Lisa’s Meat Puffs (or Meatloaf)


This is a modified version of the Special Diets for Special Kids recipe. It is a great recipe for kids! (Warning! Parents rarely like eating this recipe! Remember, it is for the kids!) This recipe has helped even the fussiest eaters eat protein and veggies!   *Hint: start with 1/4 cup vegetables then increase it little by little up to at least 1 cup over a 1-month period.


  • 14 oz. Meat (Ground meat like hamburger meat. Choices include: beef, buffalo/bison, pork, veal, turkey, chicken)
  • 1/2 cup GF Breading (this is where you get creative!!)  Here are some options: Quinoa Flakes and Quinoa flour one day, GF Rice “Krispies” and Rice Flour another Potato flour and Potato buds on another day
  • 2 eggs or egg replacement
  • 1/3 cup water or CF milk substitute
  • 2 teaspoons GFCF baking powder
  • sea salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons flaxseed meal/powder (OPTIONAL)
  • 1/4 cup - 1 cup veggie (carrots, squash, zucchini, sweet potatoes)


  1. Cook the meat (I boil mine) for 15 minutes. Use a food processor and make sure meat is a puree - with not too much water in the blending process
  2. Make sure breading is blended to a powder or without large pieces (use a food processor or coffee grinder)
  3. Make sure the vegetable is shredded to a fine, disguisable vegetable! I use a cheese grater (that has not been used for cheese!). A food processor will do the trick too!
  4. Put all ingredients into bowl - mix well.
  5. Make meat puffs into little “sushi” like shapes for your child’s small hands! (Easy for cooking and defrosting!)  Or you can make in the shape of meatloaf in a larger pan.
  6. Heat oven 375 degrees - cook until slightly brown on top – 25-30 minutes (until top is golden brown)

NOTE:  If you do a meat loaf – add 15-20 minutes to cooking time.  THIS RECIPE FREEZES WELL!!


Lisa's Meat Puffs (or Meat Loaf)