I am on a nutrition and health HIGH today. I mean in reality I am feeling like something is suffocating me from the inside (which technically it is). But my mind is on a nutrition high. I have so many great ideas and things coming up I can’t wait to share them all with you. But for now just meditate on this thought….
Why do you read this blog? Why do you spend time soaking yourself in REAL nutrition? And what are you doing to get there?
Do you have an idea on why you want to live a more healthful life but don’t know how to get there? I am here to help…trust the process…trust your body. It is pretty darn smart. Pretend I am transferring my love and passion of nutrition and feeding our bodies well to you. I hope it helps you get through the rest of this week! One meal, one choice, one step at a time. You deserve this.
And now to get off my nutrition high-horse. I am here to show you a twisted classic grain free meatloaf recipe utilizing my homemade ketchup recipe plus chia seeds. The chia seeds replace the bread, crackers or flour that you would typically find in meatloaf. The purpose of these ingredients is to make the final result spongier and help retain moisture and flavor. No one likes a dry meatloaf and this definitely is not. Plus the chia seeds have some awesome benefits. A win-win all the way around. I used to make this with almond flour and this is WAY better, I will never go back.
You can prep this on the weekend, which is a smart choice if your weeks get crazy like mine. Plus you can eat it as leftovers for a quick breakfast, lunch or dinner or even freeze it for a later date. Double it, triple it (my method) or quadruple it. Simple, easy and delicious. And shhh… a great way to sneak in some (or a lot) of extra veggies!
You won’t regret it.
- 1 lb. hamburger (grass-fed)
- 1 egg
- ¼ c. homemade ketchup
- 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tbsp. finely chopped onion
- 1½ Tbsp chia seeds
- ⅓ c. stock
- Salt and pepper
- 1 cup finely chopped or shredded veggies (spinach, carrots, zucchini all work great)- optional but a GREAT choice
- ¼ cup homemade ketchup
- 1 Tbsp local honey
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare and 9x13 inch pan or loaf pan
- Finely chop onion and other veggies.
- Saute onion in a small amount of coconut oil until tender.
- Mix all ingredients together and form into balls or place in a loaf pan.
- Bake for 30 minutes remove and add topping (ketchup and honey mixture)
- Continue baking for 15-20 minutes or until cooked through.