Florentine Turkey Meat Loaf

On the weekends, it's always to nice to cook something that you can take your time with, makes the house smell delicious, and is a tasty meal. This definitely is all of the above. Cancy loves meatloaf. I like eating healthy. So why not make a meat loaf with ground turkey and something healthy hidden in the middle. :)

Florentine Turkey Meatloaf

    1 pound ground turkey 
    1 cup spaghetti sauce, divided 
    1/2 cup Italian-seasoned bread crumbs 
    1/2 cup finely chopped onion 
    2 eggs, slightly beaten 
    2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese  
    1 package (10 oz) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained 
    3/4 cup low-fat shredded mozzarella cheese

Preheat oven to 350. Line an 8- or 9- inch loaf pan with foil with dull side toward food.

Combine ground turkey, 1/4 cup spaghetti sauce, bread crumbs, onion, eggs, & Parmesan cheese in a medium bowl.

Press half of turkey mixture into foil-lined pan. Press a 1-inch indentation down center of mixture, leaving 1-inch thickness on all sides.

Toss spinach and mozzarella cheese together; spoon into indentation, mounding in center. Press remaining turkey mixture evenly over top, sealing edges.

Bake 45 to 50 minutes. Spoon remaining spaghetti sauce over meat loaf. Bake 15 minutes longer. Let stand 10 minutes.

Serving Size: makes 4 servings

Fajita Chicken Fiesta

So tonight, we were both starving so I wanted to make a big plate of food and keep the calories under control. This recipe turned out great. We were perfectly full after finishing dinner. At only 273 calories per serving ( 1/2 of the recipe ) we were still able to have some rice and beans to round it out. Enjoy!
Fajita Chicken Fiesta

    1 onion, sliced 
    2 jalapenos, sliced 
    1 green pepper, sliced 
    4 sweet mini peppers ( i used 2 yellow and 2 red )  
    1 pound of boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into bite size pieces 
    1 can of Ro*tel hot 
    fajita seasoning or goya adobo seasoning

Combine everything in a large ziploc bag.
Shake to combine and get the seasoning on everything.

Pour mixture into a large baking dish.
Bake at 350 for 45 minutes.

Serving Size: makes 2 large servings

What better for a first post than.... Mahi Mahi Tacos. Yum!

                                    Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos
                                    4 oz mahi mahi fillet 
                                    taco seasoning  
                                    2 low cal/carb tortillas (I used corn tortillas that came in at 50 calories each)  
                                    4oz prepared pico de gallo 
                                    1/4 C of reduced fat, shredded Monterey Jack cheese

                                  Sprinkle taco seasoning on mahi mahi and refrigerate for an hour.

                                  Grill, skin side down, until mahi is done.

                                  Cut into 1 inch pieces and divide between 2 soft low carb tortillas, top with pico and monterey jack.

                                  Serving Size: makes 2 tacos ( for one person )