This weekend was a marathon of laughs, food, and more food. My boys spoiled me with a date night on Saturday and we all left in such a food coma that Sunday we had to go on a run to recover. I rarely run, like once a year, so it was a big deal. I also cleaned my kitchen and took a picture to prove it. Judge me.
We have decided to make a valiant effort to be healthy for the rest of the week- more than seven days is too big of a commitment for me. So yesterday I made turkey meatloaf, brussel sprouts, and mashed potatoes. Before you give me too much credit, there is bacon in the brussel sprouts, they are so delicious you forget that they are also good for you. Which is my favorite way to eat healthy food.
The meatloaf itself is quick and easy to put together- it takes about an hour in the oven but trust me the time is worth it.
Did I mention there is pancetta in the meatloaf? I’m pretty sure that makes this paleo or something. Serve with mashed potatoes and brussel sprouts. You go girl, way to be healthy!
- 2 slices white bread
- ½ cup milk
- 2 lbs ground turkey
- 8 thin slices pancetta diced
- 2 large eggs
- ¾ cup chopped onion
- 1 cup FRESH flat leaf parsley chopped
- ¼ cup ketchup
- ¼ cup Italian breadcrumbs
- ½ cup parmesan cheese
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- Place bread into a large bowl and cover with milk.
- Allow milk to be absorbed by bread, about 5 minutes.
- Add remaining ingredients and combine well.
- Form into a loaf
- Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes
- Remove from oven and cover top with ketchup. Return to oven and bake at 375 for 45 minutes or until meat thermometer reads 165 degrees