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1/8/09 11:36 P

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I just made this a few days ago, and it turned out really good.

1# ground turkey (97% lean)
1# ground beef (96% lean)
1/2 cup dried italian style breadcrumbs
1 egg
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp ground oregano
1 tsp garlic powder
1 can tomato sauce (divided)

Mix all of the ingredients well (only mix in half of the tomato sauce). Set aside remaining sauce. Form mixture into a rectangle loaf- try to make it as even as you can- so when you cut it the pieces will be the same size for accurate calories. Bake at 400 for an hour. Top with remaining sauce, bake another 10 mins or so. Cut into 8 even servings- I slice it length wise in half and then width wise four slices. Each serving is 225 calories. Sorry I don't remember the fat- but it was low.






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1/6/09 10:51 P

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I like this recipe using wheat germ. You shape into 8 mini loaves, top with either honey mustard or BBQ sauce, then bake for 30-35 min.

# 1 1/2 lbs lean ground beef (or 1 1/2 lbs ground turkey)
# 3/4 cup wheat germ
# 1/2 cup green onion, chopped
# 1/3 cup water
# 1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
# 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
# 1 egg white, slightly beaten

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12/14/08 7:28 P

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No worries, GoodSargent! Actually, that is exactly one of the points I was trying to make. A lot of recipes can be made healthier by either deleting or substituting for items with MSG or artificial sweeteners.

I'm just saying... Kelley


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12/14/08 5:57 P

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Kat, you made a comment about the MSG in my recipe the MSG came as a separate item. You can put it in or not. I deleted it on the ingredients but forgot to delete it from the directions.

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12/11/08 2:19 P

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I'm sorry if I came across as being too harsh. I meant only to educate. You are right about being wary when you can't even pronouce the ingredients (although sometimes it means nothing - it's just the scientists have given perfectly natural items a scientific name! i.e. the tocopheryl acetate in your lotion or multivitamin is actually vitamin E).

The problem with worcestershire sauce - and so many other things - is the "Natural Flavorings". If these flavorings are safe, then why don't they tell us what they actually are?

And I totally agree with you about HFCS - and ANY corn syrup. Yellow corn - from which these are derived - is the most genetically modified food on the planet (along with soy, cotton, and canola). That is another possibly/likely dangerous thing the FDA does not require manufacturers to put on labels.

I would never have realized how bad these things were for me if I hadn't met my husband a couple years ago. Thank goodness he was so knowledgeable and could teach me how bad for me so many things were. And I'm really grateful that I was willing to learn.

I'm just saying... Kelley


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12/11/08 1:14 P

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I see where you are coming from, now, but I don't personally believe MSG is inherently bad. It might be bad for some people, who have a sensitivity to it, but it is not bad for everyone. There are lots and lots of things like that.

This is a group for healthy recipes - not necessarily "health food". I don't think just because an ingredient in a receipe contains MSG, sodium, high fructose corn syrup, etc., makes a recipe necessarily unhealthy.

For what it is worth, you made a comment about the Worcestershire in my receipe (below) containing MSG. After this current post, I was curious, so I checked the bottle. For a bottled item, the list of ingredients is surprisingly small, and I can pronounce all of them:

vinegar
molasses
high fructose corn syrup
anchovies
water
onions
salt
garlic
tamarind concentrate
cloves
natural flavorings
chili pepper extract

No MSG. Personally, I think the high fructose corn syrup is the next item that needs to be eliminated from our food supply.

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12/10/08 2:12 P

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If this team is really for sharing HEALTHY recipes, than it is important that we post recipes that are indeed healthy, meaning they don't contain anything that is bad for us - or we modify them to be as such.

MSG - Monosodium glutamate - is an excitotoxin (along with aspartame and L-cysteine) and can be found in almost all processed foods under one name or another. Here is a really good article about MSG:

www.msgmyth.com/

For more helpful info, be sure to click on the link for "Hidden Names for MSG" in the list on the left-hand side of that page. This lists all the "other" names you need to look for in checking the ingredients when you are trying to avoid MSG. It is rarely just called MSG anywhere anymore. And just because a label says "No MSG", it doesn't really mean it isn't in there. Trust me!

