Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Champion Nutrition Recipe of the Week - Fall Comfort Food!

November - leaves are turning, the air is chilling, and comfort food is on my mind! Meatloaf & Mashed Potatoes... Yum! This recipe is full of flavor - and healthy!

Chelle's Clean Meatloaf
Makes 6-8 servings
  • 2 lbs lean ground beef
  • 5-6 large Crimini (brown) mushrooms, chopped fine
  • 1/2 cup chopped colored peppers (I use whatever is on sale)
  • 1/2 cup Whole Wheat Panko crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp Mrs Dash Onion & Herb
  • 1/2 cup Reduced Fat Cheddar, shredded
  • 1/2 cup BBQ Sauce (I use Grandma Koyote's - local & clean)

Spray an 8x8 pan with olive or coconut oil. In a bowl, mix all ingredients except the bbq sauce. Press into pan. Spread the bbq sauce over the top.

Bake at 450 for 30 minutes. Carefully drain off liquid and return to oven for 10 minutes. Check for doneness. If not cooked through, continue cooking in 10-15 minute increments.

Options: Bake in Muffin Tin! Quick & Easy portable food!

Chelle's Smashed Potatoes

Potatoes are a fabulous source of potassium (mostly in the skin)! Don't be afraid to enjoy "white" potatoes while eating clean.  Typically, I don't eat starchy carbs in the evening, unless it's a treat, but the rest of my family does, so this makes a great "comfort" food that's also very healthy.

  • 1 1/2 to 2 Lbs Yukon Gold potatoes (don't peel)
  • 1 Tbsp Unsalted Butter (local if possible)
  • 1/4 cup Non-Fat Milk
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup shredded Reduced Fat Medium Cheddar Cheese
  • 1/2 - 1 Tbsp Mrs Dash Garlic & Herb

Chop potatoes into chunks and boil in salted water until tender. Drain. Add butter, milk & Mrs Dash and smash with a fork (keeping the skins). If you want a more "mashed" texture, use a hand mixer and blend until you reach desired consistency.

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