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Meal Plan Meatloaf three ways ya say? O.K. let me explain with some help from Healthy Solutions Spice Blends. I dislike meals that I can’t use in a few dishes or for good leftovers. For instance, I am NOT a lover of leftover seafood. I love certain fish, so when I buy that I make a seperate trip to the market to buy it and know what I’m going to prepare ‘that night’. O.K. back to the Meat of this post. If you have read this blog for a bit, you know I’m a planner (suffers from over-analysis paralysis here!). I also despise shopping and over spending. That being said, I also have limited time left at the end of my day so in order to have a good meal plan that works, I need good ‘ingredients’ to work with that are also going to stand the test of 3 or more. Every meat prepared (with a couple of occasional exceptions) need to be able to be repurposed into other meals or lunches.
I’m working on my September meal plan now, so stay tuned, that’ll be around the bend in a week or so.
So, here I am the other night… what do you want for dinner I ask hisself. We’ve both worked 12hrs that day. Ughh.. who wants to cook?!! Not Us. O.K. time to put the plan back into place, this summer has been a disaster with meal planning. I suggest meatloaf and his eyes light up, then quickly gets a scowl… not that one you usually, we need to watch our salt intake ya know and that seasoning pack is filled with sodium. OMG!! When did we get freaking old?!
Off to the internet for ideas and well, this one slapped me right in the taste buds! I loved that it’s a woman owned loved company and local, right in New Hampshire. I loved more that the spice packets were pre-mixed so I didn’t have to waste money buying spices I’ll only use a few times then have to toss out (bonus, resealable packaging!). So, here goes…
Savory Meatloaf with Healthy Solutions
This is Great, Moist, Incredibly flavorful but not at all overpowering the meat. Great as a meal with sauce, gravy, leftover in a sauce, a meatloaf parm and of course a sandwich!
- package Healthy Solutions Savory Meatloaf Blend
- 2 lbs Ground Beef
- 1 lg Egg ((ours are homegrown!))
- 1 cup Bread Crumbs (I used plain )
- 3 Tbsp Grated Parmesean Cheese
- 3 Tbsp Ketchup (you can use tomato sauce or that cocktail sauce instead )
- 1/4 cup Milk
Mix up all the ingredients together. I did everything then mixed in the ground beef. Wash your hands and dig in there, mix it well. Wash your hands after too.
Oven should be heated to 375 degrees. Free form shape into one or two loaves in a baking dish. I brush something over the top of mine like bbq sauce, ketchup or tomatoe sauce. Bake 45 – 60 minutes. Check center of loaf with meat thermometer to be sure it’s reached 160degrees.
This right here is the one I used, YUM!
You’ll be seeing this recipe featuring the Healthy Solutions Savory Meatloaf in my future meal plans along with some of the other Healthy Solutions Spice Blends I’m Loving!
On my list for September Meal Plan and Prep are:
- Italian Meatballs. I’ll make a bunch and freeze to take out as needed for pasta, sandwiches, etc..
- Authentic Chili/ Tacos (Chili for me please! Football food!) Great for topping on Baked Potatoes and Nacho Plates.
- Savory Meatloaf (yes, again! and probably monthly) leftovers will be used in Meatloaf Parm, Sandwiches and sauces.
I’m going to try the Seafood Lemon Pepper for chicken breasts, I have no doubt that’s going to be great too!
So, now that your mouth is watering, where do you get this? I found a carousel at the seafood and meat counter at Big Y. You can also go directly to the website (they have soooooooooooooooo much more!) or Amazon.
A great meal plan and savings plan is exactly that, a Plan. You never need to compromise flavor and taste when saving money. Be frugal with your time and make sure your meals can be stretched into multiple meals/ leftover meals and lunches and you’ve saved time, money and sanity!
Can’t wait to have you taste these, I was so excited to share this with y’all I almost forgot to mention, they have a guarantee if you don’t like the product you can return.
Oh jeez, I just found the Versatile Veggies Mix on their website, I’m going to be adding that to my next order for sure! This new to Healthy Solutions Spice Blends customer is a Happy One!
note: I was provided samples and/or compensation for this post to prepare and see for myself. All views and opinions are absolutely my own. It was a sincere pleasure working with this company and owner.