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Breakfast THM-S Round-Up (not egg focused)

There are some people that either don’t like eggs or can’t eat eggs, which makes having a THM-S (healthy fats) for breakfast a bit more difficult, at least at first look. So, I thought I’d round up some of those yummy S breakfast ideas.

  • We like to cook up some sausage with onions, mushrooms, and peppers. Sometimes we add some egg but this is not necessary. You can also add other non-starchy veggies like zucchini, spinach, or even radish.
  • We love pancakes and make them many different ways for all fuel types. Now these usually have eggs or egg whites.
  • We also love Baked Bacon!!! Yum Yum! This can be enjoyed all by itself or you can add a muffin (remember to keep it a THM-S muffin, so you don’t have a crossover, unless that is what you are needing to have). You could also do turkey bacon, it just isn’t as yummy. ;)

 

From the Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook there are:

Single Serve Recipes-

  • bring on da buttah pancakes pg 262
  • welcome back waffles pg 263
  • chocolate waffles with strawberries pg 265
  • french toast in a bowl pg 266
  • many muffin pg 275-279

Multi-Serve Recipes-

  • DONUTS pg 268-260
  • various muffins

From Trim Healthy Table there are:

Single Serve-

  • chocolate chip pancakes pg 341*
  • cinnamon sugar toast (special bread) pg 358
  • wwbb french toast pg 360

Family Serve-

  • no-bake breakfast cheesecakes pg 334
  • blender freezer waffles pg 336
  • cinnamon pecan baked pancakes pg 338*
  • sausage and cheese breakfast biscuits pg 360
  • various muffins and cakes
  • cinnamon butter bundt cake pg 380*
  • cini-minis pg 436
  • beauty blend cereal pg 509
  • can-do cereal pg 347
  • pint jar chia pg 352
  • cream of treat hot porridge pg 353

*favorite meals

If you can do it, there are a number of shakes that you could drink for breakfast. We are not ones that like to drink our breakfast.

I also LOVE leftovers, so any S dinner you had can be eaten for an S breakfast the next morning.

If you like yogurt, some Greek yogurt with some nuts, berries, and such would be good. If you need to be cautious about dairy, try no gurt (Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook pg 342-343)

If you like(d) to eat protein bars for breakfast, you could try:

Trim Healthy Table-

  • happy bites pg 427
  • chocolate chip peanut butter cookie bars pg 429 (be sure to add some collagen to your coffee or tea for the extra protein you need)
  • chocolate berry boost bars pg 431

I hope this gives you enough ideas to give you some help with having nice healthy fats for breakfast. :)

Until next time, God bless,

 Michele ºÜº

So Many Pancakes!

We love pancakes around here. Well actually, we like waffles too but you can make twice as many pancakes in a shorter period of time than waffles. So, we have to be able to have pancakes.

Pancakes on Griddle ~ Lifeofjoy.me

Well there is no lack of pancake recipes to choose from. Last Saturday we had the Giant Blueberry Baked Pancakes from Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook page 261.

Then Sunday when we had company for breakfast we had Baked Pecan Pancakes! Yum! They are in Trim Healthy Table (THT) page 338.

Baked Pecan Pancakes? ~ Lifeofjoy.me

My current favorite pancakes are the Chocolate Chip Pancakes THT page 341.

Chocolate Chip Pancakes ~ lifeofjoy.meThere is also Bring on the Buttah pancakes from the Trim Healthy Cookbook (THC) page 262.

I don’t remember which pancakes these were but they were good. These must’ve been an E pancake topped with a bit of jelly and a dab of Greek yogurt.

Pancakes ~ Lifeofjoy.meWe also like Chocolate Monkey Crepes on page 267 of THC. These are fuel pull. Tiffany and I usually do this one during the week when the guys aren’t home. ;)

Chocolate Monkey Crepes ~ Lifeofjoy.me

I think these are the Banana Pancakes, THC page 339.Banana Pancakes ~ Lifeofjoy.me

There are pancakes for any fuel type you want. The syrup on page 480 of THC is good. If you add the tiny bit of molasses it is even dark brown like regular syrup. (Some people, like my Sean, can eat the Sukrin Fiber Gold Syrup on pancakes and such but it does mess with some people’s blood sugar; so if your weight has stalled, you might want to avoid this one.)

