paleo recipes 2017

3 Paleo Meatloaf Recipes You NEED to Know About!

I Couldn’t Pick Just One So I Decided to Give You Three

 

Here’s my favorite (top 3) Paleo Meatloaf recipes.

1. Pizza Meatloaf

Yes, it’s pizza. Yes, it’s amazing.

Ingredients:

  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 8 ounces pizza sauce, divided
  • 1 cup cracker crumb
  • 1cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1cup shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1cup chopped onion
  • 1cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 teaspoon seasoning salt
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1teaspoon pepper
  • 2 lbs ground beef

Directions:

  1. Mix eggs, 3/4 cup pizza sauce, crumbs, parmesan, half the mozzarella, onion, green pepper, salt, oregano, and pepper.
  2. Add beef; mix well.
  3. Pat into a greased 8×8 baking pan.
  4. Bake at 350* for 50 minutes.
  5. Drain.
  6. Spread remaining pizza sauce on top, bake another 10 minutes.
  7. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella, bake until bubbly.

 

2. Southwest Turkey Meatloaf

Mmmmmm…jalapenos.

Ingredients:

  • 1/4cup chopped onion
  • 1tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 1tablespoon minced fresh garlic
  • 114 1/2 ounce can beef broth
  • 115 ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2pounds uncooked ground turkey
  • 1cup frozen or canned whole kernel corn, thawed or drained
  • 1/2cup bottled picante sauce
  • 1/4 – 1/2cup crushed tortilla chips or corn chips
  • 1teaspoon taco seasoning
  • Shredded Mexican-style four-cheese blend, chopped tomato, snipped fresh cilantro, sliced fresh jalapeno pepper, and/or lime wedges (optional)

Directions:

  1. In a large saucepan cook onion in hot oil over medium heat for 5 minutes or until tender. Stir in rice and garlic. Cook and stir for 5 minutes until rice is brown. Add beef broth. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 10 to 15 minutes or until rice is tender. Stir in beans; set aside to cool slightly, about 20 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 15x10x1-inch baking pan with parchment paper; set aside. In a large bowl combine turkey, corn, picante sauce, crushed chips, and taco seasoning. Stir in rice mixture. In prepared baking pan lightly pat turkey mixture into a 10×5-inch loaf. Bake for 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 hours or until an instant-read thermometer inserted near the center of loaf registers 165 degrees F.
  3. Let meat loaf stand for 10 minutes. If desired, sprinkle with cheese, tomato, cilantro, and/or sliced jalapeno and serve with lime.

3. Bacon Chorizo Chipotle Meatloaf

Look at that beauty!

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound ground chorizo
  • 2 medium carrots, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped button mushrooms
  • 2 cups baby spinach, chopped
  • ¼ white onion, minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
  • ⅛ teaspoon white pepper
  • ½ pound bacon
  • 2-3 tablespoons Sir Kensington’s Chipotle Mayo or homemade chipotle mayo
  • chopped green onions, to garnish

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Place all ingredients, except for the bacon, mayo and green onions, in a large bowl and mix well with your hands until combined.
  3. Put all the mixture into a 9×5 baking dish. Cut the bacon strips in half so they fit across the baking dish perfectly. Layer the bacon down the baking dish, overlapping the bacon slightly and covering all the meat mixture. Tuck the sides of the bacon in so they don’t turn up while they bake.
  4. Place in oven and bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Then turn on broiler and cook for less than 5 minutes, just to brown the bacon a little more. Keep an eye on it to make sure it doesn’t burn.
  5. Garnish with chipotle mayo and green onions.

 

Of course there are plenty more Paleo recipes but those are my 3 favorites. If you want more mouth watering Paleo recipes check this out

 

3 Types of Foods to Avoid to Lose Weight and Be Healthier

Three Foods to Avoid If You Want to Lose Weight (and be healthy too!)

