Sue makes a meal with All-Bran

by Joanne on May 5, 2010

Starting the day without a plan. Got up then went back to bed until 5:10.  At 5:30, Shane and I went for a 3.11 mile run.  Since I was back early enough, the gym was “calling” for a quick leg workout.  It was 20 minutes of presses, deadlifts, curls, extensions, seated calf raises, and ball-wall squats.  Quick and effective.  In case you’re wondering whether I’m sore from my 16 miles yesterday,  the answer is not really.  Everything loosened up once I got going on the road.  I took it slow and decided if it felt good…do it!

 I think the energy came from a couple of exciting things that happened yesterday:  1. I signed up for my FIRST MARATHON!   Yippee!  October 3rd The Wine Glass Marathon.  Check it out. I’m excited2. I signed up with an Endurance Coach.  I’m excited about that as well.  I’m hoping for speed as well as distance. 

Now some Healthy Eats

A few weeks ago, through Foodbuzz and compliments of Kellogg’s, I received a few boxes of cereal to try .   UPS delivered to the office and, upon opening the box, I saw there was “ALL-BRAN” cereal in there.

all bran 

Sue really enjoys this cereal so I suggested that she take it and test it in the recipes provided. 

Asian Meatloaf  and Mac and Cheese

sues dinner

What a surprise when I got the above photo on my phone.  It was from Stef and she said

The mac n cheese was pretty bland but we are use to boxed mac n cheese and that’s really salty so that may be why. The Asian meatloaf was really flavorful.”

Here are the recipe links provided by Kellogg

Asian Meatloaf:  Ground turkey meatloaf baked and glazed with Thai Chili or Sriracha Sauce

asian meatloaf

Mac and Cheese: Rich and creamy with a the crunch of All-Bran cereal and Parmesan cheese topping.

maccheese

I didn’t have any of the specified cereal on hand but I did have oatmeal on hand.  This is how I changed the recipe to suit what was available in my refrigerator, freezer, and pantry.

Asian AC (that would be for Apple Crumbles) Meatloaf – Turkey version

* Vegetarian Version below

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  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 3/4 cup rolled oatmeal-dry
  • 2 large green onions, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 4 TBS Thai Chile sauce – divided (you’ll use 2 TBS + 2 TBS later)
  • 1 TBS soy sauce
  • 1 TBS pickled ginger – chopped
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp Chinese 5 Spice powder
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1/4 cup ketchup

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Prepare a loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray

Mix the meat, oats, onions, salt, 2 TBS Chile sauce, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, 5 spice powder and eggs in a large bowl.

Press the mixture into the prepared pan. 

Mix the 1/4 cup ketchup with the remaining 2 TBS Chile sauce and spread on top of the loaf.  Bake for 1 hour 20 minutes.

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Let relax for 5 – 10 minutes before cutting.

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VEGETARIAN VERSION

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  • 1 pkg. Yves Meatless Crumbles
  • 1/2 cup rolled oatmeal – dry
  • 1/2 yellow onion, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp Thai curry paste PLUS 1 tsp for use later
  • 1/2 tsp Chinese 5 Spice powder
  • 1 TBS soy sauce
  • 1 TBS pickled ginger, chopped
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/3 cup Egg Beaters PLUS 1/4 cup more Egg Beaters for later
  • 2 TBS ketchup

Preheat oven to 350 F.  Prepare a loaf pan or two small loaf pans with non-stick spray

Mix all the ingredients together: crumbles + oatmeal + onion + salt + 1 tsp curry paste + soy sauce +ginger + garlic + 1/3 cup Egg Beaters.

Press into the pans. 

Pour the remaining 1/4 cup of  Egg Beaters over the loaf or split between the two small loaves. 

Mix together the 2 TBS ketchup + 1 remaining tsp of Thai curry paste and spread on top of the loaf (or loaves).  Bake for 1 hour.

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I really enjoyed my Vegetarian version.  It had a little kick from the curry paste. 

Ted’s turkey version, using the Thai Chile sauce was a bit too spicy for him.  He had to pour ketchup, mustard, and eat it with bread in order to tolerate the heat.  Keep in mind, Ted doesn’t like “pepper hot” heat.    But he did say the texture was really good.

How often do you make meat or “meatless” loaf? 

Check out these 20 Heart Healthy Recipe suggestions from EKG Technical Training. They look SO Good!

