Summer Quinoa Turkey Meatloaf (and fair pics)

Monday, August 6

I mentioned this recipe on instagram the other day, and had a request to post it. Aiden totally gobbled this down, and he is still fairly picky so any recipe he approves of is a keeper! Now I was making this up as I went along so the spices are just what I had on hand and could be easily modified. Also, I honestly have no idea how long I cooked this, but if you have made meatloaf before I am sure you can wing it, lol. See why I am not a real food blogger? Because I am counting calories though I am 99% sure this list of ingredients is accurate, hehe.

1 lb lean ground turkey
1 large carrot, grated
1 medium zucchini, grated
1 tsp minced garlic
2 T worchestershire
1 T dried minced onion
1 tsp poultry seasoning
1 tsp herb garden mix
1 tsp parsley
1/4 c marinara sauce
1/4 c grated parmesan
1/4 c oats
1/4 c dry quinoa, cooked in 1/2 c water and cooled
1 egg

I made this in a big muffin tin, the one that makes 6 jumbo muffins, and each loaf was then 211 calories according to MFP, just in case you were curious. Matt ate 2 and then took one for lunch the next day, so both boys gave it the big thumbs up.

Now for some cuteness! We took Aiden to see the animals at our little county fair and he had a blast. He is absolutely in love with baby chicks, and was constantly asking to climb in the pens with the goats! I have a little video of him feeding the goats, but I am the worst about getting my videos uploaded! Maybe I will try to post it later though. Anyhow, here is Aiden's first fair and petting zoo experience:


  1. Sweet fair pictures! THe petting zoo is my favorite part of any fair!

  2. These are super sweet! Been too long since we've caught can see a bit of what we're up to here:


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