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Monday, November 22, 2010

Healthful Thanksgiving Inspired Meal

If you are like me, you've been having trouble staying motivated with healthy eats during the holiday season. With all the extra goodies around - both sweet and salty - it's been hard for me to stay on track. I found the perfect post Thanksgiving meal that is both cheap and healthy while still satisfying those Turkey-Day leftovers that you crave. I give you Turkey Quinoa Meatloaf with a side of Spaghetti Squash!

To start, I picked up a local Spaghetti Squash at the Brooklyn Farmers market for $1! I halved the squash lengthwise, and placed it down in a pool of water, about a half inch deep, and roasted it in the oven for 45 minutes at 350F. After scooping out the seeds, I used a fork to scrape the spaghetti-like strands out of the squash and sauteed it in some olive oil with a touch of salt, pepper and oregano. This side dish lasted Stephen and I Monday - Thursday, that's like $0.12 per serving!

For our main dish, I used a great Turkey Quinoa Meatloaf recipe from All Recipes.com - it's lean, filling and tasty. This meal is a great hearty meal to last you all week, and it'll keep you warm and cozy on those brisk fall nights after your workout!

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