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Happy fall everyone! I can’t believe it’s officially the first day of fall already! I am super excited to share this fall recipe with you: pumpkin turkey meatloaf. It’s one of my favorite recipes and I don’t think it should be restricted to making only during the fall, by the way.
My fiancé has “food days” at work where people pitch in and bring in food for his team. He has asked me to make things before but since I pretty much refuse to make unhealthy food (even dessert), I did not want to spend time figuring out how to make something better. But now since I have this blog, the more chances I have to come up with new recipes and have people, especially strangers, taste test them, the better!
So he came home one evening and asked me to make a seven layer dip. I have never made a seven layer dip before, but I have eaten it (once or twice). At first I was worried, “I’ve never made that before! What if it turns out horrible and people will never want his fiancé to make anything ever again?” But I was happy to figure it out. After all, I was only helping him eat healthier at work, right?
This dip (pictured) was my original idea but what he brought to work was actually slightly different because he asked me to include a couple of other ingredients. I will post that variation soon, which is actually an eight layer dip. Both versions got great responses though. I like this version of the healthy seven layer dip better because it uses more fresh ingredients.
I haven’t made meatballs in a realllyyy long time, probably at least a year. I had found amazing turkey meatballs at Sam’s Club a couple of times and I just haven’t been able to find any others that come even close. They were made with 100% turkey rather than beef and I didn’t even cook them in a sauce, they didn’t need it. I just baked them plain – they were that good! Plus, you could eat about 4 or 5 of them for the same amount of calories as you get in a regular store-bought beef meatball (and they were the same size, I promise). I have no idea what brand they were but I have not seen them for a long time. 🙁 I’ve been very sad about that, very very..
I don’t think any other store-bought meatball will ever come close in my mind, so I decided to make my own meatballs. The result was these delicious BBQ infused turkey meatballs, packed with vegetables – yes I said that right – vegetables! Along with herbs, some vegetables add a very nice, fresh flavor you don’t get in a store-bought meatball.
Stuffed peppers are great – they look fancy but are easy to make, there are many ways to make them so you don’t get bored, and it’s like natural portion control (if you stick to one or two pepper halves).