What’s for dinner?

“What’s for dinner?” …it’s the never ending question right? Almost everyday I ask my husband some form of this question. Sometimes I have ideas and sometimes I’m looking  for direction or inspiration. We all have our “go-to” recipes but when they get boring what do you do? 

I had forgotten about this delicious meatloaf recipe and my husband requested it. As a kid meatloaf never sounded appealing but as an adult yum 😋! Plus I love knowing we’ll have leftovers for lunch🍴.

I don’t like mushrooms so instead I used chopped broccoli  and it was delicious 😋 ! Here’s the recipe for healthy meatloaf:

Ingredients
2 pounds grass-fed ground beef
1 pound nitrate-free bacon, roughly chopped
1 onion, chopped
8 oz mushrooms, chopped
1 cup almond flour
2 eggs, slightly beaten
sea salt
freshly ground black pepper
1-3 Tbsp hot sauce (optional)
1/2 cup paleo ketchup

Preparation

Be sure to place a pan under your dish
to catch the bacon drips.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Add bacon to large skillet over medium high heat. Saute for 10-15 minutes or until bacon begins to crisp. Add onion and mushroom and saute for an additional 5-10 minutes or until onion starts to become translucent.
In the meantime, crumble ground beef into a large mixing bowl. Add egg and 1/2 cup almond flour, using your hands to combine.
Combine paleo ketchup and hot sauce in a small bowl.
When bacon mixture is ready, drain fat and add bacon, onion, and mushrooms to meat. Fold in using a wooden mixing spoon or your hands. Season with salt and pepper.
Transfer meat to a large loaf pan. Pat it down gently and round the top a little bit.
Pour ketchup mixture on top and spread evenly with a spatula.
Place in the oven on the middle rack. Place a large rimmed baking sheet underneath it.
Bake for one hour or until cooked through.
To serve, slice as you would bread. Serve on its own or with a green salad.

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Start Strength Training Without Stressing Your Joints

It can be hard to get started on any fitness program. Too many of us wait until we’ve lost weight or feel at a certain fitness level before we’re even willing to attempt a new program. But you shouldn’t wait until you’ve hit a certain point to get started because you can get started today! Plus hitting that goal will be that much easier if you get started on the new fitness program instead of waiting.

I love CeCe‘s attitude on fitness! There’s always a way to get moving and modify exercises so you can workout. “Don’t wait on your weight—you can live a fabulous life at any size! Having weak or sore knees might get in the way of our health goals, but I never want anyone to feel discouraged. In my experience, there are adaptations for almost everything! When I modified my workouts, I was still able to get the results I was looking for, and eventually I didn’t need as many changes to avoid joint stress.”

Check out her tips for strength training moves that are easy on your joints in Women’s Running Magazine.

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Make your healthy habits stick with this one simple strategy

Thanksgiving is almost here! Last week I shared my one super simple tip to help you make sure your healthy habits stick. Take these next few weeks to create a few new healthy habits so you’ll be ready for the craziness of the holiday season and be able to stay on track with your health and fitness goals.

Three weeks to Thanksgiving 🦃 🙀!

Posted by Katie K Active on Thursday, November 2, 2017