Losing weight has a lot to do with avoiding unhealthy foods. You can work out as hard as you want, but if you’re replacing those burnt calories with unhealthy foods, chemicals and extra fats, you’re probably not going to see much in terms of results.

Here are three foods to avoid if you want to lose weight.

==> Anything Microwavable

Anything that’s frozen or designed to be microwaved should be avoided.

Frozen foods are packed full of all kinds of unhealthy chemicals. Just take a look at the back of the box. How many of the ingredients can you actually read? How many of them sound like whole foods?

Also, the level of fats, sodium and sugars are extremely high. Many TV dinners that people eat in one meal on their own are actually three or more servings – meaning you’re getting much, much more fat than you think if you just skimmed the ingredients.

==> High Calorie Drinks

Drinks are one of the biggest sources of sugar and extraneous sugars in the standard American diet. A lot of people just don’t realize how much fat is in these various beverages.

Coca-Cola, Pepsi and 7 Up, for example, all contain large amounts of both sugar and calories. People who drink Coke instead of water almost always end up overweight.

Another common offender is caffeine. Coffee itself has very few calories. However, once you add in the milk or cream plus the sugar, it suddenly becomes a high calorie drink.

Even worse are drinks like lattes, Americanos, cappuccinos and Frappuchinos. These extremely high calorie drinks don’t “feel” like eating a meal, but can often contain just as many calories.

==> Processed Meats

Finally, processed meats are also poor choices if you want to lose weight.

It’s no mystery if you look at what really goes into processed meats. It’s often the fattiest parts, blended skin, various body parts that couldn’t be sold separately, all mixed with copious amounts of fat.

In addition, these processed meats are usually full of preservatives, chemicals and sodium.

Stick to lean, whole meats and avoid processed meats. You’ll consume fewer calories and you’ll be eating healthier overall as well.

These are three foods to avoid, although it won’t be easy at first, but it will help your overall health.

Small Steps to Big Weight Loss

Small Steps Can Lead to Big Weight Loss

People often think of weight loss in very big steps. For example, committing to making a huge diet change, or committing to exercise four times a week.

While these kinds of huge proclamations can be effective for some, for most people this just doesn’t work in reality. People like to think they have the willpower to just completely turn their life upside down on a whim, but more often than not, the changes don’t stick.

If you want to really create a lasting change, the best way to go about it is to do it in small steps.

==> Small Steps to a Better Diet

Changing your diet isn’t something you should try to do overnight. In fact, people who do try to change their diet overnight rarely manage to stick with their dietary goals.

Instead, try to change your diet one food at a time, one week at a time.

For example, make it your goal for this week to eat a salad with two of your meals each day. That’s your only goal. You don’t need to count calories, you don’t need to reduce your food intake, you don’t need to quit fast food. All you need to do is eat a salad.

Then the next week, you might make it your goal to stop eating fried foods. Again, if that’s your goal, it should be your only goal for the week. Don’t try to overdo it by implementing too many changes at once.

Taking your dietary changes slowly gives your brain time to adjust and get used to your new habits. It also gives your biochemistry time to adjust to the shifting hormones, calorie levels and nutrition.

==> Small Steps to a Fat Burning Workout

Much like changing your diet, your workout habits should also be taken slowly. If you try to take on a workout schedule that’s too ambitious for you, there’s a very good chance you’ll experience some backlash. Your subconscious mind will start making up excuses for not exercising.

Instead of trying to take on a huge exercise routine, start with just one or two days a week. Work out enough that you feel like you’re accomplishing your goals, but not so much that your whole body feels like it has gone through a washing machine.

Once you’re in the habit of working out regularly, you can turn up the dial on the intensity. In the beginning, however, it makes sense to take things a little bit slower.

The most important thing to internalize is the mindset shift. Instead of thinking “today is the day when I’m going to make a huge change in my life,” start thinking in terms of “I’m going to make a slow and lasting change.” That’s how real change is done.