Multitasking and planning ahead. Two things that are weaknesses for me, and two things I am trying to do today. One of my friends has a birthday today, and we are grilling on the beach. Normally I might use this as an excuse to cheat a little bit, but this week I want to buckle down as much as I can. Since I have the time I decided to prep some good choices to bring with me. As we speak I am putting together my turkey meatloaf burgers to take along with me.
For those newer to the blog this is a recipe I came up with a couple years ago. I take about a pound or so of veggies and run them in the food processor to a coarse paste. Today I used a couple bell peppers, a few mushrooms, a whole onion, and some zucchini. I cook the paste down to concentrate and dry it out and then I mix that with the ground turkey. When all is said and done I end up with meatloaf or turkey burger that is about 1/3 veggies before I even top it. This stretches the meat too so I can fill up on an appropriate serving more easily. Today I will be using lettuce instead of buns, so I should be able to fill up smartly. The week has felt mediocre so far, so I hope I can use this as a springboard to a strong finish.