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Body Beast – Turkey Power Meatloaf

13 Nov

Another YUMMY recipe for you guys!!

My hubby started the BODY BEAST workout on Sunday!  Its one of Beachbody’s NEWEST additions to their line of amazing at home fitness programs!  I am excited to do it myself sometime post-pregnancy 🙂

Anyways – once he committed to doing the program he decided he wanted to do it FULL OUT 100% by the book!  That meant NUTRITION – meal plan and all!  He made me laugh the other day with his quote, “Insanity + Oreos does not equal abs”  🙂  So true!  He’s always kind of maintained a consistent weight, but he’s never gotten the amazing infomercial quality results he’s been after because he hasn’t committed to the nutrition aspect.

 

Anyways – I have been working hard to pack his lunches and plan his meals according to the BEAST nutrition guide!  Luckily it came with a TON of really delicious recipes in the book!  Last night I made the Turkey Power Meatloaf.  It was AWESOME!  I almost had a second serving myself!

Here is the recipe – notice there is NO CHEESE!!  I was nervous that it was not going to be moist enough, but it was still excellent!  Try it for yourself and let me know what you think!

Turkey Power Meatloaf  (from Body Beast)

2lbs ground lean turkey

1 cup all natural salsa
1 cup whole wheat bread crumbs

2 lg eggs ( lightly beaten)

3 cloves finely chopped garlic
1tsp sea salt
Ground black pepper
Fresh chopped parsley

Preheat oven 375
Combine all and press into 9×5 loaf pan
Bake 60-70 mins until done
Let it cool for 10 mins and slice into 8 pieces.

211 calories
10g fat
3g sat fat
125mg cholesterol
485mg sodium
4g carbs
1g fiber
1g sugar
25g protein

Crockpot Recipe: Chicken Taco Chili

30 Oct

It is officially COLD here in East Tennessee!  The leaves are quickly falling from the trees, its rainy, and the temperatures are dropping by the day!  This can only mean one thing…….CROCKPOT SEASON is here!

I love using my Crockpot – but for some reason, I hardly touch it during the Spring/Summer months and tend to use it primarily in Fall/Winter.

I came across this DELICIOUS recipe for chicken taco chili and its Ah-Mazing!  So quick and easy and relatively cheap to purchase the ingredients.  Forgive the un-official measurements….thats ons of the best parts of crockpotting to me is the dump and go method – not really taking time to measure 🙂

Chicken Taco Chili (adapted from SkinnyTaste.com)

Ingredients:

  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 can black beans (drained/rinsed)
  • 1 can kidney beans (drained/rinsed)
  • 1 8-oz can tomato sauce
  • 10 oz frozen corn kernels
  • 2  cans diced tomatoes w/chilies
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 1/2 a palmful of Cumin
  • 1/2 a palmful of Chili Powder
  • Boneless skinless chicken breasts – enough to make it as “meaty” as you want.  I used 3.
  • chili peppers, chopped (optional)
  • chopped fresh cilantro (optional)

Directions:
Combine beans, onion, chili peppers, corn, tomato sauce, cumin, chili powder and taco seasoning in a slow cooker. Place chicken on top and cover. Cook on low for 10 hours or on high for 6 hours. Half hour before serving, remove chicken and shred. Return chicken to slow cooker and stir in. Top with fresh cilantro. Also try it with low fat cheese and sour cream.

 

EASY right?

I serve mine over brown rice….or sometimes just plain.  I forgot to take a picture of mine when it was done because I went for a bowl right away!  But here is a pic of the finished product from SkinnyTaste:

Photo from SkinnyTaste.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please let me know if you try this recipe – I’d love to hear what you think!  Also, please share some of YOUR favorite crock pot recipes!  I am always looking for new things to try!