One major reason I love Paleo is because it forces me to add protein to my meals. Prior to starting this eating change over a month ago, I rarely ever ate any meats. Now, I have been eating a lot of chicken, ground turkey, and even some elk meat. I am trying to add more variation to my meals over the next few weeks so that I do not get bored, like fish or pork. Honestly, I love the way the extra protein makes me feel full and I do not hardly ever feel hungry when I am following the Paleo diet to a tee…
When I was growing up, my mom prepared mashed potatoes with just about everything… So, in my head I have connected meats with mashed potatoes. I have replaced that with different veggies every night, but I still miss them. I read and heard that mashed cauliflower is even better… so I had to try it out. I didn’t think I even liked cauliflower, but when you know what your eating is healthy and good for you, I tend to ignore those other thoughts….and I loved them.
Anyways, here is the recipe for this super easy meal!
Ingredients for Turkey Loafs:
Approx. 1 lb. of Ground Turkey
Veggies (I used onion, zucchini, and some orange bell peppers)
1 Egg, lightly whisked
Pepper and a little Sea Salt
Get creative here, I am a very boring eater… So add as many veggies as you want or other spices that you love
2. Cook these at 400 Degrees for about 25 Minutes.
I did not need to grease the pan or anything prior, and the loafs popped right out. However, if you do not trust your pan, use some paleo friendly oil-spray to lightly coat your pan.
Ingredients for the Mashed Caulifower:
1-2 heads cauliflower
Garlic (as much as you like)
Spices (I used basil, oregano, garlic powder, sea salt, pepper)
I did not measure anything out… I just mixed and tasted
1. To start, cut up your cauliflower
3. Take them out of the steamer, and put them into a food processor. I let it run until the cauliflower was the consistency I wanted. Then I emptied it into a bowl and mixed in all my spices from there.