You know what represents progress? The fact that this blog title, “Two Pigs & A Cow” isn’t an attempt at self-depricating humor! Yeah! Personal growth for the win! Haha.
Nope, two pigs & a cow is a recipe I want to share with you.
I’m not a cook, I’m not a recipe development expert & I don’t play one on the internet, but yesterday I decided to cook a legit meal AND create a new recipe.
For some strange reason, I wanted meatloaf. Actually, it started because I wanted mashed cauliflower & I was trying to decide what to make to go with it.
I wanted something more interesting than steak and I wasn’t in the mood for fish so I thought, “I’ll make meatloaf!”
With that said, I think most meatloaf is bland and boring so I spiced it up with ground pork and pancetta.
I wish I had a better picture for you but I snapped this one while it was still steaming hot!
Two Pigs & A Cow Paleo Meatloaf
Preheat the oven to 350.
Pre-cook the pancetta cubes. Set aside.
In a large bowl, combine the following:
- 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
- Two finely chopped green onions (I only used the white bottom part, not the top green part)
- 1/4 sweet onion, chopped
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 lb ground pork
- 2 tbsp pancetta (cooked)
- 1 egg
- 5-7 basil leaves, chopped
- 1 tsp salt
- a tiny bit of pepper ( I don’t like pepper – use more if you like it)
- 1/2 tsp ground mustard
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1/3 cup coconut flour
Mix well and place in a loaf pan. I spread a little bit of tomato sauce over the top.
Bake for 70 minutes & let rest for 30 minutes.
It was super tasty and I’m psyched for leftovers! Unfortunately, the leftovers will have to wait until after my workout! I’m sure I’ll be good & hungry!
55/40 Calorie Row
55 Thrusters (95/65)
55 DB Push Press (35/25)
This means that you’ll do as many rounds as possible in 13 minutes.
Those 55 thrusters got SPICY. Instead of letting my mind run away from me, thinking about how I’m only on rep 7 and still have a million more to go, I stay focused on each rep.
Hard workouts are a great chance for me to practice staying in the moment. Don’t think about what’s ahead. Don’t think about how much time is left. Don’t talk yourself into a break or pacing.
Just this rep. Just this rep. I always have 1 more rep in me.
On the food front:
Knowing that a tough workout was ahead, I ate beforehand. I was hungry, in part because I didn’t get a ton of sleep last night.
Around 9:30am I had a Paleo Power Meals cobb salad with added cabbage.
Trying to capitalize on yesterday’s momentum, I worked from Starbucks after my workout and brought some grilled chicken with me. I had 4 grilled chicken strips & a couple cups of coffee.
The best part of the day was dinner! I completely enjoy leftovers from last night: mashed cauliflower & meatloaf!
If you try out the recipe, let me know what you think! Maybe I’ll play around with some more recipes if you dig it!
Make the rest of your day the best of your day!