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Spinach and Turkey Meatloaf

Spinach and Turkey Meatloaf

It’s that time of year when the cold weather is here to stay. But let’s look on the bright side – cold weather means that we can enjoy delicious and warm winter dishes. Try this spinach and turkey meatloaf as a healthy alternative to traditional meatloaf. The recipe is simple, packed with nutrients and is the perfect choice for a blustery winter day!

10 oz frozen chopped spinach, cooked and squeezed dry
¼ cup shredded parmesan cheese
1 pound ground turkey
½ cup finely chopped yellow onion
¼ cup finely chopped green onion
1 clove garlic, minced
½ cup quick cooking oats
½ cup cholesterol free egg substitute
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
¼ teaspoon crushed dried thyme
Ketchup (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. In large bowl combine spinach, cheese, ground turkey, yellow onion, green onion, garlic, oats, egg substitute, salt, pepper and thyme. Mix gently until well combined.
3. Coat 9×5-inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray.
4. Spoon mixture into loaf pan. Do not pack.
5. Bake 40-45 minutes until loaf is firm and cooked through the center. Remove from oven. Cool 5 minutes before serving.
6. Slice and serve with ketchup, if desired.

Makes 6 servings.

Dietitian’s Tip: Tired of sandwiches for lunch? Slice leftover meatloaf and freeze in individual containers or freezer bags. Then reheat for a quick and tasty lunch on the go!

Nutrition Information (per serving): Calories 148, Total fat 4g, Saturated fat 2g, Protein 16g, Carbohydrate 10g, Cholesterol 34mg, Dietary fiber 1g, Sodium 574mg.

(adapted from Diabetic Cooking, http://www.diabeticcooking.com)

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