Who doesn't love a good meatloaf?? You can feel good about this one made with grass fed {and finished} beef! The flavor in this meatloaf is amazing <3 We just had grilled veggies with ours but a cauliflower mash {you know, instead of mashed potatoes...if you haven't tried this, what are you waiting for?? SO good!} would be fantastic with this! Talk about comfort food that you can feel good about! The ketchup on the top is absolutely optional. If you do add the ketchup, you can find an unsweetened brand at certain stores like Market of Choice, Whole Foods, Natural Grocers. You could also order it online from somewhere like Thrive Market OR you can make your own!
What do you do if you find yourself with a boat load of zucchinis, BUT you don't want to resort the ol' "I'll just make zucchini bread" situation?! Well this casserole is a perfect option! Don't get me wrong, I LOVE zucchini bread!! However, we are doing less and less of that kind of thing in our household these days; the sugary, carby, processed ingredients... and it feels darn good!! <3 Let me also talk DAIRY for a moment. We are also doing less dairy these days. WHY? First of all, dairy is a top food in terms of inflammation. None of us have gastrointestinal issues with dairy, BUT that's just the most obvious symptom. It can cause skin issues, joint aches, raised blood sugar, etc. I also personally keep it at a minimum due to the hormonal impact it can have. Even if you choose hormone-free {which is what we buy}, it still has a ton of natural hormones in it, which you might notice makes a difference in YOU. I do!! Over the past year I have personally been working to balance my hormones, in particular estrogen dominance. What exactly causes this?? A number of things. Clearly, getting extra hormones in our foods is an obvious one. But, some less obvious, but super impactful things are toxins in our daily environment {in our makeup, body products, detergents, cleaners, foods from pesticides and artificial ingredients as well as xenoestrogens} and stress {hello cortisol!!! This impacts our sex hormones by driving down our progesterone and creating a bigger chasm between progesterone and estrogen which means estrogen will dominate too much}! If you are interested in learning more and/or would like to schedule a free consult with me to discuss your particular hormone situation and what you can naturally do to help balance that, please click the "book now" button you see on my site to schedule a free session! In addition, head over to my "shop" page and you can see what I personally use EVERY DAY for my makeup, body products and cleaning products in order to live a toxic free life!
This recipe is one that is perfect for you low carbers! It can also easily be something for those who do dairy or who are dairy free. I did not add any, however some cheese and sour cream on top would be perfect! This really was easy. Just some chopping veggies was the "hardest" thing!
People probably get sick of me saying “this is delicious” or something similar about these recipes I share. Well…it’s because I don’t share recipes that aren’t delicious! This one, definitely my new favorite. If you like dynamic flavor…spice {but not spicy hot}…and lime…you’ll LOVE this!