Monday School Lunch Meatloaf -- By Amy Bousman, FNTP

Updated: Aug 11, 2021

Day 1 of our nutrient dense school lunch alternatives begins with the school classic meatloaf. Meatloaf is known for being questionable at best, that is why I decided to make my own nutrient dense meatloaf so I know what my kids are eating.


  • 1# ground beef or bison, “Ancestral Blend” from Force of Nature, found in the frozen meat section at Natural Grocers, or online.

  • 1# Mulay’s ground Italian sausage

  • ½ package Epic brand sea salt pork rinds, crushed in the bag.

  • 2 eggs

  • Seasonings of choice, such as sea salt, pepper, garlic & onion granules, fresh minced herbs, etc.

  • Sauce topping of choice: BBQ sauce, or a combo of ketchup mixed with sea salt, garlic & onion granules, ground ginger (seriously!!), soy sauce and honey.