Month: October 2014

Tasty Tuesday – Meatloaf Muffins

I know, I know!  Meatloaf may be a taboo word in your household.

Loaf of meat.  What sounds appealing about that?

On top of being unappealing, traditional meatloaf isn’t thought to be the healthiest of meals.

However, this version will completely change the way you look at meatloaf (from both sides!)

I slightly modified the recipe found here that was originally posted by Jodie Mitchell over at Taste of Home.  When making the glaze I found that it easily made double the amount that I actually needed.  You can save quite a few more calories if you cut the glaze ingredients in half (reflected in the recipe below).

I love making several little loaves so that each piece gets a delicious crunch on the outside!  At only 187 calories per loaf this is a great dinner the whole family can enjoy (even if some of the others aren’t on the “healthy bandwagon”)



Makeover Li’l Cheddar Meat Loaves


  • 2 egg whites, beaten
  • 3/4 cup fat-free milk
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, shredded
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 pound ground beef (or turkey)
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard


In a large bowl, whisk egg whites and milk. Stir in the cheese, oats, onion, carrot and salt. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well.

Shape into eight loaves; place in a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. In a small bowl, combine the ketchup, brown sugar and mustard; spoon over loaves.

Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until no pink remains and a meat thermometer reads 160°.Yield: 8 servings.



Wednesday Weigh-In

Another week being happy about a gain.  I got as high as 220.8 after the race, so I’m stoked to see that it has already came back down.

Luckily, I have a terrific support group that talked me down from the ledge explained how I managed to gain five pounds after the most physically challenging thing I had ever done.

Hopefully, I’ll be even more thrilled about next week’s weigh-in.

Weigh-in, weight loss

Not only was I happy about my weigh-in, but my newest fitness gizmo came in the mail today!  I can’t wait to try it out!  Perhaps I’ll actually have the nerves to attempt that 10K Saturday,  I heard back from the race sponsors and they confirmed that there isn’t actually a time limit because it’s a closed course.

Garmin, GPS watch, weight loss, running

That definitely changes things (except for the fact that I didn’t train for it at all).  Surely I can at least walk 6 miles by now.  I feel like if I can make it through last weekend, then 6 flat miles should be a piece of cake.

Then there’s this other part of my brain that reminds me that walking up a flight of stairs still gets me winded sometimes and I panic a little.

Then my legs tell me that they still ache quite a bit from Saturday.

Then my heart tells me, “Go for it.  What’s the worst that can happen?  You don’t finish?  So what?  You’ll still get a good workout in even if you don’t make it to the finish line.”

Meh, time will tell I suppose.  Either I go or I don’t.  I’m certainly not going to get down about it if I decide that I’m just not ready.  It’s a pretty cheap lesson to learn if you ask me.  It was the cheapest of all the races I entered this year (except the Shamrock Shuffle) so if I’m going to skip one, that’s the one to skip.

The way I look at it is that I have done three races so far this year and have another 5K scheduled for next Saturday for a total of four.

Which is four more races than I did last year.

So.  Screw it if I miss one.Definitely not the end of the world.

Tune in this weekend to see which organ (muscle?) wins.