Modernize Your Meatloaf

turkey meatloaf recipeI am always looking for ways to modernize a favorite meal to give it more nutritional bang for each bite.  I took my mother’s meatloaf meal; beef meatloaf, mashed potatoes with gravy, corn and bread and butter, and gave it a little meatloaf meal make-over.  I made this meal the other night and it was a hit with everyone, even my little one that refuses to like mushrooms. (Cut them up really small, they’ll never know)  Here is my turkey meatloaf recipe:

Turkey Meatloaf Recipe

2 lbs ground turkey

1 cup white button mushrooms, finely chopped

1 cup white onion, finely chopped

2 slices of whole wheat bread, finely crumbled

1  15 oz can of plain tomato sauce

2 eggs, beaten

1 package of McCormick Meatloaf Mix (my favorite flashback ingredient from the 70’s)

Preheat oven to 375.  Combine turkey, mushrooms, onions, bread crumbs, eggs and meatloaf mix.  Stir in one cup of tomato sauce.  Place meat mixture in a meatloaf pan and top with more of the plain tomato sauce.  For easy clean-up, place your meatloaf pan on a foil lined cookie sheet. Place in oven and bake for one hour or until cooked through.

I switched out my sides for  more nutrient dense options:

Corn was switched for broccoli: more vitamins, minerals, fiber.  When eaten with mushrooms and onions, they work together giving your body super immunity powers!

Mashed potatoes with gravy was switched for baby red, purple and white boiled potatoes with sea salt, butter and fresh parsley: darker skinned potatoes have more nutrients, parsley helps with digestion.

Lady dress and apron are optional!

Keep it Real. Keep it Simple. Make it Matter. -Andrea

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