I am a huge fan of the Biggest Loser so I bought the new Family Cookbook that you have out and I am so bummed at the moment. The recipes you have for the BBQ bacon meat loaf and the buffalo chicken-blue cheese meat loaf sound so great except I am hitting a HUGE road block. There is not a store anywhere here in my vicinity or even across the city that has ground chicken. None of my grocery stores carry it and not even some of the meat markets that I would have thought surely would have carried it or been able to produce some for me. Can chicken be easily substituted for ground turkey? I know it probably won’t taste as great, seeing that I love chicken wings and I was so excited about that meat loaf recipe but it looks like I have no other choice but to substitute. Do you have any suggestions for me to try down here in Houston? I would greatly appreciate any help…I just love my cookbook, we haven’t found one recipe that we don’t like yet and even though my son is not even 1 I plan to keep this cookbook for many years so that we all continue a healthy eating lifestyle. Lisa M from Houston, TX
I am not a huge fan of substituting turkey for chicken ever. The moisture and taste are quite different. I would recommend buying chicken breasts, trimming them then cutting it into cubes. Pulse them in your food processor until they are about the consistency of ground chicken. And voila! If you don’t want to go to that effort, try asking the butcher at your local grocery store to grind chicken breasts for you. Many will do it for free.
Hope that helps!!!