Recipes

Gluten-Free Meatloaf N’ Greens

meatloaf

Recipe (All ingredients are organic, local & grass-fed =)

1/2 pound ground turkey

1/2 pound ground beef

1 tsp. dijon mustard

1/2 cup gluten-free oats (as is or made finer in food processor)

1 egg

1/3 cup ketchup

1 cup chopped spinach

2 garlic cloves

1/3 white or yellow onion

Spices: red pepper flakes, garlic & onion powder, basil & parsley flakes, salt & pepper.

*You can add any veggies you like to the meatloaf, such as zucchini, bell peppers, carrots, etc.

Preheat oven 400 degrees.  Grease pan with coconut oil, butter or ghee.  Mix all ingredients in a large bowl and then add to baking pan. Bake covered for 30 minutes.  Take out and add more ketchup (amount is to your preference) to the top. Bake for another 30-45 minutes (checking at 30 minutes. My oven takes longer than most it seems!).  Voila!

I also sauted a side of greens: swiss chard, garlic with 1 tsp. of apple cider vinegar and drizzled olive oil and goat cheese on top after finished sauteing. I always add a bit of water and cover to help steam it while also preventing it from sticking to the bottom of the pan. That also prevents you from adding too much oil while cooking. Yum!

**Fun Fact: Olive oil should not be heated as it will oxidize and cause free radicals. Always use olive oil to drizzle on top of already cooked food or on salads. Coconut oil and ghee are the best fats to cook with as they are stable at high temps. and do not oxidize.
***Another Fun Fact: Greens, such as collards, spinach, kale, chard, lettuce all need a bit of fat/oil for your body to be able to fully absorb their nutrients. Adding apple cider vinegar to cooking greens aids in the breaking down of cellulose, which allows your body to digest and assimilate them better.

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