This week, our Power Food is oats. I don't like oatmeal and avoided oats, for years, until, I started adding oats, as toppings for crisps. Then, I bravely threw them into other dishes as a filler. This time, they are used for this meatloaf. It is a good choice since it is a lot healthier than many of the fillers, I often use.
Did you know that the ancient Romans regarded oats as a weed fit only for horses and Barbarians? In the 1600's Scottish settlers introduced oats to the US. Only 5% of the oats grown throughout the world is used for human consumption, and more often oats are used to feed livestock.
"Oats are a good source of magnesium, selenium, manganese and phosphorous. Oats are also a good source of vitamin B1 and dietary fiber. The protein in oats is almost equivalent to the quality of soy protein, and combined with the dietary fiber, makes it the ideal food to start the day with."
Oaty Chili Meatloaf
1 pound lean ground beef
1 pound ground chicken
1 cup oats
1/2 cup organic vegetable broth
1 onion, chopped
1/2 carrot, grated
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 cup chili sauce for top of loaf
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Combine beef, chicken, egg, broth, onion, carrot, garlic and pepper. Mix together.
Place in loaf pan.
Cover top with chili sauce..
Bake for 1 hour or until meat is no longer pink.
Drain off any fat.
Slice and serve. Eat and enjoy.
I can't wait to check out our other members to see what they did with oats. Hoping, I can pick up some ideas, which is what happens, each week. If you are inspired by healthy blogs with delicious recipes, these are the places to go.
Mireya of My Health Eating Habits - Let her know if you would like to join us.
Alyce from More Time at the Table
Ansh from Spice Roots
Jeanette from Jeanette's Healthy Living
Martha from Simple Nourished Living
Sarah from Everything in the Kitchen Sink
Minnie from TheLady8Home.com
Linked to See Ya in the Gumbo
Hearth and Soul