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Bacony Brussels Sprouts & Meatloaf


Healthy Meatloaf and Brussels Sprouts

This entire meal is gluten free, dairy free, and Paleo friendly. Normally, I do not go through this extent of making a side dish, but dang these Brussels sprouts were sure worth it! They go well with the meatloaf because they both bake at 350.


Bacony Brussels Sprouts Directions:


6 strips of bacon (natural, nitrate-free is best)

1 pound Brussels sprouts

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 tablespoon dried thyme

Ground Black Pepper to taste


How to make it:

1. Preheat oven to 350.

2. Dice bacon and cook it in a skillet until crispy.

3. Steam the Brussels sprouts anyway you choose for about 5 minutes. Cut off the stem, and cut them in halves or quarters depending on size.Healthy Meatloaf and Brussels Sprouts4. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, toss the sprouts, bacon, bacon grease, and spices.

meatloaf and brussels5. Line a baking dish with foil, I only do this cause I hate to scrub dishes. Spread Brussels sprouts evenly in the dish.

Meatloaf and Brussels Sprouts6. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes, stirring once half way through. When you are done you should have this:

Meatloaf and Brussels Sprouts




2 lbs ground beef 97% lean

1 cup almond meal/flour

2 eggs

6 oz tomato paste

1 onion, finely chopped

3 cloves of garlic, minced

1/2 tablespoon sea salt

1 tablespoon dried basil

2 teaspoons ground black pepper


How to make it:

1. Preheat oven to 350.

2. Beat eggs together.

3. Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Mix by hand.

4. Place meat mixture into a large baking dish, or large loaf pan.

5. Bake for 1 hour, until the meatloaf is no longer pink in the middle.




Turkey Meatballs with Spaghetti Squash


Paleo Turkey Meatballs

Our quest for clean eating has continued into the week. I am so proud of my husband for eating so many fruits and veggies! I am even more proud of my in-laws for trying the meal that we made tonight. Yay! Woo hoo! We are making the entire family more healthy even it is just for one meal.

The best part about these meatballs is that they can be made ahead of time and thrown in the fridge or freezer for a later meal. Oh, and they are healthy and taste pretty darn good.

Meatball Ingredients

1 lb ground turkey (we used 99% fat free)

1 whole egg

1/2 an onion

10 spinach leaves chopped

1-2 tbs fresh parsley

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp paprika

Fresh ground pepper to taste

How to make these meatballs!
1. Preheat oven to 375/

2. Beat the egg in the bowl.

3. Add in remaining ingredients and mix ’em good.

4. Spoon out in equal portions onto a cookie sheet lined with tinfoil or parchment paper. (I used an ice cream scooper to help me with this.)

Paleo Turkey Meatballs5. Bake them at 375 for 10 minutes. Then turn them, and bake them another 10 minutes. So a total of 20 minutes. When they are done they should look similar to this.

Paleo Turkey MeatballsYou can use them fresh or save them for later, this time, we saved ours for later.


Squash Ingredients

1/2 large spaghetti squash, cooked and stringed to look like spaghetti

4 tbs olive oil

1 small onion chopped

2 cloves of garlic peeled and chopped

1 C spinach chopped

1/4-1/2 cup of chicken broth

2 tbs dried basil leaves (could use chopped fresh but we didn’t have)

Black pepper to taste

How to make this squash stuff

1. Heat olive oil in sauce pan.

2. Over medium/high heat cook onion 2-3 minutes until fragrant.

3. Add garlic and continue cooking about 5 more minutes.

4. Add in spinach and cook until wilted.

5. Add chicken broth and spices, let simmer about 5 minutes.

6. Add spaghetti squash and stir to distribute sauce evenly.

7. To serve top with meatballs.

For our more picky eaters we served the other half of the spaghetti squash with canned red sauce. And…they actually said that it was “really good”. Mission accomplished!


Turkey Meatballs and Spaghetti Squash