I couldn’t find any more pictures of my pancakes, so I guess I’ll stop there. Those are our favorites. I hope you find this round up helpful.

Until next time, God bless,

 Michele ºÜº

Warm Veggie Salad and Roased Okra ~ Lifeofjoy.me

Warm Veggie Salad

Okay, I am probably going to mess with some of your thoughts on salad here, so hold on to your hat. ;) The first time I was introduced to having warm foods on my salad was when I ate in my cousin’s restaurant, where I had Steak and Fries Salad. I loved it soooo much I recreated it at home using chicken since my hubby cannot eat beef right now.

That experience opened up a whole realm of possibilities to me. There was something about adding French fries to a salad that unlocked my salad eating, although I must admit, it wasn’t completely unlocked until the last couple of years or so.

I’ve realized that you can sauté or otherwise cook almost anything and add it to a salad. You are only limited by the items you have on hand. ;)

Today I’m going to share the salad Tiffany and I had for lunch yesterday. We started by putting some cut okra in the toaster oven to roast. Then proceeded to sauté some cauliflower and broccoli for Tiffany (I’m currently cutting back on cruciferous veggies so I didn’t have any).

Cruciferous ~ Lifeofjoy.meWe also sautéed some onions, mushrooms, and radishes for us both, as well as some squash for me.

sauté squash ~ Lifeofjoy.meThe we added some ground beef for our meat choice and cooked it with the onions, mushrooms, and radishes.

Meat and veggies  ~ Lifeofjoy.meWhile that was all cooking away we tore some lettuce leaves. We used some green leaf and some baby artisan lettuces from Aldi this time.  We added some diced colored peppers and some shredded carrot.

Lettuce and Peppers ~ Lifeofjoy.meLettuce carrot peppers ~ Lifeofjoy.meWhen the veggies and meat were cooked to our liking, we added them to the salad.

Warm Veggie Salad ~ Lifeofjoy.meWe could have added the okra too it but we decided we wanted to enjoy that on the side. (For the record, before THM I did not like okra. It’s pretty good roasted and sprinkled with nutritional yeast.)

Roasted Okra ~ Lifeofjoy.meWarm Veggie Salad ~ Lifeofjoy.me

There really isn’t a recipe to write down. Cook veggies to your liking and add them to what cold veggies you want. Tiffany and I have also added cooked salmon to a salad like this. Yum!

Oh! Don’t forget the salt and pepper! It’s the key to a good salad.

Until next time, God bless,

 Michele ºÜº

Slice Zucchini Chocolate Cake ~ lifeofjoy.me

Mostess Bundt Cake

Think Hostess cream filled cupcakes but bigger. :)

So, I took the Mostess Cupcake recipe from the Trim Healthy Table cookbook page 395, doubled it, and baked it in a fluted pan.

Mostess Bundt Cake ~ Lifeofjoy.meThe reason I doubled it is because it makes twelve cupcakes and I know that a usual cake batter that can be baked as cupcakes, bundt cake, or two layer cake makes 24 cupcakes, so I figured it would be a very short bundt cake. Doubling it made it the right height. :)

I made the cake one day and then the next day I made the cream filling and ganache, combined it and refrigerated it to eat the next day. It was scrumptious! :)

Inject Cream in Cake ~ Lifeofjoy.meI shared a video about filling it with the cream on my instagram account on Saturday. The next picture shows the injector I used. It was a cheap one but it has a tip that allows you to inject the cream in the cake without removing any cake bits. :) Then it has other tips for decorating.

Cream blobs on top ~ Lifeofjoy.meTiffany’s is better but we couldn’t find hers. They can be found rather inexpensively. We found her nice one for $2 at TJMaxx, I think. Mine was a little bit more at Walmart. Mine holds more cream but isn’t all that great. ;)

Every time I make the ganache, it is too thin and I have to add more chocolate chips. It thickens nicely at first but it is like I pour it the cream too slowly and it gets too warm to thicken after that. Hmmm, I may be on to something here . . . I do mine in a double boiler . . . maybe I need to turn the burner off when I add the cream so it doesn’t get too warm.

