EASY!

As she says, it really is SO easy. Therefore, it’s also easy to make extra for leftovers. Which is what I am eating for lunch as I type this :)

I have never had meatloaf made out of ground chicken before, but I already know this will be a staple in my household.

Let me know if you decide to try this, and what you think!

Final Product =)