I am a veggie-lover who lives amongst a family of carnivores. At dinnertime you can find me reaching for the roasted broccoli, while the rest of my clan goes for the meat. I like to show my family love by making meals they get excited about. That’s where this Healthier Paleo & Gluten-Free Meatloaf comes in! I enjoy taking old favorites and giving them a makeover. Instead of your usual breadcrumbs, crackers, etc.…this recipe uses wholesome, healthy ingredients!
To all my wives & mommas out there this dinner is sure to please your entire tribe! Young kids sometimes have a hard time eating meat (especially if they only have two adorable, half-way-grown-in teeth like my sweet baby). Meatloaf is a great way to get some protein into their little bodies because it’s easy to chew! Plus, it’s packed full of flavor so they keep coming back for more!
I am super excited to be sharing this recipe today over at The Lean Green Bean! I met Lindsay through an amazing community of bloggers and I’m so grateful for the chance to be part of her corner of the internet! I admire her openness, her creativity, and her dedication to her family! Looking through Lindsay’s recipes makes me want to run to the kitchen and get cooking! On my “must make ASAP” list are these cookies, and…hello! She made a healthier version of one of my favorite desserts ever. Yes!
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So let's dive into this recipe! You start by mixing your dry ingredients together. Since coconut flour absorbs so much liquid you don't need much to hold this meatloaf together. Then you add your wet ingredients to your meat and mix until it's uniform throughout (I usually use my hands for this...messy but easy)!
Add your dry ingredients into your meat mixture make sure they are completely combined.
You can decide how you'd like to bake your meatloaf. You can bake it directly in a loaf pan...
...or you can shape your mixture into a loaf and bake it on a larger pan. I prefer this method because it browns the entire loaf and ensures that the fat and liquid can drain off during baking.
After about 20 minutes of baking, spread extra BBQ sauce over the top of your meatloaf and return it to the oven until it reaches an internal temperature of 155 degrees F. When it's almost done (around 145 degrees F), I like to broil the meatloaf for 2-5 minutes to crystalize the sauce on top! YUM! Baking time varies and depends on the thickness of the loaf you form!
Let it sit for 5 minutes before you dig in!
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I hope you have an amazing day!