Well, anyway, just be aware that you may need to add more chocolate chips or not add all of the cream but it is worth the effort. :)

Mostess Bundt Cake ~ lfieofjoy.meCut Mostess Cake ~ Lifeojfoy.meSince my ganache is so thin, it makes a bit of a mess. ;) But we eat it anyway. :)

Slice Zucchini Chocolate Cake ~ lifeofjoy.meWell, I hope you enjoyed my spin on the Mostess Cupcakes.

Until next time, God bless,

 Michele ºÜº

Pizza Skillet ~ Lifeofjoy.me

Pizza Skillet

The best part of pizza is the cheesy toppings and are very low carb. :)

I love pizza! No seriously! Life without pizza is not an option, so every diet/lifestyle change I have been on, I have found a way to get the yumminess of pizza legally for that way of eat. Some of them were more of a stretch than others, like the time we used Corn Thins as the crust and spread on tomato paste and added toppings or the time we used chicken breast for the crust.

Well, I’ve been at this for so long that I don’t always have to have the crust. Sometimes I just want the toppings. I made this recipe the other day because it is too hot to use the oven to make pizza right now.

This meal is all about the toppings you like most. I used 1/2 pound of ground turkey, 1/2 pound of ground chicken, some turkey pepperoni, and some turkey bacon. (I use turkey products because Michael cannot have the beef or pork right now.)

Cooking ground meat ~ Lifeofjoy.me

I gave the ground meats a head start, then added the turkey bacon, broke it all up and combined well.

Then added the turkey pepperoni slices. Some times I cut them into quarters but I wanted to bite down into whole pieces this night.

Add pepperoni to other meats ~ Lifeofjoy.me

Once it’s all browned up and the juices cook off, add in some tomato paste, water, baking soda, and oregano.

Add Tomato Paste to meats ~ Lifeofjoy.me

Pizza toppings and sauce ~ Lifeofjoy.me

Add herbs to pizza toppings ~ Lifeofjoy.me

Stir to combine.

I like some green pepper and mushrooms on my pizza but my kids don’t prefer it. So I cook it separately. :) Cut the veggies how you like them; we like ours diced.

Diced pizzza veggies ~ Lifeofjoy.me

Then either add them in with the meats as you brown them or in a separate pan to saute. I like mine caramelized.

Veggies cooked ~ Lifeofjoy.me

Add cheese to the top of the meats and let it melt.

pizza toppings ~ Lifeofjoy.me

Pizza Skillet ~ Lifeofjoy.me

It is ready to eat when the cheese is melted nicely.

Pizza Skillet ~ Lifeofjoy.me

It kind of looks like my lasagna. ;) Oh, I’m looking forward to creating that one.

I serve it with the veggies on top and with a side salad.

Pizza Skillet ~ Lifeofjoy.me

Pizza Skillet and Salad ~ Lifeofjoy.me

If you miss the crust, you can serve it on a piece of low carb bread. I’ll adjust the recipe to incorporate that in a future post.

Pizza Skillet

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound ground meat (I used turkey)
  • 1/2 pound sausage (I used chicken sausage)
  • several slices of turkey bacon (I guess you could use regular bacon)
  • most of a 5 ounce package of pepperoni (I used turkey pepperoni)
  • 3 ounces tomato paste
  • 6 ounces water
  • sprinkle of baking soda (about 1/8 teaspoon)
  • dusting of oregano (about 1/2 - 1 teaspoon)
  • veggies of your choosing
  • 8 ounces cheese, shredded (I used colby jack)

Instructions

  1. Brown the ground meats in a skillet over medium high heat.
  2. Add bacon and break up the meats.
  3. When nearly cooked through add pepperoni.
  4. Either add veggies cut as desired to the meat or saute in another pan.
  5. When juices have nearly evaporated, add the tomato paste, water, baking soda, and oregano.
  6. Combine well. Sprinkle with grated cheese.
  7. Reduce heat to Medium Low, cover.
  8. Serve when cheese is nicely melted.
  9. (Add veggies if you cooked them separately.)
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I hope you enjoy this as much as we do.

Until next time, God bless,

Michele ºÜº

Low carb Homemade noodles ~ Lifeofjoy.me

Homemade Noodles the THM Way

Low carb, low fat, low calorie homemade noodles. These are made from glucomannan, which is from the konjac root.

