When I hear meatloaf, I hear comfort food. Am I right?
Sometimes when we are looking into a healthy eating lifestyle, we think we can no longer have our comfort food, but that is far from true. After so many years of trial and error, I realized that restricting myself from eating my favorite food I was sabotaging myself from achieving my goals.
I began to recreate my favorite recipes healthier. There are so many options to cook so much healthier. There are sugar-free sauces, low-calorie products, or even just measuring out your ingredients so that you do not go overboard on adding calories you don’t need. In addition, the way you cook your food makes a big difference.
My favorite side dishes
Many can agree that the best side dish with meatloaf is mash potatoes. I love making mashed potatoes that fit my macros. Another great option is cauliflower mashed if you at not looking to indulge the yummy mashed potatoes.
I also love pairing it with any green vegetables because we have to balance it out. The two of my options are broccoli or green beans. I love roasting them in my air fryer super quick, or you can always toss them while your meatloaf is cooking.
Meatloaf is one of my family’s favorite, and it makes me happy that I can feed my families their favorites meals so much healthier.
- 1 lb 93% ground turkey
- 1 small onion
- 1/2 cup bread crumbs
- 3/4 cup ketchup
- 4 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 egg beaten
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1/2 tsp salt
- Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl, combine 1/4 cup of ketchup and 1 tsp of Worcestershire sauce and set aside. In a large bowl, add turkey, onions, bread crumbs, remaining ketchup, and Worcestershire sauce, egg, garlic powder, salt, & pepper. Mix all ingredients and incorporated them into a 9 x 5 loaf pan. Bake for 30 minutes, then pour the ketchup and Worcestershire mixture over the turkey. Bake for an additional 15 minutes or until fully cooked.Nutrition facts: 278.5 calories, 11.7 fat, 8.65 carbs, 22.75 protein