Tastes Better Than It Looks

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I’m the owner of Carrots ‘N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.

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Isn’t that always the case with meatloaf? It tastes (a lot) better than it looks?

Even the photo (below) from the Cabot website (where I found the recipe) doesn’t look very appetizing– at least not to me! But, I swear, tonight’s dinner was delicious. Mal even referred to the meatloaf as “unbelievable.” 😀

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As usual, I didn’t follow the recipe exactly. I used up all of the onion on the Coconut-Ginger Carrots this afternoon, so I substituted green bell pepper. And I didn’t have Monterey Jack cheese, so I used the shredded sharp cheddar that was in the fridge. Both substitutions worked out just fine.

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The meatloaf might not look it, but it really tasted awesome. I promise.

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For dessert, Mal and I finished off the leftover Apple Crisp from last night. This stuff does not last long in our house!

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Now, we’re chilling on the couch while Murphy is sleeping with a duck in his eye.

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Good night, folks! 😀

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40 Comments

  1. I haven’t had meatloaf in a very long time! You are right though, it is not a pretty dish. My mom loves leftoer meatloaf sandwiched between two slices of bread!

  2. Gosh Murphy is so super cute! Even with a duck under his eye!
    Meatloaf was a staple in my house when I was growing up, I don’t think I’ve ever cooked it since leaving home. Might try that this weekend

  3. Hi Tina,
    I am a college student and an avid reader of your blog. I am going to Boston this weekend and was wondering if you had any recommendations for fun/inexpensive places to eat or any suggestions for fun Boston activities!

  4. I will totally have to try that meatloaf. My 3yr old would LOVE the turtle plate! He is on a huge turtle kick. Were did you get it? I so miss the New England foliage and temps. Its Kimball’s time when I come for a visit in April! I miss that too 🙂

  5. I looooove meatloaf! I realize it’s incredibly unhealthy, but I don’t even care. There’s almost nothing better than my mom’s meatloaf smothered in ketchup with mashed potatoes and gravy on the side! I think this one looks pretty good, too, and will have to give it a try asap! Mmmmmmm…

  6. MEAtloaf is quite possibly one of my favorite foods int he whole world, but shoudl be kept simple IMO. chuck, eggs, onion/shallot/garlic/parsley salt oven done 🙂

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