Mimic Mondays for the Holidays: Turkey Meatloaf + Simple Pizza

Just a forewarning, I typically use large amounts of ketchup in my meatloaf recipe….so if you don’t like ketchup, this will probably not be very tasty for you!

Turkey Meatloaf

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound 93/7 jennie-o ground turkey
  • 1 egg, any egg will do
  • 1/2 cup shredded, cheddar cheese, Kraft of course
  • 1/2 yellow or white onion, diced
  • 1/4c – 1/2c ketchup (Heinz….the only brand that counts!!)

Directions:

  • Pre-heat oven to 350
  • I use a 1.5 quart loaf pan, to retain shape; spray with your form of cooking spray so the ‘loaf doesn’t stick
  • In a separate bowl, mix all ingredients thoroughly by hand
  • Pour meat mixture into loaf pan and smooth out into desired shape
  • Bake for 60 minutes, uncovered….. OR see next step
  • If desired, bake for 45 minutes then pull out and squiggle some ketchup on top; back in the oven for another 15 minutes uncovered.
  • Noms!

Breakdown:

  • Serves 4; info is for total 1/2 cup heinz ketchup
  • Calories: 290
  • Carbs: 12 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein:  26g
  • Fat: 14g
  • Sodium: 508 mg
  • (calculated using food databases on MyFitnessPal.com)

I recognize that a lot of meatloaf recipes call for bread crumbs, but in my experience not only does this add needless calories, but the meatloaf turns out fine and tasty without.

Something like this:

I am a fail blogger because I made this last night and forgot to take a photo. However, this is actually quite representative of what our meatloaf looked like

Easy Tortilla Pizza

I love making these because (1) I LOVE pizza and (2) they are easy to make and lighter on the waistline

Ingredients:

  • 1 wheat or whole grain  tortilla; I typically use either low-carb or low-fat
  • 1 serving of regular pepperoni (14 slices usually) – Turkey pepperoni is really high in salt, and I just don’t see the benefits
  • 2 heaping tablespoons of your favorite red sauce. We like Ragu super chunky mushroom
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • or really, whatever toppings you prefer! I’m a simple pepperoni kind of girl

Directions:

  • Turn on oven to high broil
  • Lay the tortilla on a cookie sheet; no need to spray non-stick
  • Add toppings and put that thing in the oven
  • Broil on high for 2-4 minutes. It does not take long!
  • NOMS!!!

Edges of the tortilla will get brown and crisp, but the rest of it will be kind of floppy. Almost like a new york style pizza.

Breakdown:

  • Serves one. Eat the whole dang thing. YUM
  • Again, depending on your toppings + method, calories and other macronutrients will vary. However, mine usually runs about 420-450 calories, depending on if I snack on a couple pieces of pepperoni in the process

What? You don’t eat pizza on the holidays?

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