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Bacon Wrapped Venison Meatloaf

Hello There LOVElies!

These mini bacon wrapped meatloaves are bite sized and packed with flavor! I recently brought them as a appetizer to a dinner party and they were the gone before you could even blink. (I get oddly satisfied when my appetizer is first to disappear at a dinner party.)

They were such a hit! I even surprised a few “venison skeptics” when they didn’t even realize it was made with venison and not ground beef.

Did you know that ground venison has LESS saturated fat and MORE protein than ground beef? oh YES!

Today I am bringing you a sweet little “meatloaf” recipe that can turn even the greatest venison skeptic. It is cute and mini and best of all…… wrapped in bacon. Those are like the two all time qualifiers for a winning recipe in my book: 1) it is miniature 2) its wrapped in bacon.

I had leftover venison so I gave this recipe a second run as a main course for dinner one night. They were so easy to make and I served with with a side of my creamed cauliflower. It totally gave me my “meat and potatoes” fix while being healthier than steak and potatoes!

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The key to cooking with venison is simply seasoning it well. I loved this recipe because it uses common seasonings that I already had in my kitchen. All I really needed was the venison and bacon! You can always sub the ground venison with ground beef and it will still be oh so delicious!

BUT

I dare you to give venison a try. It will not disappoint, especially if you are living a Paleo lifestyle or just wanting a high protein option to add to your diet.

Grab your muffin tin, and get cooking!

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What You’ll Need for your Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf with Venison

  • 1 lb of ground venison
  • 1 teaspoon of kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon FlavorGod garlic lovers seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon of onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 8 thin bacon strips

Bacon Wrapped Venison Meatloaf seasonings

How to prepare your Venison Mini Meatloaf

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and spray a muffin tin with non stick spray
  2. In a medium bowl mix together the ground venison with your spices listed above.
  3. Divide into 8 equal portions and roll into balls
  4. With each strip of bacon, roll the bacon within the muffin tin so it forms a circle on the outside rim of the muffin tin
  5. Place each portion of seasoned venison in the middle of each bacon lined muffin tin
  6. Bake for 30 minutes
  7. Let cool, and remove with tongs
  8. Place the mini meatloaves on some folded paper towels to let any extra oils be absorbed. Then transfer to your serving dish!

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If you have a hunter in your life that is always offering you venison, or if you know of a family always looking for venison recipes… SHARE this recipe with them today! Maybe they will share some of their delicious venison supply with you! I hope you guys enjoyed this simple, cute, and oh so delicious mini bacon wrapped meatloaf recipe!!

 

Turkey Meatball Sub (Cheat Meal)

Hey there LOVElies! I seriously think the key to eating healthy is BALANCE.

If you void yourself of your favorite meals you are making it so difficult on yourself. Why not find healthier versions of your cravings??

One of my favorite sandwiches is a meatball sub, you know with the melted cheese dripping off the sides? Mmm YUM!

Today I wanted to bring you an adapted, healthier option for your favorite sub sandwich. This turkey meatball sub is only about 350 calories per serving and since it has ground turkey meat you are skipping out on the added fat that regular meatballs have.

Honestly I can’t tell  a difference between this recipe and a meatball grinder at my favorite sub shop!! Seriously.

Even Better:

This turkey meatball sub recipe keeps me from cheating on my healthy lifestyle!

This recipe will feed about 6 people and only takes about 30 minutes to whip up. All you working parents out there, this one is a shout out to YOU. Whip this up on a weekday night and a promise there will be no complaints and only empty plates from the kiddos… (and you)

I would serve with a nice side salad with some cool crisp veggies to compliment this warm, gooey deliciousness (and to add another serving of vegetables to your dinner).

