Who knew meatloaf wasn’t just the invention of thrifty housewives during the Great Depression?
It turns out the idea of mixing meat with a tenderizing filler traces back to the fourth or fifth century AD, when the Roman cookbook Apicius presented a recipe for patties made of chopped meat, bread, and wine. But it wasn’t until the late 1800s that American meatloaf was born, inspired by recipes offered by manufacturers of the newly invented meat grinder. – A Brief History of Meatloaf (and How to make it extra meaty)
If meatloaf makes you think of Grandma, think strong Roman soldiers too!
Meatloaf has starchy bread and gluten plus milk that spike our blood sugar levels and many of our families are intolerant or allergic to. This new recipe fit for a powerful body does not 🙂
Making a family classic dinner like meatloaf doesn't have to be hard, boring or unhealthy.
The Lamb and Beef split in this recipe makes it more exciting, gourmet and delicious.
Eating healthy should never be the same -old- same old.
The almond flour adds in the moisture instead of bread and keeps this recipe good for your brain, skin and bones.
Comfort Food turned Detox Meal
What makes my recipe extra healthy is that its ingredients have detoxing power!
There are so many toxins our families are exposed that didn't even exist for our grandparents.
Grandma and Grandpa were not eating the toxins from GMO Foods, because GMO foods were not approved by the FDA until 1982 and they only hit grocery stores in 1994. – GMOinside.org
Our children have more toxins in their food and environment than any generation before.
One simple thing our families can do to help our body detox everyday is to eat natures detoxing foods.
I designed this comfort food meatloaf recipe to have high detoxing foods like; cilantro, thyme and apple cider vinegar.
Cilantro helps detox heavy metals from our bodies.
Thyme to Stop Coughing 😉
Thyme essential oil, which is obtained from its leaves, is often used as a natural cough remedy. Eat some thyme to get those bad bugs detoxed out of your body.
Apple Cider Vinegar helps detox the liver and kidneys.
“Drinking apple cider vinegar helps to rid the body of excess salt, fluids, and toxins by increasing your urine output. Additionally, it supports the liver and kidneys in processing and eliminating waste.” – Yuri Elkhaim ACV drink
Healthy Sweet Glaze
Healthy doesn't have to be blah. Detoxing doesn't have to be torture.
So this flavorful and honey sweet sauce adds a moist and naturally sweet topping to your meatloaf.
Raw, local honey is proven to help relieve allergy symptoms. I used Backyard Bees Orange County, CA.
Buy tomatoes in glass or from a BPA Free can to keep your food as clean as possible. Do this and you're family will have less toxins to detox.
Comfort Food made Clean!
This meatloaf is not only great comfort food that reminds you of grandma but it makes the healthiest-tastiest leftovers ever!
Meatloaf always tastes better the next day…
Lamb and Beef Meatloaf
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 pound ground lamb
- 1 large egg ,beaten
- 2 tablespoons almond flour
- Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
- 1 clove garlic ,minced
- 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons tomato puree
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- 2 teaspoons honey
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a large bowl, mix the first 8 ingredients (beef through thyme).
Oil a loaf pan with coconut oil. Empty the contents of the bowl into the pan.
In a small bowl, mix the remaining ingredients with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Pour tomato sauce over meatloaf and cover. Place loaf pan in the oven and bake for 45 minutes. Uncover pan and cook for 15 minutes, until top is brown and the center is cooked through. Slice and serve warm.
Will you try this new meatloaf recipe? Why not invite grandma and grandpa over for dinner… They'll be so impressed!!
I’m addicted to cooking real foods and shopping locally at Farmer’s Markets.I am a health revolutionary who is writing this blog with a desire to “pay it forward in health”.This desire stems from love and my pursuit to make a difference in people’s health and wellbeing”.
I am a certified Transformational Nutrition Coach that helps women discover their healthy lifestyle that finally works so that they can transform into the healthy sexy and confident woman they want, and are meant to be.
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