Brown Sugar BBQ Mini Meatloaf

Brown Sugar BBQ Mini Meatloaf


This is by far my favorite sweet tooth meal to prep. I like to experiment with Meatloaf, this is my first time making it this way and it is my favorite!


  • 1 lb ground hamburger meat (95/5 lean)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup of ground oats (If you don’t have oat flour, I just throw 1/3 cup of oats into my smoothie maker)
  • 1/2 bottle of Sweet Baby Ray’s Classic BBQ Sauce
  • 1/4 cup of Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 sweet onion diced
  • 1 tsp of Minced Garlic
  • Homemade Seasoning Mixture: Himalayan Salt, Garlic Powder, Paprika, Cayenne Pepper, Black Pepper, Onion Powder, Cumin, Basil


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees and grease two mini loaf pans (or one medium sized loaf pan)
  2. Squirt a line of BBQ sauce on the bottom of each pan.
  3. If needed – blend the oats until flour-like. Then add in seasoning mixture
  4. In a large mixing bowl place ground hamburger meat and slowly kneed in oat-flour/seasoning mixture until evenly combined.
  5. Crack one egg and kneed into meat until well mixed
  6. Kneed in Brown Sugar to finish off meat mixture
  7. Take meat mixture and fill each pan half way. Press down the meat, spreading it out to touch each side. Evenly distribute the rest of the meat on  top filling the rest of the pan.
  8. Top each loaf with more BBQ sauce as much as desired.
  9. Place in oven and cook for about 30 minutes. I personally like my meatloaf medium rare – make sure to check temp. with an internal meat thermometer making sure it is cooked to par.
  10. Enjoy!

My Pairings

  • Roasted asparagus with olive oil, Himalayan  salt, and garlic powder
  • Roasted Cauliflower tossed in Himalayan Salt.

Let me know what you think! If you try it, post it and share it with me, I would love to hear your success!!



Wheat and Dairy Free Taco Pasta

Hi everyone!

I’ve been super busy lately with work and just trying to organize my life with my upcoming class starting. I’m going to do a few posts this week to make up for last week.

I wanna start off this week with my meal prep! I’m going to post each dish individually.

So, a few weeks back I tried THIS Mexican stir fry, which I love. I did a little bit of a modification to it. I have the chili lime seasoning mix from Trader Joe’s which has pretty much everything they require for seasoning and then some. It came out super yummy! But this week, since I love crock-potting, I wanted to try it in the crock pot! It came out TOTALLY different, but surprisingly delicious. It ended up being more of a sauce. So that’s why I gave it the name, Taco Pasta! It is fully Wheat-free and Dairy-free.

All of the ingredients needed in the linked recipe is what your going to need. Instead of each individual spice, I used the following:

  • Ground black pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • Iodized salt
  • Trader Joe’s Chili Lime Seasoning
  • Diced onions instead of onion powder

When I cook, I don’t really Measure stuff out, I pretty much just put in what I think is needed at the beginning, and add more as I go.

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that I though I messed it up at first. I just threw everything in there and was kicking myself in the butt for not cooking the meat first, but it came out fine. See what I used below.

You will need…

  • 1lb to 1 1/4 lbs of ground beef (90% lean or higher)
  • Two zucchini squash cut into squares (depending on the season)
  • Sweet onion (I use 1/4)
  • Minced garlic or two cloves
  • Trader Joe’s Chili lime seasoning
  • Salt
  • Ground black pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • Corn starch
  • Medium can of diced tomatoes


I put everything in the crockpot minus the corn starch. I started I out on high. I was checking every 15 minutes at first. As I saw that the meat was creating more of a liquid base I decided to add in some corn starch to thicken it up. Once saw the meat was cooked most of the way, I turned the temp to low to let it simmer and thicken. I was stirring every 20-30 minutes and adding a little bit of corn starch as needed.

This took about 3 hours. This is not a set it and forget it meal. You need to make sure your around for it so you can monitor the consistency. If I left it it would have became a nasty beef stew.

I love Banza pasta which I have mentioned before. I cooked up a cup of elbows and added it in. I was able to get 2.5 meals out of this, 2 with pasta and then some left over meat.

This is a pretty heavy meal, so if your looking for something on the lighter side, def go with the one I linked above. But for a hearty mean that’s still is pretty healthy. This is a win!

Thanks for Reading!