Lindy's Easy Meatloaf

This is my mother-in-law's recipe and it's the easiest and most tasty I've ever made! If you're looking for a flavorful meatloaf... this is it!


1 1/2 lbs ground beef
1 slice of bread ripped into small pieces (or 1 cup of bread crumbs)
1 medium onion, chopped
8 oz tomato sauce
1 egg, beaten
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper

Sauce to cover meatloaf

1/4 C water
2 tbsp mustard
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 tbsp brown sugar or molasses


Mix all meatloaf ingredients together and shape in a greased cake pan (it won't cook well or fit the topping in a loaf pan). Mix together sauce and pour it all over the meatloaf. Bake at 350 for 1 hour and 15 minutes, basting meat with sauce every 20 minutes or so. Enjoy!

Turkey & Sweet Potato Skillet


2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 lbs extra-lean ground turkey
1 tsp clove garlic, minced
½ cup onions, diced
½ cup yellow pepper, diced
1 ½ cup sweet potato, diced
Salt and pepper
A pinch of chili pepper
½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
Fresh parsley for garnishing


In a skillet, heat olive oil over medium high heat.
Add ground turkey and garlic. Stir occasionally and cook for about 10 minutes.
Add onions and yellow peppers and cook until onions are gold brown.
Add the sweet potato, cover the skillet and cook until they are tender. Don’t forget to stir occasionally. If necessary, add more olive oil or a little bit of water to cook the sweet potato.
While the sweet potato is cooking pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees.
When the sweet potato is tender, add shredded mozzarella cheese and bring the skillet to the oven to melt the cheese.

When the cheese melts, remove from the oven and garnish with green onions.

Original recipe found here

Sweet Potato Hash & Avocado Sauce


The sauce:
1 avocado, skin and seed removed
⅓ cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt
1 clove garlic, minced
1 lime, juiced
2 tbsp minced cilantro
2 tbsp water
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp ground pepper
The potatoes:
1¼ lbs sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into ½-inch dice
¾ lb. russet potatoes, peeled and cut into ½-inch dice
1 tbsp olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
½ tsp salt
¾ cup black beans (cooked)
4 strips cooked bacon
¼ cup minced cilantro


The sauce:
In the bowl of a food processor or blender, combine the avocado, yogurt, garlic, lime juice, cilantro, water, salt and pepper. Blend until smooth.
The potatoes:
Bring a large saucepan of lightly salted water to a boil over high heat. Add sweet and russet potatoes and cook until just tender, about 5 to 8 minutes. Drain.
Heat the olive oil in a large skillet (preferably cast-iron) set over medium-high heat.
Add garlic and cook for 1 minute, stirring frequently.
Stir in the cooked sweet and russet potatoes and salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the potatoes start to brown, 8 to 10 minutes.
Stir in the black beans, bacon and cilantro.

Divide between 8 plates and top with each portion with 1 tablespoon of the avocado sauce.

Original recipe found here.

Chicken and Veggie Bake

-Skinless chicken breasts chopped into 2 inch cubes
-1/2 cup chicken broth
-1 lb red potatoes chopped into 2 inch cubes (you can do sweet potatoes instead, but you’ll have to extend the cooking time to an hour)
-1/2 bunch asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1 inch pieces.
-Red and yellow peppers sliced into 1 inch pieces.
-1 onion sliced
-1/3 cup fresh basil
-4 garlic cloves sliced thin
-1.5 tbsp Olive Oil
-1 tsp fresh chopped rosemary
-Ground pepper to taste
*Optional: Carrots can be added. 2 large or 1/2 cup of baby cut carrots


Preheat oven to 400 degrees and add chicken, potatoes, veggies, basil, garlic, chicken broth and olive oil (I mix it in a bowl first so it’s all evenly seasoned). Sprinkle with rosemary add pepper if desired. Bake for approximately 45 minutes, turning occasionally, until tender! ENJOY!

Original recipe found here