For many of us, meatloaf is one of the ultimate comfort foods. What isn’t comforting is the fact that traditional meatloaf is loaded with fat and high in calories. But, with just a few nips and tucks, you can transform this classic dish into a healthy meal that still tastes great.
Since meatloaf is based around a few basic ingredients, but can incorporate a variety of others, making substitutions is as easy as it is flavorful.
- 12 oz. ground turkey breast
- 2/3 cup quick oats
- 1/2 cup chopped onions (very fine)
- 1 egg white
- Salt & pepper to taste
- 1/2 cup broccoli, chopped coarsely
- 1/4 cup water
- 6 tbsp. plain bread crumbs
Preheat oven to 350°F. Cook broccoli in microwave for one minute on high. Place in a large mixing bowl with the oats, onions, egg white, salt and pepper. Add turkey breast and water. Mix well with hands. Spray a small loaf pan with extra virgin olive oil spray or macadamia nut oil.
Place the mixture in the loaf pan and put in the oven. Bake for 50 minutes. After removing from oven, let stand for 15 minutes before removing from pan and slicing.
Makes 2 servings
Per serving: 266 calories, 30 g protein, 14 g carbs, 10 g fat