Mondays Meatless Wonder

by Nicci on 01/04/2010

This is a new year and I plan to stick to ”Meal Planning” on a weekly basis.  Also, trying a new recipe weekly is another goal for the year and this recipe did not disappoint.  I’m a big fan of my Grandmother’s Meatloaf and this was on her level of goodness.

Vegetarian Loaf

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Holy Yum :)


  1. 1 onion, diced
  2. 3 tbsp canola oil
  3. 1 cup cooked rice
  4. 1 cup peas
  5. 1/4 cup oatmeal, uncooked
  6. 1 cup bread crumbs
  7. 3 tbsp ketchup
  8. 3 tbsp bbq sauce
  9. 1 tbsp garlic salt
  10. 1/2 tsp pepper
  11. 1/4 cup ketchup
  12. 1/4 cup brown sugar

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

Sautee the onion and peas in canola oil for a few minutes.  In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients together.  Press into a lightly greased loaf pan. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes.

(This recipe called for ”veggie grounds, but I felt rice would make it more filling)

Fitness: Yoga

I enjoyed yoga class tonight and how Becky, the Instructor is hands on and will assist you with poses.

Thanks everyone who suggested stores to purchase Yoga pants. I finally found 2 pairs at TJ Maxx, after trying on 12 ”not so flattering” pairs.  Extremely comfy pants and I think I’ll  buy another pair to lounge for lounging around at home.

What’s your favorite easy recipe?

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Katie (Sweet Tater) January 14, 2010 at 9:01 am

this looks amaaaaaaaaazing

Kristen @ Simply Savor January 8, 2010 at 4:28 pm

yummm i have a vegetarian meatloaf on my ‘recipes to try’ list and this looks great! fav. easy recipe would be stirfry-love it!

sophia January 7, 2010 at 11:21 pm

That looks TOO good to be a veggie meatloaf! Or maybe I’m just being biased against vegefied things!
Um, favorite easy recipe = pour cereal into bowl. Pour milk into bowl. Dig in with spoon. Chew.

Meredith (Pursuing Balance) January 7, 2010 at 5:54 pm

This looks really good! Thanks for sharing :) My favorite easy recipe isn’t really much of a recipe. I call them “skillet meals”. All I do is throw a bunch of things together in a skillet lol. Leftovers, veggies, almonds, maybe some rice, beans, tempeh, whatever. Then I add a little lemon juice, some EVOO, and less sodium soy sauce. Flavor with garlic and ginger. Yummy!

RunToTheFinish January 7, 2010 at 5:16 pm

oohhh what a neat recipe!! thank you for sharing

Gelareh @ Orange Truffle January 7, 2010 at 2:47 pm

your veggie loaf looks really good..

Paige @ Running Around Normal January 7, 2010 at 2:47 pm

That meatless loaf looks amazing!! I’ve never tried a veggie loaf. Just might try out this recipe this weekend! I’m with Kristen..wonder what my husband would think, hehe.

Kristen @ Change of Pace January 7, 2010 at 11:37 am

The veggie loaf looks great… Wonder if I could sneak that one by my husband. He’s pretty much a carnivore.

I’ve been doing a lot of meal planning as well this month. It makes my life so much easier to not have to worry about meals. I use the google calendar so I just open up my laptop and find out what I need to prepare that day. Super easy :)

Priyanka January 7, 2010 at 6:37 am

The veggie loaf looks really yummy, I am bookmarking this!

Jolene ( January 6, 2010 at 8:03 pm

That vegetarian loaf looks really good!! An excellent alternative to meat loaf :-)

sheila January 6, 2010 at 12:01 pm

I have to try out your veggie loaf. Looks good!

Laura Georgina January 6, 2010 at 11:01 am

Hmmm…. The standard is garlic and oil pasta, but I also love lentils on couscous–the lentils boil in garlic and veg broth cubes and the couscous is stress-free, so this is a perfect one to make while I shower up and get other stuff done!

mangocheeks January 6, 2010 at 10:08 am

I am new to your site and that vegetarian loaf looks pretty good to me.

jamie January 6, 2010 at 8:59 am

I LOVE yoga pants… so comfy! I would love to start getting into yoga. I need to search around my small town and see if we have some! I did Bikram a couple times and LOVED it, but it was an hour away! =(
That veggie loaf… SOUNDS gross but actually looks really good and the ingrediants are all things I LOVE =) Good job!

Whitney January 6, 2010 at 6:23 am

Great Recipe Nicci! Yes, TJ Maxx is the -best- for workout clothes!

3hungrytummies January 5, 2010 at 11:32 pm

mmm bookmarked this for my meatless Sundays

Kat January 5, 2010 at 9:43 pm

I always wondered how to make a meat-free meatloaf since I always craved it as a veg-head! I can’t wait to try this recipe when I go back to eating meat-free!

Nicci January 5, 2010 at 8:37 pm

Good Texture reminded me of regular Meatloaf, not too much difference in my opinion.

