Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Turkey Meatloaf

I am always going on about my healthy turkey meatloaf and am asked to share - so here it is! There is no special secret. My family loves this!! And if you are struggling to get your little ones to eat those veggies this would be perfect for you. The first couple times I made it I made sure everything was very finely chopped and minced; now I don't worry about it because the kids love it no matter what. 

Healthy Turkey Meatloaf/Muffins

Prep Time: 10 minutes 

Cook Time: 35 minutes 
■1 lb ground Turkey (or chicken) 
■1/4 cup of egg whites or 2 small egg whites or 1/4 cup greek yogurt 
■1/2 cup of Rolled Oats or Quinou

■1/2 cup of Flax Seed (Optional)
■1/4 tsp ground cumin 
■1/4 tsp dried thyme 
■1 tsp dry yellow mustard 
■1 tsp black pepper 
■1 tsp chipotle pepper spice (I used my Mrs Dash Chipotle seasoning) 
■1/4 tsp salt 
■1 tbsp minced garlic 

■1/2 small onion, finely chopped 
■1 celery stalk, finely chopped 
■1 large carrot, finely chopped 
■1 red and or yellow pepper, finely chopped 
■any additional vegetables you choose to finely chopped and add (sometimes I will add broccoli, zucchini, squash or spinach)

Preheat oven to 375F. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mush together. You might want to add all the spices in a separate bowl to start so that they are consistent throughout. Do not skimp on the spices, trust me! Mix together with hands. 

Spray bread pan or muffin tins with canola oil or olive oil. 

Loaf - Bread Pan
Place in pan and pat down to be sure mixture is spread evenly. 
Bake in the oven for 35-45 minutes  Let cool, eat, enjoy and store the remaining. 

Form 12 little balls or 6 big balls and plop into the muffin tins. Feel free to pat them down. Make sure they are all about the same size. Bake in the oven for 25-35 minutes depending on the size of your muffin trays. Let cool, eat, enjoy and store the remaining. 

**If made into a loaf and cutting 6 even slices/6 muffins, there are 120 calories in each turkey muffin/slice with 1.5g of fat, 6.5g of carbs and 20g of protein using Jennie O extra lean ground turkey. Depending on how lean your turkey or chicken is, the nutrition information will change.**