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Savory Italian Meatloaf

A Healthy Prediabetes Recipe

MeatloafThis healthy rendition gives you all the comfort of the classic dish without the fat and calories. Easy to make, our meatloaf is perfect for any day of the week and features a tasty Easy Marinara Sauce. Vitamin B5 is commonly found in whole grain products, mushrooms and kale, which is used in this recipe. You can also use this recipe to make meatballs–just serve it as an appetizer with the marinara sauce.

Serves 8

1 1/2 slices sprouted grain bread, diced
1/2 cup onion, diced small
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 celery ribs, diced small
1/2 cup carrots, diced small
2 garlic cloves, minced
24 ounces ground turkey
2 egg whites
2 teaspoons mustard
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon ground pepper
1/2 teaspoon hot sauce or 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper
2 teaspoons thyme, chopped

Easy Marinara Sauce:
1 small onion, diced small
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 15-ounce can chopped tomato
3 sprigs fresh thyme or 1 tablespoon dried thyme
1 tablespoon oregano
1 tablespoon basil, lightly chopped

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In saucepan, sauté onions with olive oil until soft.

2. Add celery and carrots. Cook until soft, about 9 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant. Remove from heat and cool.

3. Once chilled, add vegetables to the turkey along with eggs, bread, mustard, salt, pepper, hot sauce and thyme. Mix together and shape into two large loaves or 4-6 individual loaves. Bake in oven for 30-40 minutes. Serve with Easy Marinara Sauce.

For Easy Marinara Sauce:
1. Sauté onion in olive oil until soft and translucent. Add garlic and cook until fragrant. Add remaining ingredients except basil. Cook on low heat for 30 minutes.

2. Remove from heat and stir in basil and salt and pepper to taste.

Nutrition Facts
Per Serving: 188 calories, 8g total fat, 2g saturated fat, 60mg cholesterol, 547mg sodium, 199mg potassium, 9g total carbohydrate, 2g dietary fiber, 18g protein

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