Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Low-carb meatloaf and my cheat meal!

I am enjoying our 30+ degree day in Minnesota.  We have several inches of snow on the ground and we are finally back to temps where it is bearable to go outside with just a sweatshirt on (for a few minutes).

I am looking forward to my cheat meal today...Buffalo Wild Wings salad with breaded chicken.  I had that in a sauce last time and didn't like it so I may not even have the chicken in anything...just plain.  I am not a spice person so eating BWW's may just seem ridiculous but I really do like their salads.  I could care less about the rest of their food...although at one time I would have eaten your entire order of onion rings.  They have the best onion rings!  A salad may not seem like a cheat meal to some but for me...this is it.  (Ok, I did have a cookie yesterday and honestly I would have been happy not to eat it.  They are going to the freezer until Christmas.)  I am really looking forward to that salad though!  Did I just say those words?

My last phase of my weightloss is going really well and I am at the point where clothes are not fitting a good way...and I am having to make due with what I have.  Usually at about 10 pounds lost you notice the change in how your clothes feel and need a new size.  I am past the 10 pound mark and have lost 12 pounds since I focused on eating more of a low carb diet.  I put on some jeans this morning at the gym and they were too big.  I was a little afraid that I would be showing something in the back as I left the gym if I didn't have my sweatshirt on to cover.  I came home, changed into my "business casual" (my Savers sweatpants that cost $3 and Minnesota Gophers sweatshirt that was on clearance years ago for about $9...I am quite the fashionista).  All I need is a fire going in the fireplace, a good book and a quiet house and I would be in heaven right now.  That's not happening today so...back to reality.  I will just make due with my very expensive business casual wear.  :) 

We made a low carb meatloaf last week and everyone in our house really seemed to like it (meaning: no one complained or picked the green stuff out).  Here is how we made it:

Low Carb Meatloaf
2 lbs. ground beef
1 T dehydrated onion flakes
2 cloves garlic
1 tsp dry mustard
1 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp black pepper
2 tsp salt
2 T Worcestershire sauce
1 egg
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup flaxseed
1/2 to 3/4 cup shredded spinach leaves

We mixed this all up, put in a greased loaf pan and stuck it in the oven at 350 degrees for about an hour.  I did pull it out about 10 minutes before it was done and put on a little bit of ketchup that was very low in carbs also...think it is called Simply Heinz...or something similar to that.

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