There are noodles that you can buy that are good for a low carb lifestyle. Mind you, they smell very fishy but if you rinse them enough and cook them they aren’t bad. One brand is Miracle Noodles. They tend to be a bit rubbery tasting but when used with the right sauces, are wonderful on a low carb way of eating.

Those noodles are made from the konjac root. More precisely they are made from the fiber extracted from the konjac root or elephant yam called glucomannan. In THM circles it is frequently referred to as “gluccie.”

Trim Healthy Mama has their version of these noodles but they are not always in stock. Plus they are not very much like homemade noodles. Enter Judy from Wonderfully Made and Dearly Loved who made a homemade noodle recipe using gluccie and oat fiber. Now, a word about oat fiber: not all are created equal. My first experience with oat fiber was with Anthony’s and the resulting product tasted like playdoh–yuck!!! Then I was told to try Lifesource and since it wasn’t very expensive, I gave it a try. Night and day difference!

Recently I tried the THM version because we order from them monthly and I only bought the oat fiber from Netrition, so the the shipping costs are prohibitive but since we already place an order with THM monthly, it doesn’t really add much more.

When I started making this recipe the other day, I didn’t realize that I was going to blog it, so I missed taking a picture of the first step. I’ll try to remember to take a picture next time I make these noodles and add it to this post then. The family loves these, so I’ll probably me making them again before long.

I make a double batch every time I make them. I tried a triple batch but found out that my food processor cannot handle it. :D

So you process the eggs in the food processor. Then add the dry ingredients and whirl to combine. Then add the broth.

Homemade miracle noodle dough ~ Lifeofjoy.meLet it rest for a few minutes to allow those very thirsty ingredients absorb the liquid.

Noodle dough ~ Lifeofjoy.meI bought the noodle press that Judy recommends so it makes quick work of making the noodles but the first time I made this recipe I rolled it out on parchment paper and used a pizza cutter to cut it into noodles.

Make low carb noodles ~ Lifeofjoy.mePut on the size noodle you want and twist and cut.

Homemade low carb noodles ~ Lifeofjoy.meMaking noodles ~ Lifeofjoy.meThen let them sit in the refrigerator for a bit. Then add them to your recipe. This day I pan fried them in butter so they kind of reminded me of gnocci. I have also quickly boiled them in ham or chicken broth but must keep it short in the water.

cooking noodles ~ Lifeofjoy.meIn just a few moments they are done. :)

Low carb Noodle dinner ~ Lifeofjoy.meSo, hop on over to Judy’s site and grab the recipe. It’s a keeper in my house. :)

Until next time, God bless,

Michele ºÜº

Broccoli Slaw ~ Lifeofjoy.me

Broccoli Slaw

Simple to make and saves money. Use in stir-fry or a salad, or make it into a slaw.

Okay, I know I called this Broccoli Slaw and it really isn’t slaw. What it is though is the main ingredient in broccoli slaw made at home from what you would normally throw away.

You know when you have fresh broccoli, you don’t want all that stem?

Broccoli crowns and stems ~ Lifeofjoy.meWell don’t just toss that stem. Cut it to a size that will easily fit in your food processor chute.

Cut broc stems ~ Lifeofjoy.mePut the grater side of your slicing blade up on the food processor and be sure to remove the s-blade from the bottom of the bowl.

grater blade ~ lifeofjoy.mePut the top on and remove the plunger. Put cut broccoli stems in chute and process away.

broccoli stems in chute ~ Lifeofjoy.meTurn it on and plunge it down; refill as needed.

grated broccoli stems ~ Lifeofjoy.meWhen grated, if you are not ready to use it, put it in a freezer bag and freeze. If you actually want to make a broccoli slaw (like cole slaw but uses this instead of cabbage), use it right away or refrigerate it, as I don’t think it will be good raw after frozen.

Bagged Broccoli slaw ~ Lifeofjoy.meIt may be a bit more finely cut than what you purchase in the store, but it works the same. ;) I like to use mine in stir-fry.

This gives you a bit more food from something you already bought–free food, yay!

