Most people swap out beef for turkey when they’re trying to eat healthy because it’s a much leaner meat. One day my mother made a turkey meatloaf that we were all sure was going to suck because beef is the only way to go, right? It was amazing and we actually told her to never make a regular meat loaf ever again. The other night she was running late so I cooked dinner and of course altered her recipe. Sautéed red peppers, onion, and garlic, whole wheat bread crumbs, a little parmesan cheese… there might have been more but honestly I was just winging it so start there then season the way you think you should lol! Then just a little spinach in garlic and oil, cauliflower mash, and corn for those who dare not venture into the spinach world.
I kept hearing nothing but good things about chia seeds so we finally decided to integrate them into our diet by altering a dish we already know and love. We added chia seeds to some whole wheat bread crumbs for our chicken cutlets and made some cauliflower mashed “potatoes” with no potatoes of course and just some simple corn and peas on the side. I have to say it was a very enjoyable meal for me. The cauliflower mash isn’t for everyone my father hates it, my sister tolerates it, but my mother and I actually like it. It’s no mashed potatoes but we’ve gotten the texture pretty close and it’s still yummy! I say this meal was a success!
Tonight for dinner we had fish because we ate meat on friday and my mother thought we should pretend today was a friday to make up for it. (even though I already ate chicken today) We had tilapia grilled with garlic, parsley, and black pepper with baked sweet potato (or regular potato for my dad who does not want to diet with us or like sweet potatoes). The potatoes were cut almost all the way through and drizzled with olive oil and pepper before being baked. On the side we had some corn and there was also peas but I HATE frozen peas! Yuck the texture is awful, any suggestions on how I can make them better? Anyway, dinner was great! Fish is so good for you and sweet potatoes are a healthy carb to incorporate into your diet! I just would have like green beans and/or a salad rather than just the corn and yucky frozen peas.