Day 4… Low energy is today’s theme. The low blood sugar kind of “low energy” which is a good thing… It means we are going in the right direction and we should be over this hump pretty soon.
Here is the breakdown of today:
Breakfast: same as the previous days – we finished off the omelet/frittata and coffee with coconut oil.
Jordan: lettuce (spring mix), raw baby spinach, red pepper, cucumber, 1 whole avocado with the homemade Italian dressing.
Sarah: lettuce (spring mix), red pepper, cucumber, 1 whole avocado and a piece of left over chicken from last night. I also used the homemade Italian dressing.
Dinner: I found a great recipe on a fellow Ketogenic Blog for stuffed meatloaf. It was easy and turned out great!
2lbs ground beef
1 can stewed tomatoes
4 oz cream cheese
1+ cup spinach
1 medium onion
Seasoning: garlic power, salt, pepper, oregano (whatever you like), to taste
Preheat oven to 425 F
In a mixing bowl, add ground beef and eggs. Mix until well combined. Add seasonings and onion.
Lay out a piece of plastic wrap on the counter. Press out the mixture on the plastic wrap into a rectangle making sure it’s even all the way across. Add cream cheese and spinach to the middle. It’s easier if you let the cream cheese come to room temperature before you spread it over the beef mixture.
Take one end of the plastic wrap and start to roll. It doesn’t have to be tight, it should just roll one full time.
Transfer to baking dish. Add stewed tomatoes to the top and pour about half the can of the tomato juice over the meatloaf.
Bake for 45-60 minutes, until the inside temperature reached 150 F.
We had steamed green beans with the meatloaf. For the green beans I used a steamer pot and once they were cooked, I put them in a bowl with some seasoning and butter.
I would highly recommend this meatloaf. It was tasty and filling. Thanks to WickedStuffed Blog for the recipe!
This was my favorite meal so far and there is room for creativity. The original recipe called for goat cheese and spinach stuffing but I don’t like goat cheese so I substituted cream cheese. I’m sure there would be other options too. I thought about using Ricotta cheese, too.
If you try this recipe, let me know! I’d love to hear how you liked it and what you did differently.
Bonus: tonight we used the Yonanas machine to add a little frozen fruit to yogurt. I used pineapple for mine and Jordan had mango in his. Delicious!!
TGIT (Thank God Its Thursday!) Have a great evening 🙂