Until next time, God bless,

Michele ºÜº

 

Quinoa Tacos ~ Lifeofjoy.me

Quinoa Tacos

This unusual, meatless meal is one my family loves and even asks for on occasion. :)

I don’t even remember how I stumbled upon this wonderful recipe but I’m so glad I did. It is an inexpensive meal, so that is always nice. We have dessert every night, be it double-fermented kefir, homemade ice cream, pudding, or a cake of some kind, so having a bit lighter dinner works fine from time to time.

Following the Trim Healthy Mama way of eating, this would fall in the “E” meal category. Now I make my own corn tortillas to eat with this. (This may be a personal choice and not necessarily sanctioned.) The tortillas are made with the Masa flour with lime as an ingredient because this is what makes them “legal.” The 4 corn tortillas are 3g of fat and 23g of carbs; I recommend just have three tortillas in this meal because of the carb load of the quinoa.

For 3/4 cup cooked (without considering the salsa because that varies widely) it is about 25.5 net carbs. It is best to eat only three of the tortillas at about 17 carbs thereby staying within the 45 net carbs of an E meal. This recipe has 3.5 grams of fat for that 3/4 cup quinoa, so the meal stays in the fat guidelines as well. (Remember that we do not have to count the fat grams in our lean meat in E meals.)

So here’s how to make this quinoa for the filling.

Cook the quinoa with the broth. I use chicken broth instead of the vegetable broth suggested because I generally have that on hand. ;)

Once the quinoa is cooked, I place a silicone mat on a sheet pan and then place the quinoa, salsa, and spices on the mat.

Prepping Quinoa Taco filling ~ Lifeofjoy.meAdd the little tablespoon of oil and stir to combine well.

Add Oil to Quinoa ~ Lifeofjoy.meThen all you do is bake it. Half-way through, stir it to ensure even browning. ;)

Halfway stir Quinoa Taco filling ~ Lifeofjoy.meReturn it to the oven for remaining time to brown nicely.

Quinoa Taco Filling ~ Lifeofjoy.meNow add it to your tortillas with lettuce. I like to add some tomato to give it a bit more moisture.

Quinoa Tacos ~ Lifeofjoy.meAdd toppings as desired, keeping in mind it should be fat-free and low carb.

WDressed Quinoa Tacos ~ Lifeofjoy.meWe also add nutritional yeast.

Open Quinoa Tacos ~ Lifeofjoy.meFold up and enjoy!

Quinoa Tacos ~ Lifeofjoy.meI prefer Trim Healthy Mama Tummy Tucking Ice Cream or Baby Frappes for dessert on this night to ensure I don’t have accidental crossovers. ;)

Okay, recipe notes:

  • Get the recipe here at Minimalist Baker
  • We are not huge fans of cumin, so we cut the amount given in half
  • Also, chili powder messes with my hubby and daughter, so we only use 1/2 tsp.

Here’s the recipe as I have adapted it to our needs.

Quinoa Taco Filling

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 cup broth
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1 Tablespoon nutritional yeast (plus more individually)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (we use Himalayan)
  • 1/2 teaspoon or so freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon olive, coconut, or avocado oil

Instructions

  1. Heat the saucepan over medium heat as you rinse the quinoa.
  2. Add to the heated pan and toast for 4-5 minutes stirring frequently.
  3. Add broth and water, bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
  4. Cover and reduce heat to low; cook for 15-25 minutes or until liquid is complete absorbed.
  5. Fluff and let rest for 10 minutes off heat.
  6. Heat oven to 375ºF
  7. Place silicone mat on sheet pan, combine remaining ingredients and spread evenly on pan.
  8. Bake 10-18 minutes, stir to ensure even browning, and then bake for remaining 10-18 minutes until it is golden.
http://lifeofjoy.me/quinoa-tacos/

I hope you enjoy this meatless meal if you try it.

Until next time, God bless,

 Michele ºÜº

Using a Menu Planner

Last week Tiffany and I brainstormed and created a menu complete with even snacks and desserts. We were not slaves to it but it sure did help us.

I got my menu planner from Judy at Wonderfully Made and Dearly Loved.

Menu Planning ~ Lifeofjoy.meI go grocery shopping mid-week, so I put a squiggle down the page where I separate my grocery week. On this particular week we shopped on Thursday but had planned to shop on Wednesday, thus the two squiggles. ;)

On my menu I just use a colored highlighter to box in the first snack but we eat it for our afternoon snack (we don’t eat early enough to have a morning snack). The second snack spot has been relabeled as Dessert because in this house, dessert is required every evening, even if it is just simply kefir.

