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Paleo Mini Turkey Meatloaf & Mashed Cauliflower

22 Feb

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

Directions:

1. Mix it all together, and place in a pan.  I used a mini-bread loaf pan. Image

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.

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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

Directions:

1. To start, cut up your cauliflower

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2. Put them in a steamer, and I left them in there until a fork easily went through them.  ( I found the moister your cauliflower, the creamier it is when “mashed”
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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.Image

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4. Enjoy

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6 Responses to “Paleo Mini Turkey Meatloaf & Mashed Cauliflower”

  1. foods for the soul February 22, 2013 at 11:18 AM #

    I’ve heard a lot of good things about substituting cauliflower for mashed potatoes or rice, but I have yet to try either. Your dish looks amazing though, so I should probably try it soon! Can you use frozen cauliflower, or does it have to be fresh?

    • courtneyscraftinandcookin February 22, 2013 at 11:22 AM #

      I have made fried rice as well, and it’s very good!! I don’t see a reason why you couldn’t use frozen for the potatoes since you have to steam it first, the rice might end up too mushy though because of any extra moisture. It could have a weird consistency but it would still taste good! Test it out and see what you think!

      • foods for the soul February 22, 2013 at 11:25 AM #

        Thank you for all the tips! I’ll try to remember to put cauliflower on my grocery list so I can try some new dishes out soon. :]

      • courtneyscraftinandcookin February 22, 2013 at 11:26 AM #

        Good luck! And thanks for commenting! :)

      • foods for the soul February 22, 2013 at 11:30 AM #

        My pleasure — and thank you!

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