Wednesday, October 10, 2012

WIAW: Italian Chicken Meatloaf Minis

Peas and Crayons
 
Wow, it is Wednesday already!  You know what that means ;)  Another installment of What I Ate Wednesday!
 
Are you excited?  I know I am.
Breakfast Part I: Cereal
I had a yummy half cup of this Kashi cereal before my 5 a.m. boot camp.  It was killer this morning-lots of upper body work.

 
Breakfast Part II: Omelet & Bagel Thin
For my main breakfast, I made a ginormous omelet.  It was probably my prettiest omelet to date.  It has 1 egg, 2 egg whites, 1/4 cup spinach, chopped tomato and a sprinkle of mozzarella cheese.  I enjoyed a Thomas Everything Bagel Thin along with that & coffee, of course.

 
Morning Snack: Grapes
What can I say about grapes?  Hmm, healthy and delicious ;)

 
Lunch: Wrap & Sides
For lunch today I had a low carb wrap smeared with a Laughing Cow lite Swiss cheese wedge, lettuce, tomato and a Boca burger.  Veggies and chips on the side.  Yum yum.
In case you are wondering, this is the wrap I've been eating lately.  It's just okay in taste, but pretty good nutritional stats.
Here it is all wrapped up.
 
 
Lunch was super filling today, so no afternoon snack.  I did make an early dinner, though.
 

Dinner: Mini Meatloaf, Smashed Potatoes and Veggies
What a winner of a meal this was.  My nephew would call it "winner winner, chicken dinner" and he'd be spot on ;)  I had some mini Italian chicken meatloaf "cupcakes" with some vegetables and smashed red potatoes.  To make the potatoes, you just cook them until fork tender, smash, drizzle olive oil and spices and bake until crispy.  Here's the recipe for the meatloaf.

 
Italian Chicken Meatloaf Minis
makes 6 "cupcakes," serves 3
 
1 lb ground chicken
1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs
1/2 cup frozen spinach, thawed and dried with a paper towel
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
2 tbsp tomato paste
1 egg white
1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp garlic powder
sprinkle of black pepper
*optional topping: shredded cheese and a sprinkle of Italian seasoning.
 
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.  Mix all this together in a bowl and separate into 6 pieces.  Spray a muffin tin with non stick spray and put the 6 meat hunks in the tin.  Sprinkle with topping and bake for 20 minutes.
This would also be good with lean sirloin or ground turkey.

 
Have a nice week!!  Look out for some Halloween related treats on Endless Simmer this week :)

2 comments:

jessielovestorun said...

What an awesome day of meals! Loving your chicken meatball recipe :)

The Hungry Monster said...

Thank you, thank you, Jessie! You are the bees knees for reading and commenting ;)