Somewhere over the Hump

I was so ready to MOVE following yesterday’s unplanned (but much needed) rest day. Spin class was the best one yet. I’m new to it, <10 classes, but I feel like I’m finally at the point where I don’t feel like I want to die/cry/vomit/leave the entire time. Today, I just closed my eyes and let it burrrrrrrrrrrrrrrn. On Wednesday (hump day) spin classes, hills = humps and we are biking OVER said humps! Or so the teacher says. It still amazes me that she can TALK the entire time, as I gasp for air in the back of the class.

 Home from work with dinner happening in the oven. This morning, I ate my breakfast, digested while watching the Food Network and then had time to get started on tonight’s meal before going to the gym. Life is rough some days, I tell ya. I was aiming for a mediterranean meatloaf of sorts and it turned out delicious. Toot, toot. <that’s my own horn.

 

Mediterranean Turkey Meatloaf

INGREDIENTS
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 red onion, chopped
1 small tomato, chopped
2 c. spinach
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tbsp basil pesto
1/4 c. greek yogurt
2 tbsp hummus
1 egg, beaten
1 lb ground extra lean turkey
1/3 c. rolled oats
1/2 c. crumbled feta cheese

DIRECTIONSHeat olive oil at medium heat in a skillet. Add onions and cook until slightly golden brown. Add tomatoes, garlic and spinach and continue to cook until most of the liquid evaporates. Cool completely. In a small bowl, combine greek yogurt, hummus, pesto and egg. Mix together the ground turkey, the yogurt mixture and the cooked vegetables in a large bowl. Add oats and mix completely. Be gentle and do not squeeze the meat between your fingers, mix with a fork if necessary. Gently fold in feta cheese and form the mixture into a loaf on an oven safe dish. Cover with aluminum foil and bake at 350 for 50 minutes. Remove the tinfoil and broil on low for another 10 minutes

Enjoyed alongside some potato salad: steamed potatoes dressed with olive oil, lemon juice, oregano, garlic, salt and pepper and some camera-shy wine.

Such a delicious, sit-back-and-rub-your-belly kind of meal!

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