Friday, February 28, 2014

Marinara Meatloaf + February workouts.

Did you know today is the last day of 'meteorological winter'? It's still freezing outside here {yet it's in the upper 20s now, a heatwave!} and we are supposed to get snow all weekend. I thought today would be the perfect time for a favorite healthy meatloaf recipe made with marinara sauce and quinoa as the binder, instead of the usual breadcrumbs and eggs. Not that there's anything wrong with tasty breadcrumbs and eggs!


Posting this recipe is another example for me of why meatloaf is not the most beautiful thing to photograph - I got a new camera for Christmas and I'm still trying to figure it out.

Marinara Meatloaf
1 pound extra lean ground turkey
3/4 cup marinara sauce + 1/4 cup
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/3 cup dry quinoa
2/3 cup chicken broth

How to~
Rinse the quinoa thoroughly and cook in chicken broth according to package directions. Mix the ground turkey, marinara, seasonings, and quinoa together. Top the meatloaf with 1/4 cup marinara sauce. Bake at 350 degrees for ~50 minutes, until meat thermometer reads 160 degrees.

I shared my January workouts last month, and I'm planning to do the same at the end of each month. Even though the mileage is nothing to get a trophy for {ha} it still works as one kind of motivation. I need all I can get with this cold and ice keeping me inside on the treadmill.

 {Calendar image via Oh So Lovely}

Have a great weekend!

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