Ingredients for Turkey Meatball Sub (Cheat Meal)

What you need for your meatball sub-

  • 1 lb of ground turkey meat
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup of quick cooking oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon of dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Italian seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons of  Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup of dried breadcrumbs
  • dash of salt and pepper
  • 1 24 ounce jar of marinara sauce
  • 1 cup of shredded low fat mozzarella
  • 8 buns of your choice (hot dog buns, hoagie buns, ciabatta rolls)

How to make your turkey meatballs-

  1. Preheat oven to 375
  2. Foil line a pan and spray with non stick spray
  3.  Heat sauce in a sauce pan on low on stove
  4. Combine: turkey, egg, oats, basil, Italian seasoning, Worcestershire, garlic, breadcrumbs, salt and pepper in a large bowl and mix well
  5. Roll into balls about 2 inches wide and evenly spread on foil lined pan
  6.  Cook for 10-15 minutes
  7.  Remove from oven and place with sauce in saucepan

Rolled Balls Turkey Meatball Sub (Cheat Meal)

Assemble that sandwich!-

  1. Turn on broiler
  2. Slice open one edge of your buns
  3. Place meatballs and sauce in your opened bun
  4. Sprinkle with mozzarella
  5. Place on pan and in the boiler
  6. Remove once cheese has melted

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If you enjoy meal prepping for dinnertime, you can mix up all the ingredients ahead of time and freeze the meatballs. Just let them thaw and bake as directed! I have even frozen leftover meatballs that were fully cooked and reheated them for a quick one-serving sandwich! Just wait until you are ready to eat before you add the tomato sauce.

More Veggies?

Throw some sautéd onions, mushrooms, or bell peppers on that sandwich. No one is stopping you! (Just send me a picture before you eat it!)

Let me know what you think about this recipe. Am I crazy for thinking these taste the exact same as my favorite meatball sub? Tweet at me! I am dying to hear from you guys.

Turkey Meatball Sub (Cheat Meal)

Happy Eating!

Egg Muffin

Hello LOVElies!!! Ever since my schedule at work changed from 9-5 to 1-9, I find myself making dishes that are easy make and easy to pack. This egg muffins are easy to make and fun to eat!,/p>

What you need:

  • 2 Casual Gourmet Chicken roasted
  • red peppers and spinach links (chopped)
  • 5 egg whites
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1/4 cup skim milk
  • 1/4 cup of fresh chopped spinach

What to do:

Preheat oven to 350. In a skillet, cook the sausage until brown; set aside. In a large bowl, whisk the remaining ingredients. Grease muffin tray and evenly fill the muffin cups with the egg mixture.,

Add the sausages. Bake for 20 minutes… Enjoy! Have an AMAZING Wednesday! Muahz! 

 

Spicy Chicken with Bacon

Ready for lunch? How about some #FlavorGod spicy seasoning chicken wings wrapped with bacon? Umm yes!!!

What you need:

  • 10 chicken wings
  • 5 bacon strips
  • FlavorGod Spicy seasoning Dried parsley

What to do:

Clean and pat dry the chicken wings. Season both sides with Flavor God spicy seasoning. Cut bacon strips in half and wrap the chicken wings. Grill both sides for 30 minutes… For sauce, I’ve added tabasco, more flavorgod seasoning and a little but of butter… Mmmm YUM!!! 

 

Garlic Buttered Shrimp

Hello LOVElies! Is it lunch time yet? In honor of #FlexBowlFridays I’ve made Garlic Buttered Shrimp with a kick of spicy… Mmm YUM!

What you need:

  • 10 shell on shrimp
  • 10 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/8 cup white wine
  • 1/2 cup clarified butter

What to do:

Preheat a pan on high for 2 minutes. Add clarified butter and garlic and saute for about 1 minute. Add the shrimp and let it cook for 3 minutes on each sides (add sea salt on each sides before flipping). After each side is cooked, add the white wine. Remove from pan and serve!

Easy, delicious and I’m packing his for lunch! See you on my next post! What’s in your #FlexBowl?

 

Banh Mi

 

Good morning LOVElies! I don’t know about you but I LOVE banh mi (vietnamese subs)!!!

