Healthy, Quick Thanksgiving Turkey

Healthy Thanksgiving Recipe

Healthy Thanksgiving RecipeOne of my favorite healthy recipes for this time of year is my turkey breast meat loaf. Turkey is a great source of lean protein and it tastes great! Onions and garlic contain chemicals that can lower your blood pressure and cholesterol. Carrots contain the pigment called beta carotene which is an important antioxidant known to help fight cancer.

This healthy recipe also contains high-fiber oats which are a great source of complex carbohydrates that can keep your blood sugar balanced and your bowels regular. The tomato paste and sauce in this healthy recipe contain lycopene, an antioxidant which has been known to reduce the growth of cancer cells.The added egg whites really gives this healthy recipe the low-calorie, high-protein power food you need.

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Healthy, Quick Thanksgiving Turkey

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lb ground turkey breast
  • 1 cup minced onion
  • 1-2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 cup minced cooked carrots
  • 1/2 cup minced celery
  • 1/2 cup minced parsley
  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 1 cup whole wheat bread crumbs
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste
  • 3 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 3 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup light BBQ sauce
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 4-5 egg whites
  • Tobasco sauce to taste
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce

Directions

Combine all ingredients, except tomato sauce, and mix well.
Spray meatloaf pan with olive oil.
Pour mixture into pan and cover.
Bake for 45 minutes at 375 F.
Remove from oven and pour tomato sauce over the meat loaf and bake for another 25 minutes uncovered.
Remove from the oven and let stand for 30 minutes before slicing.