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Lighten Up with this Easy Turkey and Apple Meatloaf



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This is a light, flavorful twist on a classic meatloaf.  To make it skinny, I’m using ground turkey and adding grated apples, shredded onions and carrots, egg whites and wonderful Milton’s multigrain bread, for the crumbs. In addition, free-forming the meatloaf allows the excess fat from the turkey to remain on pan, not in the loaf.  The crowning glory is the honey mustard glaze.  The skinny for a 2 slice serving, 180 calories, 3 grams of fat and 5 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS.  Pure yumminess!

Prep Time: 20 min
Bake Time: 1 hour


Ingredients for Meatloaf:

1 slice multigrain bread or whole wheat bread, I used Milton’s multigrain bread

½ cup unsweetened apple juice

1 pound ground turkey (93%)

1 cup onion, shredded or finely chopped

1 medium apple, peeled and grated, about 1 cup

½ cup carrots, shredded

2 egg whites

1 teaspoon dried sage

1 teaspoon dried thyme

½ teaspoon salt

Fresh ground pepper, to taste


Ingredients for Topping:

2 tablespoons honey

1½ tablespoons wholegrain Dijon mustard or regular Dijon mustard, see shopping tip


Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking pan with foil.

2. In a blender, add 1 slice of bread and pulse into crumbs.

3. In a large bowl, add crumbs and all remaining meatloaf ingredients except topping ingredients. Mix by hand until well blended. Form into a loaf, about 12” X 4” on foil lined baking pan.

4. In a small bowl, mix together honey and mustard. Spread over top of meatloaf.

5. Bake in oven for 1 hour.  Let rest for 10 minutes before slicing.

Makes 12 slices, 2 slices per serving


Healthy Benefit and Prep Tip

Free forming meatloaf will cut out a lot of calories and fat. Once baked, most of the fat oozes onto the pan, as shown in this photo!

 

 

 

Shopping Tips
On supermarket shelves these days, you’ll  find another Dijon mustard that is coarser in texture and spotted with brown seeds. The accurate name for this version is “whole grain” mustard, as the seeds are not ground, but mixed whole with other ingredients, such as white wine and spices. It’s also known by a host of other names, such as old-style mustard, grainy Dijon mustard, or moutarde en grains (seed-style mustard).

I love using Miton’s Multigrain bread to make bread crumbs. You’ll find it at most supermarkets, Trader Joe’s and Costco.


Serving Tips

Serve with my recipe for Just Delicious Baked Sweet Potatoes or Dreamy, Dairy Free, Skinny Mashed Potatoes and steamed broccoli with a little reduced-fat butter or Smart Balance Light melted on top, if desired.


Weight Watchers
(old points) 3

Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 5

SKINNY FACTS: for 2 slices
180 calories, 3g fat, 20g protein, 19g carbs, 2g fiber, 285mg sodium, 11g sugar
FAT FACTS: for 2 slices (baked in meatloaf pan not free formed)
200 calories, 7g fat, 17g protein, 19g carbs, 2 g fiber, 386mg sodium, 11g sugar

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5 Responses to “Lighten Up with this Easy Turkey and Apple Meatloaf

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  1. Lighten Up with this Easy Turkey and Apple Meatloaf

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  2. Minnie(@thelady8home) Says:

    This looks so yummy!!!! Thanks a lot for the helpful tip especially with adding the photograph to make it more clear. :)

  3. admin Says:

    Thanks Minnie. This is one of my favorite tips when making any kind of meatloaf!

  4. Kristi Rimkus Says:

    What a terrific idea. You see chicken and apple – pork and apple, but I’ve not see this combination.

  5. admin Says:

    Thanks Kristi!

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