The Meatloaf, Green Beans and Loaded Cauliflower Mash is a Phase 3 Meal:
The Ideal Protein Meatloaf meal is made with lean ground beef seasoned with traditional seasoning with sides of garlic cauliflower mash loaded with cheese and turkey bacon. It also comes with a side of roasted green beans. It has only 7 grams of fat and 3 net carbs after subtracting out the free vegetables. This Ideal Protein Meatloaf meal has the following after subtracting out free vegetables:
- 4 oz: 251 calories, 1 protein serving, 1 serving of fat, and 5 net carbs.
- 6 oz: 328 calories, 2.5 protein serving, 1 serving of fat, and 5 net carbs.
- 8 oz: 406 calories, 3 protein serving, 1.5 serving of fat, and 5 net carbs.
How is a regular recipe different than an Ideal Protein recipe?
Typical recipes add in lots of extra fats in oils, butter or other ingredients. At the Phase 1 level, Ideal Protein recipes limit the amounts of fats in any one meal. However, in Phase 3 dieters can reintroduce healthy fats back into their meals. So, far the Ideal Protein Meatloaf meal we’ve added in a bit of cheddar cheese and turkey bacon. For sides, ideal4umeals selects vegetables based on which category they fall. We use no more than a half cup occasional vegetables in any one meal. The meatloaf meal uses 1.5 cups of select vegetables (cauliflower) and half cup of occasional vegetables (green beans).
Remember that all Ideal Protein serving sizes are based on raw sizes. For example, for a 4 oz. meal, the 4 ounces refers to a starting raw weight of protein. After cooking, this can range from 2.8 to 3 ounces typically. For sides, vegetables typically lose 25-35% of their volume after cooking.