Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Paleo Chicken Meatloaf

I'm finally posting this recipe. Sheesh, am I the world's worst blogger or what? It's a good thing this isn't my day job.

Topped with a little nooch & a side of green trees!

I love meatloaf. Which is something I couldn't say as a kid. Yuck, hated the stuff. Along with every vegetable in the book. Did you know I was 17 when I had my first salad? Anyways ... I really love this recipe, because it's just so easy. It makes quite a few servings, and is very filling. I froze half of it, and take small portions out and thaw as needed. Easy peasy! Plus, it's grain-free, gluten-free and and made without any junk. Not too bad, eh?

I cut the loaf into 6 slices and then cut it down the length again to make a total of 12 squares. You could easily make just 6 servings, but I wanted "snack" sizes, too. If I want a full meal, I just heat up two squares.


Paleo Chicken Meatloaf
Makes 12 servings

Nutrition Stats for 1 serving:
94 calories
2g net carb
4g fiber
2g fat
11g protein
1g sugar

Sauté:
  • 1 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 3 baby sweet peppers, diced
  • 1/2 - 3/4 teaspoon unprocessed salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Meatloaf:
  • 1 1/4 lbs lean ground chicken (OR grass-fed beef, lamb, buffalo, or organic turkey)
  • 1/3 cup egg whites (or 2 whole eggs)
  • 1/3 cup coconut flour (or up to 1/2 cup if using a higher-fat meat)
  • 1/3 cup no-sugar added ketchup (No ketchup? Use 1/3 cup tomato sauce (add some Stevia drops in there) or 3 tbsp tomato paste mixed with water to equal 1/3 cup)
  • 1 small handful fresh herbs (parsley, basil, cilantro, rosemary, tarragon, thyme, sage, or a mix)
  • 1 teaspoon of italian seasonings 
Topping:
  • 1/3 cup Ketchup 
Instructions


Sauté:
  1. Preheat oven to 350º F. Line a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan with parchment paper so that it extends over the sides, this makes clean up a breeze!
  2. In a medium sauté pan, over medium low heat, add the olive oil. Add onions and peppers and cook until they're soft, about 10 minutes.
Meatloaf:
  1. Combine the ground meat, egg whites, coconut flour, ketchup, and herbs. Add the onions & peppers. Mix well. Place in the 9 x 5 baking pan. Spread the ketchup evenly on top.
  2. Bake for 1 1/2 hours or until the internal temperature reaches 160º F. 


It's so tasty so many different ways! Try it in a sandwich, on a wrap, topped with avocado, cottage cheese or nooch!


It's so easy to pop in the microwave and top it with some avocado; an excellent afternoon snack to get me through all of this packing ... 

1. When was the last time you moved?
2. Does your mom have a famous meatloaf recipe?

14 comments:

  1. Hi Courtney...love your blog! Originally found it for the paleo recipes to try some out but now I am trying out Crossfit to see how I like it. So far, I LOVE IT! Thanks for the inspiration! Question...where do you get these Quest bars? :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Awesome! So happy you found CrossFit! What box do you belong to?

      I'm not really Paleo, some of my recipes just happen to be - but if you need help finding subsitutions for any of my recipes, to make them Paleo compliant - I can help. :)

      I buy my Quest Bars from GNC, they can also be ordered online through their website.

      Delete
    2. I just joined one in Sherman Oaks, CA. I am going to my third session today!

      Great thanks, I really want to try the Quest bars. May swing by GNC today. :D

      Delete
  2. Oh yum, thanks for posting! I moved down the Flo-rida from Portlandia 8 months ago, after only living in Portland for 10 months. Going to stay here for at least another year, gotta make the drive worth it ;)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Wow! What a big change! What brought you to FL?

      Delete
  3. What brand of ketchup do you use?
    I have a brand that is sweetened with honey, but I was wondering if you could recommend a brand low in sugar not sweetened with sucralose.
    Thanks in advance

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Honey is better than sucralose; though making it at home is your best option. When I'm feeling lazy I just add a little Stevia drops and Apple Cider Vinegar to tomato paste (that's what I did in this recipe) ... a better recipe can be found here. http://www.spoonfulofsugarfree.com/2012/04/12/homemade-sugar-free-ketchup/ Enjoy!

      Delete
  4. I moved last August (into my apartment for the school year), and I'll be moving back home for the summer next Saturday. Currently trying to figure out how to study, pack, write papers, and keep up the last days of my Whole 30 once I get home!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Goodness! You're a busy girl!

      Delete
  5. Yea, i'mma have to make me some meatloaf!! Thanks for sharing :)
    Last move: exactly one year ago! I'm SOOOO glad we are DONE moving (at least for several years I hope, God willing)Cause the last time we moved, I had the joy of packing 90% of our stuff. This included roughly a 2400 sq ft house, with 2 boys, a hubby and 2 dogs. NOT FUN! But I wanted OUT of that house, so it was worth it :)
    My mom... nope! lol

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Moving stuff is a PAIN! That's why I generally donate and sell as much as I can ... And try to keep on top of the stuff before we have to PCS, to make it easier. :)

      Delete
  6. Thank you for sharing this recipe!

    We moved off post last September and we're crossing our fingers to pcs this winter! :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Thanks for the recipe!!

    Would it be possible to make this meatloaf without the eggs - like using a ground flax seed substitution? My brother's allergic to eggs and I'd love to try making a meatloaf that he could eat.

    ReplyDelete