Most people work a 9-5pm job, or something in that range. My job hours are "I work when most people don't". My day starts at 6am and then my last class usually ends around 730pm. This makes dinner challenging. As much as I would love to make hot meals for me and my fiance, timing is everything. So if I get home at 8pm preparing dinner and cooking it would put dinner on the table at 9pm best. http://youtu.be/SZ1pR5AzF9I
Anytime I find a recipe that allows me to prep before and cook later, I LOVE. I was searching through Sarah Dussualt's blog and found this clean turkey meatloaf recipe. This recipe allows me to prep everything before, have it all ready in the fridge and then just pop it in the oven when I get home. It is easy and delicious. If you find that timing is an issue when cooking, check this recipe out out and try it!
I was at Trader Joe's yesterday and was looking at spices for my turkey meatloaf and found this! I know it is marketed as a taco mix, but who cares! I love that it has so many spices in one packet. Normally I do not add a lot of salt to anything and sometimes I totally avoid it. So, at first I was hesitant to buy this mix because salt was the #1 ingredient. I called my friend, who is on her way to getting her Masters of Science in Nutrition Communications, and asked her what she thought of this mix considering the sodium level is at 260mg. She said that 260mg for pre packaged spices is great, and is still considered moderately low. Just make sure to pay attention to the serving size. In this package you will also find paprika, garlic, red pepper, cayenne pepper, sugar (less than 1g), oregano, black pepper and chili pepper.
The taco mix spices worked great in my turkey meatloaf! I only put one table spoon for 2 lbs of turkey and then I followed the rest of the spices that are in the video above, minus the salt! OH, I also added a HUGE squirt of ketchup to the turkey loaf and mixed it in before cooking.