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Healthy Turkey Meatloaf

This recipe is packed with wholesome goodness, turkey meat instead of ground beef, veggies, seasonings and a great substitution you might never have tried before (almond meal)!  Whether you’re cooking for a family, or you’re looking for a great dish you can cook on Sunday and eat throughout the week, turkey meatloaf is a great choice.

*=healthy subs
Here’s what you need:
1 1/2 lbs ground turkey meat
1 small white onion
1-2 carrots (depending on how much you like carrots)
1 cup diced mushrooms (baby bella or shitake recommended)
1 egg (*2 egg whites)
1 cup oats (*almond meal or 1/2 cup oats, 1/2 cup almond meal)
1 tsp-1tbsp minced garlic (depending on how much you like garlic!)
2 tbsp olive oil
1/4 cup ketchup (*low sodium, or organic or 1/2 can low sodium condensed tomato soup)
Seasonings to taste: pepper, parsley (and a little salt if you must)

Here’s what you do:
Preheat oven to 350
Sautee in 1 tbsp olive oil garlic, diced carrots, white onion and the mushrooms until soft.

In a large mixing bowl, gently beat egg, and the other tbsp of olive oil. Mix in seasonings (this is up to you, but if you need a recommendation try 1 tsp each). Add the meat, oats and ketchup, mix vigorously with a sturdy fork.

Please wash your hands!

Add vegetables…now it’s time to get down and dirty. With your hands, mash/mush/mix (I know, very technical cooking terms) everything together.

Grease a 9X13 baking dish with non-fat cooking spray, mold the mixture into a loaf.  Squirt a little extra ketchup into your hands and coat the outside of the loaf and bake for 45 mins, or until center is no longer pink (could be up to 55 minutes depending on your oven)

Serve and enjoy!

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Healthy Turkey Meatloaf