Since I am back to eating meat on my low-sodium/migraine/modified paleo diet, I have been playing around with older recipes. Meatloaf was always a favorite; I just needed to revise it to fit all the restrictions of my new diet. This version is hearty and flavorful, topped with homemade sauce thickened almost to a paste.
My mom made meatloaf fairly often. Her version included Wonder Bread, eggs, onions and celery, and ground beef on sale.
My updated meatloaf uses grass-fed beef (very important!) and sustainably raised pork mixed 50/50. Make sure the mixture is not fattier than 85%/15%… even if you are increasing your saturated fat intake, it becomes unpalatable with more fat added. Green onions stand in for the onions (not allowed on the migraine diet), and the homemade sauce combines fresh cherry tomatoes and tomato paste. I used two egg yolks and one egg to bind it well and keep the sodium down. (Nearly all the sodium is in the egg whites.) Ground flax seeds add just enough dryness to bind the mixture as well.
paleo, migraine, low-sodium, gluten-free, reduced-sugar, dairy-free, GFCF diets
vegetarian or vegan diets
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