I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) back in 2002, after having episodes of Optic Neuritis (serious vision problems) and numbness in my extremities in '97 and '02. I also had a petite mal seizure in Summer of '02. I was giving myself weekly injections and taking numerous other prescriptions to try to avoid relapses or new episodes of the MS and/or seizures. I was never really bad about aspartame in my diet, but I paid no attention to the amount of MSG I was eating. Since I became aware and cut these things out of my diet, I have been able to lose weight and live healthily with no problems and have gone off all my prescriptions and shots. The only things I use now are supplements, vitamins and minerals. DH and I laugh now that I probably never had MS - just MSG!


Edited by: KELLKAT at: 12/10/2008 (14:43)
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12/9/08 10:47 P

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KELLKAT - you keep pointing out that some of the recipes contain ingredients that have MSG in them. What is the big issue with that?

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12/9/08 12:57 A

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I'm not sure how much sodium is in that onion soup mix, but I'd be careful about that. Also, I'm pretty certain it has MSG in it. I know it's really yummy, but I'm afraid it's not very healthy...

(Isn't Ann Landers' sister Dear Abby?)

Edited by: KELLKAT at: 12/9/2008 (00:58)
I'm just saying... Kelley


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12/9/08 12:26 A

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Bethany, here's another one for you.

Ann's Sister's Meatloaf Recipe
"This is supposedly Ann Landers' sister's meatloaf recipe."
PREP TIME 10 Min
COOK TIME 1 Hr
READY IN 1 Hr 10 Min
SERVINGS & SCALING
Original recipe yield: 6 servings

INGREDIENTS

* 2 pounds lean ground beef
* 2 eggs
* 1 1/2 cups dry bread crumbs
* 1/4 cup ketchup
* 1/2 cup warm water
* 1 (1 ounce) package dry onion soup mix
* 2 slices bacon
* 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce


DIRECTIONS

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2. In a large bowl combine the beef, eggs, crumbs, ketchup, water and soup mix. Mix well and spoon mixture into loaf pan. Cover with 2 strips of bacon, then cover with tomato sauce.
3. Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour.



NUTRITION INFORMATION
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 523

* Total Fat: 29.5g
* Cholesterol: 166mg
* Sodium: 1225mg
* Total Carbs: 28.1g
* Dietary Fiber: 1.6g
* Protein: 34.4g

Edited by: GOODSARGENT1226 at: 12/9/2008 (01:21)
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12/7/08 12:02 A

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Thanks for the recipes!! I can't wait to try them.

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KELLKAT's Photo KELLKAT Posts: 2,227
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Mmmmm.... that recipe sounds great, CHEFSOPHIE! Thanks for sharing it with us!

I'm just saying... Kelley


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12/5/08 7:10 P

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I like this one and it has the nutritional information. It's from Ellie Krieger. www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ellie-kr
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12/5/08 10:26 A

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When I make meatloaf, I sneak in a lot of finely chopped bell peppers and onions and sometimes zucchini. Sometimes I use oatmeal as a filler, sometimes breadcrumbs and sometimes stuffing mix (that's kind of salty though). I like to do bbq and ketchup mixed together on top. I kind of just throw mine together as I go! I do often make it with half ground beef and half turkey sausage though. That's gives it some extra flavor.

Edited by: BRAINSCIENTIST at: 12/5/2008 (10:27)
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12/4/08 8:34 P

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That sounds like how my mom taught me to make it! Except we never used milk... Just to be healthier, you might want to leave out the Worcesteshire (it has MSG), and use crackers with unsalted tops (to lower the sodium). If we didn't have crackers, it seems it was also okay to use a little bread (half or whole piece - I can't remember) torn up into small pieces; so you could use good whole wheat bread instead of crackers, and that would be even healthier! Oh! One other thing mom did was spread catsup on top, but my grandmother just used tomato sauce instead.

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I don't really have a "recipe" for meatloaf, but I can tell you how I make it. I've never used ground turkey, but it would probably be good.

Start with 1 - 2 pounds of ground meat. Chop about half an onion or so and half a bell pepper (I use green, but any color would be fine) and add to the meat. Put one egg in. I add a good squeeze of catsup and some shakes of Worcestershire sauce, and a little bit of milk - maybe 1/4 to 1/3 cup. Then I crush just a few (10 or so) soda crackers and dump them in. Finally I add some salt and pepper. I mix all that up with my hands, shape in a loaf, and bake. Anyone that has ever eaten it likes it a lot!

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12/4/08 10:24 A

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Preferably something that works with ground turkey.

I have a very yummy recipe - but it uses a box of stuffing, and I want to cut down more on the processed stuff and sodium. I would appreciate it if anyone could share!

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