Pumpkin Chili Turkey Meatloaf & Kabocha Apple Soup
Wow, that title couldn’t scream #FALL any louder, could it?
Welcome to this week’s edition of What I Ate Wednesday, featuring an orchard full of fall food favorites.
Now that the cold weather is finally rolling into L.A. (it took a while), I was feeling very nostalgic for warm, “grandma’s cooking” type of recipes, so I decided to whip up a holiday-inspired version of a classic Turkey Meatloaf.
Made with lean ground turkey, egg, and old-fashioned oats, this spice-tastic recipe is super-clean and super-filling. It’s only 177 calories for a 1/4 of the recipe and makes tasty left-overs for the next day’s lunch.
As it would happen, the morning I was planning to make this fantabulous fall feast, this showed up at my door…
OMG I thought. One day I’m talking about smoothie cleanses and then next day a smoothie cleanse shows up at my doorstep. What are the odds?!
Well, pretty slim. I actually knew these were coming. My friend reps the budding company OMG Blends, aka Organic.Made.Great., which provides to-your-door service of the tastiest, freshest, and most pure smoothies around.
Unlike juice cleanses (which you should already know suck), these babies are packed with fruits, vegetables, healthy fat, fiber, and vegan protein. Everything you need to keep your body energized while slimming down.
The reason I bring up OMG now is because in addition to delicious smoothies, they also make hearty organic soups.
When I saw I’d received a Kabocha, Fuji Apple, and Red Pepper blend, I knew I’d found the perfect compliment to my Turkey Meatloaf. The pre-made soup was only 130 calories for 16 oz and packed 4 grams of fiber, with only 10 grams of sugar.
And knowing I wouldn’t have to slave over a side dish for dinner was an enormous score.
Pumpkin Chili Turkey Meatloaf
1 pound Lean Ground Turkey
1/2 C. Old Fashioned Oats
1/2 C. Pumpkin Puree
1 Tsp. Cinnamon
1 Tsp. Chili Powder
1/2 Tsp. Nutmeg
1. Mix everything together in a big bowl.
3. Top loaf with your choice of sauce. We used ketchup but you could use BBQ sauce or even pumpkin butter if you have a sweet tooth.
In addition to the Kabocha Soup, I also made some Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes.
The quintessential fall meal.
For more info about OMG, head over to their website. You can order smoothies and soups individually or as part of their cleansing program.
And thanks to Jenn of Peas and Crayons for hosting the weekly WIAW link party!