I had leftovers from Sunday night for lunch and half of my mini loaf for a snack along with one of my freshly picked apples from Carter's Mountain. This evening I whipped up sweet potato turkey meatloaf and some more sweet potato wedges. Rich had quite the sweet tooth so I made some healthy black bean brownies. I altered the recipe from All-Recipes pretty darn dramatically to make them as healthy as I could. The result? Rich LOVED them. I think I may have to hide the rest tonight.
|Good carbs and protein all in one!|
|YUM! I may have some on whole wheat bread for lunch tomorrow;)|
Sweet Potato Turkey Meatloaf
- 1 lb. lean ground turkey (can substitute ground beef if preferred)
- 1 large sweet potato
- 1 egg
- 1/2 c. oatmeal
- 1/2 onion, chopped
- 2 tbsp. mustard
- Slightly less than 1/4 c. ketchup
- Slightly less than 1/4 c. barbeque sauce
- 1/2 tbsp. garlic salt
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Cook sweet potato. (I do this by wrapping a sweet potato in a damp paper towel and microwaving it for 7 minutes on high.)
- Remove sweet potato peel before or after cooking, depending on cooking method. (I just scooped out the sweet potato flesh when it was done cooking.)
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl.
- Spray loaf pan with cooking spray and place meat mixture in pan.
- Cook for approximately one hour or until meat is done.
|Gotta have those chocolate chips!|
Black Bean Brownies
- 1 (15.5 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
- 3 eggs
- 3 tablespoons apple sauce (in lieu of oil)
- 4 tablespoons of milled flax seed
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup Stevia natural sweetner (in lieu of white sugar)
- 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray an 8x8 square baking dish with baking spray.
- Combine the black beans, eggs, apple sauce, cocoa powder, salt, vanilla extract, flax seed and Stevia in a blender; blend until smooth; mix in walnuts; pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the top of the mixture.
- Bake in the preheated oven until the top is dry and the edges start to pull away from the sides of the pan, about 30 minutes.