Joanne

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22 Comments

  • At 2010.05.05 07:15, pegasuslegend said:

    You have just made me a meatloaf lover, have tried many recipes and not at all liked them this looks awesome, and I am sure it is will diffinitely try this one…~
    .-= pegasuslegend´s last blog ..Banana Toffee Chocolate Chunk Cookie Recipe =-.

    • At 2010.05.05 16:04, Joanne said:

      Thanks – those cookies are to DIE for. Love that recipe.

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        • At 2010.05.05 09:05, Paige (RAN) said:

          The veggie meatloaf looks awesome!
          Congrats on signing up for the marathon. If you’re at 16 miles now, you’re gonna rock it!

          • At 2010.05.05 16:04, Joanne said:

            Thanks, Paige. I have to get that 20 miler under my belt and I keep putting if off.

            • At 2010.05.05 10:23, Dawn Hutchins said:

              I haven’t done meat loaf in a while. That sounds so delish! I was actually reading through Clean Food and still have that apple walnut loaf on my list.
              .-= Dawn Hutchins´s last blog ..I did it! =-.

              • At 2010.05.05 16:05, Joanne said:

                Thanks, Dawn. Love that corn salsa on your site.

                • At 2010.05.05 10:51, runnerforever said:

                  A huge congrats on registering for the marathon, you sure are putting in marathon miles. It is a great sign that you are not sore today, you must have taken really good care of yourself yesterday! Be careful though because I remember weeks where I felt great so kept putting in lots of miles and then a week or two later it kinda all hit me. Keep up the good work, but be smart about it too!
                  .-= runnerforever´s last blog ..The Good Food Continues =-.

                  • At 2010.05.05 16:05, Joanne said:

                    The tips are very much appreciated. Since I signed with the Endurance Coach, he already has me cutting back next week.

                    • At 2010.05.05 13:23, kalli@fitandfortysomething said:

                      so glad you signed up for a marathon! you will rock it for sure!

                      • At 2010.05.05 16:06, Joanne said:

                        I hope to – I have long enough to train.

                        • At 2010.05.05 14:04, Anne @ Food Loving Polar Bear said:

                          I must confess that I have never made meat / meatless loaf, but yours looks good. Even the vegetarian version appealed to me, even though I love my meat 😉

                          • At 2010.05.05 16:06, Joanne said:

                            I’m really surprised. It’s such a common meal over here.

                            • At 2010.05.05 17:21, Gera @ SweetsFoodsBlog said:

                              Congrats for your first marathon is coming! Wineglass, wine is a good fuel for it, you never feel you’re tired 😉

                              The turkey meatloaf is gorgeous!!

                              Cheers,

                              Gera
                              .-= Gera @ SweetsFoodsBlog´s last blog ..Getting enough sun and Vitamin D =-.

                              • At 2010.05.06 09:03, Joanne said:

                                Thanks Gere.

                                • At 2010.05.05 20:02, kilax said:

                                  Congrats on signing up for your first full!!!

                                  We have only made a meatless loaf once. It was not worth all the work!
                                  .-= kilax´s last blog ..Check out my interview over at Running Circles Around the Turtles! =-.

                                  • At 2010.05.06 09:04, Joanne said:

                                    Thanks Kim. I’m surprised the meatless loaf took a lot of work. Mine was easy.

                                    • At 2010.05.05 20:35, Simply Life said:

                                      wow, I’m so impressed how you were able to use the cereal!
                                      .-= Simply Life´s last blog .."Be in a dress by 6!" =-.

                                      • At 2010.05.06 09:05, Joanne said:

                                        That’s Kelloggs for ya. So innovative!

                                        • At 2010.05.05 20:46, jasmine said:

                                          oh wow that asian meatloaf looks amazing! i’ll definitely have to work that into my weekly menu!
                                          .-= jasmine´s last blog ..Interview with Krissie from Questions For Dessert =-.

                                          • At 2010.05.06 09:05, Joanne said:

                                            Thanks Jasmine.

                                            • At 2010.05.06 02:50, Melissa@HealthyBits&Bits said:

                                              Hi Joanne! Thanks for stopping by my blog; I’m really glad you found me b/c that means it looks like I have some awesome stuff to catch up on with yours! The veggie meatloaf and mac & cheese looks awesome by the way!

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