Breakfast Cereal with 1/2 cup Kashi Heart to Heart, 1/2 cup Kashi Vanilla Wheat Squares, small sprinkle pecan praline granola, a few cinnamon almonds, sliced banana, 1/2 c blueberries, cup of lowfat milk
I had a meeting away from school today so I got to go to lunch out…a looong lunch out at McAlister’s Deli. I ordered a cup of veggie soup and a half of the sweet chipotle salad. I also added some crackers to go with the soup.
Then I headed home to make some BBQ Turkey Meatloaf, which was much better than I remembered after making a few changes to the original. See my changes below.
I used half red bell and half yellow bell because that’s what I had. I omitted the onion powder(because I am out), added 2 tsp. of curry powder, added 1 tbsp. garlic minced rather than garlic powder, added 2 tbsp. BBQ sauce to the mixture, and instead of store bought bread crumbs I crumbed my own in the processor from 2 slices whole wheat bread with ends removed.
BBQ Turkey Meatloaf
1-1 1/2 lbs. lean ground turkey breast
1 medium bell pepper, chopped (from our garden)
1 tbsp. minced garlic
2 tsp. curry powder
2 tbsp. hickory smoked mustard (dijon mustard may work too)
10 splashes of worcestershire sauce (more if desired)
1 whole egg
2 slices whole wheat bread, ends removed and processed into crumbs
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 c BBQ sauce (2 tbsp. mixed with meat; 2 tbsp for topping)
Directions: Preheat oven to 350*. Spray loaf pan with nonstick spray. Mix all ingredients except 2 tbsp. of BBQ sauce; hands work best. Once mixed, put into loaf pan. Top the loaf with 2tbsp. BBQ sauce. Bake in oven for 45 minutes or until thermometer inserted reads 165*.
The result was a flavorful, tender loaf of ground turkey. I had to go back for a second slice. On the side, Chris and I split a baked sweet potato topped with a tsp. of Brummel & Brown and an oz. of reduced fat sharp cheddar. Also, for some veg I blanched some green beans that were on their last leg about to be thrown in the compost pile. This dinner was delicious.
Currently, I am watching American Idol and there are some really great singers this season. Have I ever mentioned how much I love to sing and when I was little I was often told how well I sang and forced to sing for friends and family. I can still carry a tune, but due to lack of practice I don’t sing as well as I once did.
Are there any American Idol fans out there?