There are a few constants on our weekly menu:

  1. Some kind of pancakes or waffles or such delectable food for Saturday morning breakfast.
  2. Pizza or pizza-esque meal on either Friday or Saturday night
  3. Frozen dessert at least once per week (more in the warmer/hot months)
  4. Some Fuel Pulls because I am a “Turtle Loser.”
  5. Eggs because I love them many different ways
  6. Oatmeal because that is an E breakfast and I must keep things juggled. ;)

As I’ve stated before, the menu is a tool for me to use. It is nice to already have a plan for breakfast and just check the list. Now sometimes we don’t feel like having said item so we change it up. That happened yesterday for lunch; we didn’t feel like having soup and wanted Tummy Tucking Ice Cream and added a sandwich on WWBB and leftover gluccie noodles.

Over the weekend we didn’t feel like making Big Secret Big Boys and opted for Fat-Stripping Frappes instead (both from the THM Cookbook). I had originally planned to have Balsamic Chicken with caulirice last night to have a complete Fuel Pull day but that would have required purchasing more chicken breasts and I already had cooked carnita meat in the freezer, so it made financial sense to change it up, so I did.

So I think you can see how the menu works for me. I look at the sale papers to see what veggies and meats are on sale and check what I have on hand and make the menu from there with the above six items in mind.

I hope this look at one of my weekly menus is helpful to you.

Until next time, God bless,

 Michele ºÜº

Meatloaf Skillet ~ Lifeofjoy.me

Meatloaf Skillet

The taste of meatloaf but the speed of a skillet meal.

I love meatloaf. Since Michael has been allergic to beef, meatloaf has been a trial. I attempted to make it with ground turkey in the beginning but that had unfavorable results. It just didn’t taste right and I’d rather go without than to eat that.

Then I started low-carb diets and although I started making beef for me and the kids on occasion, I could no longer have the carbs that made it meatloaf.

I purchased some hamburger on sale recently and decided to fix some of it for my lunch one day. I had recently made some Swiss bread from the Trim Healthy Mama cookbook. I had this idea to add a piece, cubed to my crumbled ground beef and I was shocked how much it tasted like meatloaf! Now, if I had a stove where the broiler were in a position that I did not have to practically lay down on the floor to put anything under it, I would put some sugar-free ketchup on it and broil it until it is browned a bit.

So, without further adieu, here is how you make my Meatloaf Skillet. :)

Dice up some onion and green pepper.

Dicing Onion ~ Lifeofjoy.meI would use a small onion and about a quarter to a third of a green pepper. Add it with the ground beef to the skillet and brown it up.

Cooking Ground Beef ~ Lifeofjoy.meWe didn’t have green pepper this day so we used some colored peppers. :)

Saute onions and peppers ~ Lifeofjoy.meMy daughter made this for me on my birthday, so she did it slightly differently than I would have. Save yourself pans to clean, just put it all in the skillet together with some salt.

Next cube about a serving of swiss bread. You can make just one serving or make the whole loaf like I do and slice off a few pieces. Cut it into cubes and add it to the nearly finished browning meat. :)

Swiss bread cubes ~ Lifeofjoy.meLet the bread cubes soak up a some of the fat released by the meat and then serve.

Meatloaf Skillet Serving ~ Lifeofjoy.me

Meatloaf Skillet

Ingredients

  • These measurements are approximates, use more or less as you desire.
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • small onion, diced
  • 1/3 green pepper, diced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • THM Swiss bread, one serving, cubed (can use any "S" or "FP" bread)

Instructions

  1. Brown the meat with the onion, peppers, salt, and pepper.
  2. Add cubed bread, stir to combine.
  3. After a couple of minutes, remove from heat and eat.
  4. OPTIONALLY: Spread sugar-free (on plan) ketchup on top and put under the broiler until it is beginning to brown or the ketchup is thickened a bit.
http://lifeofjoy.me/meatloaf-skillet/

I totally love this dish! I see it in my future lunches often. ;)

Until next time, God bless,

 Michele ºÜº