Looking for some breakfast variety beyond bacon and eggs? If you've been reading my blog, you already know that if you want to increase your vitality, you've got to ditch the sugar cereal and protein shakes, but what else is there?
My favorite trick for changing things up in the morning and getting a healthy (and easy) start to my day is serving up some nutritious leftovers from last night's dinner. One of my all-time favorites is this veggie meatloaf. It's not only a great way to start your day, but also a good way to get some extra veggies in both you and your kiddos.
Grain-Free Vegetable Meat Loaf
1 ½ pounds grass-fed ground beef
1 egg from pastured chicken
1 medium fresh tomato or ½ cup tomato juice
1 medium onion, cut in pieces
Sprig of parsley
1 stalk of celery, cut in pieces
Small amount of green pepper
1 carrot, cut in pieces
Salt and pepper
Place tomato or tomato juice into blender first. Push down on tomato to release juices so that blender blades will turn easily. Add egg and blend for a few seconds. Add remaining vegetables and blend until fairly smooth. Empty blender contents into bowl and mix well with ground beef. Season with salt and pepper. Form mixture into a loaf and place in a shallow pan. Spread top with organic ketchup and dried parsley. Bake at 350 degrees for about 1 hour.
When you are ready to serve the leftovers, the easiest thing to do is cut slices of the meatloaf and over medium heat, fry it in a pan in your favorite healthy oil: butter, ghee, olive oil, coconut oil or lard will all work wonders!
This recipe came from Elaine Gottsschall's Breaking the Vicious Cycle (p118). This book is about the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD). For those of you who follow the GAPS (gut and psychology syndrome) diet from Natasha Campbell-McBride, Elaine is her predecessor. When I discovered Dr. Campbell-McBride's work, I then read Elaine's book, and I didn't regret it. It is a wonderful book about digestion AND has amazing recipes.
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