Favorite Recipe from Camp: Turkey Meatloaf

Yes, Turkey Meatloaf beat out homemade ice cream!

Turkey Meatloaf
Serves 10

3 pounds ground turkey
3 large eggs
1 cup uncooked oatmeal
1 medium red pepper, chopped fine
1 medium yellow onion, chopped fine
1 small carrot, grated
1 stalk celery, chopped fine
1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt
1 1/2 teaspoons pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons dry mustard

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Place the all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. I find it easier to use my hands for the mixing. Place the mixture in the 9X9 pan and shape into a loaf. If you like top with BBQ sauce. Bake for 1 1/2 hours or until light brown.

Notes: If you are sensitive to oats you may substitute leftover brown rice or brown rice breadcrumbs. You can easily reduce this recipe by half-but then you might not have leftovers!

Serving Ideas: You may form the turkey into meatballs and place on a cookie sheet to bake. Cooking time for meatballs is about 30 minutes, depending on the size. You may also sauté them in a large frying pan in a little olive oil. When done, remove from pan and drizzle with Honey-Dijon Sauce.

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Eat Local and Seasonal for Optimal Health

Did you know that there are a wide array of health benefits to eating vegetables that are in season and locally grown? With modern agricultural technology, it is very easy to disregard the importance of seasonality. Today, we can consume any type of vegetable at any time of the year. Despite this technological advancement, there are many research studies that show seasonal vegetables (and other foods) are far more beneficial for our health.
To begin, eating seasonal vegetables is what human beings have done since the beginning of time. Our hunter gatherer ancestors did not possess the technology to grow summer vegetables in the winter and vice versa. If the Earth cannot produce a vegetable during a certain season, we venture to say that there is probably a reason! This brings us to our next point.

Seasonal vegetables have been shown to contain higher levels of nutrients compared to vegetables that are grown out of season. This is a very obvious benefit- the more nutrients, the better!

Buying vegetables from local farmers can help lead us to eating more in season. Local farmers in your are are also much more likely to be using sustainable farming practices and also likely use fewer amounts of chemicals and pesticides.
In conclusion, eating locally grown vegetables that are in season will lead to a healthier body, mind, and Earth. Check out the awesome info-graphic below for more information regarding seasonal vegetables and all their benefits. For simple and delicious seasonal recipes to get you started, contact us!