So I know many of you have made a new years resolution to try and eat healthier, work out more etc. Especially after all of the holiday indulging! I try to be active and eat healthy, but sometimes it’s too hard. It’s even harder to do when the “healthy” food doesn’t taste all that great.
Now as you know from my other meatloaf recipe, it is a big hit in my house. Trying this one out with my family was a little scary. Surprisingly, they ate it without a complaint. There were a couple questions like “what is this mom?” and “it doesn’t look like the meatloaf you make,” but it was a success! The flavor was similar to the other one I usually make, so I’m sure that helped, and when I told the kids it was healthier and better for them, they were all for gobbling it up. I know when I was younger that “healthy eating” was not something really ever talked about in my family, but thankfully I am teaching my kids about good choices. Not that we ate unhealthily growing up. My mom was amazing. She made a home cooked meal every single night for our huge family of ten! And it was just the norm; my mom cooking away in the kitchen. I think that’s where I get my love of being in the kitchen and cooking for my little family. I can’t imagine doubling my family and having five more mouths to feed! My mom was amazing; I would’ve went crazy.
This turkey meatloaf I prepared with clean eating in mind. To make sure that this recipe is a clean eating recipe I suggest using Annies Organic Brand Worcershire sauce or something similar, and use an organic or sugar free ketchup. I prepared roasted potatoes and asparagus to go with ours, and it was delicious. After dinner, my husband patted his stomach and said “I feel lighter already.” He thinks he’s funny I guess. Enjoy and share your thoughts!
- 1.5 pounds ground turkey
- 1 cup yellow onion, diced small
- 4 garlic cloves, minced or pushed through a press
- 2 tsp worcestershire sauce
- 2 slices of a sprouted grain bread, broken into crumbs/small pieces (I used Ezekiel bread)
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp dried mustard
- ¼ tsp himalayan salt
- ¼ tsp fresh ground black pepper
- Ketchup, for garnish
- 2 Tbsp green onion, green part sliced for garnish
- preheat oven to 350
- in a bowl combine first 8 ingredients
- mix together with your hands until well combined
- transfer mixture into a glass baking dish and mold into a loaf shape
- place in oven for about 50-55 minutes
- until thoroughly cooked
- remove from oven top with ketchup and green onion
- slice, serve and enjoy!
To make sure that this recipe is a clean eating recipe I suggest using Annies Organic Brand Worcershire sauce or something similar, and use an organic or sugar free ketchup.