30 April 2011

Lighten Up Blog Hop April 2011


YIELD: 4 servings (serving size: 1 meat loaf)

2 large egg whites
1/3 cup quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons chipotle salsa, divided
1/4 cup ketchup, divided
1 pound ground beef, extra lean
Cooking spray


1. Preheat oven to 350°.

2. Combine egg whites in a large bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Stir in oats, 1/2 cup salsa, and 2 tablespoons ketchup.

 Add beef; mix well.

Divide beef mixture into 4 equal portions, shaping each into an oval-shaped loaf. Coat a foil-lined rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray. Place loaves on prepared pan.

3. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until done.

4. Combine remaining 2 tablespoons salsa and remaining 2 tablespoons ketchup in a small bowl; spread mixture evenly over loaves.


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Nutritional InformationAmount per serving
Calories: 190   Calories from fat: 26%      Fat: 6g      Saturated fat: 2.1g      Monounsaturated fat: 2.1g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.7g      Protein: 25g      Carbohydrate: 10.9g       Fiber: 1.7g       Cholesterol: 60mg      Iron: 2.2mg      Sodium: 548mg      Calcium: 7mg

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For a chance to earn a cooking tool please leave a comment at each blog, coming back to mine. At mine your comment should tell which of the six recipes you are most likely to try first.

In May the Lighten Up Blog Hop theme will be picnic foods. If you'd like to be in the hop, watch for sign up to start the 10th. Participants are limited to 12. Recipe choice must be to me by the 20th and the hop goes live at midnight on the 30th. You must obviously have a blog to be one of the participants but everyone is invited to hop!

You can hop right now to  Melissa for the next recipe!                                                                           

                                                                 April Menu

Individual Salsa Meatloaves  (Beverly)
Baked Chicken and Rice (Melissa)
Mexican Lasagna  (Ginger)
Sausage and Black Bean Soup  (Rachel)


  1. looks like another recipe I shall be trying, thanks for sharing.

  2. Beverly this looks great and is also a family friendly meal - my two littles would love this!

    Let me see if I can come up with a picnic dish - other than sandwiches I am not sure what I would do! ;-)

  3. I like the look of these Bev...TFS!
    Alison xx

  4. I've never made a meatloaf before so TFS. I might have to try and join you on this next month I have just seen a lovely recipe for lemon chicken with noodles that fits the bill but will have to try out first.
    Your blog candy arrived today - thank you so much it was very generous and the card is great - sums me up lots :0)
    Current favourite is the chicken and rice but I'll check back later when the others are on. Enjoy the weekend and well done x

  5. These meatloaves looks delicious! I like the addition of the oats & the salsa - will definitely be trying this one. I'm not sure I can pick just one recipe I'll be trying because they all sound good. It's a toss up whether I'll try the meatloaf or the Mexian lasagna first, and then of course that great sausage & black bean soup for the next rainy gray day.

  6. Oh yummy! We haven't had meatloaf in forever! I'm definitely adding this to my menu soon. My 4 yr old will love having his own whole loaf! Thanks for organizing this hop! Such a great idea. Count me in for May.

  7. I love including salsa in my meatloaf! These mini ones are perfect for taking for lunch as well! Love this recipe!!

  8. Great blog hop! I will be trying the recipes in this order:
    chicken and rice
    sausage and black bean soup

  9. This definitely looks like a delicious recipe. I will definitely to try it out. Off hopping!

  10. I will try the Baked chicken and rice first, then meatloaf, then lasagne, then soup.


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