One of my favorite cookbook authors is Pam Anderson. (no -not the Bay watch babe!) I own three of her cookbooks including The Perfect Recipe for Losing Weight & Eating Great, which houses my favorite Healthy Granola recipe. How To Cook Without a Book is where you learn good basic cooking skills and Perfect ONE DISH Dinners is full of easy to cook recipes for entertaining like my favorite Cassoulet Style Italian Sausages and White Beans. Anderson is also a blogger at Three Many Cooks where her daughters join her in sharing their fabulous recipes. They excel at turning out delicious food using high quality ingredients, without spending the entire day in the kitchen. I love that!
Mini meatloaves have been on our menu for years since they cook quickly, have built in portion control and you don’t have to worry about slices falling apart when you go to serve it. Then came the recipe for Cheesy Meat Loaf Minis and I thought nothing could top it. Wrong! Pan Anderson took the mini meat loaf to a new level taking a basic meat loaf recipe that starts with lean ground turkey, traditional saltine cracker crumbs and Greek yogurt to add moisture and additional protein. Form into individual loaves and bathe each bundle in honey mustard for a touch of sweetness. The crowning touch is to wrap each bundle in a thin slice of prosciutto. Brilliant!
Prosciutto tastes slightly sweet, salty and delicious.
These would be a perfect recipe for entertaining, easy to double or triple the recipe.
Prosciutto-Wrapped Mini Turkey Meatloaves with Honey-Mustard Glaze
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1 medium onion — chopped
- 2 garlic cloves — minced
- 1 large egg
- 3/4 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 5 tablespoons honey mustard — divided
- 1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 1/3 pounds lean ground turkey (93/7)
- 1/2 cup Greek yogurt fat free
- 1/2 cup saltine cracker crumbs — (about 10) crushed
- 3 ounces prosciutto — 6 thin slices
Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 450 degrees. Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions; sauté until lightly browned, 4 to 5 minutes. Add garlic; sauté until fragrant, about a minute longer; set aside to cool for a few minutes.
Meanwhile, mix egg with thyme, salt, 1 tablespoon of the mustard, and the Worcestershire sauce. Place turkey in a medium bowl; add yogurt, crackers and onion mixture; mix with a fork until evenly blended. Add egg mixture continue to mix until well blended.
Turn meat mixture onto a work surface. With wet hands, divide meat mixture into 6 portions and form into small loaf shapes; brush with remaining mustard, then carefully wrap a slice of prosciutto around each loaf, placing loaves on a foil-lined rimmed baking sheet that has been sprayed liberally with non stick spray or olive oil from your Misto Oil Sprayer. Bake until golden brown and firm, about 25 minutes. Remove from oven and let rest for a few minutes. Serve.
Yield: 6 Servings
Per Serving : 232 Calories; 11g Fat (42.9% calories from fat); 25g Protein; 9g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 101mg Cholesterol; 545mg Sodium. WWPP 6
Adapted from Three Many Cooks by Pam Anderson
This recipe was shared on Tastetastic Thursday at A Little Nosh
I’m a list maker, planner, scheduler. I can’t help it, this is one of my personality traits. As soon as I wake up I start thinking about what needs to be done today. Be it household chores, errands, gifts to purchase, sending cards, paying bills or making a grocery list, it gets written down. Having a list on paper frees my mind from constantly trying to keep track of it all. There is such a sense of accomplishment when I get to cross each item off once the task is complete. There is a pen and pad of paper on my night stand as well so if I think of something as I am going to bed I can jot it down and not worry that it will be forgotten by morning.
When I apply this same concept to my weight and exercise management I also see an improvement in my performance. Since we got back from our trip to Nebraska in August I have not been doing a very good job in this area. Dealing with my mother in law passing away, enduring two oral surgeries and dealing with the pain of sciatica has derailed my regular routine. I have had a difficult time getting back into the swing of things.
A combination of too much food for comfort, not enough sleep and too little exercise has led to a 10 pound weight gain! I know this is temporary and I have all the tools needed to turn this around and get back to my happy weight. It starts by making a plan. This means writing down each day what I intend to do. Being intentional brings results.
Today’s Getting back to my happy weight list:
- Eat a high protein breakfast within 30 minutes of waking up (Premeir Protein Shake)
- Walking 3 miles
- Drinking 6 – 8 glasses of water today
- Eating a mid morning snack of fruit and protein
- Spending less time on the computer and more time moving!
- Eating a healthy lunch with plenty of vegetables and lean protein
- Working out with hand weights
- Back and leg exercises using the exercise ball
- Eating an afternoon snack of raw almonds and fruit
- Listening to a guided meditation cd for relaxing my mind and body
- Eating a light dinner with a big salad
- Drinking a cup of soothing Sleepy Time hot tea
- Take a Melatonin supplement and hope to sleep for 7 hours!
That old saying “Fail to Plan – Plan to Fail” is so true!
Add Your Thoughts
What do you do to get back on track with your goals when you have gone astray?