Eating healthy has not been a total struggle this pregnancy...however eating protein has been. Anytime I try to think of a meal containing meat, it makes me want to gag. I can't seem to want to eat chicken, fish, or steak. It's very difficult! 70 grams of protein daily! Outrageous. I used to eat a lot of meat, but now I just can't stomach it. I know spud needs it and matt reminds me of this daily... but it's tough. I eat greek yogurt, cheese, milk, but it's no where even close to what a slice of steak would do for me. So I am trying to get creative. If I even get a twinge of a craving for a burger, tacos, new york strip steak I go for it. So, last night I felt like cooking some meatloaf, mom's meatloaf. Oh my...it was fantastic and almost purely protein.
Want the super easy recipe?!
Mom's Meatloaf (my mom that is)
-1 lb ground turkey or beef
-1 can Italian stewed tomatoes
-1/2 cup ketchup
-1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs (or a slice of bread cubed)
-1/2 of a yellow onion cubed
-1/4 cup brown sugar
-1 1/2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
-1 tablespoon minced garlic
-little salt and pepper
Combine all ingredients...throw in a glass dish perhaps 6x9. I like to put a little ketchup and brown sugar on the top to make a sweet topping. Cook at 350 F for 1 hour. Ta-da! Meatloaf.
[you'll notice my ingredients in the picture differ a little, depends on what I have in the cupboards. But the great thing about this recipe is you can never go wrong- that is, if you like meatloaf]