Friday, September 21, 2012

Healthy Eating: Turkey Meat Loaf & Mashed Potatoes!

I've really been wanting to eat healthy lately, so a little while ago I looked up a bunch of low-calorie recipes, and this was the first one we tried!  Keep reading to find out my opinion on this dish and how to create it yourself!

I typically find meat loaf to be rather bland, but this turkey meat loaf is so flavorful with onions and spinach!  In fact, we didn't even need any extra catsup or use the marinara sauce they recommend having with it!  We both loved this meal, and it's healthy for you!  The potatoes were also really yummy, and used buttermilk instead of actual butter!

  • 1 1/2 pounds lean ground turkey
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 bunch spinach, thick stems removed and leaves chopped (about 4 cups)
  • 1 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 cup whole-wheat bread crums
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 large egg white
  • kosher salt and black pepper
  • 1/4 cup catsup
  • 2 pounds red potatoes, quartered
  • 1 cup buttermilk (1 tbsp lemon juice w/1 cup milk)
  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup jarred marinara sauce, warmed (optional)
  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F.  In a bowl, combine the turkey, onion, spinach, parsley, bread crumbs, mustard, egg white, and 1/2 tsp each salt and pepper.
  2. Transfer the mixture to a baking sheet and form it into a 10-inch loaf.  Spread with the catsup.  Bake until cooked through, 45 to 50 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, place the potatoes in a large pot of enough water to cover and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer until tender, 14 to 18 minutes.  Drain the potatoes and return them to the pot.  Mash with the buttermilk, oil, 1/2 tsp salt, and 1/4 tsp pepper.
  4. Serve the meat loaf with the potatoes and the marinara sauce, if using.

Recipe and image used is from here.

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