I have to be at work tonight at 6:30, which means another early dinner! Tonight I made Turkey-Walnut Meat Loaf out of my 12 Best Foods Cookbook, which I really like. I made this because the recipe sounded so interesting, using ground walnuts as a primary ingredient! The walnuts kept the meat loaf very moist and gave it a nice nutty hint of flavor…besides adding heart-healthy omega 3’s! Meat loaf is something we so often think of as a heavy, retro American meal…but it doesn’t have to be that way! This version was light and healthy with a generous amount of raw veggies in it. Tasty!
I roasted 5 of my little fingerling potatoes in about 1 tsp olive oil and some chopped garic to have with my meat loaf. I also had 3.5 ounces of steamed broccoli and a delicious slice of my foccacia that I warmed up in the oven so it was nice and hot! The result–a tasty, filling and nutritionally-balanced dinner!
This afternoon, as a snack, I made hot chocolate using the milk frother in my cappuccino maker! It was so good! I used 6 ounces skim milk, 1 tsp organic cocoa powder and about 1.5 tsp organic cane sugar. I had 1/4 cup flax granola with it for a little crunch. Total calories of that snack were about 163.
Okay–off to a night at work wearing many layers because its FREEZING outside and I have to be the one that opens the door all night to let guests in and out! Brr! I’m bringing an Erin Baker’s Mini Breakfast Cookie in my purse for a little snack later on. Tomorrow I have to work during the day so I get to pack my lunch (which I LOVE!) I’m thinking leftovers….. 😉
This dinner was about 518 calories.