Getting the kiddos to eat veggies has been very difficult for the last couple of weeks. We are in total revolt mode! I knew a healthy spinach stuffed meatloaf would get us out of our vegetable funk. Using a simple jelly roll technique, the family again thought I was contestant on the Top Chef!
Meatloaf is one of those recipes that you either love or hate. In my house is usually a win! I have two kiddos that love meat. If they could eat cheeseburgers every night they would. I am not speaking of McDonalds Happy Meal cheeseburger, no I am talking about gourmet burgers from Bobby Flay’s Burger Palace. All cheeseburgers always rate against Bobby Flay’s cheeseburgers. This is a pretty high standard to be compared against, and yes I get told I have failed on numerous occasions.
The one thing I do like about meatloaf is that I can modify a few ingredients and make it different every time. My personal favorite is the Cheese Stuffed Bacon Meatloaf. With my current health journey dairy is something that I have eliminated to see if it makes a difference in my inflammation and weight loss. With this in mind, I knew I needed to create a recipe that would be just as tasty and not need all the cheesy goodness of most meatloaf recipe that I make.
This recipe does use ingredients that you may not have in your pantry. They have however become staples in mine. Instead of breadcrumbs which helps keep the meatloaf from falling apart, I used almond flour. Almond Flour is a great alternative if you are looking for a low carb substitute with some additional protein benefits. I find my Almond Flour at Trader Joes. For parmesan cheese, I use nutritional yeast as a substitute. With a few herbs, spices, spinach and a Keto Friendly Spicy Aioli this recipe will have your family wanting more. I paired the meatloaf with roasted asparagus. The asparagus is a vegetable that my kids actually enjoy! Kitchen Win!