Saturday, October 23, 2010

Mmmm, meatloaf

Today marks Day 34 of my P90X journey…

I woke up and ate the 2 eggs and 1 serving of Breakfast Potatoes that was on the menu. I drank my daily Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks and came home and I pushed myself through Kenpo, despite the major side stitches I would get during the Breaks. I blame myself, as I skipped my Legs and Back workout yesterday and to make that another off day. Sometimes you just have to listen to your body. And I did, while my husband worked out, I went on a cupcake run and ate a Pumpkin Spice cupcake. It was so good.

We opted to eat Subway for lunch, instead of the White Bean and Tuna salad. The whole family went on this trip; meet our dog, Lola.

I love to eat. I am always thinking about food, hence my blog name: Nguyen is Dinner. I want to share my dinners with others on a journey to lose weight so I will be posting my dinners regularly.

Tonight we had another delicious P90X meal, Italian Meatloaf. We used whole wheat breadcrumbs instead of sourdough breadcrumbs because we couldn't find it in the grocery store. We read online that sourdough absorbs into the system slower, so that is a benefit of using it.

Italian Meatloaf
½ cup onions, diced
2 tbsp fat-free chicken broth, low sodium
2 tbsp minced garlic
1½ pounds ground turkey breast
½ cup sourdough breadcrumbs
½ cup  + 2 tbsp low sodium, low fat marinara sauce
2 tbsp fresh basil, chopped
2 tbsp Italian parsley, chopped

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Sauté the onions in the chicken broth until lightly browned
Add the garlic and cook 5 minutes more. Remove from heat and cook slightly
In a large mixing bowl, combine the onion mixture with the ground turkey, breadcrumbs, ½ cup marinara sauce, basil and parsley.
Form mixture into a loaf. Shape and place in an ungreased loaf pan
Brush with the remaining 2 tbsp marinara sauce and bake until cooked through, 30 to 45 minutes.
Drain off fat and let cool 20 minutes before cutting into 8 slices.

Source: Adapted from the P90x cookbook

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