There are certain foods you just cant/wont/dont eat. My list includes shellfish, pork, mushrooms (blech!) and red meat (except the occasional lamb for my hubby).
However, I choose to focus on what I DO eat - which is surprisingly A LOT! veggies, fish, chicken and turkey!
One of my favorite meals is a thick slice of delicious turkey meatloaf. Since everyone is always looking for a healthier alternative to their favorite meals, I wanted to share this as a leaner option for those who love the classic beef meatloaf.
I improvised when making the turkey meatloaf. This was the first time I started with a base (ground turkey) and just threw things in that I though would go work well together and taste good. Something I highly recommend. If it doesnt turn out well - youve learned and can just start over. But when it comes out delicious - your foodie confidence gets a nice boost : j Heres what I came up with:
Herbed Turkey Meatloaf
ground turkey (easily made vegetarian with veggie "meat")
fresh thyme (its incredible what fresh herbs can do for meat!)
egg (substitute with olive oil to make this vegetarian/vegan or leave out all together)
a dash of ground cinnamon/cloves/bayleaf
add whatever else you like i.e grated zucchini, veggies
dashes of Worcestershire sauce
Put all ingredients in a bowl and mix together
Form into a loaf shape (or use a loaf pan)
Spread glaze over top
Cover loosely with foil and bake for 45 minutes at 375degrees
Remove cover and bake for another 30 minutes or until when poked, juices run clear.
Roasted Parsnip Puree
So then, to accompany the yummy turkey meatloaf I had to make something healthier than the traditional mashed potatoes, right? I went with something brand new to my kitchen - parsnips! I read several different recipes online for parsnip puree but the one that stuck out the most to me was the Roasted Parsnip Puree recipe found here: http://simplyrecipes.com/recipes/pureed_roasted_parsnips/
|beautiful fresh parsnips|
|buttery and sweet naturally!|
Whats on your list of "wont eat/touch/look at" foods ?