February 08, 2011

Healthified Meatloaf and Roasted Potatoes

Healthified Meatloaf
1 lb ground venison (you can use ground turkey or ground beef too)
3 celery stalks
2 large carrots
1 onion
1/2 green pepper
3 tablespoons ketchup
1 tablespoons horseradish
1 cup old fashioned oats
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 whole egg
2 tablespoons dijon mustard
1/4 cup water
1/3 cup BBQ sauce (I used Open Pit Original)

1. Shred carrots, chop celery, slice onion, and dice green peppers.

2. Add meat, vegetables, and all other ingredients except for the BBQ sauce into a large bowl.

3. Mix well and transfer to a 9 X 13 glass baking pan.

4. Add BBQ sauce on top and spread evenly.

5. Bake for 45 minutes at 350 degrees.  Enjoy!!

Roasted Potatoes
4-5 medium sized potatoes
Spices to season (garlic, onion powder, pepper, chili powder)
Nonstick spray

1. Chop potatoes up into bite size pieces.

2. Spray a cookie sheet with nonstick spray.

3. Add potatoes to cookie sheet and add spices.

4. Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.  Halfway through, flip potatoes so that they can brown on both sides.

This meal was FABULOUS! I even had seconds of the meatloaf which I never have seconds of meat.  My husband loved it too. I will be making it again very soon.

Just to throw it in there, we tried to teach the puppies how to swim in the bathtub....fail!

And here is the chef of this lovely dinner....me!

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  1. Awww you have dachshunds! I am still teaching mine to swim. Use a life jacket.

    That meatloaf looks delish. I'm definitely going to try it!

  2. Yum and so frickin cute! Great blog! Loving these hops!

    Hop on by when you get a chance!

    xo - jami
    i m a g i n e

  3. Oooo deliicciousss! I'm a new follower from Welcome Wednesday and can't wait to read and try your recipes!

    Mrs. H

  4. Adorable Dogs.
    New follower from TTT tuesday hop.

  5. New follower from follow me chickadee. Your meatloaf looked great.

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  6. This sounds and looks great! =0)

    I am a new follower here from Welcome Wednesday. I am looking forward to looking around and getting to know you. =)


  7. Following from Welcome Wednesday and looking forward to reading your blog. I have a real interest in nutrition so this is great!

  8. Your newest follower from Welcome Wednesday!

  9. Newest follower....I make roasted potatoes in the oven, too. I have been doing this for years. It's not only healthier for you, but simpler than frying them.

    Thanks for visiting MY BLOG last week!

  10. Hi Amanda, I saw you featured on Take It From Me Welcome Wed Blog Hop. I am your newest follower and I'm looking forward to your reviews.

  11. Hi there! Following from the Wed. blog hop! Looking forward to it. I always try to "healthify" everything too!

  12. Great pictures and fabulous blog post. I'm a sucker for roast potatoes, could live on them!

    Found you on Welcome Wednesday.
    CJ xx

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  16. Yummy! I will take the meatloaf and my daughter will have the potatoes. LOL :) You are a good cook and love the puppies.

    New follower,
    Yoli :)
    Apron Senorita

  17. Hello, I am your newest follwer from welcome wednesday! Great blog and great recipe!

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  18. Looks yummy!!
    Thanks for linky up to Wandering through Wednesday!!

  19. Hi Amanda,

    Thank you to visit my blog and leave a great comment! It was a pleasant surprise for me!
    I love your recipe. Actually, two months ago I quit eating meat except now I concentrate to eat only fish, more veggies and fruit. Anyhow, I will come often to your blog and learn from a great cook and dietitian like you. By the way, I love, love your super cute pictures of you and your husband! Congrats on your great relationship! You guys have this special glow together at least what I see from the pictures!

    Come to visit often my new posts: http://pfinusa.blogspot.com/
    Best of All, Regards, Terrans

  20. congrats on being the spotlight blog on welcome wednesday! I'm glad to be a new follower. this recipe looks heavenly! thank you for sharing...and that is quite hilarious about the pups! LOL!!!

  21. I've got to say, that meatloaf made me drool!!!! LOL Very nice. You don't mind if I print it out, do you? Thanks! :)

  22. Oh man, that meal looks amazing! I'm a huge fan of meatloaf, so I'm sure I'd LOVE it xD

    Ironically, we had meatloaf for dinner this evening. Lol

    That picture of the pups is just too adorable-At least you tried right?!

  23. Your beautiful.. and so are your dachshunds! We have 2 also .. and they have life jackets for when we go to Lake Havasu but we have a pool in our backyard so when we swim so do they. its so cute! love your blog keep up the Fab work!

  24. Love the swimming dachshunds and the BEAUTIFUL chef!!!!!!! Food looks fab too!


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