'Drea January 5, 2010 at 8:27 pm

Thanks for sharing the recipe which sounds really good. I am curious about the texture though…

diana(mymarblerye) January 5, 2010 at 7:53 pm

OMG. I loveee veggie meatloaf. Takes a ton of seasoning but your looks good! My fave easy recipe is this 20 minute chili that I found in the better homes and garden cook book. BTW good luck w/ those yoga pants! I had front wedgies!

Rebeca January 5, 2010 at 7:48 pm

I’m glad you got your package :) Hope you enjoy it!

OMG I want to be over there for dinner- that looks and sounds incredible!

fittingbackin January 5, 2010 at 7:43 pm

Nice! That looks super filling! my fave would be chicken + rice + some kind of seasoning – lemon pepper or barbeque or soy sauce – love it!!

kilax January 5, 2010 at 5:53 pm

We made a veggie loaf just last week! I may have to try this one as well :)

Trinity January 5, 2010 at 3:40 pm

yUM! i love me some meatless loaf. i can’t wait till you cook for me ;)

Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) January 5, 2010 at 11:02 am

I’ve been meaning to try a recipe for vegetarian meatloaf. I am bookmarking this for sure!

My favorite easy recipe is something like mashed potatoes, cooked carrots and some chicken breast or marinated pork loin. It’s always so simple to make.

Raya January 5, 2010 at 10:49 am

I love your comments, thank you! That veggie meatloaf looks SO GOOD! I’m gonna have to try it because regular meatloaf I’m not too crazy about! Oh and what are the brand of yoga pants you bought? I’m curious because I need more!

Heather January 5, 2010 at 10:26 am

ok. so – i LOVE the idea of a meat less loaf- but i am NOT a fan of peas (my LEAST favorite veggie) Does the loaf tastey like peas? should i try subbing with something else?

my favorite easy meal of late is a stir fry wrap. I basically take whatever veggies/proteins i want, heat them in a pan with a sauce of choice, and eat them on a wrap of sorts. Recently: mushrooms, broccoli, chickpeas + garlic ginger sauce. Black beans, corn, salsa, and cheese. Olives, red pepper, mushrooms, artichoke hearts, tomato, and spices with some mozz cheese! YUMMMMMM.

Sarah January 5, 2010 at 10:23 am

This meatloaf looks fantastic. Such easy simple ingredients that you can whip up on a whim.

My favorite easy healthy recipe is roasted whole chicken. You get a lot of food and it taste great.

Melinda January 5, 2010 at 9:55 am

Sounds good. I bet the veggie grounds would have tasted good too.

Lindsay Perrone January 5, 2010 at 9:49 am

I hate trying things on. Nice score on the TJ’s pants. You are the third person who’s made meatless meatloaf in three days. It’s a hot ticket meal. Yours looks amazing. thanks for the recipe.

Casey @ SpicyandSweet January 5, 2010 at 9:38 am

Mmm that looks so yummy! I might need to try it :)

Laura @ FindingAHealthyBalance...after a 100+ POUND weight loss! January 5, 2010 at 9:19 am

Don’t you just love TJMaxx, I do!!! Sometimes you have to look but usually you find something good and cheap!

Nicci January 5, 2010 at 9:15 am

I was surprised it was so good too. I was skeptical about it as well…I still love meat loaf but this was great and easy to make. The idea of oatmeal through me off, but I couldn’t taste it in the dish.

Kelly January 5, 2010 at 9:00 am

Oh wow…that looks great! I would definitely love that! My favorite easy recipe is taking boneless skinless chicken breasts and cooking them in the crockpot with a jar of peach salsa! So good and so easy!

Mary @ fit this girl January 5, 2010 at 8:46 am

This looks great!! I will try it soon! Comfort food for the freezing weather in Mn!

Mari January 5, 2010 at 8:18 am

WOW that sounds good! I think I might give it a try =)

Sues January 5, 2010 at 8:11 am

Oooh I wouldn’t expect meatless meatloaf to sound so good, but this does!! I’m impressed!

Diana @ frontyardfoodie January 5, 2010 at 8:08 am

That actually looks surprisingly delicious! I love veggies and all but when I see a title ‘veggie meat loaf’ I brace myself. Kudos! Looks like great ingredients and a great meal!

Jessica @ How Sweet January 5, 2010 at 7:54 am

That looks so great! Another way for me to get in some veggies. :)

Jess (Fit Chick in the City) January 5, 2010 at 6:06 am

That veggie loaf looks so yummy! Thank you for the recipe.

Erica January 5, 2010 at 6:03 am

I have a veggie meatloaf on my to make list! Yours looks fab. I am so with you on hands on yoga instructors. Its hard for them to describe what you’re doing wrong- easier just to correct it! My favorite easy recipe is sloppy janes :) Enjoy your week girlie

Katie January 5, 2010 at 5:39 am

Oooh Nicci, that looks so good! it has my name all over it.

My favorite easy recipe is Tomatoey spiced Chickpeas… and I made it last night, too!

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