For breakfast, I’ve made three little banh mi stuffed with fresh lettuce greens, two special homemade sauce (ingredients which includes sriracha, soy sauce and a thick paste), lap xuong, carrots, cucumbers, cilantro, and a fried egg…

Mmm YUM  Have an amazing Thursday! Muahz  

Salmon Fillet FlavorGod

Hello LOVElies! It’s been a crazy week and it’s not even over yet. I apologize for being absent lately but I have a lot on my plate. Anyhow… here’s a quick dinner recipe that you’ll love as much as I do!

What you need:

  • Center cut Salmon fillet
  • FlavorGod Garlic Lover seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil

What to do:

Warm a large skillet with olive oil one medium heat. Season the salmon with #flavorgod Garlic Lover seasoning. Raise the heat to medium high.

Place the salmon, skin side upin the pan. Cook until golden brown on one side, about 4 minutes. With a spatula, flip the fillet. Cook for another 3 minutes. Tranfer to the plate of salad. Enjoy! Mm mm YUM!

Spicy Chicken Sausage

Spicy Chicken Sausage with rice Hi LOVElies! The best thing about dinners are LEFTOVERS! Don’t you agree? Here’s what I’ve made for dinner last night. I hope you like spicy!!!

What you need:

  • 4 Casual Gourmet Chicken Roasted
  • red peppers and spinach (pork free, gluten free, no msg, no nitrates)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 2 (3 1/2 ounce) gluten free
  • Brown rice
  • 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can chicken broth
  • 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can stewed tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons Flavorgod Everything seasoning spicy
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1 dash of texas pete hot sauce (optional)

What to do:

Cut sausage into 1/2″ pieces. In a large skillet, heat olive oil, then add the sausage to skillet and fry on medium-high heat for 10 minutes, turning occasionally.

Add onions and saute for 5 minutes. Add uncooked rice, chicken broth, stewed tomatoes, Flavorgod spicy seasoning, black pepper, cayenne pepper, and hot sauce to skillet, and stir thoroughly.

Heat until boiling, then cover, reduce heat to low and simmer. Simmer for 20 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed. Serve and enjoy.

Pan Seared Salmon Salad

Hi LOVElies!!! I can’t believe tomorrow is Friday already!!! What am I going to do this weekend? Hmm… maybe go out of town? Who knows, we’ll see.

Anyhow, after my work out at the gym, I was craving something fresh, cold and delicious. Luckily for me, I had salmon laying around. Salmon is quick, easy and delish! So… for tonight’s dinner: Pan seared salmon salad… mmm YUM!

 What you need:

  • A handful of Organic spring mix
  • 1/2 a Red bell peppers (julienne)
  • 1/2 a green bell peppers (julienne)
  • 1/2 a red onion (sliced)
  • 2 fillet of Salmon

For salad dressing:

  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3/4 cup olive oil

What to do:

In a skillet, add a little bit of olive oil. Add the salmon (skin down). Sprinkle your salmon with favorite seasoning. Let it cook for about 5 minutes, flip. Let it cook for another 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, prep the dressing and prep the salad on a plate. When salmon is finished to dirsired liking, place on the plate of salad and drizzle the dressing all over.

 

Vegan Citrus Spareribs

Vegetarian Plus VEGAN Citrus Spareribs cutlets Hi LOVElies! I finally got the chance to go to Whole Foods and pick up some Vegetarian Plus food products. Believe it or not but these are imitation pork in plum vinegar sauce. All I added was some lighly boiled broccoli and Zoodles (zucchini noodles). Thanks @vegetarianplus for giving me an opportunity to try this! Mmm YUM!

 What you need:

  • 1 box of Vegetarian Plus Citrus spareribs cutlets
  • 2 big broccoli florets
  • 2 zucchini for zoodles (optional)
  • Sesame seeds
  • Red pepper flakes

What to do:

p>Follow the instructions on the Vegetarian plus box. In a pot, boil some water. Once boiled, add the broccoli for about 1-2 minutes. Remove from stove and run it over cold water; set aside.

Add the broccoli to the pan of Citrus Spareribs Cutlets. In a bowl, add zoodles and top with broccoli and Citrus Spareribs Cutlets. Easy. Simple. Delicious.